I'm currently shopping for an LT, too... can you explain what is the "FD" issue? What should I look for, when I'm at the dealer?
As for the clutch, is it enough to make a short ride and see if the clutch slips/stutters (maybe forcing the clutch a little bit) or is there any better way to know if it's worn/defective?
How you can look for leaking seals & dirty brake fluid without dismounting half bike, which is not something I'm allowed to do at a typical BMW dealer
There's plenty of bikes here with a full record of service operations and a 1-year warranty (standard in Italy from all dealers) which should hopefully cover the major issues.
I'm looking for an older model, though: 2002 or 2003 will allow for a 7-9000€ price range, which is the money I'd like to spend. The bikes I found so far have usually a fair amount of miles (30k to 50k): will this be a problem in your experience, or is this a bike that runs for a high mileage with no troubles?
I made up my mind for an LT after testing the RT and GT (see thread here
) and finding that neither of them are really "perfect". I loved them both, but I didn't like the boxer engine in the RT and the riding position / wind protection of the GT was acceptable but not as good as the RT/LT.
Therefore, since I'm seldom riding the bike in the city, but using it on motorways most of the time, all year long as a real car's replacement for commuting, I decided to look for an LT. Maybe one with lower price (hence the choice of '02 or '03 models) for a start.
I hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but adding more information