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BMW Motorcycle Batteries

With a lot of help from this page and various BMW motorcycle forums, I went looking for an inexpensive battery for my 1993 BMW K75/ABS. This bike comes with a 25 amp-hour battery from the factory, which is BMW part number 61 21 1 495 650. Other choices include: Yuasa Yumimicron Y60-N24AL-B Exide Edge Y60-N24AL-B […]

Moving a Windows 2000 installation to a larger disk

I had a bit of a computer adventure this week. I ran a program called “Eraser” – no link because it might be malware – which is supposed to wipe the unused space on your disk. (As a former IT pro, these sorts of programs always interest me.) Now, there may or may not be […]

BMW K75 Rear Shock

My bike feels wiggly on the corners, and as far as I know it has 46,000 miles and 13 years on the original rear shock. I started to look at replacements. There’s really a large price range and no cheap options, as far as I can tell. Ohlin and Wilbers both make highly regarded shocks […]

BMW K75 Headlight Modulator

The BMW K75’s headlight is an H4 bulb, like lots of other motorcycles (and most older BMW’s). For example, the Visipath site lists the following BMW models with an H4 bulb: RT850R, RT850RT, R100, R1100, R1100R, R1100RT, R1100RS, R1100GS, R1150R, R1150GS, R1150RS, R1150RT(2001 & older), R1200C, R1200CL, K75, K100LT, K100RS, K1100LT, K1200RS, F650, F650GS, F650CS, […]