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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2010, 4:40 pm Thread Starter
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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
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All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2010, 11:37 pm Thread Starter
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A couple of people have had trouble viewing the pic inline, so here's the direct link:

http://s3.postimage.org/1z_Li-781ced8b.jpg

No additional info, just a picture collage. Looks pretty legit to me, though.

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'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
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All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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I like it. Seems to have a more aggresive style than the current GT and certainly the LT. I also like the tall tank which reminds me of my GS. I also like more of the engine being exposed.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 2010, 3:01 am Thread Starter
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I also like the tall tank which reminds me of my GS.
How many gallons?

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I also like more of the engine being exposed.
Me, too, but for different reasons.

The current Slant/4 motor has a couple of threaded bosses on the underside of the cylinder bank that would be a perfect highway peg mount - if it wasn't for the damn side fairings. So hopefully the same bosses are on the Slant/6 motor, and there's easily room for a highway peg bracket to come out between the cylinders and the exhaust pipes.

I sure hope they have one at the Cycle World show in Long Beach . . .

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'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

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About mounting pegs to the engine, it could prove costly.

There have been a few guys on the S1000RR forum that mounted frame sliders on the bike's frame. For some when it falls over, it punched a hole through the frame and totals out the bike on cost of replacement. If the GTL falls over with pegs mounted to the engine, I could foresee a cracked engine casing leading to a $15K engine replacement. I think I saw where the engine weighs 225 pounds so there's not much metal there to begin with. Or make sure they fold or snap off first.

It will most likely be at the Long Beach Show. Seems BMW does most of their new bike USA public viewing entry's at that one.


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Yeah, they'd have to be engineered well. Either to bend or to break away as you said, or maybe to be more rigid as in proper crash bars.

Maybe something like this (for the K1200R):



Plus that would allow you to use standard bar-mounted pegs, and give you some flexibility as to where to mount the pegs to. And maybe even make a good aux light mount as well.

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'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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Here the pics a little bigger from the K 1600 GTL:











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It does look like an LT had sex with a GT!

I sure hope that tour-pack comes off........

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 2010, 7:43 pm Thread Starter
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Yes, the trunk and saddlebags are easily removable, like the current GT/RT bikes.

Remember, this is the GT-L version. There's also a "sportier" GT version with less goodies on it . . .

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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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