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So excited.... got a good deal haha. Reason being - the kickstand and mount have sheared from the engine - seller is telling me its leaking from that area. Still runs and rideable short distance but leaking.

Is this a common occurrence? Anyone ever seen this before? Centerstand is still intact.

Will updated more when I get the bike and get home. Bikes a 99.
 

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Welcome to the BMW forum...what do you consider a good deal on your bike? You have to remember, the parts and labor are expensive on this bike. Keep the following in mind when buying a bike:

1. Current and Future Repairs
2. Depreciation as compared to a newer bike.
3. Being a 1999.
 

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The kick stand and center stand are both on the same mount and it bolts into the transmission. If that is sheared off you will be leaking tranny fluid. The case can be welded but it is a bear to pull it all out. Hope you got a really good deal. I know where a good tranny is up in Ontario.
 

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Yes it is leaking trans fluid is what I was told. Why teh downplay on the 99s, are they a crappy year? LOL. Book value for the bike is still almost $7k. Are they worth substantially less than KBB in good condition?

Ill be home with the bike in an hour or so. I figure parts alone on the bike would add up to a few grand parting out?
 

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I would be shocked if the book value on this bike is $7K. I paid $9.3K last year on an 05 with 8,300 miles. I was thinking about $3.2K to $3.7k on this bike based on the year and repairs.

I might be out of touch with the bikes value, so I will let the other experts chime in.
 

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Blue book on the 99 K1200LT in my area - California coast - from KBBs site is $6,760.

I got the bike - it is in pristine shape, never down, with custom paintwork, a huge rear box, a HUGER rear box that converts the bike to a solo seat I believe, and a flatbed rear rack. Currently registered until August of 2012. Ill post pictures in a bit - got the bike for $800. Bike runs and drives fine, has an EVER so small leak - I mean a drop a day it looks like.

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Looks to me like you got a helluva deal. The center stand appears to be zip tied up. Is the spring anchor points gone as well? Hopefully, a good welder can put everything right. Still, if you have to get a different tranny, by the looks of the background in your garage you have the ability to do the work yourself. Shoot, if it all goes south you could part the bike out and triple your money.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase. There are plenty of '99 LT owners here that will proudly tell you they are the most stable handling vintage of LT and all speeds, and they don't have that ridiculouse linked braking system that is a problem. Get your leaks fixed and get yourself another stand and ride until your backside hurts.

Cheers and kindest regards

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Well, you stole it...just have to ride it like that! Sounds like a great deal! Any money you put into the bike is well spent.
 

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+1 on that! And, if you don't have the money to fix it, the parts alone will be worth way more than what you paid for it!

Wish I was you. :) And welcome to our world!

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Well, you stole it...just have to ride it like that! Sounds like a great deal! Any money you put into the bike is well spent.
 

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Welcome to our world! :wave
The first and very cheap upgrade you need to do is tether the mirrors. You don't want your "investment"
to fall apart as those mirrors are darn expensive.

After a small debacle created by the infamous BMW of Hollywood my 99 got the center stand torn of the transmission casing. They got someone to weld it back for around $900 a few years back, so it can be done.
You should post pictures of the leak so we can rule out a bad seal that could/will take your clutch out.
$800 for that bike is a real deal! Congrats! :thumb:
 

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Thanks for the support guys! I buy and sell a ton of bikes, and love the deals for sure. 6 months ago I scored a KTM Duke II Supermoto for $200 in running excellent condition with clean clear title! The husband was whipped - they were moving and the wife said the bike was NOT going to the new house! :histerica

Anyway, I basically got this home last night and leaned it up against my tire changer where it is now in the pictures LOL. Today Ill pull some other bikes out of the garage and get this thing secured on the lift for an inspection and some more pictures.

Yes, as mentioned the stand is zip tied up and out of the way and there are a few drips on the ground. I would love to jbweld the hole or somehow temporarily patch it up and go for a little ride to check it out :D

Ive got 2 07 R1200RTPs and have had an 1100RTP so not my first BMW, but my first LT.

This thing really has reverse?? Do I need to know anything special to use it? :D
 

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Better than JBWeld is Devcon. You can get it in just about any metal you want. Very strong filler. I used it for years to stuff cases on 2 stroke engines. Read the directions and follow them. Make sure the area is clean and free of oils.
 

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Better than JBWeld is Devcon. You can get it in just about any metal you want. Very strong filler. I used it for years to stuff cases on 2 stroke engines. Read the directions and follow them. Make sure the area is clean and free of oils.
i'm thinkin that if you can get it clean enough to glue you can get it clean enough to weld. could you drain the oil and lay it on its side and weld it?
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Hey you sound like a Wall St. guy :histerica
Buy and sell. Great deal no matter which way you go. But if you decide to fix and keep then I say welcome to the LT club. As you said you are already a member of the BMW family. You did say pristine and not pin-striped :histerica
ride safe :bmw:
 

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Well, heres a couple of shots showing the initial condition form underneath. Im going to cut away all the zipties and see if I can get the stand free. Is there a way I can bypass the sidestand switch? Id like to have the bike ridable without the stand attached, so I need to know if the bike will run with it disconnected (doubtful) or if I can jumper a connector or something. Thanks!



 

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reverse is actually the starter motor............
With bike running,
Put it in reverse and press the starter button
 
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