Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: St. Clair Shores, MI, USA
Re: Knowing what you know now..
Would I buy one new? No.
Nor would I buy about any other bike new. Prices are just too high for the amount of riding I can do and the income I make. Now, if I ever get into seven digits without the decimal point and without working many hours so I can ride more, I reserve the right to change my mind...though an expensive bike won't be my first purchase there, either. I'm not faulting anyone for buying a new bike -- and thank goodness you do, makes used bikes available for cheap b***ards like me. Just not what I'm going to spend my limited cash on.
Used? LT seems to be more bike for the buck than anything else out there...maybe a third the price of a used Harley and half the price of a used Goldwing. My dealer supports my LT and my '85 K100 Just Fine. If my LT dies catastrophically tomorrow, I'll buy another one. If my final drive fails tomorrow, I'll get it fixed -- even if I have to buy new parts, I'm still ahead of the competition.
Every time I sit on my LT, I smile. That's the point, right?