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Picked up the Grey Ghost this morning...

Executive overview:

Picked up new bike, rode 150 miles, it rained, we both got wet and got home safely.....


Long Story.......

The new baby came home in styleÖ..

I picked her up this morning and after going over all of the paperwork, it was time to put a few miles on her. About 150 miles later and less than 3 miles from the house, the skies just opened up. I could see rain all around and I had been dodging and avoiding little thunderstorms for several hours. It wasen'tít until I was almost home that the ďGrey GhostĒ got her first bath.

I like the new name because when I ride, I pretend that Iím invisible.

The first real ride was actually better than the demo I remembered and that was a nice surprise. When I did my test ride I kept the bike in the RAIN mode and for me that was a mistake. I really prefer the DYNAMIC ride. It is much more responsive and allows me to use the engine at slow speeds with high RPMS as a brake. That did not work as well in the RAIN mode. As per the computer, I was getting almost 40 MPG throughout my initial ride. Iím keeping the bike below 4,000RPMS for the first 200 miles and below 5,000 for the next 400.

For me, there are a lot of really nice advantages over the K1200LT and as I get more comfortable and really begin to understand how she wants to be ridden, I know Iíll like the performance even better. There are so many different controls and tweaks to learn that I didn'tít even turn on the radio or set up the satellite radio. I want to get much more familiar with every thing else first.

From other activities, Iíve learned to try and change as few things as possible at a time to program or re-program muscle memory. I didnít want to get distracted by audio or the GPS.

Just a little nice thing: I was amazed at how easy it is to remove the side and top cases. WOW, Easy and quick. Now I just need to figure how to disconnect the power cord from the seat!

A few problems/challenges/things I need to either work on or try to change:

Iím going to need to change is the seat or my leg position. Iím not sure if the taller seat would help, but I do want to try it. My bike came with the standard seat and I kept feeling like I wanted to stretch back about 2 inches. It almost seems that if I could have carved about 2Ē from the back of my seat and taken the space from the passengerís seat, I would have been more comfortable.

I also noticed more heat than I remember from the K1200LT on my left leg/ankle area. Seemed excessive, but it was 95 outside before the rains came. The bike also pulled slightly to the left if I took my hands odd of the handlebars. I donít ride that way, but it could possible lead to a problem?


Seemed like the rain protection was a little better on the K1200LT.

So after riding almost 150 miles and then getting thoroughly soaked I pulled into the driveway and realized that I had forgotten my house key or the garage remote! Parked the Grey Ghost in the driveway, walked next door to get a spare key from the neighbor and then finally got the new bike and me under cover.

The next few days are pretty busy at the aquarium, but I do plan to get in some serious riding because Wednesday morning, she is scheduled for her first fluid service and change.

I ramble and Life moves onÖÖ
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Re: Picked up the Grey Ghost this morning...

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Congratulations........
I know you'll be making many "just checking" trips into the garage.........
Enjoy...........

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Congratulations........
I know you'll be making many "just checking" trips into the garage.........
Enjoy...........
I'm sorry....... What did you say? I was out in the guarage....... wiping her down.. Something about ridden hard and not wanting to put her to bed wet!

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Dano the topcase plug is under the seat. Just raise the seat & you'll see a round twist type plug like on the LT. It is at the very back. Yes there is heat on the left side just slide your foot to the outside end of the peg & it goes away. Wait till you ride the bike without the side & top cases. You thought the LT was different without the topcase. You will think you have 2 completely different bikes. I too needed more leg room with the low seat. I got an Airhawk seat cushion & it made all the difference in the world.
I can still flatfoot the bike in 1 up mode but not in 2 up as the bike raises up an inch or so. It does feel strange to be setting there & have the bike raise up under you. It seams like most of the K1600 pull a little to the left as per a poll on the K1600 forum. I have not tried to see if mine does yet. I have a little over 1100 miles so far & I'm still grinning like a kid at Christmas.

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Two Words: Dog. Meat.

Oops; does that make me seem jealous??

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Dan,

Congrats on the new ride, good to see your longer than planned wait is over.

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Dan your bike really looks great. It would look better in my driveway though. #689 Silver GTL with high seat have vin but still waiting. Leaving for Nova Scotia on the 27th. Guess I will still be on the 06 LT. All right enough venting. Really Dan enjoy.
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Congrats Dan - have fun.

I notice that you have the GT windshield on your bike - how did you manage that? I'm thinking I would very much prefer the GT over the GTL, I don't like looking through the windshield when I raise it up for highway riding.

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Congrats Dan - have fun.

I notice that you have the GT windshield on your bike - how did you manage that? I'm thinking I would very much prefer the GT over the GTL, I don't like looking through the windshield when I raise it up for highway riding.
I don't know! Must have been a mistake. Are you sure? Seems like the same windshield was on the demo too.

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I don't know! Must have been a mistake. Are you sure? Seems like the same windshield was on the demo too.
Yep that is the GT. The GTL rounds up at the top & is wider.
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Whoo Hooo Dano!!! Congrats and welcome to the "perma-grin" club!!!

She looks good....even wet!!!

I think I know what you will be doing this weekend!!!

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Re: Picked up the Grey Ghost this morning...

Hey, that thing about the windshield is wild! You are right. Mine has the cutouts on the side.

Wonder how that happened? It must have come from the factory like that because the dealer doesn't have a GT in stock.

Now the question is whether or not I keep it or go back to the dealer for a swap. Just wondering which one is the best. I'll be back on Wednesday for my first service.

I wonder why BMW didn't use the same windshield on both models?

The demo that I rode had the same one on it too.

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Congrats Dan. Great looking bike

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Hey, that thing about the windshield is wild! You are right. Mine has the cutouts on the side.

Wonder how that happened? It must have come from the factory like that because the dealer doesn't have a GT in stock.

Now the question is whether or not I keep it or go back to the dealer for a swap. Just wondering which one is the best. I'll be back on Wednesday for my first service.

I wonder why BMW didn't use the same windshield on both models?

The demo that I rode had the same one on it too.
Dan, the demo rides I did in Ft Myers had the same winshield as yours, not rounded. Who knows, maybe a Fl thing...

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Hey, Dan. Glad to see you are finally bikeful (opposite of bikeless?) again. Those days at the aquarium will be the longest days you ever put in. No playing hooky! Dave and I will come down as soon as the heatwave is over and take it apart for you. We won't guarantee getting it back together as good as it is now, but, hey, what's a few leftover parts between friends, huh?

Be sure and take good notes. We'll be expecting complete ride reports. Have fun and be safe out there.

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Congratulations........
Glad that you are back on two wheels.
By the way the GTL's that were here all had the same windshield as on yours. There were 12 of them on the BMW demo truck.
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Congratulations. Enjoy. Keep us advised of what's happening. And don't forget to tell us how you like the horn.
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Congratulations Dan on the new ride. Keep us updated and be careful on the wet roads.
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Congrats Dan, If you want to put some miles on come on up to NE Florida for a visit. Would love to see you and the new bike. Not necessarily in that order!

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Congrats on your new scoot, a nice looking machine. Enjoy!

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By the way Dan, I don't know who John Galt is but the grey ghost was:
John S. Mosby, (The Grey Ghost). Known as: The Grey Ghost. Confederate Officer. Born: 1833. Died: 1916.
So as you are down south are you going to have the confederate flag painted on the side?
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By the way Dan, I don't know who John Galt is but the grey ghost was:
John S. Mosby, (The Grey Ghost). Known as: The Grey Ghost. Confederate Officer. Born: 1833. Died: 1916.
So as you are down south are you going to have the confederate flag painted on the side?

The Grey Ghost was a very coveted and infamous Schwinn.


I perceive from your laughing faces that you must not appreciate Civil War history.






But on a side note, since Dan is from Tampa:

The Osceola Rangers under Capt. J. W. Pearson, ran the Yankees out of Tampa Bay on July 1, 1862.

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No peeing contest however:
You perceive incorrectly. I do appreciate Civil War history. The laughing was picturing Dan painting anything on his new ride.
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I don't know where to begin....... Did my volunteer job at the big fish tank this morning with the sharks and got in a nice ride afterwords of about 100 miles. Sort of took the long way home. Today ended up exactly like yesterday except the I had my remote control for the garage door. It poured rain the last 10 minutes of my ride and I got soaked!

I am getting more used to the new bike, and appreciating a lot of the nice features like the fact that it is so much more agile than the K1200LT. It is a lot easier to put on the center stand and just feels so much lighter. I know it's less than 75 pounds difference, but it just feels like so much more. As I get more familial with the controls they get easier to use.

The only real complaint that I have is the sensitive throttle and I'm sure that more miles will fix that problem. It is very sensitive and it really makes a difference when the RPMS are kept higher than I was used to on the K1200LT.

As far as the Grey Ghost, the name just seemed to fit, but I really don't anticipate a rebel flag on the bike. Maybe an American flag! That war is long over and right or wrong, it's way past time to move on.....Some people around her are still fighting it!

Look up John Galt. An interesting man for our time but commentary for the Chat Room.

They forgot to put a horn on my bike. Don't know what that button is for, but it's definitely not for making noise.

Now I need advise. Do I keep the GT windshield or get the GTL that was supposed to be on it? I think I'll have a choice. I'm getting more wind on the K1600 GTL than I got on my K1200LT. I know I'm getting more rain.

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I don't know where to begin....... Did my volunteer job at the big fish tank this morning with the sharks and got in a nice ride afterwords of about 100 miles. Sort of took the long way home. Today ended up exactly like yesterday except the I had my remote control for the garage door. It poured rain the last 10 minutes of my ride and I got soaked!

I am getting more used to the new bike, and appreciating a lot of the nice features like the fact that it is so much more agile than the K1200LT. It is a lot easier to put on the center stand and just feels so much lighter. I know it's less than 75 pounds difference, but it just feels like so much more. As I get more familial with the controls they get easier to use.

The only real complaint that I have is the sensitive throttle and I'm sure that more miles will fix that problem. It is very sensitive and it really makes a difference when the RPMS are kept higher than I was used to on the K1200LT.

As far as the Grey Ghost, the name just seemed to fit, but I really don't anticipate a rebel flag on the bike. Maybe an American flag! That war is long over and right or wrong, it's way past time to move on.....Some people around her are still fighting it!

Look up John Galt. An interesting man for our time but commentary for the Chat Room.

They forgot to put a horn on my bike. Don't know what that button is for, but it's definitely not for making noise.

Now I need advise. Do I keep the GT windshield or get the GTL that was supposed to be on it? I think I'll have a choice. I'm getting more wind on the K1600 GTL than I got on my K1200LT. I know I'm getting more rain.
I haven't experienced the difference between the GT and GTL shields, since I have the standard GTL and my dealer's demo is a GTL also (with the correct shield).

That said, I don't like looking through the shield, and I suspect I'd be happier with the GT shield on my bike...but I guess I'll wait to see what the aftermarket comes up with, I know there are already some companies rumored to be working on shields for us.

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Dan, the GTL shield will give you more wind protection. I can't say about the rain as we ain't seen none in 2 months.

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I haven't experienced the difference between the GT and GTL shields, since I have the standard GTL and my dealer's demo is a GTL also (with the correct shield).

That said, I don't like looking through the shield, and I suspect I'd be happier with the GT shield on my bike...but I guess I'll wait to see what the aftermarket comes up with, I know there are already some companies rumored to be working on shields for us.
Ohio is not that far from Fla. Just run down a swap windshields.

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Dan,

I'm just a short ride up the road in TN. I'll be happy to meet you part way and swap with you. I have the the GTL screen and would prefer a GT instead. My bike has only 28 miles on it so everything is still cherry :-)

I ordered the standard seat and the Faterland sent the low one. I guess they figure my arse is dragging so I don't need a high chair :-)

Congrats on the new bike and enjoy!

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About three years ago I went looking for a way to carry a garage door remote on my bike, weather proof, what I ended up with I have had on two bikes now and it is a Flash to Pass. Hooks to high beam wire (brown I belive) and a receiver at the power head of garage door opener. Flash your high beam twice door opens or closes. Way nice to ride up and have your door open, with out getting off your bike or digging for a remote. ( If you have a older door operator you may need to install a transformer at the operator for the system to work IE and old phone unit 9volts will work. Ron

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I'm not sure if I want to keep what I have or make a swap, but if I decide to switch, I'll give someone on this forum the chance first, before I trade with the dealer.

I'll probably hook up a switch for my garage opener on the bike. On my K1200LT it was easy to keep the remote in the little dash box, but on the K1600GTL, it's too small and out of the way.

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Hooray! Finally!
I see it was raining on the 14th did that have anything to do with the name. In my demo ride about 3 weeks ago I had one the same color and I know you already checked out the different riding modes. So if rain is your thing just ride on. Best thing enjoy ride you had a long wait.
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Glad that you are back on two wheels.
By the way the GTL's that were here all had the same windshield as on yours. There were 12 of them on the BMW demo truck.
Same here I wrote a thread about my test ride and mentioned the small windshield June 25th grand opening in Countryside with demo rides. I don't recall seeing any with LT shields.
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I'm going to head up through the middle of the state this morning to put a few more miles on her before it rains, as It's supposed to by around 1:00 or so... Maybe I'll finally get home just a little sweaty instead of what has become a torrential shower.

I spent several hours with the manuals last night. Lots of information and helpful tips like how to reset the trip odometer. I still haven't figured out why it's important to have two separate fuel usage indicators. Why have two different mileage indicators? And to have two separate screens for the heated seat/seats/handlebar? Seems like a wasted screen.

I'm hoping that I can move the order of the screens or simply eliminate some as you have to toggle through unneeded screens to get to the ones that you need. Nice to have a hot screen that you can go to imediately....

I thought about taking off the side compartments ( takes less than 10 seconds!) and the top case ( less than a minute!) but where would I keep my rain suit and tools? Can't remember ever riding without them except for my first 20 + years of riding....

Enough! Time to go ride.... Highway, 301, 98, 48..... her I come.....

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A new bike is the best way to stop a drought.

I bought a new Triumph near Columbia, SC, in the spring of 2008. It had not rained there for over 100 days.

As soon as I left the dealership, it began to rain and rained all the way to my hacienda which is about 250 miles away in Georgia.

Dan, enjoy your "rain dance" on the Grey Ghost! Best of luck with the new beast!
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[QUOTE=I thought about taking off the side compartments ( takes less than 10 seconds!) and the top case ( less than a minute!) but where would I keep my rain suit and tools? Can't remember ever riding without them except for my first 20 + years of riding[/QUOTE]

Dan, just bungee them to the sweet looking factory bracket under the top case!

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About three years ago I went looking for a way to carry a garage door remote on my bike, weather proof, what I ended up with I have had on two bikes now and it is a Flash to Pass. Hooks to high beam wire (brown I belive) and a receiver at the power head of garage door opener. Flash your high beam twice door opens or closes. Way nice to ride up and have your door open, with out getting off your bike or digging for a remote. ( If you have a older door operator you may need to install a transformer at the operator for the system to work IE and old phone unit 9volts will work. Ron
Installed the Flash2Pass on the right side in the fairing (you can see the little box in the picture). Simple install. remove the right speaker cover tap the top two wires of the connector. The two purple wires and the brown ground wires are left alone.

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Maybe I'll finally get home just a little sweaty instead of what has become a torrential shower.
Didn't they tell you? That's a feature of the K1600 bikes. During the last 5-10 miles of every ride there is an automatic bike wash program that kicks in to rinse off all that road grime.

Or maybe it's just Florida outside.

Glad you're enjoying the new wheels.

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Didn't they tell you? That's a feature of the K1600 bikes. During the last 5-10 miles of every ride there is an automatic bike wash program that kicks in to rinse off all that road grime.

Or maybe it's just Florida outside.

Glad you're enjoying the new wheels.
I got home today after a ride and there was rain in my mirrors. It came down about 30 minutes after the bike was put away.

The new bike is a blast and I feel like I'm on a first date, getting to learn about all of the new reactions, switches and buttons....

It is taking a while to learn how to ride her as the reactions are so much quicker than the K1200LT and it really makes a difference when you keep the RPMS up higher. A brand new experience.

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I got home today after a ride and there was rain in my mirrors. It came down about 30 minutes after the bike was put away.

The new bike is a blast and I feel like I'm on a first date, getting to learn about all of the new reactions, switches and buttons....

It is taking a while to learn how to ride her as the reactions are so much quicker than the K1200LT and it really makes a difference when you keep the RPMS up higher. A brand new experience.

Just wait until you have had your first service and can ring her out over 5k on the rpms...it is AMAZING the way she moves!!!

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Dan et al.....I'm happy for all you lucky guys on your new bikes! I look forward to reading about your experiences....who knows....maybe one in my future after the kids graduate from college! In the meantime, Hallzee and I will chill!


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Congrats...and enjoy the new ride.
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Tanks ALL - Time for a few more break in miles....

Off on another shake down cruse throughout Central Florida. Gona see if I can find some Love Bugs, cows and maybe a thunderstorm or two. Just missed out on a few yesterday. I need to have about 600 miles on her by Wednesday morning. She is scheduled for her first service, a wash and then going to get her covered with protective 3M plastic.

Every time I get on her I seem to learn a little more about some new feature I had forgotten about or how to make a part of the bike more comfortable. I've got some peg lowering blocks on order from Suburban Machinery that should allow me to stretch out a little more like I had on the K1200LT. Hopefully that will allow me to keep the seat as my custom seat seems to fir it OK.

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