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1Back to top Go down    Aloha! New to da group on Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:55 pm

Donaldo

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I own an Aspen Silver (w/ factory pin stripes) 1996 K1100 LT SE which now has gone 74,xxx miles. I bought my LT almost 2 years ago from a guy in Connecticut and I am the third owner. This is my second BMW motorcycle. My 1975 BMW R90/6 is still going strong for a 40 year old bike with over 200,000 miles "on the clock" and I've owned it since 1983 - half of my life! Oh yeah, I reside in the Boston area of Massachusetts.
The LT is now my long-tour bike although the R will still go where ever I want it to . I have ridden the K around town and locally but it shines out on the open road eating up miles of blacktop and I think it looks great doing it. Last year I rode the LT to the Finger Lakes Rally and it was fun to ride except for the BMW "comfort" seat. I recently replaced it with a Corbin and it has made all the difference in comfort. (I know they don't work for some people).
In the future, I plan on doing most of the repair and maintenance, hopefully learning from this forum (and others) along the way.
Talk to you later...



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2Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:22 am

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Welcome to the mad bunch Don. You sure are right about the eating miles mine lives on them with an occasional dash of oil.


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Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:41 am

Donaldo

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Thanks Rick!

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:52 pm

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Welcome Donaldo. You're in good company here. Lots of help with technical questions, and lots of riders with similar backgrounds. I too come with a long history of airhead ownership. I'm also an admirer of the K100RS' lines. They're very pretty bikes.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:32 pm

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Thanks Brickrider,
I too love the look of the K100/1100 RS and want to get an RS at some point. These bikes are very affordable to purchase vs the airheads which are skyrocketing in price, (mainly because of the new-found interest by "cafe-hackers" IMO).
I just need to familiarize myself with the K set up. I know that the K is way more complicated than the R but about on par with my 1993 Volvo 940 (another brick). So, in the grand scheme of things, not that complicated.
Don

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:01 pm

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Welcome Donaldo! You sound like you're getting the kpox. I got my first K last spring(a K75RT), and less than 6 months later it was joined by a '92 K100RS. Right now I'm trying hard not to be seriously looking for a K75S.

These bikes are so inexpensive it's almost impossible to not fill your garage with them. Another nice thing about them is that they have so many parts in common so your spares inventory can be quite minimal.


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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:29 pm

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welcome aboard don

ride well mate


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:00 pm

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Thanx Guys!!!
I'm going to have to move to a place with a large garage as my first priority or maybe get some psychiatric help ..... LOL

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:06 am

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Donaldo wrote:Thanx Guys!!!
I'm going to have to move to a place with a large garage as my first priority or maybe get some psychiatric help ..... LOL
You'll probably need both. Very Happy

Bill


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1985 K100RT Red. VIN 0028991K100RT ENG 104EA248523386
1985 K100RT Blue. VIN 0029036K100RT ENG 104EA25852071
1990 K100LT Black. VIN WB105060310190452
1984 K100RT White. VIN. 0023022K100RT ENG 104EA32848523
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Aloha! New to da group on Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:06 am

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Hi Don. Welcome to the forum. You'll have to agree, its a a sweet machine to ride... that's all the therapy you'll need 🤡 And for anything unusual we have plenty of therapists here on-call 24/7.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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