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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 2007, 11:22 pm Thread Starter
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Buying an LT

I've found an '00 LT with 73K on it I'm thinking of buying. Bike is cross country but I trust the seller. What specific questions should I ask?
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maintenence records,also my local dealer ran my vin number for me to check to see if recalls, updates etc had been done.check for oil leaks. some are a bitch to fix.
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Not trying to blow you off.. not that I'm above that.. but you might want to ask the guys at the LT chat site... http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/cmps_index.php

They'll probably have a better handle on this..Good guys although old as hell..
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Not trying to blow you off.. not that I'm above that.. but you might want to ask the guys at the LT chat site... http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/cmps_index.php

They'll probably have a better handle on this..Good guys although old as hell..
What he ^^^^ said...but really old.



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I'm the original owner of a 2002 LTC. I have just under 93k miles on it.

I spent about 2 grand last year fixing tranny seals mostly, clutch (was wet), etc.

Everything needs maintenance, even if we don't like paying for it!

I'd check for leaks mostly, I'd also have the fuel QD's replaced, mine busted near 50k miles and it cost me over 350 bucks just for a tow, 50 bucks to fix the problem! (I was on the road).

Ensure the shift linkage has been attended to, ie, inspected and lubed. I used to have this done at the dealer during other services.

I can say, mileage seems to be an LT's friend, my bike is running better than it ever has. I've had the joneson's for a new LT just because, but I can't justify it since mine is setup how I like it now and its doing fine. My last trip on the LT last month, I rode 1411 miles in one day MN to NM and the bike used little to no oil on the entire 4000 mile rd trip, made in one week (was a work trip).

ps...I replaced the stock shocks at 24k with ohlins, the stockers dont' seem to last very long. Biggest improvement made to the bike overall.

poke around the LT site as suggested above, but in my opinion if you trust the owner/bike, thats a big plus when buying anything.
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