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1Back to top Go down    New Brick owner in California! on Mon May 30, 2016 7:32 pm

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Good morning everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike, i live in California. I am in my 50's and up until two weeks ago, i have always had Japanese bikes. My lasr bike was a 77 GL1000 that i sold because it needed some work and I needed a change.

For the last 6 months i had been looking for a brick, but wanted to find the right one, you know, a K100 with low mileage that had been babied its entire life. Well, I found it. I bought an 87 K100RT with 26k on the odometer, in perfect condition. After i bought it, it went straight to the shop for a service and spline lube.

The bike is beautuful and runs great! Its like riding a work of art.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick owner in California! on Mon May 30, 2016 11:49 pm

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What shop?

Where are you in CA?


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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: New Brick owner in California! on Tue May 31, 2016 12:05 am

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Im in Northern California. I had a drive line service and spline lube at San Jose BMW. Where are you at?

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick owner in California! on Tue May 31, 2016 12:45 am

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As you may have found out, BMW dealers are rather expensive places to get spline lubes done.

I'm up in Washington but have ridden and spent a fair amount of time in CA.

I know a guy in the bay area with a K1100LT who might have a good reference or two for more affordable indy service around the South Bay Area.


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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
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick owner in California! on Tue May 31, 2016 1:16 am

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Yeah, I know they are.

In the future, I plan on doing most if the service work myself, but in this case, since I had never done it before, and it had an intermittent squeak in that general area, that turned out to be nothing, I really wanted to have a professional look at it.

But more than the fear of doing it myself, I was really anxious to take it for a nice ride over the hill to Santa Cruz ASAP.

I am very interested in having contacts in this area though that might be able to give me some advise on local resources for good K service and parts.

Thanks for the note, and I want to wish you some good riding weather for the summer. Washington is a very beautiful state.

Best regards,
Mike

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick owner in California! on Tue May 31, 2016 1:29 am

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Sign up athttp://www.k11og.org/forum/ as well as here. There are several Bay Area guys there.

(Don't worry about it being a K1100 site. Most of the people there have owned other Ks and you'll be more than welcome there.)


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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
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick owner in California! on Tue May 31, 2016 1:36 am

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Sounds great. Thanks for your help.

Best regards,
Mike

    

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