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1Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Greetings from North Holland Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:52 pm

NHK75

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Hello all,

I'm Matthew, an American expat living in The Netherlands.

I have a 1989 K75RT purchased last year.  Really enjoying riding the hell out of this bike.
Some upgrades since.  New drive shaft & clutch. Fun times doing that work, (no irony!)
In the process of making one of those hybrid dream machines.
Recently acquired a K100RS fairing and on the holy grail of rs mirror fixing.

The board has been a great help over the past year; finally decided to jump in.

    

2Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Re: Greetings from North Holland Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:32 am

Arlina

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Welcome Matthew Smile


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Greetings from North Holland Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

3Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Re: Greetings from North Holland Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:36 pm

Shep

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Welcome to the forum.
Yes the RS mirrors are a pain to keep on and an expensive piece of glass to replace (at least in Canada).
Shep


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

4Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty RS Mirrors Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:47 pm

NHK75

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@Shep wrote:Welcome to the forum.
Yes the RS mirrors are a pain to keep on and an expensive piece of glass to replace (at least in Canada).
Shep
Has anyone ever proposed a good alternative work around? 

For example, a 3d printed alternate fastening piece.

I can think of many consumable parts, that are hard to come by, that were by design, to wear out that BMW no longer makes.

There is the lock mechanism plastic rotator which wears.  My parts guy says if someone had a stash of those, he could sell many.

    

5Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Re: Greetings from North Holland Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:47 pm

NHK75

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@Arlina wrote:Welcome Matthew Smile
Thanks Arlina Very Happy

    

6Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Re: Greetings from North Holland Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:32 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!  RS mirrors can be a PIA.  If you decide to keep them, put them on leashes so they won't get lost.  Part of the problem is that the clamps that hold the mirror pod on the bike lose their grip.  Fortunately, they are still available though rather pricey.

There are photos of K100RS bikes that have had the big mirror pods removed and replaced with LED turn signals attached to the fairing and handlebar mounted mirrors.  You can get the turn signals and mirrors for less than what a BMW mirror glass costs.  Bonus is that the bike looks better as well.


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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
    

7Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Re: Greetings from North Holland Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:46 pm

NHK75

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  RS mirrors can be a PIA.  If you decide to keep them, put them on leashes so they won't get lost.  Part of the problem is that the clamps that hold the mirror pod on the bike lose their grip.  Fortunately, they are still available though rather pricey.

There are photos of K100RS bikes that have had the big mirror pods removed and replaced with LED turn signals attached to the fairing and handlebar mounted mirrors.  You can get the turn signals and mirrors for less than what a BMW mirror glass costs.  Bonus is that the bike looks better as well.
Thanks PS5,

I have read a lot about the mirrors, leashes, fishing leaders, new clips for 4$/€.

A more sustainable-cost effective way would be great.

There is metal 3d printing!


ps. PS5. shout out to the tri-state!  I'm originally from Stratford, CT, and find myself far away at the moment.  

Life is good in the K-space!

    

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Dai

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:There are photos of K100RS bikes that have had the big mirror pods removed and replaced with LED turn signals attached to the fairing and handlebar mounted mirrors.  You can get the turn signals and mirrors for less than what a BMW mirror glass costs.  Bonus is that the bike looks better as well.
Double bonus is that the replacement mirrors won't show just your elbows either.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

9Back to top Go down   Greetings from North Holland Empty Re: Greetings from North Holland Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 am

NHK75

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@Shep wrote:Welcome to the forum.
Yes the RS mirrors are a pain to keep on and an expensive piece of glass to replace (at least in Canada).
Shep
Thanks Shep.

    

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