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1Back to top Go down    New Member from San Francisco CA on Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 11:13

jahearne

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Looking forward to learning about the model K-bike. I've owned a 2003 K1200GT and 1993 R100GS. Now working on a 1989 K100RS SE. Not many technicians left in the Bay Area that work on these Flying Bricks anymore. Just as well, because I'd rather mess it up myself than pay someone else to mess it up for me!

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2Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 15:12

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Welcome to the gang of brickers


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3Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 22:02

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Welcome! I think you will enjoy working on your brick. Once you get used to how it's all put together you'll find that working on it can be rather easy.

The SE is a really nice looking machine and worth a lot of effort to keep nice.


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

4Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Thu 20 Jul 2017 - 14:12

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Thanks!

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Fri 21 Jul 2017 - 4:05

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@jahearne wrote:Looking forward to learning about the model K-bike. I've owned a 2003 K1200GT and 1993 R100GS. Now working on a 1989 K100RS SE. Not many technicians left in the Bay Area that work on these Flying Bricks anymore. Just as well, because I'd rather mess it up myself than pay someone else to mess it up for me!

Thanks!

John
Welcome along John,

Its far more fun and rewarding fixing your own bike anyway - and most of us hereabouts have learnt not to trust the modern BMW mechanics. All the help you need, and more, is available here - free of charge.

Nice part of the world you live in too.


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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)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Wed 26 Jul 2017 - 8:13

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Thanks Paul!

Tools and stuff are finally starting to arrive...


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7Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Wed 26 Jul 2017 - 12:21

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Good stuff John , welcome aboard , post some piccies please

John Re

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8Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Thu 27 Jul 2017 - 6:03

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Thanks John!




She's in good shape! Less than 30,000 miles, everything works! She comes with matching white hard cases. A few scrapes and cracks in the cowl. Idling rough, but I'll start troubleshooting that soon. Been reading up, here on the forum, on how to tackle the problem - vacuum leaks, sync TBs, spline lube, etc. I received a few parts/tools yesterday. Just now, got complements on her from the folks at work! Very cool...


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9Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Thu 27 Jul 2017 - 6:06

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The day I picked her up.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Thu 27 Jul 2017 - 6:26

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hey - that's a good looking bike

You obviously lucked out and got the matching white cases - they look great. I think I'll be hunting for a while...

Gero

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11Back to top Go down    Re: New Member from San Francisco CA on Thu 27 Jul 2017 - 8:12

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Hey Gero,

I heard that brilliant minds think alike. Beautiful bike!

I hear the hard case are tough to paint, but can't be impossible. Even though mine are white, they don't match the pearl on the rest of the bike. I wouldn't mind getting them painted to match. Someday...


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