Well the above really said it well.
I really like the ability to eat up miles.. the LT for me is KOTR. I cannot say enough words about eating the miles. First ride for me on this thing was a two day 1587 mile sortie from Grand rapids , Mich. to Spring , Tx. yeh I was sore, But Im over it now..I was ready to g out the next day and I did!.
Jpegs,or highway pegs, My legs have a hard time adjusting to that for over 30 minutes at a time... But we can go back to the regular pegs... Ive never tried the floorboards like other members here but most have really liked em. Well worth the 4bills for comfort. or so I am told, Time will tell when I can afford it...
WHen I ride the Mountains, My thoughts are I would eat these things up.. I have dragged center stand and pegs on the twisties... First time its done, you will remind yourself to put the balls of your feet on the peg itself instead of your foot arch.. No surprises then,. Man is it fun..
Bike feels like it is riding on magnetic rails....JUst take it easy and enjoy... (disclaimer)
Gas mileage- 45 is normal for me. your mileage may vary.
WInd protection, pretty good for me, If I dont like it, I just raise and lower it to suit me at the speed....If you ride in the cold, a set off out advertiser- 12voltclothing.com is one and so is Gerbings. You will be surprised how mush better off riding in the cold can be..
Maintainence- well depend on what year you get. I have been told mine was one of the years to be worried about and I have checked it alot.. Just a battery and regular maintainence. SOme possible problems are online- clutch slave , rear drive.. DOnt want to scare ya off, But I am happy with mine..
There are SO MANY good people here on this forum, wealth Of information and I could continue on and on..
Now for short jaunts, 300 to 400 runs, (cause I have been too slow to buy an aftermarket seat)
the RT is really a nice way around. It has the handling, and keeping the revs in the 4500 to 5000 k range and just take it easy- it will slice up territory faster than Patton with a bad case Of gas and the next rest area is twenty tanks away...
oh the GT-- ridden One, WANTS one badly, but with a sweettttt stable of girls right now, how can I go wrong?
THE GS- sweet dirty fun, said it before say it again... It will SCoot for me... I can scare myself bit on it.. I can scare myself on the GT twice as hard....
Have others that have the GT in their stable to comment on that one..
Thanks and enjoy your search.. take your time...
I am member of the Turtle club.. Are you?