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post #1 of 12 Old Jul 15th, 2017, 4:10 pm Thread Starter
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Newbie owner of a 99 K1200LT

Well thanks for the advice on things to look for from those on my earlier post. I bought the bike.
Anything any of you you want to comment on please do I welcome your input and advice. Great forum.




So what does it need:

Clutch and everything else that goes with that job. So I've been reading about some seals and o-rings. Drilling a weep hole, Rebuild slave. There appears to be a small weep of oil that can be seen from the front of the bell housing so I'm assuming it is contaminated.

Final drive. Feels like there might be a little bit of play there and the rear brake rotor is discolored and checked. I believe you guys have someone you send them to?

Brake lines. These appear to be original black rubber.

Rear brake for sure. Probably do both.

Front forks. The front shows signs of the fender making contact with the fairing. There is signs of weeping down the forks. I haven't done any research on this any advice would be great.

Tank fuel lines. Something that was mentioned to me.

Tires. Back is smooth front is marginal.

Of course it will get a full service oil, filters, coolant.

And we will see what we find as we take it apart.

Of course it needs some TLC. Washing, waxing, some buffing make her look like new.

Boy I see why you guys talk about dropping them. It's a little squirrely. Might be partially because of the forks too.
Everything seems to work and it came with a tow hitch bracket that is supposed to be for this bike (I'll have to figure out how to install it when I do the clutch). He also threw in 3 helmets.

As soon as I can do signature I'll get that done.

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post #2 of 12 Old Jul 15th, 2017, 4:38 pm
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Re: Newbie owner of a 99 K1200LT

Welcome to the LT forum Darrell. Where are you located ?.
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post #3 of 12 Old Jul 15th, 2017, 7:21 pm Thread Starter
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Ceres, CA. Just south of Modesto on 99
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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!
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Welcome! If your bike is going down during a stop, get out of the way so you don't get crushed. Pick it up with your legs and not your back.
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Well, welcome. You have your hands full with bring your great bike back to reasonable standards. Your list is good. I hope you are working on it yourself as at the shop it can get very expensive. A 20 year old bike needs some work to bring it back but the bones are solid. Do those items on your list and you have tens of thousands of miles of fun ahead and a great bike.
The most difficult is the seal Oring in the drive output of course.
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=38451
Things like brake lines, (and many other parts) can be found at Beemerboneyard or Euromotorelectric. No need to pay OEM prices. Don't forget to put a new set of ignition wires in with those brake lines. I'm politely trying to say you have a project on your hands. Pick it off piece by piece and have fun. All the help you need on how to do things is right here. Don't hesitate to ask for help.
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Thanks Beech,
Yes I'm going to do the work myself on most of it. I've owed and built a few bikes and many cars/trucks. I used to work on BMW cars for a living. I understand that the final drive is probably better sent out to someone who does them and I know that some fork jobs need to be done in a shop, but I haven't looked into that yet.

Ya I knew I was getting a project. My last project was a full restoration of a 1966 Thunderbird. At least this one is running.

Plugs, wires, and those kinds of things I was expecting since I really don't know much of the service record past 2009 which is the last service entry in the service booklet. The guy I bought it from is the 3rd owner and hadn't owned or rode it it very long. The bike is at 87K and the last entry is at 54K. So the only way to know and start the service clock is to do them.

I got the Clymers manual for it and yes this site and the people here are a great wealth of knowledge. That's why I'm here. Plus it's nice to be able to talk to others who appreciate fine machinery.

Thanks for the welcoming and the words of advice.

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Well, welcome. You have your hands full with bring your great bike back to reasonable standards. Your list is good. I hope you are working on it yourself as at the shop it can get very expensive. A 20 year old bike needs some work to bring it back but the bones are solid. Do those items on your list and you have tens of thousands of miles of fun ahead and a great bike.
The most difficult is the seal Oring in the drive output of course.
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=38451
Things like brake lines, (and many other parts) can be found at Beemerboneyard or Euromotorelectric. No need to pay OEM prices. Don't forget to put a new set of ignition wires in with those brake lines. I'm politely trying to say you have a project on your hands. Pick it off piece by piece and have fun. All the help you need on how to do things is right here. Don't hesitate to ask for help.
But don't buy OEM style brake lines. Get SS braided lines and live happily ever after.
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Ceres, CA. Just south of Modesto on 99
Welcome!

I'm located just NORTH of you in Modesto...

Just finished up my clutch job and a bunch of other work on my '02 - just need to get the brakes in order once the budget fits.

Let me know if you want to borrow anything - I have a lot of the "specialty" items needed to get the clutch done, plus I have a lift and tire changing equipment you're welcome to use if you want...

Let me know...
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Front forks are very easy as they are just sliders and not a functioning part of the suspension (no springs or damping function). A single shock does all the work. So you may be in for a new front shock.
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Welcome!

I'm located just NORTH of you in Modesto...

Just finished up my clutch job and a bunch of other work on my '02 - just need to get the brakes in order once the budget fits.

Let me know if you want to borrow anything - I have a lot of the "specialty" items needed to get the clutch done, plus I have a lift and tire changing equipment you're welcome to use if you want...

Let me know...
Thanks Gino I'll PM you and we can get together on this. I've read about making some of the specialty tools and will be good to have someone close who has done this
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Front forks are very easy as they are just sliders and not a functioning part of the suspension (no springs or damping function). A single shock does all the work. So you may be in for a new front shock.
Thanks JZ for the info. Is that single shock have a charge or adjustment to it? I'll take a closer look at it when I get home.
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