Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryville, TN, US
Re: Rear seating
Ok. I just don't get it. I continually read from the Wing oriented magazines and from some here about the crappy grab rails on the GTL. I have a GTL and have ridden two up with my wife. Neither one of us is of the appropriate weight for our height, so we have some overhang on the seats. But, even at that, my wife has no issue with the grab rails and I have climbed aboard the back while on the center stand and I too can use the grab rails without issue. If one grips the rails with the palms facing inward and reaches from the outside of the rail to the inside there isn't a problem at all. What gives? True, you can't see the grab rails but they are still there and are completely functional. True, also, is that arm rests would be a welcome addition.
Also, I have to agree that the bouncy top case is a bit disturbing, but when Ol' What's Her Name is on the bike and using the back rest the whole thing works very well. She says the GTL is as comfortable for her as the LT was and with armrests she would like it even more.
"Loud lives save pipes"
00 K1200LT (Emil) 94,840 trouble free miles. Gone, but not forgotten
02 R1150RT (Artie) 109,000 miles. Favorite bike. With me to the end.
10 K1300GT (The Phantom) 10,110 miles. Like flying a T-38 on 2 wheels. Gone.
12 K1600GTL (Johnny 5) 3,500. A great compromise between the LT and GT
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