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post #1 of 9 Old Dec 11th, 2005, 3:29 pm Thread Starter
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Brand new to this forum. Hope someone can point me towards the correct thread or, better yet, just educate me. I have just purchased a 2006 LT after doing some research and perusing the bikes on Ebay. My question is:

Can someone tell me the differences between the first model (1999, I think) and the present version?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9 Old Dec 11th, 2005, 6:06 pm
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Sure,

To start with (and I am sure that others will chime in if I missed anything, here are some differences:

1) '06 - has more horsepower and a lower seat profile
2) '06 has servo assisted and linked abs brakes, the '99 doesn't
3) the rear end design changed in '03 to correct problems with reliability
4) the stereo system wasn't standard with a CD in the '99
5) the headlight / bright light configuration was seperated out in '05 to improve lighting. I believe an HID kit is available on the '06 not on the '99.
6) slow speed handling was much improved in '05 which carried over to '06.

That is about all I can think of myself. I am sure there are others that can add to it.

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Think I heard a rumor that your speedo only reads about 5% faster than actual speed.

Before I moded my 00, it was overly optimistic by about 10% I used to wonder why people FLEW by me when I road at the speed limit of 75Mph.

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'05 and '06 have an electrically controlled center stand. My '99 has a virtually unused center stand because I'm tired of wrestling it up onto the stand.

'99 had a tape player as an option, is that still available?

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Thanks to all. Will try to monitor that speedo for any errors when it is a bit warmer around here.

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The 99- 02 had the original starter relay that was prone to stick if you attempted a start with a low battery. The throttle cables have been improved to operate with less effort. Some of the original windshields had a bad habit of delaminating. The old wet cell battery has been replaced with the no maintenance battery. I think there was a change made on the length of the side stand to allow for more lean angle when parked around 02.

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AHHHHH! That explains it. When my battery died at CCR this year I blamed the stuck relay on intalling the new battery( yes, I know how stupid that sounds).
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'99 thru '01 still had linked ABS brakes - servo (power assist) came in '02. Brakes on the '99 - '01 are excellent - post '02, even more excellent.

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'99 thru '01 still had linked ABS brakes - servo (power assist) came in '02. Brakes on the '99 - '01 are excellent - post '02, even more excellent.

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The pre-'02 (non Integral/EVO) brakes are not linked.

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