I took the bike on vacation to Florida for two weeks. I guess I would have to say that I was totally disappointed. We have two BMW automobiles that are terrific, can't say that for the LT. It's not comfortable for more than an hour or so, it's querky, and now I don't trust it.
I got the rear brake to a "tolerable" state with a set of EBC pads. It doesn't squeak too loud now while stopping, but it has been replaced with a constant squeak while the bike is rolling. Nice.
After a two hour ride one morning, at the end of which my butt hurt so bad I HAD to get off the bike, we stopped for lunch. We were in the restaurant for about an hour and when I came out the bike wouldn't start. Tried for about 10 minutes to get it started, the battery was good, connections were good, just had that no start thing again, this time cycling the kill switch didn't fix it. Tried the side stand down, side stand up, in neutral, not in neutral with the clutch pulled, all combinations that I could think up. Finally, I pulled in the front brake lever and hit the starter and it fired up. Well, that was the straw, so to speak.
When I got home I traded the LT on a new Electra Glide Ultra Classic. Much better! Sorry guys, but the BMW K1200LT is just not for me!
You can check out the details on my blog site, www.wb4eje.com
. Comments are solicited, so feel free to give me some crap about going back to the Harley-Davidson!