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1Back to top Go down    Just joined your group on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:53 pm

MikeyD

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Hello all. My introduction to BMW motorcycles was in 2008 when I bought a friend's '84 R80ST after owning a few old Hondas. I didn't like it much at all but I figured it's a BMW so I have to give it a chance. Turns out it was running poorly and after I tuned it up and rode it across the country I was hooked. After I returned I had an opportunity to purchase a pair of '84 R65's. That led to a couple of R90's. Somewhere along the line the K bikes caught my attention but I never came across any (I mostly buy in an oppotunitic fashion rather than going out and looking). Last fall opportunity presented a K100 from a friend (and member here) who has high mechanical standards similar to mine, though I think he's more diligent in attaining that standard. Just a week after I bought that one a K100RT popped up and since I live and commute in the rain country of Southeast Alaska the fairing was attractive. It, however, needs TLC, which for some of us is an attractive feature. I'm pretty familiar with my airheads. Now I'm excited to gain familiarity with the flying bricks! - Mikey D

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined your group on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:06 am

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Welcome to the Forum Mickey.

Post a photo when you can...we like to make sure that there are no visible white zip ties anywhere on the bike Very Happy .


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined your group on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:27 am

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Hi Mikey Welcome to the Knuthaus.
Don't take too much notice of BlaKey we'll have him back in his cage soon.


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WelKome to K-world.... enjoy the ride Very Happy


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined your group on Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:58 am

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Welcome! You sound like another prime candidate for the Kpox.


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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined your group on Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:12 am

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welcome mikey
enjoy the ride


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined your group on Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:20 am

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@RicK G wrote:Hi Mikey Welcome to the Knuthaus.
Don't take too much notice of BlaKey we'll have him back in his cage soon.

Maybe.

But that doesn't mean you get to keep the white zip ties.

You have what's known on the forum as K pox, one K begets another.

But you are right about the RT fairing and the K100 RT is brilliant for your weather. I use mine all year and took it out yesterday in torrential rain and squalls to meet a few others for breakfast. Unfortunately they don't have RTs, so breakfast was a solo run.

Enjoy the banter on the forum but underneath everyone is really helpful and will never make you feel you have asked a silly question. On the contraryanyone will happily point you in the right direction.

A few photos will be nice too, also if you get a chance if you put the VIN number in your signature so those who have the more technical answers know what exact bike you have as there were some changes over the life of the Ks.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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8Back to top Go down    Purple twist ties on Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:50 pm

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I don't have any white zip ties on either K-bike yet, but I did use a purple twist tie to tuck away the pig tail for my heated riding gear. It's hidden behind the side cover though Smile


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined your group on Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:57 pm

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@MikeyD wrote:I don't have any white zip ties on either K-bike yet, but I did use a purple twist tie to tuck away the pig tail for my heated riding gear. It's hidden behind the side cover though Smile
nice touch Very Happy

    

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