Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Re: Considering LT's
I never thought I would own another BM, my first was a '72, my last was a '76, the difference in price is astronomical...$2200.00 for my '72, a new 2007 listed at $27,000.00 in Canada. My wife found me a great 2004 last fall with 29000 miles on it and in A-1 shape. As well, the owner had added a power center stand, I am not sure if this is available for all pre-2005 models, but I would check into it..I am not sure what it cost him to install, but it is well worth the money. He even added a safety feature that means you have to push a hidden button plus the center stand button to prevent anyone from messing with it, even that is a very remote possibility. The long and short of it is I love the bike, even though I haven't put a lot of miles on it. My brother- in-law owns a Gold Wing and I toyed with the idea of getting one of them, but one ride on this bike made me glad I wasn't on the wing. There are pros and cons for this bike for sure, after a 20 year absence from riding I was not sure about the stories about it being top-heavy and hard to handle at low speeds. Other than my first drop at a stop sign which caught me unawares about how different this bike was from my old ones, I have had no problems. A lot of slow driving and parking lot practice has made this a lot easier to handle. I have never been someone to buy "used", but considering what I got for the price, what a new one costs, and my finances, I am very glad that my wife found this one for me.
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