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    I've got about 4,000 on my GT now. When the...

    I've got about 4,000 on my GT now. When the temps get above 90 or 95, my left foot cooks and the right foot can get uncomfortably warm. On the highway it is not a problem as I can point the toes...
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    If I did the math right, they are claiming 52.5...

    If I did the math right, they are claiming 52.5 mpg at a constant 56 mph for the GT. That sounds close to my experience of racing one around the Colorado mountains and getting about 48 mpg. Pretty...
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    BONUS POINTS! Even though the map doesn’t...

    BONUS POINTS! Even though the map doesn’t indicate it, the desk clerk said the road to the summit of Cottonwood Pass is paved. So I left early to run up to the top and back before continuing on to...
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    Monday morning I set off again, this time for...

    Monday morning I set off again, this time for Wolf Creek Pass (10,850 feet).

    http://vagabird.smugmug.com/Other/Colorado-Tens/i-LKk5gNG/0/L/27-Wolf-Creek-L.jpg

    (The usual sign that would...
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    Sunday morning I headed south on US 550, to ride...

    Sunday morning I headed south on US 550, to ride the San Juan Skyway. It used to be called the Million Dollar Highway. Perhaps they changed the name now that a million dollars isnÔÇÖt worth...
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    The next morning I set off for Loveland Pass...

    The next morning I set off for Loveland Pass (11,990 feet). I left early to try to get ahead of most of the 1,500(!) cyclists riding to the top. I rode prudently past them, much of the way in the...
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    A Failed Attempt at All of Colorado's Tens

    Colorado has paved roads to 23 summits over 10,000 feet. I thought it would be fun to string them together on a single trip. I spent considerable time figuring out how to do them with as few...
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    How many miles a day are you used to riding? I...

    How many miles a day are you used to riding? I generally plan 350-400 as comfortable for me on an RT and stopping at motels. (I'm in my 60s.) I can do 600+ miles in a day on interstates with 75...
  9. Thread: My K16

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    I just got back from a 1,700 mile trip through...

    I just got back from a 1,700 mile trip through the Colorado mountins. The computer said I got 47-48 mpg. Calculating actual gas bought, I got 48.4 mpg.

    (In the beginning of the trip, the...
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    Sticky: Good choice of model and color. :thumb - Kate

    Good choice of model and color. :thumb

    - Kate
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    '77 Suzuki GS400 '80 Suzuki GS750 '42 Harley...

    '77 Suzuki GS400
    '80 Suzuki GS750
    '42 Harley Davidson Servicar (heavily modified)
    '82 BMW R100 RT
    '65 BMW R60/2 with Globe sidecar (wish I still had it)
    '97 Harley Davidson Sportster
    '00 BMW...
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    This weekend they finally managed to get the pass...

    This weekend they finally managed to get the pass over the Snowy Range open.

    http://vagabird.smugmug.com/Other/K1600GT/i-63cMnf9/0/L/Snowy-Range-006-L.jpg

    - Kate
  13. Thread: GAS usage?

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    I've got 1,000 miles on my GT now. Since...

    I've got 1,000 miles on my GT now. Since break-in, I've gotten just over 45 mpg. That's city, highway, and mountain riding. It's about the same as I got on my R1200 RT.

    - Kate
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    Does it count if you don't have it anymore? ...

    Does it count if you don't have it anymore? Here's my Guzzi that I traded for my GS.

    http://vagabird.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-3c9dFDK/0/L/Lolo-Pass-c-L.jpg

    - Kate
  15. Thread: My K16

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    Definitely the K16. I never get more than 35 mpg...

    Definitely the K16. I never get more than 35 mpg on the Civic, and I haven't yet gotten that little on the K16. :)

    - Kate
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    Sticky: :scratch The usual way. It goes onto the...

    :scratch The usual way.

    It goes onto the centerstand pretty smoothly. I can even do it with soft-soled shoes. Getting it off the center stand takes a little more effort than my RT did,...
  17. Thread: GAS usage?

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    My last fillup was 45 mpg. That tank included...

    My last fillup was 45 mpg. That tank included plenty of thrashing, high speed cruising, and stop-and-go traffic. However, I don't think the figure from one tank is a good metric. I'm planning a...
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    I picked up my new GT a couple of weeks ago. It...

    I picked up my new GT a couple of weeks ago. It has no tipover protection. I've ordered the engine guards, but they aren't available yet - perhaps next week.

    I agree that tipover is...
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    Sticky: Well, the GT cost more than my car did, but that...

    Well, the GT cost more than my car did, but that seems appropriate to me. The picture is on the sidewalk beside my house. The houses in this neighborhood are modest but well cared for. I guess it...
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    Sticky: Despite the fact that I hate this picture of me,...

    Despite the fact that I hate this picture of me, here we are ready for our first ride together:

    http://vagabird.smugmug.com/Other/K1600GT/i-7BGFfHK/0/L/P5280020-L.jpg

    - Kate
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    Tuesday morning and I have an 8 o’clock...

    Tuesday morning and I have an 8 o’clock appointment in Denver for Greta’s first checkup.

    Packing up for camping much of the day at the dealer, I realize once again how good the bags are on this...
  22. Thanks for the report. I'm moving to Portland,...

    Thanks for the report. I'm moving to Portland, and it is nice to see that there are plenty of good places to explore near there.

    Good luck with your treatments. I hope that they are manageable...
  23. Thread: GAS usage?

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    Breaking in my GT, I got a little less than 35...

    Breaking in my GT, I got a little less than 35 mpg. But that was racing through the canyons and over the passes. Even on the straight-aways, I'd accelerate and decelerate hard. If I can get 35 mpg...
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    I have a service appointment Tuesday and...

    I have a service appointment Tuesday and wonÔÇÖt be able to ride Monday, so I thought I should put some more miles on the GT. It was 45?? when I left home but no rain. What a difference a day...
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    K1600 GT Break-in Ride

    I picked up my K1600 GT on Wednesday and trailered it home. Today (Saturday, May 28) was the first chance I had to actually ride it. I traded in an ’07 R1200 RT – a truly wonderful bike – so I...
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