With my '02 K1200LT In June this year after crossing the Mississippi at Savanna, IL on the way to Milwaukee with my HD riding late 70's bro-in-law. We had a great trip. The LT performed flawlessly with the exception of a flat front tire outside of North Platte, NE on I-80. That wasn't the bike's fault though. It was the valve stem so had to call for a tow (first time for everything!). The driver balked when he saw the bike, said I was going to have to take the plastics off. We got the tie-downs figured out though without pulling any of the plastics and I am now well-versed on the tie-down procedures for the K1200LT thanks to this forum! I will carry tie-down straps with me as part of my tool kit from now on.