Engine swap, or clutch work?
Anticipating the arrival of a now 3 month old baby I knew there wouldn't be any significant 2 up ride time for a bit, and since I still had my f650gs which was my choice for one up riding. I decided to let someone else enjoy my 99' lt.
About a week ago while perusing Craigslist for my eldest daughter a larger dirt bike I made the mistake of searching BMW. I found a deal I couldn't pass on an 05' k1200lt with just under 100k mi. we came together on a price and I became the second owner. The bike has spent some serious time in the sun, but more importantly it needed a clutch and a battery, plus it has several cool accessories so I thought it was a fair deal.
I ordered an Odyssey pc680 which I loved in my 99' and when it didn't show an updated status after a few days I asked why? Back order. ... so I called around with little success then went to the net. Eureka! I found one 30 mins away brand new for $110. I picked it up that afternoon and knew I was in trouble when the owner had the same car, with matching paint as I. Sure enough he had bought the battery for his 03' lt which was partially disassembled. I mentioned needing some parts, and he sold me the bike which presumably is a victim of a damaged wiring harness. It has 130k mi.
Both 03' and 05' have good maintenance records.
03' has 8k miles on a new clutch starter, seals etc done, plus new plugs, injectors/rail by a reputable local bmw dealer.
I've stripped the 03' to the drive train and frame with an engine swap in mind. Is it a good idea? If so what parts should I use from the 05'; ignition? Heads? Etc.
Should I part the 03? Or use it as a parts bike and Rob the clutch/pressure plate/slave cylinder/etc.?
Please no assumptions in your responses I need only factual, or experienced replies to help me make the best decision for me. Thanks! Dale
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