Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Greenville, NC, USA
Roadside repairs and LD riding
In another thread I gained some insight into why the LT may not be the best LD bike for events like the IB Rally. One issue was the difficulty in effecting roadside repairs with all that tupperware in the way. I guess I have to ask what sort of roadside repair needs might someone encounter riding an LT. I know about the shifter linkage breakage issue, been there done that. I have fixed a flat with my tire plugger. I suppose wiring problems could happen ( I plan on revising all my aftermarket wiring jobs this winter), maybe headlight bulbs? What other sort of things might an LD rider encounter? Now I'm not taking about big stuff like rear drive failures or clutch slave failures that waste the clutch. These are obvious tow to a dealer and hope he has the parts and I have enough money kinds of repairs. I'm talking about repairs that slow you down, but with the right part and knowledge you could fix in a parking lot or rest area and be on your way.
Adversity builds character.
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My rides: '01 K1200LT Black (of course)
'00 BMW 540i (also black)
'76 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 (not black)
'06 Toyota Landcruiser (black again)