Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
First "long" ride two up and with new music
Have had my LT since late January and finally got out on it today with the Mrs for a longish ride two up, the first real ride two up since getting it. Ride went great, bike handled like a dream with no issues what so ever and did not really even seem to notice there was a second person on the back. Much better than my GS. And the Mrs had no complaints either. Her hip usually bothers her after a time, but not with the LT, she was good to go. Still does not know if she wants to do some of my long trips with me of 10 hour days, but will work her up to those if I can.
As for the music, love the radio on the bike and not having to fiddle fart around with an ipod and helmet speakers etc. But of course as you leave the metro area, radio stations fade away. Read a post here the other day about a cigarette lighter put into the top box for power. Eureka! I already had a remote little charge thing for my itouch so I can play it in my old truck over the radio and I don't want to buy the over expensive Dice doohickey thing for the CD player hookup, so figure I could do the power outlet thing too. So $7 later and 1/2 hour of work, I have a power outlet in the top box, and a quick hook up of the radio ipod thing and I have 400 some songs to listen to. And since it is coming through the radio, I can control the volume with no issues, just can't pause the ipod. Never did this anyway when I ran it through the helmet, so no worries there either.
Can't wait to get some vacation time and actually get the thing on the road.