Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: I finally got my new LT
Congrats! You are definitely prepared mentally for the LT. That was one of the best new owner posts yet.
I rode mine every day for 4 years, 120,000 miles, and yes, had most of the known issues, including replacing all four pistons once. (actually a pretty easy job on the LT, do not remove engine). The hardest job I ever did was replacing the starter sprag clutch once. To help avoid that, run a bottle of CD2 a few hundred miles before about every fifth or sixth oil change to keep the sprag cage clean. That sprag clutch will last the life of the bike if it does not get gummed up.
The LT is a fantastic mile eating bike.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.