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1Back to top Go down   Winterizing My K100? Empty Winterizing My K100? Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:54 pm

tjh1985

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Living in the Seattle area it’s almost time to put my K100 in for the winter. Looking for a “Top 10” list of important things to do to properly put her away for six months. Any suggestions?

Also, my K has been customed and a center-stand wont fit because how the exhaust is run. Is having it leaning on it’s side-stand for six months going to cause any issues with fluids?

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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When you do park it up, kill the engine well before you lean it over on to the kick stand. It will still smoke when you fire up in spring but don't worry about that.

All the other fluids will be fine due to being on side BUT you need to give your gas tank special attention due to the ethanol in the fuel which does all kinds of nasty things to the internals.

I know nothing about laying a bike up for the winter, we don't do that here. Well some do and some don't. 

Is there any way you could use a paddock stand in your garage? Or put it on a block/stand? Only needs a wood pad between the stand and bottom of the gearbox.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha 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 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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duck

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You really don't need to do anything if you're just laying it up until February or March.  Some Stabil in the gas tank wouldn't hurt if you're using gas with ethanol.

Don't worry about leaving it on the side stand. All of my Ks in my garage are on the side stand.  It might smoke when you start it in the spring but that doesn't matter.


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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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tjh1985

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Thank you guys

    

5Back to top Go down   Winterizing My K100? Empty Re: Winterizing My K100? Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:34 am

jbt

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The best way to winterize a K100 is to fix the genuine LT fairing on it.
For hard winters, the confort spoiler option is the ultimate solution to keep dry and warm.

    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I just did a round trip today, 3 hours each way.

Woke to a hard frost and had to take the RS as the K1100LT spat the oil out of the final drive seal when I came back from France 3 weeks ago...being sorted this week.

Temp was freezing all the way but the fairing is not bad at all......

Unless its icy, ride the bike.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha 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 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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