Please post some LT pics (: - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 7:11 am Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
Posts: 45
Please post some LT pics (:

Hello everybody,

I'm still interested in buying a second bike for touring and bad weather, but I haven't made up my mind yet (I'm torn between an accessorised 1200 RT and an LT).
Since I don't have in Romania, in any of the BMW dealerships an LT available, neither for test riding nor for pure viewing, I would like your help, please.
First of all I'm considering if for city traffic in bad weather the LT can be a suitable choice and for this I'm thinking of removing the topcase. Does it significantly improve the handling and performance of the bike ? Can you also please post some pics (if you have them) of your LT with and without the topcase ?
Also, I would like to understand better the color schemes - the official photos aren't really helpful (for example I love the black LT in the brochure for the new bike, but I don't understand if it's simple black metallic, or if it's darkgraphit metallic, or if it's magnesium black metallic - all these colours were available on the "new generation - 116 bhp" LT, from year to year). Some photos of real LT's ("new generation" ) would be really appreciated.
Also I'm still worried about moving from European highways to Alpine stretches of twisted road, I wouldn't want to get fast and comfortable to a dream destination I can't enjoy because I have to fight with my bike for every turn I'm taking. The versatility of the LT is a big worry for me, in contrast to the RT - but I don't really like the RT (or the GT) so ... Some suggestions/clarifications would still be welcomed on these issues.
Because it's really hard to order a bike that you have never seen nor ridden (:.
nazdravanul is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 7:16 am
Senior Member
 
Woolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: , Co. Durham, England
Posts: 1,492
Hi, welcome to the forum. If you check out the gallery section, you will see many photos of LT's with/without top boxes, and different colour schemes.

I have ridden mine all over Europe, Scandinavia, and parts of Africa - once you get used to the size and weight, and the very low speed handling charectaristics, Alpine passes are not a problem.

  • 2005 LT - 17 countries, 2 CONTINENTS & counting !
  • MB SLK 350 MT
  • 1974 Triumph Bonneville 750

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Woolly is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 10:06 am
Senior Member
 
Jerrym's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Woodbine, IA, USA
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally Posted by nazdravanul
Hello everybody,

I'm still interested in buying a second bike for touring and bad weather, but I haven't made up my mind yet (I'm torn between an accessorised 1200 RT and an LT).
Since I don't have in Romania, in any of the BMW dealerships an LT available, neither for test riding nor for pure viewing, I would like your help, please.
First of all I'm considering if for city traffic in bad weather the LT can be a suitable choice and for this I'm thinking of removing the topcase. Does it significantly improve the handling and performance of the bike ? Can you also please post some pics (if you have them) of your LT with and without the topcase ?
Also, I would like to understand better the color schemes - the official photos aren't really helpful (for example I love the black LT in the brochure for the new bike, but I don't understand if it's simple black metallic, or if it's darkgraphit metallic, or if it's magnesium black metallic - all these colours were available on the "new generation - 116 bhp" LT, from year to year). Some photos of real LT's ("new generation" ) would be really appreciated.
Also I'm still worried about moving from European highways to Alpine stretches of twisted road, I wouldn't want to get fast and comfortable to a dream destination I can't enjoy because I have to fight with my bike for every turn I'm taking. The versatility of the LT is a big worry for me, in contrast to the RT - but I don't really like the RT (or the GT) so ... Some suggestions/clarifications would still be welcomed on these issues.
Because it's really hard to order a bike that you have never seen nor ridden (:.
It does improve the handling with the topcase removed. I have road mind without the Topcase but now I have replaced it with the Corbin Smuggler, which I can not tell the difference with it or no topcase. The wind does not catch it as bad as with the topcase. The bike feels much lighter.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P3170004.JPG
Views:	180
Size:	180.6 KB
ID:	8085   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1240001.JPG
Views:	208
Size:	123.2 KB
ID:	8086  

Jerry Mathison
Woodbine, Iowa
2008 Gold Wing
2005 Ocean Blue (Sold)
BMWMOA #25294

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jerrym is offline  
 
post #4 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 12:14 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,427
Garage
Iacob,

Here is a pic of an '02 Black LT without the top case.



The LT does handle better without it, and will ride the Alps just fine. It is a heavy bike, but rides much better than it's weight suggests. I rode three weeks across the Alps and Europe and was just as comfortable in the mountains as on the highways or in the cities.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 12:29 pm
Senior Member
 
bikesnumbnuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Telford, Shropshire, England
Posts: 351
Once you get used to it , your,ll throw it around like any light weight bike but don,t attempt until after 3 weeks of ownership .

regards bikenumbnuts
05 your 05 updated in graphite
in blighty
bikesnumbnuts is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 12:35 pm
Senior Member
 
bikesnumbnuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Telford, Shropshire, England
Posts: 351
05 your 05 , i think i,m getting a little bit excited thinking about the time i went to Germany with my mate on his Suzuki 1200 bandit , he could,nt catch me on the twisties.
regards bikenumbnuts
04 your 05 updated in graphite
in blighty
bikesnumbnuts is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 1:31 pm
Senior Member
 
Woolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: , Co. Durham, England
Posts: 1,492
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikesnumbnuts
05 your 05 , i think i,m getting a little bit excited thinking about the time i went to Germany with my mate on his Suzuki 1200 bandit , he could,nt catch me on the twisties.
regards bikenumbnuts
04 your 05 updated in graphite
in blighty
Try that again, I'm confused - got the bit bout Bandit in Germany, but the 05-05-04 bits sound more like a bank sort code

  • 2005 LT - 17 countries, 2 CONTINENTS & counting !
  • MB SLK 350 MT
  • 1974 Triumph Bonneville 750

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Woolly is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 3:02 pm Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by nazdravanul
Hello everybody,

I'm still interested in buying a second bike for touring and bad weather, but I haven't made up my mind yet (I'm torn between an accessorised 1200 RT and an LT).
Since I don't have in Romania, in any of the BMW dealerships an LT available, neither for test riding nor for pure viewing, I would like your help, please.
First of all I'm considering if for city traffic in bad weather the LT can be a suitable choice and for this I'm thinking of removing the topcase. Does it significantly improve the handling and performance of the bike ? Can you also please post some pics (if you have them) of your LT with and without the topcase ?
Also, I would like to understand better the color schemes - the official photos aren't really helpful (for example I love the black LT in the brochure for the new bike, but I don't understand if it's simple black metallic, or if it's darkgraphit metallic, or if it's magnesium black metallic - all these colours were available on the "new generation - 116 bhp" LT, from year to year). Some photos of real LT's ("new generation" ) would be really appreciated.
Also I'm still worried about moving from European highways to Alpine stretches of twisted road, I wouldn't want to get fast and comfortable to a dream destination I can't enjoy because I have to fight with my bike for every turn I'm taking. The versatility of the LT is a big worry for me, in contrast to the RT - but I don't really like the RT (or the GT) so ... Some suggestions/clarifications would still be welcomed on these issues.
Because it's really hard to order a bike that you have never seen nor ridden (:.
Thanks for the replies. Any additional pics and/or info is definitely appreciated.
nazdravanul is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 4:20 pm
Gold Supporter
 
Lonewuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Magnolia, TX, USA
Posts: 3,872
The new black (07) is a pure black and has no metal flake at all.

I love the LT for bad weather, especially high wind. I have owned Gold Wings and Harleys and neither is as nimble in wind or have the comforts that the LT comes with. Don't know about taking the top case off, never had a problem with it being on there and need all the space I can get. They do look pretty sharp without it though.

Jerry
Look in the wolf's eyes and what do you see--A guardian spirit or fierce enemy?
2008 FLHTCU White Pearl

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lonewuff is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 5:39 pm Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
Posts: 45
Meese (Ken (,

Can you please send me the colour code of the black paint you have ? It's the most interesting colour I've seen on the LT.
Also does anyone know what kind of black is on the bike shown in the new brochure for the "new LT" ?
nazdravanul is offline  
post #11 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 6:38 pm
Senior Member
 
dmatson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Torrance, CA, USA
Posts: 1,680
Here is my 05' in Dark Grey

05' LT Dark Grey, "Battle Star"
14' KTM 1190
03' KTM 450 EXC Dually
72' Honda SL 100
67' Triumph Bonneville
65' Honda CB160
70' Honda CB350
dmatson is offline  
post #12 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 6:47 pm Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
Posts: 45
It's really beautiful the DarkGrey 05 Do you know the official colour code, by any chance ?
nazdravanul is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 6:58 pm
Senior Member
 
mwnahas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bedford Hts, OH, USA
Posts: 4,217
Talking 2003 LT in New Mexico

Here is mine...
Trip to AZ eariler this year.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	04170013.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	378.1 KB
ID:	8107   Click image for larger version

Name:	04170024.JPG
Views:	73
Size:	347.1 KB
ID:	8108  

Just Go
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mike
Cleveland Ohio
2014 K1600 GTL Grey Wolf.
mwnahas is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 7:06 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,427
Garage
That's not actually my bike, just a pic of an '02 I found here. The color is Night Black and is listed as paint code 668 in this link.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 8:39 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the country, MT,
Posts: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrym
It does improve the handling with the topcase removed. I have road mind without the Topcase but now I have replaced it with the Corbin Smuggler, which I can not tell the difference with it or no topcase. The wind does not catch it as bad as with the topcase. The bike feels much lighter.
Damn...those are just simply awesome pics..!!
Handlebar is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 9:01 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: katy, texas,
Posts: 7
great look guys without the trunk.
it really accentuates the lines...
i'm using the pic as my background
cantex is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 11:22 pm
Senior Member
 
dmatson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Torrance, CA, USA
Posts: 1,680
No don't know the code but they only made it in Gold or the Dark Grey in 05'.

05' LT Dark Grey, "Battle Star"
14' KTM 1190
03' KTM 450 EXC Dually
72' Honda SL 100
67' Triumph Bonneville
65' Honda CB160
70' Honda CB350
dmatson is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old Nov 9th, 2006, 2:15 am Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by meese
That's not actually my bike, just a pic of an '02 I found here. The color is Night Black and is listed as paint code 668 in this link.
Thank you. Very good info. I'm eager to get additional pics and info on handling and performance.
nazdravanul is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old Nov 9th, 2006, 9:11 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Stuart, Florida, USA
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woolly
Try that again, I'm confused - got the bit bout Bandit in Germany, but the 05-05-04 bits sound more like a bank sort code
It's out of the DaVinci code....something Tom Hanks said.

Duane
Mag Black 2006 LT

Three loves - motorcycles, good wine, and contrabassoon...none of which mix. Engineer by day to pay for them all.
Duane_in_Florida is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old Nov 9th, 2006, 11:55 pm
Senior Member
 
dmatson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Torrance, CA, USA
Posts: 1,680
The handling is the big reason I took off the trunk. The bike is much more responsive and is better in cross winds. When I switched bikes with a buddy, his was an 04' RT I couldn't wait to get back on the LT, much smoother and felt just as light.

05' LT Dark Grey, "Battle Star"
14' KTM 1190
03' KTM 450 EXC Dually
72' Honda SL 100
67' Triumph Bonneville
65' Honda CB160
70' Honda CB350
dmatson is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latches being made (lotso pics) Zotter K1200LT 17 May 14th, 2007 9:36 pm
my steel angled front valve stem pics tmgs Bike Talk 4 Jul 26th, 2006 10:24 pm
Red River Roundup Pics and Stories ranks Ride Tales 14 May 26th, 2006 9:24 pm
My last Trunk Latch post here <g> (Pics) Zotter K1200LT 0 Mar 6th, 2006 12:19 am
How to 'mark' a post to be anwserd later? strsout BMWLT Site Support Forum 0 Oct 18th, 2005 12:46 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome