Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: New to forum
Howdy from Tucson
On my 00, if the rear reservoir gets just a little low, it starts blinking..
Its s a little difficult to get the the reservoir But, its a simple DIY,
The black cap poops off. There is a black diaphragm inside the neck. If I remember correctly, add fluid 'till the diaphragm touches the fluid.
Brake fluid must be DOT4. Same fro the clutch.
As always, brake fluid eats paint.
On our bikes, 99 and 00 it is easy to change both the front and rear brake fluid. It is also to change the clutch fluid.
If your bike hasn't had the rubber brake lines replaced, plan on doing that very soon. Fortunately, with separate font and back brake systems, on can go out and we can still brake.
Many times the crackly sound from the speakers can be fixed by taking the male and female connectors apart, for both front and rear, cleaning them with DeOxit or ProGold, and coating the pins with electrical grease (from an automotive store).
The 00s and 99s didn't come stock with a crash pan to protect the trany. You NEED!! one.
You will want to see if the defective designed starter relay and computer chip for the engine have been replaced. The stock relay will fuse shut if the batt voltage drops too low. The computer chip cause a hesitation when temps hit the 80s and up. The hesitation is around 2.2K RPM? Most anoying when making a right and or left hand turn into traffic.
Always keep the front wheel straight at low speeds. If not, you'll dump her. I've never been able to put my back to her when she's on her side and then push her upright with my legs.
My rear tany seal has been seeping since 02? I drilled a weep hole to make sure the drips would come out easily.
I bought “Speed Bleeders” to make changing the brake and clutch fluid easy. Two for the front and a different size for the rear; don't remember which size for the clutch.
Removing the tupperware with out an electric screw driver is a boring.
If the face on the radio is white, you can remove the white film with denatured alcohol and a Q-tip.
Oh!! If your top box latch hasn't broken, remove one of the two closure pins. If you don't the handle will break. No stock replacement handle for BMW.
I use BMW Max's on line parts pixs to look at exploded diagrams for many of the different.
I bought my 00 without heated seats. My 00 has the wiring harness fro heated seats, so I bought used ones. Your 99 might not have the connections for heated seats?
It's easy to change all of the fluids. But its a PITA because of all the stuff we have to remove.
Initially, I bought Paul Sale's?? tapes (for a VCR) to help me through normal maintenance.
Looking forward to hearing reports of you having a permanent smile when you ride her.
One day my wife told me that if I wanted her to keep riding with me, we needed a bike more comfortable than my HD.
We selected the LT.
The first thing I noticed was that I didn't have to compensate when I hit a bump while cornering.
I had to practice to get used to the anti lock brakes.
I used to have to stop riding my HD when temps went over 95F and under 50F. With my LT I ride all year long now.
Best from Tucson
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