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I'm dave but you can call me bonehead!

Came off a Voyager ..13 years of that ride!
Only seen one LT around here and thought it looked cool!
Anyways read here and the some goldwing sites.
A lot of wing owners compare their rides to the lt..but imo they are two diff bikes.
I'll take the beemer please!


Picked up a 2000 with 74k miles on the clock for 4500.
Some blemish's and what not ..but once I drove it I had to have it!

I'm skinny 5'10"-150..but this bike don't scare me none!

Hey this forum and the people on it are priceless..the info here is out of this world.
I had the wacko speedo thing and I never would have figured it out..it was the tight zip tie that was cutting through the wire!

I was reading about tipping it over and rhought dang..that might happen to me..sure enough today I was baking up with reverse(so cool) and turned around to make sure i wasn't going to hit my rv and sure enough it started going over.
I let her go.
But because I read here I knew how to lift it back up..I did it!


Man this is getting long..sorry.

Couple questions.

1) I checked the fuses in those 3 boxes under the seat..all ok..but my cruise does not work or my heated grips..but the seats do..is there more fuses somewhere else..I have no manuals.
The cruise light does light up.

2)How come this bike does not dive when coming to a stop?
I did see that shock and spring in the front..is that why?


Anyways this thing loves to thrown into the curves and the power is sufficient.
Wife loves the ride!
 

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Bones1955 said:
I'm skinny 5'10"-150..but this bike don't scare me none!

Couple questions.

2)How come this bike does not dive when coming to a stop?
I did see that shock and spring in the front..is that why?

I'm 5-11 and 150 ................my previous K1200LT fit just right!

The suspension keeps the front end from diving and that is why you need to be careful slowing to a stop. Don't turn the wheel and don't expect the front shock to absorb your momentum. Keeps the bike level and safer in a fast stop. I'm sure that someone will be able to give you a more detailed explanation.
 

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DanDiver said:
I'm 5-11 and 150 ................my previous K1200LT fit just right!

The suspension keeps the front end from diving and that is why you need to be careful slowing to a stop. Don't turn the wheel and don't expect the front shock to absorb your momentum. Keeps the bike level and safer in a fast stop. I'm sure that someone will be able to give you a more detailed explanation.
Thanks!

I was not sure if things were right..though it rides great..at least compared to my old 88 voyager.

I really like not having the front drop at a stop then rock back again!

Man..on the wing sites a lot of people knock this bike ..so glad I went BMW.
I can put it on the center stand pretty easy after some practice...no smoke on start up then!
Also I check for final drive probs while on center stand..seems fine..no gear oil after a ride anywhere.
I figured with 74k on the clock that if it made it this far I might be good for another 74K!
The radio works great if you ask me..love the 6cd!
 

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It is the "monolever/telelever" suspension, strickly a bmw invention that keeps our bikes from dipping when you brake. Better controll.
It may not look pretty on some bmw bikes but it is sure efficient.
 

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Welcome to the nuthouse Bones! Enjoy the ride and this site will make it even better. I love these guys!
It makes life so much easier getting the lowdown from peeps that have been there and done it!
The wacko speedo prob I would never have found if not for here..spliced,soldered and shrinked warped them..works like new now!
I can hit over 60 in first gear..I know it's off some but that might not be a bad thing..lol.
 

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lesn said:
It is the "monolever/telelever" suspension, strickly a bmw invention that keeps our bikes from dipping when you brake. Better controll.
It may not look pretty on some bmw bikes but it is sure efficient.

I was like..how come this thing don't dip? lol



Need multi quote here!


Ok..I'll give you a ******* thing that I do.
I suck out all the brake fluid in the clutch and the brake chambers then refill with dot 4..I'll do this once a week or so this summer.
I have done this to other bikes and cars and it works!

I know..I know..lol.
I should learn how to bleed these things out correctly..but the brakes work really well!

I am a bonehead at times!
 

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Really nice color although my favorite is blue.

On any reasonably flat surface the bike does take care of itself and you and your passenger when falling. It is well designed between the shell under the front rubber winglets and the luggage built to hold the bike up.

Yes, we all live by - or stay up by the following mantra:

1) The trans shifts best if you preload the gears a bit - gentle pressure toward the next gear, up or down and very little clutch. If you pull the clutch lever all the way back and take it out of gear, the trans will stop spinning pretty quickly. Getting to first gear especially may be hard and you may need it in slow speed turns.

2) Make sure you have a place to put your feet when you stop. Don't get caught near a drop off on the right of rural roads, in sand, oil or leaves, or even the high center point of the lane with tire ruts on either side. Stop with the wheel straight.

3). You already learned this one. Its 845 lb. of iron, after all.

4) The LT is incredibly well balances. You can turn corners like a car if you want to. BORING. Lean, have run, you will find it loves twisties as well as it likes going 95 on the western interstates. But every once in a while, change lanes by just adjusting you hips in the seat and say a silent thanks to the BMW engineers.You should have many s-miles ahead of you.

Bill
 

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Took me a few rides to get the shifting down..but you're right a little preload on the shifter then a slight clutch pull does it!
This thing goes into low so quietly compared to the kawi that at first I didn't think it was going in at times.. no clunk!

Farly small front tire though!
Thing handles like a over sized crotch rocket!
 

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If you go to the halls of wisdom, you can find all kinds of answers for your ?.

Also check for other riders in your part of the country.

Most rider like to help if the can.

enjoy the ride.
 
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