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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2006, 7:41 pm Thread Starter
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New K 12ers. Any objectional whining?

Hello all,

Now that there are a few more GT2s out there I'm going to ask this again.

I'm considering trading my GT1 on a new 2. I did test ride one and concentrated on handling, vibration and wind noise. I liked the power and handling. Vibration levels seemed to be pretty minimal and the ESC is worthwhile. But for me, the standard screen allows for too much wind noise.

The GT2 does have a noticeable whine at idle and when reved in neutral. I guess both the R & S versions probably do as well.


My question then is directed more to for those GT2ers who have the tall screen or have already installed a taller after market screen.

Would you consider the engine whine still apparent or intrusive at operating speeds??


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2006, 6:32 am
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What's a GT1 / 2?
06 vs 07 model?

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I think he was referring to the old GT (manufactured until 2004, similar to the RS), vs the new GT 2006/2007 model !

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I think he was referring to the old GT (manufactured until 2004, similar to the RS), vs the new GT 2006/2007 model !
Thanks Larry

Yes, what Larry said

The old Fling Brick K1200GT ('03 - '05)
as opposed to
The new K1200GT ('06 - '07)

I've seen some folks starting to use the GT2 name as a way to insure proper model id in conversation. Made sense to me, so I used it. Does make me think of the old Ford Mustang ('64 - 73), Mustang II ('74-"78??forgettable) though.

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Good idea ! So I own a GT2. Do you think BMW will adopt this moniker ?

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2006, 12:13 pm
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Going back to the topic. I think the GT has a distinct sound. It is very subjective as to whether it is objectionable. It doesn't bother me and most of the time I guess I block it out as I don't hear it all the time.

Some people like the scream of a jet turbine, others like the sound of a big ol' radial motor. I fall into the later group but would love to fly the former.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2006, 9:10 pm
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I've owned both a GT1 and GT2 (now you have me doing it!), and I like the engine sound more on the new bike verses the old. Initially I thought, ugghh, but now I'm use to it. I don't miss the case full of gravel idle noise of the GT1 at all. Yep, the GT2 is very turbine like, but also more of a growl than the Brick, as well as the odd exhaust burble on deceleration.
It's subjective, but I have no issues with the engine sound. I also have the standard wind screen, so my reply may not be in line with your original question.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2006, 9:43 pm
 
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I guess I have never noticed a whine. I certainly did on the ST1300 though. Now that is a whine.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2006, 7:39 pm
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K Whine

I came off a Ducati 748S, so the lack of clutch rattle on the K bike means I'm getting my hearing back. The "whine "of the motor is pure German music (if you ask me).
The only REAL whining going on is my wife, when I tell her I need to go for another ride.
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