Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Muscatine, Iowa, United States
1999 1200LT Opinions
I have a 1999 that I purchased a few years back. It had a 46K miles on it, and the 48K service done up in Michigan. I have only put 3,800 miles on it.
I am thinking about putting some serious miles on this bike traveling back and forth from Indiana. After reading all of the threads on clutches, I decided it would be best to do the 5th gear test. I got it in 5th and "gunned" it. I had no slippage... or none that I recognized anyway. I also took a peak at the clutch fluid level, and it is right where it should be.
After reading the threads on clutches and their replacement, I actually think I might be over my head. I guess my questions are:
- Since it passed the 5th gear test, is there anything I should do or check
- In your opinion, would BMW's 48K service have uncovered clutch problems.
- Any thing I should look for regarding the final drive
The only known problem, is that my steering damper fluid started leaking. I have the parts to rebuild it, but I'm inclined to hold off on that until the winter.
My current plan, is to "go for it", but wanted opinions if there is anything I SHOULD DO before heading out.
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Last edited by pcgolfer; Jul 16th, 2012 at 10:42 pm.