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1Back to top Go down    Hi everyone on Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:10 pm

nolo

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I'm a 62 year old rider in California. I've been riding since I was 16. My first bike was a Suzuki 80. I've owned a couple of Honda's a 1976 BMW R90/6 and recently a 1981 Kawasaki KZ1100 Shaft driven model. I spent 35 years in Texas during which time I didn't ride (the commute on IH-635 scared the bejeezus out of me). After returning to California I picked up the aforementioned KZ for next to nothing, just to make sure that getting back into riding was what I really wanted to do. After that was established, I got tired of cleaning up the leaked oil before and after riding. Oil on the bike, oil of the ground and oil on my clothes and boots. So I decided it was time to upgrade and found a K1100RS in excellent shape and have been having the time of my life. I found this forum while trying to replace a mirror the previous owner had lost/damaged/whatever. He said it fell over in the garage. Anywho, I bought OEM BMW parts but was dismayed by the lack of any kind of instructions at all. So here I am. I have some updated info to share on replacing K-model RS mirrors that can save someone a lot of grief. Unfortunately, I had to come by that info the hard way.

Cheers,
Nolo



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2Back to top Go down    Re: Hi everyone on Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:23 pm

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Welcome Nolo you have chosen a good model and many here will be calling for pictures.
pssstt (they are so old and silly they forget what they look like) Laughing


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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: Hi everyone on Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:29 pm

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@RicK G wrote:Welcome Nolo you have chosen a good model and many here will be calling for pictures.
pssstt (they are so old and silly they forget what they look like) Laughing

Oik!


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 84,100 miles
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hi everyone on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:06 pm

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Ay! Wha'd he say?



WelKome to K-world Nolo. Keep your arms and legs inside the carriage and you'll be just fine.


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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
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hi everyone on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:39 pm

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I won't wait for requests. Here are a couple of pics to get things started.



That should do it for now.

Cheers,
Nolo

PS. The oils spots under the bike in the second photo are from my KZ1100.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hi everyone on Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:50 am

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That looks very smart indeed. Congratulations on getting back on a bike, and a BMW in particular. I am nearly 60 myself and am busy buying the bikes I could not afford when they were new. I returned with a K100LT, just to see whether I could still manage it, then bought a K1100LT, and now have a K1200RS. I hope you enjoy your K.


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VIN 6459609, 1992 K1100LT, another ex-Police machine, even though she now looks like she is a former fire engine.
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hi everyone on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:03 am

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welcome Nolo

nice looking bike there ...have fun mate


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Hi everyone on Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:29 am

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Welcome to the forum from one who is also over 60. Maybe wisdom in choosing good bikes comes with increasing age.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl
    

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