Did this bike have plastic fuel disconnects fitted? Perhaps it sprung a leak at the fuel pump to tank gasket? What maintenance/repairs had the owner done prior to the bike going up in flames?
I can't see a skeleton so presumably he jumped off and got away? Did he say which side the flames started coming from?
It is hard to tell from 2 photos, but it seems as though fire damage is mostly right side which is where the fuel hoses, fuel pump flange gasket and any connectors would be. Bad rubber fuel hoses with 50-60 psi fuel pressure in them would go up like a roman candle if one burst and found a spark.
I've dealt with small leaks on the high pressure fuel hoses, but I'd think that even a fire there would die-out once the pump quits pumping, provided that the bike is upright and off.
If the bike is tipped-over, you can get a nice steady seep of fuel from the tank overflow, which would cause an extended fire. I once tipped-over a K100LT, and the continuing dribble of gas turned the asphalt to slippery goo, and I wasn't able to lift the bike without assistance.
I am looking for a photo of a K-75 with the "T" windscreen on it. The diagrams off MAX-BMW Parts and REALOEM just aren't enough to put the windscreen/fairing back together. I'm finishing a restoration and have the "T" screen and a bunch of parts. Not sure if the parts are correct for the bike...
When attempting to replace the battery on my 1993 K75S it attempted to start immediately as soon as
I made the cable connections. The folks at Bob's BMW (MD) suggested it was probably the starter relay
switch needed to be replaced.
It seems as if it should be an 'out with the old and...
So i have a 93 k1100lt. Got the bike used and i noticed the master cylinder glass on the front is missing. The Assembly is next to impossible to find and cant even find a new sight glass
Is it possible to go abs delete and get a new master cylinder handle to match so i can ride the bike.
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