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post #1 of 15 Old Jul 25th, 2009, 8:51 pm Thread Starter
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Hi everyone. I just bought a 2000 K1200LT today. It has 25,000 miles on it and it looks practically brand new. I rode it around (Virginia) today, and it is an amazing bike! My other bike is a Suzuki V-Strom DL 650, so this is a huge difference! Anyway, I wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I've been told that this is a great site, and I'm looking forward to meeting people and learning lots of stuff from all of you LT veterans.

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post #2 of 15 Old Jul 25th, 2009, 9:01 pm
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Welcome! Nice bike!!

You will love this bike, I know I love mine!

This is a great site, lots of great folks and great advice. And LOTS of LT knowledge.

Get ready to spend all your extra cash on farkles. The farklization never ends.

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post #3 of 15 Old Jul 25th, 2009, 11:55 pm
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Greetings,
Welcome and enjoy the vast knowledge base present here. If you have a repair issue, the solution is here.

I also have a 2000 LT, I purchased 2 years ago w/5500 miles and pristine. Now we have 28k and loving every minute on the road. Basic maintenance and regular oil changes keep the ride dependable.

In the past 50 years I have had numerous bikes but none have come close to the ride of this KLT. Just back from Ventura, CA area and the temps were showing 113 on the heat gauge, no problem with the engine temp.

I could go on but welcome, enjoy and happy/safe riding.

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Get ready to spend all your extra cash on farkles. The farklization never ends.
+1 on this! My LT is a 2001, which I have had for a few years. From the looks of your picture, you have some "toys" to add. You'll love it though, and as you add each farkle, you'll become even more in love with that bike!

You're going to love this site, as essentially anything you'll ever need to know about the bike is located here, and you'll make some great friends to boot.

Brian
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
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Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
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post #5 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 8:21 am
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Welcome, Tim!

Plan on this site being your new "second job": you can spend as much time as you want - reading, learning, and participating. Lots of good info and good people here!

Howard Schisler
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post #6 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 9:53 am
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Welcome from S. Florida!

A hardy welcome from S. Florida! Nice looking bike!
Practice, practice, practice, have fun, be safe!

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das beautimus.... lots of farkle opportunities!!
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post #8 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 11:30 am
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Loverly bike, I must say. And I love that color.
Welcome to the forum. This site is priceless. The only problem I have now because of this site is, I have problems keeping up with my email. Spend lots of time on here, & basically put email on ignore. My bad!

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post #9 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 12:48 pm
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Welcome to the forum Tim. That is a great color. I'm a new owner & member myself and have found this site to be a wealth of info. Do you know if the 24k service was done before you got the bike?
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post #10 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 1:51 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks, bamarider. Yes, the 24,000 mile service was done before I got it... but it was done almost three years ago! The bike had only been ridden around 540 miles in the past three years. Thanks also to everyone else for the welcome!
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post #11 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 3:20 pm
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Congratulations on your new LT. You will love it. I just returned from a 4000 mile trip on mine, love it, it spoils me and will continue to do so I hope. This site has been tremendously helpful to me when I needed either farkles or road/weather information. Everyone just pitches in, so if I can be of any service please let me know.

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post #12 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 4:55 pm
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Hi Tim and welcome!

I still consider myself as a novice. I rode some when I was young (40 years ago). Now 58.

Went to the MSF school. Learned that I had no clue as to how to ride a motorcycle.

Rented a V-strom 650 over several months. Great bike, by the way.

Bought the exact same scooter you did. Same year. same color. About the same miles. It scared me at first. Wouldn't ask my wife to go with for 6 months.

Now, I'm so happy I bought the K1200LT. What a great machine. Put 6000 miles on her in 1 year. Still have to pay attention at low speeds in parking lots.

Dropped her twice. Once putting her up on the center stand wearing gym shoes while washing her. No damage. The next time standing still on a sloped parking lot at a national park with my wife on the back. She just stepped off like I told her to before her first ride. Again no damage. The point is, it seems that almost everyone drops this bike and almost every time it's when standing still. She is a bit top heavy.

Changed the wind screen to the ZTechnik and did an engine and final drive oil change. Had an issue with the cruise control. Easy fix thanks to the great folks on the forum.

You won't regret your decision.

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post #13 of 15 Old Jul 26th, 2009, 10:53 pm
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You really won't know what a fabulous bike you have until you attend a CCR......care to join us?

Jeff in Myrtle Beach
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post #14 of 15 Old Mar 16th, 2012, 7:34 pm
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Hello all I am also a newby to the BMW LT family. My name is Charlie and I live in Fremont,Ca. Last month I bought my first BMW LT a 2006 with 31,000 miles. I would not have known what to look for in the bike if it were not for this great and informative organization. Many thanks to all who contribute,I am looking forward to riding this great bike and meeting many of the members, My previous bikes were a Honda Night Hawk and a HD FLHTC, This LT is fantastic. my LT Storm Grey Metallic
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post #15 of 15 Old Mar 17th, 2012, 9:32 am
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Welcome Charlie!

You certainly resurrected an old 2009 post!
Your bike is the same as mine and we love it! Lot of members from CA. Post some pics when you learn to navigate the forum, lots of GREAT tech stuff can be found via the search feature.
Be safe...

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