Help me decide!!!!

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ploco, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ploco

    ploco New Member

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    I am look at my first real bike. I found two bikes that are in my price range.. a 2003 RK with 20,000 miles, apes, rear tour pack or a 2005 RK 20000 with the extended warranty until 2010? How do I choose?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I would choose the 2005 RK 20000 with the extended warranty until 2010 as long as the valve seals were replaced already. They had a problem with them.
     
  3. WHM1

    WHM1 Junior Member

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    That is an easy decision.... the 2005 with extended warranty.
     
  4. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    I would go with the 2005 also. Not a big fan of apes and the tour pack and any other accs are easy to add on.
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    If you are talking "real apes" on your first big bike? Probably not the best plan. You can always add that kind of thing once you are very comfortable riding the bike.

    TQ
     
  6. Duffer

    Duffer Active Member

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    I love my 05 and the warranty is an absolute plus
     
  7. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Are you taking a loan?Not sure what your price range is but keep in mind if you take a loan, interest rates are better on new bikes than old.A used bike loan at 10 percent intertest may end up being the same payment as a new bike at 7 perc.Just something to consider when shopping bikes.
     
  8. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Glider,,,how big of a problem was this on the 05 RK? Any other years added to this that you know of?
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Just the 05 models from inferior valve seals. The MOCO picked up the tab to replace the bad ones that used oil because of the seals.