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post #1 of 13 Old Jan 28th, 2019, 1:25 pm Thread Starter
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Thinking about buying '02 LT

Hello, this is my first post on this forum so please bear with me. I'm on several forums and like others this seems like a nice group.
I considering buying a '02 LT with 27K miles, what are some issues I should look for.
Are there ABS problems this year?
I bought a new LT in 2000, loved the handling, I sold it with 25K miles and had no problems.
He wants $5700, Too high?, I was thinking $4500 or less. Im in NoCal

Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca
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post #2 of 13 Old Jan 28th, 2019, 4:16 pm
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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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Follow Dave’s good advice. First glance, I’d be well under the asking price.

The bike has spent most of its time parked. Unless the current owner has had the work done, I would want new brakes hoses, clutch slave, etc before traveling far from home.

I have 2002 purchased 3 years ago. Great ride.
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Thanks for the info, I'm a retired car mechanic and owing several bikes, so repairs I can do myself. I have a message to the owner, no response yet. One reason buying my wife absolutely loved the rear seat, owning a VStrom just doesn't work double up, even with a 650 the power if fine but not the comfort.
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Hello, this is my first post on this forum so please bear with me. I'm on several forums and like others this seems like a nice group.
I considering buying a '02 LT with 27K miles, what are some issues I should look for.
Are there ABS problems this year?
I bought a new LT in 2000, loved the handling, I sold it with 25K miles and had no problems.
He wants $5700, Too high?, I was thinking $4500 or less. Im in NoCal

Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca
I would think $2,500 would be reasonable. Unless replaced already, all rubber parts are suspect after 17 years. I would want new brake hoses, fuel lines, radiator hoses, intake parts, clutch hoses, etc., and that assumes that clutch and FD are OK.
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Re: Thinking about buying '02 LT

If you are looking for bike for you and your wife-buy it. The LT and my wife being on the bike with me is the reason I'll keep this 2000 going-she loves the ride, and we have tried the GTL (not impressed with the protection for her).
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Re: Thinking about buying '02 LT

Mark I just put my 2005 up for sale for $5700 and am right here in Sacramento. I had a full service done last week, brake lines were also changed, tires are great, has an HID headlight, J-Pegs. Before you pull the trigger on the 2002 you should take a look at my bike. In the 2005 there was an increase in HP, slightly updated styling, puddle lights and central locking with the alarm fob.

My ad for the bike is here: https://www.bmwlt.com/classifieds/sh.../product/14997

I will also shoot you a PM.

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I goofed on the year, its a 2006 for $5750 on CL


https://sacramento.craigslist.org/mc...801771847.html
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You can't go wrong with scottydawg's bike, it has been well taken care of.
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If you are looking for bike for you and your wife-buy it. The LT and my wife being on the bike with me is the reason I'll keep this 2000 going-she loves the ride, and we have tried the GTL (not impressed with the protection for her).
Hello, she doesn't ride, we will be double up.
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I goofed on the year, its a 2006 for $5750 on CL


https://sacramento.craigslist.org/mc...801771847.html
Price is a bit high, but without service records, you are taking a big chance.
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That price seems awfully high.

I've been thinking about getting rid of my '02 since my wife doesn't ride with me these days and it's a bit big for commuting in the Bay Area. New brake pump and brake lines a couple years ago, new fuel lines and quick releases last year, replaced the final drive seal about 10 years ago. It's got a Cee Bailey's screen and a Backup backrest. Bought it new in '03.

I'm over in Alameda. I'd take $3500 for it.

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Mark I just put my 2005 up for sale for $5700 and am right here in Sacramento. I had a full service done last week, brake lines were also changed, tires are great, has an HID headlight, J-Pegs. Before you pull the trigger on the 2002 you should take a look at my bike. In the 2005 there was an increase in HP, slightly updated styling, puddle lights and central locking with the alarm fob.

My ad for the bike is here: https://www.bmwlt.com/classifieds/sh.../product/14997

I will also shoot you a PM.
I'm thinking scottydawg's LT looks way more tempting than you're original CL find with its three crappy photos. With your mechanical background, I second the advice to subscribe to Kirk's YouTube channel...illinoisBMWriders
He's saved me several hundred dollars on just a few simple repairs. Good luck in your search!
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