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My name is Paddy, and I am a BMW motorcycle enthusiast and recent K100 owner.

I have owned a half-dozen Beemers over the past 30 years: from a 1961 R60/2 that I fully restored, to a 1998 K1200RS that introduced me to the concept of warp-drive. I currently have a 1985 K100S (the "S" denoting the aftermarket Sprint fairing), and I am going to be relocating from Maine to the upstate-SC area.

Many thanks for keeping this forum active and see you on the road!

    

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The bike in question: Max.

Greetings to all fellow Flying Brick pilots Blue_m10

Already have a set of Napoleon bar-end mirrors on the way for it.

So, yeah. I wasn't *really* in the market ... but a two-owner, 20k original mile (YES the odo works proplery) bike that is 30 years old and has been absolutely babied its entire life? Can't wait to ride all over the south! I'm planning to kick things off properly with an Iron Butt SS1000 trip from mid-coast Maine to Greenville, SC in late-September.


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welcome aboard paddy

that is a sweet looking machine ....and although not too different has a certain style about that sprint fairing ...indeed ....enjoy !!!


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hi there. welcome here man, nice bike. this place rocks, as you will find out if you ever need anything

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Welcome to the forum!

That's a great buy. But check the age of the tires. If they are over 4 years old you should put on new ones, even if there is lots of tread left. Ks and old tires are not a good combination. The bike with that seat will be great for very long trips!!


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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 40,490 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
    

ReneZ

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Great buy - nice bike!

If you ever want to get rid of the fairing give me a buzz please!

ATB, Rene


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

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Welcome aboard K100sprint. Love the fairing.
I fell for the beemerback in the early 70s when I had an almost new silver R75/5 
See you round the board.
Cheers


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1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
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Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome Paddy,

That's a real nice looking bike you have there. Hope you find the forum useful
Enjoy your Iron Butt run .... and remember to post a ride report so we can share some of the experiences too.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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Had another look at the photo. I thought the seat was a Comfort seat but now realise looks more like a Corbin. You might find the leather hard? Just try it out.


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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 40,490 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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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Had another look at the photo. I thought the seat was a Comfort seat but now realise looks more like a Corbin. You might find the leather hard? Just try it out.

Olaf, how quickly you forget (must be old age )  Very Happy 

That's exactly the same as the Corbin I was talking about recently. The two tabs, behind the riders and pillion seat, are to cover the holes that back rest pole go into (which is where Irene was having the problem- not being able to slide back on the seat).

I found the Corbin to be extremely comfortable.  I just completed a 300 mile day with no aches, pains or other issues.  The seat is hard, but that works better for long distance( or else it's just that my ass is soft).

ps.  Welcome Paddy.  With a name like that, you'll fit right in.


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             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
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K100Sprint

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Thanks all, much obliged.

Regarding the tires: unfortunately, they are new ... so I won't get a chance to purchase any soon. Bummer. LOL

I have had Corbin saddles on 4 of my Beemers and they totally work for me. Just like a Brooks saddle on a bike, once you get accustomed to them, there is nothing finer (in my humble opine).

Now it's jest a question of finding more time to ride!


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K100Sprint

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Here's a pic of the seat. The square patches are actually velco-tabs that cover the holes for the back rests, Just as described above. The P.O. blacked out the Motorsports logo on the seat ... but, no big whoop.

Greetings to all fellow Flying Brick pilots 00000_10

Great seat for long days and for twisties ... at least for my backside. Your results may vary.


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Corkboy wrote:
92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Had another look at the photo. I thought the seat was a Comfort seat but now realise looks more like a Corbin. You might find the leather hard? Just try it out.

Olaf, how quickly you forget (must be old age )  Very Happy 

That's exactly the same as the Corbin I was talking about recently. The two tabs, behind the riders and pillion seat, are to cover the holes that back rest pole go into (which is where Irene was having the problem- not being able to slide back on the seat).

I found the Corbin to be extremely comfortable.  I just completed a 300 mile day with no aches, pains or other issues.  The seat is hard, but that works better for long distance( or else it's just that my ass is soft).

ps.  Welcome Paddy.  With a name like that, you'll fit right in.

Hi Corkboy,

No Alzheimers here.......just a little Christmas spirit.

I did remember your comment on the two tabs which I saw in the photo. I remembered you said it was hard and during the week I was looking at another one that also was looking rather hard as in the leather was hard [as opposed to the interior filling].

I did do 500 mile day on the Comfort seat and was game for more, so maybe they both will do the job. However I loved the softness of the outer covering, felt like the seat was moulded around me.


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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 40,490 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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Corkboy wrote: wrote:
 . . . .or else it's just that my ass is soft . . .
Glad for that . . . Had enough of macho hard arses. They are usually the guys on hardlys in snow who maintain they are not cold . . . .  Greetings to all fellow Flying Brick pilots 44271



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Did I really say that? Must be old age creeping up on me......Seems to me though someone is putting Corkboy's words in my mouth....I don't like where his sense of humour is heading.....


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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 40,490 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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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Did I really say that? Must be old age creeping up on me......Seems to me though someone is putting Corkboy's words in my mouth....I don't like where his sense of humour is heading.....
Ooops .. .must be my altzheimers again . .  no . . you didn't really say that . . . sorry. my bad. he did, but, in the famous words of rodney rude . . . we can "edit that out"

    

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There we go. All better now . . .:-)

    

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ReneZ wrote: . . .If you ever want to get rid of the fairing  . . .
This is only the second time I have ever seen one of these fairings. The first ( a few weeks back on trademe, nzs equivalent model of ebay) was red on a K and I thought it was a chopped down RT one but am obviously mistaken. They do look pretty good though

    

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K100Sprint wrote:Great seat for long days and for twisties ... at least for my backside. Your results may vary.
I have heard about Corbins seats for many years now. Always wanted to at least try one or have one. They are legendary. This bike I have has the "comfort" beema seat on it, probably quite old now with the bike approaching 120000 ks. We (me and my partner) last about 2 or 2 and a half hours before the arse gets sore.

If anything it is the arms which usually get stiff requiring flexing a fair bit every hour or so before we need to stop. If I could find a corbin here I would grab it in a heartbeat but it seems they are a bit few and far between. I guess, If I was rich, I might be able to source a brand new one but I have not even looked in to it to see if they are still available or not

    

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Be made wrote:There we go. All better now . . .:-)

That was only jest......Corkboy and myself get a good laugh out of these things. I know where he lives.......

Its all in the fun spirit of the forum. He is heading off on a holiday to France. That's what happens when you live about 10 minutes from the ferry port for France and Roscoff. You can decide to travel at a moments notice.

If it wasn't my son's birthday this weekend he could have a wingman gooseberry along. My camping gear is all nicely sorted out. Hopefully I will be enjoying a sunny Sunday lunch by the waters edge in Kinsale [or Cobh] with Comberjohn while Corkboy slowly recovers from the Force 8 headed for his ferry on Saturday night.


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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 40,490 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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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote: . . .recovers from the Force 8 headed for his ferry on Saturday night. . .
wow . . .that's probably what the 205kph wind feels like on my unfaired K . . . Greetings to all fellow Flying Brick pilots 44271

    

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Another picture ... this time with the luggage in place:

Greetings to all fellow Flying Brick pilots Bluema10

Also note, the P.O. polished the engine cases. Can't say I would have done that, but since they ARE polished, I don't mind.

Oh, and did I mention the purchase price? Yeah, it was $2,000, with excellent panniers, tank bag, fitted cover, and a near-mint Schuberth helmet and Joe Rocket mesh jacket ... both of which fit me like a glove.

 cheers  GooooooOOOOOOOL!   cheers


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That's a striking bike alright.  cheers  But it's a bit of a puzzle to me why someone would go to the trouble of making an after market fairing that is so faithful to the OEM item.  A question for you: Are the vents on the sides blocked off or do they actually pass through to the inside?  Question  They appear to be merely styling flourishes.  If that's the case, would they make the rider hotter during summer months or relatively cooler?
As an aside, I think BMW must have produced a huge number of 1985 K100RS bikes.  Mine dates from that year too, and I got a wonderful bargain as well. I didn't think to ask for a Shuberth helmet though.   Rolling Eyes  I'll admit however, it's not so beautiful as yours is.  It runs very well though and I consider myself fortunate to have found it.

    

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brickrider wrote: But it's a bit of a puzzle to me why someone would go to the trouble of making an after market fairing that is so faithful to the OEM item.
It was to close to the OEM design, Sprint fairings did have to change the design
of this fairing, after threats of legal action from BMW.

........and the vents is open.


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K100Sprint wrote: . . .Oh, and did I mention the purchase price? Yeah, it was $2,000, with excellent panniers, tank bag, fitted cover, and a near-mint Schuberth helmet and Joe Rocket mesh jacket ...
Dude . . . .NOW I am officially jealous   Exclamation

    

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You can see that Sprint did change the design slightly already by the time this one was built in late-'85 or early-'86. The turn indicators are not built into integral mirror pods like the factory fairing (and the earlier Sprints). Also, I think the overall lines are *slightly* different as well, all to appease the Roundel boys.


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Nice !!!


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