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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 17th, 2012, 4:49 am Thread Starter
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My new '09 LT back to factory height and happy again

I purchased my newest '09 LT with 3,500 miles on her two weeks ago and learned after getting it that the bike was lowered 4 inches and I hated it.

I got the parts in from http://www.engelandmoto.com/ while I was away last week and took them to the dealer to install.

Front and rear factory used shocks, side and center stand. delivered for $280.

I had the dealer install them along with a brake flush, clutch flush and other annual items (I do the oil, tranny and final drive myself). All in I was at $700 in labor and parts.

I know that aftermarket warranties are a debatable subject but I got the RPM one warranty, 3 years and unlimited ZERO deductible for $1,760.

I rode her home last night from the dealer and was as happy as I ever was on my other LT.

I now feel like I have a "brand new LT" with three years of unlimited riding peace of mind and am ready to roll.

Glad to be back..

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That is a great success story, Paul. It is pretty amazing that the original owner had modified a great bike so much that it wouldn't do the job that it was designed to do. I'm sure his intentions were good but clearly BMW had a better idea than he did. Glad you got it back to where it should be.

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Way to go and welcome back.

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... I got the parts in from http://www.engelandmoto.com/ while I was away last week and took them to the dealer to install.
Front and rear factory used shocks, side and center stand. . ...
Thanks for the link to http://www.engelandmoto.com/. Yet another great source for parts!

By the way, the bike was 4" down? I would not think that could even be possible. How did it feel? Like a kid's tricycle?
I am 5'6", 30in inseam and comfortable on standard height LT - the previous owner must have been really short.

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Thanks for the link to http://www.engelandmoto.com/. Yet another great source for parts!

By the way, the bike was 4" down? I would not think that could even be possible. How did it feel? Like a kid's tricycle?
I am 5'6", 30in inseam and comfortable on standard height LT - the previous owner must have been really short.
the PO was the same height, build and leg length as me.

Oh did I mention that he also had a $30K HD in the Garage with 5 times the miles on it?

Maybe that gives us all a clue.

Oh and it rode like a Harley, not that I have ever been on one, but I would assume that is how they ride.

In the next few weeks, I am going to put the shocks, center stand and side stand on ebayl as a custom lowering kit for an LT.

I am sure someone will get it for great price, since the PO paid $2K for the kit plus install

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Paul, I think it was a smart move getting the extended warranty. I am glad to see you back. Look us up if you come down to southwest FL.

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Glad you got it fixed Paul. No LT deserves to be compared to a Harley.

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Great news, Paul!

And although some will debate the value of an extended warranty (as you pointed out), mine is about up and I am going to purchase another. Mine saved me many times over what it cost!

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