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post #1 of 12 Old Dec 28th, 2012, 4:49 pm Thread Starter
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2002 1200lt

I have just purchased a 2002 1200lt. I am looking for someone in Columbia SC or near by who would can work on my bike. I was told the bike had a final drive problem when I bought it however now the ABS light and a warning light are on. The front brakes are very touchy and their some noise when starting out in First gear.. Also how do you know which model you have? Elite, standard custom??All the paper work refers to it as 1200LT??
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post #2 of 12 Old Dec 28th, 2012, 5:50 pm
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Re: 2002 1200lt

Lots of questions - most can be found with a little searching and from reading other posts. Lots of times the related posts at the bottom of the page will answer most of your queations.

As far as your level, if you have chrome around your mirrors - is is at least a custom. If you have an intercom & cb, you prob. have an elite.

Yes the brakes are touchy - they are power assisted. Heed the warnings to stop with the front wheel straight ahead, she is heavy and it is easy to lay down.

The ABS will flash until you reach a few mph. What is the other warning light?

You will have to give us more info. on "makes a noise" These bikes have a dry clutch which is a bit different than a wet clutch in that you don't "slip" it, use it like a car clutch - find the engagement point, rev and release the clutch.

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Re: 2002 1200lt

One light is the general warning and the other is the ABS light. They should not be both on and solid. Usually they flash wig - wag style which just means the brake reservior under the pillion seat is a little low on fluid.

During normal start up they should flash very fast and after a few seconds (with the brakes not held) they shift to a slow flash. This means part one of the self test is done. The second part is the rolling test of the wheel sensors. They should both go out after rolling a few feet. If they continue to flash then that reservoir is low on fluid.

It has two chambers and they are separated from each other but either one will trigger a fault if slightly low. Just add fluid to both chambers.
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where is the brake fluid reservoir located on a 2002 1200lt? I checked under the front seat and didn't see it? This is my first BMW. I have a 2008 Gold Wing however this is all new..
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post #5 of 12 Old Dec 30th, 2012, 8:03 am
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your nearest best dealer is touring sport in greenville. i have tech sessions at my place on occasion but it wll be a while as i am recovering from some injuries.

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Here is a better pic to locate the reservoir.
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Thanks looks like I need to at least remove the back seat if not the side panel.I only looked under the front seat yesterday...
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Please keep me on your list when you get better. I would like to learn about the 1200lt
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+1 on Touring Sport in Greenville. They also have a local club that has tech sessions on occasion. I'm located in Simpsonville if you need a hand. PM me if you want to exchange info.

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Thanks looks like I need to at least remove the back seat if not the side panel.I only looked under the front seat yesterday...
Yes, remove the rear seat too. If you've got heated seats there will also be wires attached but you can get it out of the way without disconnecting them. The removal of that one side panel can make things easier too. But to remove it, you'll also need to remove the mounting plate for the passenger footpeg too, but that's pretty easy. The rear portion of the reservoir is actually for the front brakes and the front portion is for the rear brake.

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thanks will give it a try..
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post #12 of 12 Old Dec 31st, 2012, 5:38 pm Thread Starter
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I registered the bike today and road it hard. I noticed that both the red flashing triangle warning light and the flashing ABS light would periodically come on and off. The final leg of my ride I hit hit the brakes pretty hard and it appears to have quit. I am wondering if something happened when I trailer it from Florida. Should I still check the fluid level under the rear seat if it happens again?

the previous owner believed the final drive was going bad. He recently added fresh fluid. What should I look for or what will I notice if the final drive needs replaced?
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