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I was finally able to pick up my first LT today! It's a 2000 with 36k, and my first ride was sweet! It didn't take long to get used to the weight but I must admit it did get my attention the first few miles. :) After a little yard work, my Bride jumped on the back and off we went for our first ride together. She thoroughly enjoyed it, and I turned on her heated seat without her knowledge. (just wanted to test it) :)

I used this blog to get feedback from all of the great riders who particiapte before my purchase, and everyone was incredibly helpful. I felt I was a more "informed" buyer when making my purchase, but a little bit of a "novice" until I became familiar with the bike. (like what's the best way to get the bike on and off the center stand) for example.

So after my first couple of rides, I came back to the blog to get some more answers to questions that arose. Based on my past experience with the blog, I knew that any question I might have would definitely already be answered. And I was correct!

So a big thank you to everyone on this blog who take the time to respond to questions and make it such a great resource for all of us who are new to the world of BMW. (My Bride wasted to thank you as well)

Looking forward to a lot more interaction with everyone, and hope I can be on the "contribution" side soon.

Thanks again,

Dan
 

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Picked up my 2000 LT a few weeks ago.
Cant believe I rode my Voyager for 13 years..lol.
My only real complaint is how hard it is to crank the throttle...Voyager was way easier.
You would think a F.I. motor would be easier then a carb one.
 

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Congrats Dan on your new ride. My bride loved the heated seat and back rest. It was all I could do to get her off the bike sometimes. I gotta say, the LT was by far the most comfortable bike I have ever owned, just couldn't handle the weight anymore. :D
 

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Bones1955 said:
Picked up my 2000 LT a few weeks ago.
Cant believe I rode my Voyager for 13 years..lol.
My only real complaint is how hard it is to crank the throttle...Voyager was way easier.
You would think a F.I. motor would be easier then a carb one.
The best thing you can do is upgrade the throttle cables. The was a modification at some point, changing the throttle cable configuration. Search here and you'll find posts with pics regarding the throttle cable upgrade installation.
 

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You would not think you would have to replace cables on a 18k bike to get it to work as easy as a old kawi..lol.
But I will live with it this summer and then take the bike apart over the winter to do a bunch of things at once...mostly maintenance.
 

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A "Throttle Rocker" will help with the throttle twist issue immensely...

Till you can do the mod... Or not... I found that with the rocker and the cruise, I didn't need to do the mod....

John
 

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I was finally able to pick up my first LT today! It's a 2000 with 36k, and my first ride was sweet! It didn't take long to get used to the weight but I must admit it did get my attention the first few miles. :) After a little yard work, my Bride jumped on the back and off we went for our first ride together. She thoroughly enjoyed it, and I turned on her heated seat without her knowledge. (just wanted to test it) :)

I used this blog to get feedback from all of the great riders who particiapte before my purchase, and everyone was incredibly helpful. I felt I was a more "informed" buyer when making my purchase, but a little bit of a "novice" until I became familiar with the bike. (like what's the best way to get the bike on and off the center stand) for example.

So after my first couple of rides, I came back to the blog to get some more answers to questions that arose. Based on my past experience with the blog, I knew that any question I might have would definitely already be answered. And I was correct!

So a big thank you to everyone on this blog who take the time to respond to questions and make it such a great resource for all of us who are new to the world of BMW. (My Bride wasted to thank you as well)

Looking forward to a lot more interaction with everyone, and hope I can be on the "contribution" side soon.

Thanks again,

Dan

++++++++1. This is the most helpful site I've found on the net.

Welcome and enjoy your great ride. :bmw:
 

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"After a little yard work, my Bride jumped on the back and off we went for our first ride together. "


You wouldn't let her ride until after she finished the yard work?


I'm jealous - I have a deposit on a bike on consignment and the owner doesn't reply to dealer's calls asking for the title. Also, a little jealous about the labor arrangment in your marriage. :D


Chris
 
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