Wow! Thank you for the generous responses. I would have replied sooner but was on a road trip to New Orleans with my wife to visit her nephew and his wife who welcomed a healthy 8.0 pound baby boy named Everett into the world.
dedgar: Have you created a thread to detail your maintenance activities? I will certainly be interested in reading about your experience. I started a list of things to do and have added a few more things to do after viewing the responses to my intro. I will be testing my front rotors, rim and tire with a dial indicator, based on great suggestion. My previous owner applied amber LEDs that appear to be working. Being more visible at night is safer.
DRONE: The Police model Road King has a wide saddle that uses an adjustable air bladder that was incredibly comfortable. I rode 1,000 miles from my apartment in Grenoble, France to the Calais Ferry in one blast stopping only for gas and food/coffee. The RDL has a similarly wide shape that is making the bike taller to ride compared to the OEM seat. The three hour maiden voyage to home was comfortable on the LT when I was moving.
jzeiler + kbob12: Excellent advice on procedure for stopping... I plan to practice stopping on what will be "closed course" conditions.
oldmopars: I have never owned a motorcycle with ABS brakes before. I squeezed the hand brake the way I have on motorcycles for 40 years. Normally, applying the brake provides feed back from the bike to know if more or less hand grip is needed. The hard wobble from side to side surprised me. I would expect the ABS to kick in when or if locking up was demanded. If ABS was activated, it would ideally grab both rotors at the same time and release both rotors at the same time.
Santa6bmw: Great suggestion about quick connects and anything else that carries pressurized fuel. On Mercedes Benz vehicles, the rubber that connects fuel rail to fuel injector can dry rot and then spray 28-PSI gasoline vapor onto hot engine and catch fire! I have also read that the original brake lines are prone to give out; so I added stainless steel brake lines to my list.
DanMartin: I will be calling you! A man with three seats must know a lot about the riding and handling of the LT.
I did a search on wheel wobble and read some additional threads here on the forum.
Some of the general ideas that I get from reading about wobble are:
- Tire Pressure - tire pressure of 36 up front is not enough, go with 42 front and 46 rear.
- Tire Cupping?
- Wheel out of Round?
My to do list... Am I missing anything?
Check oil engine
Check fork oil level
Wash and wax motorcycle
Wheel wobble - check air pressure, check tires, check brake pads, warped brake rotors?
Check fuel line quick disconnect to see if they are plastic or metal. Check other fuel delivery rubber parts.
Remove excess stuff from saddle bags.
Attach cable to mirror
I feel grateful for the forum and membership. Life is good...