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1Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Looking to get back on a K on Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:43 pm

milq

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Greeting from the work-at-home office! 
About a year ago, in a stroke of stupidity, I sold my 85 K100RT and picked up an R80RT. While the airhead is a nice machine, it isn't as fun as the K bikes.  

So here I am, looking to move the R80 and find another K while stuck around home (but not likely an RT again).

Aside from that, current status: My eyes are bleeding from reading/grading G-code submissions from students and trying to figure out how we'll make up so much lost shop time.

    

2Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:28 pm

duck

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My .02 - Get a K1100LT this time. Better power, brakes and suspension.  (Not to mention the cool electric windscreen.) 

And the resale on them is crap which means it's a great deal for buyers.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

3Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:04 pm

Dai

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Looking to get back on a K 177912 What's wrong with RTs? I've just been given one!  Looking to get back on a K 723598


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

4Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:36 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have a K100RT....put over 50,000 miles on it. Its done some great trips!


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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 36,188  miles
    

5Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:37 pm

duck

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The K1100LT is light years better. It has 30 year old technology vs. 38 year old technology.  lol!


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:35 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have K1100LT ABS too, a K100LT ABS and also a 1983 K100RS that I took to Kedada Alicante and did 520 miles in one day from Bilbao to Alicante.


I had always said I didnt ever see me on an RS...but I love it. The K1100LT is definitely a mile muncher and a brute but having taken the others on equal trips its hard to say any of them is better, just different. The early RS really eats miles and is a much less busy bike to ride. Those early Ks with the engineering screws are the ones to get.


In 10 years my guess is I put 130,000 miles on them all. 


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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 36,188  miles
    

7Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:29 am

milq

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I'm equal opportunity, so a K1100 isn't off the table at all. But the RT fairing absolutely wrecked my knees, not quite wide enough gap between the tank and fairing to get squeezed in there with the Canyon seat keeping me in one spot.

    

8Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:18 am

GF Wollongong

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"Those early Ks with the engineering screws are the ones to get."


What engineering screws?


I've got three of them 2X84 1X85


Is there something I've missed?


GF

    

9Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:32 am

duck

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@milq wrote:I'm equal opportunity, so a K1100 isn't off the table at all. But the RT fairing absolutely wrecked my knees, not quite wide enough gap between the tank and fairing to get squeezed in there with the Canyon seat keeping me in one spot.

They pushed the fairing forward by 1+" when they did the K1100LT so there's more knee room.

If you're referring to a Corbin Dual Canyon seat they aren't all exactly the same. Some have a longer (farther back) rider position than others.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

10Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:36 am

MartinW

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They have a couple of extra screws on the valve cover, nothing to do with securing the cover. FYK's had hotter cams ( Euro spec intake cam) except for California and outperformed the late ones. Post a picture of your valve cover.
Regards Martin.


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Arlina

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Welcome Milq Smile

I have the K1100RS with LT fairing fitted, good bike.
My just started project is a K75, wich will become a K75LT.
K11 front, rear, and fairing complete, gives me bit more space at the knees.


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Looking to get back on a K Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project
    

12Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty $800 rideaable k100rs in Wisconsin on Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:19 pm

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Someone else contacted the seller to see it's a 16v drivetrain in an older frame.

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/1992-BMW-K-100-RS-5012051621


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85 K100RT
91 XR250
97 XR100
70 CT70
06 YFM400
 
Past Bikes:
95 VLX600
86 TRX250
02 GZ250
83 Z50R
78 ATC90
86 XR250
79 XR500
72 AT1
75 YZ360
78 DT400
75 DT125
73 Trail 70
 
Dad's bikes I rode in high school
69 CL175K3 Scrambler
71 R5-B (RD350 predecessor)
    

13Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:29 pm

duck

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@schrocketeer wrote:Someone else contacted the seller to see it's a 16v drivetrain in an older frame.

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/1992-BMW-K-100-RS-5012051621

That's a WEIRD bike. Y-spoke wheels, monolever FD but a 4V valve cover which means it could have a 4V engine.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

14Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:28 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@duck wrote:
@schrocketeer wrote:Someone else contacted the seller to see it's a 16v drivetrain in an older frame.

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/1992-BMW-K-100-RS-5012051621

That's a WEIRD bike. Y-spoke wheels, monolever FD but a 4V valve cover which means it could have a 4V engine.
4v valve cover doesn't fit on a 2V engine......


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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 36,188  miles
    

15Back to top Go down   Looking to get back on a K Empty Re: Looking to get back on a K on Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:26 pm

Dai

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I'd like to see it but Cycle Trader are lazy gits and can't be bothered to comply with GDPR.

Okay - that gave it the finger. I pointed my VPN at Canada instead of Switzerland. Yup - that definately looks odd.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

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