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1Back to top Go down    Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:16 am

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I know this might be a hard question to answer due to the reliability of K series speedo's but what is the highest mileage or kilometers has anyone seen on a K100 or K75? A mate who owned a BMW franchise for nearly 20 years says they used to service a few that were over the 500,000kms mark.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:19 am

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There is one in the US that has done over 800,000 miles. I have heard that the BMWMOA web site has a bit about him but I haven't seen it.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:23 am

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im guessing whoever has those big miles up, has a serious case whiteline fever ...giggles

and a really nice seat ...chuckle



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4Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:27 am

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I was looking through the BMW cars on ebay a few weeks ago and there was a 5 series that had done in excess of 2 million k. The advertiser said it was only suitable for parts.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:58 am

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Dutcman Alex Loeff did 650000. He changed two sets of disc rotor, one driving shaft, clutch.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:22 am

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The girl I bought my car rim adaptor from in Brisbane said she had done more 500,000km with a K100 outfit.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:40 am

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The guy I did my refresher course with on returning to a bike was always admiring my LT and keen to talk about the might K. He rode a pan European but his previous instructors bike was a k on which he had 440k before rebuilding the engine. He attributed the longevity to keeping the valve clearances and tuning right. He didn't return it to instructing as he had transferred his intercom gear to the pan while doing the K. He sold the k to recover some costs and later found it had been scrapped at 512k, which didn't impress him. "he must never have checked the shims, what a waste" he said of the buyer.
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88....May contain nuts!

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8Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:54 pm

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My 83 naked has done just over 400,000 kms...still goes. The trouble is that many have instrument problems and instruments get changed/altered. My odo is stuyck on 166,000.....got stuck 1/2001. Use my little push bike computer.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:48 pm

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It looks like the 800,000 miler in the U.S. is going to take the honours!

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:32 pm

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The 1991 K100LT I am getting has a little over 100,000 miles on her. Not a bad start.

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:29 pm

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The 86rs i just bought has 102,000 MILES genuine,and still looks pretty tidy, sounds smooth and rides smooth. this is my first intro to bmw...so far i'm impressed!

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:16 am

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i bought my K75c with 34k on it. it now has 230K only 4k to go before i can clain 200k on it


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:25 pm

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K100LT turned 97,000 miles last week.

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14Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:02 pm

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My 1984 K100RT has recently passed 107,000 miles on the odometer - I believe this to be a genuine mileage as she had 89.000 miles when I bought her 4½ years ago for £800.00 - I did just under 5,000 miles around Europe on her 3 years ago and she has been used regularly since then, apart from a while off the road whilst I sorted out the failed FPR etc (see my other posts). I now use her regularly to carry out CBT tests etc. in my capacity as an AMI (Authorised Motorcycle Instructor) here in Cornwall. I am determined to see the 200,000 miles come up on the clock before she has a complete rebuild Wink


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:55 pm

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Passed this mileage yesterday on the return north from Victoria to Queensland. The bike actually has about 140,000 kilomteres on it but it was good to see this line of 1s across the gauge. At 780kms it was the longest single day of our eight day ride. The bike didn't even require an engine oil top-up over the approximately 4,000 kms covered, and except for a slight hiccup once (dirty connection at the four-pin as the fuel gauge dropped to zero too) she ran like the proverbial top. I love this bike.


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:13 pm

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Mine's relatively low at 66,220 miles - but I did do 205,000 on my Moto Guzzi V1000G5. Does that count? (No, I thought not Embarassed ).


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:25 am

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Two Wheels Better wrote:
Passed this mileage yesterday

Gees.

I guess mine pales by comparison then, shes only a baby




Now on around 57000, the instruments and the engine / box

The highest I have ever seen on any bike is 420,000. I remember thinking when I saw it . .  wow. It was a Honda Goldwing

My next pic will be the big 66,666

The number of the BEAST . . .  Twisted Evil

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:18 am

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My next pic will be the big 66,666
The number of the BEAST . . .  Twisted Evil

Funny that. When I passed those numbers it read 66666.5 and I couldn't help feeling it made me merely the neighbour of the beast.


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19Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:50 pm

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Two Wheels Better wrote:Be made
My next pic will be the big 66,666
The number of the BEAST . . .  Twisted Evil

Funny that. When I passed those numbers it read 66666.5 and I couldn't help feeling it made me merely the neighbour of the beast.
Yep. Takes some watching to get all them numbers lined up just right.

Missus is used to me randomly pulling over and asking her for her phone/camera just to take a quick snapshot of thy speedometer but I think, that by doing this, it is giving both of us a much better appreciation of just how much distance we are clocking up together, plenty of trips etc but it doesn't really sink in until you see the distance recordings getting logged like we are doing.

We also have a detailed road map of the North Island of new Zealand which is fast becoming covered in black felt pen on the roads we have traveled together.



This season we are wanting to do from Auckland to to the top of the Island (Cape Rianga), so, Bay of Islands, 90 mile beach etc, Coromandel Peninsula and the East cape from Tauranga Right around to Napier which is all the bits you can see where the black lines dont go on the upper half of the map. Once we have done that it the biggest and only part left will be the lower half below the Great Lake down to wellington via one side of the isle and back up the other

Soon, probably about a year or so away, we will have to consider doing the South Island and afterr that, who knows, maybe we might get time to look overseas, maybe aussie or Europe

    

20Back to top Go down    Mine has 94K on Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:47 pm

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my 85 K100 RT has 94,000 on it and I'm looking to have a dinner for her at 100,000. I might change the oil and check the splines.

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:03 pm

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paulespo wrote: I might change the oil and check the splines.
The old engine that died . . @ 110,000ks the timing chain guides were stuffed and the rear crank seal was going. I think I got to it just in time. Looking back now, if I bought another K @ around the 100000 mark I would be doing these items and degreasing the starter clutch as that gummed up and failed too

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:28 pm

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krambo wrote:My 1984 K100RT has recently passed 107,000 miles on the odometer - I believe this to be a genuine mileage as she had 89.000 miles when I bought her 4½ years ago for £800.00 -  I did just under 5,000 miles around Europe on her 3 years ago and she has been used regularly since then, apart from a while off the road whilst I sorted out the failed FPR etc (see my other posts).  I now use her regularly to carry out CBT tests etc. in my capacity as an AMI (Authorised Motorcycle Instructor) here in Cornwall.  I am determined to see the 200,000 miles come up on the clock before she has a complete rebuild Wink
 Quick update - she has now done 114,000 miles plus Surprised


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:45 am

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krambo wrote:
krambo wrote: I am determined to see the 200,000 miles come up on the clock before she has a complete rebuild Wink
I don't understand this type of determination.

I myself would rebuild as soon as it became apparent the need was there . .  regardless of K's travelled. Even given the mighty reputation the K series enjoys :|

    

24Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:55 pm

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Be made wrote:
krambo wrote:
krambo wrote: I am determined to see the 200,000 miles come up on the clock before she has a complete rebuild Wink
I don't understand this type of determination.

I myself would rebuild as soon as it became apparent the need was there . .  regardless of K's travelled. Even given the mighty reputation the K series enjoys :|
She's running sweet as a nut just now and I firmly believe in the old adage "If it ain't broke............" Smile


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25Back to top Go down    Re: Highest mileage or kilometer K100 on Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:01 pm

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krambo wrote:She's running sweet as a nut just now and I firmly believe in the old adage "If it ain't broke............" Smile
Yeah mate . .  I used to believe in that too . .  until I learned about something called "preventative maintenence" . Not sure how big you are on rebuilding K engines but if your timing gear fails the valves will most likely end up bent etc and a replacement mill @ around $800 - 1000 would be the cheapest and fastest option if that happened. Not trying to scare you man, just speaking from experience

If me . . . for the price of around $100 and a couple of hours work, an engine @ 100k +, given the piece of mind I would get, I would replace the timing gear. it will soon be rattling anyway and I would see it as just another maintenence item, like plugs or oils really

    

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