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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 28th, 2019, 1:30 pm Thread Starter
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Hello, 'Im Mark from Roseville, Ca.

I'm considering buying a '02 K1200LT.

I presently own-
'07 DL650
'62 Honda C200
'75 Norton Interstate
'73 Honda CB500
'74 Yamaha DT360
'75 Bultaco 143 Frontera
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Hello Mark, welcome to the forum. The LT is a wonderful road bike even if it requires some TLC. If you are good with a wrench, you can do well with one.

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2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced


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Hello Mark, welcome to the forum. The LT is a wonderful road bike even if it requires some TLC. If you are good with a wrench, you can do well with one.
Hello, I noticed you own a 74 TX750, My first job out of high school I was working at Yamaha International is Buena Park when those came out in '73. You must have got the bugs worked out, the '73's had a few problems.
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Hello, I noticed you own a 74 TX750, My first job out of high school I was working at Yamaha International is Buena Park when those came out in '73. You must have got the bugs worked out, the '73's had a few problems.
I had the engine apart to fix something which I don't remember what at this time but I had to deal with that omni phase balancer in putting it back together. 3 weights of different sizes, chain driven and spinning in opposite directions. Strangest thing I have seen to date but I got it timed up and running again. It was a real power house. Also, the first dry sump i had experienced and made the mistake of checking and filling the oil with the engine off. It wasn't long before it was pumping all that extra oil out onto the back tire. I spun out pulling into Northern VA Community College and got up to find my head a few inches away from the front bumper of a mustang that was just barely able to not run me over. Pulled it over to the grass and dumped out the excess oil. Fun times. It was much lighter and faster than the LT. I didn't own it very long before I traded it for a Dodge D100 truck.
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2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced


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I see you were ATGATT back then
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I see you were ATGATT back then
Was young and stupid but never like the Harley and the like riders with no protection at all. I did have a leather jacket and a helmet and gloves. The photo ( Polaroid ) was for show of my first real street bike and I never rode in flip-flops. I am better now as at least some wisdom came with age.

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2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced


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