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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 22nd, 2016, 9:48 am Thread Starter
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Just bought a '14 K1600GTL

I purchased my first BMW, a 2009 R1200RT, less than a month ago. Had some issues and took it back to the dealer (about 200 miles away) and ended up riding out on the GTL. My wife had quite a bit of input on the decision, since she was the one riding pillion on the 200+ mile trip up to the dealer.

Wasn't sure about the GTL at first, or at least less sure than I was about the RT, but after just a few days I've decided to love it. It certainly is a beast!



I have some of the usual questions:
1. which tires (as these OEM Z8s have about 7k miles on them)? I was considering the bridgestone battlax t30 (GT spec) tires for the RT. Good choice for the GTL? I'm sure there are many threads about it... I'll search :-)
2. given i'm at just over 7k miles, should I get any maintenance done? I forgot to ask the dealer what was done when they took in the bike.
3. Looks like RKO is the right tank bag for the bike. True? Seems not many choices without risk of hitting the kill switch when turning bars to the right.
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I purchased my first BMW, a 2009 R1200RT, less than a month ago. Had some issues and took it back to the dealer (about 200 miles away) and ended up riding out on the GTL. My wife had quite a bit of input on the decision, since she was the one riding pillion on the 200+ mile trip up to the dealer.

Wasn't sure about the GTL at first, or at least less sure than I was about the RT, but after just a few days I've decided to love it. It certainly is a beast!



I have some of the usual questions:
1. which tires (as these OEM Z8s have about 7k miles on them)? I was considering the bridgestone battlax t30 (GT spec) tires for the RT. Good choice for the GTL? I'm sure there are many threads about it... I'll search :-)
2. given i'm at just over 7k miles, should I get any maintenance done? I forgot to ask the dealer what was done when they took in the bike.
3. Looks like RKO is the right tank bag for the bike. True? Seems not many choices without risk of hitting the kill switch when turning bars to the right.

Well congratulations on your GTL. You can also register on the GTL Forum and there is a host of tire threads!

At 7K, ask your dealer what has been done but the bike should have already had the 6K service done; I have the RKA large (16L I think) tank bag and is a good fit for the GTL. Get the rain cover for the RKA bag as well.

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Well congratulations on your GTL. You can also register on the GTL Forum and there is a host of tire threads!

At 7K, ask your dealer what has been done but the bike should have already had the 6K service done; I have the RKA large (16L I think) tank bag and is a good fit for the GTL. Get the rain cover for the RKA bag as well.
Thanks for the info. Do you mean the k6gtl forum, or a different one?

I'll check with the dealer and look at the RKA (not RKO) tank bags. I just need one large enough for a couple of sets of gloves, sunglasses, and my garage door opener. It's nice to have a bike with luggage again. Before I bought the RT (which was less than a month ago), I had a Honda VFR800, without any luggage.
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Re: Just bought a '14 K1600GTL

Welcome !

Just K1600's...

BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums

Wait till you remove the top case and side bags....A 10 minute project at best. What a different ride..
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