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    Another Survey Respondent

    I'm a CR member and took the survey. I answered honestly about my K16GT. All CR has done is total the responses. Can't blame the messenger if a manufacturer skimps on engineering and testing, buys...
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    2014 R 1200 RT/GT Best Look Yet w/Video

    The K1600 aesthetics come to the R 1200 RT and new model GT... :thumb

    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/04/17/videos/spy-video-provides-up-close-look-at-2014-bmw-r1200rtr1200gt/
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    Just replaced my OE Metzeler Z8s. With 7500 miles...

    Just replaced my OE Metzeler Z8s. With 7500 miles on them, they were worn and misshapen. They still had tread on them but I wasn't going to sweat the safety of continuing to run them. Replaced them...
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    Wind noise? On a motorcycle? Who'da thunk it? ...

    Wind noise? On a motorcycle? Who'da thunk it? :violin
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    All 3 are identical in volume, about 49 liters....

    All 3 are identical in volume, about 49 liters. The backrest pad and color are the differentiators between the GTL and GT units. Due to the difference in the standard seating from the GT to the GTL...
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    Totally not true. There are clear instructions in...

    Totally not true. There are clear instructions in the K1600 owner manual for "emergency unlocking". Look for this passage in your manual in the "Central Locking" section:

    "Emergency unlocking
    If...
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    I'm very happy with the BMW large waterproof soft...

    I'm very happy with the BMW large waterproof soft bag that I am using. 50 liter capacity, $175, hard tray on bottom to permit across-the-rack mounting, easy on & off.
    ...
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    If your dealer is doing his job, your bike will...

    If your dealer is doing his job, your bike will be connected to the BMW diagnostic system at every service visit and applicable software updates will be installed. Or not...
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    Call it anything else but don't call it soulless!...

    Call it anything else but don't call it soulless! That's the Goldwing... :snore
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    Yes, not because the seat height is any less...

    Yes, not because the seat height is any less (30.7" low seat in low position on the GT) but because the bike width is narrower at the seat. Less structure to reach around to get from the seat to the...
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    Everyone's opinion is personal and may be...

    Everyone's opinion is personal and may be different. One can also speak all day about the vast technical differences between the two and that may or may not mean anything to the listener.

    I moved...
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    All internal combustion engines generate heat and...

    All internal combustion engines generate heat and it has to be dissipated somehow. Is this one way to quiet a loud chorus of heat complaints from H-D owners? Yes, for their large-displacement v-twin...
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    Relax. The condition you describe is very typical...

    Relax. The condition you describe is very typical of water-cooled motorcycles, especially large displacement models and especially where the radiator is tucked away within a fairing. At a stop there...
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    K16 Service Manual PDF

    Save each portion locally for future reference.

    http://www.k6gtl.com/index.php?action=sm
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    Be sure you have a copy of the "US" Audio Manual....

    Be sure you have a copy of the "US" Audio Manual. It contains a specific section on activating and using Sirius. Some folks have mistakenly received a generic Audio Manual that doesn't include the...
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    Part of that poor fuel mileage has to come from...

    Part of that poor fuel mileage has to come from using an under-sized, under-powered engine (under 1 liter) in this size vehicle. But as BRP owns Rotax, that's where the engines are gonna come from.
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    My dealer is using up a significant supply of the...

    My dealer is using up a significant supply of the old (but still worthy) BMW FD oil, and charged me $6 for the fill at my GT's 600-mile service. But at checkout, he proudly showed off a bottle of the...
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    Sticky: On the Road to He11

    My K 1600 GT on the road to He11, Michigan...

    http://photos.imageevent.com/swilner/newbmwr1200rt/websize/IMG_0266.JPG
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    Hey the CB ain't dead yet. There are K16GTL...

    Hey the CB ain't dead yet. There are K16GTL owners falling all over themselves installing J&M handlebar CB units with expensive adapters (and a $250 antenna!) to get it to work with the GTL's audio...
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    What's the use of buying one if you can't show it...

    What's the use of buying one if you can't show it off to your peers...at a BMW rally no less!
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    Check that switch?

    My '11 RT will start when:
    - in gear
    - sidestand up
    - clutch lever fully pulled
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    Prolly a good idea to include the year and model...

    Prolly a good idea to include the year and model of your bike ...
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    The BMW Communicator is a complete unit. The SRC...

    The BMW Communicator is a complete unit. The SRC is itself a complete unit. Use one or the other, but the SRC (neckroll) unit does not have full functionality with the bike's audio system.
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    Poll: I use an Airhawk on top of my stock low saddle...

    I use an Airhawk on top of my stock low saddle and ride long distances in comfort at a tiny fraction of the price of an aftermarket saddle. Plus I have the factory appearance for everyday use.
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    Everyone has different priorities and I agree...

    Everyone has different priorities and I agree about the modular helmet. I wouldn't wear anything but a high-quality full-face helmet.

    I sure wouldn't let BT functionality be a deal breaker for me...
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