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    K1300S - which year?

    Hello,

    A few years ago I had a 2012 K1300S, really enjoyed it, but had some stalling issues, one of them in a sandy parking area, which was a bit scary. Sold the bike, got other bikes, but always missed the K1300S.

    Now my wife is strongly encouraging me to get the bike of my dreams, will look for one in a few weeks, can't wait to be back on one!

    I did some research, but could not find clear information as to which model year would be best. It looks like some changes/improvements were made over the years. Are e.g. 2015 models in any way "better" than let's say a 2013 model?

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Greetings from Colorado,
    Armin

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    I don't remember any changes from 2013 to 2015.

    The only change I remember after 2011 was the cam chain jump guard was installed at the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I don't remember any changes from 2013 to 2015.

    The only change I remember after 2011 was the cam chain jump guard was installed at the factory.
    The problem with cam chain jump was on the 1200 engine, with the 1300 engine from 2009 that was already fixed from factory, this is what was told to me by dealer, Later also verified by Bmw in Sweden via email when i looked up the service history regarding recalls from Bmw.

    Maybe was different in the US ?
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    Thank you for the responses!

    For the K1300S, does the model year matter in terms of stalling or was the stalling addressed by software updates for some/all model years?

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattias_k1300 View Post
    The problem with cam chain jump was on the 1200 engine, with the 1300 engine from 2009 that was already fixed from factory, this is what was told to me by dealer, Later also verified by Bmw in Sweden via email when i looked up the service history regarding recalls from Bmw.

    Maybe was different in the US ?
    Changes were made to the K1300 to help with the cam chain problem, but the jump guard was not added until 2012 or so.
    We had to take both of our 2011 K1300Ss in to have the jump guard added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QTreiber View Post
    Thank you for the responses!

    For the K1300S, does the model year matter in terms of stalling or was the stalling addressed by software updates for some/all model years?

    Cheers.
    Armin
    I think it was the 2005 or 2006 K1200 that had a airbox problem that caused stalling and poor idle.
    There were a few K1300s with a stalling problem, but I don't it was certain years.
    I knew a woman with a 2011 tri color with a stalling problem. I think her problem was caused by deposits in the throttle bodies.
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    Armin, http://www.i-bmw.com/index.php? has a lot of K1300 owners and is a good site to find info on that modle.
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