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After a few months with a for sale sign on the bike I finally found a gentleman who will enjoy the LT as much as I did, I've replaced her with an RT so I won't be leaving the forums. It was such a great bike but I just felt I needed something a bit lighter and I've always admired the RT lines. She's still in my garage until the final payment arrives this week but I'm ready to move on...I hope I'm as happy with the RT. So many of the LT crowd were generous with their knowledge and helped me to do all the maintenance on my own for the last 5 years...many thanks.

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Enjoy the new ride! lighter and more nimble has a good ring to it. I'll probably go via the K1600 when the big girl gets too old to be reliable.
 

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itspossible said:
After a few months with a for sale sign on the bike I finally found a gentleman who will enjoy the LT as much as I did, I've replaced her with an RT so I won't be leaving the forums. It was such a great bike but I just felt I needed something a bit lighter and I've always admired the RT lines. She's still in my garage until the final payment arrives this week but I'm ready to move on...I hope I'm as happy with the RT. So many of the LT crowd were generous with their knowledge and helped me to do all the maintenance on my own for the last 5 years...many thanks.

Ron
Congrats to you. I've been considering the same move for the last few months, for the same reasons. When I bought the LT, the SO and I were doing quite a few long tours together. Our riding now is mostly just day trips and my longer tours tend to be with other friends and riding single. I've really loved the LT and echo your sentiments regarding all the helpful folks on this forum that have enabled me to do most of my own maintenance.

For a while, I was also considering the GLT, but keep coming back to the fact while it's lighter than the LT, it is still a big, heavy motorcycle. I'm also very attracted to the simplicity of the RT versus the even more complexity of the GLT and a six cylinder motor. I guess the performance just isn't worth the trade-off to me. Different strokes...

I would enjoy any information you might have to offer as you continue to ride the RT and compare it to your years with the LT.

Thanks!
 

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Pickerbiker,

I've only ridden the RT from Florida to Toronto but must say its as good as I had hoped, feels very light, can easily do a u turn without worrying about dumping it and is much lighter to backup. Its a bit more sensitive to crosswinds but in 2 full days of rain I didn't get wet except for my hands so the fairings do a good job. It seems to have better acceleration than the LT but sure sounds different, more vibration is the most obvious difference. Not quite as comfy as the LT but I did do 10 hour days without too much discomfort on a Corbin seat, stock seat felt a bit harsh and it came with the Corbin.

So far so good, I kept my Corbin off the LT when I sold it in case I didn't like the RT, I figured I could always go back to an LT.

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