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Some K1600 owners prefer the GT, and praise it for its sporting ability, even going so far as minimizing weight by removing luggage and swapping for lighter batteries, exhaust, wheels, and shorter windscreens.

Some K1600 owners prefer the GTL, and enjoy its more relaxed riding position and long-distance two-up comfort, adding floorboards, armrests, drink holders, tank bags, and other creature comforts.

I haven't owned a car in more than 20 years, so I prefer a bike that can do it all. From local shopping and errands, to strafing canyons and cresting mountain passes, to crossing states in search of the elusive "perfect" road, I need one bike that can handle anything I can throw at it.

And I do mean anything . . .


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Only thing missing is the kitchen sink.

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Was cleaning out my mom's garage, and thought about grabbing the old kitchen sink as well . . .

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Only thing missing is the kitchen sink.
I was just going to say the same thing! He has room... and the power to tow it all.

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post #8 of 19 Old Jun 20th, 2014, 10:59 pm Thread Starter
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You do what you gotta do when you don't own a car . . .

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You do what you gotta do when you don't own a car . . .
If your bike wasn't so dang over-priced, maybe you could afford something like this for such an occasion.




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If your bike wasn't so dang over-priced, maybe you could afford something like this for such an occasion.
Then again ... BMW doesn't make an affordable pick-em-up truck, now do they?

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How many "Double Takes" did you get!

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If your bike wasn't so dang over-priced, maybe you could afford something like this for such an occasion.
Now why would I want an old pickup that needs its own trailer? I have a BMW for that . . .

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How many "Double Takes" did you get!
All of them . . .

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'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
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Some K1600 owners prefer the GT, and praise it for its sporting ability, even going so far as minimizing weight by removing luggage and swapping for lighter batteries, exhaust, wheels, and shorter windscreens.

Some K1600 owners prefer the GTL, and enjoy its more relaxed riding position and long-distance two-up comfort, adding floorboards, armrests, drink holders, tank bags, and other creature comforts.

I haven't owned a car in more than 20 years, so I prefer a bike that can do it all. From local shopping and errands, to strafing canyons and cresting mountain passes, to crossing states in search of the elusive "perfect" road, I need one bike that can handle anything I can throw at it.

And I do mean anything . . .

Now that explains how you can afford a GTL. If I didn't have three four wheeled vehicles, I could afford one also! I am not sure even the GTL would handle PA roads in the winter. Maybe with studded knobbies like Saddleman runs. Or was that JZ?

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I am not sure even the GTL would handle PA roads in the winter.
You know that you can move, right?

Just not to California, we're full-up already . . .

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You know that you can move, right?

Just not to California, we're full-up already . . .
Well, my wife and the rest of the family aren't so much into that.

Don't worry, if I had a choice between CA and Hell ... It would be a hard choice!


CA isn't a bad place to visit ... occasionally, but no way I'd want to live there. Even PA is getting too socialist/communist for me. If I move it would have to be somewhere like Texas or Idaho or such.

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somewhere like Texas or Idaho or such.
For many folks, that is hell . . .

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You know that you can move, right?

Just not to California, we're full-up already . . .
Arizona is full also..........

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If I move it would have to be somewhere like Texas or Idaho or such.
Texas is also full....Move on now.

P.S. Good luck in Idaho!

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