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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2008, 11:06 pm Thread Starter
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Two more sleeps before I get 2008 K1200GT

Can hardly wait till I get the new bike. Switching from a HD V-Rod to the K1200GT. I must say I was very happy with the V-Rod in terms of handling and performance, but always wanted a BMW. I hope I will not be disappointed in the switch.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2008, 12:38 am
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Can hardly wait till I get the new bike. Switching from a HD V-Rod to the K1200GT. I must say I was very happy with the V-Rod in terms of handling and performance, but always wanted a BMW. I hope I will not be disappointed in the switch.
Congrats on getting out of the stone age. But be prepared, comparing a HD-even a V-Rod to a GT is like comparing a sledge hammer to a scalpel. Nothing against HD-but performance and handling-nooooooooo.

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Thanks for the advise, heard that people have a tendency to drop the bike due to its false impression that it is not a heavy bike.
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Just make sure that when you accelerate you have a helmet in your head and not in the back rest because you might loose an eye and lips due to the acceleration and "G"force of the GT Bandanas will not keep your brain from coming out of your ears
The V road is a great bike but you are going to enjoy the GT power and handling. Congratulations

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Got her home today

Very nice bike, very sensitive on the gas. Not use to the seating position that tend to make you lean a bit forward and transfers weight on the hands. I need to adjust my position that takes that tendency away since it makes it difficult to control the throttle. I noticed by applying pressure with the knees helps take away that pressure. Any other tips that others can share. I must say it was hard to put her away in the garage for the night.
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Sliding forward into the tank is settled by after-market seat (preferably Russell Day-Long).

Handlebars can be extended. Even more with Suburban Machinery's risers.

Shield? Aeroflow. Maybe with their lower deflectors if turbulence is too bad.

Just takes some dialing in - but it ain't cheap!

Enjoy the new ride!

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Very nice bike, very sensitive on the gas.
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Not use to the seating position that tend to make you lean a bit forward and transfers weight on the hands.
Put the screen down all the way and ride faster, the wind pressure will take the weight off!

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Very nice bike, very sensitive on the gas.
That there's called horsepower! Or maybe torque, I can never remember the difference.
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