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DiverPete

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I've been watching K bikes come on and off my local market for a few years now and have missed out on a few bargains during that time.
Three weeks back I got back from my FIFO job and saw a '91 K100LT on Gumtree. It had been there for 4 days so I assumed it was gone. It wasn't and I got it.
It's all original - including the BMW stereo radio-cassette - but in quite rough shape and not going. Last registered 12 years ago and 102,000km on the clock but badly neglected.

Haven't got it going yet but have had a key made, unlocked and cleaned the "varnish" out of the tank (  - it really does look like varnish, sticky and brown).
The fuel pump was ruined. I think the last lot of fuel may have been E10 as the rubber fuel pump mount had dissolved. I replaced the ruined pump with a smaller AU$72 Bosch unit thanks to advice I read on this forum. I modified the old plastic ring clip to secure the new pump in the tank. I even got the fuel gauge sender working, thanks again to this forum.
I've stripped down the fuel injection system and de-gunked it, have put fresh oil and a battery in and it turns over nicely now and pumps fuel like it should. I fully expect it to run sweetly once I get new injector O-rings and reassemble everything. So far it owes me less than $1200 Aussie dollars.

I love the look of these bikes and the engineering. The fuel injection and ABS must have been revolutionary back in the day. I do think the K100 cafe racers look great but I'm keeping my LT all original. It will never be concourse standard again (while I own it) but I hope to see it with many more kms on the clock soon.
Thank you to this forum for help so far while I have been a guest.
Pete

    

TacKler

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Welcome Pete,  

I hope things are safe down your part of the country and the fires are not a concern.  

Good news to hear that you are not going to bastardise your new toy.   Cool  

Cheers, Dave.


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Red 1991 K75S
    

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daveyson

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Welcome.

It's always good to see something old and neglected being rescued.


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11/1985 bmw k100rt (late model)  Vin. 0090567
    

Arlina

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Welcome Pete Smile


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Another new Australian member - '91 K100LT in Adelaide Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project
    

MartinW

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Welcome to the asylum.
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!  It's good to hear that you appreciate the old girl the way she is and aren't planning on chopping it all up.  Sounds like you are well on your way to having it in top shape. Congratulations!


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

DiverPete

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Thanks for the welcome, and the well-wishes for the bushfire situation in southern Australia.

I replaced the fuel injector o-rings with ones designed for Ford passenger vehicles ($3 for 8 o-rings) and refitted the injectors etc. Pressed the starter and away she went, purring like a 220kg kitten. I'm liking this bike more every day. Cheers

    

Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome DiverPete,

Good to hear the resurrection is going well so far. You seem to be using the forum search facility to its full potential which is great - just so many answers to a wide range of issues readily available.

As I’m sure you’ll already be aware, having got her running again, you are likely to be in need of new tyres - many many posts on this topic, but can’t emphasise enough how differently the LT handles with new rubber versus old. It doesn’t matter how good the tread looks - old rubber goes hard and the LT handles like a pig.

You may encounter ABS brain issues too - multiple resets may be needed to clear the faults and perseverance is the key.

Enjoy.


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Another new Australian member - '91 K100LT in Adelaide Uk-log10 Another new Australian member - '91 K100LT in Adelaide Sco-lo15Another new Australian member - '91 K100LT in Adelaide Eu-log10
                              Paul  Another new Australian member - '91 K100LT in Adelaide 905546712

"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 Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" 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)
    

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