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post #1 of 14 Old Feb 27th, 2019, 10:59 pm Thread Starter
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First I bought my 1999 K1200lt last year for $1400.

Suggestions on what type and where to by them would appreciated.


Here is the list of things that I am going to do shortly on 3/1 to 3/3

Change oil and oil filter
Clean my K&N air filter with K&N kit.
Change antifreeze
Change fuel filter and & hose
Change spark plugs
Change cylinder valve cover gasket
Change brake fluid and lines to Spengler stainless steel braided lines
Change battery (hopefully my abs will work again)
Change my cassette radio & 6 cd player to a single cd player with radio.
Change front wheel bearings.
Change mirrors to mirrors with LEDs turn signals in the mirror.
Change the windshield
Put yellow led driving lights in the front turn signals.

Things I have to find and buy to do (suggestions on what type and where to by them)

Change front and rear breaks. (suggestions on what type and where to by them)
Rebuild rear axle assembly (suggestions on what type and where to by them) dealer or after market.

I will give you updates, if I get everything done.

Thank you in Advance.

Dan
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post #2 of 14 Old Feb 27th, 2019, 11:52 pm
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Welcome to the forum Dan from Sugar Hill, GA.

That is a pretty good list of stuff to accomplish. You will get mixed emotions on that K&N air filter. The OEM filter allows plenty of air and less dirt providing more protection of the Nikasil coating on the cylinder walls. I have 3 of the K&N that people including myself have removed for the OEM. Won't even give them away is how I feel about them.

Beamer Boneyard is a good place to get consumables for the LT.

Air
https://www.beemerboneyard.com/k12rsltmannaf.html
Oil filter kits
https://www.beemerboneyard.com/k1ayemo.html

You can also find some things on Amazon.
Air Filter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Oil Filter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Fuel Filter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The inside tank fuel hoses you can get from EuroMotoelectric
https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/pr...p-uhose808.htm
https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/pr...fp-hose760.htm
Or the nylon hose kit which I use.
https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/pr...fp-hosekit.htm

Are your front and rear pads worn out?
Don't get fully sintered brake pads as they will quickly reduce your rotors to below the minimum thickness. OEM pads are organic so best to stick with that type.
Front ( not HH sintered)
https://www.amazon.com/Kevlar-Organi...RWXBRCY8XGXJP1

Don't remember what the rear P/N is but will find it.

There are tools and a necessary skill to properly rebuilding the final drive or rear axle as you call it for any reliability. Are you having trouble with it and that is why you are going to do it? If it requires rebuilding, we have a go to guy on the forum but you will need to get over 15 posts before you could send him a PM. Sadleman is his screen name and there is likely no one on this forum or any other that does a better job.

Go with a quality bearing set or OEM even at the cost. There are plenty of cheap Chinese bearings out there not worth the shipping cost let alone the time to put them in.

Buy yourself a Clymer manual. it is an invaluable resource for the DIY LT owner.

Watch Kirks DIY videos. Another fine resource by a passionate LT owner on this forum.

https://www.illinoisbmwriders.com/se...eos/15-k-bikes
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First I bought my 1999 K1200lt last year for $1400.

Suggestions on what type and where to by them would appreciated.


Here is the list of things that I am going to do shortly on 3/1 to 3/3

Change oil and oil filter
Clean my K&N air filter with K&N kit.
Change antifreeze
Change fuel filter and & hose
Change spark plugs
Change cylinder valve cover gasket
Change brake fluid and lines to Spengler stainless steel braided lines
Change battery (hopefully my abs will work again)
Change my cassette radio & 6 cd player to a single cd player with radio.
Change front wheel bearings.
Change mirrors to mirrors with LEDs turn signals in the mirror.
Change the windshield
Put yellow led driving lights in the front turn signals.

Things I have to find and buy to do (suggestions on what type and where to by them)

Change front and rear breaks. (suggestions on what type and where to by them)
Rebuild rear axle assembly (suggestions on what type and where to by them) dealer or after market.

I will give you updates, if I get everything done.

Thank you in Advance.

Dan
How many miles are on it? I ask because things like wheel bearings donít need to be changed often. My LT has 74,000 miles and the wheel bearings are still in good shape.

I would consider replacing the K&N with an OEM style paper element filter. Probably more cost over time, but much better filtration and much less mess.

BeemerBoneyard (BBY) is a good source for most things, but I would avoid their rear brake pads. Last I knew, they still sold fully sintered pads which are not recommended on the rear of the LT due to a softer rotor metal as compared to the front. However, if you really want to use the Carbone Lorraine rear pads, let me know and I will send you a set for free. I refused to use the set I got from BBY once I found out what they were as it would void the warranty on my new EBC rear disk. And I suspect the first set of BBY pads I bought are what destroyed by OEM rear rotor well before its time.

Also, check your fuel quick disconnects to see if the metal retrofit has been done. If they are plastic, I would add replacement of those to your list. BBY has metal ones of the same style as OEM. I bought a much nice set from RPW made my Jiffy Tite, but I donít think they are available any longer.
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Re: Newbie With a list of projects for my 1999k1200lt

Is your valve cover gasket leaking? Not very common...

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Ditch the K&N for sure. I was one of the guys that drank the K&N cool-aide and used to buy a K&N as soon as I bought a new vehicle. I was that way for 10+ years. Then I learned that the way they flow so much is because they don't filter worth a darn. I am now back to using high-quality paper filters. Why let all of that abrasive dust into the engine.
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Thank you. Just when I was planning to work on the LT, Life (meant wife) got in the way...
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Thank you. Just when I was planning to work on the LT, Life (meant wife) got in the way...

Hahahaha!, it's known to happen, quite often in fact.

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YES, I think so. I have the Tupperware off. There is oil on the front the of the engine, and it looks like it is coming from the Cylinder Valve cover gasket.

I will take pictures this weekend.
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That gasket is now $78 and it is reusable. Just clean it up and remove the old sealant at the half moons and reapply at the sharp edges. Torque of the bolts is only 9 Nm which means when they stop turning easily stop turning them. You can strip out the bearing caps if you over tighten them.

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YES, I think so. I have the Tupperware off. There is oil on the front the of the engine, and it looks like it is coming from the Cylinder Valve cover gasket.

I will take pictures this weekend.
Check also the crankcase ventilation manifold. It is much more frequently the source of oil on the engine that is the valve cover gasket. I have rarely heard of those leaking.

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Check also the crankcase ventilation manifold. It is much more frequently the source of oil on the engine that is the valve cover gasket. I have rarely heard of those leaking.
=1. Just got my airbox off and the top of the motor is a oily mess. Looks like I get to replace the manifold. Any suggestions on how to clean it up?

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I hit mine with a good degreaser (I use Super Clean in the purple bottle don't get the cheaper Purple Power it does not work) then used lost of paper towels and a water spray bottle. This is a sodium hydroxide based cleaner so wear gloves. I ended up finding where my manifold was split and repaired it with Black Silicone sealer. Still holding.

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=1. Just got my airbox off and the top of the motor is a oily mess. Looks like I get to replace the manifold. Any suggestions on how to clean it up?
I use 100LL in a spray bottle. Spray a little on, let it soak a minute or two and then sop up with paper towels or shop rags. Hard to be avgas if you have an airport nearby. Much less expensive than the spray can stuff.

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Re: Newbie With a list of projects for my 1999k1200lt

I plan on doing lot of work on the K1200LT, but life got in the way again.

I was change the oil in my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The oil plug got stripped.

Now I am replace the oil pan.

What a pan in my ass...lol

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