Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Re: Trading in my K1300GT for a K1600 GTL
If ergonomics is the question the aftermarket is the answer. Had a k1200GT. Ergonomics weren't very good. A combination of bar backs higher windshield, peg relo kit and a higher seat made it perfect. Just bought a K1600GT and am going to have to go through the same thing again. Take your time and experiment until you find what works for you. I have taken a Wing out for a ride and was just as tired and sore as I was on the K16GT. Very few of us have the perfect height, upper /lower body ratio, weight, arm length, back curvature etc. to make a stock bike fit like a glove. Find the dream bike you would like to own and before you buy it spend some time in the aftermarket seeing if you can fix the problems enough to make it comfortable. If you can't move on to another bike. Thankfully I have had an LT, GSA GT and now the 16GT and all of them I have been able to make comfortable enough to do an 800 mile day on thanks to the aftermarket.