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1Back to top Go down    Hello from Glasgow, Scotland on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:01 pm

Davie C

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Hi all,

Iím from Glasgow, Scotland. I own a 1985 BMW K100 RT which has been off the road since 1992 when my dad last rode it. Currently stripping it down, rebuilding and hope to have it back on the road in the next year or so.

Loads of threads have been really helpful already and hopefully you will be able to help when Iím stuck?

Have great memories of my dad taking me to school on the back of the flying brick before he became too ill to ride, love the sound and canít wait to get it back on the road!!

Rode offroads bikes a lot when I was a kid but never got my bike licence, wish I had Ė just looked into the latest test format in the UK and to ride the K100 I need to sit a theory test, two practical tests †and an onroad test!! Gonna cost a fortune!

Do other countries have it easier?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Glasgow, Scotland on Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:16 pm

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Welcome Davie,

Good to hear you've inherited your Dad's good taste - best of luck in getting the old girl back on the road again.†

Fundamentally, start with the obvious and (relatively easy things) - all rubber components will all have hardened and cracked, so wise to change those, all fluids will need changing (final drive, gear oil, engine oil, coolant, brake fluid). Hopefully, your Dad left the fuel tank empty (and closed) so you won't find the horror goo where fuel and fuel pump components used to be...if he didn't, then plenty of post on how to clean it all up. Electrics - new battery probably in order and get yourself a can of deOxit (available through Amazon) to clean up all those electrical connectors and switches that will have gained a degree of corrosion over time in your, occasionally, damp part of the world.

You may find find everything else is OK - get her back together and give her a good run (once you've got your licence, of course!) and you will soon know what else needs attention.

Lots of help and advice hereabouts and some good new/used spares available by mail order in the UK (James Sherlock, Motobins, Motorworks etc.) along with fleabay for some other bits and bobs.

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 Insurance†write-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)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Glasgow, Scotland on Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:19 am

dee why

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Good luck with this special project Davie.

Greetings from Oz.

Cheers,


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Glasgow, Scotland on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:07 am

Davie C

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Welcome Davie,

Good to hear you've inherited your Dad's good taste - best of luck in getting the old girl back on the road again.†

Fundamentally, start with the obvious and (relatively easy things) - all rubber components will all have hardened and cracked, so wise to change those, all fluids will need changing (final drive, gear oil, engine oil, coolant, brake fluid). Hopefully, your Dad left the fuel tank empty (and closed) so you won't find the horror goo where fuel and fuel pump components used to be...if he didn't, then plenty of post on how to clean it all up. Electrics - new battery probably in order and get yourself a can of deOxit (available through Amazon) to clean up all those electrical connectors and switches that will have gained a degree of corrosion over time in your, occasionally, damp part of the world.

You may find find everything else is OK - get her back together and give her a good run (once you've got your licence, of course!) and you will soon know what else needs attention.

Lots of help and advice hereabouts and some good new/used spares available by mail order in the UK (James Sherlock, Motobins, Motorworks etc.) along with fleabay for some other bits and bobs.

Enjoy
Thanks for the advice and pointers, battery was removed thankfully, still a half tank of fuel - off to read the clean up posts! :-)

    

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