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    2018 k1600gtl

    I am a brand new owner. Bike has less than 200 miles. I’ve owned UJMs forever, so, I’m new to BMW.

    Regarding the reverser, I recall the manual saying the reverser kicks back to “Nuetral” when you put the side stand down or hit the brakes. Mine does not do this, but it does function otherwise well as written.

    Thoughts??
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    Dave Norton
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    Reverse

    Just RIDE IT! I also have a new GTL. I can use brakes while reversing, which is a must after you let off the switch - it wants to keep GOING! The Reverse stays on until I switch it off. I've got 1,800 miles in just 4 weeks . . . . Great ride!!! Dave

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    Dave Norton
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    Rear Lights Wanted

    Does anybody have a recommendation for additional rear lighting on the GTL? I find the single small tail light inadequate for the idiots behind out on the highway. I know about HyperLites but I don't need anything for the brakes because I have a Vizi-Tec on the regular and high brake light. I'm looking for something that goes along the edges of the fender flap. Open for ideas!!! Dave

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    Ute's Chauffeur
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    On my GTL I wired a Skene controller into the high brake light, which turned into a running light with the Skene “flicker” and a pulsating brake light. In a few days trading in the GTL for a Grand America and will do the same. I also wired in a separate controller to the front turn signals which made them running lights with the flicker and when turning nomal functioning turn signals. I also have had hyper-lites but the advantage the Skene system gives is the running light function. Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90459 View Post
    Does anybody have a recommendation for additional rear lighting on the GTL? I find the single small tail light inadequate for the idiots behind out on the highway. I know about HyperLites but I don't need anything for the brakes because I have a Vizi-Tec on the regular and high brake light. I'm looking for something that goes along the edges of the fender flap. Open for ideas!!! Dave
    I Have the Billy Light from Clearwater. Nobody misses it when I hit the brakes
    Marty
    2016 K1600GTLE
    2016 R1200GSA
    IBA #575

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    rear light son GTL

    I had Skenes installed and love them!

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