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OfflineWingy18

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    Newbie from Manchester UK
    « on: 2017-03-29 21:37:47 »
    Hi Everyone
    Got my K1600gt se last December after 14yrs of marriage to a Honda GL1800
    the Honda was great and never let me down, however I fancied a change so....
    The only issue I have with the BM is the gear change, could be me, but I find it
    very clunky, I'll sort it because the rest of the bike is awesome
    Taking she who rules on a trip to Spain in May, and the Isle of Man and France later on in the year
    Love the forum, and hopefully will make some worthwhile contributions in due course
    Keep riding safe
    Best
    Dave

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      Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-03-29 22:10:51 »
      hi and welcome
      ref the gear change you did not say what year your bike is as the gear box had some updates from 2013
      on my 5th k1600 and love it
      I had a lot of pans and cbr etc.
      this gear box is not as smooth but still good it takes a bit of getting use to
      a Honda will get you there a k1600 will get you there and put a smile on your face   

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        Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-03-29 22:14:51 »
        you have to do this

        Offlinejohnboy

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          Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-03-29 23:22:46 »
          I bought my 2011 gtl in November and realised the gearbox was clunky and the transition could shuttle, but sometimes it was quite smooth and predictable. Love the bike and the engine and handling is superb. The gearbox is not as it should be, but it puts a smile on face and is a true mile muncher at a very reasonable 50 mpg. I previously owned 1100 pan europeans which were good but the 1600 is streets ahead. Wishing you many happy miles on your 1600. John in North Yorkshire.
           

           

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          OfflineWingy18

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            Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-03-30 11:11:30 »
            Hi Guys
            Yep the bike certainly puts a smile on my face, it's got my mojo back if you like,
            I'll put up with the gearbox and just listen to that motor
            We're off to Picos mountains in May, decent roads at last, too many potholes here
            The bikes a 2016 model by the way, will post some pics later
            Best
            Dave

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              Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-03-30 11:20:15 »
              Congrats on the bike and welcome to the forum from across the (little) pond.
              Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

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                Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-04-04 22:17:10 »
                Problems with the transmission?!?! No siree. My GTLE has the finest dumptruck transmission ever put in a motorcycle. Those futuristic BMW engineers realized the motor would be so smooth and quiet, they needed to make sure and add some tactile feedback to the transmission, just so's you'd know you were on a terrestrial machine and not on a two-wheeled starship. :) Thank you BMW! :)

                OfflineDavidMcK

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                  Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
                  « Reply #7 on: 2017-04-05 10:26:54 »
                  Good News: "The transmission issues are fixed"


                  Bad News: "You have to re-mortgage the house to buy a 2017 model"




                  OfflineJim

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                    Re: Newbie from Manchester UK
                    « Reply #8 on: 2017-04-05 16:06:47 »
                    Are we sure they are fixed, no clunk nor lash. Because if that's the case it's not a BMW 😱😉😳😖😂
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