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post #1 of 25 Old Jan 24th, 2009, 11:35 am Thread Starter
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New Owner of 09 LT

I just got at 09 LT and sold my 05RT with 65000 miles on it. It ate three FD and a drive shaft. I am in the process of setting up the LT. So far I got
1. sat radio
2. V-1
3. Zummo
4. Autocom
5. corbin
6. little tank bang thing
7. piaa 1100x
8. baja design 1000 hid

IS there any inportant things missed. I am new to the LT thing Thanks

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2 FD Dead

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post #2 of 25 Old Jan 24th, 2009, 11:43 am
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1. Spare clutch
2. Spare clutch slave when you find the clutch got wet
3. Spare FD
4. Spare credit card to get the spare FD sent to you when your are in BF Egypt.



Some have added additional lighting to the trunk/luggage rack, driving/fog lights, but it sounds as if you are off to a good start.

Enjoy the ride; I have. '99 LT with no problems for the 2-years and 24K miles I've ridden her.

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Spare time to ride it.
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Brad welcome to the nut house. Sounds like you have a good start on farkles.
I would add a TIRE PLUG KIT and a COMPRESSOR just to be safe. Aint nothing worse then being in the middle of nowhere and getting a flat tire.

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Thanks for the info I forgot that is on the bike to.

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I think you'll find the LT is the best equipped touring motorcycle you can buy. Lots of people whine on this site about having to spend money on their LT. Problems do happen, but those of us who have never been let down by their LT don't speak out enough. I have 60,000 worry free miles on my '03 LTE and looking forward to at least another 40,000.

I change and balance my own tires, do my major and tune-ups and haven't had the bike back to the dealer except to run the computer check on the brakes after I changed brake fluid. This site will allow you to do all your maintenance at home, short of catastrophic failures. Ignore the small percentage of whiners and...

Enjoy the ride!

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There are those of us on this site that have been let down by out LT(s) and still speak highly of them. If I were a complainer you'd have heard about it and I'd be riding something else.

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Many people remove the CD changer, opting to use MP3 players in its place.

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Great list. Nice scoot.
Ever ride with other motorcycles on the same trip? You might like a bike-to-bike wireless solution. I use Kenwood TK3131s.
Have you upgraded your maps on the Zumo?
Also, rear flashing tail lights considerably increase the chance you'll be seen by a cage driver while waiting at a stop light.
More reflective stuff anywhere and everywhere is probably worth investigating, too.

Have fun!
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post #10 of 25 Old Jan 25th, 2009, 2:33 am
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$30 Seat Heater indicator...Priceless Link
Blue Sea Fuse Buse box (6 Connector) (I have 2- One in the nose and one under the seat) Link
Grip Puppies
Front peg extenders
XL J-Pegs (for the long hauls)
hidden powered FM antenna (Get rid of whip)
Rear Arm Rest (If two up)
Smart Tire -- Tire Pressure monitors
Phoenix Switch For Aux Photo One switch for aux lighting, the other wired to Garage door opener.

That should get you on the right track

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Welcome!

1 - Throttle Rocker (the original version, not the velcro crap)
2 - Throttle Rocker (the original version, not the velcro crap)
3 - Have I mentioned Throttle Rocker?
4 - Bakup back rest

Ride safe
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Can't believe I forgot the "Back-up" back Rest.
I'd put that high on the list right after the seat heater indicator.

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Perhaps this isn't an issue on the '09s, but I carry spare shift linkage now - broke mine on a ride to nowhere. I'm not fond of bike to bike com, but I did find adapter cables that allow my wife to plug her cell phone into the autocom so she can chat with our daughter (passenger on another bike): http://www.topgearaccess.com/store/i...leads-adapters
We also got a set of bag liners and top rack bag from RKA - although any good brand should do nicely. And finally, put a decent first aid kit together and carry always.
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post #14 of 25 Old Jan 26th, 2009, 6:27 pm
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I just got 09 LT love the bike, I have a CD changer to install but I hear a lot negative talk about it now you guys got me thinking.

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THREE FDS on ONE M/C? What kind of riding do you do?
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post #16 of 25 Old Jan 26th, 2009, 7:06 pm
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Long touring,the more miles the better, got a trip planed for april from CT to the Keys
up on west side of florida to Mobile Alabama to Nashville Tenn. and back home to CT.

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post #17 of 25 Old Jan 26th, 2009, 7:46 pm
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OK,

You are going to love your LT!
Later, if you wish, you can add all the goo-gadets you wish.
Then you just have to figure out how to hide the money you spent from your wife!

One other thing.... With a new purchase you get road side assistance. Just remember to put the card in your wallet!

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Originally Posted by grassman09
I just got at 09 LT and sold my 05RT with 65000 miles on it. It ate three FD and a drive shaft. I am in the process of setting up the LT. So far I got
1. sat radio
2. V-1
3. Zummo
4. Autocom
5. corbin
6. little tank bang thing
7. piaa 1100x
8. baja design 1000 hid

IS there any inportant things missed. I am new to the LT thing Thanks
We need pictures!!!!!!!!

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Teather the mirrors on and get a backup backrest.

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I just got 09 LT love the bike, I have a CD changer to install but I hear a lot negative talk about it now you guys got me thinking.

Ditch the disc Changer...I sold mine on Ebay. Reccomend Satellite radio instead. Nothing better than XM on a X-country trip! I ripped out the IceLink IPOD Adapter after 6 months. Cool concept, but not worth the hassle.

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Two safety items are a must:

-- Muth mirrors with the blinkers
-- Raffy's lighting for the saddlebag reflectors (includes blinkers)

Due to the design of the tail light (no wrap around), the LT is almost invisible at night from the side, especially if it a dark color (like a Black '09). Just for fun pull up in front of a glass window at night some time and look for your reflection....you quickly realize that all you see is the dim front running lights and nothing behind them. That is what inspired me to order the saddlebag LED's the next day. The mirror blinkers are expensive, but great in tighter traffic to let very close drivers know you plan to turn. A few members have crafted less expensive mirror blinkers, but I like the OEM look of the Muths.

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Ditch the disc Changer...I sold mine on Ebay. Reccomend Satellite radio instead. Nothing better than XM on a X-country trip! I ripped out the IceLink IPOD Adapter after 6 months. Cool concept, but not worth the hassle.
How hard was it to install the XM?

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[QUOTE=grassman09]I just got at 09 LT and sold my 05RT with 65000 miles on it. It ate three FD and a drive shaft.

You are a hell of a man. Congratulations.
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How hard was it to install the XM?

You need to buy the 12v Hardwire power kit. I use the SkiFi II, so bought the Marine waterproof cover. When I had the plastic off, just ran to power in the nose cone. then ran teh antenna to the trunk. Perfect reception. Next to the seat heater indicator, it would be my 2nd most useful Addition ...well... maybe the J-Pegs...or the Back-up back rest...Who know's...It's just really nice to have XM.

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I added PIAAs just below the wings, tho on the 07-09 they are mostly for visibility, as BMW finally fixed the weak headlight. If you are thinking PIAAs check out Cycle Gadgets' mounting options (cyclegadgets.com)

Happy riding! Lotsa miles on the 02, lots more riding to do.

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