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1Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Never meet your heroes Wed Jan 24, 2024 5:20 am

Ff223

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Hello everyone
When I was 16 I had a picture of a k100 on my bedroom wall and obsessed over it. Now at 55 I've finally bought one. It's not on the road yet as I'm waiting for a starter relay. It's a 1989 bike with only 20 k on the clock and in very good condition. I have heard her start and run so I know there are no other problems that perhaps some injector cleaner won't put right. I'm more familiar with boxers as I'm in my 4th one all be it a bit more modern!
I'm looking forward to riding her and hope she's everything my 16 year old mind hopes she will be.
Cheers James

    

2Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:23 am

Dai

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Never meet your heroes 177912


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

3Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:08 am

Pete Riley

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Ther is no known cure for K-POX. Welcome.

    

4Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:21 pm

bad boy

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hello James
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Cheerz, David

Never meet your heroes 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
    

5Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:37 pm

duck

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In 1986, a few months after I got my MC endorsement I got a flyer in the mail from BMW that offered a free pair of cheapo BMW sunglasses if you came in and test rode the new K75S. Of course my first reaction was "I didn't know BMW made motorcycles." Smile

I had some free time on Saturday so took a drive over to Buckingham BMW in Seattle to get my freebie sunglasses. I took their red K75S demo out for about a 30 minute ride and instantly fell in love. I was just out of grad school so dropping $10K on a motorcycle was not an option.

However, between that test ride and watching the TV show "Then Came Bronson" as a kid, the #2 item on my bucket list from then on was riding a red K75S along the California coast. (#1 was scuba diving in Truk Lagoon)

In 1996 I was working in San Francisco and started perusing local ads for a red K75S. It took a few weeks but I eventually found a cherry 91. I rode it around The Bay Area for a few weeks, down to LA and then up the coast. Even though I was still very much a noob rider it was a great ride.

Malibu: (Scanned pic from the technology dark ages of 1996)

Never meet your heroes Bmw0_a23

All downhill with K-Pox since then.


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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
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
    

6Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:06 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Pete Riley wrote:Ther is no known cure for K-POX. Welcome.

Wrong on all counts.

There is a temporary cure. Buy another K.
There is a longer term cure: Buy two at the one time.

As you can see from my signature, mine is well under control. you just need a good management strategy.

Actually I was staying with some friends up your way in August. The lady of the house has a bad case of it. 3 of them in the garage. Got infected at 18!.


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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 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 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
    

7Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Sun Jan 28, 2024 6:55 am

Ff223

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Thanks for the welcome messages. It seems I may have bought some trouble. Fitted the new starter relay yesterday and started her myself for the first time and it's not good. Water in the oil and low compression on 1 and 2 cylinder!! Can anyone advise me on this. Can the injector seals deteriorate and cause loss of compression? And can water get into the oil at the pump. The general vibe I'm getting is these head gaskets never fail so it's wise to look elsewhere before taking head off? Only 20750 genuine miles on her. In the last 7 years only 4 miles were put on her in 2022 which is a bit suspicious to me. Any way I'll have a look at the injector seals first then take it from there. I think my introduction 'never meet your heroes' may have been a bad omen!!!
Cheers James

    

8Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Did you ever get to truk lagoon? Sun Jan 28, 2024 7:32 am

Ff223

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duck wrote:In 1986, a few months after I got my MC endorsement I got a flyer in the mail from BMW that offered a free pair of cheapo BMW sunglasses if you came in and test rode the new K75S. Of course my first reaction was "I didn't know BMW made motorcycles." Smile

I had some free time on Saturday so took a drive over to Buckingham BMW in Seattle to get my freebie sunglasses. I took their red K75S demo out for about a 30 minute ride and instantly fell in love. I was just out of grad school so dropping $10K on a motorcycle was not an option.

However, between that test ride and watching the TV show "Then Came Bronson" as a kid, the #2 item on my bucket list from then on was riding a red K75S along the California coast. (#1 was scuba diving in Truk Lagoon)

In 1996 I was working in San Francisco and started perusing local ads for a red K75S. It took a few weeks but I eventually found a cherry 91. I rode it around The Bay Area for a few weeks, down to LA and then up the coast. Even though I was still very much a noob rider it was a great ride.

Malibu: (Scanned pic from the technology dark ages of 1996)

Never meet your heroes Bmw0_a23

All downhill with K-Pox since then.

    

9Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:31 pm

Laitch

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Ff223 wrote:Thanks for the welcome messages. It seems I may have bought some trouble.
This is the Member Introduction section, James, not Patient Intake. Laughing  Delete that post and re-post it the general Troubleshooting section along with an accurate description of what you've done to the Brick so far—oil or coolant changes, spark plug replacement, distance ridden since you've owned it, distance recorded on the odometer, etc. and a description of how you tested compression.

The triage team could be at brunch right now but the members' phones will undoubtedly be pinged.


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10Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Re: Never meet your heroes Sun Feb 04, 2024 12:53 pm

Bernie_K100

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Hi James,

Never meet your heroes 177912 to our community!


Bernie

    

11Back to top Go down   Never meet your heroes Empty Cheers Bernie Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:15 pm

Ff223

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Thanks. I like the forum and am realising my k bike shares many of the woe's talked about on here!
Jw

    

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