Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
I found mine at a BMW yard in Morganton, N.C. Also bought a K1100 engine, motronic, wiring harness, airbox, etc. I don't remember the name of the place- 10-15 years ago. Beemer Boneyard is a source sometimes. A web search might be the way to go. Look for BMW motorcycle dismantlers, salvage, junkyards, used parts, etc. Look for K-bike 5-speeds.
In the absolute worst situation, I still have my original transmission, rebuilt once. Problem is that it has well over 230,000 miles on the gears and such. It's been sitting for the last 10-15 years and I have no intention of re-using it. It DOES have a set of Luftmeister 7%-11% gears in it. 1st-4th is 7% taller and 5th is 11% taller. I've always felt that the K's were geared for stump pulling, hill climbing.
'17 R1200RS, 2 yrs. 25,000 mi.
'16 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,000 mi. (gone)
'03 R1100S Boxer Cup Replika 6/200
'85 K100/1100RS, 34 yrs. 326,000 mi.
'05 R1200ST, 8 yrs. 57,400 mi.-3rd deer killed it.
'11 R1200RT, 2 yrs. 30,000 mi. (gone)
'99 R1100S, 2 yrs. 15,000 mi. (gone)
'96 Ducati 900SS/SP, 12 yrs. (gone)
500,000+ BMW miles