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1Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:30 am

ffbikersa

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Hi,

I wanted to exchange the seat cover on my K 100 LT (1989), but not sure which type seat do I have - is this the normal one, or "comfort"???  😕 

Cheers,
Tarik

Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Seat_110

Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Seat_210

    

2Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:34 am

RicK G

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I would say it is a "comfort seat" but has been recovered


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3Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:54 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Looks like a recovered comfort seat to me too. But the seam looks all wrong.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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4Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Thanks on Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:21 pm

ffbikersa

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Looks like a recovered comfort seat to me too. But the seam looks all wrong.
Thanks for advices...

I got it with the bike, worked well until a few days ago - now it looks a rip will appear in the middle of driver's part. Have no idea why, can't feel anything is wrong when I press with a finger  😕

    

5Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:16 pm

Comberjohn

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It's not an original '89 LT and it's not a Comfort. I've had both.
The original was a plank and not very comfortable over distance.
I picked up an original Comfort seat in the box from eBay and it was much better although slightly higher.
Looks like a recover job to me.


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6Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:25 am

bushyintas

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Maybe an original but has been recovered with a comfort cover, the seam across the centre does not match up with the top of the "hump".


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7Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:35 am

K75cster

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I belive the seatbase is the same for bith seats, its only the cushioning and cover that differs, so you can grab a cover and most apolstery people can set the cushion up to fit


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8Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty No seam at all on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:14 am

ffbikersa

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@bushyintas wrote:Maybe an original but has been recovered with a comfort cover, the seam across the centre does not match up with the top of the "hump".
Hello

It's not seam at all - this is where the rip started to appear. That's why I wish to exchaneg the cover, b4 it tears along the rip...

    

9Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:01 am

RicK G

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There are a few different covers for a comfort seat on eBay in US.  I am quite sure it is a comfort seat that has had a new cover made and it isn't made well at all.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

10Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:34 am

Mike101

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Not sure this is relevant but do you know your coils are uncovered in the pic?

Mike


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11Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Right! on Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:56 am

ffbikersa

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@Mike101 wrote:Not sure this is relevant but do you know your coils are uncovered in the pic?

Mike

Well noticed! That's because I took pictures of the coils too - I was in contact with a few BMW specialists from the UK, sent them pics of my coils trying to find out are they original K 100's - or maybe switched for K 1100's? I used to have black capped HT leads, and blue capped that I bought on eBay wouldn't fit: they attached to the coil too loose, like the blue caps were slightly wider than black ones. Even wrapping the part of coil a few times with duct tape, where caps attach, did not help - they attached OK, but engine kept backfiring.

    

12Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:24 pm

RicK G

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Did get the information you needed about the coils?


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

13Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty And another set of coils and leads on Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:54 am

ffbikersa

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@RicK G wrote:Did get the information you needed about the coils?

Yep, seem to be the original ones. Maybe blue caps on that set of leads lost elasticity from ageing.

I now ordered another coils and set of HT leads through eBay

    

14Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:22 am

RicK G

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Most of the original dark gray ones have died by now and the black with an orange tower are the way to go.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

15Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Gray ones on Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:52 am

ffbikersa

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@RicK G wrote:Most of the original dark gray ones have died by now and the black with an orange tower are the way to go.

Well a buddy from Croatia who's a magician for BMWs sent me last summer some black coils, but holes for screws to attach them to the engine block did not exactly fit those on my bike. That's why I looked now on eBay for those looking exactly like mine

    

16Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:54 am

RicK G

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EME is the best place I have found to get that sort of gear. Still expensive but what nowdays isn't expensive.
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/category-s/795.htm


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

17Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty US shipping... on Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:42 am

ffbikersa

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@RicK G wrote:EME is the best place I have found to get that sort of gear. Still expensive but what nowdays isn't expensive.
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/category-s/795.htm

Huh, yes, but shipping from the USA... And the chief trouble with US sellers: many refuse to use United States Postal Service, but insist instead on moronic courier/express companies such as UPS, TNT, DHL etc. What's wrong with the good ol' post???

I order most of the stuff I need from UK, Motorworks (used, if they have it in stock - with 6 months warranty), Motobins or James Sherlock. Or, a few German comparable shops. Shipping within Europe is much cheaper than overseas, even if my country is still not an EU-member

    

18Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:56 am

RicK G

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Much the same here and of course they want to send it the fastest way possible so it is really expensive.
I asked several to send some big items surface mail and they just refused.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

19Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty New International Postal Union rules on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:20 am

ffbikersa

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@RicK G wrote:Much the same here and of course they want to send it the fastest way possible so it is really expensive.
I asked several to send some big items surface mail and they just refused.

Allegedly, there are new International Postal Union rules (or whatever is that organization called) how all registered post / "signed for" may from January 1st 2014 be sent only by airmail - surface mail remains just for unregistered shipments...

    

20Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:25 am

RicK G

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It looks to me that as the parcel trade has increased so do the postage rates but if the parcels double the postage rate triples.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

21Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:06 pm

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@ffbikersa wrote:Hi,

I wanted to exchange the seat cover on my K 100 LT (1989), but not sure which type seat do I have - is this the normal one, or "comfort"???  😕 

Cheers,
Tarik
Mine is an original comfort seat

check this post for a looksee

http://www.k100-forum.com/viewimage.forum?u=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-IWHLKzvtZKw%2FUnSlvrAYHAI%2FAAAAAAAAAZY%2FAyoEHgZKnIQ%2Fs1600%2FDSCF2765.JPG

    

22Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:35 pm

duck

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That's been recovered.

Here's an OEM comfort seat with a factory cover:

Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Comfor10


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94 K1100RS
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91 K1
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23Back to top Go down   Type of seat on my K 100 LT? Empty Re: Type of seat on my K 100 LT? on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:40 am

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Oh Awesome. Nice to see what what an original one looks like then.

Mine was just so well done I took it to be factory production. Just shows how wrong one can be huh . . .  Surprised

    

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