I love the color ! Looks like my old LT..... Any way, if I remember correctly, you generally start at the bottom and work up...I always took mine apart before taking it into the shop.... Made it easier for them and kept me on my toes..
Don't worry about left over screws... Keep um in a jar for the next removal/replace...
Oh Dan, I got so very lucky...
I was looking for the cheapest running bike on craigslist (getting divorced, very little money, no tools, not much of a place to work, etc) and stumble into this LT, maybe 2 minutes after it was posted, plus I really love the color..
This is the first K-bike I ever own (I had nine Oilheads In the last 30 years) but I rode two of the old K100 on some very strenuous training (SAS Evasive, defensive training courses (Two))
Coming back to "Order"
As part of my Job I help design, engineer and build many "Speciality" vehicles (from Copters, to "Houses"), most of them they will end up oversees and since they were totally freaking custom, we did "mark" every bore/hole/nut with the characteristics of the proper fastener they require, torque's where kind of Nominal but we safety wire every single bolt so they did not need specific torque values..(permanent color markers, later laser engrave with color accents)
Another trick, we try to homogenize all the fastener to a custom size (Unless engineering require something more specific, reason....
Well when you are performing a procedure in the elements, darkness, wind, rain (something it was require) and you have 10 persons working on the vehicle, is no way to remember or keep track of anything
"OH yeah that washer goes with that Bolt with two nuts under" so having a bucket of the exact same bolt prove to be very useful and fast (Only problem, you don't have a exact count of all the fasteners and maybe one of them was left by mistake on a sensitive area (It can happen anyway)
Ps: I got super lucky and a few months back I purchase 70 pounds of "Bulk BMW bolts", mostly looking for Torx heads but I got a little out of everything, including about 12 pounds of Stainless steel fairing TORX's bolts (no idea BMW even made some, just like the black LT ones but stainless and in 6 different lengths and 2 diameters)
Ps II: Torx's bolts have been around for a long long time but with very little use on the BICYCLE Industry (disc brake rotors, crank bolts, that is about it)..
Since I'm a bike freak, I have swap most of the "strategic Robbery" bolts for Torx's in my many bicycles (not like I leave them unattended) but now bike thieves will have a much harder time just taking a stem apart to steal the forks ,etc.
prevention is not the mother of invention, but for sure is very helpful..
Now all the bolts on my LT are stainless and soon my 3 GS's will suffer the same treatment on the none structurally integral hardware of the bike