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post #1 of 8 Old Aug 19th, 2006, 6:54 pm Thread Starter
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Armrest available?

Howdy All:

I hope you are doing great.

My bike is in the shop with rear drive problems. I have not heard back from the dealer yet but am trying to prepare myself that I may be looking for a new bike. If so I want a communication system, CB, and armrests.

The bikes I am considering are the new GT or the GS Adventurer.

So, can anyone enlighten me on the two subjects of communications and armrests for the GT. I will paste this in the other forum for the GS owners for their thoughts.

Thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 8 Old Aug 19th, 2006, 8:29 pm
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I don't think you're going to get armrests on the GT, not as much material nor a standard attached trunk to mount them to, not to mention the aftermarket isn't tooled up for anything like that yet (at least that i'm aware of). There is no BMW option for a comm system, but the aftermarket has options you can add yourself.

I have to ask - you're requiring some of the most popular and easy to integrate options of the LT. Why not get a new one?

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So, can anyone enlighten me on the two subjects of communications and armrests for the GT.
Autocom, Baehr, Starcom, Interride, etc., will all work on the GT. I currently run my Radar, Garmin 2720 GPS, Sirius Streamer GT, iPod, and ICOM GMRS Radio through an Autocom mounted in the place a BMW toolkit would go if BMW gave you one. I power everything through a switched relay to a Centech AP-1 fuse panel mounted on top of the battery. Radar and Satellite are mounted on Panavise mounts (similar to RAM mounts) in the unused mirror bosses. The GPS is mounted on the BMW GPS Mount for the K1200GT. The iPod and ICOM sit in the tankbag.

Armrests? What would you attach them to? The 49 liter topcase is the same as on the R1200RT. I doubt there's any way you could fasten armrests to it.


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Howdy David:

I hope you are having a good weekend.

I might consider another LT. It has been a great bike. I just have an itching for maybe something else. The GS has always appealed to me. And the new GT has so much cool technology.

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The GS has always appealed to me. And the new GT has so much cool technology.
Hang tight. The new LT will have most, if not all of it too. And if you're looking for armrests, I don't think the GT or GS is really what you're looking for.
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A new LT is on the way in a year or so and will most likely be based on the GT. YOu may want to wait for that.

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I might consider another LT. It has been a great bike. I just have an itching for maybe something else. The GS has always appealed to me. And the new GT has so much cool technology.
Hi, Tony -- good to see ya back! Test ride the GT -- you may love it; I did, but I didn't "fit". I went with another LT. So, if you end up being one of the few that doesn't jump ship to the (amazing) new GT, you won't be alone

Oh, and for the record for the newer arrivals to the group, I want to note that Tony is still my hero! He was brave (foolish??) enough to volunteer his then-new LT to be the very first bike strip-down/service demonstration "victim" at a CCR -- all the way back to the CCR in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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You mean the "oh my God! What have I got myself into?" look on his face?



How about the "oh, sure, let's strip the bike down for a cannisterectomy"



Or maybe the "Hey Stick, do you remember how this fits together?"



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