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I am new BMW though been riding for 32 years and just bought 2009 lt
Havent gor the owners manual yet from the estate of the previous owner so I have no reference
1) is it normal for the front rotors to rattle..... both do pivoting on the mounting bolts
2)Does the servo assist braking system activate both front and rear calipers when either brake is used
3) Though I havent, my Daughter tried to mount it while it is on a kick stand (side stand), Recommended or not
4 Electric center stand (love it) with a passenger on or not
Thanks in advance
Steve
 

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SteveMcg said:
I am new BMW though been riding for 32 years and just bought 2009 lt
Havent gor the owners manual yet from the estate of the previous owner so I have no reference
1) is it normal for the front rotors to rattle..... both do pivoting on the mounting bolts
2)Does the servo assist braking system activate both front and rear calipers when either brake is used
3) Though I havent, my Daughter tried to mount it while it is on a kick stand (side stand), Recommended or not
4 Electric center stand (love it) with a passenger on or not
Thanks in advance
Steve
Questions deserve answers but my responses are more like opinions ............
1) No it is not normal for the front rotors to rattle so you should check that out. The rear rotor had a few bad model years where it did rattle but I believe that was fixed before the '09 model.
2) Yes the servo assist braking system activates both front and rear calipers from application of either the front or rear brake levers.
3) It is OK to mount the bike while it is on the side stand, assuming the stand is on a firm surface I usually have mine on the centerstand and just step up on the left side rider peg and swing my leg over like mounting a horse. I then hold the bike upright and balanced after taking it off the stand before letting my passenger mount up. Sometimes she mounts up before I take it off the stand but then the extra weight makes it harder to shove off the stand.
4) I generally have my passenger dismount before putting the bike up on the hydraulic center stand and I usually stand astraddle of the bike before hitting the button. The stand is strong enough to lift the bike with the two of us seated, but I just don't want to work it any harder than is necessary.
 

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Steve,
1- It is not normal for the front rotors to rattle. It is for the rear rotor though since that one is a floating rotor (unless it has been changed out to an EBC rotor).

2- Yes ....when applying front brake handle you will get partial rear brake ....and when applying rear brake pedal you will get partial front brake.

3- My wife preferred to get on the bike while on the side stand and we had no problems for the 164,000 miles we owned the LT. I will say that it probably isn't a great idea with heavier people.

4- I have not had a powered center stand so I can not comment on that one. I can see from the forum where it can be another maintenance issue at times.

Hope that helps,

Ron
 

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Steve,

+1 on all the answers to your questions,

This is the place to ask any and all questions. Looks like I live around the corner from you, nice to see another Lt owner in the area. :)

Btw you can get any manuals you need from a dealer, they will have to order them, the Lexington dealer is close to you, then Second Wind in Merrimack, then Max in Hampton.

If you have a copier handy I could drop in and you could get a copy of anything important you need as I have all manuals except the comm unit one.

Tighten those bolts on the front....now!

Welcome to the club!
 

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The front rotor are also floating rotors and you can wiggle them. They should not be rattling when driving down the road.
 

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Thanks Riders for all your replies
I ended up at the dealership today and they told me I have floating rotors and I should be able to feel the movement when I grab the rotor and try to move it
They also told me my manual should be in when the widow returns after the holiday


And JB15 Greater Boston Motor sports in Arlington, That is where I bought it, They had it on consignment Are they the ones you referred to in Lexington or do I have another option?
Thanks
Steve
 
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