Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bedford, TX, USA
I cannot help you on the task of installing the heated grips, however I have seen the OEM switch appear several times on E-bay over the last nine weeks. I think you are making a great decision on going with an LT. I am new to this site, and have only had my '03 LT since May 25, 2006. I have ridden for over 40 of my 47 years, have owned no fewer than 25 motorcycles - own 8 right now - and I have never been as happy with any purchase as I have been with the LT.
If you plan to ride with a wife or girlfriend please read the thread started today by darkey entitled "Dream Come True". It is a fine piece of writing that really sums up why we all enjoy this site and the bike that made it all possible.
My wife was a bit intimidated by all of my previous rides, too fast, too noisy, too uncomfortable, etc. Her first real ride on the LT, through the glorious Texas Hill Country, she fell asleep. If that is not an endorsement of comfort, I would not know one. It has happened a number of times since, normally on those cool mornings riding to a breakfast destination around 60 miles away. NOTE: All you safety monitors out there it is OK, she has armrests and could not fall off if I wanted her to!
I hope you find a way to join the ranks of LT ownership, and I hope that your experience is as wonderfully delightful as ours has been.
2003 K1200LT- The Brown Buffalo
2000 VLX - The wife's
1999 Concours - Plum Crazy
1998 KX 250 + 4 others
Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is mystery,
Today is a gift from God......
That's why they call it "the present".