Re: new owner of 04 k1200LT
Welcome Lotty. As others have said, it is only at a stop, coming to a stop or at very low speeds that are an issue. If you can fully flat foot the bike at a stop, you have an advantage over some of us others who have a shorter inseam and may not be able to flat foot both sides at the same time. I have dropped mine several times and it has always been when coming to a stop where i didn't get a foot planted and was at a slight turn of the bars and a little lean of the frame to one side. Once it goes beyond a certain point, as stated, just get out of the way and pick it up after the fact. They are amazingly nimble for such a large bike with a little speed. With a little practice, you should be able to allay your fears of it falling unless you get into an unexpected position. Have fun with it and get used to it before you add a pillion.
Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced
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