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post #1 of 14 Old Aug 6th, 2009, 11:28 am Thread Starter
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Tomorrows the big day

Tomorrow I pick up my new LT. I cannot wait. On top if this, my wife and son are flying to her sisters for 5 days. I am going straight from the dealer and hit the back roads for a 200 mile ride upstate NY to see by brother and spend the night, and will leaurely come back the next day. I already made my appointment for the 600 mile service for next week.
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post #2 of 14 Old Aug 6th, 2009, 11:35 am
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Grats!! the first few weeks are so much fun!! Then comes the I need this and that and I can do this!! Have fun!

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post #3 of 14 Old Aug 6th, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Looks like you picked a great day for weather going up. Don't forget the sunscreen. Back of my neck got fried on Tuesday riding from NH to Long Island.

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Congrats!

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yeee hawww !

congrats on getting out of NY!!!

You're going to have lots of fun!

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I would not travel long distance if this was my first LT. On top of that it is a new bike and may need minor adjustments here and there.

What I recommend is that take a short trip first to see how you are adjusting to your new bike. Once you are comfortable and safe then take the longer trips.

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Tomorrow I pick up my new LT. I cannot wait. On top if this, my wife and son are flying to her sisters for 5 days. I am going straight from the dealer and hit the back roads for a 200 mile ride upstate NY to see by brother and spend the night, and will leaurely come back the next day. I already made my appointment for the 600 mile service for next week.
Ken

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I would not travel long distance if this was my first LT. On top of that it is a new bike and may need minor adjustments here and there.

What I recommend is that take a short trip first to see how you are adjusting to your new bike. Once you are comfortable and safe then take the longer trips.

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My Wife and I are flying into Conn. via Providence, RI to pick up our new "08 LT. We are buying it used...but just barely. Then we are heading up to Bar Harbor for a few days.

Have fun with the new bike!

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I would not travel long distance if this was my first LT. On top of that it is a new bike and may need minor adjustments here and there.

What I recommend is that take a short trip first to see how you are adjusting to your new bike. Once you are comfortable and safe then take the longer trips.

Have fun...
Thanks for the concern, but I'm OK. I put close to 80 miles on the demo bike over a two day period and I am coming off of a HD Ultra. I am taking all back roads and no highways back and forth on the trip. This is my third bike that I am breaking in on this route.
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Tomorrow I pick up my new LT. I cannot wait. On top if this, my wife and son are flying to her sisters for 5 days. I am going straight from the dealer and hit the back roads for a 200 mile ride upstate NY to see by brother and spend the night, and will leaurely come back the next day. I already made my appointment for the 600 mile service for next week.
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post #11 of 14 Old Aug 6th, 2009, 9:17 pm
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You'll have a great time on the LT. The 600 miles will pass very quickly. You'll probably be asking for recommendations on an aftermarket seat when you get back. Again, enjoy the LT!
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COngrats on the bike!


[QUOTE=MattKas]I would not travel long distance if this was my first LT. On top of that it is a new bike and may need minor adjustments here and there.QUOTE]
I did a bad thing.... I went 1583 miles in two days......

Best time , barring that drop from a lost swingarm nut falling off being the exception to the deal...

BUT Dayyyam was that fun , coming in with the 4th of JUly in the woodlands, tx fireworks right over my head was the cats meow... WHat a welcome back that was...

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Thanks guys. I'll report back later this weekend.
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I picked it up on Friday in NJ and took it round trip to Binghamton, NY and returned the next day. I dropped it off at the delealer for the 600 mile service.

I love the bike. I took the backroads and stayed off the highways for most of the time. So where it usually takes me about 3 hours with my car, it was now closer to 6 hours. I have never had a bike that I could sit that long in the saddle, especially when I have no additional foot pegs to alternate with. I did order the Jpegs though yesterday.

I was very happy with the bike but did get nervous when parking it since all of the warnings I read on here. I was careful where I parked it, but I can see how an accidental drop is possible. I was proud of the stop and go 2 mile an hour that I did for about 20 minutes when I got stuck in 2 lanes merging into 1 during road construction.

I can't wait for the Fall foliage. I always wanted to ride through W.V. and this year I will do it.

The only complaint that I have is an engine noise that sounds almost like pinging. It is like a rattling noise upon acceleration from start.Does anyone know what this is and if it is common with K bikes? My bike is an '09. By the way, I did put 93 octane in the bike.

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