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1Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:39 am

Brigantian

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Hello all. Just arrived fresh from the Harley XR1200 forums. Loved the beast to bits but it had to go. The Frau (yes she is quite German) could not live with the tiny pillion pad and the high footrests. As everything German is apparantly superior ( Laughing ) I am now looking at K75's K100's and K1100's as a sensible replacement. And to be honest I quite like the way they are put together. So if you're selling one or know somebody selling one, let me know.

Me and the Frau are in our 50's. She's a massage therapist, witch/shaman/reiki practicioner. Me, well I'm an ex mechanic with a useless degree in transport management. Into general weirdness and dabble with the shamanism too, a bit. Bit of a geek/nerd. You know, into scifi, comics and not averse to a bit of gaming too (though I do not get the chance too often). We are in Rainworth, Nottingham. She is from Berlin and I am from Bradford. I have already bought several books and manuals for/about the K series bikes and I am looking forward to getting my hands on one (gonna junk the ABS, if it has it, as a first mod - it just looks ridiculous and lighter must be faster (right?) Cool

Mark

    

2Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:18 am

Holister

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I dunno... The ABS on my K1100 has saved my skin a coupla times now I reckon.
If ever I need a sharman..... I'll send you a PM. sunny

WelKome to the forum


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  Hello from Nottingham (UK) Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

3Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:51 pm

Dai

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Hello from Nottingham (UK) 177912 But I'm with Hollister here - keep the ABS. I know too many stories where it's saved someone from serious injury.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

4Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:04 pm

indian036

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We used to dream of having an ABS!

Hello from Nottingham (UK) 177912 From Oz (and Yorkshire?)

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   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:55 am

Gaz

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Another welkome from Oz, I'm sure you will love the 'K' when you get one - especially if you like touring on a bike. I know I'm biased but I think you will wonder why you rode the Harley once you have travelled on a 'K'.

I have ABS II on my K1100 and wouldn't dream of removing it, but I did a project build on a 1990 K75 with the older style ABS and couldn't get it to engage reliably so removed it, which fitted the style of stripped down bike I was after.

Look forward to hearing how your story unfolds.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

6Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:06 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Hi Mark,

If you are the right height the K1100LT would seem to be really a great choice and has the bells and whistles like ABS etc.

From those I know who travel 2 up its very comfortable for a pillion, will eat miles all day and leave you feeling fresh. The K100LT will also do it just as well but for some the K1100 is an improvement. I am staying K100 because I don't want the extra weight. Even the weight reduction from the K100LT down to a K100RT made a huge difference for me.

But do not dismiss the K75LT or Ultima, they are very very smooth, not too much weight either and extremely nice for travelling and touring on. Also very economical on juice. 88 [Will] has a mix of K75, K100 and K1100 and has tried them all 2 up. Suss him out, you just might have to come over here and buy him a beer! The K1100 will bring the word 'turbine' to mind'.

Best advice if you go looking is to try it out 2 up. There are seat options and these make a big difference.

All are ok to work on, every bike always has something to go at. The K engines are unburstable and parts availability is great.

From my time with them I see the clutch and rear engine crankshaft seal as the only potential awkward ones but still won't hit you as hard as an exhaust or swing arm for some well known Japanese bikes!. The routine stuff on the Ks is a doddle to get at, starter, alternator, plugs, filters, brake pads, engine management, timing chain, valve clearances, battery, relays etc. The forum is brilliant for tips, ideas, parts etc and all the guys are great for advice and help and banter. Some of us do meet up from time to time and have made some good virtual and face to face friends. If you travel do make sure to let us know, we love visitors over here and will try to get a meet up. If you don't travel now is the time to start planning some.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

7Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:48 am

Brad-Man

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Welcome!

You shouldn't be surprised to hear that we think you have made a great choice!


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8Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:59 am

Brigantian

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Thanks to all the guys and sheilas that commented. I feel right at home. Feels very familiar cheers

    

9Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:15 am

RicK G

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Hi Mark welcome to the Knuthaus. I see that you have already met a good cross section of the inmates.
Think carefully about removing the ABS it may be a little heavy and ungainly but still not as bad as a plaster cast.
Mine has got me out of some hairy situations that would have been a lot more difficult to deal with if not for the steering while under heavy brakes.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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Curley

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Hello from Nottingham (UK) 177912


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11Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:09 am

audibob

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Hi Brigantian,
welcome to the world of "K" bikes. 
I live about 10 miles from you in Huthwaite , so anytime you want drop in for advice / help / coffee  and cake,  please feel free.
I am on my second K100 LT, and she ticks all the boxes for me, enough power, weather protection and is very smooth compared to my old boxer twins. 
Spanner work is fairly straight forward, even fixing a faulty ABS system.
I love my K and wouldnt swap for anything else
Bob


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Yamaha 90
Honda CD 175
Honda CB 360 
Triumph T 140V Bonneville
Triumph T150 Trident
Honda CB750 F1
Cz 175
Yamaha XS 750
R 100/7
R 80
K100 LT
K100 LT current bike
    

12Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:40 am

Brigantian

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@audibob wrote:Hi Brigantian,
welcome to the world of "K" bikes. 
I live about 10 miles from you in Huthwaite , so anytime you want drop in for advice / help / coffee  and cake,  please feel free.
I am on my second K100 LT, and she ticks all the boxes for me, enough power, weather protection and is very smooth compared to my old boxer twins. 
Spanner work is fairly straight forward, even fixing a faulty ABS system.
I love my K and wouldnt swap for anything else
Bob

Thanks Bob. Trying to get the Frau to go look at a K1100RS in Malton this weekend. We also have a bungalow we rent out in Hilcote. We know Huthwaite quite well.

    

13Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:12 pm

Nigel T

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Welcome and have fun with your search for a good Brick.  RS...way to go!  Such a cool looking bike. Keep us all updated with how the search goes.

Regards
Nigel


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1989 BMW K100 RS SE
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14Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:24 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Brigantian wrote:
@audibob wrote:Hi Brigantian,
welcome to the world of "K" bikes. 
I live about 10 miles from you in Huthwaite , so anytime you want drop in for advice / help / coffee  and cake,  please feel free.
I am on my second K100 LT, and she ticks all the boxes for me, enough power, weather protection and is very smooth compared to my old boxer twins. 
Spanner work is fairly straight forward, even fixing a faulty ABS system.
I love my K and wouldnt swap for anything else
Bob

Thanks Bob. Trying to get the Frau to go look at a K1100RS in Malton this weekend. We also have a bungalow we rent out in Hilcote. We know Huthwaite quite well.

If you try out the RS and find it a little sporty in the riding position bar risers can be added. I would also suggest try a K1100LT
as it has a more upright position. It is possible to swap components, bars, clutch cable, front brake hose being different on both models.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

15Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:14 am

Holister

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.... Trying to get the Frau to go look at a K1100RS in Malton this weekend.

The K1100RS is a great machine.
Before you take a look, have a read of this. It may help you to understand what to look for.
You just bought a used K100, so what now?


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  Hello from Nottingham (UK) Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

16Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:13 am

88

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Hi Brigatian,

As Olaf said I've had K100/K75c and am now mounted on a K1100RS.

The K in any form will be a transformation from a HD1200 but superb for 2 up touring. 

The all have sufficient power and gearing to eat up a continental country in a day for touring. 

The LT fairing gives superb weather protection for our climate in all seasons. the RS gives a good bit too but nothing as good as the LT.

on my RS I've  had a couple of little Lockups and a power slide ( Twisted Evil ) of the back wheel as the riding position is more forward and less weight on the rear than the LT. The power is a joy coming from the K75, but has turned me into a holligan! My ABS is not working but I ingtend to sort it after those twitchy little incidents.

Let us know what you finally get, we'll be keen to hear!


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"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.
    

17Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:15 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Sound advice indeed. Is the RS up on eBay or anything?

88 here bought a K1100RS last December. It was in my area and being a 3 hour ride away from me so Will asked me to take a look. As it happened the seller was the same guy I got to sort my K100LT when I got it. It needed a few things doing to it but it was as advertised and cosmetically good and I was most impressed with it. I think he likes it now!!!!!

To be honest I haven't met any disappointed K1100 owners. I also know quite a few BMW owners who like newer bikes and are wistful about the Ks they sold off years back.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

18Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:16 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Mental telepathy! Shamrock


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

19Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:48 am

audibob

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Hi Mark,
how was the viewing on the K1100rs.  I see it is still on e-bay .
Bob


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Yamaha 90
Honda CD 175
Honda CB 360 
Triumph T 140V Bonneville
Triumph T150 Trident
Honda CB750 F1
Cz 175
Yamaha XS 750
R 100/7
R 80
K100 LT
K100 LT current bike
    

20Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:02 am

Brigantian

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@audibob wrote:Hi Mark,
how was the viewing on the K1100rs.  I see it is still on e-bay .
Bob

    

21Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:10 am

David Nimrod

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Hi, from another Notts. K rider...

    

22Back to top Go down   Hello from Nottingham (UK) Empty Re: Hello from Nottingham (UK) on Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:34 am

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