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1Back to top Go down   New member from Wisconsin Empty New member from Wisconsin on Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:23 am

allemandemusic

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Hello,
This is my first post on this forum and I am looking forward to being a part of it. I just purchased bike #4- a 1985 K100RS with no less than 251k miles on it. The bike runs strong but has a bit of a rattle at idle. So, I am trying to learn whether it is the six rivet output shaft or the timing chain that is rattling. This forum is a great resource for information and if anybody can chime in and help me identify the noise, great. Ideally I would like to find someone in the WI area (shop or private person) who can help with input spline lube, too. I am not yet comfortable tearing that deeply into a bike. My other bikes are a 1976 R60/6, 2002 1150rt, 2093 r1200cl.
Thanks!

    

2Back to top Go down   New member from Wisconsin Empty Welcome on Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:44 am

daveyson

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Welcome

The splines seem intimidating since you have never done it before. I feel this bike has been designed to be simple to work on for a non mechanic. After you do it, you will be surprised how simple it was. With the help of a workshop manual the splines is a simple job. Try to locate the source of the sound.


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3Back to top Go down   New member from Wisconsin Empty splines and output shaft, '85 K100rs on Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:07 am

allemandemusic

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Thanks for the words of encouragement about servicing the input splines. I'm taking in lots of information right now (Haynes, YouTube, forums, phone calls) about these service items. Let's see how easy it seems down the road.

    

4Back to top Go down   New member from Wisconsin Empty Re: New member from Wisconsin on Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:37 pm

duck

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After we  spoke on the phone it's good to see that you signed up here.

Doing the input spline lube really isn't that big of a deal.  It's just taking a bunch of things apart and putting them back together.  Everybody, myself included, is a bit leery of doing their first spline lube but it really doesn't take more than basic wrenching skill.

I can do a spline lube in about 4-5 hours but for your first one plan on a very long day or maybe over a weekend. If you have a decent amount of work space it's a good idea to line the parts up on the floor in the order that you take them off. Then just go backwards when putting things back together.

You might find this link useful: http://bit.ly/new2kbikes


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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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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5Back to top Go down   New member from Wisconsin Empty Re: New member from Wisconsin on Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:49 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@duck wrote:After we  spoke on the phone it's good to see that you signed up here.

Doing the input spline lube really isn't that big of a deal.  It's just taking a bunch of things apart and putting them back together.  Everybody, myself included, is a bit leery of doing their first spline lube but it really doesn't take more than basic wrenching skill.

I can do a spline lube in about 4-5 hours but for your first one plan on a very long day or maybe over a weekend. If you have a decent amount of work space it's a good idea to line the parts up on the floor in the order that you take them off. Then just go backwards when putting things back together.

You might find this link useful: http://bit.ly/new2kbikes
As was said by others, these bikes are easy to work on if you take your time.  First day I had my first brick, I had to pull the transmission apart to tighten a loose grub screw. 

Get a box of ziploc sandwich bags and a Sharpie pen.  As you take the bike apart, put all the little parts from each section(rear shock, final drive, etc.) into the bag and label it with the Sharpie.  Also, I have my laptop handy so I can refer to the MaxBMW parts fiches to help identify what fasteners go where.


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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
    

6Back to top Go down   New member from Wisconsin Empty Re: New member from Wisconsin on Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:08 am

Arlina

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Welcome Allemandemusic Smile


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