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bigpapa

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Hello to everyone. I have just purchased a 1986 K100 rs with 40000 miles on the clock. I am new to BMW as I have had mainly Honda and yamaha over the years.
Looking forward to joining the BMW community.

    

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Welcome to the forum.

You will enjoy the K and its only a matter of time before it gets a mate!

Don't be afraid to ask any questions, someone will have answers for you and everyone is very good at passing on suggestions/help etc.

On the home page there is a section on what to do if you have just got a K. Have a look at thatand follow it through. Don't be afraid to ask why might seem asmall question and don't be put off by something that seems big. The K is veryuser friendly and great for long trips too.....suppose you will be heading to south west or Wales and there arequite a few forum members around.

Feel free to travel over this way too......we already have a few coming over for a weeks camping on Saturday 1st August. Plan for some is to do some of the Wild Atlantic Way.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 84,100 miles
    

Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome Bigpapa

Hope you get addikted to your new K. There's a few of us scattered around, always up for a meet up if you are every heading over in the sou'westerly direction. A trip o'er the sea to Ireland is also a must to meet up with the Irish Eccentrics and explore some of their neighbourhood.

As Olaf says, plenty of advice and tips already on the forum, try the search function to home in on any particular issue you may have, but lots of helpful folk all around the globe ready and willing to answer any specific question you may have.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

bigpapa

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Thanks ever so much. Went out today for first trial and very impressed. Need a couple of things sorting. New rear pads and to replace rocker cover gaskets as noticed a bit of oil. Otherwise I really am liking it.

    

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Great start...and beautiful day for getting out and about today.

There's always a few jobs to do, but mostly they are pretty straight forward and the beauty of the K is that the more you do the better you know the bike and the more you feel you can do...and then really enjoy it when she's running well.

I just did my engine oil & filter change, replaced front and rear brake pads and sorted out the hazard light switch (which had decided to stop working) today and, whilst I'd rather have been out riding in the sunshine, they are all easy jobs that needed doing. Much better and cheaper to do the jobs yourself than going to the dealer to haemorrhage money!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

brickrider

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A hearty welcome from the other side of the pond, BigPapa!

    

Holister

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Hi Bigpapa. WelKome to K-world.
40k... that's a great find. While its probably in good condition you'll need to check/replace rubber components. Old tyres can be dangerous. There's a date code on the tyre wall.
Also learn to use the 'Google Forum' search box on the Forum and Portal tabs.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

92KK 84WW Olaf


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As KH said, check the tyres. Dates on the sidewalls. I reckon Ks are the most sensitive bike I have ridden when it comes to old tyres, they HATE them. But on new and good tyres they really inspire confidence.

Rubber perishes badly too, fuel hoses are a potential risk as they harden and can crack as you take the tank on and off. Replace them with longer ones and you can get enough wriggle room to access the electrical relay box and the rad cap under the tank without disconnecting them or having to take the tank off. Its a cheap fix.

Also, get hold a spare clutch cable and a nipple [lever end] and the felt insert. The nipple and felt insert do not come with the cable so must be got separately. Use the genuine BMW cable. Its easy to be carrying just the cable and not have the nipple which falls out as soon as the cable breaks.

Have a look at the home [Portal] page and the section on what to do if you just bought a K.

Have a good read of what we all get up to, we love to meet other K owners and Born Again Eccentric is becoming a regular visitor over here....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 84,100 miles
    

charlie99

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welcome aboard ...
have fun !
they are an impressive bike to own and ride


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
    

k-rider

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Welcome bigpapa,
The valve cover gasket is a rubber One,it May be sufficient to clean it and give it a smear of oil resistant gasket sealer, especially around the camshaft bores,

Happy riding

K-rider


Holister

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A trick I learned from Chris Harris on Youtube is to clean all surfaces very well making sure you remove all traces of oil even to the point of wiping out the inside where oil pools and may get on the gasket. The slightest bit of oil on the surfaces will cause the gasket to leak.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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