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Old guy with an LT

Hi... I am 66, retired and own a 2006 LT I bought new off the showroom floor. It has been a love/hate relationship for 13 years. Lately, it has been more love than hate, as I was considering selling her, but have changed my mind as the years and miles disappear in my six. She has given me no trouble other than expensive maintenance and a few tip over scares. My wife and I rode her to Alaska on a 30 day trip with no troubles except for tires, but that is to be expected. We did the Iron Butt thing for awhile, but nowadays we ride her on overnight trips in Arizona. She still looks good... She still runs good.
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Welcome to the forum Mr Harris from Sugar Hill GA. Most of us have that same relationship with our LT's.
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Cheers! Welcome to the forum from southern California!

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Hi... I am 66, retired and own a 2006 LT I bought new off the showroom floor. It has been a love/hate relationship for 13 years. Lately, it has been more love than hate, as I was considering selling her, but have changed my mind as the years and miles disappear in my six. She has given me no trouble other than expensive maintenance and a few tip over scares. My wife and I rode her to Alaska on a 30 day trip with no troubles except for tires, but that is to be expected. We did the Iron Butt thing for awhile, but nowadays we ride her on overnight trips in Arizona. She still looks good... She still runs good.
Welcome dharris,
I too am 66 and have a 2006 KLT that I purchased new. It has been a wonderful touring machine that has never left me stranded. After several trips out west with the wife and a stationary lay down of it at Tail of the Dragon along with some other near drops, I decided to convert it to a Hannigan trike in 2012. Traveling from NJ, I usually found us caught up in traffic congestion of the area and it just became too heavy when fully loaded in slow moving or stop and go traffic. Now, itís total relaxation when riding two up and loaded down.
It is so enjoyable to just pull on side of the road to snap a picture or view a scenic valley or mountain and never have to put your feet down. Three wheels isnít for everyone but it does seem to be working great for us. I'm not advocating three wheel conversions either as itís throwing money out the window but to me itís worth every penny to be able to keep wandering the roadways. Hopefully I will continue to do so as long as I can get out of bed in the morning. I still maintain a lighter 2 wheel cycle for shorter forays from home or when I feel the need to lean but the LT is my long distance mode of travel.

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Welcome dharris,
I too am 66 and have a 2006 KLT that I purchased new. It has been a wonderful touring machine that has never left me stranded. After several trips out west with the wife and a stationary lay down of it at Tail of the Dragon along with some other near drops, I decided to convert it to a Hannigan trike in 2012. Traveling from NJ, I usually found us caught up in traffic congestion of the area and it just became too heavy when fully loaded in slow moving or stop and go traffic. Now, itís total relaxation when riding two up and loaded down.
It is so enjoyable to just pull on side of the road to snap a picture or view a scenic valley or mountain and never have to put your feet down. Three wheels isnít for everyone but it does seem to be working great for us. I'm not advocating three wheel conversions either as itís throwing money out the window but to me itís worth every penny to be able to keep wandering the roadways. Hopefully I will continue to do so as long as I can get out of bed in the morning. I still maintain a lighter 2 wheel cycle for shorter forays from home or when I feel the need to lean but the LT is my long distance mode of travel.
I dropped my LT when it was 2 days old at a stop sign... Couldn't believe how quickly it happened and that I couldn't stop it from going over. No damage done, but I was embarrassed. I had been riding decades, but never a heavy bike. Lesson learned early about the LT...
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Hi, It has been years since I'm been on this forum. I have a 2002 K1200LTE bought new. I rode like crazy the first five years. The last five, the bike has mostly sat in the garage on a battery tender. The bike is in good shape and I keep saying I'm going to ride more. Joe
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