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As a relatively new K1200LT owner, I would like to learn as much as possible about the upkeep of this big girl. I've done the fluid changes and repaired the fuel line QD that sprayed gas all over my right boot but with almost 23,000 miles I'm approaching the magic 24,000 mile maintenance. I have a large garage and plenty of parking if we have a guru ready, willing and able to lead. I do not have a lift.
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Holly Moly,
I read this post in the AM, and now in the PM still no replies. Watsamatta U my friends in the Banana Belt? (Flatlanders, you do know what the "Banana Belt" is, huh?)

BigGeo, you are welcome to come up here to the deep south of Vermont, put your bike on my lift and we'll do a 24K service. Here's hoping you get a better offer closer to home..... my little shop of horrors is down right scary to those who don't understand the Vermont state of mind.
But if you choose to do so, we'll get 'er done. What year is that bike again? (I'm better with pre-05s).



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As a relatively new K1200LT owner, I would like to learn as much as possible about the upkeep of this big girl. I've done the fluid changes and repaired the fuel line QD that sprayed gas all over my right boot but with almost 23,000 miles I'm approaching the magic 24,000 mile maintenance. I have a large garage and plenty of parking if we have a guru ready, willing and able to lead. I do not have a lift.
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I am not a guru, but did my own 12k service. I wouldn't mind a tech session, I need to change the brake fluid on mine.

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I'll stand by my offer to host a tech session.
I've never done a post-05 brake service and don't know the details of the procedure. I did see part of the process done during CCR 08 tech session. There is a special wrench for bleeding the ABS contoller, that's something I could fabricate if we had the correct wrench to start with.
My shop is small, room for only one bike at a time, and it gets crowded in there in a hurry so if more than one bike it would have to be outside and bad weather would put a damper on that.
But those restrictions considered, I'd be happy to host a 24K BMW "Inspection" including, gas, air, oil filters, valve check (adj if needed). Problem with adjustment is cam followers (buckets) may be needed that are not on hand. I've a few of 'em, AJ's Cycle is 30 minutes away and might have what's needed but no guarantees there either. It is possible to determine a need to change buckets and not have 'em, resulting in putting the bike back together for the road and bucket change later.
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That is a great offer. Count me in. I replaced the tranny and FD fluid 4000 miles ago and the oil (with synthetic) 5000 miles ago. I believe they should be ok.
Thanks again for the offer. I'm pretty flexible on day and time.
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That is a great offer. Count me in. I replaced the tranny and FD fluid 4000 miles ago and the oil (with synthetic) 5000 miles ago. I believe they should be ok.
Thanks again for the offer. I'm pretty flexible on day and time.
Okay, let's pick a Sat, I'm pretty flexible on most Saturdays. Also, that way if we need buckets there's a chance a quick run down to AJs will fix us up. I have a few buckets and I know of a few others locally.
If oil and lubes have already been done or can be done earlier that's great; time is better spent getting the plastic off and doing the "deeper" stuff.

Let's say April 25th and if rain is forecast we'll postpone.

Anyone else interested in joining us?

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I'm game, but April 24th is a Friday. If you're holding it on a Saturday, I won't be able to make it until May 16.

Oh well, next time!

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Okay, let's pick a Sat, I'm pretty flexible on most Saturdays. Also, that way if we need buckets there's a chance a quick run down to AJs will fix us up. I have a few buckets and I know of a few others locally.
If oil and lubes have already been done or can be done earlier that's great; time is better spent getting the plastic off and doing the "deeper" stuff.

Let's say April 24th and if rain is forecast we'll postpone.

Anyone else interested in joining us?
Curtis,

I have a bunch of buckets as well. I can ship them to you or if I can make the tech session I will bring them with me.

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I just edited my post to change 24 to 25th. (my mistake... I meant Saturday).

Any other votes for postpone to 16th May?. That's only two weeks before Ride Vermont 09. I'd like to accomodate all interested.... but we may what to get 'er done before May.

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I'm game, but April 24th is a Friday. If you're holding it on a Saturday, I won't be able to make it until May 16.

Oh well, next time!
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Curtis,

I have a bunch of buckets as well. I can ship them to you or if I can make the tech session I will bring them with me.

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Great, Thanks!
Hope you can make it.
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There is a special wrench for bleeding the ABS contoller, that's something I could fabricate if we had the correct wrench to start with.
Curtis the tool makes it easier but a regular old 7 mm wrench will work just fine.

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Hey Curtis, What about if the Friday of the BBD weekend we can do one, maybe if folks do not make it the dates suggested. I am mechanic deficient but I can pass tools, bring stuff, drink beer, and eat. I can also stop for supplies in my way and give you encouragement just a suggestion


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Curtis the tool makes it easier but a regular old 7 mm wrench will work just fine.
Thanks John.
IIRC the tool was basically a 7mm closed end tack welded at 90 degrees to the handle, with a T handle on the end for leverage, or something like that? Cut and weld would take only a few minutes. Would that save enough time to make it worth the effort?
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Hey Curtis, What about if the Friday of the BBD weekend we can do one, maybe if folks do not make it the dates suggested. I am mechanic deficient but I can pass tools, bring stuff, drink beer, and eat. I can also stop for supplies in my way and give you encouragement just a suggestion
We could do something the Friday of BBD weekend, but I'd rather not get into a full tupperware removal/valve adj. on that day.
(I don't want any grease under my fingernails for the Friday night soiree!)
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We could do something the Friday of BBD weekend, but I'd rather not get into a full tupperware removal/valve adj. on that day.
(I don't want any grease under my fingernails for the Friday night soiree!)
Curtis if I remember right we can say that oil will fly in your shop even if not intending it too.


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Curtis if I remember right we can say that oil will fly in your shop even if not intending it too.
Q: "Do you always spill that much oil?!"
A: "Well, yeah.... mostly I do."

Little shop of horrors, you know.
(So far, I haven't dropped anybody's bike off my lift but my own.)

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The 24th sounds good to me. Just let me know what I need to bring to do the brake fluid change. I can definatley help with the 24k service on the other bike.

Oh yeah, Curtis, where in VT? I am in the seacoast area of NH, just want to figure out how far away you are.

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Q: "Do you always spill that much oil?!"
A: "Well, yeah.... mostly I do."

Little shop of horrors, you know.
(So far, I haven't dropped anybody's bike off my lift but my own.)

As part of informed consent for anyone bringing a bike into my shop the attached thread is required reading. The Goober Award is still displayed in my shop.

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For your entertainment (at my expense).
My new Harbor Freight bike lift.
My collectable, rebuilt 1974 R90S on the lift doing final tweaking after hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars invested.
This bike is on the lift, in the garage with the lift in the full up position.
I decided it was time to take the R90S off and put the KLT on the lift to install the Ohlins, do the clutch slave thing, etc.
Recent snow storm made shoveling a path necessary.
So..... I hit the garage door button to open the door and turned to start shoveling the path needed to back the bike out.
Some kind of noise made me turn to look.....
just in time to see my 74 R90S fall from the lift (fully raised) and land upside down on the garage floor.
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I hadn't lowered the lift.
The garage door caught the fairing.
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Gotta get some more Ginko Biloba, or something to improve blood flow to my brain.
Jeez Louise......
Back on eBay looking for 74 R90S parts.

Chagrined in the deep south of Vermont.

I do remember that, it was an unfortunate accident. Now is kind of funny but then was not! I was a little worried when we did my oil change in my LT before the first BBD VT adventure but it was a job well done . A little messy but excellent


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The 24th sounds good to me. Just let me know what I need to bring to do the brake fluid change. I can definatley help with the 24k service on the other bike.

Oh yeah, Curtis, where in VT? I am in the seacoast area of NH, just want to figure out how far away you are.
Just across the river from Keene. A couple of miles from exit 2 on I-91.
Bring the brake fluid you need.
Printed procedure for fluid change on your bike. My service manual addresses pre-05 only. I'd be nice to have the procedure written up. If you have the procedure and the fluid, I've got the tools.
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I just edited my post to change 24 to 25th. (my mistake... I meant Saturday).

Any other votes for postpone to 16th May?. That's only two weeks before Ride Vermont 09. I'd like to accomodate all interested.... but we may what to get 'er done before May.
Curtis,

I appreciate you willing to postpone to May 16, but don't hold off on my account. As of right now, that date is open for me, however I may still book something for that weekend. I'd hate to have everybody wait on my account, and in the end not make it anyway.

All I need is a tranny fluid change. It's the only thing I couldn't understand when doing my 12k service over the winter. (I wasn't too worried because I figured I'd wait for a tech session sooner or later - and I'm sure another will come up sooner or later!)

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As of right now, that date is open for me, however I may still book something for that weekend. I'd hate to have everybody wait on my account, and in the end not make it anyway.
HA!!! See what I mean!?!?!? I just booked an event for May 16!

Have fun guys! I'll see you on May 29th!!!

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Just let me know the date and place. I had some practice taking off the right side tupper when my right boot got sprayed with gas when the QD let go. I've got 5500 on my synthetic oil and don't know how long that should last. Any thoughts?
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I'll stand by my offer to host a tech session.
I've never done a post-05 brake service and don't know the details of the procedure. I did see part of the process done during CCR 08 tech session. There is a special wrench for bleeding the ABS contoller, that's something I could fabricate if we had the correct wrench to start with.
My shop is small, room for only one bike at a time, and it gets crowded in there in a hurry so if more than one bike it would have to be outside and bad weather would put a damper on that.
But those restrictions considered, I'd be happy to host a 24K BMW "Inspection" including, gas, air, oil filters, valve check (adj if needed). Problem with adjustment is cam followers (buckets) may be needed that are not on hand. I've a few of 'em, AJ's Cycle is 30 minutes away and might have what's needed but no guarantees there either. It is possible to determine a need to change buckets and not have 'em, resulting in putting the bike back together for the road and bucket change later.
I was unable to check postings yesterday has there been a set date and time for this N/E tech session?? Hey, I know the business end of the tools and would like to understand the inners of the 05 LT, have maintenance manual and can bring whatever is needed..

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I was unable to check postings yesterday has there been a set date and time for this N/E tech session?? Hey, I know the business end of the tools and would like to understand the inners of the 05 LT, have maintenance manual and can bring whatever is needed..

I don't think it is definate yet, but looks like April 25th. Not sure of a time, I guess Charlie VT would have deterine that as it is his house

I just picked up a Clymers yesterday, took a ride up to White horse press.

Now the important question, what are doing for lunch?

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I don't think it is definate yet, but looks like April 25th. Not sure of a time, I guess Charlie VT would have deterine that as it is his house

I just picked up a Clymers yesterday, took a ride up to White horse press.

Now the important question, what are doing for lunch?

If there's a grill handy I can bring some marinaded beef tips?? Just need the head count so there will be enough for all. Hey, charlie VT what's the vitals on the Tech Session?
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I would love to make this session however, I can not. Curtis PM me your address and I will ship the buckets. Here is a list of things I can send.

Bucket sizes:
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I have 2 brand new BMW OEM oil filters and 4 of the metal crimp rings for the fuel lines and the tool. I can send all of this stuff. Hopefully, someone will be able to use it. I no longer have the LT so these parts are useless to me. I also have a slightly used vavle cover gasket. The oil filters ahve the o ring and gaskets. Let me know.

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Jim,

Generous offer of KLT stuff. I'll pm you with mailing address. We'll make note if/when some of your stuff goes into someone's bike so they'll know who to thank.

Re: stuff to eat. We have both a small Hibachi kind of thing as well as one of those round top Webber charcoal grills. No propane but we can be sure to have charcoal on site if that's what folks would like. The offer to bbq is gratefully accepted.
Left to me, someone would make a run to Subway and that would be it.

Looks like the date is going to be 25 April. I suggest an early start 8 or 9 AM. A full 12K BMW "Inspection" can be time consuming especially if valve adjustment is required, and you never know what unexpected stuff you're gonna find. Prior owners leave things like stripped threads missing well-nuts etc.

It would be nice if simple things like crankcase oil and final drive oil changes were done before the tech session if possible, just to save time for the deeper things.

Bringing a few spare body panel screws, and a push nut or two is a good idea. My inventory of those things is presently down to zero. Bring necessary fluids for any changes folks plan on doing, and the needed filters. (I have have good experience with Beemer Bone Yard for service kits. Very quick shipping and prices compared to BMW dealerships).

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Who's coming, and to do what?

The plan is for Sat 25 April.
Let me know if you plan on coming and I'll pm you with details.
Please post what you are interested in doing.
I have one lift in a small garage.
More indoor work space is available in one of the out-buildings, or outdoor work can be done if the weather is nice.
Are we just doing maintenance items, or is someone interested in adding driving lights or other electrical stuff?
If you have a Clymer or BMW Service Manual, please bring it.
Other thoughts?
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Count me in. I have tools to bleed the brakes, a carb balance meter, and a new LT service manual.

I've already completed my service, so I'll add moral support.

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Count me in.

I would like to do a brake fluid flush, and clutch fluid flush if there is time.

Not quite ready for my 24k, but did my own 12k, so can help with that.

I have a new clymers I will bring.

David: the tools to bleed the breaks would be appreciated, thanks.

I will bring some tools as well.

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Count me in. I have tools to bleed the brakes, a carb balance meter, and a new LT service manual.
I've already completed my service, so I'll add moral support.
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David, Great!
Glad to have the offer of additional tools.
Especially since I've never balanced the carbs on my LT!!
(Actually, I did balance the throttle bodies last service).
Is that a 2 or 4 bank carb balancer?
You are planning to show us some of the whiz-bang-farkle-comm stuff Cohesive Technology has to offer?
What do you know that makes you think our morals need support?
Actually, if you have done your own service it'll be great to have you around. If we end up with more than one bike undergoing maintenance, it really helps to have other experienced folks around.
Glad you're going to make it.
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Count me in.
I would like to do a brake fluid flush, and clutch fluid flush if there is time.
Not quite ready for my 24k, but did my own 12k, so can help with that.
I have a new clymers I will bring.
David: the tools to bleed the breaks would be appreciated, thanks.
I will bring some tools as well.
Excellent!
Point of order: We will bleed the "brakes" and drink during the "breaks". Keeping the "break" fluid separate from the "brake" fluid is of the highest importance.
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This is shaping up to be a great learning experience. I'll be there. I have all the fluids changed and I'm at 24,000 miles on my 2003 LT. Probably should bring an air and fuel filter, brake fluid for brake flush, canisterectomy would be nice if anyone knows how, drill a weep hole I've read about to save the clutch, don't know what fluid to bring for a clutch fluid bleed. That should keep me pretty busy up until lunch. Any other thoughts on what I should bring? I'm new to the LT, routine.
If you don't think we will need a lift, I have a LARGE garage that can hold about 7 bikes to be worked on, a large driveway, a large grill, a random coyote and bobcat and plenty of fluids if you want to use my abode for the session. There is a dealer 12 miles up the road should we need parts. Let me know, otherwise I look forward to a morning jaunt to VT.
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This is shaping up to be a great learning experience. I'll be there. I have all the fluids changed and I'm at 24,000 miles on my 2003 LT. Probably should bring an air and fuel filter, brake fluid for brake flush, canisterectomy would be nice if anyone knows how, drill a weep hole I've read about to save the clutch, don't know what fluid to bring for a clutch fluid bleed. That should keep me pretty busy up until lunch. Any other thoughts on what I should bring? I'm new to the LT, routine.
If you don't think we will need a lift, I have a LARGE garage that can hold about 7 bikes to be worked on, a large driveway, a large grill, a random coyote and bobcat and plenty of fluids if you want to use my abode for the session. There is a dealer 12 miles up the road should we need parts. Let me know, otherwise I look forward to a morning jaunt to VT.
Sounds like a nice facility.... lot's nicer that a 1700s farm house and barns. The only cement floor I have is a small garage with a lift. Everything else is dirt floor or out side. I put down old carpets when working out of doors or in the barn. Finding dropped screws, etc. is much more difficult under those circumstances. I made a spur of the moment offer to host a tech session when there seemed to be no response to your original post and I'm still happy to do it. If you extend your invitation and the group votes to go to Princeton, MA for the advantages of your garage, etc. no worries mate.

I find getting all the plastic and gas tank off for access to filters to not take too much time with the right tools and the experience of having done it once or twice. But the more people doing it, the longer it takes. If you add valve check and possible valve adjustment, plus clutch bleed, plus cannister.... well, I'd be surprised if all that got done before lunch. And if you want to do a clutch slave drill, I'd start that in the AM because it is possible to run into problems with swingarm bolts, etc. To do that, rear wheel, final drive, swing arm all have to come off. Also, if you plan on doing the weep hole project, don't bother with the clutch fluid bleed, that gets done concurrent with the weep hole. Fluid for the clutch is the same as the brake fluid.

Folks on this board did a slave drill tech session a while back, how long did it take to do it? When I did mine, like most projects, it was over a day or two, a little session at a time, and I have no idea how total hours were involved. Some folks have ended up with their bike off the road for a while when removing swing are pivots didn't go well. Something to consider when you choose to undertake the weep hole project.
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Well, maybe the tough stuff will wait. Like you say, its up to the group where they want to meet. I'm open either way. The SO is open to the idea so I won't be in the dog house. As mentioned, I'm new at this and don't have the knowledge or experience to lead a session but can offer a location. I want to learn as much as possible about this machine and I'm a good listener. I have some tools that I've been collecting as I delve into the bike. All are welcome or a morning ride to VT would be welcomed.
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A large garage would have advantages. I would offer mine except that is where I keep the bodies.

I have a dual carb balancer I kept for my RT. It will work for a four cylinder if one is used as a master (usually number four).

I have the funnel-looking thingie for the new style brake controller (also from my RT). This fits my '07 and is used for bleeding the secondary circuit without introducing air.

I have other tools as necessary (torque wrenches and the like). I also have a power screw driver that serves double-duty if I stay out in the garage too long.

Ok, yuk.

I can show you the canisterectomy as I did this during the Winter.
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Have a used new to me 05 LT which needs new fluids, Filters and general bike familiarization. Also, what is the head count for the BBQ.. I got the TIPs covered..
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Update Here. Sat 24 April. 8 AM

Gents,
Here's what I get from summarizing the posts above:
BigGeo wants a 12K interval BMW inspection, cannister removal, and possible weep hole.
Livingfree wants to do brake and clutch fluid.
NH BMW is coming to learn and cook bbq. No projects?
CohesiveTechnology is coming to help, bringing tools. No projects?

Unless we get more bikes with more projects, my place will serve very nicely. We'll put BigGeo's bike on the lift for the full service and that'll be the main event.
With only LivingFree's bike the other project, and with only brakes and clutch to do, we'll have no problems. We might even tackle BigGeo's weep hole (If he'll sign the waiver ).
Did I miss something?

So unless more bikes and more projects get added, I'll vote for locating the session here in the Deep South of Vermont. If folks would rather go to BigGeo's place for the nicer garage, just say so. Works for me either way.

We'll have plenty of fun, some folks will learn a bunch, and some bikes will get needed attention.

If you are planning on coming, send me a private msg on this site and I'll get back to you with details.
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None that I am on fire about. I did everything in the Winter when the garage was 20 degrees.

I would like to do the weep hole eventually.

As for farkleizations; I have become very familiar with the electronics of the bike. I had my babies' guts all over the garage floor, and managed to put everything back perfectly - including many modifications.

Is this boys only? My Queen asked if she could attend as well.
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Seems that BigGeo has the large garage room for all bikes and has the OK from his SO. I vote for BigGeo's place...

Anybody else?
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Now BigGeo's for tech session:

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Seems that BigGeo has the large garage room for all bikes and has the OK from his SO. I vote for BigGeo's place...
Anybody else?
I just noted your post above: "Have a used new to me 05 LT which needs new fluids, Filters and general bike familiarization. Also, what is the head count for the BBQ.. I got the TIPs covered.."

That makes two bikes for filters, meaning tupperware and gas tank removal. That would tip the scales in favor of BigGeo's nice garage. Having a nice garage floor for tupperware removal means fewer lost screws

I vote for BigGeo's place too.
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Just let me know where I should send the parts I have for you guys.

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I have 2 brand new BMW OEM oil filters and 4 of the metal crimp rings for the fuel lines and the tool. I can send all of this stuff. Hopefully, someone will be able to use it. I no longer have the LT so these parts are useless to me. I also have a slightly used vavle cover gasket. The oil filters ahve the o ring and gaskets. Let me know.

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Just had all my fluids changed after getting the big lug out of storage, but would love to observe how it is done.
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NHBMW - Maybe we can get together to make the trip? and any one else from NH going. Is there any thing I can bring (food, sodas?)
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David,

We're still attempting to confirm the location? the session may be at BigGeo house he has the largest accomendations and seems like it should be a good turn out alot of people showing interest!
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Sounds good... Pm me with your vitals and will contact once location confirmation is settled.
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I am good for BigGeo's place as well.

I live in Keene (SW NH); not far from CharlieVT. I haven't looked for BigGeo's place, but if a pack makes sense, then make it so.
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Wait, I found it. MA? I suppose I'll need to bring lots of tax money.
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BigGeo's place is fine with me as well. Just under a 100 miles for me, so not a big deal.

Now as long as I don't BREAK down on the way. I can always take a BREAK, but if my BRAKES hold out, I should be able to make it without a BREAK. So now I just need to pick up some BRAKE fluid.

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A bit of a cook out for lunch time sounds great. I'll supply the grill and propane. Still don't have a head count yet. I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I'll post directions if we confirm to meet here.
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