Okay, I have decided it's time to add another ride to my stable, and I have narrowed my choices down to the K1200LT or an R1200CLC. I'm going to keep my K100 just to kick around on, but I want a touring bike for 2-up, tunes, cruise, intercom (add-on), yadda, yadda, yadda. Quality, performance, and style on either bike is a toss-up for me, after all, they are both BMWs. While researching the LT, I came up with a few questions. What seems to be the better year(s) to own (1999, 2003, 2005)? I have read some reports about rear end problems and wonder if this is a problem inherent to a particular year model or is it akin to "lubing the rear splines" on my K100 (a maintenance issue as opposed to a design flaw)? What is the difference between an LT, an LTE, and an LTC? I haven't test ridden an LT yet, but I have ridden the CLC. A test ride on the LT may make the decision for me, but any insight you could give, be it pro or con, would be appreciated.