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Offline petewright1972

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Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
« on: August 27, 2018, 09:47:42 pm »
Hi guys

I am a new owner of a 2016 K1600 GTL.  I am absolutely in love with it!

I have just returned from my first ever motorcycle tour.  I live in Devon, Southwest England and took the bike back to its birthplace - the BMW Motorrad Werk in Berlin.  Bliss!

While I was there I sat on a Grand America.  Beautiful machine!  One thing I particularly liked was the footplates that are located forward of the standard pegs. 

After riding 1800 miles in 6 days on the GTL, I'm thinking the only improvement or modification I would like to make to it is to have these forward plates for cruising comfort.

Does anyone know if this is possible?  i did ask the guide at the BMW plant and she thought it would be possible but didn't like to answer definitively.

Thanks in advance
Pete
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Re: Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 10:19:00 pm »
Hi Peter, congratulations on a great machine. There are a lot of options for aftermarket foot boards if the GA ones don’t fit.

https://bmwmotorcycleaccessories.com/driver-sportboards-floorboards-for-bmw-k1600gt-gtl-gtle/

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Re: Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 10:33:42 pm »
Thanks Belco - great link! 

What I'm actually after though is to fit the plates as an additional extra forward from the standard pegs (like on the Grand America) - not to replace the standard pegs.

Your link will be invaluable provided there is some way of actually fixing the plates which I guess I should have been clearer about.


Cheers
Pete
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Re: Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 10:58:28 pm »
I remember looking at them at the NEC show on the Bagger (K1600B), and I'm pretty sure they're bolted directly onto the engine - or just below.

Picture halfway down here - its says they're optional, so I'm sure BMW will be happy to lighten your wallet:
http://www.womenridersnow.com/pages/review_2018_bmw_k_1600_b_bagger_loaded_with_innovative_features.aspx

And a pic here (4th comment down) - click to enlarge:
https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-k1600-general-discussions/170242-mysterious-bagger-part.html
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Re: Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 09:21:36 pm »
Richtea, finally got home from work and popped into the garage to look for bolt holes as you suggest .... guess what - bingo!

So between yourself and Belco100 its problem solved for me!


Thanks for your info guys - much appreciated  :)

Pete
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Re: Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 09:31:42 pm »
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Re: Grand America Footplates on K1600GTL?
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