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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 19th, 2008, 9:08 am Thread Starter
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Sold LT, Bought GT Great Sale of Farkels Now Underway

Just got my new GT and I love it. Selling lots of accessories from my 2005 LT now in Classifieds. Hot items are going fast, so don't hesitate!

First impressions of GT:

A lot smaller than LT, feels like a sportbike. Nice to be able to lift it manually onto center stand.

Seating position requires slight lean forward, but with bars up not bad and bike control is excellent in this position.

Really handles the turns well, leans in easily and tracks very true. Speed in turns is up over LT and makes me feel more confident of the front end than the LT

I miss the huge rear trunk storage, so will probably have to get the large topcase, and that goes for $700+, but at least it's optional.

The clutch engagement is very near the top of travel of the lever, making shifts a bit jerky, but getting better with practice.

No radio, no CD! I miss weather/traffic reports

Not as much room to put intercom and related accessories.

Xenon headlight without having to hack the bike up, nice.

Side stand seems tippy, centerstand great.

ABS linked brakes with no servo !

Normal mirrors that don't self eject over potholes

Huge sidecases that are removable when I want a sportbike feel. I love this feature, and the cases are huge inside.

Observation: Riding the LT for the last time, I had stripped off tons of accessories, put on stock seat and windscreeen, and riding through the curves the bike felt lean and tight like when it was new. I almost regretted having to put it down, wished I could afford to keep both bikes. I will miss the mass, comfort and sheer presence of the LT and 49 mpg cruising NY to Fla, Missouri and New England. I look forward to feeling as good about the GT. I plan to stay connected to the LT community for the great resource and friendship I found.

Laurence Hendrick

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2005 LT Ocean Blue (Sold and comfort will be missed, but not the weight)
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Not as much room to put intercom and related accessories.

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Congrats on the new toy!

There is plenty of room for an intercom etc. under the left fairing next to the ABS unit. I have my Autocom and a Centec fuse box under there and I still have some more room to expand.

Unjoy the new bike try not to smile too much when you twist the grip

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Re: Sold LT, Bought GT Great Sale of Farkels Now Underway

My Autocom is under the seat and my Painless fuse block under the left fairing. Tons of room. You'll love how quick you can strip this bike.

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My Autocom is under the seat and my Painless fuse block under the left fairing. Tons of room. You'll love how quick you can strip this bike.

Be sure to visit us at www.k-bikes.com. Same folks that bring you this site.
Thanks Grif, I have been lurking over there already to get topcase, gps and intercom ideas. Smile

Laurence Hendrick

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2005 LT Ocean Blue (Sold and comfort will be missed, but not the weight)
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post #5 of 7 Old Jun 19th, 2008, 6:48 pm
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Re: Sold LT, Bought GT Great Sale of Farkels Now Underway

Mine read almost the same except, Sold LT and GS bought GT then sold GT bought LT and KTM. WOW what would we do without our toy's. Dave
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Re: Sold LT, Bought GT Great Sale of Farkels Now Underway

Thanks to all who purchased my old LT farkles. I now have a great warchest of funds to pay for the accesories I needed to make my GT better. In all I raised over $1500, and every transaction with you folks was pleasant and straightforward. The folks at the post office figure I have started an internet business with all the Parcel Posts. I hope all my accessories have found good homes and give you the added pleasure that they gave me on my LT.

As to the GT, here's what I have on order so far:

Baehr Verso XL intercom
Zumo 550 GPS with GXM 30 XM
49 Liter topcase
Bags Connection Engage tankbag
Ztechnik mounts for Zumo GPS and Valentine 1 Radar
IMC Camos BTS-200 and WiRevo 1000D Bluetooth headset and dongle to start the wireless stereo experiments

This all should give me navigation, entertainment, radar alerts and storage.
Phase II -funding pending sale of all old motorcycle apparrel will be to consider custom seating and accessory windscreen for the long tours.

I love this sport, and it's good for the economy!

Laurence Hendrick

2008 K1200GT, Dark Graphite (Oh my, so fast!)
2005 LT Ocean Blue (Sold and comfort will be missed, but not the weight)
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Congrats on your new GT! No need to spend $800 large on a BMW branded top box, however. Check out Givi in the threads.

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