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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 6th, 2008, 9:14 pm Thread Starter
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the LT club, that is. Bought a 2001 LTC yesterday. A little rough around the aesthetic edges, but great solid bike. Rode my RSL from Mobile to Tallahassee, rode the LTC for about an hour, consumated the deal, then rode back on the RSL. Anybody going from Mobile to Tallahassee next Saturday? I sure could use a one-way ride!

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post #2 of 7 Old Jan 6th, 2008, 9:21 pm
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Well, I'm not going to Tallahassee, but I sure want to welcome you to the site! You will love the bike. Ride is amazing, right? Its only just begun!

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post #3 of 7 Old Jan 6th, 2008, 9:54 pm Thread Starter
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Amazing don't get it!

Jack:
Amazing is an understatement. I was scared to death, what with all the cautionaries here and elsewhere about the low-speed handling, but I'm not new to big bikes. As far as that part goes, this is just another big bike. But otherwise, WOW. It just blew me away. I'm already wishing it had another gear, but I'm not aware of anyplace around here you can ease along at 100+ mph. I was surprised, really surprised at how well high gear handled lower speeds than the boxer. I comfortably wind 4th to 50, 60, 70 or more before shifting out to high on the boxer, but the LT pulls itself on level ground just fine in high at 35 or 40. It was really a sensory overload all the way around. I can't wait to take advantage of all the gadgets also. The thought of even a radio on a M/C is amazing, not to mention CDs, GPS, etc, etc. Oh well, I'm preaching to the proverbial choir, I know. Just glad to be here.

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You will LOVE the radio! That is maybe one thing that I miss since switching to an 07GT. I still use an Ipod, but must admit that it was cool having a radio on the bike. used it all the time. The cruise is great too!

This site is a great place too. You will find lots of folks ready to help. MOST of the time we get along great and I enjoy meeting other riders and working on bikes!

Right now I have an LT torn apart down to the main engine seal and we'll be putting her back together as soon as the parts get in! Bike is not that hard to work on once you get use to it.

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Welcome I would say enjoy the ride.....but your already doing that

I have not been out for a ride in 7 weeks so I am jealous!

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Jack:
Amazing is an understatement. I was scared to death, what with all the cautionaries here and elsewhere about the low-speed handling, but I'm not new to big bikes. As far as that part goes, this is just another big bike. But otherwise, WOW. It just blew me away. I'm already wishing it had another gear, but I'm not aware of anyplace around here you can ease along at 100+ mph. I was surprised, really surprised at how well high gear handled lower speeds than the boxer. I comfortably wind 4th to 50, 60, 70 or more before shifting out to high on the boxer, but the LT pulls itself on level ground just fine in high at 35 or 40. It was really a sensory overload all the way around. I can't wait to take advantage of all the gadgets also. The thought of even a radio on a M/C is amazing, not to mention CDs, GPS, etc, etc. Oh well, I'm preaching to the proverbial choir, I know. Just glad to be here.
Welcome to my world Jim, thought all the above. Our first ride was with the SD BMWOC on a Sunday with the ride captain. The LT after a less than stable, IMO, 1100RT with wife two up on boxing day, was such a fresh breeze. New Years day we had lunch at Henneseys pub, again with the SD BMWOC. I felt a little uncomfortable with the sloping parking lot out the back very tight turn.
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