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Should I feel remorse?

As I've been oogling over my new K1200GT, the old faithful gal - my old K1200LT - has been sitting there. I've already made the decision to place her for sale under consignment at the dealer when I get back from Red River. So, should I feel remorse? Should I feel guilty? Should I feel like I just dumped the old wife for a new girlfriend?

6 years, 78,000 miles, and I drop her for a new ride. How heartless!


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As I've been oogling over my new K1200GT, the old faithful gal - my old K1200LT - has been sitting there. I've already made the decision to place her for sale under consignment at the dealer when I get back from Red River. So, should I feel remorse? Should I feel guilty? Should I feel like I just dumped the old wife for a new girlfriend?

6 years, 78,000 miles, and I drop her for a new ride. How heartless!
Man, with that beauty you're riding on now, I wouldn't think twice. And it ain't like there's gonna be alimony involved or nuthin'!! Best of luck in the negotiations.

And a safe ride to and fro for RRRR
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Cool Remorse?

We are only on this orb for a few tiny specs of time. Enjoy. When I first got my M3 I thought nothing could feel better. Then I found the LT. Now that I rode the GT, it's time to move ahead.....again.

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well put, Rob.... well put. i'm glad you wrote that

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Jeffe,

Don't for a second think you're heartless!

The LT was and is a faithful bike. She showed you how much more there is to motorcycling than most people ever imagine. Need to rip off some 800 mile days, she's rarin' to go. Found some twisties that need to be straightened out, she will dance with the best of them. Need to commute to work and haul the briefcase, no bungee's required and 40+ MPG to boot. Caught on the road on the bad side of the weather, she'll get you home, rainsuit optional. Now she introduced you to her athletic younger brother; I don't think she's jealous, she's proud.

Now you've got a chance to let someone else discover this great ole gal. You should feel honored you can introduce another rider to her and let her perform her magic once again.

Plus, if you leave a card with this site's address on it in the glovebox, we'll gain another member and make another friend. He'll discover more than he ever dreamed about LTs, motorcycling, and the best support group on the net. Really a great deal for everyone concerned, don't you think?

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Should I feel like I just dumped the old wife for a new girlfriend?
This can actually feel good.

Glad you posted - I was going to ask you felt your body height/weight was "too big" for the GT - meaning that the GT feels uncomfortably light - but you just answered that.

This is very dangerous....

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Jeffe,

Don't for a second think you're heartless!
Now she introduced you to her athletic younger brother;
Leaving her for him, ain't that kinda gay!
Did I say that outloud?
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Pissst!... Dude... It's a machine.

While you may miss your LT, the LT won't miss you. It can't.

I know what you mean though. Riding back from northwest Arkansas this weekend I got to thinking about all the places me and the LT had been together. All the fun and good times. Started thinking that when I do finally get rid of Matilda, it'll feel like parting with an old friend, but those are my feelings. The bike don't give a rats butt.

Ride that GT like you stole it and don't look back!

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So, should I feel remorse? Should I feel guilty? Should I feel like I just dumped the old wife for a new girlfriend?

6 years, 78,000 miles, and I drop her for a new ride. How heartless!

Coming froma guy who trades way more often than he should all I can say is...no.

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You will feel remorse - I guarantee it.

It is inevitable that a short time after you sell it you will find the perfect need/want to have the other bike as well.

Sorry man, its the way of the motophile.
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Coming froma guy who trades way more often than he should all I can say is...no.
But through all the bikes over the past 6 years, the LT was a constant. So it feels strange.


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so, Jeff,
that leads me to ask you this: when will you change your avatar?

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post #13 of 19 Old May 15th, 2006, 10:34 pm
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Red face I just got my GS

I just sold my LT and bought my new GS. But I am jealous of your new GT. This BMW thing is a disease. Very interested to hear your evaluation in the next few months.
Thanks in advance.
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so, Jeff,
that leads me to ask you this: when will you change your avatar?
I was wondering when I was gonna get asked that. Maybe I can get a good shot while I'm in Red River this week.


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As I've been oogling over my new K1200GT, the old faithful gal - my old K1200LT - has been sitting there. I've already made the decision to place her for sale under consignment at the dealer when I get back from Red River. So, should I feel remorse? Should I feel guilty? Should I feel like I just dumped the old wife for a new girlfriend?

6 years, 78,000 miles, and I drop her for a new ride. How heartless!
YES YOU SHOULD!

you should feel so bad that you should send that bike to me and leave it here for wehn you come this direction on your LT, and oh yea leave the keys <grin>

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I just sold my LT and bought my new GS. But I am jealous of your new GT. This BMW thing is a disease.
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Jeffe,

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Jeff,

How well is the bike for 2 up. I noticed in the specs the bike with fuel weighs about 622 (nice compared to LT) but the max permissible wgt. is 922 which leaves only 370lb (if I am correct) for people, farkles, and luggage. Now I am 6'1", 245 and My bride is 125 lbs. That is the 370 right there. I am sad. Guess I need to drop some weight if I want to carry anything else.

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I just sold my LT and bought my new GS. But I am jealous of your new GT. This BMW thing is a disease. Very interested to hear your evaluation in the next few months.
Thanks in advance.
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I just sold my LT and got a 1200GSA. Whats your opinion of the two bikes, even though they are totally different. I think the big boxer is a remarkable machine and fills void tht LT lacked. I loved the LT, it was rock solid, smooth, kinda like riding through molten lead. The GS /GSA does not seem to be affected by crosswinds as much as LT.

I am really starting to like the K 1200 S. just put a little bigger windscreen for the longer trip. Problem is I like all the BMW bikes, one of each flavor please.
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