Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Simi Valley, CA, USA
Picked it up today!!
I have to add myself to the list of those who have to wait no longer. I picked up my Crystal Grey K12GT from BMW Ventura this afternoon. I had placed a deposit back in December after sitting on the bike at the Long Beach MC show. It has been a long wait and the last two weeks were the worst, as the time neared for delivery. I have been making many visits to the various forums for information in the last two weeks and I want to thank those who have gone before me for their observations.
I rode home from the dealership, about 30 miles, and I feel that something is not quite right with the shifting on my bike. It might be a loose clutch cable but each shift, up and down, is pretty noisy, clunky, and sloppy as compared to my 1999 K12RS. I realize that it is a new clutch and might require a little break-in to get working optimally. Any suggestions?? I will put in some more miles tomorrow and bring it to the dealer if the sloppiness persists.
I just finjished reading the manual and I have to say that there were many errors in the book. For example, the book says that you cannot change the ESA damping while in motion. I believe this is incorrect. I'll find out tomorrow.
One good thing is that the original literature and websites indicated a maximum GVWR of 962 pounds and the actual limit is 1146 lbs. You can safely add 525 lbs to the bike without concern for overloading. I am 5' 10" and around 250 lbs., so you can see why I was concerned. A passenger and luggage might have been an issue at 962 lbs.
I can't wait to see the aftermarket explode with new goodies for the KGT.
That's all for now. Thanks again for sharing and caring.
Simi Valley, CA
2006 K 1200 GT- Crystal Grey Metallic
1999 K 1200 RS- Dakar and Grey Taxicab