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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2006, 10:43 am Thread Starter
 
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New guy looking at a 06 GT

OK - so I'm coming from an 05 R1200GS. My dealer has a fully loaded 06 K1200GT on the floor that's he's really willing to deal on. The only thing I see different on the 06 to 07 is the new brake system. My GS had the servo brakes so I'm used to those - anything else? Also I've read issues with the GT seat pushing you forward, just like the GS seat did. On the GS you could put the front of the seat in the "high" position and the back in the "low" position and it would solve that problem. Can this be done on the GT? One final question, can anyone tell me what the alternator puts out on the GT? I thought I'd read it was in the 900 watt area, but I can't find that now.

Thanks all for the help.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2006, 10:59 am
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945 wat altinator.

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I found that you can trim the rubber stops on the bottom of the seat, this helped to keep me from sliding forward.
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Is he willing to deal, because of some of the complaints of the 06 GT new bike bugs?

I have read a lot of posts of problems with the 06. I would go for the 07 hoping the bugs were worked out by now.

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Is he willing to deal, because of some of the complaints of the 06 GT new bike bugs?

I have read a lot of posts of problems with the 06. I would go for the 07 hoping the bugs were worked out by now.
Other than the bugs from the software that were remedied in v7.0 what bugs are you taking about?

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go for it....

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OK - so I'm coming from an 05 R1200GS. My dealer has a fully loaded 06 K1200GT on the floor that's he's really willing to deal on. The only thing I see different on the 06 to 07 is the new brake system. My GS had the servo brakes so I'm used to those - anything else? Also I've read issues with the GT seat pushing you forward, just like the GS seat did. On the GS you could put the front of the seat in the "high" position and the back in the "low" position and it would solve that problem. Can this be done on the GT? One final question, can anyone tell me what the alternator puts out on the GT? I thought I'd read it was in the 900 watt area, but I can't find that now.

Thanks all for the help.

Bob Fynbo

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The '07's are higher $'s. Stability control is retrofitiable if ordered that way prior to Feb '07. Not available on '06's (yet - maybe aftermarket later).

I demo'd an '06 and would not hesitate to buy one today if I had the cash.

Only thing about buying now is tying up money and not getting much use of the bike because of winter approaching but then you can spend all winter polishing it up.

I don't think you will regret buying the '06 vrs. waiting.

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Buy it if you can get a deal. so far, there has been almost no dealing on the GT. The difference between the 06 & 07 is minor. The "bugs" have been fixed by the installation of ver 7 software. I love my 06 GT, and keep riding it. Election day is the "official" end of the season for me, when we take an annual ride fron NYC to the Berkshires so one of my friends can vote up there. 4 or 5 hours in one day. Not bad considering we have gone in rain, cold and even snow showers.

After that, whenver there is a sunny day in the winter for a short 50 mile round trip to warm up the engine and get some coffee in CT is our stategy for the "off" season.

Where in Ma are you locatred? I see MV, but where do you buy and service the bike?

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Is he willing to deal, because of some of the complaints of the 06 GT new bike bugs?

I have read a lot of posts of problems with the 06. I would go for the 07 hoping the bugs were worked out by now.
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Only thing about buying now is tying up money and not getting much use of the bike because of winter approaching but then you can spend all winter polishing it up.

Cheers.
Why can't you ride a KGT in the winter? I've been looking at the RT and loving how "all season" the beemers seem to be... I've been being tempted by the KGT the last couple days but I'm worried that I wouldn't be able to drive it in the winter. Please help.
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