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Old 07-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #46
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Think about it: the CL had three bags, plus a huge fork-mounted fairing. With a gargantuan windscreen. And I'm at a mile high in altitude.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:01 PM   #47
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Think about it: the CL had three bags, plus a huge fork-mounted fairing. With a gargantuan windscreen. And I'm at a mile high in altitude.
not trying to argue, but unless you have carbs, why would the altitude affect your power?
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:01 PM   #48
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Think about it: the CL had three bags, plus a huge fork-mounted fairing. With a gargantuan windscreen. And I'm at a mile high in altitude.
Not to mention that big ass front wheel!!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #49
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not trying to argue, but unless you have carbs, why would the altitude affect your power?
Combustion--internal or otherwise--generally involves oxygen. We have less of it here at elevation. Is it your belief that fuel injection somehow resolves this condition?
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:28 PM   #50
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Not to mention that big ass front wheel!!!
Can't have a bagger without a big-ass front wheel. They should just skip the whole Boxer thing and give us what we really want ... the K1200C and CL.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:52 PM   #51
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I have a 2003 CLC. While not the fastest tool in the box it has always done well enough to prevent too much embarrassment. Just ran from Western Washington to Spokane Sunday and came back on Monday night after about 6 hours of work. Cruises at all legal speeds quite well, My GPS even noted a little way at 96 mph and I didn't get up all the way it would go.

That said, when chasing my son on his ST1300 I do have to pedel harder. My wife likes the back seat of the CLC and that alone is reason enough to keep it.

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Old 07-29-2008, 04:47 PM   #52
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Can't have a bagger without a big-ass front wheel. They should just skip the whole Boxer thing and give us what we really want ... the K1200C and CL.
That's scary just thinking about a K-C/CL. The K bikes just have not appealed to me yet. Maybe I'm just not old enough...
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:07 PM   #53
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I tried, I really, really tried, but I was never able to love that bike. And I even loved the ST.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:02 PM   #54
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The K bikes just have not appealed to me yet. Maybe I'm just not old enough...
Old enough?

Any one of these bikes will put you on your ass.

Not every K is the baraclounger 2000s model.

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Old 07-29-2008, 07:08 PM   #55
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Yah, that K1200RS is looking mighty appealing on the used market. I have a hard time justifying the price of a current, new K bike tho.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:29 PM   #56
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:33 PM   #57
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More like "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder!"
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:16 AM   #58
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Old enough?

Any one of these bikes will put you on your ass.

Not every K is the baraclounger 2000s model.

Point in question:
(even if you are kidding, I will never pass up the opportunity to post some pics)
Pics are always welcome

I rode my buddy's K-RS and it felt like I was piloting a barcalounger. That's a good analogy!!! My RT had better turn in than that thing.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:18 AM   #59
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I will miss my beauty.
I've been contemplating turning my C into a hack. Who did your conversion? Any and all details are greatly appreciated.

more pics please!!!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:01 AM   #60
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90??? While I have the standard R1200C, I've it up to 118 without even trying. Hell, I even went out riding with a bunch of wacky squids who were amazed that I could even keep up with them on their liter sport bikes. That was in South Georgia where the roads are straight as an arrow with no hills.

I didn't think the CL's carried that much weight but maybe the do...
There was never any argument that the CL's were underpowered. I still like the torque and set up of my R1200C.
Altitude, my man. Altitude.
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