Greetings all. I have just purchased an 01' LT w/ 53,000 miles. Having been out of the biking world for over ten years, I was both excited and intimidated by the size and complexity of the LT. It all came back to me in a short time tho and I couldn't be happier. Please indulge my observations and questions. I welcome everyone's knowledgeable opinions and thoughts.
On rough pothole repaired roads in Cleveland, it seems as if I'm bottoming out the shocks fairly easily. On smooth roads and curves it is nice, firm and planted. I have Wilbers front and rear, installed 20,000 miles ago. Any way to check them before I send them in for a rebuild (Not sure if they need it)
I didnt realize that these bikes like the RPMs. While tooling around local roads, I'm usually in 4th or 5th gear at about 2200rpm and the engine seems to miss,hesitate and stumble a bit. A little right hand attitude adjustment and the problem goes away. Should I be in a lower gear/higher RPM range or am I possibly stuck in limp mode and not knowing it? http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949
I am a large guy (6'2" 330#) and my SO is, well, Rubenesque. What is the max load capacity for riders and gear? She has not ridden with me yet as I am still acclimating myself to the characteristics of this bike. I do plan on getting (building) a trailer as we must be pushing the weight limit boundaries as it is and the extra room will be welcome on long trips.
Those are my concerns to date. The bike has been a dream so far and I have been riding in the cold and rain for the past week or so which refuses to dampen my spirit or my smile. I have been lurking on these forums for a couple of months and the wealth of knowledge and friendliness of all within is nothing short of amazing. Thank you all for your time.