Originally Posted by Dick
Don't know how many folks keep a check on the *latest member* sign up box, butt ........ I've noticed a 'huge' amount of Canadians have been joining the community lately. No explanation - just a noticeable increase from that area. Could be that dealerships there are more prone to advocate a new buyer joining our forums? Of course, being adjacent to the States, I would expect their numbers to be ahead of the 'over the pond' brothers.
Keep 'em coming, Canucks.
You've certainly got the riding venues to go along with the *venues-runner*!!
Glad to have you aboard. Ride safe.
Weez guys may be joining up becuase the strength of the cdn dollar has greatly improved over teh past couple of years and I beleive Canadian BMW dealers, both cars and bikes, have dropped prices as have audi and porsche.
Also, many more of us slow learners have discovered that prices for many items have always been lower in the US and now , with the dollar where it is ( par +/-) the price difference in the US on these models is significantly lower than in the upper 12 ( provinces/territories).
I haven't had any difficulty controlling the LT beast even at super slow speeds, and 2 up . ( not gloating, just sayin) however, many report that they experience serious problems with it when the going gets slow. I would suggest that you substantially ignore those comments if it makes you concerned enough not to consider the bike. The way to avoid the spills is to practice and take some courses etc. Read the theory, if you can find it, about slow speed maneouvering. You'll be way too pleased with all of the other aspects of the machine to let a little potential for slow speed spills keep you away.
And, there are a bunch of us in the Golden Horseshoe, GTA area that are always looking for new buttertart houses to ride to.
Keep us informed abot what's going on with your purchase.