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post #1 of 13 Old Sep 26th, 2008, 9:18 am Thread Starter
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Goodbye LT hello GS

Well with a heavy heart I have replaced the LT with a GS. I found a loaded 2005 with 22K on it at the right price. I should ahve the new bike by Wednesday. I love the LT but I am tired of the weight. I also like to explore dirt roads and you really just can not do it with the LT. I am glad I bought the LT and wish I could ahve two bikes in the garage but I just can not do that right now. So on to the GS. I will definitely buy another LT in the future but for now it will be the GS.

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I had the same bike, I never could get it to fit me properly. The low seat sucked and with a bad lower back I couldn't ride it for more then 100 miles.
They really are a great bike, easy to work on, great motor, handling, etc. and with just 22K on the bike it's barely broken in. I agree with you that the LT in heavy, I hope the next one they design addresses that issue.
Good luck with your GS, if it fits you well you'll have blast!
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I also forgot their having GS rides at BMW MOA regional rally next week at Hunter Mtn NY ( not far from you) on the ski slopes, with instructors, and it's all free. You might went to check it out.
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Yeah, I have to teach next weekend. MAx was trying to get me to go yesterday when we were buying our bikes.

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Where are you buying the bike?

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I own a 2003 LTE and a '05 GS... among others. if I had to sekk them all and only have one bike( and with the way this stock market is going I just may have to seel them all...hahha) I would pick the GS.

It can tour, sport ride, commute,, two up....it does it all.

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I sold my LT and bought a GS. I find the GSA is more comfortable and versatile. You made a great choice.
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A R bike! Cool! Nice ride Jim. I hope it all works out for you.

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...I have replaced the LT with a GS...
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I sold my LT and bought a GS. ...
I also find the GS to be more versatile (even if without all the amenities of the LT). On the other hand, the LT still excels in long-distance highway hauls (and in extended bad-weather riding).

Plus, the LT is a must for two-up riding, IMHO.

Solution: have BOTH!

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What a contrast in styles.

The GS, a study in function over form, square, brutish. And, you can dress it up with all manner of farkles from Touratech, etc. 'til it looks like a rolling Swiss Army Knife, the one with 52 blades.

Then the LT, sleek and swoopy styling, and not a square corner anywhere to trip the air molecules as they slip past.

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Did the same thing for the same reasons last month. Traded the '03 LT for an '08 GS and am very pleased with the GS.
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