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1Back to top Go down    1991 K100LT Inspection on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:17 pm

mikidymac

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I recently was given a 1991 K100LT with 108,000 miles so I just wanted to take it apart and make sure everything is good to go.







She looks clean from the outside so I thought I would get started taking her apart. First the trailer hitch came off just because I do not have a trailer and it was heavy.



Hear you can see her with most of her cloths off. Due to her life in the California desert you can see we do not have any corosion as most of you do in the more damp climates. Even after 20 years and 100,000 miles she still looks good under her skirt.



Here you can see that the foam pad under the top box was not kind to the rear fender. It had some dirt under it and did some paint damage. The plug in the muffler is there because my 2.5 year old assistand likes to put things down there to watch them dissapear. You can see the air filter sitting on the filter looks brand new. I was told the bike had everything replaced at 105,000 miles and I have the receipts too fot $3,000 in BMW parts. So far it looks true.







Here is where I found why I had no speakers or speaker wires. THe PO used some resistors so the factory radio would still use 4 Ohms per speaker when using headphones. He had the old 5 pin intercom connection so I am going to change it over to a standard 3.5mm headphone jack so I can use earbuds. It was only $4.50 at Radio Shack so I am not going to buy speakers.



Last is a picture of the wheels. You can see most of the silver paint is gone so I will be repainting them with some DupliColor Wheel Paint. You can also see how faded the red is on the front fender. It is still glossy but it has lost the red pigment.


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2Back to top Go down    Nice machine on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:41 pm

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Wow, well done.
Nice looking bike in great condition.
That's the benefit of living in a dry climate.
I took ownership of mine at end of August but have to say it has
not faired as well as yours in a damp climate as we have here in Ireland.
Also lying unused for a long time in un-heated storage didn't help either.
But for all of that it works as it should and is a joy to ride.
Good luck with yours.

Rod


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3Back to top Go down    Re: 1991 K100LT Inspection on Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:07 pm

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looking good ....enjoy !


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4Back to top Go down    Re: 1991 K100LT Inspection on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:36 pm

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Wow , good work so far. The frame is in great shape. Im not a great fan of ear buds when riding as they block out the traffic sounds but you might also consider some of the small helmet speakers as an alternative. I'm Looking forward to the next update already
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5Back to top Go down    Re: 1991 K100LT Inspection on Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:59 pm

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I either use ear plugs or noise canceling earbuds. I do not listen to the music lout so I can still hear traffic and the bike. Sometimes it is nice to have a little background noise on those long rides. I only listen to music on the long open freeways when the voices in my head get too loud.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: 1991 K100LT Inspection on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:12 am

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I got some automotive touch up paint at a local discount store to paint my wheels.
I think they came out pretty good!

Before;



After;



I need to find a way to paint the body panels. I was thinking of 2 part paint in spray cans. I painted a dirt
bike tank with regular spray paint and it peeled off when some fuel leaked...


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7Back to top Go down    Re: 1991 K100LT Inspection on Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:49 pm

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Wheels look nice. DupliColor makes some pre mixed paint sold at auto part stores that is suposed to be easy to use and for the do it yourselfer. You could get a spray gun from Harbor Freight.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: 1991 K100LT Inspection on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:05 pm

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So last night I had a chance to Deoxit the connections under the tank and decided to clean the left switch and found that the solder had melted and the high and low headlight wires are now always connected. Looks like the high and low have been on the same time for who knows how long. Tiday I plan to fix the solder and install the headlight relays as others have suggested.




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