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post #1 of 12 Old Jan 9th, 2017, 8:29 am Thread Starter
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Hello all,

Right now I'm in the market for K1200LT, in the area where I live (Jakarta, Indonesia) those LT is quite rare, currently there are only 4-5 units available on the market and all of them is 99 LT, with various condition and most of them is low milage (below 23k KM).

I've been doing research about this bike (mostly in this forum, tons of info), I also already consulting with a BMW specialist mechanic that formerly work at BMW Motorrad Indonesia (now he open a private workshop not so far away from my home) so in the future he will handle my bike for maintenance routine and repairing according to authorize workshop standard.

I did testing the LT a week ago, my first impression it was top heavy only when I put my foot down, so the solution is never put down my feet on the ground til I reach my destination (lol). But when it's moving, instantly I made the decision to own one, my frame is quite big for Asian (187cm/90kg), mostly I'm doing for city riding (goin to the mall, hang out, etc) and doing big trip (2 up with the wife) hopefully once a year (my first trip is riding to Bali Island - 1.200km distance from Jakarta).

And for daily riding (my home and my office is only 1KM away) the traffic in Jakarta is one of the toughest traffic in world, lots (millions) of moped and scooter, an my riding style is quite agressive. And also the weather is very humid (tropical) around 37-40c. And also I'm quite familiar with German auto (I do own and maintain various Mercedes Benz from the last 10 years, from the oldest w108 350SEL 1971 til W221 S300 2008) I just love the S Class because it's so comfort, spacious, luxury and that's is what I saw in BMW K1200LT (and because Mercedes Benz didn't make Motorcycle haha).

So, thanks for letting me join this forum. I'm looking forward ride the LT real soon (already made an offer for a few LT in here)
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post #2 of 12 Old Jan 9th, 2017, 9:33 am
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Welcome to the forum from Sugar Hill, GA USA.

The LT is a great riding bike even if it has a few flaws to overcome as do all bikes of this age. Good luck in your search and I hope you can find a good one with a service history and new brake lines.

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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!

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Welcome from Oz.... good luck finding the "right" one... doesn't sound like a lot to pick from

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You're new to BMW but you start with one of the best BMW motorcycles ! I tried the K100RS in the past and have already kept a very good souvenir of how smooth the 4-cylinder engine was !! Good luck on finding your BMW !
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Welcome. Do you really want a heavy large motorcycle for city traffic and only one or two kilometers drive? An 18 year old bike will need many parts replaced, the brake hoses, the crankcase vent hoses, probably the rear main seal and Oring. Please keep us informed on the hunt.
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Hello riders,
I do need second opinion from experienced LT owners about some unit that is available locally.

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1999 LT, Paint is mostly original, the knee pad is no longer leather but painted in carbon pattern, reverse is normal, never been in accident, clutch is never replaced, 23k km, current owner only had this bike for less than a year, previous owner seems like taking care of this bike, service history.
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Brake pads, ball joint, tires
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The one on the left.
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Full service record, own few BMW motorcycle, owned this LT for almost a decade, big trip only, highest mileage (40k km), broken antenna, reverse not working (module issue), lots of spareparts, right underseat fairing cracks, good tires, original clutch, original shocks (a bit sag), original paint, spare keys, full opt( heated everywhere and chromed everywhere), start easily, modded exhaust
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Never ridden for the last 3 years, annually serviced by mechanic, great condition, lowest mileage (13k km), no problem with electrical and en engine, but have no idea about suspension, tires, bushings, mountings, and bearing.
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Welcome to the forum from Sugar Hill, GA USA.

The LT is a great riding bike even if it has a few flaws to overcome as do all bikes of this age. Good luck in your search and I hope you can find a good one with a service history and new brake lines.
Thanks for the welcome,

Most of the bikes is already replaced the original brake lines, but I cannot find spiegler brake line available locally, only Hel brake line is available does anyone has tried that before?

Thanks
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Welcome from Oz.... good luck finding the "right" one... doesn't sound like a lot to pick from
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Hi,

Like Mercedes always said "das beste oder nicht" it's too bad Mercedes didn't make Motorcycle haha.. but I don't want to spend my time riding motorcycle less than the best.

Thank you for the warm welcome
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Welcome. Do you really want a heavy large motorcycle for city traffic and only one or two kilometers drive? An 18 year old bike will need many parts replaced, the brake hoses, the crankcase vent hoses, probably the rear main seal and Oring. Please keep us informed on the hunt.
Hi beech,

I certainly want this motorcycle, it's not something that I need for my transportation, but I kinda need something to fed my hobby. Will do looking the suggestions you said.

Thank you for your welcome
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