Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Parkton, MD, USA
Bye for now...
Well my LT friends and Bug Guard buyers I am moving on down the road from my '03 LT to a mint 08' FJR1300. Many factors, no longer ride 2 up, have always missed the power coming to the LT, from sport bikes, never dropped it but never got used to the low speed handling and I am sorry to say, the service has dropped off dramatically at Bob's. Plus the unbelievable cost of repairs.
I had a clutch installed 3000 miles ago, it has been in their shop for a week (waiting for other LT's to get worked on) and it may take another week for the install of another clutch (rear seal) leaked all over everything. Yes, it's on their dime but such a PITA. It also needs new shocks, (certainly nobody's fault). Combine the 2nd. clutch, the tire on backwards (previous post), the drive shaft seal coming off (from first clutch job) and just the over-all attitude I am concerned about the quality of work being done there.
Now on the other side, their sales manager Ashton could not be of more help. He is the one ALWAYS going to bat for the customers and he is the one getting me a very good deal on this FJR. Now if he could only work on the bikes...
My six years with the LT were for the most part pretty good. Many miles of comfortable riding. I will have to spend a couple of bucks on a heated seat to get the FJR comfortable for winter riding but it has heated grips, plus I'll have to install a XM radio.
I certainly hope the FJR boards are as friendly and helpful as this one has been! You guys (and gals) have never failed to answer a question or help with a problem. I will still be making the Bug-Guards, although many of the newer models come with their own radiator protection, so we'll see how long I keep going with them but for now they are still out there.
So if you are riding a LT in Maryland and you see a gray haired dude fly by on a FJR, wave, I will!
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