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I recently purchased a '2000 K1200LT. I did some detailed cleaning around the wheels and have since noticed a whirring noise now when I ride. Checked everything I can think to check and all seems well. Whats worse is that I don't recall if I heard this noise or not before the cleaning!!!! It's called old-timers. If this noise is not uncommon please let me know, or what the solution is to the problem if there is one. I also live in an area where the humidity is high this time of year, so in the mornings I am having difficulty keeping my wiidshield fog free....any suggestions? My other bike is a K100RT '85 year, and I haven't had this problem with it..
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The LT has some whines and whirs and stuff..

Probably just the rear brake rotor singing...

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Or tire wear.. The tires will cup and as they wear they'll start to whine...

Does it get worse when leaning left and right.?

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You may have moisture trapped under the coating for the windshield. Espeicially if it's the original windshield. I have the same problem. In the morning it fogs but at the morning warms and humidity drops it clears on it's own. A soft cloth and denatured alcohol, as I've learned here, will help a lot. I wipe it on, let it haze and polish it out. It draws the moisture out.

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Thanks for the reponse to the whirring sound and the windsheild, I have also noticed that the speedometer is exactly 5 mph off whether it is at 40 mph or 70 mph. The guy I bought the bike from stated he heard that BMW did this on purpose to keep from speeding tickets !!!! Doesn't sound right to me.......Phil
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Thanks for the reponse to the whirring sound and the windsheild, I have also noticed that the speedometer is exactly 5 mph off whether it is at 40 mph or 70 mph. The guy I bought the bike from stated he heard that BMW did this on purpose to keep from speeding tickets !!!! Doesn't sound right to me.......Phil
No that is not the reason. They did it to make the odometer rack up miles faster so the warranty will run out.

Well known issue and there is a mod to fix it in the Technical section in the "Files" area, or shearch the HOW. But tread carefully as one member actually got the odometer to run backwards doing the mod.

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Thanks for the reponse to the whirring sound and the windsheild, I have also noticed that the speedometer is exactly 5 mph off whether it is at 40 mph or 70 mph. The guy I bought the bike from stated he heard that BMW did this on purpose to keep from speeding tickets !!!! Doesn't sound right to me.......Phil
The problem is not unique to BMW either. My Suzuki Boulevard speedo was accurate until 40 mph and then past that was 4 - 6 mph higher than actual speed according to both GPS and time to travel a mile.

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