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1Back to top Go down   K100 restoration Work in progress Empty K100 restoration Work in progress on Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:54 pm

Les Qualicum

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Hi everyone, Thanks for allowing me to join the forum. Looks like thereís lots of good information and helpful advice to be found here. Iíve owned close to 50 motorcycles in my life, but never a BMW until now. I came across a 1985 K100 that was a one owner bike from an older gentleman. Back in 2001 he decided that the frame was getting a bit rusty in spots, so he dismantled the bike and had the frame sand blasted and powder coated. He started re-assembly and got sick. The bike sat in his shop for the past 17 years partially assembled. Thatís where I found it. Basically a rolling chassis and motor and the balance of the parts in 3 large totes. Home she came. The oil and plugs in it looked like they went in yesterday. I supported the back tire and put the bike in 5 th gear and manually turned the motor over. It did thankfully. I didnít Want to start spending money until I knew the motor wasnít seized. Itís been a progress cleaning everything and starting re-assembly. Overall all the parts seem to be there in really good condition. Iím working towards start up, but itís a way down the road yet. Any advice or helpful tips will be appreciated. Les

    

2Back to top Go down   K100 restoration Work in progress Empty Re: K100 restoration Work in progress on Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:08 pm

duck

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When I bring a K bike "back from the dead" after sitting for many years I always pull the plugs and spray some fogging oil into the cylinders so that the cylinder walls aren't completely dry the first time I start it.

I have no idea if this actually matters or not but I figure it can't hurt. Cool


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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   K100 restoration Work in progress Empty Re: K100 restoration Work in progress on Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:16 pm

Les Qualicum

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Thanks Duck, did the the first thing when I got it home. I think itís all going to go fine once I get to the starting point. My question now is where should I connect the negative batter terminal in the frame. Itís been powder coated so there is no obvious sign of where it was.

    

4Back to top Go down   K100 restoration Work in progress Empty Re: K100 restoration Work in progress on Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:23 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Connect it to the starter post under the nut that holds to the starter in place. It was never on the frame, see the lug on the gearbox above the gear lever.


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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†91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

5Back to top Go down   K100 restoration Work in progress Empty Re: K100 restoration Work in progress on Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:40 pm

Les Qualicum

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Thanks Duck, that helps a lot. Appreciate it. Les

    

6Back to top Go down   K100 restoration Work in progress Empty Re: K100 restoration Work in progress on Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:29 pm

duck

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The factory grounding point is on the left side of the transmission above the shift lever.

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If it still has the original 85 ground cable then you might want to install a beefier one like BMW did on later K75s/K100s.

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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
    

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