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Cool My wife gave me the green light.

I showed her the latest pics and she said, "If it's as comfortable as the LT was, with the sport capabilities you want or need, then go for it.". But then she did comment, "But I thought you were fed up with BMW's reliability issues?". To which I responded that I will have to wait and see if "they" finally have resolved the final drive issue. I'll hold off for about a year to see how many failures the newly-designed 1600 offers it's new owners.

Until then ... it is exciting to watch, wait, speculate, and read what all of you have to say about it. So far, I have enjoyed reading all of the opinions formed about a bike that hasn't even seen the light of day.

By all means, carry on.
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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

Well, if you get one we'll want to see it. Let us know when and where.

Does this mean it will debut at STC with a temporary tag?

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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

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I showed her the latest pics and she said, "If it's as comfortable as the LT was, with the sport capabilities you want or need, then go for it.". But then she did comment, "But I thought you were fed up with BMW's reliability issues?". To which I responded that I will have to wait and see if "they" finally have resolved the final drive issue. I'll hold off for about a year to see how many failures the newly-designed 1600 offers it's new owners.

Until then ... it is exciting to watch, wait, speculate, and read what all of you have to say about it. So far, I have enjoyed reading all of the opinions formed about a bike that hasn't even seen the light of day.

By all means, carry on.
Sorry Joe, This does not count as spousal green light, if you're waiting a year... This is more like extended taxi down the runway. To count as a green light - you gotta put that deposit in Monday!

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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

I sort of got a similar message yesterday when I was explaining why I needed to ride 1,200 miles to NC, to learn how to change the fluids in my clutch and brake, explaining that in two years I'd have to do it again and look how much I'd save!

Her comment was that in two years I'd have the new K1600GT and would not need K1200LT specific knowledge.... YaHoooooooo!!!! Guess I'd better get on over to the local dealer before she changes her mind.

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Sorry Joe, This does not count as spousal green light, if you're waiting a year... This is more like extended taxi down the runway. To count as a green light - you gotta put that deposit in Monday!
I agree. No green light until she sits on the back with you in the show room and says "you can get one of these".

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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

Now that the cat is out of the bag you can stop speculating since I've got the straight poop from the owner of the number one BMW dealership in the country - who spoke to one of the test riders. It is MUCH more sport oriented than an LT. The engine is like a turbine and the suspension is unbelievable.

I'm sure there will be ergonomic issues (there always are...) that will be remedied by the after market crowd. I doubt if passengers will be even close to as comfortable as on the current LT. For those of us with "normal" sized passengers it will be adequate.


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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

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Does this mean it will debut at STC with a temporary tag?
Well, that does seem to be my M.O.. But, it wouldn't be until STC 2012, of course.

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Sorry Joe, This does not count as spousal green light, if you're waiting a year...
She's not the one wanting me to wait ... I am. I want to see if this thing can actually go down the road without fluid squirting out where it's not supposed to.

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I agree. No green light until she sits on the back with you in the show room and says "you can get one of these".
Yep ... there is always that test. But the same could be said for myself. I might sit on it and say, "UGH!". Although, I doubt it.

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It is MUCH more sport oriented than an LT. The engine is like a turbine and the suspension is unbelievable.
I don't have a problem with that.

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I'm sure there will be ergonomic issues (there always are...) that will be remedied by the after market crowd. I doubt if passengers will be even close to as comfortable as on the current LT. For those of us with "normal" sized passengers it will be adequate.
Ron, really? Using absolutes? There isn't "always" ergonomic issues for every bike/rider. I rode plenty of 1K+ mile days on both my LT and GT ... both with stock equipment. And my wife loved the LT's stock seat for 600+ mile days. But then again, you are a salesman.

And for the record, I'm married to a little thing. The pillion just needs to be a bit larger than the GT's was, or my current Connie's pillion.
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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

When Sammie first saw the pics of the new K1600 She said " Are we getting one? The LT is 10 years old now and may need to be replaced" You could have knocked me over with a feather. I told we would have to see the new bike first then wait a year also to see what problem come up with the new design. In talking with Gary at Lone Star BMW on Friday the new K1600GT or GTL are NOT on the demo list for 2011 bikes.

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Re: My wife gave me the green light.

My wife walked by as I was watching the unveiling at Jay Leno's garage. I didn't say a word. She just said, "I hope you're planning to trade the 1200. . . we don't have as much room as he does."

Is that a green light?

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My wife walked by as I was watching the unveiling at Jay Leno's garage. I didn't say a word. She just said, "I hope you're planning to trade the 1200. . . we don't have as much room as he does."

Is that a green light?
Heck yes that's a green light. For either a new bike or a new garage.

Besides - often preferable to seek forgiveness than to seek permission...

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Besides - often preferable to seek forgiveness than to seek permission...

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I showed her the latest pics and she said, "If it's as comfortable as the LT was, with the sport capabilities you want or need, then go for it.". But then she did comment, "But I thought you were fed up with BMW's reliability issues?". To which I responded that I will have to wait and see if "they" finally have resolved the final drive issue. I'll hold off for about a year to see how many failures the newly-designed 1600 offers it's new owners.

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By all means, carry on.
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