Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by SanMan
I purchased a 2000 LT and today is the day I get to pick it up. Am buying it from a friend. 20,000 miles in excellent condition. Have been in love with that bike since the first day he brought it home. I know though shall not covet buy hey. I have been riding for 28 years, mostly sportsters, which means I have experienced nothing like this before. It is supposed to be in the 50's with some sun today and rain later. Please hold off Mother nature. I have not been this excited in a long time. Luckily I have a great wife who also loves to ride and is as happy as I am. Almost. Wish me luck on the weather. I think that is the only thing that is going to get me off of that bike today. Will update with pics when I finally get off of the seat.
If you have not ridden the LT before, please ride it solo for at least a few days before trying 2 up! The slow speed handling (no problem once you get accustomed to it) can cause you to drop it at first, and a passenger will make that much more likely. I had ridden my son in laws Harley Soft Tail for about 4,000 miles, much with my wife on back, and when I decided to get an LT I took her with me for the test rides. BAD MOVE! I managed to drop TWO dealer demo LTs with her on the back, the same day!
Also, remember the number one reason for new riders to drop an LT is too much front brake use when almost stopped, with the front wheel turned any at all. Make sure that front wheel is straight, and you are ballanced well for that last couple feet of a stop, and you will not have a problem.
This is a HUGE step up from a Sportster! You are gonna LOVE it!
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