BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:44 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
Hi everyone,

I have recently purchased my first K100 (usual ride RnineT Scrambler) that needed some love - she’s a “Madison Silver” 12/83 RS. It was destined to most likely become another cafe racer 😭

Hopefully I’ll be using some of the great info available on here😀

Regards

    

2Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:18 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
Life time member
Life time member
Welcome...I have a 12/83 K100RS too.

I never intended having one, its awesome and you will love it.


__________________________________________________
1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

3Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:50 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Welcome...I have a 12/83 K100RS too.

I never intended having one, its awesome and you will love it.
Thanks! Looking forward to bonding with her.

My VIN: 0012116, not too many away from yours...😀👌

    

4Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:55 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
Life time member
Life time member
If you look on the cam cover on the left side you will see two small allen bolts ['engineering screws'] near no 4 cylinder, on on the upper [intake] cam cover and the other on the lower cover near where your toes rest...hopefully. My engine is 48/83 and yours should be close.

If you have these you will be more than a little surprised at the turn of speed. 

Early ones like this have a few quirks...push button opening of the gas tank cap....brake calipers are different and you need early repair kits which are not easy to come by- worth laying in a set of the later ones. 

There are comments on the use of unleaded gas in these engines so keep an eye out on that one. I haven't noticed anything amiss so fat but have only put 4k miles on it since I got it with 29k miles.

I broke the clutch cable a month ago and have a spare. One advice I always put a new clutch cable in a K when I get one, just hadn't done it with this one when it snapped but I had the spare and spare bikes so its still parked.

I have done a lot to it, brake pads, brake caliper repairs, both master cylinders, full service, tyres, wheels, some hoses, heat shield, indicator unit, K1100 stand assembly and still needs gear position indicator switch. Nothing I didn't figure on when I got it. PO had it in a boat shed for 17 years....first owner had it 18 years.

This might be useful

http://largiader.com/k75/khistory.html


__________________________________________________
1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

5Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:48 pm

MartinW

MartinW
Life time member
Life time member
Greetings from north of Bris. The amount of Brick riders is growing, plenty of advice and help, both north and southside. Where in Bris are you??
Regards Martin.


__________________________________________________
K75s Hybrid
    

6Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:50 pm

Arlina

Arlina
Life time member
Life time member
Welcome StandardK Smile


__________________________________________________
New K owner, greetings!  Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde
    

7Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:35 pm

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:If you look on the cam cover on the left side you will see two small allen bolts ['engineering screws'] near no 4 cylinder, on on the upper [intake] cam cover and the other on the lower cover near where your toes rest...hopefully. My engine is 48/83 and yours should be close.

If you have these you will be more than a little surprised at the turn of speed. 

Early ones like this have a few quirks...push button opening of the gas tank cap....brake calipers are different and you need early repair kits which are not easy to come by- worth laying in a set of the later ones. 

There are comments on the use of unleaded gas in these engines so keep an eye out on that one. I haven't noticed anything amiss so fat but have only put 4k miles on it since I got it with 29k miles.

I broke the clutch cable a month ago and have a spare. One advice I always put a new clutch cable in a K when I get one, just hadn't done it with this one when it snapped but I had the spare and spare bikes so its still parked.

I have done a lot to it, brake pads, brake caliper repairs, both master cylinders, full service, tyres, wheels, some hoses, heat shield, indicator unit, K1100 stand assembly and still needs gear position indicator switch. Nothing I didn't figure on when I got it. PO had it in a boat shed for 17 years....first owner had it 18 years.

This might be useful

http://largiader.com/k75/khistory.html
Sound advice, much appreciated! I’ll have to do some detective work. 😀👍

    

8Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:36 pm

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@MartinW wrote:Greetings from north of Bris. The amount of Brick riders is growing, plenty of advice and help, both north and southside. Where in Bris are you??
Regards Martin.
Hi thanks mate, Northside - Over Stafford way. 😀

    

9Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:36 pm

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@Arlina wrote:Welcome StandardK Smile
Thanks! 😀👌

    

10Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:48 pm

Matthew-Brisbane

Matthew-Brisbane
Life time member
Life time member
Woo hoo 

Another Brisbane rider  

cheers


__________________________________________________
1986 K100 RS Motorsport
#### K100 RS Project 
2011 R1200 GS
    

11Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:08 am

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
welcome aboard


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%ONew K owner, greetings!  Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

12Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:18 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@Matthew-Brisbane wrote:Woo hoo 

Another Brisbane rider  

cheers
Damn straight!  cheers

    

13Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:19 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@charlie99 wrote:welcome aboard
Thanks 😀👍

    

14Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Are these ones you mean? ???? on Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:58 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
New K owner, greetings!  91b36610
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:If you look on the cam cover on the left side you will see two small allen bolts ['engineering screws'] near no 4 cylinder, on on the upper [intake] cam cover and the other on the lower cover near where your toes rest...hopefully. My engine is 48/83 and yours should be close.

If you have these you will be more than a little surprised at the turn of speed. 
The upper & lower bolts?

    

15Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:51 am

TacKler

TacKler
Life time member
Life time member
Welkom SK.


__________________________________________________
Red 1991 K75S
    

16Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@TacKler wrote:Welkom SK.
Thanks😀

    

17Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:20 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
Life time member
Life time member
@StandardK wrote:New K owner, greetings!  91b36610
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:If you look on the cam cover on the left side you will see two small allen bolts ['engineering screws'] near no 4 cylinder, on on the upper [intake] cam cover and the other on the lower cover near where your toes rest...hopefully. My engine is 48/83 and yours should be close.

If you have these you will be more than a little surprised at the turn of speed. 
The upper & lower bolts?
That's them.....you got one of the treasured early ones.....enjoy it.


__________________________________________________
1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

18Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:51 pm

MartinW

MartinW
Life time member
Life time member
Std what is it's current state? Is it running? If not there are a few things you should check clean or replace before attempting to start. Everything in and outside side the fuel tank should be checked. Fuel lines can harden and disintegrate, fuel filter can block up, fuel pump damper (mount) can turn to Vegemite, fuel rail can have internal corrosion, lower portion of the fuel tank can suffer from corrosion. This once used to be a really expensive fix in OZ the submersible fuel line once was $100.00 a Mt can be obtained locally $17.00 Au expensive fuel pumps can be had for $37.00Au. Rear master cylinders can be had for $15.00 Au. These are just a small example so it's better to ask the local guys before committing to expensive OEM parts and tools. There are a group of us that share knowledge, resources, tools and rides and you are welcome to join and it's free to ask questions.
Regards Martin.


__________________________________________________
K75s Hybrid
    

19Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty New K Owner on Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:02 pm

Pegasus

Pegasus
Silver member
Silver member
Welcome to the asylum Smile
I'm out Ipswich way.

    

20Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:20 pm

Laitch

Laitch
Life time member
Life time member
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote: There are comments on the use of unleaded gas in these engines so keep an eye out on that one. I haven't noticed anything amiss so fat but have only put 4k miles on it since I got it with 29k miles.
They don't have hardened valve seats like the later models. At 4C in this Brick-related section of his website, Snowbum recommends checking and adjusting the valve clearances more often than is recommended for the later models. BobT sums up his view here.


__________________________________________________
1995 K75 73,000 miles
New K owner, greetings!  Usa-lo10
    

21Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:47 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:


That's them.....you got one of the treasured early ones.....enjoy it.
Excellent! 😀👍

Is there much of a difference between the very early ones? Due to cam profile or something?



Last edited by StandardK on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:04 am; edited 1 time in total

    

22Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:54 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@MartinW wrote:Std what is it's current state? Is it running?
Hi Martin,

She sure is - i’ve had it running a few times & ridden her round the block. It’ll need going through top to bottom, the tank appears clean at least but I’ll be doing the pump, damper, lines etc. The cooling system appears ok, brakes do work, but everything needs a good going over. 

Thanks for the tip regarding the parts cost - looks like most bits are quite affordable apart from the damper? I’ll be scouring the forum & asking plenty of questions over the next year i imagine!

    

23Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:57 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@Pegasus wrote:Welcome to the asylum Smile
I'm out Ipswich way.
Thanks Pegasus - we may well cross paths at some stage...I do the esk/fernvale/crows nest loop out your way fairly regularly.

    

24Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:59 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@Laitch wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote: There are comments on the use of unleaded gas in these engines so keep an eye out on that one. I haven't noticed anything amiss so fat but have only put 4k miles on it since I got it with 29k miles.
They don't have hardened valve seats like the later models. At 4C in this Brick-related section of his website, Snowbum recommends checking and adjusting the valve clearances more often than is recommended for the later models. BobT sums up his view here.
Ok thanks Laitch- i was planning on using some valve saver stuff per tank once she’s up & running, i’ll be checking the valves too.

    

25Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:08 am

MartinW

MartinW
Life time member
Life time member
It would be a good idea to change all the fluids, brake, forks, coolant, drive train, engine. Check the valve clearance which rarely requires adjustment. Once serviced and back up and running they are virtually bullet proof if maintained. The worst thing you can do with a Brick is not ride it, they do not like sitting.
Regards Martin.


__________________________________________________
K75s Hybrid
    

26Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Welcome on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:24 am

daveyson

daveyson
Silver member
Silver member
Welcome 

I'll have to keep an eye out for your avatar to find more differences between the early model and your early early model.


__________________________________________________
11/1985 bmw k100rt (late model)  Vin. 0090567
    

27Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:46 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@MartinW wrote:It would be a good idea to change all the fluids, brake, forks, coolant, drive train, engine. Check the valve clearance which rarely requires adjustment. Once serviced and back up and running they are virtually bullet proof if maintained. The worst thing you can do with a Brick is not ride it, they do not like sitting.
Regards Martin.
Yup, agreed on all points. The forks/seals look ok but I’ll do the oil at least, probably best to put a seal kit in too i’m guessing.

    

28Back to top Go down   New K owner, greetings!  Empty Re: New K owner, greetings! on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:49 am

StandardK

StandardK
active member
active member
@daveyson wrote:Welcome 

I'll have to keep an eye out for your avatar to find more differences between the early model and your early early model.
I certainly have no idea, brick-ignorant at this current time! 😂

    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum