Originally Posted by riderup1
that will result in a tank slapping wobble at 2000 miles if you let go of the handlebars
There are a lot of great features of the LT, but its been around long enough now for its weaknesses to be known by BMW.
But I can't justify the costs of owning one any longer without feeling confident that I can get out of state and back after it has 20,000 miles on it.
It seems a shame that you have had all of these "perceived" problems.
My experience and opinion of the LT is light years from yours and apparently my riding style and general outlook is a lot different also.
I've never owned a "perfect" motorcycle but there's not much I'd change about the LT,
and yeah my 02 broke down once, final drive went out, cost me $400 and a couple of days,
The day it was fixed I left on a 10 state 8000 mile trip without a glitch,
was I worried, nope, been riding too long for that.
anything can happen anytime that's what riding is all about.
If you think you'll be better of with an HD because there's a dealership in everytown,
you just might be in for a rude awakening,
chances are you'll be "visiting" those dealers quite regularly,
they will certainly stand behind their customers, just bend over.
One of the guys on this forum put over 300,000 miles on one LT
He's been able to make it "out of state" once or twice and come to think of it so have I