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    BMW FanBoi drw2ge's Avatar
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    I'll jump in the fray.. Our club: New Sweden BMW Riders, has not one K1600. My club must be like Racer7's.. yet, I know of a bunch of K1600 owners (they were ALL previous Gold Wing riders) in this area.. and not one has shown any interest in joining the local BMW club. We did get one new member recently that was from the Gold Wing club but he moved to a GS Adventure.
    Phil W2GE
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    Where's The 1600 Riders?

    Still here! Just out riding. Crossed the 9,000 mile threshold this weekend on the odometer since I got the K1600GT 5.5 months ago. Making small changes to the bike. Givi 55l case on the back. Various pads for the drivers seat. Bluetooth gagets for the helmet (Cardo Scala G9). I've decided that a 2 x 4 would be more comfortable than this friggin GT seat. I've had BMW's since 1973 and I've never had a stock seat that I've liked on these bikes. But, there's plenty of aftermarket stuff out there and I guess it's time to find a good one. I should take the seat off my Electraglide and put on there. It's good for at least 12 hours a day in the saddle.

    Anyway, still here. Riding, doing my own PM's on the bike, just not hitting the forum as much. By the way, any K1600 folks out there having any issues with shifting up to 2nd gear? Such as, not going into 2nd gear at times, getting stuck in neutral on the 1st to 2nd shift.
    Jack McAfee, Jr.
    1973 R75/5 (sold with 103,000 miles)
    1987 K100RS
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    I think most of the K1600 owners are on the K1600 forum airing out their dirty wash. Some are having issues that aren't being dealt with by BMW and others claim they have no issues and are out riding. Then there's the group in the middle sitting on the fence I guess. Pretty typical stuff if you have owned a new model BMW lately.

    Rick H.

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    Is there a reason, you have to constantly voice feedback about your new bike? Maybe you are happy and there is nothing to report??
    Most of the other sections live off the posts from people who have some kind of problem or ask for advice. Sure enough,t here are more Airhead owners out there who need help and seek support in a forum than K1600 owners.
    Last Sunday, at the Open House at BMW Cleveland, there were only two K16s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorcop@wi.rr.com View Post
    I think most of the K1600 owners are on the K1600 forum airing out their dirty wash. Some are having issues that aren't being dealt with by BMW and others claim they have no issues and are out riding. Then there's the group in the middle sitting on the fence I guess. Pretty typical stuff if you have owned a new model BMW lately.

    Rick H.
    http://www.k1600forum.com/ I believe Rick's right, most of us are over at K1600 Forum.

    I've been putting 1K+ on a month, since I got "Gisele" back from her killing of Ms. Bambi.

    Fully trouble free miles on mein "Gisele" and I also now only hunt deer with my .308 rifle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jogitu View Post
    So what happened to all the 1600 owners? Are you riding or did you jump forums? Awful dead category here on the MOA Forum.
    Still here. Been out riding...
    Tom Barrie
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    Still around myself but not so much online. It's riding weather and I've been out ridin' the snot out of mine. It's one amazing bike.

    Wes

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