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maclean1001

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Great to find this forum! I have a non-working 1986 K75C in the garage that I'd like to get back working again. I fried some electrics on it almost a decade ago and it has sat there quietly waiting for me to tend to its needs since then. Now that I'm retired I'm taking the Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician's program at the local Technical College (British Columbia Institute of Technology) but what with Covid 19 we have gone all online so the experience is not quite what I was hoping for. Looking forward to sharing a few questions.

    

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Welcome Maclean 1001
I didn't, and still don't have any electrical skills but with the great help I received via this forum, and a cheap mulitmeter, I was able to ride my 85 RT anywhere without much fear of being able to fix the minor sorts of problems that happen on our bumpy roads over this way.
Good luck in restoring power
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tinyspuds

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Welcome


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
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New Member Introduction 177912 Electrics? We ain't afraid of no steenking electrics!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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daveyson

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Welcome.

That course could be an ideal opportunity for factory manual type info for bricks.


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@daveyson wrote:Welcome.

That course could be an ideal opportunity for factory manual type info for bricks.
Thanks for reminding me. They do have a great selection of factory manuals although we are out of the shop now and for the foreseeable future so access is limited. They also have a subscription to a digital library. We have mostly later model Japanese bikes in the fleet donated by the manufacturer. A couple of Harleys. So the focus is on those. No BMWs in the shop although the chief instructor rides one.

    

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maclean1001

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I do have copies of the Haynes and Clymer manuals for K100/75 and they seem very good.

    

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@RT wrote:Welcome Maclean 1001
I didn't, and still don't have any electrical skills but with the great help I received via this forum, and a cheap mulitmeter, I was able to ride my 85 RT anywhere without much fear of being able to fix the minor sorts of problems that happen on our bumpy roads over this way.
Good luck in restoring power
RT
Thanks! We're doing frames and suspensions in our class at the moment but Electrical is next and I'm hoping to build up my knowledge significantly. The course I'm on is called the "Foundation" level. It's designed to cover a first year apprenticeship program which includes a survey of motorcycle technology and shop time/experience equivalent to what an apprentice would get on the job. Mostly routine maintenance stuff. Tires, brakes, forks, etc. You have to be actually registered as an apprentice to do the next three levels which would include such things as engine and transmission rebuilds. At the end you sit your journeyman's exam, and get what's called a red seal certification here.

    

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maclean1001

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@Dai wrote:New Member Introduction 177912 Electrics? We ain't afraid of no steenking electrics!
The Force is strong in this one! Very Happy I've got my fingers crossed. Should be a "learning experience" in any event!

    

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