Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chesterfield, VA, USA
I used to have an LT. The clutch went out at 23,000 miles. When my LT's clutch went out, there was slippage in the upper gears. Since I do a lot of stop and go and even have to pull up a hill from a stop in our parking garage, decided to sell the LT. The clutch repair is over $1,200 and didn't want to replace it every 20k miles. BTW, the LT's have a dry clutch.
Looked around and bought a GT because of the wet clutch. Now I'm waiting for the bike to get out of the shop with a final drive replacement (bent shaft - how the hell does that happen?) and a master cylinder replacement (goes bad for no reason?). The GT only has 27,000 miles on it and it's repair costs will exceed $2,000.
All I can say is these bikes are expensive, but I love them when they run. Good luck - either way it is going to cost some money to fix.