Re: 2008 K1200Lt does not idle well
So... relevant to my post on this topic... I purchased my 2002 LT in late 2017 with 16K miles. It seemed logical to me that a bike that old with low miles would have been sitting for years, hence the build-up in the fuel tank. I owned a diesel car that had the same symptoms, and the problem was almost the same. To make a long story short, the label of an injector cleaner was found in the fuel tank. It starved for fuel. The service records of the LT ended at 6K in 2005, and I purchased it knowing full well that time had as much or more bearing on the life of the bike as the miles it had passed over. I had an 86 Gold Wing SEI, which I absolutely adored. It eventually developed an oil leak through the water pump, which was a minor issue, but indicative of a major pending failure of the water seal on the other side of the impeller. It was getting old, and the labor intensive effort/cost of the repair helped me to decide that the bright copper metallic color of my last oil change was enough for me to realize that it should be retired with dignity. Prior to that, a good friend of mine agreed to ride with me to Minot N Dakota from our homes in North Ca a week after the Sturgis Rally was over. It was a great ride. He led the ride with his 2002 K1200lt. We swapped bikes for a time during the long roads to keep it interesting, and I was very impressed, but not sold on the ride, hoping that Honda would keep up with the competition. Didn't happen. I watched the reviews and waited, and waited... Long story long, The BMW spoiled me, and I couldn't pass up the $2,700 price tag of my LT. I spent another $2,700 getting it serviced and farkled. Not disappointed.
As an aside, trying to get up to 10 posts so i can view signatures is going to be painful. For you...
I am in love... I suspect that the clogged fuel tank vent line from the stale gas had something to do with the price.
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