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1Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:59 pm

RocknBlues

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Hello Riders!

I recently picked up my first BMW and thought I'd join a forum or 2 to get to know other riders and more about my 86 K100RT.

I picked up a used instrument cluster off ebay. On the current one the paint is cracked on the speedo side, the gear indicator does not work on the tach side and not sure if other indicators may be bad,  so this will look and function better. 

 I'd like to change  the handlebars. I'm 6'2" and am reaching over and down to get the bars so I'd like to change these or get some riser/extenders. What have you found works for you?

 On my Titan I had 16" ape-hangers which were just right  for that style of bike.  I don't want to put apes on this but would like about 4" up and 3-4" back for an upright ride. 
 
Looking for  suggestions on how to reduce the wind noise coming over the top of the windshield.  I'm looking over the top of it as I ride and all the compressed wind hits my helmet and it's extremely annoying and on long trips would be fatiguing. I have a full face modular helmet with Bluetooth but not listening to that until I get this handled. 

I'm getting gear together to do some cycle camping  this summer. I'd like to spend some time in the remote areas of Eastern Oregon. 

And looking for different rides to go on around the state. I'm about 90 minutes from the coast and will be going over there plenty this year. 

Mark

    

2Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:07 pm

TacKler

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Welkom Mark.  

A nice part of the world where you are.  

A taller screen might be the first option and adjusting the bars upwards/add bar risers might be a start.  Others with more experience in those area will be along soon to provide advice.  

Dave.


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3Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:32 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome! It will take a few more posts before you can post photos here. When you can, post some photos of the bike and the handle bars. The RT/LT models had bars with pretty good setback and rise. Not Apehangers, but enough for anyone to ride comfortably upright.

Your windshield is puzzling, I'm 6'1" and have a K75RT which has the same fairing and windshield. I can just see over the top of mine, and there is hardly any wind noise and buffeting with my modular helmet. Again, some photos will help figure out what you are dealing with so we can make suggestions.

My experience leads me to believe that unless the previous owner modified it, your bike should be able to carry you all day in comfort as it came from the factory. Are you sure you don't have a K100RS? You complaints sound more like what RS owners say about their bikes.


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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
    

4Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:46 pm

RocknBlues

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@TacKler wrote:Welkom Mark.  

A nice part of the world where you are.  

A taller screen might be the first option and adjusting the bars upwards/add bar risers might be a start.  Others with more experience in those area will be along soon to provide advice.  

Dave.
Thank you Dave. Yes there's so much to see here and now I'm going to go see it.

    

5Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:53 pm

RocknBlues

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  It will take a few more posts before you can post photos here.  When you can, post some photos of the bike and the handle bars.  The RT/LT models had bars with pretty good setback and rise.  Not Apehangers, but enough for anyone to ride comfortably upright.

Your windshield is puzzling, I'm 6'1" and have a K75RT which has the same fairing and windshield.  I can just see over the top of mine, and there is hardly any wind noise and buffeting with my modular helmet.  Again, some photos will help figure out what you are dealing with so we can make suggestions.

My experience leads me to believe that unless the previous owner modified it, your bike should be able to carry you all day in comfort as it came from the factory.  Are you sure you don't have a K100RS?  You complaints sound more like what RS owners say about their bikes.  
Hi and thanks for your reply.

 Once I can posts pictures I'll add them here if I can.
It is an RT with the bigger windscreen on it.

I look forward to those comfortable all day rides on this bike and many shorter ones.

    

6Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Hi Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:51 am

daveyson

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Hi Mark,

You won't regret getting a higher windscreen if the wind noise bothers you.

It didn't bother me when I got back to riding, but does now since I've got tinnitus (ringing in ears) 

You could buy one or make one. I made one with a sheet of polycarb. It's not hard but it's on my "To Do" list to make another one. You pretty much want a temperature gun to make sure you don't overheat it before bending. This thread reminds me I probably want to get bar risers too. 

Enjoy the ride.


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7Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:05 am

Arlina

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Wecome Mark Smile


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8Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:51 am

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I went the other way and run a low wind screen (summer/good weather) to put my helmet in clean air. The tall wind screen puts a good deal of stress on fairing mounts at speed or heavy cross wind. May is suggest rolling the bars up a bit and adjusting brake and clutch levers to comfortable angles, I've found a small adjustment can do wonders for neck and shoulder comfort.

    

9Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:44 am

Point-Seven-five

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+1 on the Caveman. Lever angle is critical for long distance comfort. I have also made cut down shields to put the turbulence on my chest and make summer riding a lot cooler.


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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
    

10Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:53 pm

RocknBlues

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I think I found the solution for the wind buffeting my head and helmet over the top of the windshield. 

The Laminar Lip seems to be the solution from what I read on the testimonials at the site.

I ordered one and will let you know how it works out.

    

11Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:54 pm

RocknBlues

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@daveyson wrote:Hi Mark,

You won't regret getting a higher windscreen if the wind noise bothers you.

It didn't bother me when I got back to riding, but does now since I've got tinnitus (ringing in ears) 

You could buy one or make one. I made one with a sheet of polycarb. It's not hard but it's on my "To Do" list to make another one. You pretty much want a temperature gun to make sure you don't overheat it before bending. This thread reminds me I probably want to get bar risers too. 

Enjoy the ride.
Thank you. I'm looking forward to many good rides in my future.

    

12Back to top Go down   Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Empty Re: Hello from Oregon USA K100RT Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:55 pm

RocknBlues

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:+1 on the Caveman.  Lever angle is critical for long distance comfort.  I have also made cut down shields to put the turbulence on my chest and make summer riding a lot cooler.
Thanks

    

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