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Old 12-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #16
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it's odd how some women will decide they don't want anything to do with a bike just by the way it looks. I have never owned either of the bikes in question, but from the comments so far, it seems passengers prefer the GS.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:02 AM   #17
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It sounds like the decision just got easier, buy the one you like and leave your wife at home!
I doubt your son cares which he is on as long as it is a bike! Me, I would get the K1600GT, that is the right engine for a sport tourer, but the wrong engine for a touring bike!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:37 AM   #18
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I almost traded my 09 GS on a new 1600GT. Very glad I did not. Test rode a GTL, my legs are much too long and it was very uncomfortable. The GT fits me well, but still not as comfy as the trusty GS, which fits me perfectly. I am 6', with 34' inseam. The windprotection is awesome on the GT, no so much on the GS, even with an aeroflow screen. The GT is very powerful with the associated twitchy (read very touchy) thottle. Both handle very well, the GS more so in my hands. Gas milage is about the same at superslab speeds, I thought the GT would be better. At the end of the day, the GT is a very heavy road bike with wonderful manners, but heaven forbid you should have to turn it around on a narrow, unimproved road- again,it is a very heavy beast. So, I use the GT on long paved highway road trips, and the GS when I will go down more adventuresome paths. Very thankful to have both! Good luck on your decision!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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All the feedback is greatly appreciated. I am pretty much evenly split on which one I want, however in order to keep the Wife somewhat happy, I believe I'll be going with the GTL. (She would prefer that I buy another ElectraGlide).
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:09 AM   #20
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I'm going to pick up my new GTL today!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #21
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I'm going to pick up my new GTL today!
congrats - I've had mine about a year now - love it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:18 AM   #22
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The GSA is a fantastic machine. I've owned 2. If you are a guy who likes to accelerate, it may not be a great choice compared to the gtl.

I know, I know, the GSA makes plenty of power for it's intended use, but I would have preferred 25 more ponies.

There is a water cooled GS coming out and it should make more beans....

I bet a GSA could beat a gtl though, in the twisties. Until the corner exits.

Passenger comfort? Get an Ultra.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #23
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I'm going to pick up my new GTL today!
Congrats. Whatever choice you made, you could not go wrong. Enjoy your new ride! It is a special motorcycle!
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #24
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I'm going to pick up my new GTL today!
Congrats!! Fantastic machine.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:20 PM   #25
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Congrats! Where's the pics? The GTL is definitely a bike I've wanted to ride. By all accounts, it's amazing.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #26
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Congrats! Where's the pics?
I have plenty of pics, but I don't have a photobucket account to host them on.
I've had to work all weekend so far, so I've only ridden about 100 miles so far. It is definately a fun ride!
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