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Shootist

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Glad to have found this forum. Here's why.

About 25 or so years ago I bought my first Flying Brick, a K100RS. A great machine on which I did my first trip to John O'Groats from Derby (and back!) Long story short, I went from Helensburgh, to Inverness, John O'Groats, Bettyhill, Lairg, Stirling and back home, 900 miles in all on one ride, Saturday morning to very late Saturday night. Was walking a bit funny for a couple of days after that trip! That bike I nearly died riding after another visit to Scotland. On the way back, an 83 year old decided to drive out of a garden centre onto the A6 right in front of me. I lived, the bike didn't.

I owned another two K100Rt's after that before moving on from biking for a while. I started riding again and have recently acquired a 1993 K1100LT with 58,000 on the clock. Everything seems to work OK, screen, heated grips. speedo, etc. ABS removed. Love the bike, they're such a great ride. MPG is a bit low (about 42) so I'll be looking at that, which is how I found this forum. It still cracks me up that this bike, when fully loaded, has 11 locks! I only received one key with it but have managed to get another one cut. Only complaint, so far, is that the OEM top box. while much bigger than the old K100 version has been made just not quite big enough to take a helmet which is really annoying!

    

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daveyson

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Welcome Shootist

When I first got my k100rt a few years ago it cracked me up that it had 13 locks. Which 11 do you have, you might be missing one.

It took me a while to realise a helmet fits in the side cases, just, I spose so it doesn't rattle.


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Here we go again! 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
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1 - ignition
1 - fuel cap
2 - fairing storage boxes
1 - under seat.
1 - top box
6 - panniers

If you have K100RT

add

1 - steering lock.


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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
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Point-Seven-five

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Daveyson, the RS doesn't have the two fairing box locks.


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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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daveyson

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Yeah not familiar with 1100, but ignition switch made me think no steering lock as Olaf notes, so I thought that might be 12, but Shootist counts 11 for an 1100lt?

I think there was a key for the alarm too, so if I had one, that would be 14 locks, and to think adding lightness was one of their goals.



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My 35L top cases fit regular helmets. Do you have a modular(flip-face) helmet?    Modular helmets tend to be a bit larger than regular full face helmets.


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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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Laitch

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Shootist wrote: Only complaint, so far, is that the OEM top box. while much bigger than the old K100 version has been made just not quite big enough to take a helmet which is really annoying!
Do you use an Arai helmet?


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Here we go again! 177912 here


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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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Shootist

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daveyson wrote:Welcome Shootist

When I first got my k100rt a few years ago it cracked me up that it had 13 locks. Which 11 do you have, you might be missing one.

It took me a while to realise a helmet fits in the side cases, just, I spose so it doesn't rattle.
Forgot the fuel cap lock, so 12 it is!  Laughing

    

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duck wrote:My 35L top cases fit regular helmets. Do you have a modular(flip-face) helmet?    Modular helmets tend to be a bit larger than regular full face helmets.
Yes, modular.

    

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Shootist

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Laitch wrote:
Shootist wrote: Only complaint, so far, is that the OEM top box. while much bigger than the old K100 version has been made just not quite big enough to take a helmet which is really annoying!
Do you use an Arai helmet?
No. I have a problem with helmets, namely a bloody big head! I have an HJC 4XL!. Also a Nolan modular in 3XL that gave me migraines for the first few months I used it. Also a Nolan open face 3XL which also tortured me for a few months. When I went to J&S at Nottingham I couldn't find a single helmet, other than the HJC 4XL, in their whole massive range. The HJC is the only one that's really comfy but I'd prefer a flip front. 

While I'm on the subject of helmets, it is a mystery to me why there are so few (hardly any) that are coloured in fluorescent red. There are plenty of helmets in high vis yellow but they do no stand out anywhere near as well as the red.

    

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fishboy316

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Hello Shootist. Welcome!

    

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Bernie_K100

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Hi,

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