Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
Re: Should I buy an LT
It would probably be a good idea to have the dealership take the VIN number and pull up the service records if possible. If you DO buy the bike maybe you could negotiate a full service (I.E. valve check / adjustment, fluid change, ABS brake service) as part of the purchase price. While I wouldn't stand up for most of them, there ARE some good dealers out there who will treat you right.
Check the tires out too as they can affect your initial impression of the bike, worn tires make for a crappy ride. Lift the seat and check the adjustment on the rear shock too, as that can also affect your first impression. Ignore the odd sound of the engine, while it sounds weird and noisy at first, it definitely grows on you. And make sure not to grab a whole handful of front brake when you ease across the lot for the first time.
'05 Dark Graphite LT - now
In the past......
Gold Wing, R100 GS P/D (I WILL get another GS!) FLHTCUI, ZX-10, CBX , Honda Turbo, Yamaha Venture , 2 Sportsters, Bultaco Astro, Bultaco Pursang , Montesa Capra, Maico 501, Sear Allstate 106
....and a bunch I have forgotten