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Headed to Pandora's tomorrow...

Decided to get rid of the GS so I am not tempted to go off roading and bust up my body worse than it is. But what will I ride home on? Looking at a 09 K1300GT, Don's old K1600 GT or a new K1600GT. What will it be?

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Re: Headed to Pandora's tomorrow...

Hey John, have you considered an RT?
I just went from my 3rd LT to an RT and loving the lighter weight and quicker response. Although I am losing comfort, especially 2-up, I am farkelizing as much as I did on the LT.

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Re: Headed to Pandora's tomorrow...

Hexhead RT. I need to have a 'Zeiler' leading the way. I don't feel I've lost that much comfort (although you can't beat that brick smoooth motor). Wife agrees, and actually likes the 49L back rest better.

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Re: Headed to Pandora's tomorrow...

John, for what it's worth I too am loving my '11 RT. My LT's were great but the lighter weight, responsive handling, and ease of maintenance makes the RT pleasure to own. Give one a try.

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Re: Headed to Pandora's tomorrow...

Well first off the LT stays as that is Jean's favorite ride. I just needed to get rid of the GS before I hurt myself in the dirt. This will be my canyon carver and commute bike. And I wanted to get away from the boxer engine as well and get a wet clutch.

Ended up with a sweet K1300GT with 2 years of warranty. Very happy with it except it has a Corbin seat. Need to find a stock one. Had a fun ride back from Chattanooga up over the mountain on 27, in the rain what a hoot that thing is in the corners.

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We were riding back up from Florida today so sorry to have missed you while back in Chattanooga

Congrats on your new scoot bro'!

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Skip the stock and get a Bill Meyer! I had a Corbin on my 2007 1200Gt but my butt fell in love with the Bill Meyer saddle.

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I think I have my stock saddle stock grey front seat. It's yours if you want it. I'll check in the AM.

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I think I have my stock saddle stock grey front seat. It's yours if you want it. I'll check in the AM.
Thanks Rob, you da man. I want to try the high setting and the Corbin will not allow that. Rode the new girl again today what a hoot! I plan to get a better seat but usually you need a stock seat pan.

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2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
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