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snooktarpon

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Hello Everyone,

I just joined the forum. I have a 1985 K100RS that I've owned since 1991. Unfortunately, my bike sat dormant for the past 12 years. I got it started yesterday just by replacing the battery and adding fresh gas. There was old gas in the tank so I was expecting the fuel pump to be frozen and my injectors to be clogged. Not the case. The motorcycle gods were on my side.

So I'm now on the the path of getting it back on the road. As you can expect after sitting for 12 years, it needs some TLC with all new fluids, filters, potential hoses, splines lubed, cables lubed, etc.

In addition, I now have the gear position switch issue so I'll be investigating that too (when I do my spline lube).

Sincerely,
Jim

    

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!  Sounds like you dodged a big bullet with the old fuel.  The gear position switch should not be that much of a problem.  Several of us here have had good luck refurbishing them.  I have done two of them myself.


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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
    

jbt

jbt
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After such a long sleep, replace all the fuel hoses, outside and inside the tank. 
It would be a miracle if the crank gasket will not start to leak on the clutch during the first miles...
You can avoid to pay for a brand new clutch disc by changing the gasket before it's contaminated by the engine oil (and the gearbox gaskets by the same time).
I've been restoring BMWs for many years, if they stayed unused for more than 3 years, this leak is systematic soon after they run again.


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Let us enjoy the transient delight
That fills our fairest day.
    

fishboy316

fishboy316
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Hello! I am also running an85 K100rs. I love it!
Welcome
Bill

    

Arlina

Arlina
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Welcome Jim Smile


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New Member in Indiana - Just Resurrected my 1985 K100RS After Sitting for 12 Years Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

Dai

Dai
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New Member in Indiana - Just Resurrected my 1985 K100RS After Sitting for 12 Years 177912


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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
    

duck

duck
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jbt wrote:After such a long sleep, replace all the fuel hoses, outside and inside the tank. 
It would be a miracle if the crank gasket will not start to leak on the clutch during the first miles...
You can avoid to pay for a brand new clutch disc by changing the gasket before it's contaminated by the engine oil (and the gearbox gaskets by the same time).
I've been restoring BMWs for many years, if they stayed unused for more than 3 years, this leak is systematic soon after they run again.

I've brought many Ks back to life after long slumbers and never had any of them foul the clutch. I have bought a couple that already had a dried out clutch nut O-ring though.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Bernie_K100

Bernie_K100
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Hi Jim,

New Member in Indiana - Just Resurrected my 1985 K100RS After Sitting for 12 Years 177912 to this forum!


Bernie

    

bad boy

bad boy
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hi Jim
New Member in Indiana - Just Resurrected my 1985 K100RS After Sitting for 12 Years 177912 here
and enjoy!


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Cheerz, David

New Member in Indiana - Just Resurrected my 1985 K100RS After Sitting for 12 Years 9438-010

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1997 Peraves Super Ecomobile: a Kevlar reinforced monocoque with outrigger wheels, seating two.
K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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