Just took my 06 LT down to bike week in Daytona, first long ride since buying and made the trip with some die-hard Gold Wing riders. To start it off, I didn't even make the departure from our meeting point without my first problem - the electro-hydraulic centerstand would not retract into its normal position. So, after the "I told you" looks from the GW guys, I pulled it up manually and away we went. Then, on the second day my bike started leaking fluid, on GW guiy joked my air conditioning was leaking - as it turns out it was hydraulic fluid from the center stand - now it does not work at all. Anyone else experience this?
Second observation was that it was frustrating to tour all of the motorcycle shops and see virtuall no accessories for the BMW's. We all like to personalize our bikes and so while the GW guys had ample places to shop and buy, I was without much to chose from
On the flip side, the bike runs like a dream, and performed flawlessly short of the centerstand issue above. It handles awesome, purrs like a kitten, and was solid in handling and maneuvuring the highway and stop and go traffic alike.
I would like to add some highway pegs though so wondered if anyone out here has experience with any that are comfortable and have a clean install. Seems like it may be a "stretch" to get ones legs around the frame out to highway pegs, any feedback greatly appreciated. I am 6'2" so it is not like I do not have the reach but would like others opinions!
Now if we could just get more accesories out there by Kuryakin, etc.!
Thanks all - Will