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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 11th, 2017, 4:41 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for letting me in.

Hi all
last winter I bought A K1200GT now I've found a 1999 K1200LT with 22k it's been sitting for years. Changing all fluids, flushing gas system, new tires any suggestion on tires?
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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 11th, 2017, 6:26 pm
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Re: Thanks for letting me in.

First post and you ask about tires!!! Just Kidding! Welcome from Alabama, The Beautiful!

For longest life, most run the Metzler 888 (880) front and the 'Stone BT20(?) rear. As you have a '99, there are more options, including radials.

You will find MANY threads and options here with a little searching!


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post #3 of 4 Old Aug 11th, 2017, 9:57 pm
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The biggest safety issue on a 99 would be the OEM brake lines. Those definitely need to go if they have not been replaced. They deteriorate from the inside out and can burst any time. Spiegler makes a good stainless braided set for the LT that is less than replacing again with OEM and far better. Also, be aware of the flexible fuel lines inside the tank. Those are attacked by the ethanol and also blow out causing no fuel to the injector rail. replace those with appropriate submersible fuel line OEM or after market or use the Euro Motoelectric flexible nylon lines to avoid the ethanol issue entirely.

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post #4 of 4 Old Aug 11th, 2017, 11:57 pm
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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!

I have no experience with LTs, so listen to the smart guys who have already offered their advice.

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