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Thread: Trading up from '02 1150rt

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    Registered User
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    Aug 2008
    North Carolina

    Trading up from '02 1150rt

    I'm thinking about trading up from my '02 1150rt to a newer version. What are the additions on the 1150 in '04? And would it be worth the trade unless I went to the 1200?

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    Rally Rat
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    virtually no difference in the various years of the 1150s other than in 2004 they went to twin sparks. That said, go for the 1200. A far, far better machine in every way. I had a 2003 R1150R and traded for a 2008 R1200R. I love the bike. Lighter, more power, better handling, much bigger bags, and an improved electrical system (can/bus--the luddites hate it, like they do for all new things).

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    DrPaul DrPaul's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Bartlesville, OK
    You are struggling with the same question I had last year. I bought my '02 R1150RT with ~ 20K miles. It surged despite meticulous tuning and a Techlusion fuel management add-on. That, coupled with a seemingly-higher-than-expected FD and tranny output shaft spline failure, I jumped on a nice '04 with 12K miles. It runs much better with no surge. After another 12K miles I am very happy!
    DrPaul - 2008 K1200GT, 1973 R75/5
    2004 R1150RT - sold,1974 R90/6 - sold
    2002 R1150RT - sold,1987 K75S - sold

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