Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Frederick, MD, United States
I've had two 04 GT's and I love them. I've ridden them from the DC area to RedLodge ,MT, to Vermont and lots of near by rides. I took it to Arizona in my pickup truck and put 3000 mi on it in 2 mos riding around Northern AZ with not a lick of a problem and smooth riding all the way. Now before I get all gushy about the bike, there is one big issue with them. The rear oil seal can leak and destroy the clutch and if you catch it before the clutch is affected, it costs about 75.00 for the seal and 2200.00 for labor or 3000.00 for the clutch included. Both of my bikes had this problem, but I've heard from many who own the bike that have never had the problem. The bottom line, is that the bike is a smooth and powerful machine to ride and very comfortable. Although, I would get a custom seat to increase comfort on long distances. (or an Airhawk seat topper) I wrecked my present one and bought it back from the insurance company and rebuilt it. I had to replace the radiators, valve head, cams, fairings and all the paint and stuff that comes with it. Supriseingly easy to work on. Rides great now, better than before. Just replaced the front cam seal myself and did it in one day. The bike is like that woman you lust after. It keeps taking, but the lust makes the giving back so satisfying. Overall, it is a great bike and I will own no other!
2004 K1200GT Orient Blue