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Picked this bike up on the weekend and I've started to slowly go through and see what might be wrong with it. The first owner put 40,000KM on it and then the guy I bought it from did 10, 000KM.



I was told by the previous owner that he dropped it once, he said got a wobble doing 50km after hitting a speed bump. just a scratch on the fairing. Also he said the ABS does not work. Yesterday I found out that the rear brake pedal switch was fried and I order a new one. Today I took out the rear drive shaft and found there was grease it had turned a rusty color on the rear of the shaft and was still white at the front of the shaft





Looking over the bottom of the bike and all over the bike it looks in good condition so far, fingers crossed.

    

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Good looking machine Marty , please don't do a Cafe Racerhack job on it !

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@JR_K100RS wrote:Good looking machine Marty , please don't do a Cafe Racerhack job on it !

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I do like Cafe Racer type bikes :lol:I'm more into making the bike into a comfortable trip bike...wider/taller bars and making the bike a bit lighter would be nice, if not I'm sure I will get used to it.

    

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Took Fairing off this morning and removed steering head...wow!




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Clean the grease from the front spline and post a photo of it as it didn't look real good to me and the rear spline will need to have ALL the rust removed as that will wear it out regardless of wether it is greased or not.


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@RicK G wrote:Clean the grease from the front spline and post a photo of it as it didn't look real good to me and the rear spline will need to have ALL the rust removed as that will wear it out regardless of wether it is greased or not.
I don't think its rust, its the color of the grease, picked out blobs of it that looked like red soft clay. I will clean it and post a pic tomorrow.

    

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The stuff the BMW used to use is red and can look like rust.


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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)
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Did the steering head bearings yesterday, what a job! I was putting back the cowl and noticed something odd inside the engine area...mouse nest or birds nest (no mouse poop inside) picture is after I threw it in the garbage so its only the nest not all the other stuff.


    

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Any major troubles with replacing the bearing martyman?, I need to do this on one of my old bikes.
If that nest was at my place it would be full of dead snails, definitely rat problems here.
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Any major troubles with replacing the bearing martyman?, I need to do this on one of my old bikes.
If that nest was at my place it would be full of dead snails, definitely rat problems here.
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@RT wrote:Any major troubles with replacing the bearing martyman?, I need to do this on one of my old bikes.
If that nest was at my place it would be full of dead snails, definitely rat problems here.
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No bearing was not tough, putting the fairing back and remembering where all the screws go is a pain...

    

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I've had mine off about 6 times so far fixing things, becomes a doddle after a while to the point of forgetting to tighten certain things only to find out later, Need the missus to hold the fairing after everything gets undone.
Naked bikes always look easy to me, except when it's pouring rain.


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martyman

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Bike is back together except rear brake lever, still waiting for rear brake switch from New Market BMW...Checked valves, with just a touch over 50,000 KM they are right on the edge of some shims to be changed...expected that.

    

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Bought my bike a few weeks back and a few days ago had the ownership put in my name. The license office gave me a special sticker to put on my plate and gave me ten days to get it certified. -6 today rode up and got it done, wow was it cold...I really liked the short ride I got to do today, wish I could have gone longer.

    

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Well done martyman.
Don't slide off the road anywhere they'll never find you with that color scheme
Looks pretty good..


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Still have not received my refund from BMW dealership after they ordered the wrong part and refused to put back funds on my Visa card.

Good news is that Beemerboneyard came through quickly and super efficiently and my parts are here. I'm just choked at how bad my country is at customer service, shameful. A few days back Toronto had a very heavy duty ice storm, its -11 Celsius outside making it difficult to do work on my bike or my Jeep that needs some attention.

    

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I can easily understand your reluctance to work on machinery at -11C; many years ago I had the change a head gasket on a Mini on a Saturday night at precisely that temperature, and my hands have just about warmed up. Picking up spanners and lumps of metal at that temp just sucks the heat right out of your body.


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It's been a very long and boring winter so far and I've made a vow to myself to insulate and heat my garage for next winter.

The only part that I've changed on the bike is the new rear brake light switch. A few weeks back I went to start the bike and it just turned over, would not start. Today was really nice, sunny day so I decided to try again to start the bike and after checking everything I decided to unplug the new switch and right away the bike started. I did notice the fuel gauge was not working and after unplugging and the bike starting up it went back to working...very strange.

My buddy sent me a link to a couple of links on EBAY for this heated grip kit...less than $10 if anyone wants the links just PM me...bench tested it today and works very well

    

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Martyman, I hear ya about a heated garage. I'm in SE Michigan, not far from you. I do not remember a winter with this much cold. We have had ten days (nights or mornings really)so far with temperatures of minus -25C or worse. And setting records for snow. Kind of makes wanting heated grips a priority. I'm starting to get a motorcycle-jones, but too cold in my unheated garage to do much on the K-bike. I do have a heated grip wire to repair and see some tips on a couple of threads. Let us know how yours work when installed.


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Best day ever! So I bought the cheap ebay heated grip kit and installed it with great success, nice toasty hands today in sub weather as I went for a spin. Reset the ABS today and it works! fantastic. Only shit thing that happened was my mirror flew out and cracked, need to get a new one : (

    

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Might want to invest in some mirror leashes. So when they fall off again , you don't have to stop and pick up the broken pieces.

    

martyman

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@k75RT Keith wrote:Might want to invest in some mirror leashes. So when they fall off again , you don't have to stop and pick up the broken pieces.
That is a great idea, will do that for sure...thank you.

    

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I mixed up some 5 minute epoxy, then flexed the mirror open the broken gap and filled it with the epoxy...now the crack is filled and not sharp if you run your finger over it. when it was not filled with epoxy and I would try and put it back it would flex and give a slight distorted veiw, this should help.

    

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Made a video of my progress and some questions

http://vimeo.com/87302589

    

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Side stand retractor: There's an odd nut on the end of the rod - part 7. However, many times, even if you tighten it to the end of the threads it still won't retract all of the way. The easiest fix is to take that nut off and then put a bent washer on under the nut.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
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86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
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martyman

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Thanks Duck! will try that in the next few days.

    

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Today went for a ride and was testing out my new heated grips, worked great for an hour and then when leaving a coffee shop a puff of smoke...



I had noticed when installing the cheap chinese wires were cracking in spots so I've removed all of it and soldered in thicker wire.



Well you can't expect that for a few bucks including shipping its going to be the best quality stuff...

    

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Lots of people use the alarm connector found in the relay box to connect accessories. The green/brown wire gives a fused, switched source of power. See the pics below.




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Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
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Priceless tip, Klamityboy. Thank you.

Always wondered what that was for...

    

martyman

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Alarm connector? huh really...I think there is also a connector just for heated grips...but very cool thank you.

    

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Sorry. Heated grip one is just in front of the relay box. It is about three inches from the relay box when looking from the back and on the left side of the frame. It is square not round. Has a short loop to a flat connector where the switch plugs in. Will take a picture next time I have the tank off.

In your video you said accessory connector and lots of people use the alarm one for accessories.


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1991 K75RT-P

Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

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@klamityboy wrote:Sorry. Heated grip one is just in front of the relay box. It is about three inches from the relay box when looking from the back and on the left side of the frame. It is square not round. Has a short loop to a flat connector where the switch plugs in. Will take a picture next time I have the tank off.

In your video you said accessory connector and lots of people use the alarm one for accessories.


Thank you again...today I was going to try and take my tank off to see it and found that to take it off I think I need to remove the whole faring...was trying to get at the two fuel lines and it was too awkward.

    

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RS tank removal:

1 - Disconnect fuel level sender

2 - Remove left side inner black knee pad.

3 - Remove clips at rear of tank

4 - Lift rear of tank and pull it back

5 - Undo the two hose clamps on the fuel lines


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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
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-13 outside today, in my garage working sucks...


Finally got the tank off, kept thinking that it had to first slide back and then noticed in a video it lifts straight up. Lifting it up took some force to get it come out of those grommets.

Searched and searched only found one plug that could not be the right one for the heated grips.



Will keep searching for the elusive Brown/green black wired plug



EDIT

found the plug! thanks to Chris Harris again watching his vid about repairing heated grips it gave me a clue to where to look...it was under a large covered plug...good reference for the next person looking for it. I now need to find out where I can get the male end of this plug.



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As noted in my graphic it may be hidden under tape.


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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
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martyman

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@duck wrote:As noted in my graphic it may be hidden under tape.


Thanks Duck, I hate yanking on or pulling on wires in case I do some damage Very Happy


The heated grips do not have a fuse on the fuse box? should I run a fuse?

    

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Read the text in the graphic I posted above. The connector gets power from the number 1 fuse. It's a fused, switched power source. (Which is probably why BMW taped over it on non-HG equipped bikes.)


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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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Here's a good price on Symtec heated grips. About $40 shipped. That's what I use.

http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Symtec-Handlebar-Grip-Heater-Kit-with-Round-Rocker-p/4463211.htm


More info here:http://classickbikes.com/ckb.tech/0.ckb.tech.files/symtec/symtec.htm


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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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What is this connector leading to? The Heated Grip retrofit kit has a flat connector for the switch that plugs into something a lot like this. (Marked in Red). As Duck says the connector for powering the heated grips might be under some tape



The heated grips themselves will plug into the male end of the connector below. This is taken from the manual for installing the heated grip kit. If you have something like the male end of the below connector attached to a flat connector similar to the one marked with the red arrow above, then you have found it.

(Sorry the image seems to have rotated 90 degrees, but you get the idea)


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1991 K75RT-P

Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

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@klamityboy wrote:

That connector is for the hazard flasher switch.


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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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Here's what the HG connector looks like:


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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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Thanks Duck! I knew if I flailed long enough someone would come to the rescue.Very Happy


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1991 K75RT-P

Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

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Anyone know if its possible to find the male end of that plug? or just cut it and make a new connector...

Yesterday I 5 minute epoxied the cracks on the lower part of my fairing and found a close match to the paint (wife gave me shit for spraying paint in the basement:pirat:)

    

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Marty, When you come by to drop off the tools (this weekend if you want), I can give you a pair of 2-Pole AMP Superseal connectors. They will be MUCH better than the OEM connectors.


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@robmack wrote:Marty, When you come by to drop off the tools (this weekend if you want), I can give you a pair of 2-Pole AMP Superseal connectors. They will be MUCH better than the OEM connectors.

thank you that would be great..I don't think I've ever seen connectors so fancy before.

    

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@martyman wrote:Made a video of my progress and some questions

http://vimeo.com/87302589


Great video man, nice to see the bike and the slush/ice land you call home! How many months of the year is it like that?

Warm and humid in Sydney here. About 25c today I reckon, lovely.


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martyman

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@floyd wrote:
@martyman wrote:Made a video of my progress and some questions

http://vimeo.com/87302589


Great video man, nice to see the bike and the slush/ice land you call home! How many months of the year is it like that?

Warm and humid in Sydney here. About 25c today I reckon, lovely.

This has been our coldest snowiest winter in years...around 5 months its Cold, you can squeeze in lots of riding if you don't mind. I rode last weekend it was around 0c

    

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It has been a weird weather winter on the west coast as well. In Victoria we are typically 3-5 degrees C and raining all winter. Occasional snow. This year we had 10 days of -5 or lower but dry. Even with heated grips it is a cold ride to work. Then we had freezing rain and snow for two days. Now back to +5.

As my bike is my daily ride, the weather is of keen interest. The "agreement" with "she who must be obeyed" is that she doesn't complain too much about the bits and bobs I purchase to keep the bike on the road and I don't ride when it is white.


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1991 K75RT-P

Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

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@klamityboy wrote:It has been a weird weather winter on the west coast as well. In Victoria we are typically 3-5 degrees C and raining all winter. Occasional snow. This year we had 10 days of -5 or lower but dry. Even with heated grips it is a cold ride to work. Then we had freezing rain and snow for two days. Now back to +5.

As my bike is my daily ride, the weather is of keen interest. The "agreement" with "she who must be obeyed" is that she doesn't complain too much about the bits and bobs I purchase to keep the bike on the road and I don't ride when it is white.

My wife is cool she trust that I'm really careful when I ride. My brother and I have been on Skype all winter talking (he's in Coquitlam) and its a back and forth who's got better weather to ride when we chat. I really want to ride out to B.C. in the next few years...working on building a resistance to my fear of heights. Last trip down to Memphis on my KLR 650 I made a mistake and had to take a very large bridge over the Ohio river...pucker of the butt for a few minutes but I lived.

    

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@martyman wrote:
@klamityboy wrote:It has been a weird weather winter on the west coast as well. In Victoria we are typically 3-5 degrees C and raining all winter. Occasional snow. This year we had 10 days of -5 or lower but dry. Even with heated grips it is a cold ride to work. Then we had freezing rain and snow for two days. Now back to +5.

As my bike is my daily ride, the weather is of keen interest. The "agreement" with "she who must be obeyed" is that she doesn't complain too much about the bits and bobs I purchase to keep the bike on the road and I don't ride when it is white.

My wife is cool she trust that I'm really careful when I ride. My brother and I have been on Skype all winter talking (he's in Coquitlam) and its a back and forth who's got better weather to ride when we chat. I really want to ride out to B.C. in the next few years...working on building a resistance to my fear of heights. Last trip down to Memphis on my KLR 650 I made a mistake and had to take a very large bridge over the Ohio river...pucker of the butt for a few minutes but I lived.
My wife trusts my driving ability, it is the other drivers who seem to lose their minds when it snows here. Everyone moves to Victoria from some other place in Canada with lots of snow but for some reason they lose the ability to drive in snow once they take up residence. Plus no-one has snow tires because it only snows once a year . Of course every once in a while, like 1996, we really get snow. We had 48 inches in 48 hours. Those summer tires were really useful then.


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Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

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