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I thought I'd be the first to post under the new Canada banner eh! I've noticed there's not a lot of Canadian members online. If anyone's in the southern Ontario area, perhaps we can form a little LT club and have organized rides etc. I'm in Barrie so let me know. Thanks
 

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Hello back at you. I'm in southwestern Manitoba, not very close to you in Barrie. I have also noticed there doesn't seem to be many Canadians on the list but maybe they are all lurkers like me.
 

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Hi guys, from Montreal. So we covered from the East to West coast.... with only the 3 or 4 us. Not bad hey
 

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Calgary Area

Yes there are a few of us Canucks out there. This time of year I sure wish I lived in a warmer climate !!!!
 

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Hi from Caledon

Hi all. I live in Caledon, near Orangeville, Ont. Not far from Barrie or Toronto eh.....
 

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One More Candian Out In The Wilderness

Just thought I'd add a hello.
I am going to pick up my bike in a week or so from a dealer in Rochester, NY.
I'm in Hamilton and will be up to a ride to meet as many as interested in the Spring.
Keep posted.
 

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One more canuck

Hi all! I live in Assiniboia, Sk (100km sth of Moosejaw) It's pretty lonely in southern sk for an LT owner.
 

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From Halifax

HI to all, Now we cover the west coast to the east coast, I am from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 

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claude2005 said:
Hi guys, from Montreal. So we covered from the East to West coast.... with only the 3 or 4 us. Not bad hey
Claude-

Hi. I used to travel often to Montreal with the bike. I am looking forward to some ride with you in the Spring.
 

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Hi, that would be great. Looking forward to it. See U in the Spring.
 

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k1201ltc said:
Claude-

Hi. I used to travel often to Montreal with the bike. I am looking forward to some ride with you in the Spring.
That will be great. Please look me up when times come.
 

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Pieces

Hi! From Sherbrooke Qc, I have in my garage a heap of metal and plastic parts that, when united with missing brothers and sisters, should amount to a 2005 K 1200 LT. My project bike for the long winter, Keep in touch.
 

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I have been lurking on the site for some time now. I live in central Alberta, near Edmonton. I also see few LT's on the road. This site has been a significant help for me to understand my motorcycle. My season is about over. See you on the road in the spring!
 

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Between Montreal & Ottawa...

starky said:
Just thought I'd add a hello.
I am going to pick up my bike in a week or so from a dealer in Rochester, NY.
Hey me sun, stay where yer at, I'll come to where yer too...O.K. I'm not a real 'baysman' but spent a year in Labrador City working for IOC and have some wonderful memories.
Living in Alexandria, Ont. now but born in N.S. so I am a 'bluenoser' by birth.

Question for Starky...been looking to buy a '05LT and the selection is pretty thin north of the border. Whats the deal on buying one in the States??
Jim
 

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What's the deal in the US?

I was looking for one here in Sourthern Ontario and also found the pickings very slim and quite expensive.
So... began checking ebay and found what looked like a good deal in Rochester. I wanted to buy from a dealer so that I could also run it through my dealer in Burlington. I let him purchase it and then gave him his mark up and then I feel like I have some recourse when there are problems, certification, etc.
Even with the exchange, dealer mark up, gst, RIV amount ( 182), etc. the bike will still save me approx. $6,000 over what McBride Cycle in Toronto said they sold a used 00 this past summer for with almost the same KM's. (17,500) vs: all in as described $11,000.

There are a lot of these bikes in the US and you should be able to find one in every corner of the country.
Daytona and Orlando BMW dealer (same owner) have alot at any given time.

I think that when the bike was introduced in 99 the exchange was somewhere around 50% against the USD. It is now around 20% (actually 18% when I came across the border with it), which makes the whole proposition more palatable. BMW would probably never drop the price on the bikes to reflect the exchange drop, or maybe it doesn't make any difference because it is coming out of Germany, in any event, there would be more of them if the price was more accessible.
As it is now, they seem to go very quickly when they do come up in Cnada and there are just not alot on the market.

Good Luck and keep me posted.
 

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Difference in costs between Canada and U.S.

I found the same thing in Calgary. I saw an 02 LTC at a dealer here but they wanted $20K. I then found an 02 LTC (through this list) complete with matching Unigo trailer and numerous upgrades to the bike. After dollar conversion PLUS the cost of shipping from Halifax to Calgary, I still came out ahead and got a bike set up exactly the way I wanted. My wife and I flew to Virginia this summer to pick up the bike and it was a pleasant adventure riding up the east coast and around Nova Scotia before shipping it back home. Bit of a pain with the Imperial vs. metric on the speedo and trip computer but it was worth the trouble and I will repeat the process for my next bike.

Dave Broughton
Calgary, Alberta
2002 K1200LTC
1993 K75RT (For Sale)
 
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