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post #1 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 1:01 pm Thread Starter
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Hello and Thanks!

Hi Everyone,
My name is Nick and I just wanted to introduce myself. This is my first post, though I must confess Iíve been lurking around the site for about a year. I fell in love with the K1200LT the first time I saw one and quickly set my sights on owning one. Last September, after about a four year hiatus from riding, my wife and I found a 2002 K1200LT for sale in Dallas. It turned out that the original owner lived here in Amarillo, so I was able to contact him and learn a little about the bikeís history.

I thought I was a pretty experienced rider, but I found thereís a bit of a learning curve to an 850 pound top-heavy motorcycle. It requires extra attention at slow speeds, but on twisty roads it can read my mind. I like to do my own maintenance, and without the help of this website, I wouldnít have the courage. So, THANK YOU ALL for the knowledge and experience you have shared on these pages. I always try searching before I ask questions, and so far every question Iíve had about the bike has been asked and answered at least once. I really canít say enough about how helpful this place is. I only hope that one day I can return the favor.

See you down the road,
Nick

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post #2 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 1:09 pm
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Just wanted to say a quick - WELCOME!

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post #3 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 1:14 pm
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That seems to be the story of most of the people here. WE are all people who needs help, needed help or wants to help!
Welcome
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post #4 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 2:43 pm
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Hello Nick! Guess I'm no longer the rookie on this site! I joined just a couple weeks ago. You're in my neck of the woods, too; I'm in Santa Fe, NM; have a dad in Santa Rosa and an aunt in Amarillo. I agree with your assessment of the site; it' been good for me, too.


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Whenever it comes to the LT - this is the best site in the worldwide net . Great people in here.

best regards from over the pond

Rudy

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post #6 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 4:23 pm
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Nick,

We were all "you" at some point.....new LT owners....lots of questions. Just ride your bike.....and ask the questions. Folks here have lots of answers.

Enjoy!

JD

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post #7 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 4:58 pm
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That seems to be the story of most of the people here. WE are all people who needs [sic] help.....!
Larry
Hey, I resemble that remark!
However, I've been told I'm beyond help.

Warm welcome to the new K1200LT owner. It is a wonderful motorcycle, enjoy the ride.
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post #8 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 5:00 pm
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Welcome and "what he said" and "he said"...........

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post #9 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 5:01 pm
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Welcome aboard Nick, we will look forward to hearing from you. We get input on this forum from the far corners of the world, great folks, all of them.

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post #10 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 6:36 pm
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Been lurking here for 9 years and have not found my way out yet . . . welcome aboard!

Been without a dealer for the last 6 years and this site and especially its members have allowed me to keep the bike upright and running.

The bike only visited the dealer once at 600 miles. Just bought my second TL and look forward to many more years of sharing and collaborating!!

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post #11 of 17 Old Sep 15th, 2011, 9:08 pm
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Nick,

Welcome from one of the needy! Read and enjoy... A lot of knowledge here on the bikes and many things in general.

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Welcome from the UK-(03 LT SE,11,000 MILES)
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post #13 of 17 Old Sep 16th, 2011, 9:08 am
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With the remarks about shared knowledge here......I'm reminded of a saying used by the local Unitarian Church in their promotional material......

"If you have questions.....we have answers.....
if you have answers.....we have questions...."

I always liked that.......and it seems to be what goes on around here....and that's a good thing.

JD

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Welcome aboard Nick...a better sight I have not found. Your story is our story. Enjoy that ride and ride safe...but FAST.

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post #15 of 17 Old Sep 16th, 2011, 6:08 pm
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Welcome,

This site has helped me many times. You can find a lot of answers to your questions in the archives. If you can't find answers there, these guys are awesome at answering questions.

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post #16 of 17 Old Sep 17th, 2011, 1:06 pm
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Welcome to the asylum!! This place is better than any manual ever could be! I hope you get as much satisfaction from your LT as I get from mine....

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post #17 of 17 Old Sep 18th, 2011, 7:05 am
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Nick welcome I have too found this site very helpful

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