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1Back to top Go down    Instruments compatibility? on Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:00 am

nino


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Hello and happy holidays to all. Anybody knows about instruments compatibility. May i use k 1100 instruments in K 100 1986?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Instruments compatibility? on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:01 am

Chocolate

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Hello!

Technical all K instruments work.

But!!!
On the backside of the instrument cluster the pins are different.
Either round from until 1988/1990 ore square from 1990 -
The fuel indicator is different, they are different in the tank and on the instrument!

So the K1100 ore 8 valve instrument will not fit because it has round pins and you will nett square pins!!!

K100 1100 8 valves


K100 K75 With or without ABS


Old fuel indication K100 until 1986 without ABS



Round pins on the backside of the instrument



Left side square pins, right side round pins at theWiring harness


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Instruments compatibility? on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:37 am

nino


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Thanks for quick answer. I have first generation of fuel level sender in tank but I adjusted second generation instruments (1986) to fit by changing PCB in instruments. I have a red reserve light on 7 liters left.

Round pins could be the only problem. Do you know any good workshop for instruments in Germany, or source for first generation instruments?

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Instruments compatibility? on Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:45 am

klompy the grey brick

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@nino wrote:Thanks for quick answer. I have first generation of fuel level sender in tank but I adjusted second generation instruments (1986) to fit by changing PCB in instruments. I have a red reserve light on 7 liters left.

Round pins could be the only problem. Do you know any good workshop for instruments in Germany, or source for first generation instruments?

Hi mate do not be concerned as round and square do fit together....I have a K100RS 1984 with 1990 instruments....I have also fitted many others of all years...Tacho and speedo and odometer will work but fuel indication requires some playing around with internals.

good luck...I always refuel at 250 km ...easy peasy


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1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.

Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)




    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Instruments compatibility? on Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:52 am

Motorbike Mike

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With some very basic alterations, swapping the tank would be easy too if you're wanting a fuel gauge.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Instruments compatibility? on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:49 pm

nino


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Thanks. I have one more question: What instruments are more reliable, later 1100 model or earlier 100?
I had a lot of problems with older one

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Instruments compatibility? on Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:13 am

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Neither are more reliable than the other because they are all of the same basic design and construction. If you've had problems with the earlier models it's because of the life they may have lead (i.e. more corrosion on connectors) or because the electronic components are reaching the theoretical MTBF.


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