Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Greetings Everyone
Welcome aboard. The LT is quite different from your Harley's. It has NO low end torque so you need to get the revs up before you shift to a higher gear (3,500 to 4,000).
To prolong the life of the clutch never exceed 1,500 RPM while starting out until the clutch is fully engaged, then you can hammer it and she will hit 60 MPH in first gear when you hit the rev limiter.
The other point is the brake lines, if they are the original black rubber lines they are ready to blow. Replace with a set of new lines from Speigler. Best preventative for the rear drive is to change that oil every time you change the engine oil (every 6 K). Look at the rear drive oil and if you see gray fuzz you are OK, but if there is any shiny stuff stop and get the drive rebuilt (saddleman here is the expert).
I have 113 K on mine and Don Aurthur had 304 K on his when he totaled it on his way to the Iron Butt Rally back in 2007 or so.
Enjoy the ride and this is the best site for help and support for the LT.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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