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Old 12-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #16
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It is just too damn heavy for me to handle at low speed and in stop and go traffic.
Wobbliest bike at low speed that I've ever ridden. It's always impossible for me to come to a stop without weaving all over the place and taking two or three steps before stopping. When pushing that bike in the hills, they always feel like they want to just tuck that front wheel and have a nice nap.

That said, they sure are comfy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
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There is something to be said for that bodywork. I have a 2004 K1200GT....very similar engine/running gear. Once I was southbound on I-25 with a terrible crosswind. Had to lean it quite a bit to maintain a straight line....and was passed by a guy on an LT who was sitting upright and seemed as if there was no wind at all. Very impressive at the time. Oh, K bikes are all pigs when you have to push them around the garage, OY!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #18
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Wobbliest bike at low speed that I've ever ridden. It's always impossible for me to come to a stop without weaving all over the place and taking two or three steps before stopping. When pushing that bike in the hills, they always feel like they want to just tuck that front wheel and have a nice nap.

That said, they sure are comfy.
What he said.
My '99 was positively evil under 5mph. But over that it was sublime.
I could turn over 50 mph at a steady 75 mph with the 6-CD changer cranked up.
Smooth, plenty of power, very comfortable, a terrific long-range tourer. Not great for around town work.
I never had any mechanical issues with mine but you might check to see if the final drive unit has been replaced or worked on. They had some reasonably serious issues with that, particularly in the early years.
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