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rclarkbow

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I have bought myself a beautiful 1987 BMW K100LT in Bronzit Beige Metallic

This bike was a one owner, and has all original documentation from the original purchase through much of the service history. 

I'm in the process of deciding which tires I should put on at the moment, as well as sorting out a few other things. 

This is my first ever BMW motorcycle, so I'm really not sure what to expect, but I am very excited!

    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Oh lovely someone just joining and starting a tyre thread.....

Having fun, thats a nice K and a great bike to get you started. My first BM happened to be one of the last K100LT made and I still have it and added more as time passed.

Did you get a Haynes or Clymer manual in the papers? Useful reading. On the portal page here there is a section on if you have just bought a K bike, have a read and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Once you have 3 posts you can pop up some photos. Tell us a bit about the bike, mileage etc, has it been parked up unused etc


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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RicK G

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Hi and WelKome to the Knuthaus.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!  Bricks are among the most reliable motorcycles made if maintained.  The really good news is that they are pretty easy to keep up.  All the information you need is here.


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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
    

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Arlina

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Welcome rclarkbow Smile


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Hi Everyone Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project
    

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rclarkbow

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Oh lovely someone just joining and starting a tyre thread.....

Haha, seems I've come in a bit hot to this forum, as I see tire threads are a point of contention / opinion, but I hope it's all in good fun! 

The bike was acquired at an estate sale, as a one owner. Last inspection is from 2015. It has custom paint and says "Woody" on the side (already have a name!). Sure enough, looking into the original documentation, it was purchased locally by someone with the last name "Woodbury" so the story seems to add up. I bought it from the person who bought it from the estate sale. 

The front brakes are a little touchy / inconsistent as you're coming to a stop, so that will need to be dealt with, and I'm having the tires replaced tomorrow (see my other post) and I've already replaced the low beam bulb (thank goodness it wasn't the switch, as a read what a nightmare those can be to fix), but other than these issues it seems that it's all there, and running. Oil and fluids have been changed recently. 

All in all I'm looking forward to fully sorting this bike and enjoying what it has to offer. My purchase price was low, and I hope to make this a budget build. I've also been looking around at different people who have taken off the front fairing, which is quite tempting I must say. I once owned a cafe racer (already done up when I bought it) but it was a Honda 200, which is certainly a far cry from the K100 !

    

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MartinW

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Hi Everyone 177912  If you don't want the switch to fail fit relays. If you want to start a lengthly debate try the following subjects. What oil,spline lube, injectors are best? Hi Everyone 652573 
Regards Martin.


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Dai

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Don't forget the tyres... Twisted Evil


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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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92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Dai wrote:Don't forget the tyres... Twisted Evil
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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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moriarti

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Hi rclarkbow,Nice to have you join us even  though you've touched on muddy waters Shocked  So let me help you with more, affraid If the K has stood for a long time or is high millage,you may like to try Engine oil mix with diesel for internal cleaning,BUT ONLY if you understand HOW/WHY and use a strong cleaning diesel engine oil for 1k miles or so.All this to avoid/cure starter sprag issues and clean all parts others can't reach.Dont be exited be prepared to be GOBSMACKED. lol!


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

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