I read and hear a lot about the weight of our LTs. I still struggle with mine. When I move it in my garage I still have to be on the bike with my toes barely touching the floor. I am 5'7". I have ridden this bike (99 LTC) 25K in the two years I have owned it and I am still afraid I will drop it, especially when riding two up, which is quite often. That said it is still my bike of choice and I own seven bikes. Here is where I am going with this: Last fall I was riding on I-40 outside of Knox. Tenn. It was pouring the rain and just about dark. I had to pass two big rigs running about 70mph. At that time I was happy for all 800 and some pounds of my LT. I also doubt the bike could be as comfortable as it is if it weighed less. What do others think?