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Stan

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Finally found a bottle of blinker fluid....not sure whether it does 4 valve bikes though. Apparently you can get a dvd (shows how old it is) to help with the process of draining and putting in the fresh stuff.
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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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RT

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There there Stanley
take your meds and go back to the couch.
I  think life is getting too easy for you if you have time to spot that.
RT


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Stan

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Bob, I have researched it a bit further....no good with led blinkers.


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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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RicK G

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Oh I thought that everybody knew that old stuff didn't work with the new fangled LED bulbs.


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Arlina

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I ordered it in England, bargain price.
Should have known better....
When I hit the left button to go left, the right blinker goes on. Right gives the left blinker.
Had to drain the whole system and clean it before fill it with right side blinkerfluid.


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Arlina wrote:I ordered it in England, bargain price.
Should have known better....
When I hit the left button to go left, the right blinker goes on. Right gives the left blinker.
Had to drain the whole system and clean it before fill it with right side blinkerfluid.

K bikes need to have the silicate free one.....well known issue.


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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 98,780 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 32,600 miles
    

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Born Again Eccentric

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@RicK G wrote:Oh I thought that everybody knew that old stuff didn't work with the new fangled LED bulbs.

This is the stuff you need for LEDs. This grade is only for right hand drive countries in the northern hemisphere, so perfect for US, Canada and mainland Europe (and Ireland on the third Sunday of the month).
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@Arlina wrote:I ordered it in England, bargain price.
Should have known better....
In the UK and other northern left hand drive countries the ID-10T grade is no good and you need to specify grade 1 EE-J1T. They are not interchangeable as Arlina found out. To make matters more complicated, if you live in the southern hemisphere, then you must ensure that you buy the proper phased fluid for use down there. DR-0NG 0 is the recommended grade for left hand drive countries in places like Australia. However, when i was down there last time, I noticed that it was extremely expensive - a cheaper substitute is to buy northern blinker fluid for the opposite hand drive - the American stuff (only $9.99 plus shipping and handling) is perfect for use down under as the reverse side of the road and the orientation inversion combine nicely together to make left blink left and right blink right.

Caution: Flash sequence is different when using ID-10T rather than DR-0NG 0. ID-10T normally gives an output of on-off-on-off etc. but if used in southern hemisphere left hand drive countries, you will note the flash sequence is reversed to off-on-off-on etc. This is not normally a problem and many don't even notice the irregularity.



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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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The UK one at the moment is not recommended due to this Brexit stuff in it.

The left hand and right hand don't know what they are doing and you could be all over the place.


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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 98,780 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 32,600 miles
    

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Arlina

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A friend of mine ordered it from a guy in Washington.
Blinkers didn't work, but the brakelight stays on till the battery is down.
Watch out for cans with a logo of Donald Duck blowing a trumpet !


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Stan

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Appreciate all the comments from other countries and members. Does anyone out there know of how long the fluid will last? 80,000 blinks or a time limit...like perhaps every 2 years? In my area I tend to do more left turns than right....will the turn switch wear out faster?
Some products promise many things but deliver little. We should consider a multinational trial of this product with periodical updates.Not sure of cost..tariffs on Chinese made fluid by the US and the UK may not being able to access the product from EU countries.


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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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MartinW

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Your living in the past. Use the GPS on your iPhone 11 and link it to your Brick, then put in your route and it will flash your indicators automatically when you come to a corner. You can then remove your flasher relay and save weight. There is an update available shortly that will also operate your stop and tail lights when the phone senses you're braking or night has fallen. More features to follow.
Regards Martin


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daveyson

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@Stan wrote:Appreciate all the comments from other countries and members. Does anyone out there know of how long the fluid will last? 80,000 blinks or a time limit...like perhaps every 2 years?

Yes, every two years, but more often in dusty environments.


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Laitch

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We've been using this compound to restore Christmas tree and advertising sign lights for a few years. Dilute strength to obtain desired rate of blink. Wear eye protection. One of our workers learned that the hard way. Blinky is still one of our ablest employees though and a skilled mentor.


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Arlina

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Just found out it works with IPL devices too, need 2 cans in serial to get a higher blinkrate.
3 cans is too much, the skin will burn.

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Finally found it Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

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K75cster

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I'm feeling a bit sad, I checked my blinkers and none of them have refiller caps? What do I do now??


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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moriarti

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Your K is for  the Middle East market,therefore you need to adopt the following method.Place the container in the  inverted position as near as possible to the Flasher relay and OSMOSIS will ensure the correct dosage study


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Ringfad

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1. My rear indicators have drain holes in them and I find it very expensive keeping them topped up, is it safe to plug this hole ?
2. I frequently cross the Ireland / Northern Ireland border so with Brexit coming should I be using the British or European version ?


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moriarti

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1 NO blocking of these orifices will disturb the Vortex  that is required to maintain Blinker/Flasher rhythm
2 By using OLD MAC product cost is reduced due to its high versticular/low evaporation qualities
Being a non domisil product it is suitable for all border crossings.Available at most  good Saddleries
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92KK 84WW Olaf

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The new acoustic indicators eliminate the need for blinker fluid thus reducing emissions.

Continuous high/low tone for braking rising in pitch according to amount of braking being used, intermittent low tone for right turn, intermittent double high tone for left turn.

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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 98,780 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 32,600 miles
    

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Ringfad

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Hi Olaf

Which funnel do you put the fluid into - the top or "bottom" one ?


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Stan

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The fluid must be placed in the flasher can. Olaf, the acoustic version can leave you rather deflated after some time, a real bummer for those for those on long rides in cold weather.The manufacturer of the product really trumpets his success with this version but I believe he is just blowing in the wind.


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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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K75cster

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I feel so silly I checked all my blinker bulbs thinking that was where the fluid went. Now I'll go check the flasher unit for a refill. Where can I go buy one of those Audible flasher units from I think the dualtone units would improve my chances by turning left or right with sound. Or soundly turning left or right.

Would it really hurt my bike if the synthetic blinker fluid is put in the non dualtone flasher unit??

How do I get the dualtone units to face the front, I don't want mine facing behind.


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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MartinW

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@K75cster wrote:
How do I get the dualtone units to face the front, I don't want mine facing behind.
You could always try riding backwards????


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JimK

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Hi all.

Missed you guys. Been reading even though have sold my beloved 89 SE, and intend to get another K when able.
Very grateful for all the help given here, and this community.
Saw a msg from Dai...mentioning...at least some of these folks could say, "Goodbye", when ceasing to be on the the Forum. 
Wish upon all and your families, the best.
Thanks.



Regards.
Jimk



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K75cster

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Crikey JimK that sounds a lot more complex than being sent off for a long weight at the store.

So did they not blink because of friction? There in lies the need for blinker fluid to help them blink. Perhaps if you are ever yarning with any of those Sargents you can offer the fluid to them.


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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JimK

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"So did they not blink because of friction? There in lies the need for blinker fluid to help them blink. Perhaps if you are ever yarning with any of those Sargents you can offer the fluid to them."


Thanks,


Sure will.
Need to get some of that stuff.



Regards,
JimK


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