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post #1 of 2 Old Nov 15th, 2016, 5:44 pm Thread Starter
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Another new LT rider

Just bought an 2001 LT after riding beside one for several years.
I recently retired and in May we moved to Black Canyon City, Arizona which is just north of Phoenix on I-17.
We lived in Phoenix 18 years ago and moved back because we like it here and I enjoy the riding in this area. It has grown some since then but we are outside the city now so it isn't as big an impact to us.

I just bought a shop manual today for the K1200 and have a lot to learn. Will probably be leaning on you folks for help when I get stumped. Have been reading some of the posts and it seems like a knowledgeable and friendly forum. Hope to talk to and ride with some of you in the near future.
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post #2 of 2 Old Nov 15th, 2016, 8:19 pm
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Re: Another new LT rider

Welcome Steve, from Sugar Hill, GA. Seeing you already have the manual, hopefully the Clymer manual, make sure you take a look at Kirk's service and info videos. A wealth of information for the DIY kind of guy or gal.

For an 01, I would say the very first thing to check out is the brake lines. If they are stock and 15 years old, they are an accident waiting to happen and they burst at the most inopportune times. OEM are more expensive than the Spiegler stainles braided set available as a kit from distributors or direct from Spiegler.

The rest of it we can go through as you get to know your own specifics. See if you can post a picture.

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1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
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