My wife (whose has been riding way longer then me, her '79 me '05) and I will be receiving an K1200LT Hannigan conversion this coming Friday! We're stoked to say the least. The bike is a 2006 and the conversion is a 2008 vintage. There are 13,000 miles on the bike.
Luckily enough while at BMW Detroit last Saturday I ran into couple the with a 1200 trike. Gary (the trike owner) was nice enough chat with me for a bit about what it's like ride a trike and such.
Our rig has just about all the bells and whistles you could ask for, along with Corbin heated seats, a boatload of custom pin striping, the auxiliary gas tank, yada, yada, yada.
Neither of us are big enough to handle a fully dressed LT alone, much less riding two up. We wanted the luxury of LT and be able to tour ride two up, rather then on separate bikes, so this looked to be a great way to do it.
So if anyone has any thoughts about us being new to both riding a 1200, as well riding a trike for the first time, please feel free to share your thoughts. Any suggestions about the care and handling of an LT compared to our 2002 1150RT would also be appreciated.
Here are a few phone cam images to give you an idea what she looks like. I'll say it again..."WE'RE STOKED"!
Carol and J P Lapp