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1Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Hello from Newfoundland on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:24 am

Woodro

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Hi all. New to the BMW community. I recently purchased a 1990 K100RS. Looking forward to riding the new-to-me bike once the snow melts.

    

2Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:30 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome from a little further east of you. No snow here and we ride all year.

Good to see you along and looking forward to a few photos.

If you go to the home page [portal] you will find a link to what to do if you have just bought a K bike. Have a look at that and also feel free to ask any questions. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. We enjoy a little banter too as you will see around the forum.


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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
    

3Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty reply to Olaf on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:38 am

Woodro

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Thanks Olaf. I am jealous of your year round riding season. I can busy myself during the winter hibernation with a few small repairs; the bike needs both tires replaced and possibly the fork seals. I might tackle the brake lines too....I suspect that they are as old as the bike. It has 114,000 km on the clock but starts up and runs OK. I am sure that I can get lots of help here on the forum when I have questions.

    

4Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:55 am

brickrider2

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Welkome Woodro,
Too much snow here in Idaho too.   Crying or Very sad

    

5Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:03 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Well my brother lived in Swiss Alps for many years. He always said he never saw rain for six months of the year, just snow and that was always dry. He never learned to drive and never owned a mechanically propelled vehicle but has a fair collection of manically propelled vehicles bicycles, skis, etc and hats rain in winter like we get, even if we can go out all year.

Since you are in hibernation there are a few more things you should look at. The 114,000 km is nothing for a K. Do pop up a photo because there are some significant changes over the times the models were produced.

Replace the fuel lines between the tank and injector rail and fuel pressure regulator [FPR]. There are 3 of them and you need the bottom half of the airbox off from the right hand side to access the FPR. A few on/off tank sessions will crack old lines and the fuel is under pressure.

Lots of posts on the forum about electrical connections so its always recommended to open up and clean them, just do them one by one and you wont have head scratching issues.

There are some fantastic posts and threads here so keep us all posted and someone will direct you to them or send you links.


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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
    

6Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty the other rock on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:49 am

nvboy

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Welcome from the west coast rock!  My brother just got back from St. John's and he can't stop talking about it. An he still smells of cod and Screech.

nvboy


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7Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:04 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!  That 1990 is a nice machine that is just out of the break in period. 

Do check out the article about what to do with a new brick.  It's good you have some time to work on the bike before riding season starts.  You will have a good opportunity to get all the maintenance up to date.

While there should be minimal mechanical wear, you are correct to give all the rubber bits a close look.  German rubber is horrible expensive, but trying to make do with marginal parts is false economy.

The members here have found many alternative parts sources and supplies that can save you a fair bit of expense, so don't hesitate to search the forum or ask questions.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

8Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:01 am

Brad-Man

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WelKome!


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Toys don't make the man - Man makes the toys....
Hello from Newfoundland Usa-lo10
    

9Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Welcome notes on Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:09 am

Woodro

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Thanks to the great people who sent me the welcome notes. Looks like I am in good company with lots of support only a few key strokes away. 
I'll be sure to send up a flare when I need some assistance getting my new ride in top shape for the season ahead.
In the meantime, stay warm!

    

10Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:01 pm

Holister

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@Woodro wrote:....
In the meantime, stay warm!
We're trying to do the exact opposite here. Record highs atm although today is a bit cooler in Sydney.

.... and welKome to the forum


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

11Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:14 pm

Crazy Frog

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Welcome Woodro,

About the fork seals, get the genuine ones from BMW. It seems that the after market or industrial ones are not lasting on the bike.
You are only 2 hours swimming away from me and if you come to NS, let me know and we can meet for a ride and a Timmy. lol!
Hello from Newfoundland Timmy10


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Hello from Newfoundland Frog15Hello from Newfoundland Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

12Back to top Go down   Hello from Newfoundland Empty Re: Hello from Newfoundland on Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:22 am

Point-Seven-five

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Shouldn't that read "They may be a Canadian", eh?


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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