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    gearboxes fora k1100lt

    can a later k1200gt gearbox fit onto a k1100lt bmw would like to lower the revs in top gear when cruising ,love a 6th gear

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    Thanks enough said then .

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    Is there not a different higher ratio bevel box that can be used to give more relaxed cruising in 5th gear

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    The K1 FD will raise the revs by about 500rpm in top gear... not really worth it IMHO.

    I considered this option, but then after more mileage on the bike, I accepted the gearing.

    Basically, it likes to rev, and is smoother higher up the range.

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    The K1 has the tallest ratio at 2.75:1 but the difference is only about 3%, probably not noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Nimrod View Post
    The K1 FD will raise the revs by about 500rpm in top gear... not really worth it IMHO.

    I considered this option, but then after more mileage on the bike, I accepted the gearing.

    Basically, it likes to rev, and is smoother higher up the range.
    Are you still looking for that sixth gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis the Menace View Post
    Are you still looking for that sixth gear
    I was for a while... but not any more

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    Yep, gearing is ridiculous. My problem is I have a R100GS and a K1100LT. On the K I'm always looking for an extra gear but as DN says you do get used to it if you don't ride anything else in the meantime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasF View Post
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    but as DN says you do get used to it if you don't ride anything else in the meantime.
    The K gets mixed in with an old Softail (no tacho to worry about).

    This rolls on a seemingly closed throttle while doing 60mph

    The two couldn't be more different

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