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I think I want a K1300GT.........

Did that just come off my finger tips????????

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Really? A shiny new toy, just for you? How can you resist.

Hell, I'd be happy with just your cast-offs.

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Careful John. You just might get more speeding tickets.
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Go for it, you won't regret it.



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Re: I think I want a K1300GT.........

Just do it.


You will not be sad.


You will be wearing a big-ass grin the first time the tach swings past 7000 rpms and you hold it to 10,500.


You will miss your LT...


...and then you'll shift into 3rd.

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You will miss your LT...

...and then you'll shift into 3rd.
I took my first roadtrip on the GT down into Tenn, NC, and the north GA mountains. I was flying through some switchbacks when I could see the tail lights of another bike up ahead. I come around a switchback, and I had him in full view. A Pacific Blue LT just like the one I just sold to buy my GT. A few curves later a passed him and waved, as did he. I just grinned in my helmet as he disappeared. I knew I had made the right decision from that point on . . .
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Re: I think I want a K1300GT.........

Why not an RT, you guys........?? Rode my RTP today, and I think I would like GT more for horsepower and no buzzing bars..........true??

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Re: I think I want a K1300GT.........

Well, yes Motorman. The RT does buzz a bit but not too bad. The 1200 is smoother than the 1150, IMO. The GT is a fine piece of equipment no doubt but, 20K+ is a bit more than I can swing. I think the RT will do everything a GT will do with a few exceptions and with better wind protection, and leg room.

But if you ride an RTP 8-9 hours a day a GT would be a refreshing change. We traded out of the 1150 RTPs and stepped up to the 1200s. Please don't buy a blue one. It's about the ugliest motorcycle I've ever seen!!

(only cause I want one..)
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Why not an RT, you guys........?? Rode my RTP today, and I think I would like GT more for horsepower and no buzzing bars..........true??
I was gonna say that the RT is a leetle more nimble in the tweestee bits, then I realized who I was talking to and what you can do with an LT.

Test ride the GT, you'll really like it.



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Why not an RT, you guys........?? Rode my RTP today, and I think I would like GT more for horsepower and no buzzing bars..........true??

To be fair the only time I ever feel my boxer buzz the bars is when I am on the throttle hard. Hard throttle and load on my GT produced a course buzz as well.

Steady throttle, both engines are nice and smooth.
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All you guys giving advise to John on buying an RT do realize that he rides an RT EVERY DAY at work, don't you?!?!
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That's why he needs a GT. It will also bring him closer to his work fellers. As in, side of the road contact, trading ID for a carbonless receipt, closer.



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