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Englishstiv

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Well my ratty K100 RS passed her M O T this morning and found herself taxed and up the road half an hour later and 80 smiling miles later she returned home in fine fettle apart from a few problems to sort after a 5 year lay off.
Certainly needs the clutch sorting, new tires, radiator leak sorting and a replacement rear shock as the old one blew it's seals after 35 miles !!!!

Wonderful day and a wonderful surprise of a bike and defo a keeper.

    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome to the forum and to the world of K bikes.

I bet the smile was radiant after that outing.

A few helpful suggestions. On the home page here there is a section on what to do if you just bought a K. Since yours was in  storage for 5 years that counts as new to you....


You can get the shock rebuilt I believe. I needed one recently but a spares bike solved that one.

The tyres, well it will be like its on rails when you do them. 5 year old tyres are not good, no matter how much tread remains.

Clutch, how is the cable? Only use the BMW cable, not the substitutes.

Getting radiator off also means taking off the petrol tank. You need to check the in tank petrol filter and it would be wise to replace the fuel hoses while you are there. Standard BMW is cheap, but make them slightly longer so you can lift the tank to access the relay box [and change the air filter too] and also pull it back to access the radiator cap without having to disconnect them.

When you have all those jobs done think about a short trip across the Irish Sea ..........we have a trip to Northern Ireland planned for September and the North Antrim Coast and the K are made for each other.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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krambo

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Welcome to the group - some great and knowledgeable folks on this forum Wink


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1984 BMW K100RT, 1993 BMW K1100LTIC,1982 Kawasaki KZ1100 Spectre
"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam." Just thought I'd share a little love Uk-bmw12
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charlie99

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good to hear you got her back on the road mate .

happy riding when you can

seems all those rubber things (shock stem rubbers,  fuel lines , brake lines etc )  tend to suffer through the ages

good luck


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OJust thought I'd share a little love Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Englishstiv

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Gracious thanks folks.

    

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