What brought you to a K1200LT website? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
View Poll Results: What brought you to a K1200LT website
To learn more about the BMW LT but with no specific problems in mind. 127 71.75%
To Look for help with a specific LT related problem(s). 4 2.26%
To become a part of the BMW LT community. 46 25.99%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:07 pm Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 279
What brought you to a K1200LT website?

Primary reason that you came to this site initially?

1. To learn more about the BMW LT but with no specific problems in mind.

2. To Look for help with a specific LT related problem(s).

3. To become a part of the BMW LT community.

Maybe this could be turned into a survey question by those who know this site better than me. Feel free to help expound on this! I'll reveal my reason for asking later. Picking one primary reason would be the goal here. Did I miss one?
Jerrod Maguire is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:11 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,441
Garage
1. To learn more about the BMW LT but with no specific problems in mind.

I bought a '99 LT while living in Wales, and started poking around on the 'net to find more info. That was several sites ago now, but the people and the wealth of technical information keep me here. Plus all the fascinating discussions, of course.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is online now  
post #3 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:25 pm
Senior Member
 
RMoore007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Dover-Foxcroft, ME/Sacramento, CA, USA
Posts: 2,048
Number three, with a bullet. Someplace to hook up with riders to get the opportunity to ride more. And, someplace to read good excuses to tell the SO or boss or any other subject that the opportunity to ride more is eminent.

Roger
BMW R1100RT '00
HumpDayDinnerClub
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RMoore007 is offline  
 
post #4 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:32 pm
Senior Member
 
Lzyellodog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Colchester, CT, USA
Posts: 856
Number 3. For me. Bought the bike in Sept and just happened to stumble across this site doing some surfing. Happy to be here too.

2005 R1200GS (to be named)

2005 K1200LT Gretchen traded in for GS

MOA # 118981
MSF Instructor


My Photo Gallery

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Lzyellodog is offline  
post #5 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:33 pm
Senior Member
 
selil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Lafayette, IN, USA
Posts: 549
My browser?

sam
selil is offline  
post #6 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:34 pm
Senior Member
 
dshealey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Posts: 12,165
1- To learn more about the LT before I bought one. That was in early 2000, on the old Yahoo group, which eventually metamorphed into this one.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.

David Shealey
Dandridge, TN
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.
dshealey is offline  
post #7 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:43 pm
Ted
Senior Member
 
Ted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 1,988
#1 - before I purchased to learn about the bike and after I purchased to keep from dropping it!

Now, after 2 1/2 years, I enjoy watching the threads deteriorate into childish banter.

Ted

Camarillo, CA
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S - Red
2007 R1200S - Black - Sold
2003 K1200LTC - Silver - Sold
IBA# 16554

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ted is offline  
post #8 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:44 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: York, Pa, USA
Posts: 133
1. To learn more about the BMW LT but with no specific problems in mind.

I found this site just a few days after buying my bike, I was just looking for more info on the LT. I wish I would have found this site before I bought the bike it would have made me a smarter buyer and I would have know what to look for and what to ask before I purchased one.
dgl57 is offline  
post #9 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:44 pm
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 428
For me: 1 and 3
garyj is offline  
post #10 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Senior Member
 
Sharkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Napa , CA, USA
Posts: 567
1 & 3 for me also.

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holy $hit...what a ride"-Mavis Leyrer
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. John Stienbeck
08 CanAm Spyder "Fast Truck"(Wifes')
08 Kawasaki KLR 650 "Lil Dirt Truck"
05 K1200Lt "Lt Truck"
05 Piaggio X9 Reveloution "Lil Truck"

97 International 4700 "Big Truck"

AMA Life Member
BMWMOA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sharkey is offline  
post #11 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:49 pm
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2
3. To become a part of the BMW LT community.

I don't currently own an LT, but it is the machine I intend to own as soon as I can. I recently took the MSF course and returned to riding after 20 years of caging it. Currently, I am reintroducing myself to riding on a middleweight cruiser (the Volusia). Once the cobwebs are gone, and the finances are right - I'll be saddling up on one of these phenomenal machines.
kozmo659 is offline  
post #12 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:53 pm
Senior Member
 
BecketMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Posts: 3,522
The search Engine Coopernic found the prior site when I went looking for info on a different seat.
Bob
BecketMa is offline  
post #13 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 8:59 pm
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 275
No. 3..Almost same situation as Kozmo659..Did the year thing on a medium cruiser and then traded up to the LT and haven't regretted a day of it!! Love the LT..Have already gone cross country on it and have 11,000 miles since Aug 2005..
bmwusmc is offline  
post #14 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 9:03 pm
Senior Member
 
LTsaddledance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Luling, LA, USA
Posts: 241
#1 brought me here originally after I bought my 02 LT.
Afterwards, #2 and 3 keep me here.

Follow your front wheel...
Steve S.

1998 Harley Davidson FLHR-P
1998 BMW R1100RT-P (Black Mariah)
2002 BMW K1200LTE (Bayou Buffalo)

If it rolls, floats, flies or shoots, runs on gasoline or gunpowder, is loud, goes fast, or shoots a big bullet, thus producing Torque or Recoil....It's Cool.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
LTsaddledance is offline  
post #15 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 9:10 pm
Senior Member
 
justincase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Near Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Posts: 272
Quote:
Originally Posted by selil
My browser?
I like your answer the best!!!

Justin Case
02 BMW K1200LTE
97 Kawasaki Concours
81 Honda Goldwing

justincase is offline  
post #16 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 9:20 pm
Senior Member
 
hschisler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rushville, OH, USA
Posts: 7,769
#1.

Howard Schisler
2015 BMW K1600GTL
2009 BMW K1200LT - 60k miles
2012 BMW F650GS (sold)
2005 BMW K1200LT - "Gray Ghost", traded at 120k miles
2005 Honda Shadow 650 (sold)
AMA, IBA, BMW MOA. CCRs: Braselton 2006, Osage Beach 2007, Duluth 2012


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[/URL]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hschisler is offline  
post #17 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 9:32 pm
Bouncer
 
eljeffe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Allen, TX, USA
Posts: 9,315
I turned this into a poll


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

__________________
El Jeffe
Plano, TX
'06 K1200GT Crystal Grey
'04 Sprint RS Caspian Blue

__________________

"I am hoping for an asteroid impact to put all this climate change nonsense to bed."
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
eljeffe is offline  
post #18 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 9:53 pm
Senior Member
 
grifscoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Outside New Braunfels , TX, USA
Posts: 13,451
I had this bike my wife coerced me into buying. I knew Harley's inside and out, but naught of this one, but how to change the oil. We were in E-groups at the time with few members (what, about 150?). There weren't any specific farkles for the bike and I bought some lights and screwed them under the tipover wings and slapped my battery operated radar detector on.

At the first CCR we were amazed at Randy's HID, the first and only at the time and 43 LT's seemed like a sea.

Now, this site and the folks on it are like a fambly to me. It transcends much more than the list or the poll.



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3

-=grif=-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Grok
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
grifscoots is offline  
post #19 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 10:17 pm
Senior Member
 
Steve_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Snellville, GA, USA
Posts: 6,424
Talking It's all his fault

A friend brought me to this site. He had just purchased a LT and found it. Then I started talking about getting a bike and he sent me over here to see what's going on. That's been almost three years now. For those of you that want to slap him around for bringing me on board his id is ................... Never mind, I'd rather he not get hurt and me not loose another friend.

On His Ride,
Steve
-
KA5MTE
'02 LTE - Red-blooded Dragonfly
'00 Unigo - Dragon's Egg
'01 LTC - Flying Purple People Eater (Ya gotta be old enough to understand)(RIP)
'00 LTC - Canyon Red Rover (RIP)

Have you
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bmwlt.com lately????



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"To not know me is to lose nothing, to not know Him is to lose everything."
Steve_R is offline  
post #20 of 47 Old Jan 5th, 2006, 10:31 pm
Senior Member
 
NOGILLS2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hammond, LA, USA
Posts: 1,899
Cool

I was looking for a bike, was planning on a HD EGC. A friend told me about the KLT, I knew nothing about it. We rode my friends and I found one on this site for sale and the rest is history.
Bought a 03 KLTE, last Febuary, with 6K on the odo, now has 24K+. Headed to New Braunfels, tommorow for tech session. Back to where the "Beerburner" came from.

NOGILLS2


Booze Brother# 69
2003 K1200LTE "BEERBURNER" RIP 07/21/09
2006 Aluma Trailer "AFTERBURNER" SOLD
2007 ST1300ABS "Quicksilver"




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.







To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by NOGILLS2; Jan 5th, 2006 at 10:36 pm.
NOGILLS2 is offline  
post #21 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 6:54 am
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,752
I was looking for candid information on the LT when it was a tie between buying a GoldWing or an LT.

Now it is like home!
gulfxray is offline  
post #22 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 7:41 am
Super Moderator
 
dfinazzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waconia, MN, USA
Posts: 1,364
How did I get here

#1 got me here and as others have said #3 keeps me here . . .

Dan Finazzo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted to get"
dfinazzo is offline  
post #23 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 10:37 am
Senior Member
 
ibbones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Victoria, TX, USA
Posts: 3,328
#1 than #3.
I was looking at the R1200Rt while I was out of State at a friends house. Never even gave the K Bikes a second look before. The sales dude wanted to show me a 99KLT that was sitting in the corner and after I looked at it, I could not stop talking about it. My buddy told me that the BMW's need a "little more" tweaking than most and he is the one who told me to search for a forum. When I got home, I was trying to find out more about them and found this site. Many thanks to all of you.

"BONES" <///><
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2018 R1200RT
2002 K1200LTC--- Belle

"My wife and I have an understanding. I won't try to run her life and I won't try to run mine."
ibbones is offline  
post #24 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 11:30 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posts: 1,305
Looking at my profile I see that I joined the asylum in May 2003. I didn't buy an LT until July of the at year, and this site was instrumental in helping me finally decide between the three bikes I had narrowed my search for a new bike down to. The RS, too cramped, too fast; the RT, no cruise control; LT just about perfect.

But, as with everyone, #2 and #3 keeps me coming back.

Motor On ,/'


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jkersh1 is offline  
post #25 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 12:46 pm
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,905
I had owned my LT for almost a year before finding "the site". I responded to approx. 20 posts before starting a thread of my own. Yep...my very first thread. And what a controversial one it turned out to be. Since then, I've been PM'ed threats, called by admins, PM'ed by admins, emailed by admins, and the latest "new feature" of this site: receive negative reputation points. *shudder w/ fear* (Everyone seems so friendly in person though. What's up with that?)


Best of all, the old-timers on the site have alleviated me of all that extra cash I HAD just laying around. And . . . I've made a few pretty good friends along the way.
Here's to another year on bmwlt.com!
messenger13 is offline  
post #26 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 1:00 pm
Senior Member
 
tomandrosie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hanford, CA, USA
Posts: 450
#3

When we purchased the LT in 2002, I didn't have a clue that this site existed. Living in rural central California, there was little opportunity for contact with other LT (or BMW for that matter) riders. That changed after we had done a few LD rides, when Dan King tracked us down (he noted my name on the bike cover here at work).

Since then, the old .net site, and now this one, have become a priceless resource, especially the wisdom of David Shealey, to mention but one.

-tom

Tom and Rosie Sperry
IBA 303, 304
Hanford, CA
tomandrosie is offline  
post #27 of 47 Old Jan 6th, 2006, 1:42 pm
Senior Member
 
zippy_gg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennesaw, GA, USA
Posts: 8,125
1 and 3 for me as well... although it was not an option in the poll.

Gilles & Kathy
BMWMOA# 154719
IBA# 71594
2011 Ostra Gray RT
06 Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate (parts and people hauler)
2012 BMW X3 (parts and people hauler)
86 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (my "new" baby)



For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean!
For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zippy_gg is offline  
post #28 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 12:52 am
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5
#1

Just bought a 2001 LT with 14K on it from a friend as an upgrade from my Vulcan Nomad, reading the threads has led me to #3.
DBoucher is offline  
post #29 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 8:55 am
Senior Member
 
pkpr1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ringgold, GA, USA
Posts: 3,699
#1 to start with, then #3 has become the end result.

A buddy of mine who rides an RS introduced me to the site. I had no idea that this Forum was such a huge asset!

Brett
2003 K1200LTC SOLD
2013 K1600GTL SOLD
2018 K1600GA SOLD
2019 K1600GA Blue

North Georgia

2005 CCR-Tetons
2006 CCR-Braselton
2008 CCR-Midway
2009 CCR-Rapid City
2011 CCR-Boise
2012 CCR-Duluth
2014 CCR-Chattanooga
2015 CCR-Coeur d 'Alene


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pkpr1998 is offline  
post #30 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 10:20 am
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,905
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkpr1998
I had no idea that this Forum was such a huge asset!
Oh don't worry! It's value changed once you showed up!
messenger13 is offline  
post #31 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 10:46 am
Senior Member
 
CharlieVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: The Deep South of Vermont
Posts: 4,395
I Googled BMW K1200LT in 1999

and I found what eventually grew into this site.
It started with learning about the bike,
grew into learning from others and sharing experiences, and finding friends.
Some very memorable LD rides with friends made on this board have resulted.
And this board is also good for some simple-minded entertainment.

Speaking of which, can anyone recommend a tire for the LT which is good in the snow. I am primarily interested in the rear tire having better snow traction. Thanks in advance.
CharlieVT is online now  
post #32 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 11:21 am
Senior Member
 
pkpr1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ringgold, GA, USA
Posts: 3,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by messenger13
Oh don't worry! It's value changed once you showed up!

I resemble that statement! May it snow a bunch in your driveway! LOL

Brett
2003 K1200LTC SOLD
2013 K1600GTL SOLD
2018 K1600GA SOLD
2019 K1600GA Blue

North Georgia

2005 CCR-Tetons
2006 CCR-Braselton
2008 CCR-Midway
2009 CCR-Rapid City
2011 CCR-Boise
2012 CCR-Duluth
2014 CCR-Chattanooga
2015 CCR-Coeur d 'Alene


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pkpr1998 is offline  
post #33 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 12:06 pm
Senior Member
 
mwnahas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bedford Hts, OH, USA
Posts: 4,219
I had a 87 K100RT (my first BWM) at the time I found this board. Did searches on Google for BMW, K bikes etc. My freind had an 99 LT and my bro in-law just upgrated his K75RT to a K1200GT, awsome bike but I wanted something for 2 up riding. I lurked on this board for a couple weeks and then particiated on the board last winter before purchasing my LT. Boy, you guys almost scared me off of buying, with the stories of customer service and rear drive failures. But, I learned a lot from this community. 03 was the year to buy for the 17 ball bearing rear end and Black was the fastest color.

Just Go
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mike
Cleveland Ohio
2019 K1600b Grand America, Blue Max.
mwnahas is offline  
post #34 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 12:50 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Colorado, CO, USA
Posts: 1,202
Well, lessee, it was in order, Google, then the browser and now I stay so I can be brash, irreverent, immature, irresponsible and obnoxious just like Joe, my hero.

Grinnin' Karl

Disreputable Rode Hard & Put Up Wet Old Deadbeat Geezer
"We're all here because we're not all there"
--Ken & Gene Hunt
'09 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie -- QuickSilver II
'02 LTE Silver -- Retired
'02 LTC Mauve -- RIP
2009 Subaru WRX, Stage 1 269 whp, 293 ftlb - INTERCEPTOR
2003 Ford Focus, 220 hp @ wheels 180 ftlb torque @ wheels - Traded
Northern Colorado
kmurphy165 is offline  
post #35 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 1:00 pm
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 21
Considering purchase

#1 to do my research on the possibility of the LT becoming my next ride. I have lots of questions and this has been a wealth of information. I am pretty sure this will be the bike for me. My main reservation is the sheer size of the bike. I am short and an 800 pound bike is a concern. Getting it down the road, no problem. Stop and go 2 up, and I have not tried that yet. I will in the spring...whenever that is in Ohio.

Just some feedback for forum members. I have noticed that this is not a forum where there are lots of individual responses to questions unless you PM someone. That is really unusual to me. I am active on several professional photography sites and they are totally different. Could be that the members will "warm up" after I actually buy an LT? We'll see.

In the meantime I am learning a lot from the great contributions here. Thanks for the free sharing of knowledge.
Photoman is offline  
post #36 of 47 Old Jan 7th, 2006, 9:35 pm
Senior Member
 
Texas42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 1,134
I wanted to buy an LT, and was looking for good information about the bike. The best place to get that is from people that actually ride the bike. I will go on the Jan 14th to pick up a 2002 Titan Silver LT in Alabama and ride it back to Texas.

--Bo
2013 Magma Red R1200GSA
2012 Candy Apple Red R1200R
2007 (2006 Blue Panels) R1200GS (RIP Poteau, OK)
2006 Graphite K1200GT (sold)
2002 Titan Silver LT (sold)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Don't Panic!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Achtung! böse Eichhörnchen!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Texas42 is offline  
post #37 of 47 Old Jan 8th, 2006, 9:56 am
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 78
Red face

#3 was the main reason, but in the process I have learned a great deal just reading what is posted. But to be honest, I am not sure that I have ever met another member of this group face to face. My bad for not making that a priority.
tyroneteeth is offline  
post #38 of 47 Old Jan 8th, 2006, 11:53 am
Guest
 
2191's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Danielsville, PA, USA
Posts: 747
Thumbs up

I just stumbled on to the site and stayed.

I liked what I saw, an how everyone one helped one another.

keep up the great job, EVERYONE.
2191 is offline  
post #39 of 47 Old Jan 8th, 2006, 10:06 pm
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 163
It was #2 reason for me. I was having squealing rear brake problems with my 05 and a friend suggested to check this site for ideas and it has been a lot of fun since. RIDE SAFE
bikerkash is offline  
post #40 of 47 Old Jan 9th, 2006, 4:28 am
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 163
What brought you to a K1200LT website?

#1 to learn about the bike
Two summers ago, I talked to a group of guys on KLTs, at a gas station, in the middle of nowhere in Western Colorado, asking them questions about their cool bikes, one gave me a card with web address. That turned out to be El Jeffe with his buddies, on the way to CCR 04. They were telling me about how confortable and fast and etc compared to GWs and HDs. Funny thing because I caught up and then blew past them after I finished fueling my old pick up. I didn't want to be rude, but they were putzing along and I had to put my truck in OD and get on down the road.
Last winter, I bought a '02 off the classifieds on this site, but sold it soon after (that's another story)
I saw them again this last summer, same little town, at the motel having some .
Paul Harvey's R.O.T.S.: I just trailered a new one back from Chicago BMW in the rarest color of fast black: magnesium black.

#3 to be a part of the community

#3A to see who punches Messenger 13 in the nose first

#3B to see how many smilies I can use in one posting

Later this month, after I go for my break in trip, I'll have some pictures and a farkle list.
About the list - it's growing and growing....
Thanks to all and see you on the bike!
steamboatjohn is offline  
post #41 of 47 Old Jan 9th, 2006, 9:55 pm
was
Senior Member
 
was's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
Posts: 805
#1. I saw the bike at a Kawasaki dealer when I was looking for a used Kawa Coni. I kept looking, but the bike kept tugging at me. I rode it for 30 minutes the next day and bought it. Then I Googled K1200 LT and found this site. The information here has been invaluable, and I have enjoyed every mile on the bike.

Bill
Guilford, CT
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike
was is offline  
post #42 of 47 Old Jan 10th, 2006, 10:12 pm Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 279
Well, I thought perhaps this site saw more than it's fair share of LT problems but from this survey I would say that's not exactly the case. This may be a good cross section after all for determining LT problems.
Jerrod Maguire is offline  
post #43 of 47 Old Jan 11th, 2006, 11:10 pm
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 99
Wink I Kin Hardly Sit Still

Well, it's official--I AM the proud owner of brand new 2005 K1200LT--hence the reason to the site tonight! I pick up my bike from the dealer tomorrow at lunchtime and i'm tellin ya, i've bought a number of bikes over the past 25 years, but none of them have had me as excited and hyped as this one!
Tomorrow's weather here in Nashville will be just about as perfect as it can get in this area for this time of the year for riding a new motorcycle and while i do have to return to work after my lunchtime visit to Bloodworth BMW, i can tell ya here and now i'm gonna be late getting back to the desk!
Many thanks to Glenn at Bloodworth, too--he put me on the machine and took a lot of time with me to make certain i knew what i was getting--both good and bad (although there is hardly any bad to speak of!)
Anyway, after years of japanese rides, I HAVE arrived. Look for me if you're cruising around Nashville, TN in the next couple of months--I'll be the guy cruising around on the gold LT with comedy cd's on the stereo cranked up, wearing that stupid perma-grin typically found on the criminally insane!
Lordy--how the hell am i going to sleep tonight???
Peace all!
Cya on the highway!

Last edited by NevadaNez; Jan 11th, 2006 at 11:11 pm. Reason: Just needed to make it appropriate to the topic....
NevadaNez is offline  
post #44 of 47 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 12:40 am
Ted
Senior Member
 
Ted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 1,988
Let me be the first to both congratulate you and inform you that the smile will not go away!

Ted

Camarillo, CA
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S - Red
2007 R1200S - Black - Sold
2003 K1200LTC - Silver - Sold
IBA# 16554

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ted is offline  
post #45 of 47 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 7:19 am
Senior Member
 
russte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Illesheim , , Germany
Posts: 179
Wrong.....:)

Y’all are all wrong……. It was Andy, if not for his initiative and self-sacrifice we would probably still be suffering on yahooy…….

Tom
1999, Sweetheart
I live in my own little world, but it’s okay they know me here
russte is offline  
post #46 of 47 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 7:23 am
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 99
Response To Photoman's Concerns

Hey Photoman--i had similar concerns. I am 5'7 and 175. I JUST purchased an 05 LT (am picking it up at lunchtime today, as a matter of fact) after spending some time on the bike at the showroom and on the local streets. While it's size and weight seem daunting at first, it quickly becomes manaegable--especially if you've ridden at all on the street previously, and once you're up and running, why it's about as dainty as a feather on a tickle stick....okay--maybe not THAT nimble, but it IS a wonderful and easy machine to navigate at speeds beyond parking lot crawls. I've lost my fear of the weight/size issue, but still give my 20K sickle the healthy dose of respect any half ton chunk of rolling steel deserves.

Last edited by NevadaNez; Jan 12th, 2006 at 7:27 am. Reason: Clarification
NevadaNez is offline  
post #47 of 47 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 7:24 am
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 163
Thumbs up new 2005

Congratulations and welcome!
steamboatjohn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 K1200LT woes.... RogueRN K1200LT 19 Feb 23rd, 2017 12:03 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome