Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Maintainence K1200LT 99
I do fluid changes, new plugs, new filters, and checking the "valve" gap in my garage, usually in Dec or Jan.
The only tools I had to buy for the LT came from an auto parts store, "cap" to remove the oil filter, and large allen wrench to remove the plug to drain the transmission.
But, I did buy speed bleeders to make changing the clutch and break lines easier.
Consider calling places you consider using and asking what their total price is for 12K and 24K maintanence.
If your 99 still has rubber brake lines, they will leak. I replaced mine with flex steel lines when the front line had a pin hole in it.
Your 99 and my 00 can with defective computer chips and a defective designed starter relay and without a crash pan for the trany. You will want to verify new ones have been installed.
Oh!! I almost forgot, the speedo, by design always reads 10% higher than your actual speed. However, the odometer is accurate.
There is an easy, but time consuming fix to get the speedo spot on. But, it involves soldering a tiny jumper wire connecting two point on a printed circuit board using miniature components--you need a low wattage iron with a small tip.
When you remove the tank to install a new fuel filter or when you pull the tank back to install a new air filter consider cleaning the speaker connectors with a cleaner and then using electrical grease on them before re connecting the plug and jack. Do the same for the rear speaker connections.
I finally got around to buying HID lights for the high and low beams; the LT low beam is good up to around 15 mph.
There is an odity when you disconnect the battery. When re connected, turn the key on, open and close the throttle two times, turn her of and then proceed to start her normally.
I also have a box PIAA lights to install at the same time.
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