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Went to 2 BMW stores today in Atlanta, shopping for myself. Every single used LT had the scuffed up black pieces from being set down, hopefully gently. I guess it's good they're only about $30 to replace for each side. My guess is that if and when they do come out with a new LT it will have a lower CG.
 

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My GT is approaching 13K miles. Not one drop. Not even one near drop. If you're afraid of the dropping an LT, you have two options. Buy a lighter bike, or learn how to not drop it. :) I rode an LT for over 40K without dropping it.
 

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My GT is approaching 13K miles. Not one drop. Not even one near drop. If you're afraid of the dropping an LT, you have two options. Buy a lighter bike, or learn how to not drop it. :) I rode an LT for over 40K without dropping it.
You know what Proverbs says: Pride goeth before a fall. :D
 

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You know what Proverbs says: Pride goeth before a fall. :D
I'll let you know when I drop it. :) But if my GT does end up on it's side, the story sure will be more compelling than "I tapped the front brake and down she went.". ;)
 

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"There I was, coming out of a corner with the rear wheel drifting and front wheel rising away from the pavement as I powered out at full-throttle when out of nowhere a wild hog ran across the road. I body-steered the bike and dived between the hog and an Amish buggy who had suddenly made a left turn in front of me. I would have made it too, if it weren't for those fresh horse droppings . . ."
 

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Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!

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"There I was, coming out of a corner with the rear wheel drifting and front wheel rising away from the pavement as I powered out at full-throttle when out of nowhere a wild hog ran across the road. I body-steered the bike and dived between the hog and an Amish buggy who had suddenly made a left turn in front of me. I would have made it too, if it weren't for those fresh horse droppings . . ."
Yes! YES! YESSS!!!! I can smell the horse crap now!!! :D :D :D
 

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meese said:
"There I was, coming out of a corner with the rear wheel drifting and front wheel rising away from the pavement as I powered out at full-throttle when out of nowhere a wild hog ran across the road. I body-steered the bike and dived between the hog and an Amish buggy who had suddenly made a left turn in front of me. I would have made it too, if it weren't for those fresh horse droppings . . ."
You left out the part where he dives off the bike just before it cartwheels off a cliff over the Pacific Ocean into the sunset. But then he still rides it home. :histerica
 

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meese said:
"There I was, coming out of a corner with the rear wheel drifting and front wheel rising away from the pavement as I powered out at full-throttle when out of nowhere a wild hog ran across the road. I body-steered the bike and dived between the hog and an Amish buggy who had suddenly made a left turn in front of me. I would have made it too, if it weren't for those fresh horse droppings . . ."
Up around these parts, that ain't to far fetched. And they are officially know as Steam Pies, If your in the front of the group and can get the full soccer style kick on one (like you were doing the opussom punt) the guys behind will cuss you for a week. Ah life is great :D
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You know what Proverbs says: Pride goeth before a fall.
You got it you were proud and over it went, that the story pretty much??
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Yes! YES! YESSS!!!! I can smell the horse crap now!!! :D :D :D
On my Pyrenees trip in '05, our guide called it "Green Ice"!
 

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... Every single used LT had the scuffed up black pieces from being set down...
When I purchased my LT I had those pieces replaced along with the chrome strip on the sidecase to erase evidence of the previous owner's parking lot drop. Less than 2 months later I left it in neutral on the side stand and watched it fall as I walked away barely missing my car that had just returned from the body shop where the damage done by a falling oak tree was repaired. I have decided not to replace them this time. Its kinda like a badge of honor.
 

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You know what Proverbs says: Pride goeth before a fall. :D
Yep BillY learned (Sorry Billy :) )
And Joe was very considerate about it too. :D
 

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When I purchased my LT I had those pieces replaced along with the chrome strip on the sidecase to erase evidence of the previous owner's parking lot drop. Less than 2 months later I left it in neutral on the side stand and watched it fall as I walked away barely missing my car that had just returned from the body shop where the damage done by a falling oak tree was repaired. I have decided not to replace them this time. Its kinda like a badge of honor.
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I haven't every dropped mine yet either--BUT, it has fallen off the side stand three times. Twice in the garage right after I first got the bike, and once in a Parking lot at a local hardware store. All of these were my fault, in the sense that I didn't realize when I first got the bike just how crappy the side stand is. As we all know, it doesn't lock into place really, and if it the bike isn't in gear or if it is allowed to roll too much what will happen. Hopefully now, after a year of riding my LT, I know better. At least I make every effort to fully extend the side stand and keep it in gear, and make sure I put it on the center stand if the terrain allows. jrlakin
 

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Maybe if BMW sold them to us pre-scuffed we wouldn't have to do it ourselves.
 

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Maybe if BMW sold them to us pre-scuffed we wouldn't have to do it ourselves.

Yeah, but they would charge an extra fee, certainly out of my budget! Also, special order from Germany, wait time 4 months for delivery

I forgot once the disk-lock. It's amazing how fast the locomotive went down, brutally crushing... my ego (as I was trying to be so cool in front of an audience). Never fails.
 

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Yeah, but they would charge an extra fee, certainly out of my budget! Also, special order from Germany, wait time 4 months for delivery

I forgot once the disk-lock. It's amazing how fast the locomotive went down, brutally crushing... my ego (as I was trying to be so cool in front of an audience). Never fails.
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Billy said:
Went to 2 BMW stores today in Atlanta, shopping for myself. Every single used LT had the scuffed up black pieces from being set down, hopefully gently. I guess it's good they're only about $30 to replace for each side. My guess is that if and when they do come out with a new LT it will have a lower CG.
Not many people know this but... when the dealer changes your oil, at least my dealer, they lay the bike down on the floor so they can put the oil in quickly. This will eventually mark your black crash bar cover on one of the sides. Of course if they are all scratched and gouged then it has been dropped.

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Where did that story come from? It's nice to have relationship with the service departments at both the dealers in town. I've been back there during dozens of oil changes and never once have they laid the bike over on the tip over bars to add oil. Most of the time, the bikes are raised off the floor just like we do it at a tech session.
 
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