New GT Owner
Hello all- just purchased a 2004 K1200GT. I hope to fall in love with it, but thus far, I haven't had the opportunity to. I live in Upstate SC, where I've been for almost 15 years now.
I am not new to bikes, and have ridden quite a few years. I purchased my first BMW a little over a year ago- a 1994 R1100RS. I love it- for commuting. I've put ~10k miles on it, but don't like the body position for long rides, and prefer a bit more protection from the elements. What I do love is the smoothness, rock solid stability, and braking power. It's my first experience with ABS on a bike.
So, I decided to get a bigger BMW, without going overboard. Settled on the GT- the bike has 29,000 miles, which appear to have been put on pretty evenly over 15 years. Love the power, love the wind protection, and I am absolutely blown away by the stopping power of this bike. The stability is a bit of an issue. There is something going on in the rear end which I can't figure out.
I am going to head over to the 1200 Classic forum, and will post on the issues. I could use some experienced advice- I am excited about this bike, and would like to put some miles on it.
I have been a member of the BMW MOA forum since I purchased the R1100 - but in my research prior to and after purchase, I have found myself reading a lot more posts on this forum- so here I am. I have already benefited from the group, and appreciate everyone sharing.