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1Back to top Go down    A Harley guy needs some help! on Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:24 pm

husker71

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Guys,

I need some help. I have a friend who has a K100 and would like me to help him either restore or sell it. How do I determine what year this bike is?

Thanks,

Tony in Florida

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:36 pm

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http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

In general, the model year is the production year +1. (At least in the US.)

Doesn't he a have a title?


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:21 pm

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Hello!

Just post the frame number here and we will tell you what you want.

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4Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:16 pm

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All motor vehicles have a compliance plate on which the VIN, model and date etc are stamped. On a K100 its on the rear most frame strut from the gearbox back up to the seat. Some countries its on the left, some its on the right.
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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: A Harley guy needs some help! on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:26 pm

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In the US it's a silver sticker on the frame rail back by the center stand handle. They wear off or get very tattered though so many K bikes no longer have them or they are unreadable. And if you get the frame powder coated there is no way to preserve it.

But all K bikes have the VIN stamped into the frame on the right side above the transmission.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:18 am

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As the previous posts say run the check on the numbers on the frame or VIN number...

But a quick way:

By your right foot, on the sump of the engine, on a vertical smooth stripyou will see numbers......the engine is coded to the week and year....the first four digits on my 1984 K100RT are 3284 meaning it was manufacturedin week 32 of 1984. The remaining digits represent the number from that week. Of course an engine change renders that nonsense.

Another is that up to 85 the seat has the handles in the seat and are screwed to the underside as part of the seat. When you open it look at the rear of the petrol tank and if you see a single bolt holding it down then it's the early model, it will also have a 4 litre and 7 litre fuel warning light on the left clock, later ones have only a single 5 litre warning light.

And interestingly a 1984 production number seems to surface in US as a 1985 model......


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 87,100 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,000 miles
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:21 am

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Its difficult to register a vehicle in Australia without a compliance plate. Ours are a metal plate riveted onto the frame on the right side.

Here's another way to identify the year if you've just got the VIN.
Your vehicle's VIN 10th digit, is used worldwide to encode the model year of the vehicle.

B = 1981 G = 1986 M = 1991 T = 1996 1 = 2001 6 = 2006 B = 2011
C = 1982 H = 1987 N = 1992 V = 1997 2 = 2002 7 = 2007 C = 2012
D = 1983 J = 1988 P = 1993 W = 1998 3 = 2003 8 = 2008 D = 2013
E = 1984 K = 1989 R = 1994 X = 1999 4 = 2004 9 = 2009 E = 2014
F = 1985 L = 1990 S = 1995 Y = 2000 5 = 2005 A = 2010 F = 2015


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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
    

8Back to top Go down    You Guys Are The Best! on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:13 am

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Thanks for all the advice! I'll take another look and let you know what I find...

Tony

    

9Back to top Go down    K100 ID on Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:48 am

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Guys,

I found a tag of the right downtube behind the engine:

BMW 100

10 01048
13 04163

What does this translate to?

Thanks

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:34 am

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You need to find the 16 character VIN that will start with WB.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:47 am

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You will find The Frame Numbers on The right side of the frame.
Just at the hight where right you knee is when you sit on the bike.

See pictures
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Here you see the plate with the number, in the middle of the picture
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K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
Pictures:Me my bike and I
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:56 am

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US bikes don't have those plates. There's a federal compliance sticker on the left side of the frame and also a stamped VIN on the right side of the frame.





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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:18 am

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Thanks Duck, I'm learning! :-)

Cheers


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Only a few activities make me experience my senses in a way motorcycle riding does, it is like swimming in the nude in a river.
K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
Pictures:Me my bike and I
    

14Back to top Go down    K100 ID on Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:11 am

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Guys,

The numbers on the VIN plate are hard to read but I think they are:

WB1 051 406 005 333 Does this help, at all, with the year and other model info?

The numbers above the VIN plate are even harder to read and not all there but the last digits look like:
81 or 8L


Thanks!

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:37 pm

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According to the WB1 it's an R 60/7 made 6/77 so that as sure as hell isn't right.
The engine number will give a date for engine manufacture but not model.


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16Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:49 pm

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What are the last seven digits of the VIN stamped into the right frame? That's all we need....


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: A Harley guy needs some help! on Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:47 am

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We require a number similar to this:

WB1056302 L 0123456 or

0123456 K100 (early models).

Or something very similar. The seven numbers in bold are then inserted as the VIN number into realoem.com but only after you select the motorcycle and classic options.

If some numbers are unreadable then make them up. Hopefully it will be in the samebatch.


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