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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 7:53 pm Thread Starter
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I swapped my Harley V-rod for a used (7K miles) '06 K12LT - I've had 'wings and a Valkryie before (40 years of riding under my belt) - but the change was a shock. First, I must say I miss the power of the Rod, but at 6'5", I like the tall bike, and upright position. The jury's still out on how my old knees will adjust, but my initial impression is the change is for the better.

This bike has EVERY option, which I love. So, I'm going out tomorrow (Saturday) and put 300 miles on her - I'll update afterwards..

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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 7:57 pm
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Outstanding! yeah... you won't miss the HD.... I had similar "knee" problems, but didn't last..especially after some stretching exercises...

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post #3 of 8 Old Oct 20th, 2006, 11:55 pm
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... Muth Mirrors, HID headlights, GPS, radar detector, XM radio, MotoLights, PIAA lights, Runnin lights, BRAKE! lights, JPEGs, Smartire, custom seat/back-rest ... and on and on.

It's the best mile-eater in my opinion. I hope you find the fit perfect.

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Only 300 miles???

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..... and put 300 miles on her - I'll update afterwards..


Welcome aboard, 300 miles is just a run to the corner store for milk for a bunch of guys around here. Some go to lunch 400 miles away

Me, I'm not there yet.


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Welcome and GL with your new LT. Remember, this bike just starts to wake up at 4k RPM.
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That was my Vrod too - arms out of the socket at 5K....

Anyway, 311.8 miles later - that's two rides (one with my SO for breakfast). Everything seems to work - the iPod control from the bars is way cool, and the GPS is tyically BMW complex.

While it was a 11 out of 10 day (68, sunny), the wind in the Columbia Gorge was gusting to 50 - all that plastic seems to be a sail in that much wind - other than that, 'twas a smooth fast ride.

Any feedback as to proper tire pressure?? I have a friend with a '05 LT, who uses 40F/45R - the stealer said 45F/48R, and the book says 36F/40R. Any idea as to who is right??

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Most people accept 42F/48R as the norm around here, but there are many who run different, and many who swear to only use what's in the manual.

Try em out and see what you like.

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