I'm going to agree with most of what my friend BecketMa has said, but...
I still have the OEM brake lines on my 2000 with 80+K miles. No problems. YMMV
In northern climes the hot weather hesitation isn't a big deal IMO, the fix is to unplug the airbox temp sensor. No need to change the bike's computer, although that was done to a number of bikes.
I am still using the original starter relay. If you battery gets low, don't try to start with a weak battery. If it cranks slowly, stop trying. Keep the bike on a battery tender during periods when you are not riding much. No need to change the starter relay. YMMV
"Cannister-ectomy", throttle cable upgrade, speedbleeders all good suggestions.
Your bike may already have this stuff done.
Feeding audio with a cassette adaptar is a simple way to get sat. radio or IPOD into the bike's system.
Learning to do the maintenance is a money saver and make you more "one with the bike".
Originally Posted by BecketMa
Here you go:
"For the 2000LT you want to make sure it has had the defective chip in the computer change to one that does not have hesitation during hot wx; make sure the stock defective starter was changed; make sure the crash pan for the tranny was installed. Look carefully for seepage where the clutch housing meets the tranny.
Oooooh! The speedo, by design, reads too high. Doing 80 on the speedo meat I was going around 72. This is a simple mod to fix that. However it takes a long time to strip the panels of to get to the back of the speedo.
BMW came out with “new” cables for the throttle, new rear disc to help get rid of the screeeeaching from braking.
If it still has rubber brake lines those MUST be replaced. Most go with steel lines. Figure on replacing the stock shocks every 22K or so. Count on replacing the stock low beam with a HID.
Make sure the cruise control works. It’s a real PITA to track down why it doesn’t work.
The stock seat got me wiggling around after 30 mins or so.
Since the front and rear brakes aren’t linked, changing the brake fluid is easy.
The first thing I did to mine was getting Speed bleeders for mine.
I took out the CD changer, use a cassette adapter and run my IPod into it.
Yup. The plastic screen on the radio fogs up. There are many posts on how to clear it up.
Changing the rear pads to “HH sintered?” improves braking and possibly gets rid of the brake screech?
2000s came with a stock tool kit—very handy.
You’ll find an answer to just about any question you come up with on this site.
Best from Gorham Maine.
Ooooooh!! The 24K maintenance is EXPENSIVE!! It involves taking the gas tank off. Easy to do but the time it takes to remove all of the panels and then put them back on is a black hole that you shovel time into.
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