Bike has been a top ride so far.
its not sports bike territory here , very flat and lots of basically straightish roads, Takes about 3 or so hours to get to some winding stuff around the base of the snowys but still the majority of people here own sports bikes which are so unpractical for this region or a large amount of Harleys.
The Harley owners can generally be seen on a sunny sunday with them parked out the front of the café as they admire them while having a frothy latte alfresco style then ride them 3km back home to park them in the shed again until another optimum temperature day comes around again,,, Sounding a tad cynical aren't I?
I bought the LT as a comfortable tourer and a alternative to the 4WD for getting away and to eat up the miles in comfort while being as kind to my ageing bones as possible and as a bit of a hobby to tinker with as money allows.
Had an old RT years ago with the skinniest of tyres and those giant square panniers and it was rated to 140 km and boy if you took over that speed you would soon realize why they put that limit on it,,, It would weave all over the road,, Nothing to do with the cheese cutters it was the faring that would make the wind misbehave and toss the bike around.
So compared to that old girl this bike is a dream to ride and rides like a limo.
It did take some getting used to the weight and the length when turning or parking, I find I have to pre plan my parking or turning opportunities. Im getting used to it now and can turn it 180 on a narrow country road without putting feet down now.
It doesn't drip a drop of oil and seems very tight with only a slight amount of backlash in the shaft which I think may be typical for these bikes, The final drive does not make a noise and when I changed the oil I filled it up then span the wheel and that took up some oil through the gear and I filled it up a bit more, Better overfull than underfull I suppose???
So yes im liking it