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1Back to top Go down    BMW K100RS - new to forum on Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:36 am

Carl Middleton

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Good morning… new member into: BMW K100RS owner - returning to biking after a few years out - knees still knocking anything after 60MPH

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2Back to top Go down    Re: BMW K100RS - new to forum on Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:29 am

Holister

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Hey Carl. Just take it easy till you get used to the weight.
Take a look at these...
http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/332.html
And welKome to K-world
Cheers


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1988 K100RT     VIN No.  0094680
1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
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Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
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3Back to top Go down    Re: BMW K100RS - new to forum on Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:38 am

k-rider

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hey carl
welcome to the forum ,looks like a nice k rs in tne avatar

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4Back to top Go down    Re: BMW K100RS - new to forum on Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:42 am

Nigel T

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Hi Carl,
 Welcome and nice bike. I have a late RS SE too! They are quite a big beast to return to biking on, I can also appreciate that, but the power delivery is very friendly when you inevitably find yourself in the wrong gear! It is the low speed handling and tight twisties that are most challenging I find. I am starting to experiment with different tyre pressures from the BMW recommendation to try and find a sweet spot for me. 
Just a suggestion, I participate in a RoSPA advanced motorcycling course run by a local bike club and it has brought my riding skills and confidence up significantly. Well recommended!

Regards
Nigel


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5Back to top Go down    Re: BMW K100RS - new to forum on Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:56 am

Born Again Eccentric

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@Carl Middleton wrote:Good morning… new member into: BMW K100RS owner - returning to biking after a few years out - knees still knocking anything after 60MPH
Welcome Carl from another denizen of Somerset (Shepton Mallet)

I returned to biking with a K100LT a couple of years back and remember that knee knocking feeling well. It is a heavy bike and it does take a few miles to get used to the handling. I now comfortably go round bends in 5th that, when I started I was dropping down to 3rd for....and it actually feels more comfortable because you're leaning the bike and letting the tyres do the work rather than trying to steer.

Just be careful of the top weight at very slow speeds or stationary - if you let it catch you out and you let the bike lean over too far, it is very hard to catch her before she drops (and I see from your other post, that you've already had an unfortunate drop!). DOn't worry, we've all been there or had a few near misses.

Maintenance is reasonably straight forward and gets you intimate with your K - check out the so you've bought a K pages on the portal and check the age of your tyres (many posts on this subject, but >4 years old = change them regardless of remaining tread). The K is very sensitive to tyres.

If you want to meet up for coffee and K chat, give me a shout. If not, no worries, but hope to see you out on the road.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: BMW K100RS - new to forum on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:11 pm

brickrider

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Welcome Carl.  Take it easy until you get comfortable with the bike, for you are certainly correct in noting the .. ahem... substantial... nature of these bikes.  For my part, I've decided that if I'm going to be successful in continuing on with my K100RS as I rush into geezerhood, I cannot neglect exercise to maintain my leg strength.  Low speed manners of a heavy machine demands a degree of fitness if the rider is to maintain control.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: BMW K100RS - new to forum on Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:12 am

AL-58

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After 5 years with a Super Tenere 1200 I really don't find any K100 heavy or hard to handle at all.

Al


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