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1Back to top Go down    Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Tue May 30, 2017 9:37 am

Hilltopper46

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Hi;

I'm from southeastern Wisconsin and recently bought a 1995 K1100LT. I've got it running and am trying to figure out what I want to do about an exhaust that has the number four header pipe cracked completely off. I saw some references to this forum so applied to join and see if that opened up any additional information for me.

Other than the exhaust pipe, there may be an issue with the temperature warning light, but I put a battery, a new front tire, had the rear shock (Fox) rebuilt, cleaned it up a bunch and it is running. I really like the way it rides.

I used to ride Gold Wings, from 1997 through 2011, and did my own maintenance plus some wrenching on those and some friends' bikes.

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Tue May 30, 2017 11:26 am

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Hi Hilltopper. Lots of good info and camaraderie here!


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Tue May 30, 2017 1:27 pm

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Welcome Hilltopper,

Nice purchase and sound like you've got her just in time to really enjoy some of those big empty roads in and around Wisconsin. I never ventured to the SE of the state, but have many happy memories of visits to Greenbay and Marinette and spend a little free time exploring the place.

Cracking exhausts does seem to be a design/stress related issue with the K1100's - several posts about the issues and how people have tried to overcome the problem and very helpful members who will guide you along your way.

Enjoy



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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 Insurancewrite-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)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Tue May 30, 2017 3:10 pm

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K1100 exhaust:

4V exhaust collector cracks are a common issue. Just about everyone who tires to get it fixed (usually via rewelding) finds that it justs cracks again.

1 - You can buy a used one on Fleabay and keep the header nuts properly torqued and hope that it doesn't happen again.

2 - You can keep on eye on Fleabay for a used Staintune or Remus. (Be sure to get the headers too.)

3 - You can buy a new Remus for $$$.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-line-Exhaust-pipe-Remus-Innovation-BMW-K-1100-LT-1994-/132204403302?hash=item1ec7ff1a66:g:6YoAAOSwo4pYmeUf&vxp=mtr


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Current stable:
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
14 Yamaha WR250R
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5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Wed May 31, 2017 9:57 am

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I thought that Wisconsin was a World War II Battle Cruiser BB64 Very Happy
Welcome to the Knut house.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 pm

Hilltopper46

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@larrikin wrote:I thought that Wisconsin was a World War II Battle Cruiser BB64 Very Happy
Welcome to the Knut house.
It's easy to confuse the two - the state is surrounded by water on all sides except Illinois.

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7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Wed May 31, 2017 3:46 pm

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Another option would be to replace the original system with an 8v exhaust. I did that with my 16v K100RS when I got tired of the loud Remus exhaust the bike had when I got it.

If you go that route, you want to install an O2 sensor spigot in the muffler. Spigots can be had a for 20 bucks and then a few more to install. You will also have to do a little bit of fiddling with the mount to allow for the wider rear tire. No big deal, just a couple of washers and longer screws.

My bike runs great with the 8v muffler and it sounds a lot quieter than the aftermarket Remus system it replaced. I could be wrong, but I would say it runs stronger with the OEM system. Not sure because it was replaced before everything loosened up from several years of storage. I am sure that I definitely spent a lot less on the OEM exhaust than what I was able to sell my old Remus system for.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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

8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Wed May 31, 2017 5:35 pm

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There's quiet and loud version of the Remus. I have the quiet version on my 94 RS and it's about as loud as stock. A Staintune I had on one of my K75s was noticeably louder than the Remus.


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Current stable:
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
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from SE Wisconsin, USA on Wed May 31, 2017 6:45 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I definitely had the LOUD version.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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

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