Originally Posted by hifiman
I just bought a 2005 K1200LT
I am excited and just hope the next few weeks go by quickly.
Welcome to the forum, we've got good news and bad news,
the good news is: that you've bought the best touring machine on the market,
the bad news: time as you know has just slowed to a crawl,
these next few weeks going to feel like an agonizing slo-ow time period,
but hang in there we'll help you get through it.
The LT is a heavy machine, you'll feel it the moment you straddle it,
even a little bit intimidating depending upon your riding experience.
That's all going to change once you get her moving.
My first look at the LT (bought on Ebay) was wow that thing is big it looks like a damn Buffalo,
hence the name.
I flew to Pennsylvania to pick up my first LT,
rode her all the way into Maryland before I realized I still had another gear (5th)
by the second day I was running down Skyline drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway
and scraping things in the corners,
woohoo this bike handles or like others have said:
This big girl can dance.