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OK, so I have had my LT for one season now and it is getting time here in Washington state to put it on the stand and do maintenance. So, I have put 9,000 miles on it since July 5th. I have done oil changes and just topped off the other fluids.
Now that winter is here I would love to get suggestions of other "stuff" to do. I have a HF Motorcycle lift and a garage, so it won't be too bad. I am also a mechanic.
I know I want to do all the filters, Air, oil, fuel. I have ordered a fuel line kit for the tank and will be getting filters soon. A full brake system flush is on my list as well as full trans and final drive fluid change. I want to service the steering dampener and maybe the front forks at the same time. I did service the rear spring preloader, but may do it again.
So it is a 2000 with 60K on it now. What other things should I add to my "Winter to-do" list?
I will be taking it to Biloxi MS this next year and be there for one year. I will not have my garage or lift, just an apartment, so I need to do it all now.
Any suggestions or links to this kind of list would be great. And I have watched all of Illinois BMW's videos, very helpful.

And yes, 9,000 miles, nothing but oil changes and gas. Unreliable? Not here. Great bike, best I have ever owned.
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Take a browse through the very helpful maintenance videos from the Illinois BMW Riders group https://www.youtube.com/user/illinoisBMWriders/videos . You are bound to find something that needs to be done on your bike and the videos are great for getting your confidence up to tackle something you weren't sure about doing on your own.

I found the video on refilling the steering stabilizer of great help.

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Valve check depending on when last done. I believe BMW upped check interval to 24K.

Drill slave cyl if not yet done. Replace brake lines if still original. Ohh and flush coolant system, and Clutch. I also would for sure clean and lube the shift linkage and take extra pieces with you.

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Thanks, I have seen all of those at least once, excellent videos and great to see it done, better than just reading about it.
Oh, and I got my HID kit also to install, so it will be on the list.
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Ohh yeah and definitely change the fuel disconnects if they are still the original plastic ones to aftermarket metal ones!

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Valve check depending on when last done. I believe BMW upped check interval to 24K.

Drill slave cyl if not yet done. Replace brake lines if still original. Ohh and flush coolant system, and Clutch. I also would for sure clean and lube the shift linkage and take extra pieces with you.
Cool, shift linkage was done, but will do it again. Brake lines I need to do and the other stuff too, I will add it all to my list.
Good stuff, keep it coming.
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