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Old 06-18-2009, 05:43 PM   #4
wolvertone OP
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Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Denham Springs, LA
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I'm riding a 1990 BMW K100LT with 80,000 miles. I've slightly modded it for comfort. These bikes are notorious for blowing hot air on the driver all day.

I removed all the fairings and it's made a world of difference. Twin headlights from a Yamaha sport bike, plexifairing, $15.00 wal-mart driving lights and a rear topcase from a 1984 Goldwing.

My final drive was pretty knackered, so I found a used one complete with drive shaft from a K75 for $200 shipped. BMW wants $1500 for the final drive alone, so I got a great deal. The bike accelerates much quicker now as it has different gearing. My revs are a little higher at speed, but still plenty of power and you can't beat the price.

New tires, and changed all fluids. I'm set to go - mechanically.

Trying to bring everything is tough. Swap a pair of jeans for an extra lens? Pants liner sacrificed for jacket liner? You get the idea. OK. I'm packed. 1 more day....

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1966 Chang Jiang 750 M1M
1977 Harley Ironhead
1979 BMW R100RT
1990 BMW K100LT (parting out)
1996 Beta Techno
1999 Kawasaki KLR 650
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