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    What would you change or add to your new stock K1600?

    Ive had my 2016 GTLE since July. I have 7000 miles under the tires ... Absolutely love it and am NOT complaining.
    I am curious though, whout would you like to have seen on your bike that it didn't have when you first got it. Personally, with old knees, Id like to have had Highway Pegs, a heater outlet on the left side for my jacket ( The cord isnt long enough to reach either right one) and a USB charger in the trunk. (All will be added by this summer but im curious if anyone else has an idea that might make life just a bit simpler and more fun.

    That being said, Ill say again, I love this bike and I think its the best bike Ive ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw44440 View Post
    a heater outlet on the left side for my jacket ( The cord isnt long enough to reach either right one)
    Powerlet sells a extension cable for your jacket, or you can add a pigtail to the bike battery and have the end on the left side of the bike.
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    Already have pigtail, just waiting for time to install it.

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    Risers, peg lowers, Sargent side frame covers, Aeroflow screen, large and mini wings and RDL seat are my main changes.

    USB charger and heated gear plug on left side are in the garage waiting to be installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMARC153920 View Post
    Risers,
    Really, bar risers for a GTLE ?
    Never would have guessed that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Really, bar risers for a GTLE ?
    Never would have guessed that one.
    Nope I have a GT I should have made that clear.

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    Over on the 1600 forum a fellow named RL Lemke makes a inner oil drain plug, well worth the cost. Scene design P3 lights help out tremendously in the rear visibility area
    A couple makers have conversion kits to allow front blinkers to act as additional running lights they are a big +

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw44440 View Post
    Already have pigtail, just waiting for time to install it.
    The STD plug outlet will not carry the AMP load of a heated jacket. Wire directly to the battery with a pigtail.

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    2016 k1600gtl

    I've added passenger foot boards, Sargent splash guards with plugs direct to battery http://www.sargentcycle.com/Seats-Ac...Splash-Guards/ Aeroflow tall windscreen and mini wings, front engine guards with highway pegs. I would really like a luggage rack like I had on my LT, dealerships advises against it...too heavy....
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    These bikes need a good horn! First mod I did after almost getting wasted twice by inattentive drivers.
    Now it sounds like a '72 Lincoln and gets attention!
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    Power outlet for heated gear

    The first hole I drilled in my 2012 GTL was for an outlet for a heated jacket. I found the perfect spot on the left side just above the small compartment. The power routes nicely to the battery compartment through a fused connection. IMG_0059.jpg

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    Upgrades/Add-ons

    1. Engine Crash Bars
    2. Windscreen
    3. Seat
    4. Additional lights front/rear
    5. Horn
    6. Adjustable brake/clutch levers
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