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Some service questions from a Newbie

Hi all, my turn to ask some questions on the 02 LTC.

Bike I bought has 16.5K on the clock.

My questions are:

1) Is there a need to "lube" the clutch splines on these bikes? I know that older beemers required this. I.e. my 85 K

2) Would it be wise to pull the slave cylinder and drill the weep hole or just ride it until around 40 K and then replace the slave cylinder at that time?

3) Is there any indicator lights to show if the heated seats are on? I have looked through the owners manual and did not find any reference to them.

4) Final drive bearings: Since I have both the 85 K and the 02 LT should these final drives sound similar when turning them by hand and listening with an automotive stethoscope?

5) Any tech sessions planned in the northern Illinois area?

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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 8:16 am
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Hi all, my turn to ask some questions on the 02 LTC.

Bike I bought has 16.5K on the clock.

My questions are:

1) Is there a need to "lube" the clutch splines on these bikes? I know that older beemers required this. I.e. my 85 K

No splines to lube on this bike.

2) Would it be wise to pull the slave cylinder and drill the weep hole or just ride it until around 40 K and then replace the slave cylinder at that time?

My advice would be just ride it, my Lt has 60k and no slave cylinder problems. But if you feel comfortable doing that then by all means do so. I'm the kind of person who rides it till it needs fixing.

3) Is there any indicator lights to show if the heated seats are on? I have looked through the owners manual and did not find any reference to them.

No indicator lights for the heated seats. There is a company who makes a kit you can install for the heat indicator for both seats. I can't remember the link.

4) Final drive bearings: Since I have both the 85 K and the 02 LT should these final drives sound similar when turning them by hand and listening with an automotive stethoscope?

Don't know the answer to that and I'm not sure it would tell you anything anyway. Some rear drives last a long time and others do not. The majority of the drives last a pretty good time. Just keep and eye on it and switch to synthetic gear oil and change it frequently since it is so easy to do so. I change my rear drive fluid every 3 to 4 k just for the hell of it.

5) Any tech sessions planned in the northern Illinois area?

Big tech session planned at CCR06 in Brasselton, Ga. Love to have you there in August. Ride safe!
Watch the forums for tech session posts, one will turn up soon.

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The company that makes the LED seat heater indicator is The Electrical Connection, www.electricalconnection.com. $24.95 on the website.

I noticed that the newer BMWs include this on the dashboard LED display. Cool.
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I've got an 05 and I haven't noticed any such display. I must be missing something. Can you advise just where to look for an indicator that the heated seats are activated?
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I have 06 LT never heard of this indictor?
Ditto....

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Hi all, my turn to ask some questions on the 02 LTC.

Bike I bought has 16.5K on the clock.

My questions are:
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2) Would it be wise to pull the slave cylinder and drill the weep hole or just ride it until around 40 K and then replace the slave cylinder at that time?
Since I have been the recipient of 2 failed slaves, and the resulting 2 replaced clutches, My recommendation has been to just replace the slave at 60-72K as a PM measure. Some have failed before that mileage, but the chances of a faillure after 60 K is HIGH! In fact, my failures were at 4,500 miles and again at around 85,000. To me well worth the time to replace it and avoid the MUCH more work intensive and expensive clutch replacement. I certainly advise drilling the drain hole anytime a slave cylinder is removed.

When we did Ken Meese's at a little over 60,000 miles, it was showing signs of impending failure, already leaking a little.

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Thanks all for the info. I guess i will "Ride the Darn thing"

Is the Electrical connection heated seat indicators a plug and play or is there a requirement to cut and paste wires?

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