Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Manhasset, NY, USA
Re: Should this Bolt be Loose?
Thanks Mike for the reassurance that the bolt should be tight. My brother and I went over the entire frame of the LT and found other loose bolts - I guess the dealer forgot to torque them to specs.
It's a good thing BMW overbuilds the bike, the loose bolts didn't cause any noticeable problems when riding, imagine if you had that problem with some other brand bikes.
Lesson learned - as much as I would like to trust a dealer that I pay a premium price for work done - next time I'll check all the possible items that could have been neglected.
Mexicoboy and Linton: concerning the CPU/ Rhine West chip. Yes a Rhine West chip was installed by me and the stock exhaust was kept. At the same time I installed iridium spark plugs, removed the air temperature sensor, and replaced the "wet" K&N air filter with the original BMW (Mann) paper element. The combination gives me smoother accelaration and the bike keeps on pulling without any hesitation whatsoever, I guess some would say a "better linear performance". I keep up with my brothers' K1600GT (except when he sometimes cracks his throttle - I don't think that many vehicles could keep up with him - but I try, and the LT keeps pouring on the speed). Oh did I mention, a clean bike always seems to go faster.
2000 K LT