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I bought my LT mid 2004, was one of the first face lift models. 15 years later it still puts a smile on my face and turns heads wherever I go. Its worth very little in sale or trade value, but I figure I've got back in pleasure many times over what I paid.
My biggest expenses have been suspension (upgraded to Wilbers) and more recently clutch. Each a whole lot cheaper than buying a new bike.
My biggest concern is reliability on a long trip (LOL perhaps I just spend too much time on this site ) but to date she has never left me stranded on the side of the road. How long have you owned and are you still committed?
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I bought my ‘07 in 2013.
I’ve done international trips with it.
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I too bought mine new in June or 2004 and have 112,000 on it. I have done the clutch once and the transmission input shaft bearing. Then it started using some oil at 90 K so I just finished a re-ring and she doesn't use a drop now. Ready for another 100 K.
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I bought my LT mid 2004, was one of the first face lift models. 15 years later it still puts a smile on my face and turns heads wherever I go. Its worth very little in sale or trade value, but I figure I've got back in pleasure many times over what I paid.
My biggest expenses have been suspension (upgraded to Wilbers) and more recently clutch. Each a whole lot cheaper than buying a new bike.
My biggest concern is reliability on a long trip (LOL perhaps I just spend too much time on this site ) but to date she has never left me stranded on the side of the road. How long have you owned and are you still committed?
I bought my 2007 new in June of 2007. So, I will have had it 12 years this coming June and have just shy of 74,000 miles on it. It has yet to leave me stranded other than the time I ran out of gas in Oregon. I am not counting the time it died in my driveway the morning after getting home from a 5,000 mile trip from PA to Newfoundland. The u-hose in the fuel tank sprung a leak as we were riding out to breakfast. I was about 1/4 mile down my driveway and had to haul it back up with my trailer. I got lucky on that one.

I have gotten much pleasure out of my LT, but I also got a lot of pleasure from my 1987 Voyager XII (owned it 17 years) and with much less cost and maintenance. So, I still have mixed feelings about the LT.

As to being committed, I would say I am committed for at least a couple or three more years. I put a lot of effort and money into it coming up on three years ago (how time flies) when I repaired the clutch, replaced brake lines, added Wilbers, did the FIBIB mode and a few other sundry and assorted things. I bought an RDL this winter after a bear stuck its claws into my wife’s seat last fall. And I am in the process of doing a 24K maintenance and replacing the fuel lines, both internal and external, and the radiator hoses and already did the FD pivot bearings.

As to reliability, I have some concerns, but I still plan to head to Alaska this year with the LT and we shall see how that goes. I had far more confidence in my Voyager than in the LT, but that is simply due to the failure history of the LT. The Voyager had only one real failure during the time I owned it, leaking pinion seal, and otherwise it was just change oil, filters and tires and ride it. No valve adjustments and everything was easy to get to other than the fuel pump, but that never gave me trouble. And when I sold it after 17 years it still had the original brake lines and radiator hoses and they were still in great shape. And neither of this items was a failure point as on the XII, at least they never made it to the AVA forum as issues.

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I bought my 2004 in June of 2008 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 198,000 miles on it. I bought my 2000 a few years later with 52,000 miles on it and it has 135,000 miles on it now. I have a 2000 & a 2005 I have disassembled for parts. I have a 2008 with 110,000 miles on it that I will have for sale later this year. I have only been stranded once with a broken u-joint on my 2004.
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I bought my 2000 in 2008 with 30,000, and it now has 199,700 miles. I have done the clutch at 94K, and the new final drive (BMW covered this-long story) at 130K.

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I bought mt 2004 in June of 2008 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 198,000 miles on it. I bought my 2000 a few years later with 52,000 miles on it and it has 135,000 miles on it now. I have a 2000 & a 2005 I have disassembled for parts. I have a 2008 with 110,000 miles on it that I will have for sale later this year. I have only been stranded once with a broken u-joint on my 2004.
Those burnouts on a heavy bike are rough on the u-joints.

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12-yrs. Will keep it until they pull the grips from my cold, dead hands.

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Those burnouts on a heavy bike are rough on the u-joints.
Haha it broke on a power shift from 2nd to 3rd gear. The u-joint had no grease in it because a dealer that had changed a transmission seal under warranty didn't get the swing arm boot sealed to the trans. Water in the swing arm had washed the grease out.

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I bought mt 2004 in June of 2008 with 40,000 miles on it. It now has 198,000 miles on it. I bought my 2000 a few years later with 52,000 miles on it and it has 135,000 miles on it now. I have a 2000 & a 2005 I have disassembled for parts. I have a 2008 with 110,000 miles on it that I will have for sale later this year. I have only been stranded once with a broken u-joint on my 2004.


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Got my LT in 2014 so 6 years running. By the records I could pull, I was the 4th owner at 50K, now at 64k. Am I committed, for as long as I can still get parts for it. Updating things as I go alone to keep it reliably on the road. A farkle here and there to make it my own. It seems to me one of my bigger expenses time and money wise. I do enjoy riding it though, and have made some really good friends as a result.
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I bought my 2003 K1200LTC in March of 2004. After break-in miles I loaded up my gear and rode a 12,500 mile trip from Ohio throughout Alaska without a glitch. The only problem I ever had with this bike was a post-warranty leak in the ABS Modulator pump that necessitated a very expensive replacement ($3000) and a long layover (11 months) in the dealer’s shop. My wife came down very hard on BMW corporate, resulting in they picked up 25% of the repair bill, and oversaw the completion of the repairs. If it is any consolation to the depreciation of the value of the K1200LT, I have two close friends who ride Goldwing 1800s. The bottom has fallen out of their market just as bad, and the very expensive repair bills have plagued their Goldwings too. At the same time, the companies have a straight face quoting mid-$30,000 replacement prices. ...but, they sure are comfortable for the long haul.
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I had my 2007 LT for 10 years, then traded it on an R1200 RTW. The SO and I toured all over the western U.S and Canada on the LT and even when I traded it in, I was amazed at how current the design still looked. What a great bike.

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Got my LT in 2014 so 6 years running. By the records I could pull, I was the 4th owner at 50K, now at 64k. Am I committed, for as long as I can still get parts for it. Updating things as I go alone to keep it reliably on the road. A farkle here and there to make it my own. It seems to me one of my bigger expenses time and money wise. I do enjoy riding it though, and have made some really good friends as a result.
When you going to take a real trip on that machine?
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Bought my 2002 LT with 1,000 miles on her and then over the next 8-9 years added another 50,000 trouble free miles. The K1600 was announced and I've been on her since 2011/12 with another 40,000... trouble free miles.

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We got our 2002 in early 2003 in was sold as a new bike to us, but it was a demo bike with around 3000 miles on it . We have close to 80,000 on it now, it is a full time sidecar rig . If my wife goes we take the sidecar rig, but if she stays home I take my '10 GSA .
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Bought our 2000 K1200LT Icon in 2000.
Put 100,000 miles on it.
Gave it away as a wedding gift in 2018.
That's 18 years and 100,000 miles for you folks like me who are slow at math.

Even with a shiny new 2018 K1600GTL in the barn, I still have very mixed feeling about parting with the KLT.
World's Greatest Pillion Rider is a very tolerant sort, but she notices the difference, and it isn't positive; KLT > GTL.
I find something lacking too.

New windshield and Aeroflow "winglets" will get tested as soon as maple sugaring season is over and some spring rain has washed the sand and salt from the roads here in the Deep South of Vermont. We hope that such upgrades will help the GTL approach the grace and comfort of the KLT.

Dahm, I sure wish BMW had put a K1200LT on the K1600 platform. I waited 8 years for that, and it didn't happen. I folded.
Not sure I should have. (I'm going to miss the KLT, should'a kept it.)

The saving grace is that my gifted KLT is being much appreciated by the newly wed couple.
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... I have only been stranded once with a broken u-joint on my 2004.
I have a pic of Dave in the parking lot of a motel in Jay, Vermont taking his KLT apart trying to figure out the problem of no power, no acceleration, or some such thing.

If I recall correctly, he rode home in "limp mode" from Jay, Vermont to his home in Huntersville, North Carolina.
That's a stretch.

So he wasn't stranded.... not really. He is the Saddleman after all.

I'm off to find that photo.
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When you going to take a real trip on that machine?
Russellville AR was close to a real trip. I fear the next will be farther out west.

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Bought my 2004 new from Cycleweks in Barrington, IL. Only have about 65k on the clock but about 2/3 of that is long distance 2-up, pulling either a Cyclemate cargo trailer or our trusty Aspen pop-up. Worst issue was a fuel line connector failure at the very end of a trip, about 20 miles from home. A buddy trailered us back and I replaced both sets of connectors. Also did my brake lines with new Speiglers last year. Other than that, no issues. Happy rider, happy camper!

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I have a pic of Dave in the parking lot of a motel in Jay, Vermont taking his KLT apart trying to figure out the problem of no power, no acceleration, or some such thing.

If I recall correctly, he rode home in "limp mode" from Jay, Vermont to his home in Huntersville, North Carolina.
That's a stretch.

So he wasn't stranded.... not really. He is the Saddleman after all.

I'm off to find that photo.
That was a long 24 hour slow ride home. Sometimes it wouldn't go 45 mph. I got lucky when it ran ok through NY City.
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That was a long 24 hour slow ride home. Sometimes it wouldn't go 45 mph. I got lucky when it ran ok through NY City.
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I took delivery 5/16/1999...

Still riding it, with about 80,000 on the clock. Not doing very many trips, anymore, since the wife quit riding. But I love the machine. It's still in perfect shape, and I don't have much reason to trade up.
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Bought our 2000 K1200LT Icon in 2000.
Put 100,000 miles on it.
Gave it away as a wedding gift in 2018.
That's 18 years and 100,000 miles for you folks like me who are slow at math.

Even with a shiny new 2018 K1600GTL in the barn, I still have very mixed feeling about parting with the KLT.
World's Greatest Pillion Rider is a very tolerant sort, but she notices the difference, and it isn't positive; KLT > GTL.
I find something lacking too.

New windshield and Aeroflow "winglets" will get tested as soon as maple sugaring season is over and some spring rain has washed to sand and salt from the roads here in the Deep South of Vermont. We hope that such upgrades will help the GTL approach the grace and comfort of the KLT.

Dahm, I sure wish BMW had put a K1200LT on the K1600 platform. I waited 8 years for that, and it didn't happen. I folded.
Not sure I should have. (I'm going to miss the KLT, should'a kept it.)

The saving grace is that my gifted KLT is being much appreciated by the newly wed couple.
I am looking forward to your report on the windshield and Aeroflow treatment. As you may know from my past posts, I looked long and hard at the GTL and more recently the GA, but they just didn’t speak to me. I am getting a little tired of dealing with the vagaries of the LT, but just can’t find anything that fits me and my wife better. The GA did come close and I think we could be happy with one should the LT blow up tomorrow, but it just isn’t as smooth and comfortable as the LT.

I am hoping to test a R1250RT in the near future. That more I look at it, the more I think it could be “the one” to replace the LT. And adjusting valves that stick out each side and have only half as many to adjust is very appealing after just finishing my LT adjustment. It seems to take me about 4 hours no matter what.

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I think a bad tank of gas I got in Maine. After I flushed the fuel system & had the injectors rebuilt it finally ran good again. It was still under warranty & after the dealer had it for a month & couldn't figure out what was wrong with it I brought it home & fixed it myself.

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I think a bad tank of gas I got in Maine. After I flushed the fuel system & had the injectors rebuilt it finally ran good again. It was still under warranty & after the dealer had it for a month & couldn't figure out what was wrong with it I brought it home & fixed it myself.
That is worse than the 86 octane swill I had to buy in Newfoundland.

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Bought my Y2K in 04 with 20k on it. 102000 on it now. Still not interested in replacing it. Seems to be just as good as the day I picked it up. Did take a little time to get use to it. It felt really big at 1st. Once I got comfortable and like they say once you get rolling it feels like a big sport bike. I guess we'll keep it until we can't pick it up!!!
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I'm still a new owner of a 2005 LT. I bought the bike new to me 2 years ago and have loved every minute in the saddle. This is my first BMW bike and won't be my last and my plan is to keep this one until I can't ride it anymore or can't fix it.

I've gotta tell ya, all of you fellow owners were instrumental in me making my decision to buy this great machine. You helped me weigh the good and the bad and have been super helpful to me with the technical stuff. I haven't had anything go wrong yet but I did replace the bad stereo and front speakers, put on Spiegler brake lines, and upgraded the headlights. Everything went well...thanks for the help.

I'm looking forward to some fine Georgia mountain riding this year.
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post #30 of 55 Old Mar 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am
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Ian: 2003 K1200LT. Bought at 46K. Have now 110K. I too have my doubts when I want to take a long trip and the reliability issue. However, it always come thru with no problems. We took a 2820 mile trip, 12hrs a day of riding, maxed out the weight on the bike, round trip from Missouri to South Padre Island with only burning one quart of oil and no mechanical issues. Even did a Iron Butt ride, with no issues.
Given the history of this bike and from what I read on here, the reliability is always on my mind. I guess I need to trust this machine.
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First time poster. I bought a 2004 LT in May of 2008. The bike had 1900 miles. I had the gas quick disconnect problem at some point and the clutch go out at 86,000 miles in 2014. The LT never left me stranded while making 4 round trips across the county. At 91,000 I was T-boned while moving through a light controlled intersection. The bike was totaled by insurance but I bought it back from them and had it repaired since it had been well maintained but mainly because I loved the bike. $7,500 later it was as good as new. I drove it another 65,000 miles until November of 2017, when I was rear ended at a redlight. LT was totaled again. I let the bike go at 156,000, so I put 154,000 miles on it. It took about 7 months to convince my wife I needed another bike and then a month to find a 2009 LT with 4,000 miles. I bought the bike in June of 2017 and have ridden it 12,000 with no issues. My only regret was not buying the totaled bike from the insurance company. I really miss the accessories on that bike that are not being made anymore.

I thought about getting a K1600 but the bike couldn’t match the comfort of the LT. And, it might just be me, but I think the LT looks a lot better than the 1600.
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2005 model, bought new Sept 2005. Around 115,000 km on it.
Not to be sold... although I recently sold my 2005 K1200GT as no longer commuting to work.
Many upgrades, a couple of clutches, a few rear discs. Still runs beautifully.
Not ridden too often now, but it's there when I want or need it....

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I bought my first LT in late 2004 (that was 2005 model), in 2006 I traded in for a new 2007 model with intercom and HID lights. I still have the 2007 with 75k miles on it.
First issue on it was the "cow bell" at around 30k - dealer upgraded the rear rotor to a new 5 point style and that took care of of it.
Second issue was at around 35k when my speedometer stopped working - again, under warranty the dealer repaired it by replacing the ABS module, Luckily I didn't have to pay a penny.
At around 60k, I repaired the hydraulic center stand - with the help of great write-ups on this forum it costed me around $25.
Around the same time, I replaced the fuel quick connect, when I started smelling fuel.
Ever since, the bike has 0 issues with 75k on it.

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My 2009 LT 8 Years bought in 2011 and still have



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2002 with a glorious 330k miles, what a bike. only breakdown, down and out on the road, besides flats, was a alternator failure at 218k.

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Today, I just purchased a 2005. She has 51K Miles on her. Everything works, and it seems she was garaged. She is now at her new home on her center stand wait to burn through some fuel here in North Tx.

I up graded from a 1993 K1100LT, which I had for 12 years she had 119K.

Ive found the service manual and the owners manuals online and downloaded them.

I look forward to many years with my new baby.
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I have had my 2000LT since new it has 114000 miles. The plan is to ride it until I can't get my leg over it and then shine it up and put it in a corner of the garage and try to remember all the places it's been ( I'm 71 now). Maybe if I'm lucky 10 to 15 years more.
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I have had my 2000LT since new it has 114000 miles. The plan is to ride it until I can't get my leg over it and then shine it up and put it in a corner of the garage and try to remember all the places it's been ( I'm 71 now). Maybe if I'm lucky 10 to 15 years more.
I’m 59 and thinking I will be lucky to get 10-15 more years! I hope you are right as that gives me a little more hope.
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I bought a 1999 LT with low mileage back in mid 2008 and kept it until end 2016 so over 8years of ownership. I put about 50k miles on it during that time frame and until it got totaled the day before Christmas day 2016. I loved my LT and I would probably still have it today if it was not for this teenager that changed lane on me that day of December 2016. I was initially looking at replacing it with a more recent LT but I just happened to find a Honda GL1800 in pristine condition and very low miles for a price I could not pass on. While the GL 1800 is a great bike I still miss my LT and this forum.

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2005 LT. Coming up on 15 years. Other than a very disappointing and broken radio, I love my bike. Have tried to buy a new K1600GTL. Took a trip this year from Dusseldorf to Italy for 11 day with my wife. While crossing from Germany to Austria in the mountains, the throttle completely failed on me. Very frightening given we had just ridden on the Autobahn from Dusseldorf to Munich. I did my homework on what was wrong with the throttle. Turns out other K1600GTL riders had experienced the same failure. As of late August 2018 BMW was still trying to figure out what was wrong with the sending unit. The K100GTL is fly by wire. That experience stopped my purchase in its tracks.

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I bought my 2006LT in August of 2014, made 4 trips back home to Canada from KC,MO. Last May I noticed oil leaking from clutch housing. (Main seal)
With help of Kirks videos and this forum I took it apart and clutch was fine, replaced seal and after finally getting her back together this March I put new eng. Oil it and noticed it leaking from clutch housing again.
I have to take her apart again to see what I messed up but love the bike when it's running! I only get 1 Saturday off a month so don't get much time to work on it but sure am missing driving it everyday to work!
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I've been on my 2002 for about 3 1/2 years (hmmm, just over). I like it a lot. It is comfy smooth on longer rides. It gets to the curves and brings big smiles. I don't mind it in parking lots, just keep a good look out and plan where to go. It's not super fast from the start but fast enough to get in trouble by the police if warranted. It's easy to pick up from a nap... again, be decisive and never grab brakes hard with front wheel other than perfectly straight.

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I have had my 2002 LT since August 2003, almost 16 years so far and 115000 kms
Still one of the best bikes I have ever ridden, I just smile all day long, great rain coverage and lots comfort.
Love it so much, just bought a used 2005, going to retire and sell the 2002
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How many miles on it? You are one of the longest continuous owners I have heard of. Bravo!
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About 68,000 miles. Yes, rear main, clutch, rear drive, (and other stuff) have all been replaced. My 84 R100RS and GS, get the most mileage. Wife can't ride any more so LT gets ridden infrequently - STILL LOVE it!!

Voyager, did you come to the original CCR in Broken Bow??
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I have had mine I think 4 to 5 years and broke down once and where it needed bringing back home on a recovery truck and a second time where it poured smoke out from under the plastics let it cool down and was ok after that, think there might be a split in the breather pipe though its not happened again and don't to dirty from what I can see where the breather is.

Done the usual things to it, The quick release fuel connectors replaced, The front suspension joint on the forks replaced (not a usual problem), The radio repaired and amp upgraded added the Bluetooth and line in option while being repaired. The ABS system bypassed, now the alarm problem sorted out. To sort out the break down replaced the the second fuel hose in the petrol already done the U shaped one, should of done both at the same time and the coil pack was replaced at the same time. The cow bell rear rotor replaced. Had a problem with the speedo which was acting up, sorted itself out after stripping the plastics off and making sure all the connectors were secure in place. One big thing left to do now is strip the hydraulic main stand down and replace the seals and oil. In all that time managed around 4000 miles love the bike but not its reliability.
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About 68,000 miles. Yes, rear main, clutch, rear drive, (and other stuff) have all been replaced. My 84 R100RS and GS, get the most mileage. Wife can't ride any more so LT gets ridden infrequently - STILL LOVE it!!

Voyager, did you come to the original CCR in Broken Bow??
No, my first, and thus far only, CCR was just last year in Russellville.
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No, my first, and thus far only, CCR was just last year in Russellville.
That was just a CCR Reunion not a full fledged CCR.
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That was just a CCR Reunion not a full fledged CCR.
Shucks! I thought we might have met!! Come on out to Colorado, I'm buying the coffee, plus I may know a road or two the tourist don't!!

I went to the first two Broken Bow (first one) then Hot Springs as one of the founding Board Members, then my Dad got sick (leukemia) and my time went to other things. By the By I've ridden my LT on the Moki Dugway along with lots of other places, it always is an awesome ride! We did try the GTL as soon as they came out, Wife said NO!! Keep the LT.

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