Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: waukesha, WI, USA
Re: Thinking about buying '02 LT
Like any bike, it's important to have some history of what has been done-and with that few miles, it's not lots of riding. Some folks do that in one year on a BMW.
First impression, that is way high for a 2002. I have a 2000, with 200K miles, and think it is worth almost nothing, except to me. You have previous history with the LT so you know the cost of and typical repairs that might happen. But, if it has been cared for and you are comfortable, it's a great bike, and way less than anything new you could buy. Some would say you are still buying a 17 year old bike. Obvious first concerns are brake lines, and if they have not been cared for, bleeding the lines-which may not be helpful for your ABS concerns. Check the service history and touch base with the dealer if you know where he has done service.
This forum will provide you with all sorts of help. First, head to BMW northern IL club and check out Kirk's videos-they are invaluable, especially the one where he deals with a prospective purchase.
For sure, keep us posted on your decision
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