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Old 10-08-2008, 01:17 PM   #121
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You can certainly adjust the windshield on the fly but it puts a huge strain on the windscreen motor and the battery too.

I usually "help" the screen with my hand when adjusting it going >50mph.

Be wary of the adjustable windshield on the 93-97 model LTs, they are one of the few Achilles heels of the bike, imo.
WHAT??? You have a power windscreen???
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:26 PM   #122
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I used it when bringing it home. It didn't seem like it was having a hard time but I also wasn't going nuts with the adjustments. Just minor incriments. The only time I was seriously moving it was dropping it down when getting into a towns speed limits. Then I'd put it back up before climbing to uh....legal limits.


I read the manual and it states not to use the windscreen when moving.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:33 PM   #123
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If you have the coin pick up a +4 or +5" Cee Bailey screen.

Huge improvement.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:04 AM   #124
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Hijack: Anyone cured the exhaust "suck in" on the K75? I get tired of smelling exhaust all the time, whether I'm stopped or at speed.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:30 AM   #125
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I bought this to tour on, hate windshields. Little "sport shield" nicely punches a hole through headwinds, though. With the ESA and ABS duo-lever, smooth motor, etc., bike is fantastic on long trips. And mine has been 100% trouble free.

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Old 10-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #126
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Attached is a photo of my 2007 K1200GT at this weekend's Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi, MO. My longest ride was a 7 day 2500 mile round trip ride to visit family over the 2007 July 4th holiday. Still looking for time for some real adventures.

And there is a GS in my future. Gotta get the last child through college first.

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Old 10-14-2008, 06:01 AM   #127
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If you have the coin pick up a +4 or +5" Cee Bailey screen.

Huge improvement.
+1

Once you find the right height windscreen you'll find that, aside from rain, you really won't need to adjust the windscreen and can just leave it all of the way down all the time.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:15 AM   #128
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Actually, I only need to put it up a little over an inch and its perfect. The wind hits the top of the helmet with no buffeting and thats with a Shoei Hornet.

Ah hell. This is not good. I did not think I would like this machine as much as I do. I've been using it to get to work and I'm loving it. Not good. Not good at all.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:03 PM   #129
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Ah hell. This is not good. I did not think I would like this machine as much as I do. I've been using it to get to work and I'm loving it. Not good. Not good at all.
I love my bike every day more and more also. It's almost perfect.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:37 PM   #130
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I like my K12RS........................



It only has the two-position manual adjustment on the screen but I sometimes reach out and pull it up in a rainstorm.........
I like my 2006 Goldwing a lot but the 2003 K12RS I traded is still the best bike I've ever owned. I miss it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:29 PM   #131
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2007, I can not say enough good things about it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #132
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:28 AM   #133
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I like my 2006 Goldwing a lot but the 2003 K12RS I traded is still the best bike I've ever owned. I miss it.
I miss my '80 1100 Interstate Goldwing just every once in a while but the newer ones are even more massive. This K12RS is the 2000 model.....I like the current ones too but they are too edgey for me....the '00 has some nice rounded pieces that remind me of Vargas girls......



I'm sure you can see the resemblance......

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Old 10-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #134
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Look for mine in the 2009 Olympia Motosports catalog...





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Old 10-17-2008, 11:21 AM   #135
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