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What position is your new GT handlebars set in?

  • All the way down (Sporty)

    Votes: 12 27.9%
  • One up

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Two up

    Votes: 7 16.3%
  • 4th position from high

    Votes: 2 4.7%
  • Set high (Sit up and Beg!)

    Votes: 22 51.2%

  • Total voters
    43
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Discussion Starter #1
Hi everyone.
I was just interested in what position most riders have their new K1200GT handle bar adjusted to.
I ride with mine down all the way, as I prefer the sportier position.
Where do you have yours set?

Best wishes.

Ken.
 

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While at CCR, I put the bars all the way down to show someone that position. I left them there and forgot about it. The last 1000 miles or so has been much more comfortable for me...I'm leaving them right there!
 

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Coming from an RT, the topmost position is hardly "sit up and beg" ... although having short arms doesn't help :D .
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
G'day Chris.
Coming from a 04 GT, the high bars felt very high to me, but as you said, not being real long doesn't help!
Best wishes mate.

Ken.
 

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Looking for Lower

Currently riding with the bar midway so that I can get my head in somewhat clear air. Started off with the bar and seat in the low position and loved the way it handled and felt but the buffeting was too much. My preference will be to lower the bar back down once I get the noise issue taken care of.
Bill
 

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Discussion Starter #7
Interesting. 2 days into the poll, and 18 / 33 have their bars al the way up., with 8/32 all the way down.
I wonder how many GTs are represented by list members?

Best wishes all.

Ken
 

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Can I change my "all the way up" answer.

I moved mine last night to one notch from all the way down. This is more comfortable for me. It may seem strange, but I seem to have better posture this way, and better front tire feel.

Brian
 

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bnblazer said:
Can I change my "all the way up" answer.

I moved mine last night to one notch from all the way down. This is more comfortable for me. It may seem strange, but I seem to have better posture this way, and better front tire feel.
No you may not! Until you wise up and move them all the way down, we still sticking you with the RT-riding wannabes! :D :D :D
 

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Riding Position

I think the more forward riding position with the low bars lends its self to a curved spine, and more natural position There was a long discussion on the old I-BMW list (precurser of this site) re the name of this position (? YODA ?) and benefits for relaxed riding (barring any age or injury related conditions for the individual).
I certainly prefer the forward position, and I'm not a sport rider in the slightest. (Skills wise anyway!)
I started this poll as I was interested in the actual body position of the rider probably dictating the riding style of the machine. Hence is the GT more a Sport Tourer, or a Tourer with sporty pretensions. Semantics I know, but I'm on my lunch brake at work!!!
Best wishes.

Ken.
 

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IMHO, this GT is the best all-around motorcycle I've ever ridden. Yes, it tours. And yes, it makes for a pretty darn good sportbike. Over 8K miles, and it's still kicking my butt! :)
 

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No you may not! Until you wise up and move them all the way down, we still sticking you with the RT-riding wannabes! :D :D :D
OK - I put them down the last notch. Next you will be telling me that I need to be driving an ST1300.

Brian
 

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OK - I put them down the last notch. Next you will be telling me that I need to be driving an ST1300.
Aw c'mon! Even I am not that cold! :D


(Actually...the RT and ST1300 are both great machines.)
 
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