Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Looking at a 2002 K1200LT
You will want to look for tell tale signs that the prior owner dumped his ride:
look carefully at the gasket/seal between the engine and clutch bell housing for any sign that it is wet. This indicates either a leaking trany or engine seal, very expensive to fix. If there is a leak there, the crash pan and plate covering the oil filter will trap dust in the oil.
Open the trunk, and look carefully at the latching pins. Any sign of ware on their underside indicates the latching mechanism will soon brake; replacing the latch runs about $300 from a forum member. Otherwise, you have to buy a new lower trunk.
You must stop the LT with the front wheel STRAIGHT!
If you buy it, be prepared to scratch your need to go riding over the next mountain and around the next corner.
Bob 0h 0h LT
"He was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena, and the style of a poison toad." H. S. Thompson