I think you made a REALLY bad mistake, Dan. I'll take one for the collective community and trade you even for a 2005 LT, just to take that POC GTL off your hands and out of your mind! I know the LT is worth so much more than the GTL, but being the nice guy I am, and since we're friends, I'm willing to eat the difference. :histericaDanDiver said:I was still hesitant after 1,000 miles and had concerns that I had made a mistake.
Ride on bumpy roads, curvy roads..I was riding a HD til I test rode GTL..Bought it the minute I got off it, still love it!lawman1841 said:This life long HD rider is test riding a GTL tomorrow morning. I won't get to keep it long so I want to make the most of the ride. Any suggestions on how best to evaluate the bike?
Gotta make it count, may ride it home.
Speaking of top cases, if you ride a GTL, remove the top case for your demo. It will make a nice difference. In fact, remove all of the cases. Only takes about a minute.Reid said:I put the topcase light in for additional safety. Not sure why BMW doesn't do that stock.
OK got it , im try mine without top case, thanksDanDiver said:Depending on what you are used to, the bike can feel a little top heavy with the top case. It is just extra weight.
The K1200LT felt VERY different without the top case and many people preferred the way that it handled. The GTL does feel a little different, but not as much. The GT is standard without the top case, but some add it for the storage.
The great feature of both the GTL and the GT is the fact that the cases are so easy to add and remove. No more than a minute, if you know how to do it.
What dealer are you going to?lawman1841 said:WOW! What a machine. Had a great test ride on the GTL and wish I was face to face with several of you GTL owners to talk about what I experienced.
To sum it up, I was really impressed with the scooter. More power and better responsiveness than I've ever experienced but I'm not sure if I can get used to the riding position. The seat was the 2piece GT seat as opposed to the lower seat, which was good for my taller frame and wore out knees. Still, in the slightly forward position, I found myself leaning against the handle bars several times and I know that's not going to make for a comfortable long haul.
Anyway, I'm not done yet. Going to go back and ride it again. Wish I could take it to the Hill Country for a weekend. If I could, I think I'd be hooked. Get excited just thinking about it. :bmw: