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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 6:41 pm Thread Starter
 
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It has arrived......!!

At last, my '07 K1200GT SE is finally in my hands, and in my garage. The 15 mile trip to the dealers on the LT turned into a nearly 70 mile trip back on the GT . I took it on all types of road, dual carriageways, main roads, country roads, through urban areas, in traffic, on nearly empty roads, and I am certain of one thing - the GT speaks to my soul in a way the LT never did. I liked the LT and if BMW hadn't brought out the new GT, I would still own my LT. But the GT is just so much more FUN........ (about 200 smiles to the gallon I reckon )

For those intersted, the SE in UK has the Xenon headlight, as well as the other toys, plus I got the tall screen and the top box. I have already decided to get the topbox painted to match because, while it looks exactly the same in some lights, in others in looks close yet not quite (if that makes sense). It is also a satin finish, unlike the gloss on the bike - so, its a spray job (and the quote is only 100 including the paint - about $170(?) so definitely worth it). That will be done in about 2-3 weeks, because the paint has to be ordered in. I have attached pics of the topbox and panniers so you can see the current colour match (or not). BTW, the truck in the background of the main photo is my Ford F150 King Ranch pick-up They just don't make 'em like that over here - it's a cracker.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 6:44 pm
 
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she is an ABSOLUTE beauty
congrats a thousand times

i love the "200 smiles/gallon" comment very very much
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 6:54 pm Thread Starter
 
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she is an ABSOLUTE beauty
congrats a thousand times

i love the "200 smiles/gallon" comment very very much
Greg,

Just so you know, the '07 models do NOT come from the factory with the 7.0 software loaded. My dealer had to load it as part of the PDI process. I certainly didn't have any problem with slow speed traffic during the run back, nor did I come across any of the other problems that have been reported with 7.0, such as the hesitation at 4800 revs (and I did try it several times....!!).

Whatever, I hope yours arrives soon, so you can be having as much fun as I intend to.
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Greg,

Just so you know, the '07 models do NOT come from the factory with the 7.0 software loaded. My dealer had to load it as part of the PDI process. I certainly didn't have any problem with slow speed traffic during the run back, nor did I come across any of the other problems that have been reported with 7.0, such as the hesitation at 4800 revs (and I did try it several times....!!).

Whatever, I hope yours arrives soon, so you can be having as much fun as I intend to.
what?
they didn't?
how weird is that?
as long as they know to do it as part of the PDI....
and i guess that your windshield, etc.... works fine
at least they won't have to clear out all of the "adaptive memory" first

thanks for telling me that
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 9:56 pm
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Hi Chris,

great to see the new bike, can't wait to get mine now (production week 37). Out of interest what colour tank panels do you have fitted? From your photos they look quite light, certainly lighter than the panels under the seat, were they option 171 "Ganite Grey tank panel" or the standard slate grey?

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Very very nice! Congrats! And you won't regret getting the topbox painted to match. It really ties it altogether. I paid $175, and glad I did it.
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Congratulations Chris.
You must be the first on the list with an 07.
We welcome your comments re the new brakes.
Ben, are you watching this thread?

Best wishes mate.

Ken.

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Congratulations Chris!
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Geez that Crystal Grey looks beautiful. Far nicer than my dark blue.
See England has got the bikes on the floor now, vs US machines still in transit. I suppose you would expect that seeing England is only 2 hours away by Lancaster!!!!
Are the indicators LED or normal globe? There was comment that the 07s would go LED.

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Congrats Chris,

Very beautiful bike. I ordered mine in the same color / setup, albeit with the topbox lid painted (the dealer charged me 120,- for that) and a R1200RT horn fitted.

Ride safe!!

Grtz,
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