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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 28th, 2016, 7:18 am Thread Starter
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Just a quick post to say what a great source of advice and knowledge in all things LT!
My bike finally sold, just have to be patient and wait for the right person to come along, l guess.
The forum has made owning an LT just that little bit easier knowing what or can go wrong and how to fix it.

Family takes precedence sometimes in life and the bike had to go.
Again, thanks Nick
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Just a quick post to say what a great source of advice and knowledge in all things LT!
My bike finally sold, just have to be patient and wait for the right person to come along, l guess.
The forum has made owning an LT just that little bit easier knowing what or can go wrong and how to fix it.

Family takes precedence sometimes in life and the bike had to go.
Again, thanks Nick
It's not the end Nick. Should you find a time where another BMW becomes part of your life, be sure to make it back here. In the mean time, check in on us from time to time.

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post #3 of 7 Old Oct 29th, 2016, 5:09 am Thread Starter
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Hey Gordon
The LT's been my 8th beemer and won't be my last.... The LT has spoiled me rotten but when the kids are a bit older (or l find a cheap 1100gs or old airhead that needs alot of TLC) l will be back on one no doubt. Keep looking at other makes, love the "idea" of an old Harley but the Germans just seem to make better gear, not necessarily more or less reliable but bikes that go the distance as long as you tend to the small things before they become expensive repairs.
These forums build your mechanical confidence so one doesn't have to rely on dealerships. Will be checking in from time to time, l did inform the new owner to check out this forum.
Ta again, Nick
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These forums build your mechanical confidence so one doesn't have to rely on dealerships. Will be checking in from time to time, l did inform the new owner to check out this forum.
Ta again, Nick
All the best Nick... see you when you come back.

The advice on the forum is priceless... I put a new front tyre on the LT on weekend for the Snowy Ride next week... found I had a leaking fork seal... quick forum research pointed me back to Kirk's Youtube video on replacing them, and within a couple of hours it was all done (had the new seals sitting there for 12 months!)

Have a nice rest!...

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Hi ozboxer - here's a very timely video you may enjoy describing what you are going through during family formative years:

Moshe Levy posts motorcycle product reviews on Youtube and just posted one on the above video on the K1600 forum.

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post #6 of 7 Old Oct 31st, 2016, 6:40 am Thread Starter
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Having 3 daughters and seeing that video is exactly how l feel when l was out riding... my increasing awareness/caution with potholes (we have shitty roads in OZ during winter in Victoria), greasy roads and the like.

My better half actually doesn't mind me having a bike, she's just not into it at all. The LT was "it's comfortable"...... and that was it.

Promised myself a break for a few years but find myself tomorrow looking at an early RS oilhead that will be on club plates in 2 years (club permit scheme, bikes older than 25 years - no need for rego just have to document every ride and pay a small fee and belong to a club). Won't be rushing into anything and won't mind a high mileage bike that's had a decent service life. Be nice to be back on a boxer again. No hurry at all to get one though.

I really envy the guys who have their other half quite happily perched on the back, just content to sit back and enjoy the ride - it is what it is l guess..

Bikes, they're addictive......
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Hi all

Just thought to say l've been missing the old girl (LT) somewhat (the bike that is...) picked up an r90/6 very cheap that was sitting under a house/owner lost interest, for a number of years and it's a lovely old thing, so light and suprisingly good on a long trip, have to keep reminding myself it was 1976 when it was made . It hardly gets out of the shed but it's still nice to have a bike in the shed.

Met a guy who was on an LT the other day but didn't want to pry/chat at length as he seemed to be in a bit of a hurry and made me realise what a unique bike they are. Might have to get a ride on a 05 or later model to see if they are much better in slow speed handling and/or seating, not real keen to tyre kick a seller though - bit disrespectful as l didn't let anyone ride mine prior to selling mine. Mine was a 99 model and couldn't fault it..

Have been checking out Gumtree for any cheap LT's that might come up and maybe hack it - as my hips aren't getting any younger (part reason for selling the LT) and my better half isn't adverse to the idea of an outfit - feels safer more secure, well maybe one day.

I'd post a pic of the airhead if l could be bothered to work it out but l can't/haven't got the patience....it's a stock bike in black.

Ta, Nick
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