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1Back to top Go down    Central Ohioan on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:30 pm

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cheersGreetings from Columbus, OH, US. I come from a circle of family and friends where no one rides motorcycles, most hate them and I am the oddball. Had a Ducati Monster once but hated that company and their inability to ship, order or provide parts and support. I've been looking at BMW's for many years and got enough family support to grab a modest one.

85 K100RT - hopefully on the road some this year. I adjusted valves, timing, replaced some filters and lines, and most recently dismantled a bit of it to check the clutch o-rings, splines, lube it up and stuff. I really hate this windscreen....shook my head so much on a trip that my eyes couldn't stop shaking and focus for a while.

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:54 am

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Greetings from someone who has 3 '85 K100s, though one is in almost as many pieces as possible.

One of them was my introduction to BMW, and having acquired another 6 Ks, that's described as K-Pox. Smile

WelKome to the forum. With what you've already done, you seem to be on top of a lot of maintenance skills. Even the experts benefit from the collective wisdom here, though.

I have some friends in Gahanna, which would be somewhere near you.

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:37 am

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Welcome too!

I have an 84 K100Rt and done all the jobs including replacing the rear main seal.

Mine came with a very tall screen that was brand new, much taller than on my K100LT. When I rode it home I said I would cut it down. Have it 5 years and still not cut it down.

In more recent times I added a K1100LT which has an electric screen. This screen is much lower but the one it came with was too high also. Fate intervened leading to a new screen that is the standard electric screen height and its the best of all three by a lot.

88 here has a K100LT and he has fitted the K1100 screen [its also on the K75 Ultima]. He has it without the electric motor so its adjusted manually Doing this swap needs a few but readily available fairing parts but having first hand comparison I can say its the way to go.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 80,700 miles
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:03 am

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Welcome!


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:15 am

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@indian036 wrote:Greetings from someone who has 3 '85 K100s, though one is in almost as many pieces as possible.

One of them was my introduction to BMW, and having acquired another 6 Ks, that's described as K-Pox. Smile

WelKome to the forum. With what you've already done, you seem to be on top of a lot of maintenance skills. Even the experts benefit from the collective wisdom here, though.

I have some friends in Gahanna, which would be somewhere near you.

Bill

Bill,

Gahanna is close - about 15 miles from me.

I have a lot of tools, but no garage of my own. Other than drivetrain work, it's all been down outside behind the house. Wink I rely a lot on the manual, forums and a couple of Youtubers (Chris Harris and this Illinois BMW club guy are very helpful).

-Jason

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:20 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Welcome too!

I have an 84 K100Rt and done all the jobs including replacing the rear main seal.

Mine came with a very tall screen that was brand new, much taller than on my K100LT. When I rode it home I said I would cut it down. Have it 5 years and still not cut it down.

In more recent times I added a K1100LT which has an electric screen. This screen is much lower but the one it came with was too high also. Fate intervened leading to a new screen that is the standard electric screen height and its the best of all three by a lot.

88 here has a K100LT and he has fitted the K1100 screen [its also on the K75 Ultima]. He has it without the electric motor so its adjusted manually Doing this swap needs a few but readily available fairing parts but having first hand comparison I can say its the way to go.

I'll watch out for his info as I look around for a windscreen change. For now, I have the wunderlich extender thing (when it was ~$120), which may help keep the wind from hitting me directly in the nose. The helmet noise is deafening too, even with ear plugs I had ringing in my ears....so once all this mechanical/reliability stuff is done, I'll start messing with the screen.

Thanks, -Jason

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:14 pm

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Right now I have the BMW windshield with the wings and it works fairly well. I also have had good luck with the Parabellum shield which I unfortunately broke when I dropped the bike in the garage last Spring.

Both of those shields offer excellent protection from wind buffeting. Still, I wear ear plugs when riding anywhere more than 15-20 minutes away.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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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: Central Ohioan on Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:19 pm

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Welcome, and great to hear there is another Buckeye with the K pox. I'm from Delaware, OH. Live in upstate NY now, but ride to Westerville and Delaware several times a year. I too have an 85 K100RT, and love it. As soon as the weather breaks, on the road again.

Again welcome to the forum, and good riding.

Bucky


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9Back to top Go down    Wind screen on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:21 pm

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jalax19100,

From the picture of your bike that windscreen doesn't look stock. Who makes it?

BTW Welcome

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Central Ohioan on Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:04 pm

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@caveman wrote:jalax19100,

From the picture of your bike that windscreen doesn't look stock. Who makes it?

BTW Welcome

It has a BMW part number on it (46631450591?). Although the other ones I have seen like it have supports between the additional (slipstream) piece on top and the main screen.

Appears to be the one it came with in 1985. My bike was possibly an earlier '85, built in fall of '84 with the weird tank that bolts in the back instead of mounts on the sides (and all fuel pump/connectors on the front left)

https://parts.crosscountrycycle.net/p/BMW_1985_K/Windshield/42774082/46631450591.html

    

11Back to top Go down    Wind screen on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 pm

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The stock # I think should be 46 63 1453993 and looks different than yours. I had a stock one but throw it away (yellowed and cracking around "wings") and am using clearview screens. The tall one (I think 27") blocks all wind but I think it puts to much stress on the fairing at speeds over 65 MPH. I have ordered one from a company I have never heard of and it is 4 to 6 weeks out. If it works well I will give you the details.

    

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