Yes to medical I am paying my own COBRA. Seemed pretty expensive until I woke up in the Bad Lands about 11 days ago.
I am with you on a 500 mile ride but I would need to rent to find out for that distance. I rode a 07 Wing but for a pretty short time, but long enough to know it was fine fit wise. I have little doubt as to fit and finish as I have seen a bunch.
I probably am asking a question that no one can answer but me, but was looking for others thoughts also.
I just think that rather then invest into something I know already, and am pretty sure is still going to depreciate further. Why not satisfy an itch and improve the trade in value I might have when the GTL shows up.
I think a 2010 Wing is going to be worth more in 2 years then a 07-09 LT.
I also am toying with maybe a RT to hold me over and look at the weight differences pretty hard compared to the LT/Wing.
Bottom line it the Wing is the only bike I consider to be in the same Planet as an LT so to know the answer there would be a nice way to spend insurance money.
Also if the right 07-09 LT showed up under the insurance money I would have no issues with scarfing it up. I just hate to face all the mods again, but I would do it and for sure as it would be a lot easier this time. That is a big factor in that I know the LT pretty well now so to do the few things to get it ride able (lowering pegs) and then safe (QD) would be pretty easy.
Just thinking out loud and looking for all thoughts especially anyone who has faced this issue?
Originally Posted by saddleman
I'm glad to see your home & on the way to recovery Lee
. I got my LT as a surprize gift from my wife & it's the only touring bike I have ever rode. Although I love my LT I would never get another touring bike without riding it for at least 500 miles straight or about two tanks of gas. I've rode over 60,000 miles on mine in the last two years & I think a 500 mile ride would tell me everything I need to know about my next purchase.
I hope even though your unemployed you still have some kind of medical insurance. It's bad enough figuring out the bills with insurance let alone without.