Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
Re: Seeking advice on what to look for in a used LT
I would say, buy a one owner with all service records, looks decent and have someone that knows the bike, look it over. Looks like some pretty decent bikes for sale on this forum. Just depends what you want to spend.
We bought not knowing a thing about any BMW bike, never even looked at one prior. Pd $7500 for a 99LT last Nov, ended up putting $4k in parts, dealer servicing and many weeks of my own time. Needed shocks $1400, tires, windshield, brakes, battery, Motolights, HID low beam (a must IMO).......long list. Trunk handle just broke, another $300. Had I any idea, I would have bought a GW or none at all.
It looked nice, ran well - so we thought, and just bought what was at the time, the only one we saw and had an opportunity to drive.
If you don't have a garage, not inclined to wrench, you need $$$$.
Other than that, it is a great bike to ride, more so two up.
Just read the posts for a few weeks. You will get a good idea what goes wrong with this model and what they cost to fix.
Best of luck in your search!