Names Big Dog (or David if my mum is around
) and have just recently purchased my first BMW, an '04 K1200LT Impala Brown. Was a demo model with only 1960 kms on the clock. Got a good deal on the '02 Yamaha V Star 1100 as trade so I'm laughing.
My beautiful wife decided that she was not comfortable on the crusier and ORDERED
me to get another bike. Yes dear, my arm can be twisted further up my back....... We looked at the Goldwing (which is what she really wanted) but one of my Ulysses mates suggested the LT. After a test ride, we were both hooked. When we did the comparison, we were able to get a newer model BMW LT for the same price as a 7 year old wing. Much better comforts too.
I haf fully embraced der BMW lifeshtyle undt am now shpeaking mit ein Cherman aczent
A couple of questions though from the great wise ones here please.
In the workshop manual (free off the net, yay) it shows the route of the wiring harness but no mention of wiring colours. I'm going to fit a tow bar onto the bike and I'd like to know which wire is which when I install the trailer connection harness. Anyone have an idea where I can get something like this please? Google doesn't help too much
What is an HID?
Any other little tricks of the trade to make ownership of my Light Truck easier?
I have been quoted $250 for a minor service and $1000
for a major service (thank goodness I haven't even cracked 2500 kms yet). Do these prices sound reasonable to you blokes?
Looking forward to your replies and also looking forward to a long and tempestuous relationship with the bike.