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On this site I describe the makeover of my blue and yellow BMW K1. This was the non-ABS 1990 model. In its original K1 form I’ve used it several years to commute.

Although BMW marketed it as a sports bike it is pretty useful for commuting as it is quite a ‘warm’ bike for the cold weather and it has very good long distance comfort. The downside is that in summer (like 22 degrees + weather) you melt after 15 minutes as the fairing saves all heat for the driver.

Since I don’t commute by bike anymore I decided to turn it into quite a different, more minimalistic bike. I intend to use this blog to document the process.