Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Here's my story: I rode with a couple of buddies on some relatively long tours while I still owned my '2000 Goldwing SE which I still consider a great bike. First two rides (Deals Gap and then around the 5 Great Lakes) with my friends, Wayne on an LT and Renzo on a HD Roadking. No LT envy. Third year, back again to Deals Gap, Renzo asks to ride Wayne's LT. Wayne looks funny on the HD. After only 100 miles on the LT, next year Renzo is on an LT. Now I'm staring at two LT's and developing a curious interest while riding to the West through Montana and Wyoming in June of '2006 thinking maybe the LT's don't look so bad after all. Then, I take a later '2006 ride to Utah meeting up with my cousin, Tom, who rides a Honda VTX. Unfortunately, Tom's riding buddy, Gordie, has a '2003 LT. Now I'm staring at another LT for 4K miles through the mountains in Colorado and Utah. Then, I start talking with a buddy, Carl, that is rekindling an interest in riding. He's looking at the BMW RT. I started telling him about the virtues of an LT which of course he dismissed as heresay because I didn't ride an LT. He did then start looking at the LT and started liking them. Being an advocate of the LT, I started looking at the LT seriously considering buying one but made the decision that I was not going to buy an LT unless the deal was "right". To make a long story a little longer, Carl bought a '2006 LT, Gordie traded his '2003 LT for a '2007, I bought a '2007 and Renzo and Wayne are contently riding their '2002 and '2000 LT's. That's why I ride an LT (and like it).
'07 SturmGrau K1200LT
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
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