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post #1 of 12 Old Jun 29th, 2013, 10:20 am Thread Starter
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Brett's Bike

Looky here. This is the first time Brett's bike has been to my house and Brett isn't even riding it.

Skip came by today to swap out the factory low seat for a real one.

This and the suburban lowering kit he had already installed should make the ride back to Cleveland, TN and more comfortable one.
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post #2 of 12 Old Jun 29th, 2013, 5:06 pm
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You failed to mention the training wheels have been removed since the day of the sale. Or, did Brett keep those for his next bike?

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NOT!

I hope that his new seat will be just what he needed; and Joe, I kept the wheels for future bikes!

John thanks for taking care of him, maybe he'll get a good taste of just how good this Forum actually is!

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NOT!

I hope that his new seat will be just what he needed; and Joe, I kept the wheels for future bikes!

John thanks for taking care of him, maybe he'll get a good taste of just how good this Forum actually is!

so what did you replace it with?
or are going to replace it with?


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so what did you replace it with?
or are going to replace it with?


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Tom, I haven't test ridden any bikes yet but here is the list, and the list is not in any particular order;

K1600GTL, Triumph Trophy, Kawasaki Nomad or the Voyager, Victory Cross Country and for the FIRTS time EVER, I have looked ONLINE at the HD Ultra-Classic.

The GLT has all of the features that I want, from the adaptive headlights to the built-in GPS, but you are looking at a $ 26,000 price tag on a bike that lacks the rider/engine protection that the LT has; I have never owned a Triumph and I doubt that I ever will, had a 2000 Nomad before I bought the LT (put 45K on the clock prior to the LT), great bike but not good for cross-country, their new bikes have a 6-speed tranny, a larger fuel tank, cruise control and top loading panniers.
The Ultra well......is just a Harley, yes they have a much much better dealer support system but the LT never left me stranded. To me Harley's have no soul, and in my mind they are just plain-Jane motorcycles.

I HAVE given some thought to the FJR (too tall) and the Connie.

I am giving myself the rest of this year and early next before I make a decision as to what I want to buy.

I am also on the K1600 Forum seeing what is being said about the GTL's

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Hey Brett, before you decide take a test ride on an RT. I've now put about 7000 miles on my 2011 since I picked it up in Jan. It's not the road sofa that the LT was but with the new Sergeants seat it's plenty comfy and more responsive than the LT, not that the LT was bad. I did about 4500 miles out to Sturgis and into Wyoming and back to Florida in over 2 weeks in May and the bike performed absolutely great. I loved both LT's that I had but this bike is a perfect fit for my current situation. Oh yea, it's lots easier to run through the 6 and 12K service as well. Should be some good deals out there when the new water boxer version comes out!

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Hey Brett, before you decide take a test ride on an RT. I've now put about 7000 miles on my 2011 since I picked it up in Jan. It's not the road sofa that the LT was but with the new Sergeants seat it's plenty comfy and more responsive than the LT, not that the LT was bad. I did about 4500 miles out to Sturgis and into Wyoming and back to Florida in over 2 weeks in May and the bike performed absolutely great. I loved both LT's that I had but this bike is a perfect fit for my current situation. Oh yea, it's lots easier to run through the 6 and 12K service as well. Should be some good deals out there when the new water boxer version comes out!
Thanks buddy; you know I have given some thought in the past about the boxer engines and wasn't too sure if they are as smooth as the K bikes.

At this point I am willing to test anything within reason.

Give Janet a big old kiss for me will ya'?

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Thanks buddy; you know I have given some thought in the past about the boxer engines and wasn't too sure if they are as smooth as the K bikes.

At this point I am willing to test anything within reason.

Give Janet a big old kiss for me will ya'?
Definitely not as smooth as a K at idle but not objectionable. Hell that just adds character and shedding those 200 +/- lbs is a blessing.

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Thanks buddy; you know I have given some thought in the past about the boxer engines and wasn't too sure if they are as smooth as the K bikes.

At this point I am willing to test anything within reason.
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its definitely not near as smooth as the k, neither is the HD, personally with HD, I would look for a clean mid year EVO and steer clear from the TC engine platform, (seen too many issues with them for me to want another one) and put a stabilizer kit on it (I would make my own) I wouldn't go with a cruiser style unless it was HD period. the ST is pretty tall as well, personally all the new bike except the gtl have not done anything to gain my attention, the gtl has better wind protection than it looks like but not as good as the K1200LT, I did have a GTL here at the house fore a few days got to put some nice miles on it thanks to bmw ATL.

I will say, you have to go ride one even at that 26k price tag, if your thinking new glide, or new wing, your in the same price range(note I said RANGE) a couple grand would not make a difference to me over buying what I thought to be the better bike for me

that all said, I see myself going older and not worrying about repairs, just maintaining it well, the new water cooled R bikes have no interest to me at all except that the GS has cruise now.

blah blah blah I know..... tried calling you this am, talk to you later on sometime perhaps, got to run now

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its definitely not near as smooth as the k, neither is the HD, personally with HD, I would look for a clean mid year EVO and steer clear from the TC engine platform, (seen too many issues with them for me to want another one) and put a stabilizer kit on it (I would make my own) I wouldn't go with a cruiser style unless it was HD period. the ST is pretty tall as well, personally all the new bike except the gtl have not done anything to gain my attention, the gtl has better wind protection than it looks like but not as good as the K1200LT, I did have a GTL here at the house fore a few days got to put some nice miles on it thanks to bmw ATL.

I will say, you have to go ride one even at that 26k price tag, if your thinking new glide, or new wing, your in the same price range(note I said RANGE) a couple grand would not make a difference to me over buying what I thought to be the better bike for me

that all said, I see myself going older and not worrying about repairs, just maintaining it well, the new water cooled R bikes have no interest to me at all except that the GS has cruise now.

blah blah blah I know..... tried calling you this am, talk to you later on sometime perhaps, got to run now

Thanks Tom, I did get your message but we have been on the run for most of the day. The GL like the Ultra just doesn't have the heart and soul of the BMW.

Decisions decisions!

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Thanks Tom, I did get your message but we have been on the run for most of the day. The GL like the Ultra just doesn't have the heart and soul of the BMW.

Decisions decisions!

the wing didn't do anything for me at all, it was just a big well made ultra heavy machine that did it's job well, too much wind protection honestly!

the HD does have "heart" to me, but remember I have been riding hd since 18 years old still own 5, but again, I do not like the TC engine durability, there have been too many low mile engines rebuilt in them with crankshaft failures, and the rubber mounted swing arm/engine if you get any year used HD MAKE sure you get the stabilizer kit put on it, they are well known for high speed wobbles, all kidding aside, i wish I had never sold my K1200LT.

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Good luck searching, I can't wait to see what you end up with.

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