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I've owned quite a few machines over all the years I've been riding, but the one thing I find unique about the LT is the sensation that I am riding IN the LT rather than on it. I have swapped rides with friends who have owned all sorts of different machine, including almost every model of the Wing, Harley's, Kawi's, Victory's, etc. This is the only machine that once I climb into "the cockpit" that makes me feel like I'm inside, not on top of the machine.

Does anyone else get this sensation, or am I nuts? (Let me rephrase that: Am I possible more nuts than I think I am?) :crazy:
 

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As the Dali Lama said, "I am one with the LT".
 

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It is always possible... But being nuts does not mean that you are wrong. :D
 

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RockMonkey said:
I've owned quite a few machines over all the years I've been riding, but the one thing I find unique about the LT is the sensation that I am riding IN the LT rather than on it. I have swapped rides with friends who have owned all sorts of different machine, including almost every model of the Wing, Harley's, Kawi's, Victory's, etc. This is the only machine that once I climb into "the cockpit" that makes me feel like I'm inside, not on top of the machine.

Does anyone else get this sensation, or am I nuts? (Let me rephrase that: Am I possible more nuts than I think I am?) :crazy:
I feel the same. Sometimes it feels like it's riding me.
 

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:D It is ONE sweet bike to ride, whether it be carving the curves or running 90 on the highway!
 

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Unique in 1 regard - a very large bike that can do 2 things really well, cruise along in absolute luxury, or operate above 5000 rpm and breath a little fire into her. Oh, forgot to mention, my credit card got stolen the other day but I didn't report it - whover has it spends less than my wife. :histerica
 

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I feel like I should be wearing tights and a cape going out to fight crime when I climb into the "cockpit" of my K1200LT...



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hd_ryder1964 said:
I feel like I should be wearing tights and a cape going out to fight crime when I climb into the "cockpit" of my K1200LT...



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My ATGATT does comprise of an under layer of a RED shirt with a large letter S on it and a red cape... Your's doesn't? Mine came with the bike...

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RockMonkey said:
I've owned quite a few machines over all the years I've been riding, but the one thing I find unique about the LT is the sensation that I am riding IN the LT rather than on it. I have swapped rides with friends who have owned all sorts of different machine, including almost every model of the Wing, Harley's, Kawi's, Victory's, etc. This is the only machine that once I climb into "the cockpit" that makes me feel like I'm inside, not on top of the machine.

Does anyone else get this sensation, or am I nuts? (Let me rephrase that: Am I possible more nuts than I think I am?) :crazy:
I actually feel just the opposite. My Voyager had a much lower seating posiiton and I felt more like I was down "in" the bike rather than perched on it. Same way on a GW. On the LT I feel like I am sitting high and more "on" the bike than in it.

I don't consider this at all bad as I like being high and feeling more on top of things, but I definitely feel more "on" than "in" the LT as compared to other bikes.
 

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I actually feel just the opposite. My Voyager had a much lower seating posiiton and I felt more like I was down "in" the bike rather than perched on it. Same way on a GW. On the LT I feel like I am sitting high and more "on" the bike than in it.

I don't consider this at all bad as I like being high and feeling more on top of things, but I definitely feel more "on" than "in" the LT as compared to other bikes.
I concur..I had a Voyager for 13 years.
And never once did I even think about checking the fd..lol.
No probs with the bike at all..except for fork seals and all the cheap plastic crap falling off it.
Lost the side covers more then once..mostly my fault though.
 

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As short as my legs are and as heavy as the LT is, I def. feel like I am on it every time I get on or stop. My toes have never been stronger. Once I am moving It is like riding on top of a cloud though, once it starts raining, you will be reminded you are not IN anything.
 

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The voyager is one of the few touring machines I haven't had the opportunity to climb on (in). I do remember seeing one once, and thinking "OMG, that thing is humongous!" I don't know how it measures up today though with the oversized rigs we're riding :p
 

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RockMonkey said:
The voyager is one of the few touring machines I haven't had the opportunity to climb on (in). I do remember seeing one once, and thinking "OMG, that thing is humongous!" I don't know how it measures up today though with the oversized rigs we're riding :p
I can tell you the Voyager is not as top heavy..nowhere near.
I can say side winds don't bother the Voyager nowhere as much also..must be more holes for the wind to blow through..lol.

But after 5mph...the beemer rules by a long shot!
 
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