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post #1 of 9 Old Aug 20th, 2008, 6:58 pm Thread Starter
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My brand new 2009 K1200LT is in the dealers shop for the 500 mile service and some warrenty work. It's been there for a week now! I'm going through withdrawls here!

Can anything be worse than this?!


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Hi All!

My brand new 2009 K1200LT is in the dealers shop for the 500 mile service and some warrenty work. It's been there for a week now! I'm going through withdrawls here!

Can anything be worse than this?!


Steve
You need a new dealer. Mine did both the 600 mile (I didn't know the 2009 was changed to 500 mile) service in 3 hours and did the 6,000 mile service in the same time. Are they waiting on parts for the warranty repairs?

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I should be fair to the dealer here. They are waiting on parts from BMW. Mostly the shift lever that I bent when I (comically) laid it down and the windshield raise/lower came off track.

I'm just blowin steam!

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I should be fair to the dealer here. They are waiting on parts from BMW. Mostly the shift lever that I bent when I (comically) laid it down and the windshield raise/lower came off track.

I'm just blowin steam!

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What did you lay it down for?

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post #5 of 9 Old Aug 20th, 2008, 7:49 pm Thread Starter
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I actually laid it down 3 times in one day.
Once in my own driveway trying to backup.
Once at a stop sign when I stopped.
And once again in the parking lot of the local gas station when I tried to turn the bike left from a stop. I should have charged everyone there admission for that one!

I'm just a newbee trying to get used to a heavy bike is all.

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Are you coming to CCR in the Zermatt resort in Midway, UT? There you will find that your LT has a bunch of older sisters, and their riders are willing to share their experience with you. Here!

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I actually laid it down 3 times in one day.
Once in my own driveway trying to backup.
Once at a stop sign when I stopped.
And once again in the parking lot of the local gas station when I tried to turn the bike left from a stop. I should have charged everyone there admission for that one!

I'm just a newbee trying to get used to a heavy bike is all.

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You may want to consider outriggers!

I was fortunate in that I came to the LT after 17 years with a Voyager so I didn't find the LTs weight much of a problem. The key is to always check where you plan to place your foot so that you don't drop it on loose gravel or in a hole. And when moving the bike under foot power, take short stabs to push the bike backward or forward, not long strokes. I don't know what climate you live in, but if you are in a northern climate, make like you are walking on ice in the winter. Short steps to keep your feet close to your CG and to keep the bike nearly vertical as it moves and not rocking from side to side as you take each stride. If you get it moving side to side very much and then slip on even one step, you are hosed ... as it sounds like you have discovered!

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i feel your pain... i have not laid my lt down yet..and hope i never do.. i did however put a dent in my truck... i have a c50t that weighs about 600lbs... considerably lighter than the lt... i am used to tossing that bike around... on the lt... i tossed it off the side stand... lucky enough...my truck was there and so was my elbow... didn't hurt the bike... but i realized i can't just toss it like i do the suzuki... she is a bit of a cow... but not bad under power...

3 times in one day would have scarred me enough to not ride again for awhile... i admire your persistence...
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Thanks all for your support!

I will be at the CCR. Thanks zippy_gg for the info I never knew the CCR even existed till now.

And thanks Voyager for the tips. I'm going to get some practice in this weekend when I get my bike back (hopefully today!).

I will persist until I get this thing right!!

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