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Blessed beyond deserving, that's me. The new GT shown in the attached shot on the evening it arrived with the gal who has been hanging on the back of my bikes since 1971. If you have not ridden one of these new GT's, go do it. The suspension is amazing. The bike is so nimble. I added the top case today. I now have LT storage and GT speed/handling. The only thing I don't like about this new GT is the horn.
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The only thing I don't like about this new GT is the horn.
The only reason the horn sounds funny is...everything sounds different when you're moving faster than the speed of sound.

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The only thing I don't like about this new GT is the horn.
I have to agree. The GT horn sounds like an LT horn after being neutered.
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OK, Rob...I give up....Is that Huntington Beach, maybe Pier W????


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The only reason the horn sounds funny is...everything sounds different when you're moving faster than the speed of sound.

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Interesting that Joe has not mentioned the new GT's horn in any of his many GT-related posts. Why is that, Joe? Is the horn truly anemic or otherwise insufficient?

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Interesting that Joe has not mentioned the new GT's horn in any of his many GT-related posts. Why is that, Joe? Is the horn truly anemic or otherwise insufficient?
A horn being "loud enough" is a relative thing. Compare the GT's horn to the LT's, and it is whimpy...or almost laughable. But compare the GT's horn to just about every jap bike out there and it is probably louder than most. I almost NEVER sound a horn anyway. To me, it's a non-issue. Really.
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Question GT horn blows!

First, the scene of the GT/SO shot is Vermillion, OH, on the edge of Lake Erie, the world's 12th largest lake. The parking area is next to the Maritime Museum which hosts an exhibit about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its twenty-nine men who died on November 10, 1975. The best resturant in Ohio, many folks believe is 50 yards from this spot, Chez Francois. For example, a clip from their site..."Our regular wine list has over 300 wines listed and our Captainís List has over 600 listed. We focus our lists on French and American wines but we also span the globe for outstanding wines." Two gentlemen do a world class menu and one of the best wine list I have found after 30+ trips to Europe.

Now, the horn on the GT blows! It is going ASAP. The LT horn was delicious! People knew an elegant machine was making a statement. This GT horn reminds me of the horn I heard on a scotter the last time I was in Tokyo. I can't believe they put this nasty noise maker on the GT.

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...Now, the horn on the GT blows! It is going ASAP. The LT horn was delicious! People knew an elegant machine was making a statement. This GT horn reminds me of the horn I heard on a scotter the last time I was in Tokyo. I can't believe they put this nasty noise maker on the GT.

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http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...64726080703586

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Howard,

If, after viewing this video, Rob entertains any intentions of hitting the streets on a hornblowing spree, better for the innocent folks in Bay Village that he not upgrade that GT horn! (The local cartiologists might disagree, however.)

Thanks for the entertainment. My kids loved it.

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Talking locomotive horn

LMAO! Superb! Raffie outta sell 'em. Can I get that in CHROME with a VIDEO CAM built in?

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LMAO! Superb! Raffie outta sell 'em. Can I get that in CHROME with a VIDEO CAM built in?
Isn't that the funniest thing ever? I'm torn between laughing hysterically and being mad at the young punks who ride around scaring people. There is another (better quality) video of the same-type thing; I'll post it if I can find it.

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fas,do you miss reverse that you had on your LT?
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fas,do you miss reverse that you had on your LT?
fas will answer...but having reverse on a 550# bike would be extremely unnecessary, IMHO.
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Talking First GT Road Trip...WUNDERBAR!

SO and I blasted from Bay Village to Pittsburgh for the Vintage Race and Car Show in Schneley Park, Pittsburgh, PA. We visited old college pals. Over 1,000 cars of EVERY make. Now 735 miles on the Grey Gouse in 9 days of ownership. The GT has been flawless, stunningly fast, and it provides a very amazing ride quality. I loved the LT. But, this GT is much closer to my desires. I had it loaded, including the new top case. Per the computer we ran at 47.4 MPG [I'm 185 and SO is 105]. I had the cruise set for 80 or 90, depending on traffic. Bursts to triple digits in the wide open. I really appreciate the lower weight and power increase compared to the LT. The GT is so nimble, flickable. Due to cell phone SUV folks, had one tight spot at speed. Just hit the power and GONE.

No, I do not miss reverse. Truth be told, I NEVER used my reverse in the four years I rode my LT. Riding since '71, I have a habit of parking so I can get going easily. I agree with Joe, the GT does not need it. Turns on a dime.

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Did I see you westbound on the OH turnpike today around 5pm?!
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First, the scene of the GT/SO shot is Vermillion, OH, on the edge of Lake Erie, the world's 12th largest lake. The parking area is next to the Maritime Museum which hosts an exhibit about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its twenty-nine men who died on November 10, 1975. The best resturant in Ohio, many folks believe is 50 yards from this spot, Chez Francois. For example, a clip from their site..."Our regular wine list has over 300 wines listed and our Captainís List has over 600 listed. We focus our lists on French and American wines but we also span the globe for outstanding wines." Two gentlemen do a world class menu and one of the best wine list I have found after 30+ trips to Europe.

Now, the horn on the GT blows! It is going ASAP. The LT horn was delicious! People knew an elegant machine was making a statement. This GT horn reminds me of the horn I heard on a scotter the last time I was in Tokyo. I can't believe they put this nasty noise maker on the GT.

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Chez Francois is owned by a friend of my brother, actually his college roommate, Matt Mars. Excellent grub! If you have the time, I highly recommend it!

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Unless you are dumb enough to park downhill with the front tire butted against a log so it doesn't roll forward, and you only have a 30" inseam!

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Unless you are dumb enough to park downhill with the front tire butted against a log so it doesn't roll forward, and you only have a 30" inseam!
One I figured out the inference...I about fell on the floor laughing!
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Our EURO Moderator is Scotch/RLMR . . .better change the game to something else lest you be banned to the OTHER BIKES forum or JoMomma FOREVER!

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What brand of scotch is he? A single malted no doubt! If he came from Scotland, he'd be Scots. So as I was saying "scotter...."
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What brand of scotch is he? A single malted no doubt! If he came from Scotland, he'd be Scots. So as I was saying "scotter...."
Well, you have to keep track of what forum you are commenting; forgot I was on the KLT forum and of course my comment makes no sense at all A. MOERATOR not Scotch B: There is no JoMomma forum.

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Interesting that Joe has not mentioned the new GT's horn in any of his many GT-related posts. Why is that, Joe? Is the horn truly anemic or otherwise insufficient?

heheheh, he gets a laugh out of it i'l tell ya, I never heard him blow the horn on the lt but he does onthe gt and sits there and laughs, that should explain the horn <g>

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Hey Tom, have you heard from Gary (Jinks) lately. I have not seen him in awhile. I know he's building in Ormond Bch, guess he's been busy.

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yup talk to him quite often, i tried calling him a bit ago to let him know it was pretty warm here (75 degrees at the time) Their place looks cool, and he is trying to get it finished up, then he is going to buy me a New GT <g>

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First, the scene of the GT/SO shot is Vermillion, OH, on the edge of Lake Erie, the world's 12th largest lake. The parking area is next to the Maritime Museum which hosts an exhibit about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its twenty-nine men who died on November 10, 1975. The best resturant in Ohio, many folks believe is 50 yards from this spot, Chez Francois. For example, a clip from their site..."Our regular wine list has over 300 wines listed and our Captainís List has over 600 listed. We focus our lists on French and American wines but we also span the globe for outstanding wines." Two gentlemen do a world class menu and one of the best wine list I have found after 30+ trips to Europe.

Now, the horn on the GT blows! It is going ASAP. The LT horn was delicious! People knew an elegant machine was making a statement. This GT horn reminds me of the horn I heard on a scotter the last time I was in Tokyo. I can't believe they put this nasty noise maker on the GT.

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Was at that same place two years ago. Couldn't see crap due to the rain and the fog. Walked the pier and only was able to see the sand! Mosquitos were flying around like it was their last day.

I thought that the Museum was at Whitefish Point, Mi?

TOTALLY MISSED THIS WORLD CLASS RESTAURANT, where is it?

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Note, I am only a fan. No financial affiliation at all. Jackets required. But, they have a deck where "BIKERS" can enjoy the world class kitchen and be wearing riding gear, shorts, whatever. Right on the river where it meets the lake. Lots of boat traffic as you savour the vitals.

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