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    add the comp...it's the cheapest premium on your policy

    and it will cover theft, animal hits, vandalism, falling objects!

    as with all insurance questions...READ THE POLICY...pay attention to the exclusions and ask for every type of discount you...
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    good luck avoiding the dealer..

    Not a big deal breaking the bead and mounting the tires yourself...lots of tricks posted at the ibmw.org tech site.

    I would only recommend using a dealer to mount/balance the tire to help avoid...
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    Sticky: I think the color is Baja red?

    Yep, original paint and parts. Found a guy in Texas last year selling the fairing, lowers, mirrors and radiator trim panel online...all the parts were still in the factory box from Germany! ...
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    Sticky: 85 K100RT....got all new front end bodywork for Xmas!

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15913&stc=1&d=1232501473
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    USAA or Progressive...insight from a FORMER ins. adj.

    sorry for the late reply Capt!

    Each insurer has different ways to meet their policy and whatever legislation governs their claims settlement in that state. Here in VT, we have the Fair Claims...
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    difference between Progressive and USAA

    I was a special lines claims adjuster (cycles, RV's, etc) for Progressive and my wife worked for years @ USAA....these companies are very different in the way they rate new business and seek new...
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    why fix a speedo that will just break again??

    My recommendation is to wire a Sigma bicycle speedometer for daily use, velcro a cheap waterproof gps for longer trip use and keep a mileage log for maint. intervals....

    I've given up fixing/...
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    Use a Vermont State Park!

    Any of the State Parks along the Hwy 7 route are fantastic...
    Emerald Lake (just north of Manchester, South of Rutland) is gorgeous and has lean-to's .

    Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore is a...
  9. Thread: Crash bars

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    what type of bars?

    If these are the angular OEM bars, you may need to drill out a hole in your lowers to install.

    If you take off your lowers and look on the backside, you may see a small embossed circle, I think...
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    k100rt (fy) mileage

    85 k100rt w/luggage---I get about 42 or so mpg. That's with a very short commute on backroads.

    I averaged 44mpg on a recent to Virginia and back.
  11. thanks!

    Thanks!....this is exactly the info I needed. great post.
  12. Will aftermarket handlebar mounted mirrors work for my 85 K100rt? size?

    Just need some quick info/assistance for a project on the cheap...

    Does anyone know what size handlebar mounted mirrors will work on this bike...need to replace the fairing mounted ones in a...
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    FYK...didn't know I wanted one, until I bought one...

    I always had mid 80's airheads, happened to fall into buying a "FYK".....and I've had more fun on this bike than I probably deserve!

    Its locked onto a rail in fast sweepers, gets me to the front...
  14. reynolds rack was on ebay....

    saw one on Ebay at beginning of the week...there is a guy in CA parting out an 85 k100rt. motodojo?

    I scored a box of bolts/fasteners from him last week from him.

    I've also had good luck...
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    advice from an insurance adjuster re: rentals....

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    Very few (if any) personal auto policies will pay for Loss of Use (LOU) to a car rental company..in fact, it's likely your insurance contract excludes this specifically.


    However, many...
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    First ("official") Iron Butt and Blue Ridge Parkway

    I'm waiting for the frost heaves (and the snow!) to get off my Vermont roads so I can get ready for the Minuteman 100 in June.

    I'm hoping I can coax my 1985 k100rt thru my first official Iron...
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    flat rack on an 85 k100

    I got tired of storing my pack of gum and chapstick in the 22L stock top case on my k100rt, (not much else fits in this case!). Had the same thought you guys did..

    I took a shot at fabricating a...
  18. Thread: Hot Hot Hot

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    heat tape...

    just re-read my previous post...the tape is for the bike, not my legs (but that is one thing I haven't tried yet!)

    I have a set of K-Guards that got re-taped, as well as some add'l tape cut to fit...
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    K bikes cause global warming

    I ride a 85 k100rt in Vermont (this bikes extends my short riding season by precious weeks!).

    I've got all the head mods listed above, K-guards, Air-Wings (upper and lower) and pop up vents on...
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    other issues to consider

    mentioned leaking fork seals..recommend checking rear suspension for wear/mileage. older K's notorious for low speed wobbles, due in part to suspension settings/ issues.
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    Vermont, Tip to Tail

    Can't say enough about VT RT 100..if you're coming in from the south, you can get onto it in Wilmington (midway between Bennington and Brattleboro), and follow it north all the way to Stowe, then...
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    Love my Battle Ax combo

    I just replaced Metzelers with the Battl'ax combo mentioned in your post.
    I ride/live in VT and these tires work great (so far) on changing road conditions, frostheaves, etc. The front has also...
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