Tony, just as a reference I paid around $15k for my 05, same color as yours, with just 10k miles 3 years ago. I now have around 66k miles.
It didn't come with any farkles though.
I think that you probably should leave the GPS as that model is now outdated is nicely integrated on your bike.
I am sure you can sell the mirrors quickly, and you probably can sell/swap your Rocky Meyer seats with a current LT owner and recoup some of your cost.
I am with you on the "heavy" issue. Have you tried an RT? You might like it better.
You seem to have done quite well with the maintenance. I think many LT owners over do the maintenance, JM2CW. I did a major maintenance before CCR last year, including bleeding brakes and changing out coolant, made new felt pads for the shift linkage, and new tires. Got most of my stuff from Beemer Boneyard. Total cost wasn't bad especially amortized over 2-3 years.
As far as issues the 05 has seen a lot less failures than earlier models.
I try to remember all this when I get tempted to sell and get a k1600, except that my LT is paid for.
Maybe in another 2 years or so I'll try to sell and pick up a slightly used k16 already depreciated...
Gilles & Kathy
2011 Ostra Gray RT
06 Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate (parts and people hauler)
2012 BMW X3 (parts and people hauler)
86 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (my "new" baby)
For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean! For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!
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