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92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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I always believed in having a supply of spares in the shed, like plugs, pads, cables etc etc.

Yesterday morning I went out on a lovely morning on the K100RS. I have now got about 4,000 miles on it since April and to get to the point I feel i can travel on it.

So, it seemed like the clutch was a bit slow to drop.....and I am thinking clutch splines.....ok no big deal.

But an hour later....cable gave out. 

Mixture or sigh and relief. A: It was the cable and B: the nipple was still in the lever..

Lesson 1.......you can ride a K all day with no clutch....

Lesson 2.......always have a spare cable on you.....due to Lesson 1 no way was I swapping and anyway I had 2 in my shed.

Lesson 3......always have a spare cable attached to another bike. Parked the K100RS.....walked 3 feet, hopped on the K1100LT and back out again.

Lesson 4......... You can swap a clutch cable in under 5 minutes...

Lesson 5.........KPox is not a disease...


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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 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

Michael Sydney

Michael Sydney
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Thanks for today's lessons. Words of wisdom!


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Living in the past! K100 '83 and R65 '83.
    

volador

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
Lesson 5.........KPox is not a disease...

I dunno, my therapist says it is


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1984 K100RS  1991 K100RS  Reap The Wild Wind... Ever Commute Is An Adventure
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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@volador wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
Lesson 5.........KPox is not a disease...

I dunno, my therapist says it is
You need to change your therapist.

Does his door sign look like this:       Therapist

Or this                                                The
                                                         rapist

Might be best to spend the funds on another K.......could be better treatment.


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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 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

volador

volador
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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@volador wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
Lesson 5.........KPox is not a disease...

I dunno, my therapist says it is
You need to change your therapist.

Does his door sign look like this:       Therapist

Or this                                                The
                                                         rapist

Might be best to spend the funds on another K.......could be better treatment.

I do feel violated each time I pay the fee


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1984 K100RS  1991 K100RS  Reap The Wild Wind... Ever Commute Is An Adventure
    

Packo

Packo
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OR:
Have the spare clutch cable laid in position alongside the current in use cable then it is just a matter of disconnecting/connecting the respective ends.


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83 K100 HRD Outfit
77 R100RS
1992 K1100 Outfit
1983 K100
    

RayCharles

RayCharles
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@Packo wrote:OR:
Have the spare clutch cable laid in position alongside the current in use cable then it is just a matter of disconnecting/connecting the respective ends.

I love this idea. I may use it if I live long enough. Recent new clutch cable with new clutch. Whisper smooth operation now.

    

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