Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Waccabuc, NY, USA
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.
2008 K1200GT, Dark Graphite (Oh my, so fast!)
2005 LT Ocean Blue (Sold and comfort will be missed, but not the weight)