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I did it!!

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I test drove an LT today and DID NOT drop it!! :dance: :dance:

Seriously, was my first LT test drive and I was super intimidated after reading all the drop threads. Once I got underway all was great, it sure is a high revving engine!

I didn't have any problems with slow speed, but i didn't do a whole lot of maneuvers. I just did what everyone says, stop straight, eyes up, first gear, left foot down. I know I need a LOT more practice to be comfortable with it, but it wasn't as bad as i had feared. I am on the shorter side and could just barely flat foot this LT, a 2007. the 2002 I had wanted was sold, and i could easily flat foot it...

It is a heavy bike and i could easily see how it could go down, especially with the super sensitive brakes!

I only rode about 20 mins so it wasn't a complete test drive, but i loved it.. very comfortable and easy to maneuver at speed.

There was a 2005 that had a Mayer or Long seat, not sure which, but it made it very difficult to put both feet down on that one, so i didn't try it.

So now the search is on, thanks to everyone on this site for all your help, and many many hours reading threads..

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Cool beans, Frank. I'm glad you were able to take the ride and I'm not surprised you were pleased or that you were able to keep the shiny side up. It's not hard but you do have to keep your focus as it is just different from other bikes - great but different. It's that different part that makes letting her nap a greater possibility but once you reprogram your reflexes the top heavy problem is mostly gone.
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