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ForedeckYoda

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Hi everyone:

Just bought an old K100 'LT'.
Please give me suggestions on what tools are the best for a self-maintainer!

1.  As I shop for ratcheting wrenches - do I need to get a set with a 19mm?  Anyone know what on the K bikes is bigger than an 18mm?

2.  Is the jack worth it- or can pretty much everything be done on the center stand?

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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You need 19mm too but a ring spanner should do it. 

Most routine maintenance can be done on centre stand but the bike then rests on the front wheel.

Under engine jack is easiest for keeping it off the ground for front end maintenance, forks, had bearings etc etc


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha 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 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Go to Harbor Freight and get a ball end metric Allen wrench set.  Get the set with the longer wrenches.  Also get a 3/8" drive metric socket set and some extensions.  Keep an eye out for when the have the torque wrenches on sale.  A set of metric combination wrenches is good too.  This will get you started.  There are a couple of larger wrenches used, but not for routine maintenance.  In fact, if you have a complete BMW tool kit with the bike that is all you need to do complete maintenance with the addition of a cup type oil filter wrench.


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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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