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    Question Am I too tall for a GT

    I'm off to test ride a new GT this weekend, might trade an 04 RT but, I'd like to know if there is any body that is 6' 5", or there abouts, that has comments about the ergos. When I bought the RT in 04 I had ridden the GT, but found it a little too cramped for my liking, so I went with the RT. I've sat on the new GT and it seems comfortable enough, awfully close to the RT in my opinion, or maybe I just want it to be. So, I need cooler heads to help, what say you all?

    Dave

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    cramped

    i am 5/10 have seat on high bars low after 200mi i start to want more leg room its nothing that i cant live with i have 32 inseam can put both feet flat on ground but wish for more room they do sell peg lowers 1.5inch but then brake dosnt lineup and then there the corrnering but i have a inch of chicken strip on rear and havent draged the feelers yet about 4100miles so but who knows how long that will last

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    I'm not worried about the chicken strips or the feelers, in the last 41K on the Rt they haven't been touched either.

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    I just got the GT. I'm 6' - 4", so we're close. The ergos are fine, and I think better than the RT (although I haven't owned an RT)
    The tall windshield is not. I just ordered a Cee Bailey and it should be here today that is 6" taller than the short BMW. It should help.

    This bike is a replacement for the K1100LT (they stopped making it in 1997 and didn't replace until now)

    I think you would love this animal. I was expecting it to be good and it's better than that.
    the Luz

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    Thanks for the reply. Did you buy the Suburban Machine peg lowering kit?

    Dave

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    new windshield

    I did not lower the pegs. I've only got 300 miles on it, though, but I don't think I will need to. The first long trip will tell.

    I just got the Cee Bailey tall (+6") windshield. I'm in love! It's perfect, as far as I can tell.

    I'm getting to like this bike much more than I thought I would. The gearing is perfect and it feels like a slot car. I'm not sure what the electronic suspension adjustments do, but it's fun to play with.

    I got the tire pressure on the dash option and that's way cool.

    I love this bike.
    the Luz

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    'nother thing

    oh, yeah.
    152 bhp
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