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post #1 of 12 Old Mar 9th, 2012, 8:04 pm Thread Starter
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Please excuse my manners. I've seen lately that some forum members have actually introduced themselves on their first post and I didn't do that - mea culpa.

I've been a member of this site for almost 7 years but have only been hanging out here regularly for a few months. When I tried log on with my original username, I couldn't remember my password and did not get a response to my try for help so I just started all over again with this ID.

So, my nickname is Tips and I have been riding LT's since 2005. My '00 model was the first motorcycle that I had owned in more than 20 years. I got the motorcycle itch coincidental to the empty nest syndrome. Doing the Harley thing again felt like it would be taking a step backwards. I wasn't sure what I wanted but was leaning toward an RS, when I saw online that my nearest BMW dealer had both an RS and an LT, each previously enjoyed. I took my wife with me to shop and to make a long story short, she jumped up on the passenger seat of the LT, first thing and said, "This is it." I wanted motorcycling to be something that we would would do together and that sealed the deal.

I enjoyed the "new" LT so much that I rode it more than 12K miles in the first 4 months, mostly on my 180 mile commute. I thought then that I was using up my new toy too fast so I paced myself after that.

Six years and 45K miles later I sold the '00 and bought an '05 LT. When the new ride was not as perfect as it appeared to be I began searching this site for solutions, which of course I found. I hung out here on an almost daily basis until last month, just reading what everyone else was saying and searching files and previous postings. I learned a lot even though I had felt I was pretty savvy already from 6+ years of seat of the pants experience.

A couple of weeks ago, someone posted a question and nobody else answered very quickly so I did, feeling confident that my two cents was better than nothing. And I have jumped in several times since.

I've been pretty amazed at the expertise that I have seen offered to others here by guys that I have never seen but for whom I have gained much respect. Thanks guys for sharing your knowledge. That and the camaraderie is what makes this site great.
As far as LT's go, I am more of a rider than a wrencher, but that is mostly because the first LT was so virtually bullet proof that it never needed much more than routine service. I have however done my share of wrenching, but that was on Harley's in my previous motorcycle life and doesn't transfer directly.

I don't have any questions or concerns today but I am going to uncover the '05 this weekend and begin getting it ready for the riding season here in Kentucky. My to do list has grown from reading up on this site so I may be back here seeking wise counsel sooner than expected.

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post #2 of 12 Old Mar 9th, 2012, 10:05 pm
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Welcome back-for the second time !

Like you...I too am amazed at the knowledge and willingnes to share on this site. Not being a great wrencher my self, it is a bit intimidating when it comes to the LT, but no better place than this to find good info !
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Hey Tips,

Welcome back.

You are definitely in good company on this site. Lots of good info, lots of great advice, lots of experience - all willingly shared. Good luck with your wrenching projects.

PS: Love your state. Kentucky is a great place to ride, with many interesting things to see and do.

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Welcome back... again!

You referenced your prior membership here. Do you recall the user name that you used?

Now that the site ownership transition appears to be complete, you may want to re-contact the admins for password assistance *IF* you want to reuse your prior account.

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post #5 of 12 Old Mar 10th, 2012, 10:42 am Thread Starter
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Hey Tips,

Welcome back.

You are definitely in good company on this site. Lots of good info, lots of great advice, lots of experience - all willingly shared. Good luck with your wrenching projects.

PS: Love your state. Kentucky is a great place to ride, with many interesting things to see and do.
Thanks Howard. It's a good place to be. That is true of this site as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, home of hills and "hollers" and "twisties" galore.

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Welcome back... again!

You referenced your prior membership here. Do you recall the user name that you used?

Now that the site ownership transition appears to be complete, you may want to re-contact the admins for password assistance *IF* you want to reuse your prior account.
Thanks Tony, for the "welcome back" and for the heads-up about renewing my original username. I may look into that.

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Tips;

Welcome to carnival..........I'll have to nominate this site as the best on the web for camaraderie, and just plain good fun........

Glad your back in the saddle and always remember to ' B-Safe'..............j



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Hey, James - try tips1200. Glad to have you both back!!!
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Tips;

Welcome to carnival..........I'll have to nominate this site as the best on the web for camaraderie, and just plain good fun........

Glad your back in the saddle and always remember to ' B-Safe'..............j
Thanks Jim. I second that nomination.

And, by the way, I really like the name of your bike which I recognize is shared with the mighty steed of my favorite John Wayne character, J.B. Books in "The Shootist". I have never named one of my motorcycles before but if I ever do that, my '05 might become "The Gold Brick", in spite of the fact that those who know me would be inclined to think I was referring to myself.

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Hey, James - try tips1200. Glad to have you both back!!!
You are correct Dick. That is my original username. With your information I was able to figure out how to look it up and verify. Since my history with that username was practically zero, I don't have any reason to resurrect it, other than to show an earlier join date. But there is also not any reason for me to keep two usernames, so should I try to figure out how to delete it, or just leave it alone?

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You are correct Dick. That is my original username. With your information I was able to figure out how to look it up and verify. Since my history with that username was practically zero, I don't have any reason to resurrect it, other than to show an earlier join date. But there is also not any reason for me to keep two usernames, so should I try to figure out how to delete it, or just leave it alone?

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I'd just leave it alone. Might need the 'other' one sometime, butt no harm if it's never used. I have two, and rarely use the other handle.
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Doing nothing is a lot easier than doing something so I am in for that.

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