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    Fix a broken latch on a city bag? '95 K75 FIXED!

    Thanks to all who helped. KKeller, the latch arrived today. With the help of the local True Value store (they've assisted me many times in the past, and there's no Harbor Freight near me) I figured...
  2. Funny you should ask . . .

    I'm relatively new to motorcycling (long story); I bought my first in September 2011. I've bought and sold several since then, trying to decide what I like. I happen to love my 2003 Moto Guzzi...
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    I took some photos of the latch today; I didn't...

    I took some photos of the latch today; I didn't know how to describe what was going on with the latch, which is why I didn't try. I figured I'd just get photos up eventually. I pulled the cylinder...
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    I took a closer look at the broken latch tonight....

    I took a closer look at the broken latch tonight. It looks like a lost cause, as far as fixing it. And yes, it is riveted to the case. I'm hoping I can buy a replacement latch, and that someone...
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    Fix a broken latch on a city bag? '95 K75

    I just bought a used 1994 K75 and I love it. Aside from it being a great bike, it came with a set of BMW's so-called "city" saddle bags. But the latch that attaches the right bag to the bike is...
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    Problem solved!

    THE BAGS ARE OFF! AND OPEN! How did I do it?

    The seller had offered to speak with me on the phone as I was trying to get them opened. When his schedule and mine finally meshed, I discovered...
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    Frozen locks on R100RT saddle bags

    I'm a newbie. For 40 years or so I thought BMW airheads were the bike to have. I recently bought an R100RT ('95). I'm still getting used to it, and the only real problem is the saddle bags, which...
  8. Thread: What to buy?

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    Although I have the money now to scratch this old...

    Although I have the money now to scratch this old itch to buy an airhead, I'm practical enough and cheap enough to see the wisdom in learning on a smaller, used beater. And my wife wants to learn,...
  9. Thread: What to buy?

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    Lots of good advice here from everyone; thanks. ...

    Lots of good advice here from everyone; thanks.

    I live in northern PA; the nearest city is Elmira, NY. Don't know of any airhead mechanics in this area, but again, I have a mechanic I trust, even...
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    Pardon my cluelessness, but what does SWMBO mean,...

    Pardon my cluelessness, but what does SWMBO mean, and what does MSF mean?
  11. Thread: What to buy?

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    Definitions

    Okay, so to define some things:

    I used to do work on cars when in high school and college, and had more time than money. Now, I have more money than time, so I'm expecting to have a local...
  12. Thread: What to buy?

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    What to buy?

    I've long thought of getting a motorcycle, but recently my wife and I decided to do it. I've always liked the looks of a particular type of BMW, which I now know is called an airhead. So, what to...
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