Originally Posted by longwayfromhome
Did the same here in NZ, on a K1200GT 2008. Had some great runs, latest was around the East Cape from Auckland in a day... she is a nice machine, though doesn't have the glassy smoothness of the LT/RG brick engine.
Hi Ralph... hows NZ been looking after you?
The GT I picked up is the same brick as the LT.. (2004 build, not reg till Feb 2006) one of the reasons I bought it. Means I pretty much only have to remember how to maintain 1 x type of bike whether I'm working on the LT or the GT :-) (apart from the tupperware of course).
Interestingly the GT's motor sounds quite "throaty" compared to the LT, and the power is just brilliant with the lower weight.
Put new tyres on it last weekend and now it turns and sticks...
Its really only for commuting to save the LT for longer trips and so I can do maintenance on one while still riding the other.
Have just upgraded the lo-beam to HID, and installed a Stebel Nautilus, added my old comms system in the tank bag for tunes and phone, a garage door opener, and a go-pro on the tank... think I"m ready for Sydney traffic :-)
About the only thing I'd like to change would be to get the bars about another 2" higher and 2" closer to me so I sat a little more upright..... and get the balls off that tank! lol