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Just thought I would start a sticky to just see what is happening in the LT world.

Jean and I got out for a breakfast run and two hour ride in the Tennessee hills above Alabama. This is the first time we have been out since before my surgery on the left thumb July 13th. It felt really good to get out and ride again on the LT.


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John, get out there, stretch and work those digits! I highly recommend with safety in mind, find a clean and clear stretch of roadway grasp the right hand grip with a semi tight application and twist the rotational device toward you with vigor and enjoy!
 

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Lets keep up on the posts the RT guys have 454 posts in their "What did you do today to your RT" thread
 
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just about to work on testing the fuel pump see if I can’t get the old girl running again, since I now have the new internal fuel hose and a pressure tester…. 🤔🤞
 

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On May 27th I totaled my '05 in a pretty serious accident just outside Sacramento. I was 8 days into an 11-day trip -- which had been GREAT up until that point. I broke my femur and pretty much shattered the right pelvis. A 10-hour surgery and 11 days in ICU -- plus another 6 days in a home that was provided for us by friends -- preceeded a friend arranging for a private jet to fly my family out to CA to pick me up and bring me home for rehab.

I found LT #4 (previously had a '99 and an '01) in the garage of a forum member in Pittsburgh, and my youngest son graciously flew up and rode her home. He had a bit of an adventure with a flat tire in Columbus, OH, but the BMW community rallied and had him fixed up, fed, housed and on his way again for a Saddlesore to make it home to TX.

On Monday, 4 months to the day after the accident, I rode again for the first time. Got in 123 miles, one for each day I was unable to ride. It was a simple RTE, but it felt sooooo good. I cannot tell y'all how good it feels to be back in the saddle. So what did I do to my LT today? Rode her for the third day in a row!
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On May 27th I totaled my '05 in a pretty serious accident just outside Sacramento. I was 8 days into an 11-day trip -- which had been GREAT up until that point. I broke my femur and pretty much shattered the right pelvis. A 10-hour surgery and 11 days in ICU -- plus another 6 days in a home that was provided for us by friends -- preceeded a friend arranging for a private jet to fly my family out to CA to pick me up and bring me home for rehab.

I found LT #4 (previously had a '99 and an '01) in the garage of a forum member in Pittsburgh, and my youngest son graciously flew up and rode her home. He had a bit of an adventure with a flat tire in Columbus, OH, but the BMW community rallied and had him fixed up, fed, housed and on his way again for a Saddlesore to make it home to TX.

On Monday, 4 months to the day after the accident, I rode again for the first time. Got in 123 miles, one for each day I was unable to ride. It was a simple RTE, but it felt sooooo good. I cannot tell y'all how good it feels to be back in the saddle. So what did I do to my LT today? Rode her for the third day in a row!
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Wow, good for you surviving that. What happened?
I actually wish we knew. Apparently, I blacked out from low blood pressure (not typical for me, but maybe dehydrated?) and, according to my buddy, steered the bike across the lanes of traffic and the shoulder, into the ditch, and through that gate. I woke up staring up at the blue sky with the bike on fire. Don't want to do any of that again any time soon!
 

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I walked by my 2000 LT on my lift today. I have 14 days to get it back together for the K1200LT Smoky Mountain Fall Reunion at the Iron Horse Lodge in Robbinsville NC.
 

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I fueled my ‘01 LT up and packed her for a ride from Casper to Tensleep, WY tomorrow. Interview with the school district for a new K-12 school project. Have to take the less scenic route in the AM as it snowed on the Powder river pass this evening. Should be dry by the time I leave Tensleep.
 

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On May 27th I totaled my '05 in a pretty serious accident just outside Sacramento. I was 8 days into an 11-day trip -- which had been GREAT up until that point. I broke my femur and pretty much shattered the right pelvis. A 10-hour surgery and 11 days in ICU -- plus another 6 days in a home that was provided for us by friends -- preceeded a friend arranging for a private jet to fly my family out to CA to pick me up and bring me home for rehab.

I found LT #4 (previously had a '99 and an '01) in the garage of a forum member in Pittsburgh, and my youngest son graciously flew up and rode her home. He had a bit of an adventure with a flat tire in Columbus, OH, but the BMW community rallied and had him fixed up, fed, housed and on his way again for a Saddlesore to make it home to TX.

On Monday, 4 months to the day after the accident, I rode again for the first time. Got in 123 miles, one for each day I was unable to ride. It was a simple RTE, but it felt sooooo good. I cannot tell y'all how good it feels to be back in the saddle. So what did I do to my LT today? Rode her for the third day in a row!
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Man what a story! I'm glad you are able to ride again and are actually doing it! I went down on a twisty Road a few years back. Took me a couple years but I finally got the nerve to get back on and ride again. I missed it so much! Thanks for sharing! And oh by the way, I walked by my 99 LT about 50 times working on my car lol!

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On May 27th I totaled my '05 in a pretty serious accident just outside Sacramento. I was 8 days into an 11-day trip -- which had been GREAT up until that point. I broke my femur and pretty much shattered the right pelvis. A 10-hour surgery and 11 days in ICU -- plus another 6 days in a home that was provided for us by friends -- preceeded a friend arranging for a private jet to fly my family out to CA to pick me up and bring me home for rehab.

I found LT #4 (previously had a '99 and an '01) in the garage of a forum member in Pittsburgh, and my youngest son graciously flew up and rode her home. He had a bit of an adventure with a flat tire in Columbus, OH, but the BMW community rallied and had him fixed up, fed, housed and on his way again for a Saddlesore to make it home to TX.

On Monday, 4 months to the day after the accident, I rode again for the first time. Got in 123 miles, one for each day I was unable to ride. It was a simple RTE, but it felt sooooo good. I cannot tell y'all how good it feels to be back in the saddle. So what did I do to my LT today? Rode her for the third day in a row!
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Wow, talk about getting back in the saddle. Good for you. If that had happened to me I don't know if I would have ridden again. So what year did you get as a replacement.
 

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I've already posted this picture over in the other forum but why not throw it up here as well.
This shot was taken on Mt. Cootha which is a mountain or in US terms a big hill in Brisbane which you can see in the background. I was born here and have lived here all my life, pretty nice place to be really. When I'm not going for longer rides I usually head up here most Sundays to do a few circuits of the mountain which has a nice winding road that comes back on itself. The mountain is part of a national park but also is home to all our local TV stations who have their studios and transmission towers up there. It's a good way to keep your road craft up in the twisty stuff when your not spending as much time in the saddle as you'd like. It's hard to ride far these days when you never know when the next snap lockdown will be.
 

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This week I bought another lighter bike (Ducati Multistrada 950 enduro). Loved my LT for the past 8 years, but it's weight was getting more and more an issue for me. So it's for sale in the Netherlands.

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I had over 2000 miles of rain on my last trip. I'm changing the final drive gear lube and it's obvious a little water got in through the vent.
 

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