I've monitored this site for a couple of years and registered a year ago or so. I want to thank everyone that gave me adivce and help. I finally flew from Birmingham to Chicago yesterday and bought a 2002 LT with only 9K miles on it. It was well taken care of seems to be in great shape so far. I rode 823 miles from his house to mine yesterday with no problems. It lived up to the hype on the long trip!! My first BMW..well first anything other than a Harley. I've had three of them, and after the trip wouldn't trade all of them for the LT. I was ready to jump back on it today, but couldn't...can't wait to get on it again. Again, THANKS to everyone. Hope to get to know some of you better now that I feel like I belong to a special group of owners/rides.