Well thanks for all your input- went out and tries a GT it was okay -tuff at low speed to handle but over 5 mph started to ease up- wife hated the seat and and the pegs, even with a backrest she was not feeling secure (had a custom sitted seat done at Corbin - so it fits her to a TEE) first thing was we will have to go to Hollister with the bike and fit me b4 i go anywhere on that one. that will cost a couple of K for the trip and shopping. Tried the LT and she was very impressed with it overall. I was surprised how easy it was to handle at low speed. During the test ride i went off to a empty lot and did some figure 8's and hard stops, acceleration and tight tight turns and flop overs. Was very very impressed with the ease of control and not noticing the weight of this mammoth beast. Didn't really open her up or go on the highway as it started to rain hard. too bad the front ires was crap and the front brake was leaking , rear tire was worn flat. So i am going to the LT - have found a 06=07 one owner with 60 k miles - so I'm hoping to get the greater power and the power stand and the later options. only bitch is it's 400 miles away- keep u all posted
Well, if you wanted to fly down to the LA area and ride back up Highway 1, you could buy my fully loaded '07 LT:
One of the best LTs available, immaculate & very well maintained, 45,900 miles, all standard features, including Electronic center stand (EHCS);cruise control; electronic windshield; adjustable rear shock; dual front disc brakes; servo-controlled integral ABS brakes; central locking; 3 12V powerlet plugs; reverse gear; radio & single CD player (note does not work); stingray storage compartment with stock flashlight; heated seats and handgrips; and left & right fins for regulating slipstream pressure against the rider.
Optional equipment/farkles (over $6,000 invested):
Russell Day Long seat with leather uppers, vinyl sides, rider & pillion backrests, matching pillion seat recovered by RDL, & rain cover;
Yacugar F/R shocks (from Teds Beemer Shop);
Garmin 590LM GPS (mounted in place of stock BMW Nav III system (with F/R tire pressure sensors;
Spiegler stainless steel brake lines;
PIAA driving lights controlled by AS-7 Autoswitch (linked to turn signal canceling switch);
Jiffy Tite quick disconnects on gas tank fuel lines;
BMR luggage rack (DOES NOT INCLUDE rheostat control for Veskimo cooling vest equipment shown on picture);
Fix-It-Before-It-Breaks top case latch kit;
BMW RT left and right handlebar-mounted rearview mirrors;
Rider-West brake light (flashes top case brake lights);
Complete set of Kathys Journey luggage (both panniers, top case, and top case rack);
Centech AP-2 fuse block;
V-stream polycarbonate windshield;
Speedbleeder valves on F/R brake calipers & clutch bleed line;
Odessey PC680 battery;
Clymer Shop Manual; and
Two mounts for GoPro camera on front of fairing & left tip over wing and stingray mount for GoPro remote control (DOES NOT INCLUDE GoPro camera and remote).
The engine, transmission, & final drive fluids were changed, gas tank fuel lines, gas & air filters, spark plugs, and one valve bucket were replaced at 42,500 miles. Brake lines, pads, & fluid (including clutch fluid) were changed at approximately 40,700 miles. Front tire (Metzler) has less than 200 miles on it, while rear Bridgestone has 6,875 miles on it, and a spare rear is also included with 5/32nds tread remaining.
$8,000 OBO (I bought a '16GTLE and although I love my LT, it's taking up my garage space for the new bike...).