Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
I was just curious, before I spend more $$ getting parts for this.
We bought the Ohlins, got a great price with a link from this forum, thank you!
I think I may need the radar detector (I surely don't drive anywhere near this fast in my van), a quality GPS would be helpful, passenger armrests (I find it a bit un-nerving to have my SO sleeping on the back), COM system, still looking for a much needed aux head light system (not sure what yet), the skid plate, and a few other items. We have no garage, and a lot of work to do on this after the ice thaws.
I really have no problem eating $1500 or so, just the cost of learning about the bikes. I've now spent well over $115k on out of pocket medical expenses, and not much better off for having done so. The LT is a deal in comparison.
There is an 05 for sale in NJ, it has everything one could possibly imagine, already on it.
If it is going to end up costing us $11k+ to get what we need on this, I would rather sell this and buy one for $12-13k, that already has everything.
Just trying to make the most reasonable choice we can, based on what we now know, what we have, and what we would like to have. I don't want to put another $2500 in farkles, and find I could have bought a much newer bike, that already had all this stuff.
I guess if it hadn't need the tires and shocks, it would have been a decent purchase. Those two items there really put a damp$r on the deal. But, we had no idea.