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post #1 of 5 Old Jan 17th, 2009, 6:40 pm Thread Starter
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K1200LT pronlems and repairs

I have had an 01 LT for tweo years now and I love it. However, there are some issues with it I need to address, and thank goodness, I went to the bike show here last night and a BMW club had a guy there with an LT and he really helped me and steered me to this site.
1. on cold starting, with the bike on the side stand, it would smoke a lot. I was told that this is normla for the K because of the horizontal cylinders and oil seeping into the chamber over time and burns off when statrted. Is this true and normal?
2. last year, on cold starts, I thought I smeeled fuel until warm. It got worse and then I started it one last ime in the garage before storing it and a puddle of fuel had formed under the engine. Is this the fuel connector problem an O ring problem I see on here? Should I fix it or get my dealer to fix it under the recall I saw on here?
3. Headlight quit on vacation last summer while riding I5 through Seattle at night. I thought it was the bulb but I see a post on here that it could be the ground. Is it easy to diagnose and fix?
4. rear brake noise. Just before I come to a stop, the brake has a high pitch squeel. I clenaed it but didn't help. Any ideas?
5. power winshield sometimes won't work. siwtch or motor or??

also, it now has 50 ooo KM on it, should I change the plugs? and is there oil, fuel, and air filters available at auto parts stores? Know the part #'s in fram, purolator etc?

Kevin
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post #2 of 5 Old Jan 17th, 2009, 6:57 pm
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Re: K1200LT pronlems and repairs

1. YES! Normal.

2. Also possible cracks in plastic male fuel connectors, replace with metal. Can you see where it is leaking from?

3. How do you know its not the bulb? if it isn't it may be the ground wire.

4. Normal, live with it or change pads and or rotor.

5. Switch or Motor or Mechanical arms needs lube. Does it not work at high speeds?

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Re: K1200LT pronlems and repairs

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1. YES! Normal.

2. Also possible cracks in plastic male fuel connectors, replace with metal. Can you see where it is leaking from?

3. How do you know its not the bulb? if it isn't it may be the ground wire.

4. Normal, live with it or change pads and or rotor.

5. Switch or Motor or Mechanical arms needs lube. Does it not work at high speeds?
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post #4 of 5 Old Jan 17th, 2009, 7:09 pm
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Re: K1200LT pronlems and repairs

Attached is my parts list in comma delimited format.

Better fix that fuel line leak before your bike or your garage/house goes up in flames.

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post #5 of 5 Old Jan 17th, 2009, 7:49 pm
 
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Re: K1200LT pronlems and repairs

The smoke on start up all depends on shut down......
If you shut it off by putting the side stand down while in 1st gear, holding the bike up and leaning a little to the right while turning off the switch and pulling off your cloves, and maybe taking of your helmet, then leaning it over on the side stand I don't think you will ever see smoke on the next startup.
Works for me.
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