Congrats for the LT and greetings from Finland
My LT is also new for me, I traded my 2001 GL1800 week ago for the 2006 LT, with 18tkms. Was it a clever decision, time will show? The question of course is reliability.
LT is with Xenon and top box rack extras, no extra audio devices.
I had already mentally prepared myself to change for a Kawa GTR1400 (Concours), but after several test drives, I started to think "Is this what I really want". Finally the answer was no. Maybe that is why there are quite a lot of them available. The engine is really good, handling as well, but comfort or ...? (I used to have GTR1000 in the past). I also drove K1200GT, K1300GT, FJR1300, ST1300.... then I found this article:
So I went to test drive K1200LT with my GL1800. After a long test drive and price negotiation the bike was changed.
I have been now driving some 600km and YES, LT is a very good and comfortable bike.
The torq is not like in GL, but that what the gears are for... also the suspension is better than in GL. And the auto center stand -vow, its really fine addition.
The original windshield is a bit short for me (185cm), I either have to buy a longer touring plex, or is there available extensions or "guides". It would need to be inch (few cm) longer.
The bike has no optional audio devices, so I need to make intercom and also maybe some other things. I am planning to put Yaesu FT-10R ham radio on it (I am OH2KW), as it has stereo radio, ham radio (2m & 70cm), AUX input and built-in intercom.
It would be nice to connect it the BMW audio system, can it be done without those expensive additional audio cables and devices? And can AUX be activated somehow (e.g. CD input lines)?
Is there repair manual available for downloading somewhere? I found only the older model manual. I would be interested especially of shematics and connectors (for audio).
And of course any other ham experience. E.g. where could I find the best location for the radio (I do not want to use the space from panniers/top box). I have measured, that the radio could go on top of the battery under the saddle, the user unit can be attached somwhere to dash.
br. Arto / Finland
PS. the season starts to be over here, but last saturday we had incredible +20C, and I drove some 250km with my wife.