New LT-rider ..... - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By Tommern
  • 1 Post By djmellor
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old Nov 28th, 2018, 1:24 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2
New LT-rider .....

Hi, and thanks for adding me.

I'm a -52 model, living in Norway. Have been riding bikes since 1969, but never anythings such as the LT. But, in August this year, I was on a tour with a group of bikers, and on a pitstop I was offered to check out the LT. I did, for about 150 km of winding mountain roads.

So, here I am, a new LT-rider. I finally found a nice one, 2007, with only 23900 km on the gage. Picked it up the other day, and looking forward to summer
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-1444.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	1.91 MB
ID:	148775  
Patric likes this.
Tommern is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old Nov 28th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Posts: 38
Cool Re: New LT-rider .....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommern View Post
Hi, and thanks for adding me.

I'm a -52 model, living in Norway. Have been riding bikes since 1969, but never anythings such as the LT. But, in August this year, I was on a tour with a group of bikers, and on a pitstop I was offered to check out the LT. I did, for about 150 km of winding mountain roads.

So, here I am, a new LT-rider. I finally found a nice one, 2007, with only 23900 km on the gage. Picked it up the other day, and looking forward to summer
Beautiful bike! I recently switched from gen 1 to a 2005 model and found on mine there is significant battery discharge while parked. You'll certainly have it on trickle charger over winter, but I'm now putting it on trickle each night, to avoid problems. Lots of discussion on the boards here about identifying source, but nothing I've found which fixes it, except unplugging device which is drawing the power (commonly the radio.) Easier to keep it tethered at night than to deal with that.

Pretty much anything else that could go wrong is discussed by the experienced crew here, including DIY fixes for everything. Stay in touch.
beech likes this.
djmellor is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old Nov 28th, 2018, 2:52 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2
Re: New LT-rider .....

Quote:
Originally Posted by djmellor View Post
Beautiful bike! I recently switched from gen 1 to a 2005 model and found on mine there is significant battery discharge while parked. You'll certainly have it on trickle charger over winter, but I'm now putting it on trickle each night, to avoid problems. Lots of discussion on the boards here about identifying source, but nothing I've found which fixes it, except unplugging device which is drawing the power (commonly the radio.) Easier to keep it tethered at night than to deal with that.

Pretty much anything else that could go wrong is discussed by the experienced crew here, including DIY fixes for everything. Stay in touch.
Thanks for the information.
I also have a R1200GS, with the servo-assisted brakes, and with the need for a healthy battery. Normally I charge the battery once a month during winter. But I'll look into that on the LT.
Tommern is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old Nov 28th, 2018, 4:59 pm
Senior Member
 
beech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mount Vernon, WA, USA
Posts: 2,471
Re: New LT-rider .....

Welcome. You have a great bike. You know the drill about servo brakes it seems. Years of reading this forum, I have found LT owners are an avid fans of their bikes. (got a set of spike tires yet? )

Beech
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I change your tires $40, you buy them on the web.
K13S, S1000R (gone through a few GS's & RT's)
beech is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rather longish, but good tips & info! vvk Bike Talk 7 Jun 19th, 2011 4:43 pm
Cardo Q2 vs Team Rider yechave Intercom, CB, & 2-Way Radios 3 Oct 29th, 2010 7:54 am
Rider down Michaeldale Chit Chat 10 Aug 3rd, 2010 9:51 am
Adventures in Crashing Motorcycles by Art Friedman Lonewuff Chit Chat 0 Oct 23rd, 2007 9:18 am
An open letter to an LT Rider: A chance to learn. GTAdam Bike Talk 45 Jul 20th, 2007 7:26 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome