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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 6th, 2006, 12:52 pm Thread Starter
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The Joys of owning the Big Lady

Have just spent this weekend touring the hill country with our local BMW club. 30 members and SO's to the coast through rugged African countryside. Mountain passes, potholed roads, brand new black-top and some off road. 800 miles and Big Bertha performed better than expected. GeeEsses, ArTees, GeeTees, K1200Esses were all in evidence, but only me'nmywife on our LT. We had rain, cold, sunshine and serious wind along the way - what a pleasure. Before the trip was over, the wives were all coveting our ride! In the twisties she out cornered the best of the fast bikes and had room to play with the GeeEsses on the dirt. (Bit tough in the slow stuff, but nothing serious) Music playing all the way, heated seats keeping the missus happy - it doesn't get better than this. And to top it all, whenever we filled up with gas, guess who got all the attention from the passers by? So, anyone still agonising on a choice of ride - look no further. Long distance comfort and your wife's second best friend!

I would rather be riding my bike and thinking about God than sitting in Church thinking about my bike!

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I know what you mean .

Yesterday was our first two-up ride. Had the bike since Aug. put, over, 5,000 on her, and was ready to take my wife for a ride. Was a bit concerned about how the big lady would handle two people, but was amazed with how easy it was. I didn't even know my wife was on the back. The big lady handled the both of us without missing a beat.

I come from a HD background, and had an UltraClassic, and after riding two-up on both, the LT wins in every category, handling, performance, stopping, and the heated passenger seat, "Fahget about it!" My wife loved them.

I was much more at ease on the LT than I ever was on the Ultra. The LT is one great bike!

My wife was happy, and that makes me happy. The LT is one classy bike that can do it all.
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Have just spent this weekend touring the hill country with our local BMW club. 30 members and SO's to the coast through rugged African countryside. Mountain passes, potholed roads, brand new black-top and some off road. 800 miles and Big Bertha performed better than expected. GeeEsses, ArTees, GeeTees, K1200Esses were all in evidence, but only me'nmywife on our LT. We had rain, cold, sunshine and serious wind along the way - what a pleasure. Before the trip was over, the wives were all coveting our ride! In the twisties she out cornered the best of the fast bikes and had room to play with the GeeEsses on the dirt. (Bit tough in the slow stuff, but nothing serious) Music playing all the way, heated seats keeping the missus happy - it doesn't get better than this. And to top it all, whenever we filled up with gas, guess who got all the attention from the passers by? So, anyone still agonising on a choice of ride - look no further. Long distance comfort and your wife's second best friend!
Bin there, done that, know exactly wot u mean - LT's just amaze everyone

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Yep. The LT is a great ride. Every time I get the itch for a new bike, I just go for a nice, long ride. A couple of hundred miles sure can put things in perspective.

I'll still pick up a GT in the spring, but a few more months on the LT will be just fine with me.

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