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I remember this board when you could log in and there would be great new posts with innovative ideas for customizing the LT. Wings of gold, Running lights, Rhinewest, etc. Lots of really useful and technical tips on servicing and modifying your LT from Dave Shealy, Marc Neblett and all the others.

After 10 years, we must've run out of ideas for the old gal. Lots of re-hashing of the same questions and comments. So it must be time for a new version of our grand old machine. She's run her course.

I'm biding my time and saving some cash. If the new model leaps ahead like this one did ten years ago, count me in.

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Don't worry, a new LT is coming, soon. (They always say "soon", don't they?) I heard it will be a Wing-killer, with a 3,600cc flat-10 engine and built-in auto-deploying outriggers (since it will probably weigh 1,800 lbs). Of course, it'll only get 17 mpg, but it's gonna be great!

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I was thinking something more along the line of Art Arfons favorite engine(s).
It would only come in green.
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Don't worry, a new LT is coming, soon. (They always say "soon", don't they?) I heard it will be a Wing-killer, with a 3,600cc flat-10 engine and built-in auto-deploying outriggers (since it will probably weigh 1,800 lbs). Of course, it'll only get 17 mpg, but it's gonna be great!
And if flies, spews gold out of the rear drive, and attracts hot women with oversized breasts.


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*Perks Up* Gold out it's back side and Breastes?.. flies too?.....
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And if flies, spews gold out of the rear drive, and attracts hot women with oversized breasts.


now, on a more serious tone..

So let me get this straight, the LT should be redesigned because.. we ran out of accessorizing ideas? Basically the product is so good and lasts so long that one can ran out of stuff to add..?

I would understand something about the rear drive (although, if one checks the FD failure registry, it's not just the LT's drive that fails. All models have the same issue) or something about the clutch, but that wouldn't be a redsign, they would simple upgrade the LT as they have been doing thorughout the years. Some complained about linked brakes, they added linked servo-assisted brakes (best brakes in the world), then we complained that they were too sensistive, they fixed them. We complained about the lights, they changed them to HID. We complained about the seat, the narrower comfort seat became standard. We complained about handling at low speed, they changed the rake angle (?). We complained about the rear brake sounding like a dumpster stopping to pickup a trash can, they fixed it (at least Trinity doesn't squeal). We complained about the centrestand, they added electro-hydraulic centrestand.

Don't get me wrong, I am probably more of a sucker for a new toy than everybody else , and I am all for change. But throwing something away just because we ran out of ideas for it sounds a little extreme, especially when we are talking about an LT.. one of the very few smile-making, blood pressure stabilizing, anti-depressant, sense-stimulating, and darn FUN machine in the world.
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now, on a more serious tone..

So let me get this straight, the LT should be redesigned because.. we ran out of accessorizing ideas? Basically the product is so good and lasts so long that one can ran out of stuff to add..?

I would understand something about the rear drive (although, if one checks the FD failure registry, it's not just the LT's drive that fails. All models have the same issue) or something about the clutch, but that wouldn't be a redsign, they would simple upgrade the LT as they have been doing thorughout the years. Some complained about linked brakes, they added linked servo-assisted brakes (best brakes in the world), then we complained that they were too sensistive, they fixed them. We complained about the lights, they changed them to HID. We complained about the seat, the narrower comfort seat became standard. We complained about handling at low speed, they changed the rake angle (?). We complained about the rear brake sounding like a dumpster stopping to pickup a trash can, they fixed it (at least Trinity doesn't squeal). We complained about the centrestand, they added electro-hydraulic centrestand.

Don't get me wrong, I am probably more of a sucker for a new toy than everybody else , and I am all for change. But throwing something away just because we ran out of ideas for it sounds a little extreme, especially when we are talking about an LT.. one of the very few smile-making, blood pressure stabilizing, anti-depressant, sense-stimulating, and darn FUN machine in the world.
I agree. Fix the FD, slave cylinder, rear seal, etc. and maybe refresh the styling, but I'm not sure a complete redesign is needed other than to "keep up with the Jones" or "the Hondas" as the case may be!

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After you ride the new 4 cylinder engine, you'll realize the flying brick really is at the end of it's life.

I want a heads up display with infra red to see the horned rats.



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I remember this board when you could log in and there would be great new posts with innovative ideas for customizing the LT. Wings of gold, Running lights, Rhinewest, etc. Lots of really useful and technical tips on servicing and modifying your LT from Dave Shealy, Marc Neblett and all the others.

After 10 years, we must've run out of ideas for the old gal. Lots of re-hashing of the same questions and comments. So it must be time for a new version of our grand old machine. She's run her course.

I'm biding my time and saving some cash. If the new model leaps ahead like this one did ten years ago, count me in.

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I was thinking the exact same thing after seeing 65 replies to the burn out post. WTF is up wit dat.

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I do hope you all realise that your current LT will be worth a lot less then

btw: I asked around here and I 've learned that it 's gonna take at least another two years for a new model to come. One of the reasons is that they where designing a 6-cylinder but they couldn't get it right for Kyoto. So back to the drawingboard for a 4-cylinder. Probably 2010 the new model will be presented on the motorshow in KŲln Germany

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I hope the engineers don't hang out with these guys while they're on the drawing board for the new LT. (The 1,800 pound comment made me think of these guys)

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No redesign needed...... Increase the color selection and keep doing the refining as has been done over the last decade..... Changing the looks with out major underneath refinements ain't no good... 2005 refinements was the way to make changes..........Pete
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After you ride the new 4 cylinder engine, you'll realize the flying brick really is at the end of it's life.

Grif,
This hurts, but it is very true . I loved the brick.. had four of them, but a ride on the new four really highlights how dated the flying brick technology really is.
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Grif,
This hurts, but it is very true . I loved the brick.. had four of them, but a ride on the new four really highlights how dated the flying brick technology really is.
I just can't wait to see what they do with the new LT. Sure wish BMW would hurry up before someone pops a membrane.



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I just can't wait to see what they do with the new LT. Sure wish BMW would hurry up before someone pops a membrane.
Or runs out and buy's a Goldwing or sumthin

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Or runs out and buy's a Goldwing or sumthin
Before you know it someone will be interviewing for the greeter job opening at the local Walmart.


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Before you know it someone will be interviewing for the greeter job opening at the local Walmart.
Prolly get a discount on the stuffed animals at least

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If that was my quarter, I'd drop it in and come out with something that looks like a hard boiled egg. I would be OK with that until I tried to mount it on the trunk rack.

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