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1Back to top Go down    New member from Virginia on Sun May 01, 2016 11:53 am


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Hi all,
Picked up a 96 K1100RS a month ago that was in need of some TLC. I started doing some fixing up and test rides last week.
Its a real head turner, but in a bad kind of way.
I found whenever I enter a parking lot, people run for cover, thinking the thing is about to blow.
I ordered a replacement fuel pump. That should take care of that alarming noise.
But now I'm starting to wander If BMW intentionally made it that way.
Loud fuel pumps save lives!


2Back to top Go down    Re: New member from Virginia on Sun May 01, 2016 6:12 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Hi Craig

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you got a typical K as in needing work when you get it but then it will settle down nicely.

Some fuel pumps are noisy. Some fuel pumps are VERY noisy. Like a warm of angry wasps inside your gas tank.

On a more serious note don't be afraid to ask questions as everyone is really very helpful and welcoming.

1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 69,000 miles

3Back to top Go down    Re: New member from Virginia on Sun May 01, 2016 8:28 pm

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Hi Craig welcome to our special kind of Knuthaus.
Check that the body of the pump isnt lose in the rubber vibration damper andfallen down contacting the inside of the tank. If it is touching it's like an echo chamber and really amplifies the noise especially when the tank is getting empty. I had it happen on my K100 and the noise was very loud.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now

4Back to top Go down    Re: New member from Virginia on Thu May 12, 2016 5:38 am


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I'm a liitle slow catching up in this section - Belated welcome, enjoy the forum!

88....May contain nuts!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.

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