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mattyb

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Hi. I'm Matt from Bournemouth. I recently bought a 1990 BMW K100 LT. I am converting it to a scrambler, (sort of). 
I have limited knowledge of mechanics, electrics, etc, so thought it would be a good idea to get a bike as a project so that I can learn as I go. I have stripped it all down, cleaned, sprayed, replaced some parts, modified some parts and it doesn't seem to look half bad. I am now up to the electrics and finding it a bit of a mind boggler, hence the searching around on the net and the discovery of this forum.

    

Davep

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Hi Matt

Welcome to the forum. You are in the right place for advice and info, if it wasn't for the members on here I'm not sure my ride would sill be on the road, they are a great bunch and have a collective knowledge beyond the norm. One thing I have noticed is that there is no stupid question, people just want to help and keep K bikes on the road. You'll find all the help you need!

I'm on the Isle of Wight and quite often take a ride out around the south coast, maybe we can meet up one day for a ride and chinwag.

Dave


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In at the deep end with a lot to learn! Eu-log10BMW K100RS 1983 (Main ride)
                      Suzuki GSX 750 ET 1979 (Needs work)
                      Kawasaki Zephyr 750 1992 (Needs hiding)
    

Arlina

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Welcome Matt Smile

Electrics are not the easiest part of the K.
Better ask first, cut wires later Wink


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In at the deep end with a lot to learn! Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Arlina wrote:Welcome Matt Smile

Electrics are not the easiest part of the K.
Better ask first, cut wires later Wink
That piece of excellent advice should be framed!!!


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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
    

Dai

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OEM wiring diagrams always annoy me because they attempt to show everything 'where it is' on the bike and results in an over-complex diagram. Have a squinty at post 9 here:

http://www.k100-forum.com/t10428-comberjohn-s-ghost

and - In at the deep end with a lot to learn! 177912


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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)
    

88

88
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+1 to what 92KK said - Frame that.

Welcome to the Knuthaus!


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In at the deep end with a lot to learn! Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!In at the deep end with a lot to learn! Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

duck

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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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