Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Montgomery, TX, USA
Re: New '06 LT
Pat, welcome. My wife LOVES our LT. That said, plan ahead and take some time to get used to her. You may want to get a few hundred miles under your belt before serious two up riding.
I bought my 07 in June 07 & rode a great "550 mi break in ride" through northern MI the next day. Wife loved it. 2 miles from home, at a four way stop, I had the right of way, cager ran the stop sign and I was already rolling & turning right when I stopped. My fault for not ANTICIPATING, but we tipped over. I tried to hold it up, but NO WAY! I had two more tip overs since (both 1st year) and both have been when I was either fatigued or not planning ahead. In a Wall Mart lot after a run from MI to NC, I didn't get the sidestand down all the way and hung it up in my pant, when I was getting off the bike. SLOW MOTION FALL. #3 was at a dealer open house, off camber parking, poor planning!
We have 30K on this bike and have had great times and my wife still LOVES the comfort. This is the first bike that I've ever owned that she is good for as many miles as I feel like going and we have had many 700- 800 mile days. For enjoying great two up touring it is the greatest. I really try not to ley my guard down on the slow stuff.
Ride safe & have fun