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post #1 of 5 Old Feb 20th, 2014, 7:28 pm Thread Starter
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I was wandering how many still own and ride a k1100lt? I purchased mine last year, a 1994 model with 17,000 miles. It was a little ruff when i bought it but it is now a beautiful machine and starts and runs like a new bike. The power this bike has is amazing.I have a hard time keeping this bike under 70mph.
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post #2 of 5 Old Feb 20th, 2014, 8:05 pm
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I had an 87 K100RT before my 99 K1200LT. I'm seriously considering going back. My K100 just ran and ran and ran for thousands and thousands and thousands of miles (over 200K) with only general maintenance and an afternoon every year greasing the splines. I could renew any part of it in the time it took to watch a ball game. With my LT, it's a love hate relationship. My wife loves it and let's just say I've come to agree to disagree with my LT. Yes it handles, brakes, and goes faster than the K100RT in marginally more comfort than the old K100. But from my experience, and the experience of friends who still ride them as if they were new, it's my opinion that BMW never made a better machine than the Flying Bricks. And that's coming from an owner of airhead boxers for over 40 years. My ride to service/repair ratio for my KI200LT is way skewed in favor of the garage time and finding spare parts. My pillion partner's been riding with me now for over 45 years so I think I owe her the best seat in the house and that's probably the K1200LT. But I long for that old Flying Brick every time I settle into the garage for a tupperware party.
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post #3 of 5 Old Feb 20th, 2014, 9:22 pm
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I had a beautiful 94 K1100LT and was in love with it. In an effort to win my wife over to riding with me I sold it to purchase a Goldwing, and she still would not ride with me. ---- BIG MISTAKE, I REALLY REGRETTED PARTING WITH THE FLYING BRICK.
I quickly sold the GW and got a ST1300, almost as good as the K1100LT.

I now have a 1200LT and am happy with it.

I had purchased a set of LED bulbs for the instruments of the 1100 but never installed them.
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2002 BMW K1200LT Green
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post #4 of 5 Old May 25th, 2014, 12:49 am
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I just picked up a 94 with use under 11000 miles. Pretty much in new condition. The only thing I had to do was figure out the radio reset. I also have a 05 1200lt and you really can't compare the 2. I have no fear taking the 1100 on dirt roads or pebbles. It's much lighter. However the newer 1200 is more smooth. It's amazing what 10 of technology can do.

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post #5 of 5 Old Jan 18th, 2015, 2:28 pm
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Slammerīs Iron pig is a flying brick, still flying strong.

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