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post #1 of 32 Old Mar 21st, 2012, 9:25 pm Thread Starter
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Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I am seriously considering the purchase of a K1200LT, but I had someone (who should know) tell me that due to my size, it may not be that comfortable. I'm 6'3", and weigh around 260. Just wanted to get some feedback on what others (who may be "my" size) think. Also, given gas prices, any idea how many mpg's on this bike?

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

Best thing to do is go to a dealer and take a bike (if they have one in stock) for a test ride. As far as mileage, it will vary by your riding style. There are some on here who can get 50 MPG and others who get 35 MPG.
The seat does have a raised setting and there are foot peg lowering kits available if needed.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I have a partner that is your size. He fits the motor like a glove, loves his ride. I average 40 mpg. with a high of 55 mpg. best ride for what it is, hard pressed to think of anyother in the class that can do what the LT does!!!

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

i am 6'01" and was 310+... Bike was a joy to ride even then. Now that I am in the 240s and still dropping, it is even more fun (and easier to get on/off)!

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

Thank you to everyone for the quick response! I have owned a few bikes over the years, but this would be my first BMW. Hopefully I can be riding soon, and become a part of this community!

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

Regarding the size question, I cannot imagine much of a problem. I'm 6'2", 220 and I enjoy every minute I spend on my LT. I like to get off about every hour or so when on a long ride just to stretch my legs. I have a 34" inseam and my knees are a little more flexed than I would prefer but I installed a peg lowering kit a few months ago that is improved.

When I got my first LT a few years ago I had a 180 mile commute daily and for a period I tried to see what kind of mileage I could get. The best was 55. I tried again with my newer one and on the 100 mile trip back home. I rode 55 mph and got 55 mpg, but since then it's stayed about 47 on my current 60 mile commute.

Whether or not the LT is a good fit for you, I don't know but I expect you will be a good fit for her since she is a big ole girl.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I'm 6'1" and 240#. Plenty of room for my size!

The foot peg lowering kit was a must-have, for me. Some guys don't like it because of reduced cornering clearance at higher speeds and a faster-paced riding style. This has never been an issue for me, but there are several first-person accounts on this site about the lowered foot peg digging into the pavement and causing concern.

We have at least a couple of guys on this site who are 6'6" and ride the LT.
<edit: one of them just checked in!>

Mileage-wise, I have no idea how to get more than 43 mpg on an LT. I guess my daily commute has too much stop-and-go to allow me to get 50+ mpg. I should try a tank of gas at 55 mph sometime... at higher altitudes... keep the windscreen low... accelerate slowly... draft a semi...

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I'm 6'6", 270 and I'm pretty darned happy with it. There are a LOT of bikes that would have me looking like a gorilla on a tricycle...this ain't one of em'. I also like that fact that BMW has a number of bikes that 'skew large', means I have options in the future.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I can confirm that your size is nit a problem.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

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I am seriously considering the purchase of a K1200LT, but I had someone (who should know) tell me that due to my size, it may not be that comfortable. I'm 6'3", and weigh around 260. Just wanted to get some feedback on what others (who may be "my" size) think. Also, given gas prices, any idea how many mpg's on this bike?

Thanks!
I'm 6' 4" 278 and this is the only bike that's comfortable to ride tried a wing and its more cramped, I did modify mine a bit lowered the front peg's and slapped a new seat on it. commute 50 miles everyday its not dumping rain or snow. MPG run between 42 to 48 depending on how much the throttle sticks that day.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I'm 6'4" 255 lbs (and getting fatter every day). Back in 2004 I was days away from buying a Gold Wing until I sat on one back to back with an LT. I did add the lower pegs with floorboards, backrest and Russell custom seat to make it even more comfortable but I would say that the LT was built for taller, bigger riders. I still may have a Gold Wing one day since BMW has abandoned the luxury touring segment in favor of more sport touring but I already know that I won't "fit" the wing as well as I do on the LT.
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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

6'-10 and 280lbs. Russell saddle. Fits me pretty well!

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6'-10 and 280lbs. Russell saddle. Fits me pretty well!
6 foot TEN ?

What size windshield do you have and does it keep the wind off?

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

Well, I'm 6'2" 260 and I am very comfortable. I had my seat rebuilt and raised, (firmed up) and added some J-pegs for the long road trips. You should have no problems.

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6 foot TEN ?

What size windshield do you have and does it keep the wind off?
Yep. My current LT has the stock shield for 2007.
My last LT which was totaled, had a Cee Bailey's #2, +4? I think.
I wear a modular helmet so I wear earplugs anyway. Buffeting is tolerable.

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Yep. My current LT has the stock shield for 2007.
My last LT which was totaled, had a Cee Bailey's #2, +4? I think.
I wear a modular helmet so I wear earplugs anyway. Buffeting is tolerable.
I'm homing in on my ideal envelope. Peg lowering kit is more comfortable, but cold, If I make a new bar for the seat to raise it, I'll really put me in the breeze with the otherwise perfect Cee Baley's 22 inch shield. I too have a modular helmet, with a Cardo Teamrider Pro intercom...I figure I'll solder in a headphone jack for my in-ear headphones and the noise issues will be licked. I have to have the MP3 player maxed to use the Cardo, but only at 50% when using the in-ear headphones.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

You have to try it for yourself - everyone is different. I must admit I am a little surprised at the advice though because if anything the K1200LT seems to fit taller people better, with more stories of shorter people struggling a little (usually relating to shorter legs having trouble keeping the bike upright given it's top heavy nature at slow speeds). I have a buddy who's almost the same exact height and weight as you and he LOVES his '02 K1200LT. And he does have a peg lowering kit and says it made alot of difference.

I'd say try one out.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

Again, THANK YOU to everyone for their response! I believe I am convinced. Anyone want to sell your bike? (just kidding) But I am a serious buyer. I have used multiple sites.
1. This site
2. Cycle Trader
3. Car Soup
4. Ebay
5. Craigs's List
6. Local Dealer's web sites.

Any other qood sites available that I may have missed?
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Again, THANK YOU to everyone for their response! I believe I am convinced. Anyone want to sell your bike? (just kidding) But I am a serious buyer. I have used multiple sites.
1. This site
2. Cycle Trader
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4. Ebay
5. Craigs's List
6. Local Dealer's web sites.

Any other qood sites available that I may have missed?
If you are really interested, you might want to check with "atrovarious", on this site. He has a very nice and very well equipped '04 that is for sale. He posted some photos and some video walk around's a few days ago.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I'm 6'2", 240. Fit fine. Gas mileage is 42 City/Mixed and 48-50 hwy depending on wind resistance/height of windshield. Use to ride GW 1500. This is mucho better.

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Dan, I don't know what year you are looking for, but I have an 04 listed in the classifieds here. If you interested it's in great shape, new clutch and new rear tire. PM me
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I've got no dog in this hunt, but I'd also check locally where they'd be likely to be: BMW dealers.

I managed to get an end-of-tax-season deal on mine. They were taking a lot of LT's as trades for 1600's

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I've got no dog in this hunt, but I'd also check locally where they'd be likely to be: BMW dealers. ...
Exactly. And, check dealers around the country, especially some of the larger dealers. I bought my second LT at Morton's BMW (several states away from me), and they have had others there since then.

Mathias BMW (a smaller dealer in New Philadelphia, OH) has an '05 in light yellow metallic for sale. (think 'gold' color). I rode it for a few days last week as a service loaner.

PS: 6'10"? Really? That may win the prize for the tallest LT rider. Yikes.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

Okay, just to be clear, I'm not 6'10" tall. (Not sure how that got in there)

I'm 6'3" tall. (and shrinking)

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6'5" 280# ish 40 city 44 hiway averaging 80mph (i cant help it) Its waaaaaay better than most alternatives out there plus it has lots of features. some you wont even use. Ride it and decide for yourself.

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6 foot TEN ?

What size windshield do you have and does it keep the wind off?
Crap Thought I had him beat at 6'8" 285Lbs. :P


Fits me fine at 6'8" No Knee knockin or sore legs.

Would ride it to make sure.

I also have a +2 Vstream Z2461 Windshield ride with it mid way up most of the time on the superslab and Suburban Peg lowing kit and stock seat in high position most of time or in low with butt buffer on 2+ hour rides..

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I sold my 2005 LT yesterday. I'm 6-4, 245 and did not like the ergonomics. I'm going back to a GS or RT. I lowered the footpegs and that helped but I prefer a lighter bike.
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I am 6'4" , 270lbs....I lowered the floorboards/pegs, added XL J-pegs and replaced the stock BMW comfort seat with a Rick Mayer.....I can ride all day now.......Man, I love this bike!!!

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You actually DO beat me. I'm only 6'3". Not sure how that "rumor" got started.
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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

I'm 6'2" (35" inseam) and 250lbs. My bride is 5'8" and heavier than she used to be. I bought an 07 back in September so that she could start riding with me. My by-my-self bike is an Adventure. We love the LT.

Installed a complete Corbin rider, passenger, and backrests that I bought used from these classifieds. We both prefer the Corbin over stock but haven't had experience with anything else.

The best upgrade that I made was installing front and rear Wilbers shocks. Its hard to imagine how much difference the new shocks make. At your weight, if you're riding with a passenger, or even if you're not, these shocks are the way to go. They make the weight of my passenger totally disappear and improve the handling to a level thats hard to describe...

I've owned Electra Glides and have ridden Goldwings and decided on the LT for all the reasons that everyone has listed.

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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

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Crap Thought I had him beat at 6'8" 285Lbs. :P


Fits me fine at 6'8" No Knee knockin or sore legs.

Geez, I feel altitudinally challenged at only 6'6"
Lowered pegs, aeroflow +2" shield and I'm good.
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Re: Too Big to Ride Comfortably on a K1200LT?

At 6' 2" and 210 lbs. with long legs, I constantly feel like I should be further back in the seat. I always feel like I'm riding too far up on the "nut rest" of the seat. There's no room left to move back though. I felt this way with the stock seat and with a used seat I bought here (a Rich's of Seattle seat). Maybe this is compounded by the fact that I always wear a jacket with a back pad and I have a Backup backrest. I have the backrest adjusted as far back as it can go though.
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