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post #1 of 3 Old Jun 12th, 2017, 1:21 pm Thread Starter
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2011 K1600 GTL width

I currently have a 2007 R1200RT, but I have an opportunity to buy a lovely K1600 GTL at a really good price.
My only concern is that I only have 960 mm at the narrowest point to get my bike from the front of my house to the back.
Fine for the RT, as it's only 925 mm, and I always have the side panniers off to get it through.

From reading the technical specs for the K1600 GTL, the bike is 1000 mm (inc mirrors)
With the side panniers off, what is the widest point?
I am presuming the mirrors?
Can the mirrors be turned in?
Is there any chance I would get it through a 960 mm gap?
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Re: 2011 K1600 GTL width

You would need an opening of about 1016mm (a little less than 40 inches) to get my '16GTLE through, from rear view mirror to mirror. This would leave about 1/2 inch on either side. The panniers can be easily removed and the mirrors folded in for additional clearance. Doing this, you could squeeze through a 838mm (33 inch) wide space, handlebar end to handlebar end...

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You would need an opening of about 1016mm (a little less than 40 inches) to get my '16GTLE through, from rear view mirror to mirror. This would leave about 1/2 inch on either side. The panniers can be easily removed and the mirrors folded in for additional clearance. Doing this, you could squeeze through a 838mm (33 inch) wide space, handlebar end to handlebar end...
Thanks, that's excellent, if the mirrors can be folded in past the handlebars, I could get the bike through a 860mm gap, so ownership of a K1600 GTL is now a possibility for me.
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