Originally Posted by RODCAYLOR
I was in BMW of Atlanta today for 6000 mile service. I have a 07 K1200gt that came with OEM Z6 tires. The rear was down to the wear bars and the front had a few of the grooves to the left of center that were worn smooth at the center. From reading that this tire can go from looking good to showing cords on the rear within a couple hundred miles, I chose to have new tires put on today to save a trip back in a couple of weeks. I could have probably gotten 1000 miles on the old set, but did not want to risk a tire failure.
I opted for the new Z6 interacts.
They did not have the PR2 2ct in stock, only the PR2 in single compound; I figured these would wear out very quick. But they did have a Bridgestone BT21 ? I was told these were the replacement for the BT020. They looked good, but had an extremely stiff sidewall.?
I only road back home on these new tires (approx. 60 miles). If the rain will let up this weekend, I will get to try them out in the N. Ga. mtns.
They did feel better on the interstate, especially when changing lanes and hitting the little reflectors in the road. The OEM Z6's took these as a hard hit, the new Z6 interacts feels alot softer when hitting these reflectors. Maybe its just the difference between new and worn out tires???
There was a silver GT on a rack in the back of service, maybe its is yours?
It had a Rick Mayers seat and a very unusual mount for a Zumo and antenna.
If it is yours, and if you don't mind, I would like to inquire about all of these.
I have a Corbin seat, don't use it, too hard for me.
The Rick Mayer seat, if I was to order one like yours, what style # or part # would I ask for?
I have a Zumo in a BMW mount, but I cannot use an engage tankbag that I bought with the GPS. They hit each other.
The mount on your bike looks like it would solve this problem. I have never seen one like it before.!! Also, the antenna mount, where did you get it. It looks like it is attached on the top of Surburban barbacks.
Does the height of this GPS mount (Zumo), obstruct the vision of any of the gauges, OBC, or clock??
Also, the lockable mount for the zumo, who makes it?
Sorry, to hear about the problem with your bike. Hopefully, you will have it back soon.
The service and parts dept. at BMW of Atlanta seem like they are a bunch of good guys.
P.S. Let me know if you would like to meet up sometime for a ride in the mtns.
Yep, that's my bike. Rick Mayer makes custom saddles for each customer based on picture sent to him, but there is only one style for the GT. You can get leather or vinyl. See his site:
The handlebar mount is from GadgetGuy and the locking mount is from Touratech:
The XM antenna mount was custom made for me by a friend of mine who does custom auto restoration. I made the template and he hand made it from a sheet of 1/4" aluminum. He doesn't want to make more (I already asked him as several people have ask). Too bad, if I had one of the water jet thing-a-ma-bobbers, I'd be in business.
I'm short a 68", but can see the instrument panel pretty well. Only the clock is difficult for me to see. I have a custom tankbag made by Linda T and absolutely love it. See picture below. I originally had the BMW GPS mount but the size of the bag blocked my view. I switched to the current mount and everything is great. Actually, Linda made the bag a little taller than we had originally planned.
I'd love to meet up with you and ride in the mountain. I was up in TN, KT, WV, VA, and NC two weeks ago.