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1Back to top Go down    Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:08 pm

RobBowker

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I'm Rob and I live halfway along the Thames in Oxfordshire, UK. I ride a Fjord Grey and Canyon Red 1998 K1100LTSE with 40,000 or so miles on clock. I have had the bike for around 4 years and always thought the K100-forum was bike specific but now I learn there's a welcome for the 1100cc brothers and sisters. So, hello!

    

2Back to top Go down    K Fest on Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:29 pm

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@RobBowker wrote:I'm Rob and I live halfway along the Thames in Oxfordshire, UK. I ride a Fjord Grey and Canyon Red 1998 K1100LTSE with 40,000 or so miles on clock. I have had the bike for around 4 years and always thought the K100-forum was bike specific but now I learn there's a welcome for the 1100cc brothers and sisters. So, hello!
Hi Rob. I get a bit confused on here myself mate but the information in the searches is invaluable. I guess I need to learn a bit more.

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm

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A K1100 is just a slightly bigger K100.

WelKome!


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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
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:00 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@duck wrote:A K1100 is just a slightly bigger K100.

WelKome!

With a few extra valves popped in so there's more to torque about.

Some of us have a foot in both camps...from 84 K100RT to 97 K1100LT.....

Good to see you too


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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 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

5Back to top Go down    Thanks for the welcome on Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:44 pm

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I think for me the K100 forum will be a useful source for addressing the principles of the mechanics etc which can be invaluable in diagnosing a fault. When it comes to the nitty-gritty of model-specific peculiarities, I'll have other sources as well as the old hard-won, self-taught lessons. They say knowledge is power, and I'm sure I'll pick up some nuggets here! Nice to see some familiar names too Smile

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:43 am

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Hi Rob,

Welcome.

I am just up the road from you near Daventry. If you are a fully paid up of the BMW Club (UK), then don't forget we have all manner of specialist BMW tools and literature for hire to help maintain your K1100

I have a 1994 K1100LT SE that I have just got back on the road (not used since 2013).

Mike

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:14 am

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welcome Rob
as you say ...many similarities across the model ranges ,,,and some more interesting things as development continued
fortunately we all have the ability to learn something new to us

good to see you here

enjoy !!


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@mike d wrote:Hi Rob,

Welcome.

I am just up the road from you near Daventry. If you are a fully paid up of the BMW Club (UK), then don't forget we have all manner of specialist BMW tools and literature for hire to help maintain your K1100

I have a 1994 K1100LT SE that I have just got back on the road (not used since 2013).

Mike
You must be due another visit over here to Craggy Island!!


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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 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:32 am

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Welkome Rob, there's plenty of bigger and smaller siblings (aka K1100 & K75) happily residing on this forum.

Cheers


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:17 am

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Hi Olaf,

You never know, we may just do that!

Now that the K1100 is back on the road (o.k. I need to sort out the non-functioning electric screen) I just need to swap out the gearbox in the R1150RT for a replacement I have on the bench. The original one has stripped its input splines twice in less than 30,000 miles.

Then a couple of airheads to get to get to grips with (my R100RS bought new in 1978, and a 1979 R80/7).

Mike

    

11Back to top Go down    Electric screen on Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:22 am

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@mike d wrote: (o.k. I need to sort out the non-functioning electric screen)
Mine refused to work one day ('98 K1100LT). The switch was fine and I traced it to the 2 relays mounted behind the inner fairing panel. I just removed the relays (small grey boxes) cleaned up the contacts and it worked fine. Worth a try if the motor, mechanism and switch all check out OK.

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Hi from sunny Oxfordshire on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:27 pm

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Hi Rob,

I was given a spare (used) relay when I ordered a service kit from Motorworks. This was last week-end at the Airhead Fellowship meeting in Lincoln. Motorworks had an offer of free postage for orders taken at the event.

I have worked on the screen, but it was years ago, so it's not surprising to find it not working.

Mike

    

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