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1Back to top Go down    New K100RS owner in Colorado on Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:12 pm

shaner3721

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Hey All,

Shane here, in Colorado (Denver/Boulder area). Just picked up my first motorcycle, a 1991 K100RS. I believe it is the red metallic, which is a maroon/burgundy color. Just over 42,000 miles and running good with a fresh tune up and fluid changes.

Excited to be a part of this community and hoping to evolve the bike into a naked version/cafe racer!

-Shane

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:18 pm

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WelKome!

I've owned a couple of those 4V RS bikes. Enjoyed the heck out of them.

(We sure are getting a lot of Americans signing up here lately.)


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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
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3Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:13 pm

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Welcome to the forum. We hope that you will enjoy your experience.
The K100rs is a fantastic tourer.
duck wrote:WelKome!
(We sure are getting a lot of Americans signing up here lately.)
We also pickup a lot of new European members too.
The beauty of this forum is that you don't need a passport or visa and we don't have any borders. Very Happy


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4Back to top Go down    First Picture on Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:48 pm

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Thought I'd snap a picture on my way in to work this morning:

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:05 am

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Shane,

Great picture - bike looks really sweet. 

I know it's your bike your choice, but how could you even be considering making her naked/cafed. She looks perfect already and if she is running well too, keep her that way and look for an old wreck to bring back to life as your project bike. Just my bigoted opinion!

It is not unusual to amass a Kollection  of several K bikes (aka Kpox).

Oh yeah, forgot to say "welcome" and enjoy the forum!



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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 Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" 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)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:19 am

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Cool

Welcome,

Nice bike she looks good already.

BIG D

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:44 am

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welcome aboard shane ..

nice pic


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8Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:35 am

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Sweet looking machine. I'm not adverse to mods but it would be a shame to hack that.
A warm welKome Shane.


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
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Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
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9Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:12 am

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Holister wrote:Sweet looking machine. I'm not adverse to mods but it would be a shame to hack that.
A warm welKome Shane.
+1

I'm lucky in that I found an '85 RS that had no fairings for $950 so I feel that I can do whatever I want to it and not feel bad about it.

I have accumulated the following bits for eventual mods:

Works shock
Cyclops LED lights.
LED brake/taillights to go on each side of the license plate to supplement the stock light and "triangulate".
"C" fairing and new battery covers and all grommets and bits for same.
7" headlight bucket, Cibie headlight and LED H4 bulb.
K100 4v front end and wheels engine, tranny and paralever (engine may never be used but If I decide to Microsquirt/turbo that may change).
Naked radiator shroud and side panels - don't know if I will use these...

I still need to get new fork tubes and when I rebuild will have emulators and springs put in.  I MAY have Traxxion Dynamics do this part. - haven't decided.

The better half has stated that the repaint of all parts will be the stock Polaris Silver Metallic.



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10Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:25 am

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shaner3721 wrote:Hey All,

Shane here, in Colorado (Denver/Boulder area). Just picked up my first motorcycle, a 1991 K100RS. I believe it is the red metallic, which is a maroon/burgundy color. Just over 42,000 miles and running good with a fresh tune up and fluid changes.

Excited to be a part of this community and hoping to evolve the bike into a naked version/cafe racer!

-Shane
welcome to the forum shane nice bike and colour BUT PLEASE don't destroy a wonderful k100 rs 16v bike keep it as it is and as the others have commented get a dose of Kpox and get an old k100 basic or ragged rt 2v and do that as a project bike too many nice original bike are cut up or hacked to death get something for a grand [$1000] and work on that very rewarding and keeps the brain ticking over and stops the onset of dementia im doing that now heres an idea get cheap donor bike preferably with paralever fd and shoe horn in a big block k1200 donk and customise that  135hp whooo eee by the way what $$$$$$$$ did you pay for the RS  and great scenery cheers mate

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:21 am

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G'day Shane , + 2 for me , the 4v K100RS is in my opinion the best of the KRS's and by the picture you put up yours looks like a very sweet clean example . Please don't harm her ! , if you must go down the café ( yawn ) path go get yourself a cheap bike in a box like many others have suggested , don't do it to this fine example

John Re

Melbourne Australia ( fellow KRS pilot )


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12Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:56 am

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JR_K100RS wrote:G'day Shane , + 2 for me , the 4v K100RS is in my opinion the best of the KRS's and by the picture you put up yours looks like a very sweet clean example . Please don't harm her ! , if you must go down the café ( yawn ) path go get yourself a cheap bike in a box like many others have suggested , don't do it to this fine example

John Re

Melbourne Australia ( fellow KRS pilot )
hi there john good to see another brick rider/owner here in victoria what part of melbourne ?? me im west side of the grampians have 1987 k100 naked with k75c fairing and have a custom [ not to be confused with kaffee racer ] just a custom if your coming this way for a ride you would be made welcome here to call in  just pm me a couple of days before hand so im here cheers mate 

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:07 pm

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Hey All,

Thanks for the welcomes and kind thoughts on the bike!

I've only had it for a little over a week, and I'm loving every minute of it!

As for converting it, I'm not set on anything yet and I appreciate everyone's concern in regards to hacking up such a nice bike! Unfortunately, what the picture doesn't show is that cosmetically, it's not THAT perfect. It has been tipped over by the previous owner and the right hand side of the fairing is cracked in a few spots. In addition, it's hard to see in the photo, but the left side plastic cover below the seat is busted and currently zip-tied to the frame to keep it in place... I'm not saying I'm going to do anything at this point, but I don't believe it's as great a specimen as you all are saying. 

Anyway, thanks for the kind welKomes and I'm really looking forward to spending more time on the bike and on this forum!

-Shane

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:52 pm

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shaner3721 wrote:Hey All,

Thanks for the welcomes and kind thoughts on the bike!

I've only had it for a little over a week, and I'm loving every minute of it!

As for converting it, I'm not set on anything yet and I appreciate everyone's concern in regards to hacking up such a nice bike! Unfortunately, what the picture doesn't show is that cosmetically, it's not THAT perfect. It has been tipped over by the previous owner and the right hand side of the fairing is cracked in a few spots. In addition, it's hard to see in the photo, but the left side plastic cover below the seat is busted and currently zip-tied to the frame to keep it in place... I'm not saying I'm going to do anything at this point, but I don't believe it's as great a specimen as you all are saying. 

Anyway, thanks for the kind welKomes and I'm really looking forward to spending more time on the bike and on this forum!

-Shane
perfect shaner spend some time and a few greenback $$$$ on it and a few parts off fleabay .com and get some bits and fix the scrape on the RHS repaint them to match  , another LHS battery / side cover, etc etc and restore it back to its former glory,  i would love to have a chance to buy a complete K100 RS16V at a price i could afford like yours they were / are a fantastic bike as they rolled off the line in munich, the epitome of the 1000cc 4 valve engine ,do that and you will have a bike to be proud of then go and buy an old clunker "barn find " and do your custom whatever and contract Kpox like me and other members of this forum have done so what say you TWB !!!! cheers mate and best of luck **woodcutter

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:34 pm

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G'day Woodcutter , I'm located in the outer eastern suburbs , about 5 minutes from BM Motorcycles in Ringwood . A group of friends & myself are thinking of a ride in spring sometime finishing in Halls Gap , nothing set yet , we shall see

John Re


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16Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:42 pm

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JR_K100RS wrote:G'day Woodcutter , I'm located in the outer eastern suburbs , about 5 minutes from BM Motorcycles in Ringwood . A group of friends & myself are thinking of a ride in spring sometime finishing in Halls Gap , nothing set yet , we shall see

John Re
sounds like a plan john not sure about halls gap not my idea of a nice place overpriced food  but the beers are cold at the pub im about 80klms south on the henty not far from cavendish , keep in touch you would all be welcome to call in for respite just pm me the day before if you decide to some nice roads around here the  victoria valley road from dunkeld to halls gap is great just be vigilant towards the kangaroos they make a mess of any bike they come in contact with  cheers mate



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17Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:03 am

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Shane,

Great picture - I have the pearl/white version, seems you have a special seat  Very Happy


greetings from Belgium!
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18Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:29 am

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TrikkeK100RS wrote:Shane,

Great picture - I have the pearl/white version, seems you have a special seat  Very Happy


greetings from Belgium!
Patrick

Thanks, Patrick! The Corbin seat is amazing! SOOOOO comfortable!

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:37 am

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Welcome to the forum!  I havea '92 K100 4v as well.  They are really great bikes.  I modded mine but rather than strip it, I went with the lower fairings from the K1100RS.  It is now my favorite of the three bricks I own.


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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
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20Back to top Go down    Re: New K100RS owner in Colorado on Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:06 pm

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Shane,
   Glad to see another K in Boulder! You're going to love it. I got my '85 K100RS in March and I just can't stay off it. Have you been up Coal Creek Canyon yet? It's spectacular. And the Peak-to-Peak Highway is freshly repaved. Definitely check it out.
   If you find yourself in Boulder with some time to spare, swing by my shop and say hi (Boulder Bikesmith, 30th & Arapahoe). I'd love to see your bike!

  -Jon


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