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post #1 of 25 Old Jan 27th, 2013, 10:10 am Thread Starter
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Hey all I have been looking at a 1999 Bmw K1200LT it has about 58k it looks to be in good shape the final drive has been rebuilt once and everything works...any suggestions on what to look at when i go there to purchase it??? I think the Price is fair at $5300....So any thoughts or advice is much appericated Thanks in advance
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The only thing I can think of is: a better price..
A service history, if available would be good. Actually if everything on it does infact work, no signs of leaks and runs good. Take it for a ride, these babies are Heavy heavy bikes, if it feels good, runs good, buy it and you'll be good too.

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So you think the price is to high????
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So you think the price is to high????
Welcome to the forum, Paul. I'm thinking that the price is probably on the high side for a '99 with those miles and because of that it is a little more than I would want to pay, but if it doesn't bother you then go for it. When you test ride it be sure that the clutch is not slipping - that would be a pretty expensive repair if you have to add that onto any purchase price, high or low.

I hope I haven't confused you. My experience with 2 LT's is that they are the best motorcycles that I have ever owned, hands down. My wife would agree.

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So you think the price is to high????
I think it depends on what kind of extras it has (that you actually want). If it's just a plain LT with no extras, $5,400 is on the high side.

On the other hand if it already has some things that you would like such as rear armrests, windshield upgrade (or better yet come with a few), peg extenders, j-pegs or mick-o-pegs, floorboards and so on then it might not be bad. Each one of those would be worth a couple hundred bucks to buy yourself - of course if you want any of them.

As far as what to look for: make sure the clutch isn't slipping, look for oil/fluids where they shouldn't be (owner has probably cleaned anything up), make sure that the ABS lights blink at startup and then turn off after a few feet of travel (you should hear an audible click below your butt after a few feet) and check the DOT code on the tires to make sure that they are not more than a few years old and that they have good tread left - at that price there is no reason why you should have to put new rubber under it. Also check all the gadgets and doodads to make sure they all work as you would with any vehicle purchase.

Otherwise I think the price is reasonable for a well maintained and responsibly ridden bike, if there are any signs to the contrary I would either whittle him way down or walk away.

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Well its a k1200 LTC heat grips and seat 6 dish changer high way pegs back up back reat pia lights.....just not sure
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Well I guess that one is out of the hunt seller sold it out from underneath me Bummer.....If anyone knows of a LT in Nc SC Ga area I have cash and ready to buy
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You can find one at a better price.

Things to consider:
condition of tires--expensive to replace
when were the shocks last replaced--expensive putting new shocks in
have therubber brake lines been replaced with steel ones yet
when is the next service and which one?--replacing the fuel filter is time consuming as if the air filter.
Easy to visually inspect how much brake pad is left--extremely easy to replace brake pads
is the handle on the trunl broken--most have
look at the crash bracket protecting the trany--is it caked with oil? look at the intersection of the bell housing and engine for an oli leak
turn the radio on to hear if there is any distortion, or speakers not working

Don't worry if either tire hasn't worn evenly, ie has high and low spots on the outer edges--common--everything is OK

Ask what LT specific tools you will get with the bike; extra oil filters, air filter, duel filter, spark plugs, valve cover gasket. Crush rings for changing the trany fluid, O-rings for changing the oil filter. If they won't be riding any more, does their left over helmet fit you?

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Have you checked what dealers have in inventory?

If we get a patch of warm wx you might be able to buy in texas and ride home?

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Well I guess that one is out of the hunt seller sold it out from underneath me Bummer.....If anyone knows of a LT in Nc SC Ga area I have cash and ready to buy
Hi there! just so happens, i'm on the serious side of selling my '02. I'm in Atanta area (Roswell). i just gave notice to the company and am retiring (@69 in March).

I am the 3rd owner-bought her in mid June. she's like mint with about 28k.for $7500.00. everything is perfect. there's one small invisible piece of the rear floorboard latch that's cracked but it in no way affects anything. new tires, 6 changer, CB, both wired and wireless comm with all cables, Champagne and Silver, custom windshild, fog lights, modified, heated seats (with padding), heated grips, 2 medium helmets-1=shoei cant think of the other, both wired.

The downside is that i won't have time to do anything until i return after leaving the job. the company is in TN and i'm leaving Wed to go up and get my things and pass the hammer.

if you're interested let me know here, and i'll try to put together a comprehensive list for you. i don't want to waste my time this week otherwise.

oh, and welcome!! you can see her in the photo thread

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Son of a GUN!

I was scanning looking for J-pegs and found this 2002 at the local dealership:
http://www.reachoo.com/ads/98841448

Here is one at MAX BMW in CT:
http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2...00LT-108130627

A great 2005 for about the same price in FL"
http://www.reachoo.com/ads/97597524

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nice looking and a good price. hope everything else is as good!

forgot to mention
1 3x mens mesh armor jacket-new
1 large ladies fabric armor jacket-new-never worn.
Armrests,
new front brake cables

they sure are a good looking and riding bike!

damn. stomach upset now that i've publicized my situation.

Dang. oh well. if someone can enjoy her, i can put the $'s back in to savings. with no retirement money put away, we're going to be sucking wind in a couple of years. need to prepare now.

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Thanks BecketMA for the links.....Your screen name is a town near where I grew up....Mycamel your bike sounds good but i'm a little short in the cash area its been a rough year here if I can figure something out I will let you know
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Not at all a problem! thanks for prompting me to go ahead. My wife has told me i probably will need the cash so............... .

hope you find what you want. The My Camel sure fits your needs though

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If i had the amount you where asking I would be there and take her off your hands but don't have that much right now
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i completely understand!

let me know if things change. you can PM me here. click in the Private Messages message just above and on the right of the thread window if things change.

Regards!

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Paul, I have a '99 that I purchased two years ago. It was the plain Jane model without the trip computer and all the extra chrome. But it was/is in excellent shape with just a couple of scratches. Came with a Backup backrest, and Moto Lites installed and had relatively good tires on it. The odometer was at 18,924 miles and it was a one owner. He was careful with his bike and had just traded it for a newer BMW.

The dealer wanted me to give them an offer after I rode it and really to get them off my case I told them that they would have to replace the yellowed and crazed windshield with a new one. They said they could get me a ZTechnic which they carried. So...I offered them $4,200 out the door dollars if they put on a new windshield. They all got that really scary look on their faces but the manager called the owner and talked a bit and then said it was a deal. So I came out of that smelling like a rose.

The bike now has 57,3xx miles on it and has been a super great ride. I just don't ride the 2002 GL1800 anymore and have it for sale.

Good luck with your purchase.

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n-thing the price is high, last year I bought 02 with 5k miles for $6500, just one more datapoint
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N-T You might consider my nice champagne 2002 GL1800. I'm in Valdosta, GA Bike is loaded with only 74k miles. Lots of Kury chrome and lights on bags and trunk and everything on front forks as far as lights. You really can be seen on this bike. Zumo 450 GPS and radar detector come with it.

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n-thing the price is high, last year I bought 02 with 5k miles for $6500, just one more datapoint
condition, condition, condition, options, options, options and enough miles to not concern about some of the premee issue that occur on some of the bikes like brakes, clutch, FD

just sayin

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N-T You might consider my nice champagne 2002 GL1800. I'm in Valdosta, GA Bike is loaded with only 74k miles. Lots of Kury chrome and lights on bags and trunk and everything on front forks as far as lights. You really can be seen on this bike. Zumo 450 GPS and radar detector come with it.

Just a thought.
i loved my ACE Tourers (all 3) but i LOVE my LT! and that's the truthppppppphhhhhhhhh (Lilly Tomlin)

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Search around in different locations, there are many fine folks here that are willing to go look at bikes for others. might find a better deal and be able to fly to the bike, pick it up and ride it back home.
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N-T You might consider my nice champagne 2002 GL1800. I'm in Valdosta, GA Bike is loaded with only 74k miles. Lots of Kury chrome and lights on bags and trunk and everything on front forks as far as lights. You really can be seen on this bike. Zumo 450 GPS and radar detector come with it.

Just a thought.

Hmm, how much? I am getting sick of all the dang quirks of the LT.... Love to go back to a Japanese bike....

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what quirks?
you turn off the alarm system
you turn the key and you unlock it
you push starter button
you put gas in it every once in awhile (47 MPG)
you turn on the 5 CD changer, radio, CB.......
you turn on the butt and hand warmers
you go
you shift into gears
you stop
you park

everything works flawlessly

Just sayin'......

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... Anybody know anything about the Gold 2007 K1200LT for sale from dealer "Motorcycles of Miami ? Previous owner maybe here ?

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