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post #1 of 17 Old Mar 9th, 2010, 5:49 am Thread Starter
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Philly/South Jersey Riders - Maintenance Get Together

I was reading an old thread from a few guys in the New England area who got together for a maintenance rally. I have a three-car garage in Southern NJ (Turnersville) and would gladly be the host for anyone who wants to bring their BMW over for a general maintenance of oil, brake fluid, coolant flush, etc. I just purchased my 2005 k1200LT this past weekend and I need to get these things done. I have a manual, some tools and would welcome some expertise in the shop. I am thinking toward the latter part of the month on a Saturday or Sunday.

Let me know if anyone wants to take part in a group maintenance get together.

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Hi Glenn,

Iím in Vineland and need to get some things done on my 06 LT before the riding season really takes off this year. Iíve had all the Tupperware off for some electronic component installation and changing out the fuel quick disconnects, oil, filter, brake pads and some farkles but not much else. Itís due or rather overdue for some fluid flushes and other scheduled maintenance. Like you, I have some tooling, a BMW manual on CD and have collected information from the Technical Section on this site. Even with a mechanical background I tend to procrastinate when it comes to scheduled maintenance, except for safety issues, then itís usually a mad rush to get it done. It would be nice to get some stuff done in plenty of time before going on a trip. Let me know what day or days would be best for you. The last weekend of March is good or even a couple weekends in AprilÖÖ.Thanks, Rob

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I would be interested in this if my schedule allows.
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Good to hear from you guys, I know of another LT owner locally who would most likely come over too. Pesonally, I don't know a whole lot on the LT but I am comfortable getting my hands greasy.

I will keep everyone posted on a time by the end of next week.

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Hey Glenn,

I'm there with you as well. I currently need to change my engine oil, transmission and final drive. I can bring the specific tools (oil filter wrench and hex wrench for the transmission drain plug), as well as a little knowledge on the process. I'll bring some old newspapers to sop up the spilled fluids from your garage floor :-)

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Bob: Glad to read that you would make it too. Don't worry about bringing the newspaper. I will have plenty here (plus whatever we need to clean things up) at the house. Since we live so close to each other, feel free to drop off your tools/supplies before hand.

Everyone: What does Saturday, March 27th look like (a rain date of Sunday April 4th) like for everyone? I am an early riser, so I am flexible on start times.

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Either day seems OK for me. Guess I better get things together to bring along!!

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March 27th looks good.

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Just saw your post and would be interested in joining you guys if there's room. Looking to do oil change & prep for summer riding. I have an 03 LT that's been serviced by local dealer since new so this is the first time I'll be tinkering with her and could sure use the company and advice.
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All,

The 27th is good for me. I have a 10:00am tax prep appointment and could meet at Glenn's place around 11:30am to 12:00pm.

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Hi Glenn,

Is it still a go for Saturday March 27th? If so, please pm me with your address, GPS coordinates or a place/time we could all meet. I usually get up early and am not that far from your neck of the woods. We could get a few things done on the early bikes before the later arrivals show and then take care of those in the PM. Iíll bring a couple dozen donuts from the bakery for when that extra burst of energy is required!!

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Yes, we are still on for this coming Saturday. I would say the earlier the better. I have most of the tools for job of changing the FD, tranny and oil filter (have not tested the oil filter wrench I just purchased from Autozone).

I would suggest an 8:00 or so start time. I will PM everyone. for my address.

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For all those coming in early tomorrow for the maintenance get together at Glenn's, I would suggest dressing warm for the ride, It's gonna be just a little nippy!!

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I'm still good to go...I just finished up with my document collection/organizing for the tax accountant meet at 10:00am tomorrow. I'll be by at 11:30am.

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I had a great time on our maintance get together. It was good to meet everyone and see how everyone has their motors setup. The ride after was the highlight of course.
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Mike,

It was great meeting you and Rob as well. Lot's of good info was exchanged. That's the first time that I've been around so many LTs at once and I'm looking forward to doing an extended ride together soon.

Many thanks to to Glenn for offering up his garage for the get together!

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It was great meeting you all. The weather turned out to be decent along with some good conversation and a nice ride. Thanks to Glenn for hosting the event and next time I'll make sure I leave room in my cases for the donuts I didn't bring. Be safe out there guys........Rob

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