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post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2019, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Been eyeing K bikes for a while

Howdy,

This year, I had to sell my 2014 R1200R Dark White as I could no longer bend my knee enough to ride. I have been interested in the RT, and K1600 for a long time, with the K1600 being a much more drooled over bike for myself.

I love two wheels so, given my knee bend issue, I was considering a HD cruiser. I absolutely love some of the sounds those bikes make.

However, after receiving some treatment, I am able to bend my knee more. Therefore, I am likely shunning the dark side and sticking with my favorite brand, as I believe they engineer the best bikes.

So, hello, here I am. Shopping and lurking.

Currently eyeing a 2013 and a 2014 GTL, but for the life of me, can't see a difference.
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Check out the K1600B if throwing a leg over might be a problem. Theyíre a little lower

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There pretty much is no difference in the GTL from 2012-2016 other than somewhere along the line keyless ignition and hill start assist was added.

In 2017/2018 quite a bit was changed like the faring plastic and Shift assist and reverse was added. If you can spring for the cost of a newer bike then checking out the Bagger models, like Donna suggested, might be worthwhile for you knee issue.

Also the GT version gives a different sitting and foot peg position which may or may not help your knee out.
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Hi guys , me too im new in the forum

Iím Gigi French living in NY now , been looking for a k16 from longtime and now Iím finally getting a 2014 k16 with very very low mileage , very excited and was wondering how to increase the most the foot position for long long hauls
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@Brian - hello sir, we look forward to following your journey.



@Gigi - get the =K= and then come back and specifically discuss your foot-position concerns. Happy travels until then sir.


Look forward to both of you becoming part of the =K=lub!!
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Howdy,

This year, I had to sell my 2014 R1200R Dark White as I could no longer bend my knee enough to ride. I have been interested in the RT, and K1600 for a long time, with the K1600 being a much more drooled over bike for myself.

I love two wheels so, given my knee bend issue, I was considering a HD cruiser. I absolutely love some of the sounds those bikes make.

However, after receiving some treatment, I am able to bend my knee more. Therefore, I am likely shunning the dark side and sticking with my favorite brand, as I believe they engineer the best bikes.

So, hello, here I am. Shopping and lurking.

Currently eyeing a 2013 and a 2014 GTL, but for the life of me, can't see a difference.

May want to add the Ilium Works highway pegs to stretch out for longer trips. Mine are attached to their engine guards but I think they also make a kit for the BMW guards.
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My wife has the ilium works highway pegs on her K1600GT and loves them!
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I put on the Altrider engine guard on as well as their foot pegs. With the highest seat I could get away with and using the pegs to stretch my knees from time to time...it made the GTL perfect for me. I bought a used 2016 that came with a low seat, I'm 6' 4"....felt like a catcher before I made the changes.
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