Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Monroe, La, USA
LT Maiden Voyage Cross Country
Just got back from a 13 state 5,600 mile Louisiana to Seattle Washington and back ride. First trip I have taken on my 2006 K1200LT (Just bought it a few months ago). Ran the spectrum of weather with temperatures ranging from 30 to 104 degrees, fog, heavy rain, a white out blizzard, and 85 MPH wind gusts in N. Mexico. The bike is bone stock.
Not one mechanical problem (Yeah, I am hexed now for saying this!)
Handling. Wow! Running mesas, canyons, and mountains was a treat!
Heated grip! Not just for snowmobiles! Wonderful feature!
Smooth, powerful, refined. This seems to be a quality machine.
Seat. WTF? After 300 miles, it was a torture device. Maybe I am too skinny or something? Corbin is already on order
Tires. Metzelers are "long lasting" compared to others for the LT. Mine made it a total of 7K. 45 PSI, front and rear. The rear shows no center tread and the front is cupping. Perhaps this is normal? New tires on order. Going to use the same type.
Wind. Ok, yeah, 85 MPH wind gusts will blast anything, but is the LT fussy when it comes to crosswinds? Seemed like it.
Heat. The wind protection is SO good, I got baked. Soaking yourself drenching wet to cool off works for a total of 20 miles in 95 degree heat. Ask me how I know.
Awesome! Love it. Had a blast and can't wait to do it again (with a new seat!). Already plotting out a later summer trip and am on pins and needles for my seat and tires.It is a beautiful day and I am about to go wash the precious of its well earned grime. Hooray LT!