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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2014, 11:34 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy 2007 K1200GT tipped on side. Does not start.

I am a new owner of a 2007 K1200GT. Bike tipped over today while in 1st gear during turn around in driveway. Bike turned off on its own. On its side for less than 10 seconds. Attempted to restart bike but there is no power to the instrument panel. Disconnect battery under advice of another forum and reconnected. No help. Unable to find any kind of reset switch. Owners manual offered no info. Any suggestions? Thank you. Totally embarrassed. Been riding for 34 years and never had this happen before.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2014, 7:27 am
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I can't tell you how many times I dropped my LT. So far, 3 months of ownership on my 07 GT - no drops. Sorry but I'm no help to you but Welcome to Top Heavy World !!

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Thanks for the response. Looks like I will be trailering the bike to the dealership and hopefully the bill will not be too painful. Bill
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2014, 5:39 pm
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More than likely you bent a limit switch for the kick stand or rear brake. Just bend it back open.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Found two harness switches disconnected from the back of the ignition switch. Plugged them in. Everything appears normal.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2014, 3:33 pm
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I'm about the same and could not believe a strong wind would tipover my KRS. Lesson learned, parts replaced and body panel re-painted ($$$s!). Saved a lot by sourcing some boneyard parts, using a local paint shop and doing the repairs myself. Expect a big dealer estimate.

If you are not mechanical, then best to get the dealer to check over the bike for any damage you cannot easily see under the bodywork.

Heavy bike so avoid slow U turns of any kind. Also avoid pushing the bike 'off the saddle'. Safer to be sitting on the bike, keep it vertical and peddle it about with your feet whilst gripping on the seat rail.



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Thanks for additional advice about bike being heavy and no slow turns. Finding this to be a true statement. Only 5'10' tall and can not put feet totally flat on the ground. How ever I still think the 1200GT is a great bike. Need to get accustomed to a different form of riding. Will be finding a paint shop to correct scratches on left hand saddle bag lid. New lid from BMW is $475!
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Only 5'10' tall and can not put feet totally flat on the ground.
That should be about average for many. Look into adjusting the seat height or see if it can be got a bit lower in other ways. I know the earlier GT's needed more comfy seats and they added an extra 1 inch of foam over the KRS sport I have.

Ask the question here and see if other riders have a fix to get your feet lower. Your paint shop will fill, repaint and you won't see the scratches. May be worth getting both sides done. Won't cost much more once they set up and you know the pair will match. If you can get a bit lower, you may need to fiddle with the footpeg and pedal height adjustment.



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07 K1200GT we had our seat custom fabricated by Bill Mayer shortly after purchase. Like I you I am 5'10" and found touching ground difficult. We cut off the side edges of the seat so I could keep legs closer together. Works good enough. Better when loaded, rides lower, but when you change suspension to 2 up with luggage it raises bike back up!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 2014, 11:23 pm
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Sargent makes a low seat which in the high position is the same as the BMW low seat in the low position. It is about 1" lower in the low position. I find it comfortable, but it took a while to break in.
Each of us is built a little or a lot different, so the Sargent might only meet the height requirements but won't be comfortable.

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