The owner is lying. Every LT needs something ALL of the time. >Looking at a 2004 K1200LT WB10555AO4ZD80819. What should I be concerned about, it has over 66000 miles, owner says it needs nothing. Guidance appreciated, I am looking for an affordable long distance one up touring machine.... Owner asking $4700
True, assuming there isn’t a leak from the output shaft o-ring, or seal or clutch slave cylinder or transmission input shaft (my particular problem) that takes out the clutch. Then it is another $800 or so in parts or $2,500 at the dealer.Voyager is right on the money with his advice. That bike needs new: brake lines, fuel hoses, coolant hoses, FD pivot bearings, throttle cables, clutch slave cylinder, crankcase vent hose, that oughta do it. If you do this work yourself it will run $1,500.00 in parts. If a dealer does it it would cost $3,000.00 or more. The above items will get you 50K + miles of relatively low maintenance touring!
Echoing the others, from my experience, if the brake lines haven't been replaced, they are due to fail. Not a huge problem to fix. Still a puzzlement why BMW used rubber lines. Stainless replacements are cheaper than BMW original. :smile:True, assuming there isn’t a leak from the output shaft o-ring, or seal or clutch slave cylinder or transmission input shaft (my particular problem) that takes out the clutch. Then it is another $800 or so in parts or $2,500 at the dealer.
It would be nice to know the maintenance history and whether the clutch has been replaced and all relevant seals in that area. If not, I would definitely try a few 5th gear roll-ons to test for clutch slippage.
Sounds like a good one! Welcome to the KLT club. Too bad you're not in SoCal. We ride all year round. Meanwhile, you can read about all the tricks, gadgets, upgrades, and headaches people have had w/ your bike. With luck, you'll have no headaches until you're well familiar with your new ride.Hi all, new to the forum and new to BMW - former Honda guy.
Been riding for 50 years(started at 8). Just bought a 2004 K with 29K miles on it. Immaculate condition, no leaks, never seen weather, came with two Sena bluetooth helmets, passenger floorboards, fork mounted leds, rider back rest, chrome trailer hitch, upgraded windshield, upgraded rear rotor(cowbell), new tires.
Runs and rides like a dream. I paid $5,200.
I plan to upgrade very soon to Spiegler braided brake lines, metal fuel disconnects and LED headlights.
Can't wait for Spring.