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Stavros

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I am planning to do an almost non-stop 36 hours ride from Athens - Greece to Lisbon - Portugal which is around 3.600km and back a few days latter. My 1989 K75 has 220.000kms but has been meticusly serviced by the local official BMW Dealer for the last 20 years that has been in my hands. All things consider, which spares would be a good idea to carry with me just in case? (Fuel pump is the first thing that comes to my mind...)

    

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MartinW

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The only time I've used spares in 20+ years of ownership was two clutch cables on other mates bricks. I do carry heaps of tools and spare parts in the belief that if you have them you won't need them. Minimum spark plugs, clutch cable, clutch lever, brake lever, throttle cable, tie wire, cable ties, insulation tape, self-amalgamating silicone tape and BMW tool kit. A well maintained and cared for Brick is your best insurance. I'm up to 180,000 K's and it has never let me down. Piccies of what I take now with a spare gear lever and a Motopressor.
Regards Martin.
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Point-Seven-five

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Martin has it pretty well covered.  Only thing I add to his collection is a Hall Effect sensor plate and an air compressor.

One additional thing I do is have a packed "rescue box" at home.  I keep it with a collection of hard to get spares for almost anything that can fail and cause the bike to not run.  It has things like an ignition coil, ignition control unit, relays, turn signal module, temperature sensor and cooling system parts.  I leave it with my wife when I leave so all she has to do is address it to wherever I am stuck.  It is in a Priority Mail shipping box so it will get to me in three days or less.  With it, I can fix pretty much anything short of a blown engine in a hotel parking lot.

These bikes are super reliable, and if you do a good prep session before the trip the bike will get you there and back in good form.  I do all my own work, so I know the bike and it's condition intimately.  This is probably the most important part of riding them long distances with confidence.


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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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MartinW

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I'll have to redo my spares piccies I do carry a hall sensor and a Motopressor tyre pump. I've also updated my tyre repair kit to a Motopressor all in one tool. 
Regards Martin.
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Stavros

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Thank you both for your replies. Very impressive and well thought feedback! Would you trust an aftermarket fuel pump or the OEM is the way to go? My local dealer charges a bit more than 400 euros...

    

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Point-Seven-five

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As long as it isn't one of the dirt cheap ChiCom pumps, I have no problem with aftermarket fuel pumps.  I have no idea what you actually get for the extra $300+ BMW demands for their fuel pump over a good aftermarket pump.


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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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MartinW

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Gryph my $36.00 Au Chinese pump has been running since July 2017 and hasn't missed a beat. It has been tested on some pretty hard conditions long fast trips in 40C plus days. I did carry my OEM pump in the tail as backup which has since been replaced by another Aliexpress pump. See link http://www.motobrick.com/index.php?
Regards Martin.


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Point-Seven-five

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Martin, the ones I'm thinking of are in the sub $20 price range.  If it was my bike I would look in the $40-50 range.  No need to spend more than that.


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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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MartinW

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I've never seen them that cheap, are they a direct copy? I still love my AliExpress rear master cylinder I've even got two spares in stock, but not needed for me. However the stock goes up and down.
Regards Martin.


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Point-Seven-five

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I seem to recall seeing some in the $20 range a few years ago when I was shopping for my spare.  Shipped from China.  I know about the master cylinders, but they are much simpler than a fuel pump.  The motor adds a higher level of complexity and material cost to the fuel pump.   And I have not had good experiences with cheap Chicom electric motors.


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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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Rick G

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Point-Seven-five wrote: I have no idea what you actually get for the extra $300+ BMW demands for their fuel pump over a good aftermarket pump.
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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Stavros wrote:Thank you both for your replies. Very impressive and well thought feedback! Would you trust an aftermarket fuel pump or the OEM is the way to go? My local dealer charges a bit more than 400 euros...
Go to tills.de for a fuel pump. I don't think anyone buys an original.


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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 49,840 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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RS Rider

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92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
Go to tills.de for a fuel pump. I don't think anyone buys an original.

And it's 1/3 the price of one from MotorWorks.

    

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Stavros

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Thank you!

I just bought form them a Hall Sensor to have with me just in case...Yesterday I bought a new MAHLE pump from ebay for 74 euros and a 2nd hand ignition switch from kpartsholland.com. I have already ordered the clutch and gas cables from the local dealer. (I do hope that nothing from the above will be needed...at least not alongside the highway, in the south of France in an August Saturday night...)


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Stavros wrote:Thank you!

I just bought form them a Hall Sensor to have with me just in case...Yesterday I bought a new MAHLE pump from ebay for 74 euros and a 2nd hand ignition switch from kpartsholland.com. I have already ordered the clutch and gas cables from the local dealer. (I do hope that nothing from the above will be needed...at least not alongside the highway, in the south of France in an August Saturday night...)
Keep a spare clutch nipple on the bike. If the cable breaks at the lever the nipple vanishes. . . ,. . . you are sitting there with the spare cable and no nipple. It does not come with the cable.


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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 49,840 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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Rest assured that if you have a spare with you, that part will almost never fail.


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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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bad boy

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Point-Seven-five wrote:Rest assured that if you have a spare with you, that part will almost never fail.
definitely!
must be Murphy's law, I guess


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K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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Laitch

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bad boy wrote:
Point-Seven-five wrote:Rest assured that if you have a spare with you, that part will almost never fail.
definitely!
must be Murphy's law, I guess
Over here, Murphy's law would decree the part that fails is the one that has no spare. My emergency kit has been reduced to a tire pump, tire plugs, and a button accordion—to save weight.


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Point-Seven-five

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I believe it's a corollary to Murphy's law that stipulates carrying a spare prevents failure of said part on the vehicle carrying said spare.

Another corollary that applies to marine situations is that no matter where one is on a vessel, when something of value or necessity is dropped it will always land in the water.


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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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Ringfad

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I always bring breakdown recovery insurance with me, so far not needed and I have done a 3500 km trip from Ireland to Germany and back and various other long European trips.

Failures I had were back brake switch (going in to Rome) and Rear Brake Reservoir cracking, both on my 1987 bike.


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Point-Seven-five

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Ringfad wrote:I always bring breakdown recovery insurance with me, so far not needed and I have done a 3500 km trip from Ireland to Germany and back and various other long European trips.
In the U.S. the gold standard for breakdown insurance is the AAA.  Their RV Gold card covers lodging and towing up to 200 miles.  It will also cover anyone traveling with you. 

The bonus is that AAA contractors respond a lot faster than suppliers to other insurance companies.  This is important when you are out in the middle of nowhere and it's getting dark.


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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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