Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cape Coral, FL, USA
New bike on Saturday the 15th of July. Traded the LT for a new GT. Got the first service in before I left for Tennessee on the 21st. Unfortunately I had to trailer up along with my riding buddy's FJR as I couldn't figure out where to put my wife, two teenage sons, dog, luggage, etc.
While there I rode 2 up the entire time with my 17 year old. The ESA performed flawlessly. Stayed in the Gatlinburg area. Weather was beautiful. Rode the Dragon (several times), the Cherohala Skyway, Foothills Parkway and several other lesser known roadways from Maryville to White Pine (where I've got property and will be retiring to in the not too distant future) and south to Robbinsville, NC. My riding buddy was surprised at the performance of the GT. He's no slouch as a rider and even though I was 2-up, he had to work at keeping up on the Dragon. Bought the obligatory t-shirts / stickers at Deals Gap and Wheeler's. Road resurfacing was a slight nuisance, but not enough to spoil the fun.
I thought I had it all when I had both the K12RS and LT together. But ownership costs were taking their toll. Tried just the LT but something was missing. I found it after moving over to the GT. The best of both worlds with a lot more thrown in.