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Hello everyone,

Pleased to be part of the forum. This year I picked up a 1988 K100RS that the previous owner had neglected outdoors for 4 or 5 years. I'm getting it back into riding-condition.

I lurked the forums previously and found very useful advice already. For example, my fuel tank cap lock wouldn't open -- some threads here helped me overcome that issue! Cheers all, looking forward to getting my flying brick running!

    

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Matthew-Brisbane

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Welcome to the Forum   

post a couple of pics


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Hello!

    

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Thanks for the welcome. Nice to see a fellow Marylander, fishboy316

I'll post a few pics of work I've done on the K100RS so far

Fuel tank cap: The lock was toast. Drilling a hole to reach the bolt sort of worked, but the bolt was rusted so badly it wouldn't pull back easily. Luckily I forced the lid open without damaging the tank. Then I had to remove four screws fastening the cap to the tank. They were so rusty that any bit immediately stripped the heads. I had partial success with a screw extractor bit set I got for $14 on Amazon. It ripped the screw heads off and left the threads in the tank, but that was enough to get the cap off. 

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Here's a photo of the bike loaded up for transport, back when I got it from the previous owner

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What area are you in? Your bike has the makings for an awesome ride!
Took mine to bike week last week. She got a lot of looks but was mostly Harleys.

    

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Those Special Edition RS's looked sharp. Too bad the previous owner neglected it, leaving it outside. Hopefully it cleans up into a head-turner for you.

    

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Congrats! 

A definite project. 1st owner of my K100RS let it sit in a garage (luckily) for 10 years. Replaced just about everything rubber but in hindsight I would have also changed the steering head bearings. I found out what a thrill a tank slapper was one day... 

I had a rusted screws in my gas cap retainer ring also. Thread re-tapped but iffy, so I put in longer screws (and anti-seize). I could measure the longer ones if you like.

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fishboy316 wrote:What area are you in? Your bike has the makings for an awesome ride!
Took mine to bike week last week. She got a lot of looks but was mostly Harleys.
I am based in Baltimore but my bike garage is in the College Park / Greenbelt area. 

RS Rider wrote:Those special edition RS's looked sharp.
Agreed! I actually just have a regular K100RS with same paint job.

Bricklayer wrote:I had a rusted screws in my gas cap retainer ring also. Thread re-tapped but iffy, so I put in longer screws (and anti-seize).
I'm not familiar with thread restoration so I'm kind of confused what this means. Did you drill out the original screws then try re-tapping the holes? I could definitely use advice on that.
Great advice on the steering head bearings btw study


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No advice on getting them out other than I  soaked my 1 stuck screw with penetrating fluid over night and used a good amount of downward pressure as I unscrewed it as not to strip the phillips head. Corrosion made the thread hole a bit funky so I cleaned up the threads with an original size tap it and used a "tad" longer screw to get to the the threads that weren't damaged while sitting in contact with the original length screw.

Original screw length total = 10mm.

Just measured and I have 13mm length screws

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Bricklayer wrote:No advice on getting them out other than I  soaked my 1 stuck screw with penetrating fluid over night and used a good amount of downward pressure as I unscrewed it as not to strip the phillips head. Corrosion made the thread hole a bit funky so I cleaned up the threads with an original size tap it and used a "tad" longer screw to get to the the threads that weren't damaged while sitting in contact with the original length screw.

Original screw length total = 10mm.

Just measured and I have 13mm length screws

The first thing to do is clean out the Phillips head with a tack or dental pick or whatever to ensure that the screwdriver head gets all of the way in. Then, as you suggest, use a GOOD Phillips screwdriver with lots of downward pressure.

I replace my gas cap screws with stainless hex screws.
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To get even better anti head strip protection you could use Torx screws.


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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
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Hi,

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Griaß God!


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Welcome Taube Smile


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New K-bike owner says hello Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

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hi taube
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Cheerz, David

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