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post #1 of 22 Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 10:51 am Thread Starter
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What's wrong with this bike?


Take a double breather

Miles of smiles of miles of smiles of...
The hardest thing to do on a K1200LT is riding it home.

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I just get a Red X, no picture. Regardless, I'm sure it's a sad sight.

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I just get a Red X, no picture. Regardless, I'm sure it's a sad sight.
It's a link to here: http://picasaweb.google.nl/Flipachic...28145408548258

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Extra (dummy) exhaust for hauling tools?

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Took me a while to figure out that it still has the stock trunk handle. :-)

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Man some awesome pictures.

Anyone else scroll the Album?

The "rat" bike is too cool

The three wheel is nice.

Is that trike nice or what?

Some truly great paint on some of them.

Is that a k motor in the cut away motor shot

Nice share.....................

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Man some awesome pictures.

Anyone else scroll the Album?
Yes I agree on the pictures is the album.. Some really awesome murals on some of those LTs.

I wonder if the LCD screen on the odiments box lid was a GPS or TV..

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My favorite is the molded-in Aux. lights

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Extra (dummy) exhaust for hauling tools?
This could be an Ari farkle, an exhaust looking tool box.

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I wonder if the LCD screen on the odiments box lid was a GPS or TV..
Backup camera screen
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Backup camera screen
Hmmm.. I had not thought of that one... but a surely a possibility.

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I wonder if the LCD screen on the odiments box lid was a GPS or TV..
It is a GPS unit that replaces the oddments lid, made by a German company. It looks cool and carries a cool price too.

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Big red X??


Just kidding, extra FD????

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Great pics Vic. Some wild paint jobs on some of those LTs. Thanks for sharing!

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My favorite is the molded-in Aux. lights


I LOVE those ... has anyone seen these in person? ... are they something you can buy, or are they a one-off prototype custom thing?

If these were available for sale, I think they would sell a lot of them ... same as the incredible built in screen below ... this would be AMAZING as a GPS unit, or even a small tablet PC



I know that the GPS screen/radio cover is a one of a kind custom thing, but wow it looks great - if I can find a shop that works in custom fiberglass or heavy duty plastic in the Twin Cities I might inquire into how much money and work is involved in something like this
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I know that the GPS screen/radio cover is a one of a kind custom thing, but wow it looks great - if I can find a shop that works in custom fiberglass or heavy duty plastic in the Twin Cities I might inquire into how much money and work is involved in something like this
Read my note about 3 up.

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Take a double breather
I like the extra exhaust as a storage bin. In fact, I've had a tool tube in that same location on my LT for quite a while, though it isn't exactly exhaust shaped. It sure works though.

Oh, now I see what's wrong with that bike. Those big K12 logos on the saddlebags are just plain wrong.

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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I know that the GPS screen/radio cover is a one of a kind custom thing, but wow it looks great - if I can find a shop that works in custom fiberglass or heavy duty plastic in the Twin Cities I might inquire into how much money and work is involved in something like this
I've been using this GPS setup on my LTs for quite a few years.

The GPS unit is a VDO-Dayton MS5000, with a custom LT lid to hold the 5.8" wide color screen. I actually had to ride to the car dealer in Germany that made these lids and pay them cash, as they couldn't figure out how to do international credit cards or shipping.

It has taken me all over Europe, and with a map change, all over the US as well. Some of the newer GPS units have surpassed it with features like Bluetooth and XM radio, but I still like the large screen and relative ease of use.

The pic below isn't my bike, but it does give a good sense of the split screen capabilities.



Chris - if you want more info about this setup, PM or email me.

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I've been using this GPS setup on my LTs for quite a few years.

The GPS unit is a VDO-Dayton MS5000, with a custom LT lid to hold the 5.8" wide color screen. I actually had to ride to the car dealer in Germany that made these lids and pay them cash, as they couldn't figure out how to do international credit cards or shipping.

It has taken me all over Europe, and with a map change, all over the US as well. Some of the newer GPS units have surpassed it with features like Bluetooth and XM radio, but I still like the large screen and relative ease of use.

The pic below isn't my bike, but it does give a good sense of the split screen capabilities.



Chris - if you want more info about this setup, PM or email me.
PM sent ... that's an amazing system there with that built in screen, the nicest one I've ever seen mounted into a bike like that ... if something that's within reach and will fit my K12LT, I'll be putting serious effort into getting one of them ... I'd take a system like that over a dash or handlebar mount setup any day

There's a VDO-Dayton MS5000 on eBay right now (item 280177599877) starting at $49 with no bids ... looks like even the electronics and LCD system aren't very expensive - I'm sure it will sell for more than $49, but it's nice to see that they aren't outrageously priced

And from looking at the VDO-MS5000 GPS unit, it has a "CD player" size and style computer/map software interface that I'm sure holds a navigation DVD ... the system that is mounted in the K1200LT's must have the factory single CD player removed and this GPS brain box installed in it's place









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I like the extra exhaust as a storage bin. In fact, I've had a tool tube in that same location on my LT for quite a while, though it isn't exactly exhaust shaped. It sure works though.

Oh, now I see what's wrong with that bike. Those big K12 logos on the saddlebags are just plain wrong.
here's that photo, there's something wrong with the linking when it's done directly

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I've been using this GPS setup on my LTs for quite a few years.

The GPS unit is a VDO-Dayton MS5000, with a custom LT lid to hold the 5.8" wide color screen. I actually had to ride to the car dealer in Germany that made these lids and pay them cash, as they couldn't figure out how to do international credit cards or shipping.

It has taken me all over Europe, and with a map change, all over the US as well. Some of the newer GPS units have surpassed it with features like Bluetooth and XM radio, but I still like the large screen and relative ease of use.

The pic below isn't my bike, but it does give a good sense of the split screen capabilities.



Chris - if you want more info about this setup, PM or email me.

Please post information about the dealer that has these lids. Maybe if enough of us ask about them, they will be willing to ship to the US...

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The Kandy Red one looks good....Always thought it would look good, nobody here with the balls/wallet try it

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This could be an Ari farkle, an exhaust looking tool box.
Yes Sir,

this (also Finnish) guy gave the idea to my CCR buddy Jouko to make the dummy exhaust. http://picasaweb.google.com/pozoizqu...ONTHERIGHTSIDE

However, the original one is not built as a tool carrier, it is just for looks.

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