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1Back to top Go down    greetings on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:39 am

PatrickWarren

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Hey folks I'm a new member I just got a 86 k100 LT. IT HAS 100k on the clock.
First thing I'm going to do is the monkey nuts on Alt. Have manuals coming in for the bike.
Intresting machine and some cool,people who ride them I'll be around Wink

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:00 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome to the forum. You will definitely enjoy the K100...looking forward to seeing you riding round our way too.

I did my monkey nuts a few weeks ago, started as a simple job. I was told I should take out starter motor but the three Allen bolts proved accessible without taking starter motor off, I was able to guide the Allen key in between the alternator and starter to get at the third one that's almost hidden. 2 are very visible and you can work out where the third one is. The replacement of the monkey nuts was easy enough in the end.

BUT, it involves gas tank off and back on. Check out your fuel lines, if not good replace them all as the movement from taking the gas tank off may split or crack them or cause them to split afterwards. They are pressurised so a split is serious. I would replace them too, not expensive even for BMW fuel line, but it does mean air box off which uses 2 Allen bolts down to the top of the engine, accessible when you take out the air filter. Make the new ones slightly longer and you wont have to disconnect the fuel lines next time you need to get at the relay box or the radiator coolant cap.

When you finish you need one of these


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3Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:05 pm

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Welcome Patrick! I believe there are some posts here that give pointers to help with your alternator damper task. I too was able to replace those rubber bits without too much difficulty. Do take care to note their orientation so you can guide the new ones into their respective slots and all will go together without a fuss. I found using some silicon grease helpful.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:47 pm

PatrickWarren

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Thanks Olaf.... maybe one of those before the job? Lol

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:42 pm

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Hi Patrick welcome to the forum.


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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
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:55 am

PatrickWarren

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Thanks Rick, want to have manuals so I half ass know what I'm looking at.... Have ridden bikes since the 70's starting dirt.... Had a Hodaka in the 70's like mechanical things

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:13 pm

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I will send a PM with a link.


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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
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:20 am

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Welcome along Patrick. I've a bit of bad news for you ...at 100k your brick is NOT a high miler. Many Forum member with 2 and even 3 times that! I had a spanish friend over in the summer with his RS he bought new in '87 which now has 328k on the clock. Maintenance on a timely basis is the key. I presume you read the link to "You just bought a used k100, so what now?" It's smack bang in the middle of the portal page so get stuck in if you haven't.

Oh....and let's be having a pic of your steed as soon as you've figured out how to post them!


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9Back to top Go down    Re: greetings on Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:57 am

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Welcome Patrick, this is the best place to be if you are a brickster - friendly & they know what they are talking about Smile

Cheers

    

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