Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: A Hello and some questions
The 2007 GT and 2004 LT are completely different animals, and share nothing. Completely different engine and drive trains. The LT is a great long distance machine, and 2 up is one of the best. The engine has seen it's last use though, and 2010 seems to be it's last breath.
The GT is a much higher performance machine, with about 70% more power. The bike is also lighter. Many will say that the LT is more comfortable for long distance, especially 2 up. The GT has a huge following too, and it's power and handling exceed that of the LT, but you would have to ride both to see how they fit your needs.
As already stated, 43K on the LT is just broken in good. Many have gone well over 200,000, and a couple over 300,000. The old "Brick" motor is a very reliable, long lasting engine. The LT problems are the clutch slave cylinder failures, and final drive failures. However, do not let that dissuade you from buying one, it is a fantastic ride, and CAN last you for years with few problems.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.