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    cgavt01
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    New member

    Would like to introduce myself and say hi. My name is Jon. I just purchased a 2002 BMW K1200LTC. Not my first bike....I started off in 1995 with a 1979 Kawasaki KZ400. I paid $400 for it but got about 40000 miles of riding out of it! Ended up giving it away after I joined the military and didnt have time to ride it anymore. In 2008 I bought my second bike, a 1999 Ducati 900 SS, which I currently still have. Its a GREAT bike...for about an hour, then its time to take a break. I wanted a bike I could go long distance on. The BMW is what I found. I was torn between this and a Gold Wing, but couldnt find one in my price range. I have a few tech questions about the bike and Im hoping this forum will help me out. I look forward to meeting you all!

    Jon

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    Welcome to the forum Jon. Looks like your up and running just fine. Any questions, just ask. Gary
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    Thanks Gary! Will do!

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    waves from Nashville
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    George K1200RS GeorgeK1200RS's Avatar
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    Enjoy the LT. I had one for 11 years and it was a fantastic bike for long distance touring...especially 2 up or loaded down with camping gear and a guitar!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    R1200RT, K1200RS. Previous K1200LT, R80RT, R100R, R75/5

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    Novice Adventurer Newstar's Avatar
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    Welcome, Jon! Glad to have you aboard!

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    Great to have you here and welcome aboard from Alabama!
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    cgavt01
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    Thanks everyone!

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    Welcome

    Hello and welcome!
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    CCR plug

    Hi Jon. Welcome! I've been riding an LT for 6 seasons and try to do all my own maintenance. Ask any questions you my have in the K-bike section. I'll be looking for them there!
    The LT riders have a yearly gathering called The Curve Cowboy Reunion (CCR). This year we'll be converging on Duluth, MN. If there's ever a time and place to meet LT owners and learn from them, it's there.

    Hope to see ya around,
    Jer
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    cgavt01
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    Quote Originally Posted by jers99lt View Post
    Hi Jon. Welcome! I've been riding an LT for 6 seasons and try to do all my own maintenance. Ask any questions you my have in the K-bike section. I'll be looking for them there!
    The LT riders have a yearly gathering called The Curve Cowboy Reunion (CCR). This year we'll be converging on Duluth, MN. If there's ever a time and place to meet LT owners and learn from them, it's there.

    Hope to see ya around,
    Jer
    I have questions! HOWEVER....the forum is not letting me post things in the "K-bike" section. I keep getting a error message. Im waiting on the administrator to help me fix this.
    Looking for infor on synthetic v.s. non-synthetic oils (engine/final drive/transmission) Which one to use?
    Please help if able.
    Thanks!
    Jon

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    Novice Adventurer Newstar's Avatar
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    Jon,

    Use the search forum feature on the top right of your screen. There have been several discussions on which oil to use and this should give you plenty to read. Unfortunately, I don't have info to share on that topic.

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