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Old 05-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
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Pimping my ride a little ('95 BMW K1100LT)

I got my bike serviced and asked Khanh from EUBMW to replace my "saggy" rear spring with a progressive shock. Turns out, it was broken. Thank God, I thought the squirreliness was due to tires.

Anyway, now that I am sure-footed again and back in love, I have been admiring the tricked-out bikes I see, but I want your help. I would like a long-distance set up, including mounts for phones, GPS, charging, suggestions for Bluetooth solution for a helmet (can I take calls at speed?), and suggestions for running lights/fog lamps, any other sort of upgrade or farkle that would aim towards comfort and function above any semblance of form.

The bike's sort of a beater, but I want the internals to be as nice as possible and I want to make my long trips as delightful as possible.

Or, should I just leave it be.

I don't know how much money I would spend on fixing up the body as I love the idea of having an awesome, optimized, performance bike wrapped up in a Derelict body, like they've been doing at ICON.

Anyway, any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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time to do a BMW Rat Bike build............
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:56 PM   #3
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time to do a BMW Rat Bike build............
Maybe but I sort of like all the accoutrements that the touring bike offer.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:51 PM   #4
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I got my bike serviced and asked Khanh from EUBMW to replace my "saggy" rear spring with a progressive shock. Turns out, it was broken. Thank God, I thought the squirreliness was due to tires.

Anyway, now that I am sure-footed again and back in love, I have been admiring the tricked-out bikes I see, but I want your help. I would like a long-distance set up, including mounts for phones, GPS, charging, suggestions for Bluetooth solution for a helmet (can I take calls at speed?), and suggestions for running lights/fog lamps, any other sort of upgrade or farkle that would aim towards comfort and function above any semblance of form.

The bike's sort of a beater, but I want the internals to be as nice as possible and I want to make my long trips as delightful as possible.

Or, should I just leave it be.

I don't know how much money I would spend on fixing up the body as I love the idea of having an awesome, optimized, performance bike wrapped up in a Derelict body, like they've been doing at ICON.

Anyway, any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Since you appear to be located in the DC belt area, why not join the BMW-BMW club (Square Route), or see Bob Henig dealership for long distance farkles?

There's lot's of gadgets for the "Flying Brick".
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:03 AM   #5
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