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    ricoefamoso
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    2000 and have issues with my 2012 GT

    Key fob ... have three ... unlocks and locks top case and side bags ... replaced 3 times in 3 months ... none of them work now. Left turn signal flasher ... stopped ... does not work ... my dealer ordered the part ... its in now ... states it will take several hours to pull off and install a new one. Engine guards finally came in ... installed now after 3 months. Asking my self "why" did i give up my 2010 RT to buy a GT. Seems like a 2012 GT should have all the bugs worked out. I will keep this for a year, then revert back to an R1200RT once they release it with a water cooled engine. The honeymoon is over.
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    Registered User PittsDriver's Avatar
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    I'm sorry to hear you've been having problems with your K16GT and it's true that there have been some problems that it seems like a disproportionate number of bikes have had but I personally don't think it's fair to characterize the bike as generally "buggy." I picked mine up in early January and have about 3,000 miles on it now. Here's the complete list of problems of any type on my bike:

    . . .

    This is the most amazing bike I've ever ridden, much less owned. It's got all day comfort with an unrivaled array of technological amenity and safety features and yet, at the push of a few buttons will unleash the heart of a hooligan bike on a twisty road. I'm still amazed that this is all possible in one bike. As a prototypical "retiring sport bike rider" that lives 150 miles from the serious twisties of West Virginia, this bike is exactly the right bike for me. But, it may not be for everyone and that's fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricoefamoso View Post
    Seems like a 2012 GT should have all the bugs worked out. .
    Was there a 2011 K1600GT? I was of the opinion we were still in the first year of production....????

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    2012 gtl here. Same experience as Pitts. 5123 miles as I type this and headed out for 3k ride tomorrow morning. Best six months of bike ownership of my life. Hope the dealer gets you sorted!!

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    Took out a 1600GT yesterday for 2 hours. I'm hooked. The GS is up for sale. Personally I think BMW knocked it out of the park with this bike. The launch is like a F18 on full burner and the handling is exceptional for a bike of it's class.

    Can't wait to join the club.

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    If you want to store your gs I've got space in my pole barn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricoefamoso View Post
    Key fob ... have three ... unlocks and locks top case and side bags ... replaced 3 times in 3 months ... none of them work now. Left turn signal flasher ... stopped ... does not work ... my dealer ordered the part ... its in now ... states it will take several hours to pull off and install a new one. Engine guards finally came in ... installed now after 3 months. Asking my self "why" did i give up my 2010 RT to buy a GT. Seems like a 2012 GT should have all the bugs worked out. I will keep this for a year, then revert back to an R1200RT once they release it with a water cooled engine. The honeymoon is over.
    I have a 2008 R1200RT. It is a great bike.
    It's unfortunate that you've had too many problems your bike, and it has put a sour taste in your mouth. I am looking to purchase a GTL, but I'll probably wait a year or so. Good luck with your bike.
    Neil
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