Into & Qustion on 1999 K1200LT
Hello, Name is Jim, handle is JMan. I have been riding for over forty years. My current ride is a 1999 Valkyrie Interstate & a 1995 Vulcan 800A. Am looking to add another bike to the stable with a 1999 BMW K1200LT in mind. It only has 18000 miles on it. Am told some warranty work was completed including new windshield, rear brake rotor, new rear tire and gel cell, etc. My concern is the seemingly high reported instances of final drive failures being noted on this model. Has this failure ever been addressed to a satisfactory conclusion by BMW for this model year? Would it be better to look for a newer model in the 2002-2005 model range? Am extremely interested in your opinions since I am not familiar with the bike beyond what I've read here.
Thanks in advance,