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Old 05-22-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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K100 RS Dilemma

I have an 88 K100.

I've had it since about 2006, but I just don't ride it any more.
I've tried to sell it over the past 2 years, asking from 2K to 1800.00 with no luck.
I recently had a mechanic look at it closely. Frankly the bike needs more work than I can ever put into it.
I could take it apart and sell the bits, I guess... yet I don't have the skills or the tools, or the place to tear it apart and re-do it, or to take it apart to sell it...
not to mention that if I cannibalize it, then I have a lump of scrap metal sitting in my driveway!

The two major bits of work it needs are
the transmission- needs a full inspection, full lube job and probably main seal replaced.
and
front end- main head bearings.
It's been sitting unridden for 2 years now, so it needs all fluids changed and a good close look at basically everything.
It has what were brand new Metzlers on it, they have a couple thousand miles max on em- but as I was cleaning it up the other day, I found a screw in the back tire!

It has all the luggage, PIAA lights an Ohlins shock, a Parabellum windshield, & a Corbin seat that's seen better days.
It was painted back in 07, box lids, everything. Cases are keyed to match ignition.
It's been dropped so its a bit banged up.
Once, it was knocked over (purposefully) by a 10 year old kid
while I had it parked on the street outside my apartment! (little bastard)
I have the original seat (grey), most of a factory tool kit, and a Clymer manual.
It has 54 000 miles on the odometer.

SO
the *dilemma* is:
what to do with this bike?
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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I'd say throw it on eBay. I'd not part it out. People like those bikes, just be honest with what you got (basically copy/paste what you said here) and put whatever type of min-bid on it that you are willing to swallow. I'd also suggest to not limit yourself to local shipping. Just state that you will help where you can but they are responsible for shipping. I sold a bike to a guy in New Zealand. It was easy as could be.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:41 PM   #3
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Give it to me?
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:50 AM   #4
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Give it to me?
SURE!
Ill trade you even up for 900.00 CASH American USD.
PM for my address, Ill hand off the title upon receipt of fundage, then you can take the bike home.
easy peasy.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:25 PM   #5
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Where is it?

Obviously does not attract those that might fly/drive, but maybe there are people that would buy it as a project?

Parting it out is not worth the time and hassle.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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I had an '85 K100 that I put 147000 miles on and it was running like new when I parted with it. I hade a newer bike that I was riding and my spouse had been after me to get rid of it. I sold it to a friend who needed transportation for $1500. I did the rear main with basic tools and just snugged up the head bearings. It rode and performed perfectly.
I wish that I still had it for odd errands and whatnot! If you are really wanting to send it off you might try the classified on the IBMWR.org web site.
With a little work you could ride it across the country!
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:54 PM   #7
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But seriously, while old Ks are still great motorcycles and may run forever, they are of so little financial value that it hurts, and one that needs expensive repair quickly overtakes that value. If I had $900.00 to spare-and needed another motorcycle!, I'd buy it in heartbeat.

But just in case, where are you and the bike, roughly?
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:59 AM   #8
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Hi guys,
We are very near to Harrisburg, PA. This bike could be so sweet, as stated, with just s bit of effort. It really is kind of amazing that they aren't worth much. So much bike for the money.
I plan to RE-list it here as a project, and also try it on ebay.... Might give it a go on some other sites as well.

Thanks for the comments.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:33 PM   #9
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Too bad you're not closer.

I'd show up on that 900 offer.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:29 PM   #10
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I'd probably get it if it were closer too. Always wanted a K100 RS or RT.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:57 PM   #11
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I bought an 85 last year that needed all the maintenance work for 900. Fixed it up and enjoyed it for 6 months. Than sold it on craigslist for 2500. Loved that bike! I also really enjoyed working on it as well.

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Old 05-30-2015, 01:13 PM   #12
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Only 54,000 miles? I have members in my BMW club with well over 250,000 on early K-bikes. They will run forever!

Wish I didn't have so many other projects in process.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:17 AM   #13
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Too bad you're not closer.

I'd show up on that 900 offer.

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I'd probably get it if it were closer too. Always wanted a K100 RS or RT.
Probably gonna post it as a project for 900 in flea mkt.
I might as well, right?
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:09 PM   #14
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Well that sure brings back memories.

Had over 300k km on it when I had a little mishap on Mad River Road in Vermont. Lowside into a metal guard rail but still rode it home. I don't miss the 'sitting on a propane bbq' feeling in the summer though
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