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Getting the 99 K1200 LTC

Kind folks,

I made the decision and I'm buying the 99 K1200LTC I had been asking questions about elsewhere. Plans are to pick it up Saturday. As of tonight, I already have insurance for it!

I will probably ask a zillion newbie questions here so please bear with me. Here's a photo of it (if I figured how to do it correctly!).

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Kind folks,

I made the decision and I'm buying the 99 K1200LTC I had been asking questions about elsewhere. Plans are to pick it up Saturday. As of tonight, I already have insurance for it!

I will probably ask a zillion newbie questions here so please bear with me. Here's a photo of it (if I figured how to do it correctly!).

Jon
Nice color.

Interesting pin stripes...

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Nice color.

Interesting pin stripes...
You don't like 'em!

This is the first bike I purchased that has owner-added pin striping, etc. Also, my first BMW bike. So I've been really working "outside of the box" here.
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You don't like 'em!
Didn't say that

I'm not a fan of pin stripes but those are the best ones I've seen on an LT (there have been some BAD ones)

They do work well with the Basalt Grey paint...

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I think you have made a good choice...and you chose the best (and fastest) color!! Ask lots of questions, the folks on this site are a wealth of information for virtually anything you may wish to do to your ride. There are many great ergonomic farkles, performance modifications/upgrades, communications/navigation products, etc. available for all model years of this great bike. The technical expertise and troubleshooting wisdom of many of the members is astounding; they will save you thousands of dollars and much aggravation with advice and guidance based on their own personal experiences and those of others.

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That's a great bike

I think it is a very good looking bike and...
the early models 99-00 are great bikes.
I wouldn't trade my 2000 for a newer version. This bike has the right stuff.
Congrats. You're gonna love it.
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Welcome to the family. Remember a few things:
1. Hands off the front brake when making slow speed (parking lot speed) turns.
2. Head up and look straight ahead when coming to a stop.
3. Use the side stand to shut her off, push her forward until you feel her stop (in first gear with the clutch out) and always leave her in first gear. If you don't she will get lazy and take a nap on you (fall over).

Best of luck and ride safely, you're gonna love her.

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Just to reiderate

Welcome aboard.
I think I like the pin stripes

She is a great ride just read below one more time

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Welcome to the family. Remember a few things:
1. Hands off the front brake when making slow speed (parking lot speed) turns.
2. Head up and look straight ahead when coming to a stop.
3. Use the side stand to shut her off, push her forward until you feel her stop (in first gear with the clutch out) and always leave her in first gear. If you don't she will get lazy and take a nap on you (fall over).

Best of luck and ride safely, you're gonna love her.

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Nice looking bike. I hope it gives you many great miles.

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Nice looking bike. I hope it gives you many great miles.
Hey Neil, you should have said "I hope it gives you many great Smiles."

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Hey Neil, you should have said "I hope it gives you many great Smiles."
more miles = even more smiles

As for the paint job, you are going to have to sit at gas stations forever talking to everyone about the bike, paint job, and how much they want one. On the way back from NC, someone talked to me for half an hour about nothing. I'm about ready to paint mine all black so it won't show stone chips and people stop talking to me. I like telling them about the bike, but I don't want to sit around and talk bikes when I could be riding.

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Thanks to all. I am excited!!!!

And thanks for the three things to keep in mind. I want to prolong the LT from any napping!

BTW - I know I will need to replace the windshield. I am about 6' and my SO is not short. If anyone can suggest particular departures (or not) from standatd windshield height and shape, it would be welcomed.

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Congratulations on your new bike

Hope you enjoy it!

I have learned to love my first BMW and that is for sure.

Heed the words of wisdom from above post as they are "word up", and will keep the shiny side up on a LT

You will join the club, sooner, then later

Be safe and enjoy.

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Thanks to all. I am excited!!!!

And thanks for the three things to keep in mind. I want to prolong the LT from any napping!

BTW - I know I will need to replace the windshield. I am about 6' and my SO is not short. If anyone can suggest particular departures (or not) from standatd windshield height and shape, it would be welcomed.

Jon
JOn,
Before you spend a bunch of $$ on a new W/S take a look @ the "Laminar LIp" http://www.laminarlip.com/k1200lt.php . It maybe an inexpensive solution. I've been using one for years on my '99 with 145k on the clock & find it works well for me. Some don't care for the look on them, but then I'm not into the bike being a show piece, just functional.
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Jon,
Great looking bike ! Welcome to the LT Cult...uhh I mean family. Below is a link to a web site for one type of windshields. I am seriously looking at one of these for my 2000LTC.

http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/

Here's a suggestion:

Get a 3-ring binder
3 ring hole puncher
several reams of paper

Then be prepared to printout a zillion pieces of paper with all sorts of technical advice and pictures taken during repairs/modifications/suggestions. You will build a repair manual second to none. Just cut/copy and paste into a Word document, saved it to a file and print it out.

I have a bunch already saved in Word, if you want me to email them to you.

So remember...when you leave it on the side stand and it smokes when you start it up you have several choices to explain why it smokes:

1) Your part of the mosquito abatement program
2) Your practicing for the next James Bond movie
3) It's a diesel !

And remember:

It's heavy, heavy and ..oh yea did I tell you it's heavy?

Search the archives and/or U-tube for the video(s) of how to pick it up by yourself.


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Great looking bike. I know you'll love it!!! dwillie.
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Save your pennies

Now you need a chip and exhaust. Best aftermarket idtems I every bought for my 99 LT.

Santa got me clear turn signal lens (front) and I shear makes the bike look newer.

Enjoy the 99, it has bought me many miles/smiles.

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One other thing you'll need to know right away. Don't overfill the fuel tank! When I first got my bike I didn't think there could be a way to screw this up and I was surprised after reading the forums here that it is possible.

If you over fill the tank you can clog the fuel canister/vent on the tank and possibly collapse the tank as you empty it by riding. If you look into the fuel filler you will see a "neck". Only fill to the bottom of the neck.

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Thanks guys.... and thanks for some ideas on windshields. True that OEM W/S are polycarbonate and most aftermarket are not? Either last longer? These are on the $$$ side (much more than the one on my ST!!). I don't want to make a mistake here. I guess the #1 thing I want in a shield is that it will create the most wind/noise protection for 2-up riding at highway speeds. After that, I guess moving the shield down for in-town and 1-up (??).

I see some like a short W/S (like many inches) - guess so their head is above the turbulant zone? I would think I would want same height as OEM? I do remember that I can easily see over it when I lower it. Are any W/S really "clear" enough to look through them as you ride?

Chip - what, where, how much???

I saw someone (here) putting on a titanium muffler on a farkled-out LT. Looked pretty sweet. Does it give better MPG? Sound better? Just a simple slip-on?

Clear turn signal lens... that sounds (er, looks) rather sweet!

And KIC - I would very much like those docs you are willing to send me. The binder idea is smart.

My thinking is that what I do to the bike, it's to make it a better grand tourer - better MPG, better comfort 2-up, better tire mileage, safer (more visibility for both others and for me), etc.

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One other thing you'll need to know right away. Don't overfill the fuel tank! When I first got my bike I didn't think there could be a way to screw this up and I was surprised after reading the forums here that it is possible.

If you over fill the tank you can clog the fuel canister/vent on the tank and possibly collapse the tank as you empty it by riding. If you look into the fuel filler you will see a "neck". Only fill to the bottom of the neck.

Good Luck,
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Yikes! Thanks for that tip Kevin. I can see me making that "innocent" mistake and crushing the tank! Wow. I would never have thought of that.
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Looks nice. Can't tell the difference in that and my 03. And I like the graphics, FWIW. I would like to add something to mine someday. Don't want to go too far with it though.

Enjoy your ride.
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I have a brand new Tall from mine if you would like a new windshield for a reasonably price. I would think it would work.

Depending I will also have a Cee Baily -6 that is all but new. I need to get my -6 Ice Blue on Euro cut and be sure I like it as well as the Clear I am running. I never look through a shield as I can not stand it, unless it is pouring down rain and even then it is one more layer after the face shield to look through.

Also not to be too nosy but what did you give for it?

Also did you get to see the welded area?



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Thanks guys.... and thanks for some ideas on windshields. True that OEM W/S are polycarbonate and most aftermarket are not? Either last longer? These are on the $$$ side (much more than the one on my ST!!). I don't want to make a mistake here. I guess the #1 thing I want in a shield is that it will create the most wind/noise protection for 2-up riding at highway speeds. After that, I guess moving the shield down for in-town and 1-up (??).

I see some like a short W/S (like many inches) - guess so their head is above the turbulant zone? I would think I would want same height as OEM? I do remember that I can easily see over it when I lower it. Are any W/S really "clear" enough to look through them as you ride?

Chip - what, where, how much???

I saw someone (here) putting on a titanium muffler on a farkled-out LT. Looked pretty sweet. Does it give better MPG? Sound better? Just a simple slip-on?

Clear turn signal lens... that sounds (er, looks) rather sweet!

And KIC - I would very much like those docs you are willing to send me. The binder idea is smart.

My thinking is that what I do to the bike, it's to make it a better grand tourer - better MPG, better comfort 2-up, better tire mileage, safer (more visibility for both others and for me), etc.

Jon

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I don't know that adding a chip and an aftermarket exhaust will gain you much in the MPG department. But that's been discussed here before and I don't want to start another thread on that.

But when you notice the MPG start to drop off, and you will over time, open the riders seat and pull the bottom fuse on the right hand fuse box as you sit on the bike. Leave it out for an hour or so. Put it back in, turn the bike on but don't start the engine and run the throttle from full closed to full open twice, turn the bike off. Then turn the bike on and start the engine and let it idle until the engine smooths out. This is call resetting the Throttle Position Sensor, TPS. The motronic will then relearn your riding habits and you should see your gas mileage go up depending on how hard you ride the bike. This reset is only good for the LTs from 1999 to 2004

The LT loves to be run in the 4000 RPM and up range. Don't be afraid to ride it there. In other words don't lug the bike in the 2000 to 3000 RPM range.

If you're looking for tire mileage then you only have one set of tires to look at and that is the Metzeler ME880s. Make sure that they are properly inflated and that doesn't mean what's in the manual because the pressure listed there is too low. The Hall of Wisdoms 42 for the front and 48 for the rear.

Windshields are a different. I think there are 4 aftermarket suppliers, ZTechnik, CeeBaileys, AeroFlow and Parabellum. The Ztechnik and I believe the AeroFlow only come in one size for the LT, while the CeeBaileys and Parabellum can be customized in height and other features. I don't ever like to ride solo looking through the windscreen, so I run the windshield up enough to take the buffeting off my helpmet but to let me look over the top edge. The only time I have had to ride looking through the windshield is with my wife on the back to take the buffeting off of her helmet.

I know that you have a ton of questions and we're here to answer, but you'll find a lot of your answers in the Hall of Wisdom or using the site's search feature. If you can't find it there then just ask away.

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I have a brand new Tall from mine if you would like a new windshield for a reasonably price. I would think it would work.

Depending I will also have a Cee Baily -6 that is all but new. I need to get my -6 Ice Blue on Euro cut and be sure I like it as well as the Clear I am running. I never look through a shield as I can not stand it, unless it is pouring down rain and even then it is one more layer after the face shield to look through.

Also not to be too nosy but what did you give for it?

Also did you get to see the welded area?
Lee,

I'm picking the bike up this Saturday, so if you are free this weekend (Sunday?), I can ride over to Harrisburg and show you the bike and I can see the W/S (s) you may have available. Supposed to be about 50 for a high.


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Steve,

Thanks for the warm welcome. All the folks here DEFINITELY were a key factor in my decision to consider BMW and pursue getting the LT.

That is a great solution to reset the computer-TPS when MPG falls! And to "use the RPM" capabilities of the engine makes sense too. What grade of fuel does this take?

The bike has new Metzelers - but I forgot to look at which model they are.

My wife will most likely want to have smooth airflow too. Sounds like I either need a non-cut windshield (or a higher one) that is CLEAR, or maybe there is a style that has curves or a lip that sends the turbulant air over her (and my) head?

Hall of Wisdom - sounds like a great place to park myself for awhile! Thanks for that link.

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Steve,

Thanks for the warm welcome. All the folks here DEFINITELY were a key factor in my decision to consider BMW and pursue getting the LT.

That is a great solution to reset the computer-TPS when MPG falls! And to "use the RPM" capabilities of the engine makes sense too. What grade of fuel does this take?

The bike has new Metzelers - but I forgot to look at which model they are.

My wife will most likely want to have smooth airflow too. Sounds like I either need a non-cut windshield (or a higher one) that is CLEAR, or maybe there is a style that has curves or a lip that sends the turbulant air over her (and my) head?

Hall of Wisdom - sounds like a great place to park myself for awhile! Thanks for that link.

Jon
She likes PREMIUM fuel. Some on threads here have sworn by low or mid-grade, but not for me.

I love my Metzeler 880's. They have changed up the compound a bit to make them a tad stickier (so I've heard). Long life to you, the bike, and the tires!

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I agree that she likes the higher octane. But I had no problem running old Red Rover on regular grade. If she started pinging during the summer, I'd go to premium. Don't know what I'll do on the new bike until I've ridden it some.

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getting the 99 k1200 ltc

hi guys im new to the community so go easy on me
i have a 99 lt & high octane is a must
has any of u had a lot of smoke coming out of exhaust on firing up
after being stood for a few days, i changed to high octane & it stopped
it was embarressing people walking past musta thought engine was shot
& as u will like me have found out side stand is poor feels as though it wants extending or something?
but i really love my scoot apart from the above niggles
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Not sure about Saturday as I am going down to Delaware to get my Cycle Pro XT floor lift. No worries though it is boxed and safe. It is the Tall Shield BMW charges extra for. If not Saturday maybe Sunday. Either way, it will not go anywhere until you have a chance to look at it.



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I'm picking the bike up this Saturday, so if you are free this weekend (Sunday?), I can ride over to Harrisburg and show you the bike and I can see the W/S (s) you may have available. Supposed to be about 50 for a high.


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Now for my 2 cents worth Parabellum shield is the only way to go. Will pay for itself in fuel savings. Link is http://www.parabellum.com and from their site, I quote
Shape Study
The factory BMW windshield starts off round at the fairing but quickly flattens out at the top creating a lot of turbulence and buffeting. It's so wide that you don't feel it, but the aerodynamic wake behind the bike is large and so is the air drag. The Parabellum K1200LT replacement windshield has a much rounder shape at the middle and top allowing the air to slip around the sides cleanly, allowing better fuel economy and less air drag.


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Unlike the factory BMW shield, all Parabellum windshields are fabricated from optically clear cast sheet (Lucite L), as opposed to more common cheaper extruded sheet. (Military aircraft specs are the cast sheet).


And then forget the chip go to the Black Hole page Link is http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/blackhol...0exhausts.html Read the whole page. Exhaust, and fuel rail with new injectors. Great sound plus more fuel savings.
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Jon,
Here's a suggestion:

Get a 3-ring binder
3 ring hole puncher
several reams of paper

Then be prepared to printout a zillion pieces of paper with all sorts of technical advice and pictures taken during repairs/modifications/suggestions. You will build a repair manual second to none. Just cut/copy and paste into a Word document, saved it to a file and print it out.

I have a bunch already saved in Word, if you want me to email them to you.
Great advice. I started doing this, mostly saved to my hard drive. Hey KIC, could I take you up on the offer of emailing those word files? Could be a huge time saver.

Jon, you'll love this forum. Great advice from some great people. I started on here while I was considering buying an LT last summer. Picked up my '02 in September and I love it. That's a pretty bike, love the color.

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hi guys im new to the community so go easy on me
i have a 99 lt & high octane is a must
has any of u had a lot of smoke coming out of exhaust on firing up
after being stood for a few days, i changed to high octane & it stopped
it was embarressing people walking past musta thought engine was shot
& as u will like me have found out side stand is poor feels as though it wants extending or something?
but i really love my scoot apart from the above niggles
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Hi Robert,

The smoke is a very common concern. There is nothing wrong with your bike and the smoke doesn't have anything to do with the octane of the fuel. If you want to eliminate the smoke just hold the bike upright for 20-30 seconds after you shut it off. You can then use the side stand without getting any smoke when you restart the bike.

I park on the side stand usually and I never wait for the oil to drain back into the sump prior to leaning the bike on the stand. My bike will smoke once in a while but usually not.

Also, make sure you have the engine in 1st gear and roll the bike forward against the compression prior to putting the bike on the side stand. If you don't the bike can roll forward slightly and the side stand will fold up and your bike will fall.

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& as u will like me have found out side stand is poor feels as though it wants extending or something?
There is a grease indent (I don't know what the technical term is but it is an "innie" as opposed to an "outie" grease fitting) and greasing the side stand makes all the difference in the feel. You need something like this to grease it with. Speedplay Grease Gun http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=5&minor=2
or Manitou Prep M Grease Gun
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Great looking bike! Nice color too. You'll love it!
After 32 years of riding other brands I finally bought my LT last year and instantly started wondering why I had waited so long.
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Great looking bike! Nice color too. You'll love it!
After 32 years of riding other brands I finally bought my LT last year and instantly started wondering why I had waited so long.
Thanks! It's HOME!!!!!! I picked it up late this morning - about 38 degrees out. There was snow and ice on the grass and in some gas stations but the roads were essentially clear and dry. Dealer put gas into so that I did not need to stop.

Plugged in my heated jacket liner and gloves and road the Interstate 110 miles back to home with my wife following. Temp got up to a balmy 43 when I drove down my street. The heated seat and grips are great!

From warnings about slow riding and braking, I made it without incident. THANKS TO ALL FOR THE INSIGHT!

Spent some time looking it over, doing a little cleaning, exploring, etc. Founf out (by trial and error) how to operate most of the radio, tape cassette, and CD changer system. The Rider Suppl. Manual was not included. :-( However, the Riders Manual and the Service and tech Manual (both rather tiny little things) were included.

Everything appears to work. I LOVE the cruise control. It's a real one! Not a throttle lock.

Tomorrow will be solo #2 (well, #3 if you count the test ride last week).

Hope that she gets along with her existing stable mate, my ST1100 (another great bike). I plan on keeping them both (for now).

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...Found out (by trial and error) how to operate most of the radio, tape cassette, and CD changer system. The Rider Suppl. Manual was not included. :-( However, the Riders Manual and the Service and tech Manual (both rather tiny little things) were included.
Have a look and see how well you guessed on the radio.

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Have a look and see how well you guessed on the radio.

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Wow!!! Super!!! Thank you! Looking quickly at the manual, I may have figured out about 50%.

Does this baby have weather on the radio????

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Yes, toggle between AM and Wx, by hitting the AM button. Enjoy your new ride.

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Hi Jon and welcome..

Don't forget to check your tire pressure religiously before you ride .. 42 front and 48 rear. Those metz tires will last when properly maintained. Also, check what type of battery you have. Many of us here use a battery tender. If you have the BMW gel battery, you will need a different tender then the gm or acid battery require.

With regard to fuel, this K engine is a high compression engine and REQUIRES premium fuel. It may seem to run ok on less, but I have already been this route and it ain't worth it...

With regard to windshields, you may want to check out the Cee Bailey #2. If you are less then 6' tall the -2 is probably right. It has a lip that turns up and helps alot with turbulance. They also offer it in a "wings" configuration which helps with wind on the side as well. I am going on my second and it is far superior to the stock shield.

I think the combination of an ST1300 and a K1200LT is just great !!!

Enjoy your new ride and ride safe!!!
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