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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 2:05 pm Thread Starter
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I got it

Took possession of my hot off the press K1600GTL yesterday and in a word WOW, let me say it again WOW what a ride. Mark
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post #2 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 3:57 pm
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Re: I got it

Enjoy! I'm fighting the urge...
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post #3 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 4:53 pm
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Don't believe you till we can see pictures words mean nothing pictures tell everything.






Enjoy the ride
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post #4 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 5:18 pm
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Re: I got it

Congrats on the new ride. It only get's better. The more you ride the more you'll love her. Only problem is you keep finding excuses to ride. Took delivery of mine in mid July and the urge to ride just gets stronger.

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post #5 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 6:58 pm
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Re: I got it

Welcome to the world of K1600. As some have said, it will get better and better. And they are right.

I recently hit 5,000 miles and my riding now is so much better now than it was during the first 1,000. The bike is an acquired taste and you will see what I mean in another 1,000 miles or so.

Watch your speed... the bike really wants to go fast.... that's my greatest worry when riding. More than the FD!

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post #6 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 7:09 pm
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Re: I got it

The nice thing about owning her for a while is that the love grows even deeper. I picked up mine up in October and can't wait for an excuse to go off and ride her. I have a box sitting in the corner of my office that has a Russell passenger and driver seat in it that arrived this morning. I have some Verholen pegs and a new cal sci windshield already on her which pretty much makes her fit ergonomically like a proverbial glove. Once you add the accessories that truly make her your own, the lust will just continue to grow.
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post #7 of 10 Old Feb 9th, 2012, 10:40 pm
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do i hear a ear to ear grin,,Congrates
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post #8 of 10 Old Feb 10th, 2012, 11:13 am
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Re: I got it

Congrats on the new ride, and yeah Wow is the only word for it. One thing I have found from here is this bike does like the mid 3500 rpm range and I have gotten into the habit of changing gears close to 4000 for a smoother shift. Enjoy.

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4,000+ and she just slips into the next gear.

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post #10 of 10 Old Feb 10th, 2012, 3:25 pm
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Re: I got it

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Congrats on the new ride, and yeah Wow is the only word for it. One thing I have found from here is this bike does like the mid 3500 rpm range and I have gotten into the habit of changing gears close to 4000 for a smoother shift. Enjoy.
You can also try to "Preload" the shifter. It makes it slip into gear easy at any RPM.

Preload = slight upward pressure on the shifter between shifts. Little to no clutch needed to shift.

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