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1Back to top Go down    Hello, from near Edinburgh on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:22 pm

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Hello all, just picked up a non running K100RTIC tonight from someone who struggled to get it going after it stood for a number of weeks.
I have Bert Vogel's excellent document so I'll start off working through that.

Been biking for years, usually ride a TDM900 and the BMW was an impulse buy, but hey ho, that's Ebay for you !

Chris

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:12 pm

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Hi Chris,

Welcome from Down Under.

Love your part of the world.

Good luck with the K.

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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:50 am

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@dee why wrote:Hi Chris,

Welcome from Down Under.

Love your part of the world.

Good luck with the K.

Dee


Thanks, and g'day !

I got an hour with the bike before work this morning, when i removed the rear fuel rail pipe (return pipe) nice fresh milk came out .....petrol emulsified with water !

I pumped out loads of the mix until it was almost pure petrol and she fired up after 30 seconds.... Seems to be sounding good too.

I'll fully drain the tank later and fill with fresh. Hopefully rust hasn't started in the tank.

I did notice last night when parking it up that the fuel flap is particularly tough to close and latch down properly so I guess the last owner left it parked with the flap slightly open....and as this is Scotland it is never too long before it rains again !

I need to fix up some dodgy wiring (choc block connnectors, yuk !) and the rear brake seized up as soon as I pressed the pedal down so that's a wee job too.

Hope to ride her at the weekend if not sooner !

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:06 am

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Chris, sounds like positive news on the bike.

You may have already seen these, but a good point to start for cap maintenance...

http://www.k100-forum.com/t11200-gas-cap-assembly

and Paul's great approach to being prepared in case it all goes wrong...

http://www.k100-forum.com/t9469-open-a-petrol-tank-cap-which-has-a-broken-lock

Dee


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:22 am

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@dee why wrote:Chris, sounds like positive news on the bike.

You may have already seen these, but a good point to start for cap maintenance...

http://www.k100-forum.com/t11200-gas-cap-assembly

and Paul's great approach to being prepared in case it all goes wrong...

http://www.k100-forum.com/t9469-open-a-petrol-tank-cap-which-has-a-broken-lock

Dee


Great info, I'll make use of it soon for sure. Thanks

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:28 am

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@fixitsan wrote:Hello all, just picked up a non running K100RTIC tonight from someone who struggled to get it going after it stood for a number of weeks.
I have Bert Vogel's excellent document so I'll start off working through that.

Been biking for years, usually ride a TDM900 and the BMW was an impulse buy, but hey ho, that's Ebay for you !

Chris
I have to ask, what is a K100RTIC??? I know an RS, an RT and an LT, but never heard of an RTIC.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:13 am

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Maybe early police models were RTIC. LT I think came in 88.

My LT was a police model, quite a few differences in it too.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:23 am

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The TIC is what BMW call the Authorities model. I have often heard it called TIC but not by factory.
There is a K75RT, K100RT, K100LT and K1100LT all called Authorities models. It quite possibly means something in German but I no specken der Hun Laughing


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 am

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Hello!

This are BMW tailor-made emergency and special-purpose vehicles for rescue teams, fire services, emergency physicians and police forces.

Sometimes models with some engine change.
Like a R 850 RT that doesn't appear on the free market.
The electrical parts often are different.

Cheers from Germany


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:53 am

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R850RT was a standard production model offered to civilians on the French market, it was identical to the R1150RT just with a smaller engine.
Seehttps://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/offres/aquitaine/occasions/?th=1&q=R850RT

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:09 pm

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All useful to know Smile

The speedo has an IRS sticker and serial number so I guess it is ex police ? http://www.irs-gb.com/police-en.html

I insured the bike today and got a 50 mile run, it was a bit hit and miss, power wise. but cleared up after some Italian tuning up.

A completely different style of riding compared to my tweaked TDM900 but in it's own way i can see how I could get along well with it, loafing about watching the scenery go by.

I bought it as a project, not expecting to get it running so easily. I might sell it on quickly but my wife hasn't been on the back yet, I suspect she will enjoy it !

I read about them being quite hot running.... I really enjoyed the warm air coming around my legs, but can see how it might be a bit too much in a warmer climate !

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 am

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hey fixitsan what you doing on here slumming it, lol

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:00 am

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@fixitsan wrote:All useful to know Smile

The speedo has an IRS sticker and serial number so I guess it is ex police ? http://www.irs-gb.com/police-en.html

I insured the bike today and got a 50 mile run, it was a bit hit and miss, power wise. but cleared up after some Italian tuning up.

A completely different style of riding compared to my tweaked TDM900 but in it's own way i can see how I could get along well with it, loafing about watching the scenery go by.

I bought it as a project, not expecting to get it running so easily. I might sell it on quickly but my wife hasn't been on the back yet, I suspect she will enjoy it !

I read about them being quite hot running.... I really enjoyed the warm air coming around my legs, but can see how it might be a bit too much in a warmer climate !

Put a 'Comfort' seat on it....best seat I ever had and will be great for pillion. If you want one.

When mine was converted back to civilian bike it got a Comfort seat but the electrics were 'interesting' as things were not where the manual said they were supposed to be so be careful on that one. The wiring wasn't butchered but as harder to find.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:06 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:

Put a 'Comfort' seat on it....best seat I ever had and will be great for pillion. If you want one.

When mine was converted back to civilian bike it got a Comfort seat but the electrics were 'interesting' as things were not where the manual said they were supposed to be so be careful on that one. The wiring wasn't butchered but as harder to find.


Here's the seat ... https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/19/75/46/88/bmseat10.jpg

It is very comfy Smile



    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:16 pm

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Now you are up and running...a trip for September...to France....meet BobT

Strap on your camping gear, put some gas in it and pick up a ferry across to Larne or Belfast.....
Down the M1 to Dublin and ferry from there to Cherbourg....
or carry on N11 and ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg or Roscoff.......
then down to St Leon sur Vezere

There you will find BobT and Jude......88.....Chocolat [hopefully]... Bjorn.........myself and one or three more.

Am headed over 2-21st.


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:34 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Now you are up and running...a trip for September...to France....meet BobT

Strap on your camping gear, put some gas in it and pick up a ferry across to Larne or Belfast.....
Down the M1 to Dublin and ferry from there to Cherbourg....
or carry on N11 and ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg or Roscoff.......
then down to St Leon sur Vezere

There you will find BobT and Jude......88.....Chocolat [hopefully]... Bjorn.........myself and one or three more.

Am headed over 2-21st.


How dare you tempt me to something as fun as that, we've never met !

I have a friend about half an hour from there in Marsac 82120, Absolutely love it, great food in the markets....

I need to work on my better half. I might have to wallpaper the lounge as punishment (I doubt she would come too)


I need to look at my funds and make a decision later, going to the Belgian F1 GP next week, expecting to get robbed !

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:36 pm

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@Gauntlett wrote:hey fixitsan what you doing on here slumming it, lol


If the cap fits, why not !

Do I know you from another forum ?

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:17 pm

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@fixitsan wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Now you are up and running...a trip for September...to France....meet BobT

Strap on your camping gear, put some gas in it and pick up a ferry across to Larne or Belfast.....
Down the M1 to Dublin and ferry from there to Cherbourg....
or carry on N11 and ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg or Roscoff.......
then down to St Leon sur Vezere

There you will find BobT and Jude......88.....Chocolat [hopefully]... Bjorn.........myself and one or three more.

Am headed over 2-21st.


How dare you tempt me to something as fun as that, we've never met !

I have a friend about half an hour from there in Marsac 82120, Absolutely love it, great food in the markets....

I need to work on my better half. I might have to wallpaper the lounge as punishment (I doubt she would come too)


I need to look at my funds and make a decision later, going to the Belgian F1 GP next week, expecting to get robbed !

Your hooked now! All you need is your bike, fuel, pop your tent and sleeping bag and a few things on and you're made.
As for never having met, well some of us on the forum do actually meet up and that meet up in France is entirely forum connections. So too is that photo below. [My K100RT, BobT's K100RS, 88/Will's K100LT, Jude's F800ST. Do tell your friend in Marsac to come over too and bring his tent. Rouffignac is Sunday market and croissants.
Also its not the first time we have been there like that......so you can see we haven't enjoyed it previously. Even Crazy Frog has been there..!
You can kayak from the camp site down to this place......Lemeuil.......behind the photographer is a lovely terrace of tables where we had Sunday lunch.....


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19Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 am

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@fixitsan wrote:
@Gauntlett wrote:hey fixitsan what you doing on here slumming it, lol


If the cap fits, why not !

Do I know you from another forum ?
Carpe TDM, thought you would of recognized the unusual avatar

    

20Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:25 pm

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@Gauntlett wrote:
@fixitsan wrote:
@Gauntlett wrote:hey fixitsan what you doing on here slumming it, lol


If the cap fits, why not !

Do I know you from another forum ?
Carpe TDM, thought you would of recognized the unusual avatar


Aha !... small world really isn't it Smile

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:27 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@fixitsan wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Now you are up and running...a trip for September...to France....meet BobT

Strap on your camping gear, put some gas in it and pick up a ferry across to Larne or Belfast.....
Down the M1 to Dublin and ferry from there to Cherbourg....
or carry on N11 and ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg or Roscoff.......
then down to St Leon sur Vezere

There you will find BobT and Jude......88.....Chocolat [hopefully]... Bjorn.........myself and one or three more.

Am headed over 2-21st.


How dare you tempt me to something as fun as that, we've never met !

I have a friend about half an hour from there in Marsac 82120, Absolutely love it, great food in the markets....

I need to work on my better half. I might have to wallpaper the lounge as punishment (I doubt she would come too)


I need to look at my funds and make a decision later, going to the Belgian F1 GP next week, expecting to get robbed !

Your hooked now! All you need is your bike, fuel, pop your tent and sleeping bag and a few things on and you're made.
As for never having met, well some of us on the forum do actually meet up and that meet up in France is entirely forum connections. So too is that photo below. [My K100RT, BobT's K100RS, 88/Will's K100LT, Jude's F800ST. Do tell your friend in Marsac to come over too and bring his tent. Rouffignac is Sunday market and croissants.
Also its not the first time we have been there like that......so you can see we haven't enjoyed it previously. Even Crazy Frog has been there..!
You can kayak from the camp site down to this place......Lemeuil.......behind the photographer is a lovely terrace of tables where we had Sunday lunch.....



Ahhh, looks great.

It's quite a distance....I once drove a Transit van from there to Edinburgh, non stop, in 23 hours.....never again.

I'll look into it anyway Smile

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:31 pm

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Well the way to do it ferry across to Ireland and then Dublin to Cherbourg, Rosslare toRoscoff/Cherbourg,or Cork to
Roscoff [Saturday only to France, Friday nights France to Cork].

Edinburgh to Stranraer? Then early ferry to Ireland.

Larne to Dublin or Larne to Rosslare about 190 miles Same evening overnight ferry arriving approx 11am next day.

Roscoff/Cherbourg to St Leon about 730kms or 460 miles or so.

Overnight ferry gets you some sleep!


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:53 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Well the way to do it ferry across to Ireland and then Dublin to Cherbourg, Rosslare toRoscoff/Cherbourg,or Cork to
Roscoff [Saturday only to France, Friday nights France to Cork].

Edinburgh to Stranraer? Then early ferry to Ireland.

Larne to Dublin or Larne to Rosslare about 190 miles Same evening overnight ferry arriving approx 11am next day.

Roscoff/Cherbourg to St Leon about 730kms or 460 miles or so.

Overnight ferry gets you some sleep!


I have family in County Down so that could be a stopover, and my gran was from Wiclow and I've heard good things about the riding in the Wiclow hills......

What are the full dates, I have a few work commitments to navigate....

    

24Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:47 am

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I have a ferry booked for 2nd September and coming back 1st, but locally BobT lives there and he said the whole of September. He has weakness for croissants and is one of the most hospitable guys you could meet. Then there's his wife Jude, rides a Ducati....equally great fun! So don't feel tied to the dates I am going down!

And yes, you should come for one of camping weekends next year....... our favourite camp site is less than an hour from those Wicklow roads you have heard about......

Oh, my grandad came from Co Down....


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25Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:24 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I have a ferry booked for 2nd September and coming back 1st, but locally BobT lives there and he said the whole of September. He has weakness for croissants and is one of the most hospitable guys you could meet. Then there's his wife Jude, rides a Ducati....equally great fun! So don't feel tied to the dates I am going down!

And yes, you should come for one of camping weekends next year....... our favourite camp site is less than an hour from those Wicklow roads you have heard about......

Oh, my grandad came from Co Down....

(Wiclow + K = Wicklow .. go it ! Gran would turn in her grave !)

This sounds great. Thanks for the info.....I'll see if I can sort out some time away Smile

    

26Back to top Go down    Re: Hello, from near Edinburgh on Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:44 am

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It's always a good idea to put the K into Wiclow.!!


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