Been riding for over 300,000 miles and been left stranded by every bike. Always been able to find a work around. Plan your way out and be aware that you could have the same problem with a car, truck, rv, plane, bicycle, or any other means of transportation short of your feet (they can have there own problems). Life is short, ride what you love and live with what happens (my wifes cancer has helped me to get even better at this).
Happy to say the LT has left me only once on the roadside 7 miles from home in 166,000 miles.
A bit of history, I spent 19+ years as a traveling salesman averaging between 60,000 and 80,000 miles per year and the great north country of the dakota's and minnesota, and have my fair share of learning experiences regarding vehicle problems.
2005 K1200LT 341,000+