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Old 08-08-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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The BMW K1200GT / 1300GT / 1600GT thread.

2003 - 2005 K1200GT



2006 - 2008 K1200GT



K1300GT



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Post up you pics, ideas, issues, mods or whatever you want related to the K GTs here.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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I just bought a sweet, 3,800 mile 2009 K1300GT in Los Angeles and rode home to Denver.

Planning a Russell Day long Saddle and a taller/wider windscreen. Other than that the bike is awesome!

A few pics from the trip home-

Climbing up the west side of Ebbets Pass-



Descending down the west side-



Teton Passoverlook of Jackson Hole, Wyoming-

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:19 AM   #3
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The big K always puts a smile on my face.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:36 AM   #4
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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The previous owner installed a set of Clearwater Darla LEd lights on the lower forks & they work great.

There is a rheostat mounted on the left handlebar and allows full adjustment of the brightness, low for daytime visibility and high for night riding and lane-splitting in California
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:58 PM   #6
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I always chuckle when I see the 1200GT on the street -- the slab side of the fairing is HUGE!!!
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GT Heaven. Owned a K1200GT and then a K1600GT. Both fantastic machines, and great looking too---especially in a blur when they passed at speed.

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Windshields- what has worked for you?

I have a Tall BMW shield installed & the wind hits me square in the middle of the helmet-
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Windshields- what has worked for you?

I have a Tall BMW shield installed & the wind hits me square in the middle of the helmet-
Hondo, I changed out both the K1200 and K1600 stock screens. Both were flimsy and neither one did what I wanted.

I had 2 Cee Bailey screens for each machine. Not a bad investment, I sold the screens separately when I sold the bikes.

Got one that was a couple inches taller and wider than stock for touring/cold weather and their shorty for summer riding. The taller screen gave me better protection than the stocker (I'm 6'1") and the shorty provided nice clean air and with the electric adjustment, I could still raise it as needed for more protection. I don't look for a quiet air pocket behind the windscreen but if you do CB has taller screens too.

My 2 cents...
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Hondo, I changed out both the K1200 and K1600 stock screens. Both were flimsy and neither one did what I wanted.

I had 2 Cee Bailey screens for each machine. Not a bad investment, I sold the screens separately when I sold the bikes.

Got one that was a couple inches taller and wider than stock for touring/cold weather and their shorty for summer riding. The taller screen gave me better protection than the stocker (I'm 6'1") and the shorty provided nice clean air and with the electric adjustment, I could still raise it as needed for more protection. I don't look for a quiet air pocket behind the windscreen but if you do CB has taller screens too.

My 2 cents...
I've been looking at Cee Bailey's, Aeroflow & some others.

The Aeroflow looks like it would be best, but they are pretty expensive.
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