Awesome! My LT gets delivered tomorrow morning (Sat), same color! Question for you...how tall are you and how is the seat height? Do you plan to lower it?
Hey man, sorry for the late reply I wasn't checking the forum for a few days.
I'm 1.73m tall (5.67ft) and I can't flatfoot it (I'm about ~5cm or ~2" off). I wasn't planning on lowering it initially because I can hold it on my toes, but it does require quite a bit of extra concentration whenever you're stopping or making slow maneuvers because if the weight shifts too quickly on one side you may not be able to hold it with your toes. I can flatfoot one leg while holding the other one on the peg, that's also an option to keep it steady but it takes practice and it can be a bit inconvenient.
Being able to flatfoot a motorcycle (especially these days when they make them on the heavy side) definitely adds to your confidence and stability, no doubt about it. And since you're not always going to have flat, paved terrain or good footing to stop on, uneven terrain/surface can be intimidating if you can't hold the bike rock steady.
I have to be honest I already laid it down once on each side when I released the clutch too fast (still getting used to it) and the weight shift caught me off guard. It was at a stand still so there wasn't any damage to the fairing at all, I only got a couple of scrapes on the handlebars, light scratches on turn signals and a busted clutch lever, but other than that it was painless (knock on wood).
So after that I began thinking maybe it would be better to lower the seat height so I can always have strong footing to hold the bike if it starts to lean due to one reason or another. I'm currently thinking of taking the stock seat to the upholsterer to shave off an inch of foam and see what happens. It's a cheaper and quicker solution and even 1" would mean a lot. I'm not really looking forward to having the suspension lowered because it's a fairly complicated procedure, involves a crapload of modifications and it's a lot more expensive.
On top of purchasing the lowering kit and bending the rear preload adjuster to the back to be able to install it, I also have to lower the front suspension and modify the side stand as well. So I have to purchase all these parts, pay to have them delivered to me and pay someone to lower front suspension since this is my first motorcycle and I don't want to mess with the forks at all. And then I have to cut the stock side stand too and install a custom one that I have to purchase separately. So I'm looking at a $400 price tag for all this, which is quite a lot for 2".
And if that isn't enough, I would also probably void my warranty in some way because I bought the bike brand new and it comes with a 2-year warranty.
So in the end, it's either a lot of practice or a lot of money. Kinda like the Game of Thrones - you either pay the iron price or the gold price.
But I'll have to ride it and practice more to be able to come to a final decision, that's honestly all I can tell you now.