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1Back to top Go down    New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:02 pm

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Hi guys,
Wanted to introduce myself. I just bought a 1985 K100RT on Craigslist. It needs a lot of work since it hasn't been titled since 2000. I've already been perusing the forums to educate myself and figure out what I need to do to get it running again.




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2Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:07 pm

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welcome aboard

unfortunately the link for the pics doesn't work, for me at least

have a look here

http://www.k100-forum.com/t998-posting-pictures-and-movies


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3Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:36 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:welcome aboard

unfortunately the link for the pics doesn't work, for me at least

have a look here

http://www.k100-forum.com/t998-posting-pictures-and-movies

Thanks. I'm trying to get images from Photobucket to post.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:43 pm

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With bodywork removed. Getting ready to begin repairs and mods.


    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:09 pm

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6Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:07 am

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Welcome aboard sir. This is the premier site for all things K100 (and K75). Wondering if a seat cover is on the list? Laughing You may have already seen this, but if not, this link will take you through all the scenarios:

http://www.verrill.com/moto/newkbike.shtml


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7Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:28 am

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I just joined myself with a 1985 K100RS, bought it non running on craigslist, flushed out all the fluids, replaced the oil filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel pump, they are commonly known to gunk up and freeze if they sit for too long. EME, https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/ is where I got mine from, its nice because they offer OEM and aftermarket if you want to save some $$.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:51 pm

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@club_c wrote:Welcome aboard sir. This is the premier site for all things K100 (and K75). Wondering if a seat cover is on the list? Laughing You may have already seen this, but if not, this link will take you through all the scenarios:

http://www.verrill.com/moto/newkbike.shtml
Thank you for the welcome. Very Happy

Was thinking about a seat cover but the seat pan is a Corbin and fiberglass. I'll probably list it on eBay. I found a stock looking Meyer reproduction seat on eBay for $130.

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:53 pm

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@Hale_Storm wrote:I just joined myself with a 1985 K100RS, bought it non running on craigslist, flushed out all the fluids, replaced the oil filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel pump, they are commonly known to gunk up and freeze if they sit for too long. EME, https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/ is where I got mine from, its nice because they offer OEM and aftermarket if you want to save some $$.
Thanks for the tip. I haven't pulled my fuel pump yet. Pulling the pump and cleaning the tank are on the list of things to do. Then I'll decide whether to try and unfreeze a stuck pump or buy a new OEM, copy or substitute.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:56 pm

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@Hale_Storm wrote:I just joined myself with a 1985 K100RS, bought it non running on craigslist, flushed out all the fluids, replaced the oil filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel pump, they are commonly known to gunk up and freeze if they sit for too long. EME, https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/ is where I got mine from, its nice because they offer OEM and aftermarket if you want to save some $$.
Nice looking RS! What size is the front wheel? 17"? Did they come stock on the RS? I just ordered some RS bars on eBay to replace the stock high rise, long pullback RT bars

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:08 pm

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@woodgeek wrote:
@Hale_Storm wrote:I just joined myself with a 1985 K100RS, bought it non running on craigslist, flushed out all the fluids, replaced the oil filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel pump, they are commonly known to gunk up and freeze if they sit for too long. EME, https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/ is where I got mine from, its nice because they offer OEM and aftermarket if you want to save some $$.
Nice looking RS! What size is the front wheel? 17"? Did they come stock on the RS? I just ordered some RS bars on eBay to replace the stock high rise, long pullback RT bars
There are cable and brake line differences between RS and the RT/LT bars. The front brake line from the master cylinder down to the headstock is a different length and the clutch/throttle cables are shorter for the RS. I am not sure if you can 'lose' the extra length by rerouting them but if you do be careful the lock angle doesn't affect them.

The impact pad with the ignition on it is also different and not sure if the RT/LT one works ok with the RS bars.

What are you doing with the fairing? Is that staying off or going back on?


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 82,800 miles
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:22 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:

The impact pad with the ignition on it is also different and not sure if the RT/LT one works ok with the RS bars.

What are you doing with the fairing? Is that staying off or going back on?
I'm ordering new brake, throttle and clutch cables to go with the new bars.

Fairing is staying off. It has some damage but is probably repairable.

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:12 pm

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@woodgeek wrote:
@Hale_Storm wrote:I just joined myself with a 1985 K100RS, bought it non running on craigslist, flushed out all the fluids, replaced the oil filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel pump, they are commonly known to gunk up and freeze if they sit for too long. EME, https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/ is where I got mine from, its nice because they offer OEM and aftermarket if you want to save some $$.
Thanks for the tip. I haven't pulled my fuel pump yet. Pulling the pump and cleaning the tank are on the list of things to do. Then I'll decide whether to try and unfreeze a stuck pump or buy a new OEM, copy or substitute.

Yeah, I soaked mine for several days with carb cleaner, but couldnt get it unstuck. when connected straight to the battery it "twitched" but never really did more than that. I got clear carb cleaner to slowly drain into it, and when it came out it was brown... They dont make them to be disassembled, and cleaned out, so thats the tough part.

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:03 pm

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@woodgeek wrote:
@Hale_Storm wrote:I just joined myself with a 1985 K100RS, bought it non running on craigslist, flushed out all the fluids, replaced the oil filter, and ended up having to replace the fuel pump, they are commonly known to gunk up and freeze if they sit for too long. EME, https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/ is where I got mine from, its nice because they offer OEM and aftermarket if you want to save some $$.
Nice looking RS! What size is the front wheel? 17"? Did they come stock on the RS? I just ordered some RS bars on eBay to replace the stock high rise, long pullback RT bars

I'll have to check the wheel, i'm not sure the size. I just ordered some clip-ons, they come in today, i'm excited to put them on and see how they look

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:40 pm

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85 K100RS came stock with an 18" Y spoke wheel, not a 3 spoke as in the photo.

That 3 spoke may be an 18" K75 front wheel since that fits theK100fork and disc/brake configuration.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 82,800 miles
    

16Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:85 K100RS came stock with an 18" Y spoke wheel, not a 3 spoke as in the photo.

That 3 spoke may be an 18" K75 front wheel since that fits theK100fork and disc/brake configuration.

Thanks for the info! The guy I bought it from said the OP was a BMW mechanic, but you never know... maybe he swapped em out.

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 pm

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@Hale_Storm wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:85 K100RS came stock with an 18" Y spoke wheel, not a 3 spoke as in the photo.

That 3 spoke may be an 18" K75 front wheel since that fits theK100fork and disc/brake configuration.

Thanks for the info! The guy I bought it from said the OP was a BMW mechanic, but you never know... maybe he swapped em out.

Be careful as there are different 3 spoke wheels for the K1100, it has 17" or 18" front and rear wheels, K1100LT has 18 front 17 rear, K1100RS has 17 front 18 rear.

The K75RT with the 3 spoke wheels are not the same wheels as the K1100.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 82,800 miles
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: New guy here. 1985 K100RT on Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:32 am

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"The guy I bought it from said the OP was a BMW mechanic"


When he said that he wasn't trying to sell you something by any chance was he?

    

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