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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 5th, 2014, 8:50 pm Thread Starter
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Motorcycle Landing gear?

My dad has got a little older and is having a harder time holding up his BMW k1200LT Motorcycle. And he still loves to ride. I have seen a picture of a bike with landing gear that folds down when he comes to a stop, but I can not find a website to order them. If anyone has any info on this, please leade me to a website, thanks.
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Re: Motorcycle Landing gear?

Try -
http://landingear.com/models.php

Good luck!

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My dad has got a little older and is having a harder time holding up his BMW k1200LT Motorcycle. And he still loves to ride. I have seen a picture of a bike with landing gear that folds down when he comes to a stop, but I can not find a website to order them. If anyone has any info on this, please leade me to a website, thanks.


Years ago I rode a Goldwing with this setup. Very unsettling and I don't know if I could ever get used to it. I would suggest a sidecar or trike. The sidecar is more fun to ride but the trike is somewhat easier to steer. Both are good choices to keep riding.

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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1994 R1100RSL (wife's)
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Re: Motorcycle Landing gear?

A friend of mine had LandingGear installed on LT. He took it off a day later as it had deployed randomly while at speed.....TWICE! Thought it was going to kill him. When the system deployed, it flipped the bike out of control and off the road.

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Re: Motorcycle Landing gear?

Can you say Can Am ?

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Can you say Can Am ?
That's the ticket.

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Re: Motorcycle Landing gear?

Trike the LT & let him keep riding.

http://www.mtcvoyager.com/kits-avail...FRAV7AodgVsAFw

This one keeps the rear wheel with add on wheels that cab be removed to have a two wheeler again.


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I second that idea, they can be removed and the bike sold later with no ill effects. I have heard very good things about them.
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Re: Motorcycle Landing gear?

Hannigan makes a trike kit for the LT. I am told works pretty well.
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