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post #1 of 4 Old Oct 15th, 2016, 6:16 am Thread Starter
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K1600GTL width

As mentioned in another thread, I'm thinking of going from a 2007 R1200RT to a K1600GTL.
My concern is the width of the bike, as I have quite a narrow side entrance at my house for access to my shed at the back.
The RT fits through it (with side cases removed to prevent scratching them between the walls) but very little space either side at the mirrors.
The RT spec is listed at 905mm wide while the GTL is listed at 1000mm wide (I presume the widest points are at the mirrors for both bikes) so I could have a problem getting the bike through the side entrance.
While I would also remove the side cases from the GTL, I presume the widest point is at the mirrors which is 1000mm as listed, so I'm wondering if the mirrors can be folded in, or are they rigid like on the RT?
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The mirrors can easily be rotated up to save space.

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Re: K1600GTL width

I have a narrow space as well. Mirrors UP: 45" width. Mirrors DOWN: 35" width.

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I have a narrow space as well. Mirrors UP: 45" width. Mirrors DOWN: 35" width.
That's great, thanks for that.
Am away for a few days, so I will measure the narrow part of my side entrance when I get back, so that will help me make my purchase decision.
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