Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
Re: Potential new guy
I came to the LT from a GL1800, and I am not sure where the other poster got his information about the comparison....The wing is powerful, and it is a great straight line couch...talk about wife falling asleep, I had the same problem as the rider...boring...Yes, there are more knick knacks available for the wing, but then you need to buy extra crap to get up to the level of stuff you find on the LT stock, and forget the adjustable windshield...not available on the wing at all. I never even thought the windshield would be something I cared about, as no bike I had before had an adjustable one....Oops! best feature ever!! The bike is heavy, yes, but so is the wing...hard to handle at slow speeds...I'm not sure who started that myth, but I don't have any problems with it...a blast to ride?...no comparison to the wing...It is just plain fun to ride period! My personal recommendation is to get a 99 or 2000, simple abs system, has all the same stuff as the newer models, except maybe front end geometry, 2% more HP, automatic centerstand, built in GPS with unsupported map updates..Can't see spending the extra amount on a newer model.....my 2k seems to handle great, has enough horsepower to get me in trouble in 2.5 seconds, and parking the bike on the stand doesn't seem to be even the tiniest problem.Plus the wife loves the comfort of the heated seat and backrest, and the passenger stereo controls...The absolute bonus of the whole thing is that the LT is the sleeper deal of the century...best bike ever, for a really reasonable price...I mean look what an HD costs...and who would want to ride one for any distance??? (Although the black leather pirate look is really awesome..don't you think?)
My advise? Find the LT you really like, with the lowest mileage, for the lowest price, and buy it! Ride it like you stole it..(You know what that means, right?) and find out what we all know already....Ok, I'm not a fanatic, I just want to be buried with my LT...
2000 K1200LT "a great ride"
2002 GL1800 powerful, but boring..(gone)
1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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