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    Just arrived!

    Got it yesterday, GT SE plus comfort pack plus radio - just waiting for the Shackleton to fit to the back for 'we indoors.

    Never had one before so any (supportive) advice greatly appreciated!




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    And of course if anyone wants 'owt making (within my capabilities) then let me know as I've now got something to work on!


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    Did BMW ever solve the issue of downward facing radiator louvres letting in stones from the front tyre?
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    Fuckin hell, that's hideous!

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    Loads of info on the Forum - try http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/uk-riders/

    The early adoptors suffered a few 'issues' - with that frame, yours looks like a 2015> so most problems had been fixed by then. Yes the cooling is a bit marginal in traffic, so the rad needs to be kept clean. They are a big beast too, so tires get a hard time if you use the performance; they cup easily & the last 3mm can disappear very rapidly. The FBW throttle takes time/experience & 1st to 2nd is often clunky due to the long throw.

    Enjoy the ride ................... KEN

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    Nice one Mark , enjoy ! Brilliant bikes, not got one but my mate has (rode that) hope you have the quick shifter!

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    Benz - think so mate.
    Nuts - fekk off
    Squib - mines a 2017 and thanks.
    Team D - yes it has and thanks pal


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    If you hit the rev limiter don't be shocked when the bike loses power until the revs go below about 5k, thought I'd broken mine when I did it !!

    Upgraded now to a new GSA TE.

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    Yes it seems the power is certainly mid range with a 'fade' the higher the engine revs - lots of low down grunt tho. Must say my GSA is more comfortable with the longer leg stretch


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    What's the reverse gear like? I saw someone using one last week and it seemed a really cool option for people like myself or low in the saddle.


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    I've put the seat on 'high' so I'll see if that sorts the leg thing out. Just a little concerned about so much weight on tippy toes. Regarding the reverse it's really cool - I wasn't going to have that option (or the fekking radio) but I must say with a bike sooooo heavy it is a bloody handy thing to have, used it twice today so it's no gimmick


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    And the bike has to be ridden very deliberately- think super tanker lol


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    Looks fantastic, very envious :-)

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    Nice machine Mr. Hooton. 6,000rpm max until after first service? I was out on my GT Sport yesterday, and clicking through the buttery smooth gearbox as quick as you like.... you are low flying like a cruise missile even without touching the 6k revs, great fun!

    Enjoy and stay safe

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    That looks gorgeous ... you lucky boy. I love my GS to bits but am thinking of a change to turbine smooth ... you don't help putting piccies like that up ! Enjoy.

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    Remember he new speeding fines !!

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