Re: Collecting K1200LT Trivia
My 2000 K1200LT-I is Champagne, and I am 61 years old.
I bought the motorcycle with 47,555 miles and I have not added many more BECAUSE I have been replacing a number of parts to safely take it cross-country. ME 888 tires arrived yesterday. Waiting for a new exhaust system next week, and a few more odds and ends-gps and phone mounts and wiring on the left handlebar and center pocket (where the radio controls were located).
Also-some members mentioned dropping their ride(s). Here is my experience, so far:
I also dropped it my first time out after about five minutes! I headed to a local, busy corner gas station with an almost empty tank. I rode in on fumes after replacing the fuel lines, pump, etc., and I noticed it felt a bit top heavy. I was just starting off when someone cut through the station to bypass a traffic light, causing three teenage girls to slip through the gas pumps on their way to the station store. I panicked and grabbed the front brake as I was feathering the clutch. Down I went!
In a split second, three muscular, heavily tattooed young men rushed over to help me up. They were very nice and concerned an old guy in black and neon yellow leathers dropped his bike. I thanked them, grateful for their help.
As I rode around, getting a feel for the handling, I realized how little I knew about slow speed handling. So, I bought three books, and a "Motorman" video, and I learned I have a lot to learn about slow speed maneuvering. After I put a 'few more' miles on the LT, I will take a motorcycle class... the little I have learned so far reading the books, and watching the DVD has made a big difference! I am thrilled to own, ride, and maintain my 'new to me' LT! And, I plan to keep the shiny side up!
2000 K1200LTI Champagne
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