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I've poured into it all that it needs for me. Seat, backrest, footing options, shield, ATG…, wrenching and much more. Everything acquired from the years of association with this forum. How cool is that?
My point in this is that I look at newer LTs, and they seem very desirable, but how much less do I have then them?

The fastest '99 color is Champagne! ;)

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I've poured into it all that it needs for me. Seat, backrest, footing options, shield, ATG…, wrenching and much more. Everything acquired from the years of association with this forum. How cool is that?
My point in this is that I look at newer LTs, and they seem very desirable, but how much less do I have then them?

The fastest '99 color is Champagne! ;)

Jer
Yup, completely agree. My 2000 has all my mods, I know the maintenance routine, and love the bike. I occasionally think about a newer one, or the next LT when it comes out, but it would take a lot to get me to trade away my KLT.
Okay, I've let you claim that in 99 models Champagne is the fastest color, but in 2000 it is Canyon Red. ;)
 

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There are some features on the current generation that are simply either not possible or very difficult to retrofit. Things like ESA, the adaptive headlight, etc. not to mention the fact that newer bikes are lighter by a significant margin.

It is up to you to decide if these are important enough. Of course, there is the fun of starting all over with a new bike and tricking it up!
 

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I also have a 99 and I love it's simplicity. Don't have to worry about linked ABS and on and on. The way I'm putting miles on her though I'm worried I will have to eventually trade her in...until then I'm going to enjoy her. I might have to someday look for a garage queen with super low miles. :D
 

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I bought my first LT, an '00 model just after the '05 model was released. My best riding buddy bought an '05 model soon thereafter. I really liked some of the features of the newer model which you probably know of. I sold my '00 last fall so that I could buy an '05, mostly because the miles were racking up on the '00 and I wanted something that was going to last longer but the features of the '05 were also attractive. I love the electro-hydraulic center stand as I knew I would. The new instrumentation is no big deal to me, nor is the additional horsepower. The thing I like most is the steering geometry change. I had gotten used to the unwieldiness of the '00 model in parking lot situations and low speed maneuvers were no longer a problem but the new geometry is better then I imagined. It seems light as a feather compared to the '00. All in all, I am glad I made the change. The buy up cost is worth it to me.
 

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I have my 05 LT where I want it, with all the bells and whistles I chose to install, and I do all the wrenching on it.
What would compel me to buy a newer bike is that the LT is so darn top heavy and I do a fair share of city driving.
 

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i love my 02 if the deal was right i would upgrade to a newer model.some of the features are nice i like the look of the front fender.i have been looking for one to retrofit onto my bike. as for the top heavyness it only feels top heavy when i make a mistake at low speed not when driven correctly ushaly you can manover it at very low speed two up no problem
 

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I too love my '99 LT, having racked up 22k in the last 18 months and a further 3k going on her with my impending Euro trip round the corner..... My mechanic loves her to bits too as its the only one he gets to play with ;)

Would I change anything on her ?? No, not a thing !! I agree that she is a heavy bird at slow speeds but once you twist that grip she makes up for all her little quirks. I had a Honda ST1100 before her and was always missing something, it had no character whatsoever and cost wise to keep her on the road was getting silly...!

Here's too many more trouble free miles on my (Faster) Champagne Beemer :bmw:
 

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'99 Champagne LT. [email protected]#t yeah!

Mine is for life or until she drops dead from plain and simple exhaustion. She's smooth, sweet and very delicious.

I like to approach her from the back, slowly in dimmed light. I come around to her side and reach out quietly and gently for that sweet area towards to the top of her tank where it begins to curve upwards towards her stingray. Oh man, that curve is wild. It reminds me of so many things. Then I mount her carefully and reach forward and run my hands along her smooth, flat flanks and I can then feel the rising desire within me to ride her gently and with great passion. She's a full figured lady with curves everywhere they should be.

1999 Champagne K1200LT. You bet.

Cheers and kindest regards

Paul Harrington
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Wow! You sure love your motorcycle.
I know a Detective Sergeant in the South Australia Police (Sex Crime Investigation Branch).
We'll be keeping an eye on you.
Cheers back at you mate. :D
 

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zippy_gg said:
I have my 05 LT where I want it, with all the bells and whistles I chose to install, and I do all the wrenching on it.
What would compel me to buy a newer bike is that the LT is so darn top heavy and I do a fair share of city driving.

You want to borrow my Ft Worth Rack for a while, Brother G? Headed your way via cage in June to see you and yours as well as Mum, so I can do without the rack for a couple months if you want to try lowering the CG.

But no, it is not for sale... :D
 
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