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1Back to top Go down    Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:28 am

bajaru

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Hi I'm posting to say hello to all.

I have been interested in a K100 for some time now and but it wasn't until recently that I seriously considered getting one to tinker with. So with a little help from you knowledgeable guys on this forum I will be able to ease into a K100 ownership with a bit more confidence. But until that day happens I will be stalking whilst I read up on old postings and discussions to help familiarise myself with the 'flying brick'.

Glad to be part of this forum. Cheers all

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:25 am

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Greetings Bajaru welcome to the place of all things K.
If you go to the downloads section you will find a link to "so you just bought a BMW"
it's a good read and very informative for those buying and those who have just bought a K100.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:28 am

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Thanks Rick G, I shall head there right now and see if I can find that article. Very Happy

...Sorry Rick G, I can't seem to find the 'download' section, or am I not privy to that section yet?

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:48 am

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welcome aboard

you will need a few more posts in this section (introductions etc ) and a few days after you can apply to receive the password for the downloads area ...and post pictures into the forum

by way of explanation ....this is to stop ...erm .... diminish spammers from makingunwanted posts into the forum


otherwise check here

http://www.k100-forum.com/portal

save this link in favourites

good to see you here


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:58 am

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Welcome too from the Northern Territory.

Don't worry about being a stalKer, you will learn lots from even just reading the posts. Everyone is very helpful and there is a great atmosphere on the forum. Some of us even meet up and for many of us we have made great new friends through the forum.

Especially don't be afraid to ask a question, even one that seems a simple one.

A wisdom is coming to the forum and you willlearn what to look out for when you go looking for a K......


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:58 am

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Thank you both, Rick G, Charlie99 + 92KK 84WW Olaf for the welcoming. I already feel right at home. 🆒


Charlie99, thanks for that link to the 'portal'. I managed to print off that topic in preparation for some light reading tonight...Can't wait now. This is gonna be exciting.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:28 am

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On the Portal page you'll find a few links in the middle. The first one is the one you're after "So you just bought a K100..."
Another very useful link is the second one "EFI/Ignition Troubleshooting".

Cheers


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:48 am

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Welcome!

You are doing exactly as I did - I got interested in the possibility is a K when I saw a craigslist ad for one.

Unfortunately I didn't get that 9ne (a particularly good buy), but did get one eventually for a good price.

I love this forum and the members are great.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:48 am

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bajaru ,,,,you might find a fellow member sort of close you

lets hope you can meet up with "rawdonball " he has a few projects ongoing ...but we never hear much what hes up to "right now " could be interesting eh ?


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:50 pm

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Welcome along, I din't buy a K because I wanted one, I bought it because it was affordable and I always admired them (just didn't consider it for me). Anyway I've now got 3 and never want to be without one Very Happy

Enjoy the Kompany Smile


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:30 pm

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88KE wrote:Welcome along, I din't buy a K because I wanted one, I bought it because it was affordable and I always admired them (just didn't consider it for me). Anyway I've now got 3 and never want to be without one Very Happy

Enjoy the Kompany Smile

88KE, there is some validity in what you say, and it makes perfect sense for me right now. I just spent the last couple of evenings trolling the net for possible sales and there seems to be some beauties/bargains to be had. Called up and spoke to 3 different owners and this need to own is contagious! (now i want all 3 of them - Shocked ).

Two of the bikes currently has 'Vintage Club' registrations and is not transferable upon sale, the other is unregistered, and I live miles (about 3500kms) away from the closest one. Initially I planned on a buy and ride home but this option now looks mighty slim. One owner swears black and blue his bike will do the distance without any issues as he was planning a 'round Australia' trip himself before he fell ill, and I sincerely felt pity for him. He sounded really genuine. The other 2 were kinda hit and miss! and didn't fill me with confidence.

As for the Vintage Club registration, I now need to look into this to see how I can best get around the the 'buy and drive' option. I guess its all horses for courses before I make my final decision. Ultimately, I want a bike that I can ride and not just sit waiting for parts in the back of a garage....

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:49 am

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Not easy finding this elusive K100. I been giving the 3500Km + affair some serious thought and I think I had better be looking for something closer first....so its back to the search sites

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:19 am

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14Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:32 am

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yeah saw that one rick ....looks "clean as" too , and all the right bits


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:20 am

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Thanks Rick G. Yes it looks great, don't know why the K75's was never on my radar. So far I've only looked for K100rs, probably bcoz I already have a K1200rs and wanted to keep the K100 closer to the 'RS' series. Perhaps it was foolish of me?


Anyway I shall keep my options open for now....



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16Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:29 am

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I've just spotted another K75...this one looks really nice
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yokine/motorcycles/bmw-k75-for-sale/1103390209

Can some one tell me why the difference in the seat and the side cover configuration?

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:30 am

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Welcome, bajaru.

The seat on the bike without the coloured side covers is the K series factory low seat. There is a rubber piece that goes over the tank a bit and covers some of what the normal side covers would hide.
I'm not sure how much difference there is in height, but there will certainly be someone with that knowledge.

Bill


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:27 am

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Hey Bajaru

I'm needing an excuse to head up to Perth (and beyond)! We should catch up - that Geraldton one must be later than '85 with those three spoke wheels? If you prefer my standard k75c for height then we could swop bits over from my second K75c (just a thought)

I will send you a pm

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19Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:17 am

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That looks a nice K75........if you have the space you need a K75 AND a K100.


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20Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:33 am

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92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:That looks a nice K75........if you have the space you need a K75 AND a K100.

92KK 84WW Olaf, it is very tempting but renting an apartment in Perth does not make for good garage/workshop space, especially if the bike needs TLC and sending it out to a mechanic is not an option. Besides I already had a bike stolen from my secure basement parking space in September last year and with zero hopes of recovery...according to the boys in blue!

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:37 am

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rawdonball wrote:Hey Bajaru

I'm needing an excuse to head up to Perth (and beyond)! We should catch up - that Geraldton one must be later than '85 with those three spoke wheels? If you prefer my standard k75c for height then we could swop bits over from my second K75c (just a thought)

I will send you a pm

Cheers
Hi Rawdonball, no problem about the swap if I do end up getting that K75 with the wrap-round covers. I shall keep you posted.

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings All ! on Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:29 am

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Shocked There must be others out there looking at K75's too...there was another one for sale yesterday (rather cheap too I must admit, Aus$1500) but before I could get around to seeing it, it went too, to some lucky person!

I'm still looking

    

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