Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
Vern, sorry to hear about your unhappy experience with the LT. I also regret the posts that made light of your experience or were simply mean. I see that you've been a member on the site only since July and I'm assuming that the bike is fairly new to you. I remember when I first started posting here, shortly after I bought my LT, someone wrote that it takes a year to feel comfortable with the LT and five to begin to approach its capabilities. If you ride it alot. I've taken some comfort in that thought, as the learning curve was pretty steep for me. I knew how to ride motorcycles, I thought. I didn't know how to ride the LT, I found out. But over time I have learned some stuff on my own, have learned some stuff from riding with others, have learned some stuff from reading articles and books and threads here, and then have had to go out and religiously try to apply what I learned. I think there are lots of people for whom that process is unpleasant, and if you are one of them I applaud your decision to get rid of the bike and find another ride that does not require the process. IMO, there are lots of great bikes out there, and I often wish I could ride them for awhile. But, again IMHO, if you think that by this time you should have mastered riding the LT, your expectations may have been too high. But in the final analysis, it's not about the bike, it's about the ride, your ride, not mine and not anyone else's. Find a ride that makes you grin, and best of luck to you.
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike