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1Back to top Go down    Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:41 pm

Filipe

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Hello, after long years waiting to get a pair of wheels that the engine wouldn't be my legs, I save enough to buy a 1992 K100RS 16V, in Dark Grey color, it's not perfect, but I can ride it and that's the most important.
With time and the help from this forum members surely I will put it in "Tip Top" condition! Smile

PS: It's funny that my motorcycle has is first registration exactly 23 mouths before I was born, (6/1/1992 and 6/12/1993)



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2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:48 pm

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Tip top is a lot of work. Rideable, safe and reliable is a lot easier. Many of us are somewhere in between.

Welkome to the forum.  Very Happy

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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:10 pm

Filipe

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@indian036 wrote:Tip top is a lot of work. Rideable, safe and reliable is a lot easier. Many of us are somewhere in between.

Welkome to the forum.  Very Happy

Bill

Your are exactly right! But right now I think that all the faults are known so I can regularly controlled them (like checking brake fluid twice a week ... x) ).
The battery some times works good, sometimes isn't even enough to start the engine, I've already checked the level, and it was low, so I added some distilled water to get the level right, and yesterday already bought a 12V 8A charger, and today I notice some difference to better! 
Although I keep looking for a new gel battery, I though that replacing the acid could give it another year of life maybe ... anyone has tried that ? (1 acid liter 4,6€)
PS: I only started to riding it like one week ago, because before there was a fuel pump replacement, the fuel pump rubber, the front right indicator plastic, front brake cables, fuel tank leak... the reason why I could buy the bike only saving in 4 university years ...

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:40 pm

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I'm not an expert, but any time I've tried to do anything with the battery acid, it hasn't been successful. A new battery usually gives a better and quicker result. 
Before you do that, check the charging system. At idle it's often marginal, but at 2000+ rpm a volt meter across the battery should be reading at least 13.5 volts. Higher revs can go up to 14.4V. If you're not getting that, either the battery is totally dead (not likely, from your description) or the charging system has a problem. 

Cheap testing is often better than replacing an expensive part that isn't faulty. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:10 pm

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@indian036 wrote:I'm not an expert, but any time I've tried to do anything with the battery acid, it hasn't been successful. A new battery usually gives a better and quicker result. 
Before you do that, check the charging system. At idle it's often marginal, but at 2000+ rpm a volt meter across the battery should be reading at least 13.5 volts. Higher revs can go up to 14.4V. If you're not getting that, either the battery is totally dead (not likely, from your description) or the charging system has a problem. 

Cheap testing is often better than replacing an expensive part that isn't faulty. 

Bill

Thanks for the hint! I will find my multimeter and then I will check those values! Smile

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:25 pm

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Welcome!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:41 pm

Filipe

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@Brad-Man wrote:Welcome!
Thanks! Smile

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:48 pm

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good to have you along Filipe. enjoy the K'.


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1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:19 pm

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Welcome to the forum, Felipe.  You'll find the help you need to get your K-bike running well right here.  Plenty of knowledgeable and generous riders with our shared love of these bikes.
I was in your country last month and really liked it!  The roads and highways are well-maintained, and much of the countryside is really pretty.  I found the south to be a bit like central California.  However, Northern Portugal and Galicia was perhaps my favorite part of our vacation. 
I hope to return next year on two wheels.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:32 pm

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Hi Filipe wlcome to the forum


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:45 pm

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Thanks GroverK and RicK G!

brickrider2 I'm glad that you like your visit to Portugal! 
The south of Portugal is indeed a bit desert, but is where (Algarve) most of portuguese people went this three day weekend (10 of June is Day of Portugal, and of course an holiday) to do the ritual of sunbathing, and surely none of them known that was happening there the 12 hours Portimão (endurance motorcycle racing) with a big name in portuguese racing bikers, Miguel Oliveira!
But that's not for me, because I'm finishing my masters thesis!

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Hello Everyone! on Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:53 am

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welcome filipe

give the battery a good 8 hours of charge ....before deciding anything

you may find with a good charge, things may settle out , especially with regular riding, now taking place .

measure and write down the results for later  ...it will come in handy at some time in the future

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