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post #1 of 20 Old Aug 16th, 2019, 6:22 pm Thread Starter
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I have had no time to show this bike. My work schedule has been keeping me busy. This big girl has been listed on Craigslist and FB marketplace, on and off all summer. If anyone is looking for a real bargain in the northeast US, this is your lucky day. It is a real shame to look at her sitting in my garage when I'm sure someone would really enjoy riding her.

If she's still in my garage after Labor Day weekend, then I will put her up for auction on E-bay to the highest bidder. Let me know if you are at least semi-seriously interested.

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OMG

Man. Feel like I need a bike in the US I can use on vacations!


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Man. Feel like I need a bike in the US I can use on vacations!
Too late on this one.

But I'd love to go riding down your way one day. Maybe you just need to make friends in the US and do a house/riding swap vacation...

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Thank you for your interest. Ken has purchased the bike and agreed to ride her more often and further than I would have been able to do. Ride safe everyone!
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Too late on this one.

But I'd love to go riding down your way one day. Maybe you just need to make friends in the US and do a house/riding swap vacation...
An LT and a GTL?

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Too late on this one.

But I'd love to go riding down your way one day. Maybe you just need to make friends in the US and do a house/riding swap vacation...
I rented a dirt bike there 3 years ago for 9 days. My old boss from 1971 owned a hotel in Nicaragua & I hired his security guard to ride with me on his dirt bike.
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An LT and a GTL?
I know you're gonna laugh, but I'd be selling the GTL. Still love the power and versatility of the Big-6, but my main focus right now is the Iron Butt Rally.

So a well-kept nicely farkled LT can easily handle commuting and two-up weekend rides, which frees up cash and focus to build an ultimate LD bike.

See this post for my current thoughts on that matter.
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I know you're gonna laugh, but I'd be selling the GTL. Still love the power and versatility of the Big-6, but my main focus right now is the Iron Butt Rally.

So a well-kept nicely farkled LT can easily handle commuting and two-up weekend rides, which frees up cash and focus to build an ultimate LD bike.

See this post for my current thoughts on that matter.
No laughter here. I think everyone should ride what fits their mission. I really wanted a K1600 to fit mine, but after a couple extended rides on GTLs, they just didn’t fit as well as the LT. I still think the LT is the ultimate two-up touring bike from a comfort and balanced performance perspective. If BMW had bumped the displacement to say 1500cc, lowered the compression and/or added knock sensors to allow operation on regular fuel, added a wet clutch as on the 1600 and now the RT, and fixed some of the other weak points like the trunk latch and mirrors, I would buy a new one in a heartbeat.

Have fun with the LD build!

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I know you're gonna laugh, but I'd be selling the GTL. Still love the power and versatility of the Big-6, but my main focus right now is the Iron Butt Rally.

So a well-kept nicely farkled LT can easily handle commuting and two-up weekend rides, which frees up cash and focus to build an ultimate LD bike.

See this post for my current thoughts on that matter.
If I understand from your K1600 forum post (I just read the post you linked to, I didnít open the forum directly to get full context), you are selling the GTL to buy the LT and a new F850GS to prep for an IBR. Sounds like fun! Now that you own an LT again, you can also post some of your prep stories here, right?
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The LT always was a fine touring bike. Still is.

I do prefer the GTL for less weight and more power, but my solo LD focus has switched to lighter bikes. And my wife is thrilled to be on an LT passenger seat again.

The F850GS Adventure is currently the top contender. Light, agile, almost as much power as the LT with a bunch less weight. It seems competent enough for long miles, and is much more capable on rough roads be they paved or not. Plus it now has all the modern BMW electronics: cornering ABS, traction control, enduro mode, quick shifter, active suspension, cruise control, etc.

If I can make it a bit more LD capable, then I'll have a bike that I can ride from Prudhoe Bay to Key West, and everywhere in between.

And still have an LT for the fun two-up stuff.
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If you are doing the original Iron Butt, the LT gets a lot of usage. I haven't done the LD riding. Mainly because for me, I don't really feel the need to ride LD just to do it. I was looking at 1,000 mile ride last year but didn't do it as plans changed. I have spent 8+ hours on the bike before. I could get up in the morning and hop on my LT and do 1k without a problem - on a freeway going somewhere. Moving at freeway speeds, the LT feels light. Stopping for gas and the weight can be felt. I have seen the extended gas tanks and other things people to do to go really far in 24 hours and to meet the other IB challenges. Have fun on your LD rides. I am sure you will enjoy them. Hope it works out for you on the lighter bike you plan to use.

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Thanks for the advice, Jim. Yes, the LT is excellent at just cranking out the miles solo or two-up, and it handles better than it ought to for such a heavy bike.

But I must say that I do have some experience in this area...
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The LT always was a fine touring bike. Still is.

I do prefer the GTL for less weight and more power, but my solo LD focus has switched to lighter bikes. And my wife is thrilled to be on an LT passenger seat again.

The F850GS Adventure is currently the top contender. Light, agile, almost as much power as the LT with a bunch less weight. It seems competent enough for long miles, and is much more capable on rough roads be they paved or not. Plus it now has all the modern BMW electronics: cornering ABS, traction control, enduro mode, quick shifter, active suspension, cruise control, etc.

If I can make it a bit more LD capable, then I'll have a bike that I can ride from Prudhoe Bay to Key West, and everywhere in between.

And still have an LT for the fun two-up stuff.
Ken--Thanks for the thoughts on the 850GSA. I have been contemplating the 850GSA for some time as I use my bike mostly for commuting and the desire to do occasional off-road (not to be confused with the continual off-roading required on California freeways and city streets due to improper maintenance!). So far I have been trying to keep the K1200 going and have been a bit leery on spending the $$. Jim
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Sorry--guess I should have posted this on your original thread. Jim
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I've ridden an 800GS years ago, and while it was OK, it seemed a bit spartan.

With all the latest and greatest tech added onto the 2019 F850 bikes, they've become much more of a contender.

Plus my mission is a lot more focused now.

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Hey Chad, I think you sold me a defective LT.

I had the rear tire replaced in Memphis, and now the front tire needs replacing, and the rear is almost ready to be replaced again.

I mean, that's only 13 states in the last six weeks or so.
Rapidly closing in on 74,000 miles...

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Hey Chad, I think you sold me a defective LT.

I had the rear tire replaced in Memphis, and now the front tire needs replacing, and the rear is almost ready to be replaced again.

I mean, that's only 13 states in the last six weeks or so.
Rapidly closing in on 74,000 miles...
Sounds like you forgot to buy the extended warranty!
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Is there an unlimited mileage tire warranty?

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Hey Chad, I think you sold me a defective LT.

I had the rear tire replaced in Memphis, and now the front tire needs replacing, and the rear is almost ready to be replaced again.

I mean, that's only 13 states in the last six weeks or so.
Rapidly closing in on 74,000 miles...
I'm glad that I still check this forum from time to time....
I had a good LOL on this one. The wife came to check on me in my office. I'm glad that I didn't have the coffee mug in my mouth when I read it.

I'm happy to hear that the bike is getting the attention she deserves!

By the way, I placed my order for a Tesla Model Y on Tuesday. The price to reserve it was $2500 coincidentally.

I will watch for the Iron Butt posts too. Ride safe my friend.
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