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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 12:31:30 PM »

Different styling, different "lifestyle". I was impressed with the tech stuff on them until I heard one start up cold. OMG, it rattled worse than ANY HD that I've heard! So much for perfection! I guess nobody is perfect.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2014, 03:10:06 PM »

Here is what I wrote to a guy on the K1600 GTL site who was considering trading his CVO on a GTL:

I have a 2013 GTL and still currently own a 2010.5 CVO Ultra and 2011 CVO Street Glide. The interesting thing is that I've sunk around $2k in performance upgrades in both (every) Harleys and they don't perform anywhere near the GTL. I've just sunk $2k in comfort items in the GTL and it's just now barely acceptable. Custom seat, highway pegs, adjustable Heli-Bars, and AeroFlow wind deflectors. Point is there is no perfect bike from the show room floor. I think you'll really like the GTL once you make it "yours".

I have about 18K miles and haven't had a single mechanical problem.  I'd buy another GTL in a heartbeat.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 05:12:32 PM »

Was thinking about a BMW as well but after reading some of their threads, I'll pass.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2014, 05:28:58 PM »

Dammit, I just placed a call to the dealer.


This could get expensive.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 07:15:18 PM »

Was thinking about a BMW as well but after reading some of their threads, I'll pass.

They make Goldwings in Blue!

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CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2014, 07:19:26 PM »

Dammit, I just placed a call to the dealer.


This could get expensive.
I guess you'll blame THIS on me as well..

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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2014, 07:42:00 PM »


I guess you'll blame THIS on me as well..

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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2014, 08:35:39 PM »

They make Goldwings in Blue!

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That they do but I'm pretty much done with Wings. Had a long run with them but my fandom has left. Guess if I just can't stand my current ride I'd consider it but I don't see that happening as I'm too jazzed about my CVO. Might have some inherent issues but nothing else rides and puts a smile on my face like the hog does. Took me awhile to figure it out, no hurry to leave.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2014, 09:45:31 PM »

That they do but I'm pretty much done with Wings. Had a long run with them but my fandom has left. Guess if I just can't stand my current ride I'd consider it but I don't see that happening as I'm too jazzed about my CVO. Might have some inherent issues but nothing else rides and puts a smile on my face like the hog does. Took me awhile to figure it out, no hurry to leave.

Since you have the best looking CVO ever made I can understand your position.
Just wanted to offer an option.

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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2014, 09:58:53 PM »

BMW's are awesome, rode them for 20 years. The seating position made me turn to Harley's. That and all my friends with Harley's. Ride what you want, there is no perfect motorcycle.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2014, 10:15:36 PM »

Since you have the best looking CVO ever made I can understand your position.
Just wanted to offer an option.

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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2014, 10:38:00 PM »

I have actually been toying with the idea of a K1600GTL Exclusive...I guess it's BMW's CVO of the GTL's.  It comes loaded and has a custom color combination and matching beige colored seat.  I've been researching things and determined that if I liked it, I would add front and rear floorboards and highway pegs.  I'm still not sure if there is a luggage rack that will mount properly to the tourpak.  Some of the concerns with the bike (remember I haven't test ridden one yet): seating position and comfort, smaller GPS than the new Harleys, stereo system is a big problem and I still haven't found any good solutions to upgrade it, without a luggage rack is their storage space actually less when considering you don't have the extra storage on top, I don't know for sure but I don't think they have any or at least a good Bluetooth setup (it's got a good wired setup), low speed maneuverability is supposed to be terrible, what do I do with the thousands of dollars of Harley riding gear I have, will my riding friends no longer want me to ride with them, their dealer network is tiny compared to Harley and if you have a problem on the road you could really be in deep doodoo.  I'm sure there are some others I am leaving out.  What it boils down to right now is that I'm scared to go take one for a test ride, as I very well may forget all of my concerns once I do ride one.  Worst of all of them is what if I find a really hot woman that wants to go for a ride on my motorcycle and changes her mind when she finds out it's not a Harley?  I would be absolutely devastated.  Anyway, I planned on a test ride this past Saturday and at the last minute decided to wait and think about it some more.  I don't see myself having two bikes in the garage again, so I've already decided against that option.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2014, 10:51:01 PM »

what do I do with the thousands of dollars of Harley riding gear I have, will my riding friends no longer want me to ride with them,

Wear it Dave.

Twice in the past month as we have left Maggie Valley headed toward Charlotte we have run up on Goldwings two up with both people wearing Harley jackets. No big deal Dave. You got it, wear it!

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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2014, 06:31:20 AM »

You will attract fewer lot lizards with a K16 than you will with a Harley.  But think of the money you'll be saving on Penicillin and special shampoos.
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Re: CVO Street Glide vs BMW K1600GTL
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2014, 07:34:03 AM »

NO Hijack meant, thought you guys might like to see this BIG BOO-BOO with the 2014 BMW R1200RT Recall.

Also not the same bike model, but same brand. BMW is giving you THREE options if you have one of these bikes with the recall.

Not sure how true, but I couldn't image Harley Davidson doing this!


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