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    K1200 GT Transmission Whine

    I just bought a 2008 1200GT yesterday with 500 miles. After 25 years of Harley riding there is lots to get used to. The first 200 miles have been a lot of fun.

    I was wondering about the high pitched whine of the transmission in the K-Bike - especially when rolling it on at highway speed - is this normal? It did seem to be getting pretty loud at times.

    Never driven a BWM before, so I have no frame of reference.

    Any ideas?

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    Dale Rudolph
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    May 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Welcome to the Forums.
    Are you sure it's not just a ringing in your ears from all those years on a Harley?

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    Mendocino, CA USA about as far left as you can get in the lower 48

    Move to Wedges Please

    I don't have the GT version of either the older brick style - this sub forum - or of the new K series - your style engine. This question should likely be moved to the Wedge sub forum.
    The early K's have straight cut gears which do tend to whine if you have enough wind protection to hear them - I do on my RS. It is normal. For the 08 GT....again, I have the S rather than the GT, so am not sure how much gear noise one would hear. But, if the moderator moves this to the Wedge forum, I am sure the GT owners there can help you. It may be the engine or the tranny that you are adjusting to the sound of compared to a big twin.
    Jim Douglas '00 K1200RS >138,000 miles -- Black, 01/10/2000 to present
    Gone: White '09 K1300S sold @ 22k mi, Black '93 K1100RS traded @ 78k mi, Red '85 K100RS sold @ 44k mi, '06 Kaw 650R chrome yellow track bike sold

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    Learning Curve

    Now I know the difference between of Wedges and Bricks.


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