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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 3:52 pm Thread Starter
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I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

I'm a newbie to the forum and am looking for how to find out which classification my K1200LT is? Unfortunately I have to sell my bike due to a bad back. While looking at Kelly Blue Book for the bikes value; it list (3) options. They all state K1200LTA ABS with either an I, S, or C. The (S) classification value is roughly $700 dollars less in value. I can't find these classifications anywhere on the bike or title. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

I also have 2 technical questions, but am not sure if I post here or try and find each category.

1. Hissing noise when applying the brakes (started overnight). Pads are good and no metal to metal. Rotors aren't glass smooth, but just slightly ridged.

2. Hard to get into 1st (or 2nd) gear from neutral. I've read some of the post on this before becoming a member. A technician said this could be as simple as air in the master cylinder? Is that even related or is it just a product of a dry clutch as most of the members have stated.

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Re: I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

All LTs are "hard" to get into 1st or second--it's normal.

Hissing sound is pretty common also. Try running her up to 50-60 and then standing on the brakes a few times.

S-standard, C-custom; don't remember what I stood for? in between? Maybe intercom?

What was standard changed over the years.

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Re: I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

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All LTs are "hard" to get into 1st or second--it's normal.

Hissing sound is pretty common also. Try running her up to 50-60 and then standing on the brakes a few times.

S-standard, C-custom; don't remember what I stood for? in between? Maybe intercom?

What was standard changed over the years.

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All LTs are "hard" to get into 1st or second--it's normal.

Hissing sound is pretty common also. Try running her up to 50-60 and then standing on the brakes a few times.

S-standard, C-custom; don't remember what I stood for? in between? Maybe intercom?

What was standard changed over the years.

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Wow! That was fast! You guys are great!

I'll give the stand on the brakes and see if that does the trick.

Thanks for the info. on the S, & C. I wish I knew how to find out which mine was, as the value is different for each. Much less if you have an S. I have a 1999 K1200LTA with 29,000 miles in what I call good shape. It has some scratches and minor dings from a tip over before I had it. Other than that, it's in great shape. Don't know how much to start at? I paid $5500 for it a couple years ago. Guy had to make a balloon payment on his house, so I think I got it at a decent price.

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Re: I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

Do you have chrome on the bike. If so then you have a Custom for the 99 year.

If you have no chrome but have a trip computer you have an icon

Otherwise you most likely have a standard.

I am sure there are other things to look at but these would be the main tip off of what model.

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Re: I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

This old article may explain the differences too: http://www.motorbyte.com/mmm/pages/2...s/review49.htm

Look down near the picture of the dash like you were sitting on it.

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Re: I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

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Do you have chrome on the bike. If so then you have a Custom for the 99 year.

If you have no chrome but have a trip computer you have an icon

Otherwise you most likely have a standard.

I am sure there are other things to look at but these would be the main tip off of what model.

No Chrome, but I do have a Trip Computer. It has pretty much every option available (except heated seats). Don't know if that's a special order item or just not on that year?

Any idea what Icon stand for or means?

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Re: I, C, or S Classification ~ K1200LTA

Don't know what our Berlin friends were thinking when they used Icon for a model name but I did notice that you live in Washougal. I live in E. Vancouver so am less than 10 miles away.

PM me and we can get together, do a little riding, maintenance, etc. I have an oil change due on mine this week. Sometimes easier to do your own if you've seen it done once,

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