Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Granbury, Texas, USA
Re: New to the board and new to the K12LT
Congratulations on your new bike! I'm fairly new to the LT as I got my 2000 model about 3 mos ago and I have to say, I love it. The only thing that I don't like about it is the ease of dropping it as you stop. I've done it twice, now, after 45 years of riding a bike and never dropping a bike when stopping before. It's hard to remember to be careful about using the front brake during the final part of stopping. If I don't and the front wheel is the slightest turned...it goes down. It's a bitch to pick up, too. Not to mention you look like a rookie with your shiny bike laying on it's side...Once moving though, what a ride! We went from Granbury, Tx to Possum Kingdom Lake yesterday via the nicest, windy road [FM4] and just had a great ride. I love running in 3rd gear weaving through 25 mph curves about 40+, powering out...letting the engine slow you for the next one [being as smooth as possible in consideration of the wife]. Hope you have many happy rides.
2000 Maroon [Canyon Red] K1200LTC
2006 DL650 [Red]