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1Back to top Go down    oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 7:48 am

emmanuelfiadjoe

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pls, in my country (ghana, west africa), the climate is really hot. which type of oils (engine, transmission & final drive) and coolant is the best for me to use?


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
VIN: 0018945
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 8:47 am

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I would use the grades that BMW recommend in a synthetic which will give you a longer life between changes
Gearbox and final drive SAE80w-90 hypoid gear oil.


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3Back to top Go down    synthetic? on Sat May 03, 2014 10:14 am

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how do you know an oil is synthetic? most of the oils i see in the market here don't have any label on them to indicate whether their synthetic or not.


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
VIN: 0018945
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 1:24 pm

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A synthetic oil also handles much higher temperatures, but if you can't get it .......

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 1:30 pm

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If it doesn't say synthetic on it then it probably isn't. If you can't get synthetic then I'd use Castrol GTX 20/50 if you can find it.


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Current stable:
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
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down    shell helix ultra on Sat May 03, 2014 2:33 pm

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i'v found fully synthetic shell helix ultra 5w-40 for high performance engines. will that be ok for my engine?


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
VIN: 0018945
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 2:42 pm

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Yes it will. It will be better than a mineral in your hot climate. I use 5W40 full synthetic here in the south of France and it gets quite hot here in the summer.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 3:04 pm

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When I can't get Mobil 1 15-50 at Walmart (they're out of stock a lot) I use Shell Rotella 5-40 synthetic.


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Current stable:
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
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

9Back to top Go down    filter? on Sat May 03, 2014 3:23 pm

emmanuelfiadjoe

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thanks to you all.
i read somewhere on the forum that the filter element is the same as that of a bmw car. is this right?


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
VIN: 0018945
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 3:51 pm

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emmanuelfiadjoe wrote:thanks to you all.
i read somewhere on the forum that the filter element is the same as that of a bmw car. is this right?
Be very careful of car filters. Most of them are painted on the outside, and not designed for use inside the engine as the K bikes. Paint may come off them when immersed in hot oil, causing blockage of oil ways with disastrous results. Proper K bike filters are not painted.

    

11Back to top Go down    thanks for the caution on Sat May 03, 2014 4:08 pm

emmanuelfiadjoe

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so what do i do now? there is no bmw motorbike dealer or shop in my country. how do i proceed?


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
VIN: 0018945
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 4:17 pm

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emmanuelfiadjoe wrote:so what do i do now? there is no bmw motorbike dealer or shop in my country. how do i proceed?
Try motobins.uk or
motorworks. Uk

k-rider


13Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 4:21 pm

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Oops Here are the proper links
http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Home/index.php
http://www.motobins.co.uk/index.php

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14Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 4:29 pm

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Oil filter - Bosch 72161. They often have a sticker on them. Remove it before installing.


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Current stable:
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
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 6:18 pm

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emmanuelfiadjoe wrote:so what do i do now? there is no bmw motorbike dealer or shop in my country. how do i proceed?

I don't know how often the dealer lists at BMW is updated, so I don't know if this one in
your neighbour country still exists.
The search facility says that it should be several dealers in Togo.

You could try to find one in the countries nearby, go to BMW motorrad international,
locate a dealer.



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16Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 9:35 pm

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Avenger GT wrote:Be very careful of car filters. Most of them are painted on the outside, and not designed for use inside the engine as the K bikes. Paint may come off them when immersed in hot oil, causing blockage of oil ways with disastrous results. Proper K bike filters are not painted.
Is this a real concern? I have just fitted such a filter (Filtrex branded) ~20 miles ago, eeep! I didn't know that it sat in oil until half a litre fell out the engine onto the floor either when I tried to be clever and see if it leaked past the seal, what a stupid design! Why bother with a canister type filter at all??


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850
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17Back to top Go down    Re: oil & coolant on Sat May 03, 2014 9:43 pm

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emmanuelfiadjoe wrote:i'v found fully synthetic shell helix ultra 5w-40 for high performance engines. will that be ok for my engine?
That is what I would be using.
List of suitable filters



  • Purolator PL10241 / PL25230
  • Mobil1 M1-102
  • Bosch 3330
  • Supertech ST3614
  • AMSOil SMF 122
  • EMGO 10-26740
  • Fram PH6063
  • HiFlo HF126
  • Ryco Z418
  • Purolator ML16825


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If everything seems under control then you aint goin fast enough:- Mario Andretti
Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

18Back to top Go down    many thanks on Mon May 05, 2014 11:47 am

emmanuelfiadjoe

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thanks to you all, i'll go to the market and such


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Model: K 100 RS 83 (0502,0503,0513)
Series: K589 (k100, RS, RT, LT)
Production Month/Year: 07/1984
Region: Europe
VIN: 0018945
    

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