Originally Posted by imfinlay
So, after some browsing of this fine forum and digging through the online classifieds, I put a deposit on this K1200GT
In the event you have not had any previous experience with these older Ks there's one thing worth mentioning - they have a dry clutch
, and will not take well to launches, burnouts, and other similar clutch-killing activities. If you do manage to burn one up, disassembly is a major operation, unlike the typical wet clutch motorcycle, where removing the side cover typically gives access to the clutch parts. I remember the first time I saw a K apart for clutch replacement I was shocked at how much had been removed.
One more thing to mention is that any dealer-performed repair or maintenance will likely not be cheap. If you are mechanically capable or if you know someone mechanically capable that can do any work on the bike for you for less, that's great, but if not then expect the dealer to extract a fair amount of shillings from your pocket from time to time.
Otherwise, if you are determined to get your hands on, and keep your hands on, that GT, I hope you have many safe, enjoyable, and trouble-free miles on it.
Originally Posted by pier1
You may also find out the windshield of the GT does not offer much weather protection, so you may decide for taller model. One of the reason why I sold the KRS was because I couldn't stand the air noise on the helmet.
I just put a tall GT screen on my bike for the winter (for the first time, no less) and the wind noise seems a little louder and lower in pitch than the RS screen. I typically use ear plugs, so to me the differences between both are inconsequential.