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post #1 of 2 Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 9:21 am Thread Starter
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Hello all or Howdy y'all depending on where you hail. I have been riding for almost 50 years. Started on dirt and move to crotch rockets. I have just started my touring life this past Sunday. I have a 2001 K1200LT. I live near Tampa Florida. I would enjoy connecting with fellow Marines and other Veterans as well as anyone who enjoys riding. I look forward to hearing from you. Semper Fi, Paul.
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post #2 of 2 Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 10:44 am
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Welcome Paul, there are a few things you will want to look for on your new to you bike, mainly have the brake lines been updated from the OEM black rubber lines. The OEM lines deteriorated from the inside out so even if they may look good on the outside, they are an accident waiting to happen just when you need them most. The other thing would be the rubber lines inside the fuel tank. If they are still the OEM original rubber lines from build day, they were not designed to co exist with Ethanol and deteriorate much more rapidly and are subject to bursting which will leave you on the side of the road like someone hit a switch on the bike to shut it off. If your bike has quick disconnects for the fuel tank, the OEM ones were plastic and subject to cracking and leaking fuel posing a fire hazard. If those are still plastic, they should be updated with metal ones to make sure you don't go up in a puff of smoke. If you got good service history with the bike, you may be able to ascertain what has been done and what may still need to be addressed in the name of safety. You may be able to ask the seller what was done also if you still have access to him.
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