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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 4:46 pm Thread Starter
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The new GT

Lotta pre-arrival talk about the new GT. When it finally hit the showroom floor I went in to check it out. "What'cha think?" asks the dealer. "I don't like it" says I, even though I really wanted to. I felt disappointed. Dealer says "I didn't either first time I saw it at the dealer unveiling, but I kept going back to it and now I love it.". For some reason I kept getting drawn back to it over the next couple of months. "It's not that bad", "I kinda like it", "Nice bike", "WOW!". Then the magazine articles start coming in; Rider, the MCN model evaluation, the MCN GT/FJR comparison. Joe's getting rid of his LT for a GT? Say it isn't so. Okay, enough is enough....time for a test ride. Big mistake (or is it?). A crystal gray metallic GT now sits where the magnesium black metallic LT used to perch. Joe....you were right.

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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 7:20 pm
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Mike,

Congratulations on the new GT.

May it bring your many miles of smiles, safely!

I just spent the day putzing around the back roads. Saw a new GT that looks like yours and mine up by Miakka City. Wasn't you, was it?

Ruben

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post #3 of 5 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 8:17 pm
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You guys are absolutely killing me with you GT's and how much you love them. I love my 05 LT damnit! I love it I said. So why did I call the dealer the other day to see if they had a GT? But the reason I am not going to get one right now is because I don't want to pay that damn 6% tax on the damn thing. Still I have ridden the LT to Florida and Montana and it is for me the best bike I have ever ridden (so far)!!!
Congrats on your new toy!

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post #4 of 5 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 8:35 pm
 
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A crystal gray metallic GT now sits where the magnesium black metallic LT used to perch. Joe....you were right.
Well of course I was. I haven't been wrong for quite some time. And it sure wasn't a bike-related issue.

Congrats fellow GT'er! (You have checked out K-Bikes.com, haven't you?)
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post #5 of 5 Old Jul 15th, 2006, 10:51 pm Thread Starter
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Nope Ruben, wasn't me. Rode the bike home from Gulf Coast Motorcycles (Ed Gallo's place) and had to come right home (Cape Coral).

I have to agree with you Marc. My LT (both the '03 and '06) was the best bike I'd ever ridden, until now.

Yeah Joe, I was on K-Bikes.com when I had my K12RS. Guess I'll be checking back in there.

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