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Old 11-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by corndog67 View Post
My K100 worked very well, except in the rain, when one cylinder would cut out. But I didn't ride much in the rain, I suppose a good waterproofing of the connections would have fixed that right up.

Likely is a cracked ignition coil. Arcs in the rain.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:31 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by 2whl-hoop View Post
the first modern bike i think of when i see that picture is the versys 1000....
it's coming to canada this year and i'm sure like the 650 will be in the us a year after.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:41 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by lake_harley View Post
I don't know all the differences between years, but my guess is '83 GL1100. That was the first year for the cast wheels. '84 were the 1200's, but I don't think it's a 1200.

Yup, '83 with the cast wheels. I had an '81 and would love to have it back. It handled well, never missed a lick other than when the ignition cylinder failed and consistently delivered ~42 mpg. The only thing I'd do differently now? I'd strip 90% of the chrome off and go for function over style. It had plenty of storage room for the cross country camping trips too. Lots of weather protection was a good thing. The older ones were easy to work on, except for carbs. That was a headache. I paid $2200 for it, rode it four years and sold it for $2750.
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