Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
Re: 48k Maintenance 2000LT
We have a 99. I debated for some time what to do at the 45k, and asked a LOT of questions from people that have been there.
I changed filters and fluids, new shocks, autoswitch for the Motolights, should have installed TWO 30" sections of HP BMW fuel hose and metal unions instead of the plastic (allows you to move the fuel tank around should you need to do other work without having to disconnect the lines, and HAVE the ends crimped by the dealer), fixed many poor wiring jobs done previously, found a number of bad parts in the process, and have run at least six tanks of high concentrations of Sea Foam fuel cleaner through.
The problems I was having with RMP fluctuations have stopped. The first of the day stalling has stopped, at least for now.......won't know for sure until daily temps get into the low 40's or below.
The bike runs much better. I get 43 two up, 48 when I follow my buddy on his Triumph. 41 if I am running above 6.5k rpm's for any period of time.
I did not do the valves, and have talked to more than a few that have not found a need to do so at that mileage. If I had the money, I would have, just so I would have known if it needed it.
Also disconnected the canister lines. No need to remove it.
Needed a new battery after just 18 months, which was a BMW battery.
Dealer stated clutch fluid was like new.
With no money to waste, did all that was necessary, and the bike is running really well.
I found all the foam type grease washers missing on the shift linkage, and the lock pins were badly bent out of shape. Only a matter of time till they would have let lose.
Added the HID low bean, THE best investment made on the bike.