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post #1 of 10 Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 5:12 pm Thread Starter
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Where to get new parts for repair?

Thanks to everyone's great help here I decided that I have to replace my starter relay. I am studying up on how to remove the plastics and find the relay.

#1 Do I have to REMOVE the gas tank to get at this starter relay?

#2 Where would you recommend I get the starter relay and is it a KIT or just a new relay?

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post #2 of 10 Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 5:19 pm
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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

I like Bob's BMW in maryland, good people and good service. They also stock parts I thought would have to be ordered.
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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

Try Denise at Bentonville cycles, Bentonville, AR. 479-273-1807. Personal service and fair prices.

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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

You got the parts info so I'll answer your other question. Yes, you do have to remove the tank. Make sure you find the post that tells you how to install the new relay. It's a little different so you have to bust off a chunk of plastic and attach a wire to an existing wire.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...+starter+relay

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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

Fuel filters are inexpensive compared to the time to take the tank off to replace the little bugger.

If I remember correctly the price of the kit to replace those defective starter relays will take your breath away?

I see a lot of LT being parted out on eBay. Consider asking one of the strippers how much for a relay?

I remember some people using a relay from a pick up truck--think they relocated it?

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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

Well. It suddenly occurred to me that a forum member was parting out his LT, a 99 or 00?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/shoswell/m.h...id=p4340.l2562

He might have the updated relay in his bike?

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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

You do have to take the tank off to replace the Relay. The early model LT's had a problem with the relay sticking open, and you can purchase a relay the cures that problem, but it costs about 3 times more too. I had mine stick when I let my battery get low one time. I suspect there are few dealers that are going to have that relay in stock, so you might try Indy BMW. I have had them order parts and ship them to me. If you need help replacing it, my buddy Billd and I live in Lafayette.
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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

BTW, since you have to take the tank off, it is a good time to replace the fuel filter, and replace the air cleaner. It is also easier to flush the radiator with the tank off, and if you haven't put quick disconnects on the fuel lines -- a good time to do so.
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If you need help replacing it, my buddy Billd and I live in Lafayette.
That is a very kind offer. Thank you! I figure I will use the late fall early winter time here to learn how to take this thing apart, fix what I need to, do the services that need done, then put her in storage until spring. However, when Spring comes around, we have got to get together for some riding!


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Re: Where to get new parts for repair?

if you elect to install an original style relay, you may consider using it as a pilot relay to run a ford starter relay to actually do the starting, thereby eliminating any future problems with contacts arcing and sticking on the oem starter relay. It's a pretty cheap and easy way to avoid a future problem.

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