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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Now not capable of trip K1300GT



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My beloved black K1300GT goes to be pushed off to the facet and put in storage. So unhappy. I wished a BMW for 30 years and at last purchased one. Acquired barely 3 years of driving out of it. Turned 70 final yr and between a hip downside and unhealthy neck vertabrae i can now not deal with even 100 mile trip with out hurting badly. I am making an attempt to determine choices like possibly lowered pegs and handlebar risers. It had some risers on it when i bought it so these might return on. I haven’t got any main issues with my different bikes(3 Harleys) as a result of i can stretch my legs and arms out. Took a 2400 mile spherical journey final yr on the Highway Glide. So i assume i am asking a query for which i most likely already know the reply. Like John Prine mentioned, “A query ain’t actually a query if you recognize the reply too”. Is there any technique to make this bike snug for somebody with these physique issues?

I’ve lowered footpegs on my GT and the bars set on the highest place within the inventory mounts. The lowered pegs helped lots with my legs and the bar peak is ok for me, however I’ve lengthy arms. I even have an aftermarket saddle that’s just a bit bit taller than OEM—that additionally helped with the legs. Lastly, the OEM seat places the unsuitable stress in your backside and that may be a think about leg ache as nicely.

Lowered pegs and bar risers/bar backs will put you extra upright and will have you ever wanting a taller display, however that combo might be extra snug for you. Having mentioned all that, I discover as a tall particular person I’m way more snug on my R1200GS (with lowered pegs) than on the GT.

Finest,

DeVern

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