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post #1 of 43 Old Feb 28th, 2012, 8:26 pm Thread Starter
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Newbie (here) considering a 1999 K1200LT

Hi all, I've been riding for a while: started with a 650CSR Kawasaki in the early eighties; switched to a 94 Harley Heritage Classic, then an 03 BMW R1150R and now a 03 Harley Sportster I've had converted to an old school rigid bobber (which will be with me till the day I can't ride). I have my eye on a 1999 K1200LT with 61K miles and am hoping all y'all can give me an idea of what to be on the look out for with this bike....any known 'gotcha's' or some problem consistent with this particular year.

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The 99 is a good bike, as are all years of the LT. Maintenance records are helpful, a list of what has been replaced/serviced. Has the bike been stored for a while? If so, any fuel stabilizer added? How does it run? Normal bike stuff.

Final drive is one of the big buggers, and clutch and/or slave problems can also be a real PITA (and expensive if you do not do it yourself). Brake lines have been an issue for some LTs, and climate band as well as indoor or outdoor storage can be a factor.

There are many here who have forgotten more than I know about wrenching an LT, and some of them will likely chime in on this thread. You can also check the Hall of Wisdom and technical documents on tho site, and the search feature may also be quite handy to you.

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These should bring you up to speed:

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=and now a 03 Harley Sportster I've had converted to an old school rigid bobber (which will be with me till the day I can't ride). =

Thanks in advance!
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You've got the right idea about that Sportster, Bill - hang on to that baby. I wish I still had mine. It was my first motorcycle, a '60 XLCH that I customized (rigid and raked) beyond rideability. It looked great and sounded even better. I would love to have it now to fire it up and blast down to the cantina and back. For anything further though, I gotta have the LT.

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Welcome aboard Bill. I think Tony & Bob have pretty well covered your questions. There is a lot of reading material on this forum and if you can't find what you are looking for, just ask. Members here are not short on opinions and advice. I like my 99 just fine and a plus for me is that it DOES NOT have integrated brake system. Makes things much simpler. Best wishes

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Most LT's 2003 or newer don't have the rear drive failure concern.

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And, if you do a pre-emptive rebuild [less than $100 with local member assistance or with instructions from this web sight] you'll likely have no problems with the final drive. Mines a 2000...also non-linked brakes and simpler abs and no servo assist...all positive points to me.

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The bike has 98,000 KMs on it and I love it! I put 21,000KM on my 99 and so far I had to replace 1 front brake line, fork seals and starter relay due to old style welding itself in the on position. Easy to work on when you get past all the plastic.
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Hey! Thanks all, I've been tied up with some family issues & would have thanked y'all sooner. Well, between the family stuff and my waffling about whether or not I should buy it....someone else bought it (1999 with 61K miles $5995) I see another one 2000 K1200Lt-S with 48K miles $6995. I'm thinking I want to find a 'C'ustom primarily for the heated seat since one of the primary reasons for buying the bike is to increase the number of days I ride (I don't mind riding in the rain except my current bike has no front fender or windscreen, nor do I mind riding in the cold (live in Cleveland, Ohio) a fairing & heated seat will make it more comfortable).

I am primarily searching Ebay and Cycletrader online for bikes....any other sources that anyone would recommend?

Thanks again all!
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The classifieds on this site. Good luck.

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Hey! Thanks all, I've been tied up with some family issues & would have thanked y'all sooner. Well, between the family stuff and my waffling about whether or not I should buy it....someone else bought it (1999 with 61K miles $5995) I see another one 2000 K1200Lt-S with 48K miles $6995. I'm thinking I want to find a 'C'ustom primarily for the heated seat since one of the primary reasons for buying the bike is to increase the number of days I ride (I don't mind riding in the rain except my current bike has no front fender or windscreen, nor do I mind riding in the cold (live in Cleveland, Ohio) a fairing & heated seat will make it more comfortable).

I am primarily searching Ebay and Cycletrader online for bikes....any other sources that anyone would recommend?

Thanks again all!
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Hey! Thanks all, I've been tied up with some family issues & would have thanked y'all sooner. Well, between the family stuff and my waffling about whether or not I should buy it....someone else bought it (1999 with 61K miles $5995) I see another one 2000 K1200Lt-S with 48K miles $6995. I'm thinking I want to find a 'C'ustom primarily for the heated seat since one of the primary reasons for buying the bike is to increase the number of days I ride (I don't mind riding in the rain except my current bike has no front fender or windscreen, nor do I mind riding in the cold (live in Cleveland, Ohio) a fairing & heated seat will make it more comfortable).

I am primarily searching Ebay and Cycletrader online for bikes....any other sources that anyone would recommend?

Thanks again all!
Based on what others have been posting, those prices seem a little on the high side. Check the classified on this site, and there is also craigslist.

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I ride mine daily year round except for the very few days we have ice or snow on the roads. We do get some rain here in the Portland, OR area and as long as the idiots in the cages roll along at 15 mph or so I don't get wet. Unbelievable weather protection. Being able to lower the wind screen in the summer for increased airflow is a big help too.

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Hey! Thanks all, I've been tied up with some family issues & would have thanked y'all sooner. Well, between the family stuff and my waffling about whether or not I should buy it....someone else bought it (1999 with 61K miles $5995) I see another one 2000 K1200Lt-S with 48K miles $6995. I'm thinking I want to find a 'C'ustom primarily for the heated seat since one of the primary reasons for buying the bike is to increase the number of days I ride (I don't mind riding in the rain except my current bike has no front fender or windscreen, nor do I mind riding in the cold (live in Cleveland, Ohio) a fairing & heated seat will make it more comfortable).

I am primarily searching Ebay and Cycletrader online for bikes....any other sources that anyone would recommend?

Thanks again all!

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Hey! Thanks all, I've been tied up with some family issues & would have thanked y'all sooner. Well, between the family stuff and my waffling about whether or not I should buy it....someone else bought it (1999 with 61K miles $5995) I see another one 2000 K1200Lt-S with 48K miles $6995. I'm thinking I want to find a 'C'ustom primarily for the heated seat since one of the primary reasons for buying the bike is to increase the number of days I ride (I don't mind riding in the rain except my current bike has no front fender or windscreen, nor do I mind riding in the cold (live in Cleveland, Ohio) a fairing & heated seat will make it more comfortable).

I am primarily searching Ebay and Cycletrader online for bikes....any other sources that anyone would recommend?

Thanks again all!

I hate it that you didn't get the bike, however it may be that your loss was in fact my gain. This sounds like the bike I just bought from All Seasons two weeks ago. I've put about a hundred miles on it so far and after 23yrs of Harleys, I'm lovin it. Can't wait for the regular warmer temps.... Best wishes on your search.
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This sounds like the bike I just bought from All Seasons two weeks ago. I've put about a hundred miles on it so far and after 23yrs of Harleys, I'm lovin it.
A hundred miles in two weeks??? Typical H-D rider!

That is what a typical LT rider does BEFORE even stopping for that first cup of coffee. I bet you were able to cover eight or nine biker's bars for cold brewskies in those hundred miles, though.

Kidding aside, welcome to the neighborhood from one former Harley driver to another. I DO miss my FLHRCI, she was a one of a kind beauty. I love my LTs, though, the sure are a one of a kind riding machine.

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Well, NO cold brewskies here. It's still 34 degrees in the mornings with a couple days in those two weeks hitting 45 or up. Now if I lived in Texas, I'd ride 200 miles each way to work everyday on this beast. Never would have happened on the HOG. I tried to get with my other three local K1200 owners and found 1 still had his bike in storage; 1 was here at work with me and the other... Was on his way back from Texas on his bike.
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Ya mine is still in under cover in the garage. Can't wait for spring. Or at least more than one warm hour in a row. Crazy Ohio weather. Warm rainy, sunny cold , warm windy, then snow.

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Well, I am making a little trip next wekend to take a look at another 1999 with the intent of making a purchase!!!
Re: a hundred miles or so in two weeks...hell! I put about 100 mi (round trip) the last time I had my rigid out....told the wife I was going out for a beer
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I hate it that you didn't get the bike, however it may be that your loss was in fact my gain. This sounds like the bike I just bought from All Seasons two weeks ago. I've put about a hundred miles on it so far and after 23yrs of Harleys, I'm lovin it. Can't wait for the regular warmer temps.... Best wishes on your search.
Yep, Tim, I do believe that was the bike! I just waffled too long...good for you Tim! What do you think of the dealer (All Seasons)?
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Based on what others have been posting, those prices seem a little on the high side. Check the classified on this site, and there is also craigslist.
recommending this site for lower prices is too funny!
Along that note, allow me to digress for a brief moment- the way this site does their classifieds is absurd. There should be a way to delete the ad once the item is sold. Should be way too easy!

Now then, back to topic: I found my 99 K1200LT recently, practically in my backyard, and I think I used it with www.searchtempest.com, which is really cool in that it's a search engine to look at all craigslists within a given radius. It also gives related ebay ads and amazon ads, if desired. you can look from 25 miles to any distance. I've found this to be by far the best way to gauge what the market is at least asking for, price wise. I had intended to fly in and ride out. Matter of fact, that's how I found my 08 anniversary wideglide w/ 409 miles back in May 2010 up in Michigan.

don't know which trim package, but my 99 LT has heated grips, chrome mirrors and covers, intercom, CB, cassette, and 6 CD changer, along with the other standard equipment. bought it w/ just over 36K miles, and good tires for $5,000. Paint is good- no major scratches, and everything works on it, including the final drive and reverse.
Even has the various little manuals and tool kit.

There was even a bonus of six pretty good CDs already loaded, including one of my favorite artists- Gary Stewart (I copied the CDs and had the wife mail the originals back to the seller).

Only con is no heated seats, but I live in Texas, and seats are too easy to change.

Oh, the seller was just as nice and easy to deal with as one could ask for. I was out of the country at the time, but he held it for a $500 deposit till I showed up two weeks later to test drive it, pay him his asking price and drive off into the warm January Texas sky.

I would have liked the extra features of the newer ones, such as the integrated brakes and electric kickstand, but as others have mentioned, I realized sooner or later this stuff would break, and I'd be pitching a fit to beat the band (and this is before you factor in the price of replacement parts).

In conclusion, I'm ecstatic. I got a very good deal with the bells and whistles (ya'll call them farkels?) I wanted most.

Moral of the story- there are deals out there if you're patient and willing to travel- with my last bike, it was only 100 miles round trip.
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Yep, Tim, I do believe that was the bike! I just waffled too long...good for you Tim! What do you think of the dealer (All Seasons)?

I actually bought this bike on Feb 16th. It took them forever to take down the add.

I was pleased with All Seasons. They even let me use their trailer to take the bike home. I live 40 miles away and agreed to bring it back that evening. They didn't even bat an eye.

Hope you get the next one.
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recommending this site for lower prices is too funny!
Along that note, allow me to digress for a brief moment- the way this site does their classifieds is absurd. There should be a way to delete the ad once the item is sold. Should be way too easy!
HEADLINE: Free Member Gripes About Free Classified Ads

Ads can be marked as sold, easy as can be. Granted, the link is not as obvious as it could be (icon only), but rolling the mouse over the icons under the ad allow for multiple functions, including flagging as sold.

As for prices, while many users may list their bikes at prices higher than you think they are worth, how else might one know of the bike, or accessory for that matter, being available if not listed elsewhere. The final price is always agreed upon between buyer and seller. It would not surprise me is most items listed for sale sell below the original asking price. Depends on how motivated the buyer and seller are to consummate the deal.

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I am primarily searching Ebay and Cycletrader online for bikes....any other sources that anyone would recommend?

Thanks again all!

Try using www.searchtempest.com It is a tool that amplifies the search tools of craigslist. I use it often.

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Whoo Hoo! Think I've found it! One of the fine members here reached out to me with a offer to sell their 1999 K1200LT. I just reserved a U-haul trailer (5x9 with ramp and built in motorcycle wheel chock) for this weekend to drive down to the Eastern seaboard of Virginia and check it out....."Happy dance!"
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Try using www.searchtempest.com It is a tool that amplifies the search tools of craigslist. I use it often.

Hmmmm Seems like I mentioned the same thing two posts back- just not as concise.

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Whoo Hoo! Think I've found it! One of the fine members here reached out to me with a offer to sell their 1999 K1200LT. I just reserved a U-haul trailer (5x9 with ramp and built in motorcycle wheel chock) for this weekend to drive down to the Eastern seaboard of Virginia and check it out....."Happy dance!"

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I thought I would follow-up on this post since there are several new Ohio owners posting. We (my husband bought it- I found it and search online for info and tips) just brought home a 2001 custom with the heated seats(one of those really want to have on my list) It has 53,000 miles and we found it in Hartville from a private owner. This is my husbands first motorcycle, we have a burgman 400 now. Some friends are into touring and since both kids are now in college we decided to do some fun things for ourselves. We are so excited! We live in Lexington so maybe we will see the person from Mansfield out and about.

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Whoo Hoo! Think I've found it! One of the fine members here reached out to me with a offer to sell their 1999 K1200LT. I just reserved a U-haul trailer (5x9 with ramp and built in motorcycle wheel chock) for this weekend to drive down to the Eastern seaboard of Virginia and check it out....."Happy dance!"

Bill,

Down to the Triumph and hack only?

I don't think I am allowed to talk to you anymore.

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You are a good wife for helping your husband find an LT! Now that I think of it there just might be a little something in it for you too. Especially if you've spent some time on the back of the Burgmann! You will both love the room and comfort of the LT. Just give him a little time to get used to the weight and handling. When you first start riding one they are intimidating due to the sheer size! They are large but really nothing to fear. I rode mine with the sidecar on it for 3 weeks before I finally got up enough nerve to ride it on 2 wheels. What a difference! I still use the sidecar if I need the extra carrying capacity or if someone fears the "tipping qualities" of 2 wheels. Have a great time with your new ride!
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You are a good wife for helping your husband find an LT! Now that I think of it there just might be a little something in it for you too" Especially if you've spent some time on the back of the Burgmann! You will both love the room and comfort of the LT. Just give him a little time to get used to the weight and handling. When you first start riding one the are intimidating do the sheer size! They are large but really nothing to fear. I rode mine with the sidecar on it for 3 weeks before I finally got up enough nerve to ride it on 2 wheels. What a difference! I still use the sidecar if I need the extra carrying capacity or if someone fears the "tipping qualities" of 2 wheels. Have a great time with your new ride!

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Down to the Triumph and hack only?

I don't think I am allowed to talk to you anymore.
That is correct Glenn.
And, of course you are allowed to talk to me anymore
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I finished up all the farkle installations except my Cee Bailey windshield (not here yet),

I guess a trip to your neck of the woods is in order, sooner rather than later.

Maybe lunch at Something Different?

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Hello, everyone!

I just joined the community last night and was reading this thread today. I sent a message to Boatzo a few minutes ago to tell him that I live across the river from him in Irvington and am going to be the proud owner of a 2000 1200LT on March 30. I was looking forward to riding with him until I just read where he sold the bike. I still hope we get to meet and he can help me with tips to let me get to know the new bike better. I used to have an '85 K100RT but that was 200 pounds lighter and I was also younger. This is a great website!

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One thing you need to know about Bill is........... He has a lift! BTW he still rides, just not on an LT.

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I just joined the community last night and was reading this thread today. I sent a message to Boatzo a few minutes ago to tell him that I live across the river from him in Irvington and am going to be the proud owner of a 2000 1200LT on March 30. I was looking forward to riding with him until I just read where he sold the bike. I still hope we get to meet and he can help me with tips to let me get to know the new bike better. I used to have an '85 K100RT but that was 200 pounds lighter and I was also younger. This is a great website!

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Thought I'd chime in here as I sold my '99 K12LT Custom with 88k. I only had one major issue with it, had to replace the clutch at about 75k+/-. Other than that, I just put gas, oil and tires into it with the occasional tuneup. I think the valves only had to be adjusted once (I bought it with 20k on it). I really liked the LT, but decided to go with something lighter. The other problem with that bike was that I'd head to the store and 300 miles later call home to say I'd be a little late.....

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Hi Bob and welcome to the forum. I answered your PMs and you are welcome to use my lift if you can get your border pass punched to come across the bridge . You will find this forum very friendly and informative, especially when it comes to wrenching. I am looking forward to meeting you and chewing the fat.

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That is correct Glenn.
And, of course you are allowed to talk to me anymore
Bill, bsndscm is the proud new owner of Delilah, my knee and hip just couldn't handle the weight anymore.
I am anxiously looking forward to this Friday when she will be delivered to my doorstep!
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I guess now I am just chopped liver?

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Why do you think that just now?

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Come on Glenn, I'll still go to the BBQ joint with you, just not on the LT

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