Your bike will do fine. I don't see where you mention which model of the K1600 you own. If you have 4,000 miles on a GTL, which comes with Metzlers, those tires won't make it there and back I would definitely put a set of new ones on the bike before leaving. If they are some other brand then maybe you might be OK. A lot of other brand tires will go 8,000 miles. With the high torque of this engine combined with the weight they eat tires very quickly compared to your FJR.
Also oil changes are do every 6,000 miles. If you are currently riding a lot you will be close enough BEFORE you leave that you should have it changed early before leaving. That will save you having to do it while on the trip.
Finding a dealer for new tires out West is possible but you should mark down where they are. If you have the BMW Navigator GPS there is an icon that when clicked on will show all the BMW dealers in the U.S.
Hi Arizona Jim ,
yes the stock tires are dead , mostly the front one , I bought already a pair of Dunlop RS III , will install them beginning of next week ,
Do you suggest me to install them at the dealer ?
Or I can install them at my motorcycle workshop
Thereís a Harley workshop just at 12 seconds from my house and he does install the tires when I bring him the rims
i hope out there in the aftermarket thereís the electronic tool that you plug and read the codes and reset the service light , Iíll investigate about that , so I donít have to go to the dealer everytime I do an oil change or everytime the service light pops up
My priority is highway pegs , Iím maybe going to create ones with some existing pegs and holes with a black plug on them that I spotted under the engine and they have a thread , I think is where you install the engine guards
Accessories for the K are even more expensive than accessories in general !! Hahahahaha
Slowly like everybody Iíll customize the bike to my needs
The oil is very very clear , the person who sold it to me told me that he changed it like 300 miles ago , I think we should be good for the trip , then Iíll find some dealers during the trip
Super excited about everything so far , Iím not the ď snap pictures guyĒ
My trips are always very sober and not super documented
I had to document when I did few ironbutts
Jim you can see my bike in my garage , her name is krabator !! Hahaha
Catch you soon guys