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1Back to top Go down    Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:01 am

Tom Witt

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Just came home with my first BMW and my first "real" bike. Looking forward to learning all I can about it on this forum Very Happy

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:03 am

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Hi Tom welcome to our Knuthaus. Do tell us a bit more about the bike and some pictures please.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:12 am

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Hi Tom

welcome to the forum!

yes, pics of your ride if possible please


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:18 am

Tom Witt

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Thanks guys. Trying to figure out how to upload a pic now, but not really sure what toolbar button to use. None of them allow me to browse to the image I want to upload.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:44 am

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Figured it out SmileIt a 1985 K100RS with 43k miles on it. When I looked at the ad, I thought it was an RT at first due to the windscreen and saddlebags/trunk. Turns out it has an aftermarket windscreen on it that I haven't been able to identify, and bags from the RT or LT models of the same vintage. It has heated grips, but the P.O. says it keeps blowing the fuse. If I can't find the fault with the grips, I'll turn in my Klein tools. Otherwise it's in great mechanical condition and good cosmetic condition. The first thing I need to do is check the splines-moving my mother-in-law or I would have already done so. The overall condition as well as it being a 1985 and not the later models has me confident in their condition though. Has the liners for the saddlebags and a VOLUMINOUS tank bag in excellent condition as well. Paid $2,200.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:28 am

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Yum that is nice. The screen looks like a high screen from a K1100, if it is it will have 2 unused 10mm holes either side about 2/3 of the way down. The pannies are the type 3 which are from later models and the pick of the bunch by a long way.
All in all a good buy, you will enjoy many miles on it.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:46 am

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Welcome to the forum Tom. Yet another '85 K100RS. That must have been the year BMW sold most of the K100RS models!
Fine year, I might add....

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:00 am

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Welcome tom my old girl is a year younger than yours mine has done 120,000 miles still purs like a kitten


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:02 pm

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@Tom Witt wrote:-moving my mother-in-law or I would have already done so.
Welcome Tom,

Nice looking bike for very good price.

Had a chuckle about "moving your mother-in-law" I guess I've just watched too many US crime dramas and immediately pictured her wrapped up in a roll of carpet in your garage and getting in the way of you lubing your splines.

Don't mind me, it's all normal in the Knut haus.Very Happy


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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 Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" 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)
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:19 pm

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Hello and welcome!

Nice bike.
First thing I would do is change the fuel filter and do the rear drive shaft lub. You find nice vids on YouTube.

Enjoy your rides
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11Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:34 pm

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Welcome! That is a nice looking bike. With a little TLC she should run a couple hundred thousand miles.

Your screen looks like it may be a Parabellum. The air inlet at the leading edge is the giveaway.

http://parabellum.com/K100RS-K1100RS-Windshield-System-P6.aspx


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:56 pm

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:
@Tom Witt wrote:-moving my mother-in-law or I would have already done so.
immediately pictured her wrapped up in a roll of carpet in your garage and getting in the way of you lubing your splines.

LMAO! There've been days Twisted Evil

Rick, after your tip about the windshield I looked up K1100 models this morning which led me to a site by a guy with a windshield that matched mine. It is a Parabellum as guessed by Point-Seven-Five. It's not quite tall enough-P.O. was about six inches shorter than me-and the wind hits me at the top of my visor resulting in a lot of noise while upright vs. hunched over just a little. Thinking of getting a taller replacement or an MRA X-creen clamp on.

Chocolate, I'll add the fuel filter to my to do list, thanks.

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the owner's manual?

I knew I came to the right forum, you guys rock

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:53 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Looks like you can still get the Owner's manual from Max BMW.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51752&rnd=07012015

Look at the literature page, item #11.

01 47 9 798 447OWNERS HANDBOOK K100-K100LT - US-ENGLISCH0.401 $18.79


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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
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1968 Kawasaki 175
    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:09 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Looks like you can still get the Owner's manual from Max BMW.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51752&rnd=07012015

Look at the literature page, item #11.

01 47 9 798 447OWNERS HANDBOOK K100-K100LT - US-ENGLISCH0.401 $18.79
Done and bookmarked! Thanks!

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:20 am

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workshop manual is available right here ...for free (but you may have to print it out if you want a hardcopy)

some places do that quite cheaply ...if you take the file along ?

once you have the required number of posts and time elapsed in the members introductions threads

and gain access to the downloads pages - area

there are other gems there as well .


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:24 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I thought he was looking for the rider's manual.

Oh, well...


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1994 K75S
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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from the Central Valley on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:28 am

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Yes, I was looking for the owner's manual, not the service manual-that one came with the bike. Thanks all, once again for the help and welcome.

    

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