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Froudster

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Just want to say Hi to everyone. Became an owner of a K100 LT last week, 30 years old but only 31K on the clock. This is the second K I've owned, had a 1100LT about 8 years ago, had great times with that including a trip to NordKapp,  way past the Arctic Circle.
Back to my new acquisition. It came with an ABS fault - indicated by the usual flashing lamps.
First thing I did was jump on the forums and quickly set about re-setting the ABS. This did not work in this case.
I settled down to a bit of basic servicing and turned my attention to the spark plugs. I was stunned when I went  to take the first one out - it was nipped up JUST beyond finger tight, the weight of the plug spanner was nearly enough to undo it. The other three were exactly the same - never seen plugs so near to starting to come undone.
Long story short, once tightened and taken for a spin ABS is cured, all lights now extinguished after the first few yards - and that slight hesitation I'd felt riding home from the sellers house - had gone - no surprises there.
The curing of the ABS fault I can only put down to the plugs now being well earthed and not sending erratic electrical pulses through the frame back to the battery - something the ABS ECU did not like. 
However, what the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away - I lost balance pushing the bike back into my garage and cracked the fairing -Doh!

    

2Back to top Go down   New Member - Hi Empty Re: New Member - Hi on Mon May 13, 2019 7:30 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome to the forum.!

Seems an opportunity of meeting a few more K owners is coming your way. Some of us are planning to meet up near the end of July for a weekend at Pembry. I have 2 daughters in London [Long Marston and Wandsworth] and will extend the time to add a day or two with them.


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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 96,650 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell
    

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RT

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Welcome Froudster
I know that feeling. Spent a good year getting my old K100RT ready to start up then dropped it onto my leg at a garage with a sloping forecourt.Once they go to the right hand side past balance point, wow they are heavy. Especially if you have chicken legs like mine.
Always looked for flat petrol pumps after that, still do.

Best of luck with it mate, enjoy the summer
RT


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2011 R1200RT
    

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brickrider2

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welcome from Idaho, USA Froudster.


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1996 K1100LT
    

5Back to top Go down   New Member - Hi Empty Re: New Member - Hi on Mon May 13, 2019 10:13 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome! 

It seems that the right side drop is some sort of right of initiation into the society of the Brick.  I dropped my K75RT in the driveway the second time I took it out, ruining the new $300 paint job I put on the right side damage I inherited from the previous owner.

I have noticed that on the markets of used parts, left side mirrors and lower fairings far outnumber parts from the right side.

That introductory drop is the first lesson I got in handling these top heavy beasts.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down   New Member - Hi Empty Re: New Member - Hi on Tue May 14, 2019 2:08 am

duck

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I think the side stand being on the left also contributes to the right drop syndrome.  

Could be a side effect of K-Pox too.

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
    

7Back to top Go down   New Member - Hi Empty Re: New Member - Hi on Tue May 14, 2019 4:21 am

Stan

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Engine crash bars may not save your fairing but they could save damage to alloy engine bits. I remember very clearly washing my 83 basic on grass. It was on the centre stand and v e r y   s l o w l y  it sinks in the wet grass and lies down on the right side to have a sleep. You are right, very heavy to lift back up.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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Ckovi

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Hi Everyone,
Hello,
I’ve recently became owner of the K100,1985 year.On the counter says 64K kilometers and it is very good shape.Right away I changed tyre and battery is the next.Due the nature of my job I can drive my new bike just occasinally but I like to have it.I’m qute impress with xcondision of the bike and the tehnology 34 years ago but HQ.It’ very good machine.

    

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tinyspuds

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Welcome


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s.
2007 HD883 Sportster. Bobbed and bettered.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

10Back to top Go down   New Member - Hi Empty Re: New Member - Hi on Wed May 15, 2019 6:43 am

Woodie

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Welcome Froudster.  I too got initiated on one of my last rides of my first K year. While heaving the bike up onto its center stand in a crappy parking lot I managed to let it fall over to the right onto a concrete parking barrier.  And yes, right hand mirrors aren't cheap to replace.  Lots of great miles since then and I wish the same for you.


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1985 K100RT
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"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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Arlina

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Welcome Froudster Smile


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New Member - Hi Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

12Back to top Go down   New Member - Hi Empty Re: New Member - Hi on Fri May 17, 2019 7:36 am

td5

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Welcome from down under, tons of info here just ask


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New Member - Hi K_engi10
1988 / K100RS
2013 / R1200GS
2015 / K1300R
    

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