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1Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Hello all! Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:20 pm

fishboy316

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Hello, Great to meet you all. I am about to become a 85 K100rt owner in Annapolis. Heading out to pick it up (if it runs as nice as it looks) in a few minutes. Very excited. Never had a BMW. Had honda, kawasaki, harley, suzuki but never a BMW. Will attach pics when it is mine.

    

2Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Fri Mar 11, 2022 2:13 am

Shep

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Well does it run as nice as it looks?
Welcome to the forum.


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

3Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Fri Mar 11, 2022 2:36 pm

Arlina

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Welcome Fishboy Smile


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Hello all! Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

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Jamie64

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Welcome

    

5Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:01 pm

fishboy316

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Thanks For the Welcome!

 It ran better than it looked! It came home with me. It is an amazingly smooth riding machine! She has some flaws but hey it's a $1000 1985 machine. Tires are good everything seems  to work except the fog lights on the fork. I think it may be the switch as it doesn't feel the same as the other switches. Needs a new battery and has a kinda large spot that needs paint. This is my 1st BMW so am trying to figure it out. It's a different animal. When I can post pics I will.

    

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Shep

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Neat!
Good for you.


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

7Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Hello! Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:03 am

fishboy316

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Ok so now it's time to cry. Went out to mess with the bike. I find now that the dash does not light up and when the button is pushed to start the bike I get nothing. Showing 11v on the gauge. It needs a new Battery which should be here today. the old one was just a little one the guy had on the shelf. Put it in for demo purpose. Guess its time to "dig in". All this worked when we looked at the bike. Rolling Eyes I actually was thinking about cutting my losses and buying the one I should have in the first place. Was about to call the gent when I looked on CL and it was gone. So have decided to hang on to this cool old bike and fix her up.

    

8Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Wed Mar 16, 2022 9:40 am

Point-Seven-five

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it sounds like you have an old battery that won't hold a charge.  They do go bad, usually after 5 or 6 years.  however, even a new battery will lose it's ability to hold a charge if it sits idle for an extended time.  This is the reason most of these bikes need a battery when they're sold. 

Regardless of how nice it runs, unless the seller shows me receipts for recent service I will plan on a thorough round of maintenance and inspection to prevent embarrassing roadside situations.  Remember, your "new" bike is almost 40 years old.  A complete service is a really good way to get intimately familiar with it.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

9Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:59 am

fishboy316

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I am finishing up getting the shed ready with proper lighting so I can see what I am doing. Then I am going to tear into it. New battery should be here today. Install it tonight and go from there. By the time I am done you guys will probably be sick of hearing from me! Laughing

    

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yamaguzzi

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Welcome and good luck with your new old bike.Bringing it back to life will be fun . A new battery really helps as does cleaning all the electrical connections and using dielectric grease on them.EuroMotoElectric is a place you should check out.They helped me with all sorts of parts. Have fun !


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1988 K 100RS ,1975 Moto Guzzi 850-T , 1971 BMW R60/5 , 1971 Yamaha R5B,1969 Yamaha DS6C ,1966 Yamaha YM1 , 1965 Yamaha YDS3
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fishboy316

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Got it up and running yesterday. Had a blown fuse. Now i need to figure what blew it. I sure hope that it gets easier to remove the Friggin farings! Shocked  I also want to make it nice and shiny like you guys! Will have to get the tank painted. Has a nasty spot where it got welded. May Just go ahead and do all of it. Painter says he can match the paint but I am a little apprehensive. I did some work to it today. Compounded and waxed the paint. Started to clean the casings up some. Looks really nice. next will be checking the splines. Hoping to have her on the road this week. Will post pics when allowed.

    

12Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:05 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Good to hear it's running.  Which fuse blew?

What is the paint code?  It's a 3 digit number on the tail cowl under the seat.  WIth that number we can get the name of the paint color and a BASF automotive paint dealer can mix an exact match for you.  Otherwise you can have a part like a mirror shell or battery cover matched at almost any automotive paint shop.  It won't be exact, but will be close enough that no one will notice.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

13Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:54 pm

fishboy316

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Fuse number 1 blew. I was told by the previous owner that it was Porsche red. But I will look at the number tomorrow. Love the red.

    

14Back to top Go down   Hello all! Empty Re: Hello all! Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:39 am

Point-Seven-five

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Fuse #1 on my K75RT is for the heated grips among other things.  Whenever I used them, the fuse would blow because the hot wire to the heater on the throttle grip side had worn insulation from rubbing on the end of the bars when the throttle was twisted. 

As long as you don't use the heated grips it won't be a problem, otherwise, it's not a difficult fix to remove the grip rubber and put some taape on the wire to protect it.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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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