Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Doylestown, Pa, usa
Re: Looking for advice on purchase
Just posted this response on another, "looking to buy LT thread," this info pertains to any LT purchase or any other bike purchase for that matter:
First of all you came to the right place if you are looking to research the LT. I have a 2007 LT and love it . Ride two up 95% of the time and it is the most accommodating and comfortable machine I have owned for that purpose and I have tried most of them. The mileage doesn't necessarily matter if the bike has been abused or not properly maintained. People get rid of bikes mainly for two reasons, something is going wrong with the machine or their ready to move on to some thing else. Unfortunately people and dealerships are not always truthful about the things they know are wrong with the bikes. It is imperative to determine whether something is going wrong with the perspective bike. I can't stress enough the importance of complete maintenance records when purchasing one of these bikes. Make sure if they show you the records that you actually read them to make sure all the require maintenance was performed at the correct intervals. They will last forever if properly maintained, but if not they can cause you a nightmare. Granted when buying a used bike you will have certain items that need attention. You do not want those items to be a clutch, leaking seals, ABS unit failure, failing FD unit or other items that will require a major tear down and re-build. Even If your are a mechanic and can do this work you still need to understand what you may be getting yourself into by really investigating the bike thoroughly. There are plenty of LT's out there. Don't let your excitement of getting a new machine cloud your judgement and ability to do the proper due diligence.
Good Luck with your hunt