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1Back to top Go down    New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 3:57 pm

Kathysresto

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Hi , Iím Kathy and me and my boyfriend just purchased a 1989 k100rs. Itís thought to have a bad fuel pump so are anxious to get it running. We have other bikes but no bmwís, and not any repair experience on bikes. So this should be interesting.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 4:21 pm

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WelKome!

Looks like a nice SE. (Special Edition blue/white paint scheme)

Wrenching Rule #1: Don't overtighten.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 4:29 pm

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This is the first stop for both of you: http://www.verrill.com/moto/newkbike.shtml. Have a good read and come back with any questions.

Remember: the only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 5:17 pm

Kathysresto

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@duck wrote:WelKome!

Looks like a nice SE. (Special Edition blue/white paint scheme)

Wrenching Rule #1: Don't overtighten.
Thanks! Yes, itís got some cosmetic issues, but clean looking overall. Great advise. I tend to overdo everything. Iíll be looking for torque specs soon.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 5:22 pm

Kathysresto

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@Dai wrote: This is the first stop for both of you: http://www.verrill.com/moto/newkbike.shtml. Have a good read and come back with any questions.

Remember: the only dumb questions are the ones you don't ask.
Wow!! Thanks! That just saved me a ton of searching and asking silly questions. Trust me when I say I can ask some pretty ridiculous questions. Iím new to wrenching so even the basic concepts are new to me. But I am excited to get it running!!

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 8:15 pm

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Welcome!† That is a sweet looking bike in the photos.† If anyone can get it running it will be the brain trust here.† Re: overtightening, go to Harbor Freight and get a torque wrench with 3/8" drive.† They aren't as perfect as the $100 versions, but are a lot more accurate than your hands.


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

7Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 8:31 pm

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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Dai

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And get a workshop manual. Guess it will be a Clymer over there.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 10:56 pm

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Hi Kathy WelKome to the Knuthaus.
Send a PM to me if you want a Clymer manual.


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Tue May 29, 2018 11:33 pm

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11Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 12:30 pm

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Welcome. †
Regarding working on bikes, I'll put it this way. †I hate working on cars with a passion, but don't mind working on bikes at all. Everything is so much simpler, more logical, smaller, less rustier...well, it is actually enjoyable rather than a dreaded chore.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 pm

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I wanted to add more pics of the bike. Daveís charging the battery so wasnít able to pull it out of the garage or close the seat good. † Wanted to get any thoughts. The bike is like a piece of art. Every pic I took , I thought, wow thatís pretty. Small leak under bike. Wonder what that is, or I read something about leaks can start if the bike has sat. This bike has sat for the last 3.5 years so we have that to deal with. † Dave and I work opposite shifts so we have to wait until the weekend to dive in because I donít want him to touch it without me here, and Iím afraid Iíll break something and donít have much of a clue .











    

13Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 9:35 pm

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WelKome to the Knut house Kathy (too many Ks in my sentence).


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14Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 9:40 pm

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That oil spot is I suspect a leaking rubber boot on the clutch mechanism or possibly just a badly adjusted clutch but either way a fairly easy fix and not at all expensive.


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 9:42 pm

Dai

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Your drip is almost certainly the clutch arm boot. Search the forum - you'll find lots of cussing about replacing that wee thing. It's just awkward rather than difficult.

If the bike's been standing for 3.5 years, you have no real idea how long the tyres have been on there. I'd count on replacing those and pleeeze don't ask for recommendations. Two things are guaranteed to bring out some of the more intersting opinions around here:- Very Happy

1. What are the best tyres to use?
2. What is the best oil to use?

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I use Avon Roadriders for tyres running 38/40 psi front/rear. For oil, any good quality dinosaur pee.
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Now I've gone and done it Shocked What a Face


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

16Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 10:12 pm

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The tires actually look fairly new, but have not inspected closely yet so time will tell. † †With all the resources online, I feel so equipped to conquer this. † But We havenít started yet:). †I hope my positive attitude continues .

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 10:21 pm

Kathysresto

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@Barry in IN wrote:Welcome. †
Regarding working on bikes, I'll put it this way. †I hate working on cars with a passion, but don't mind working on bikes at all. Everything is so much simpler, more logical, smaller, less rustier...well, it is actually enjoyable rather than a dreaded chore.
Thanks Barry, Iíve first started to learn mechanics about a year ago when I purchased a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. † It has been frustrating to say the least. † But fulfilling at the same time when I figure something out myself and better yet, replaced or fixed something . † Im glad to hear bikes are less frustrating Smile.

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 pm

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@RicK G wrote:That oil spot is I suspect a leaking rubber boot on the clutch mechanism or possibly just a badly adjusted clutch but either way a fairly easy fix and not at all expensive.
Letís hope for fairly easy and not expensive Smile† † Iím all in at this point . † I want to ride that bike so so bad! † Or for now at least get a ride on it until I can touch .

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Wed May 30, 2018 11:02 pm

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Part†23131338731 - about $47


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Thu May 31, 2018 11:01 am

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HI Kathy
Go and have a look at the Chris Harris videos on youtube, he covers a wide variety of all things K and some R bikes, if you get bitten by the bug. The main point here is ask, people are willing to help and no question is stupid.
Best of luck
Mike from Downunder


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21Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Thu May 31, 2018 11:37 am

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+1 on the Chris Harris videos.† It's where I got my foundation in wrenching on these wonderful machines.

WARNING:† Chris is very knowledgeable and explains things clearly, but has a pretty salty vocabulary and seldom goes more than a sentence or two without dropping an F-bomb.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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

22Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 pm

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Thanks for the u tube resource. †Swearing makes those videos more entertaining in my opinion. †Iíve gotten hooked on aVeís videos recently and I know nothing about the topic at hand, but he makes me interested in all the tool/mechanic stuff he reviews.

    

23Back to top Go down    Re: New to BMW and fixing bikes on Thu May 31, 2018 4:53 pm

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Shel Smith has also posted few videos on Youtube.
browse Shel does stuff


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