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post #1 of 10 Old Nov 18th, 2006, 9:21 pm Thread Starter
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Just got an LTI today....Let the good times roll! And its ba-lou (blue)

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WELCOME to the sanitarium!! Have fun, ride with a smile!

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Way to go Ken.
Hows about some details and/or pics.
year, color etc...

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2002 Pacific Blue...heh, it rymes. 21500 miles, CD changer & single CD. No heated seats, no GPS & no intercomm. Other than that it has about everything. No pictures as yet. It needs a new windscreen (hazed coating on the factory one) Also has a Corbin saddle which I'll probably sell (don't fit my butt).
Spent the day figuring things out on it...like how to get it up on the center stand (heafty but not daunting). Its not that big of a deal, nothing that can't be overcome by brute force and ignorance. The next step is to raise the seat, as much as it will go. To me the size and weight of the bike aren't a big deal. After hearing some people talk about how heavy it is at low speeds I'd begun to wonder if I'd made a wise choice. I guss I'm just an ape, because once I got on it I found that I can horse it around pretty easily (long legs keep it from tipping). Now, its no lightweight by any means, but (to me) it isn't the 2 ton monster some make it out to be.
Correction...does have heated seats...bun warmers.

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Just remember.. stop with the bars straight... looking ahead to the horizon... and hopefully you'll never need a DA pin.

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Just remember.. stop with the bars straight... looking ahead to the horizon... and hopefully you'll never need a DA pin.
Roger that. I've leaned it over to get a feel for the dead weight, It'll have to go pretty far before I can't stop it. Now I just need tags.......
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Congratulations on the new bike, and welcome to the best LT resource anywhere.

Understand your comment about your being able to handle the weight, but unless you really are King Kong your legs aren't going to be able to stop it from tipping over if you hit the front brakes with the handlebars turned. Once that much weight starts going you have to catch it awful early or be a beast yourself. IMO, it's not worth hurting back or legs to stop it. You can read any number of stories of that happening here.

Just plan ahead while at slow speeds and be sure to stop with the front wheel straight. You'll be fine.

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Just got an LTI today....Let the good times roll! And its ba-lou (blue)

Congrats! we go down to Savanna once in a while, we like that town, (and I ain't afraid of no ghosts <g>)

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sounds like you got in under control already, but you need to be aware of keeping the r's up in parking lots, min 2000!
You don't want to know how I learned that
Good luck - lots of miles bring lots of smiles
Beware of the LT 'Curse'
It's not really a curse, but you'll find yourself going out of your way because of the pleasure of the ride. For example, my post office is 1.2 mi from my house, and one time (actually several times) it took three hours to go there and back (while I did several hundred miles (in several trips)
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sounds like you got in under control already, but you need to be aware of keeping the r's up in parking lots, min 2000!
You don't want to know how I learned that
I was doing some reading on that. An atricle on how to do a U turn with the LT without having to pick it up off the ground The writer said to keep revs up to 2500 to help keep the bike upright (the engine acts like a gyroscope) I'll have to practice low speed driving with it, 'cause I really don't forsee being in too many parking lots .
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