Vintage K Bike Luv

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. crampfan

    crampfan Banned

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  2. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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  3. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    No new postings here lately, thought I'd see if I could scare anything up...
    Anyone?
  4. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    Yep, I've got 2 K-bikes. A '86 K100RS and an '94 K1100RS.

    I ride my 1100 every day and it has approx. 180000km (112.500 miles) and I still love it. It gets a bit boring sometimes but when doing 200km/h (130mph) for an hour without getting tired I remember why I bought this bike. It is just brilliant.

    My K100 is a different story, I got it for free in parts. The guy I got it from took it apart after he burnt the clutch. He didn't have the skills or nerve to rebuilt it so it stayed in his garage for a year before his wife started nagging. He did hear me talking about my 1100 and offered me the bike under 1 condition: I had to rebuild it and not sell it in parts.
    So I picked it up and rebuild it. I found a very rare original BMW sportsseat which looks very good on the bike.
    I'm currently building a hack to fit to this black beauty.


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  5. Damifino

    Damifino Damn if I know

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    I loved my 85 K100RS, I bought it as a project bike at Bob's BMW, I think a paid $1200 for it, the dash was non functional, needed tires and the battery was dead.

    I fixed the dash gremlins by soldering the bad ground and tensioning the pin sockets.

    New tires and a battery and I was cruising on my first BMW!

    I loved that bike and the way it could be ridden with so little shifting, grunt from idle all the way up and great engine braking. 3 or 4 gear on the twisty back roads with no shifting or brakes, roll on roll off!

    I grew tired of the heat roasting my nuts in the summer and after I broke my neck riding enduros, I could not ride it comfortably with those low handlebars.

    By that time I rode my friends GS and I was hooked, I sold the k to buy my 02 GS 1150.

    Great bikes, mine was silver with the BMW system cases, I have to dig and find some pictures to post
  6. neil p

    neil p Adventurer

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  7. Pevey

    Pevey Adventurer

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    I may have to give up my K-card but I like that better than the factory K-RS. I always liked the boxer RT and RS fairings. Wonder how the boxer RT would look on my K100.
  8. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    The Boxer RS fairing looks good on the classic K, BUT I have a 93 R100RS- and the fairing is so loud, I wonder about deliberately putting one... anywhere really? I even have a Laminar Lip on mine and it's still quite noisy.
  9. Hellracer.nl

    Hellracer.nl What the hack???

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    I finished the hack on my K100rs:
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  10. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    I was trying to sell my 88 K100RS last year, and had little or no interest, in spite of what I thought was basically a give-away price on a bullet proof ride.
    Guess I'll keep it after all. :evil
  11. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    I picked up a '85 K100RS about 1998 for $2400 with 29K miles on it. I rode it as my daily rider, commuter, and fast tourer for about 8 years and sold it with 115K miles to another inmate here for $2200.
    I used Dunlop D205 radial tires on it. Transformed the handling :nod

    Also installed bars from a K1, wider and lower, the additional leverage helped, especially in tight stuff.

    It was a great Maryland/Virginia/West Virginia bike, but made way too much heat to be very useful when I moved to Alabama. I'd buy another again in a heartbeat if I moved north again.

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  12. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Our first touring bike. I've had mostly dirt oriented bikes over the years including two current KLRs. Only road worthy bike was a Vulcan 1500 crusier. This was a great buy at $3,500 and 40K miles, pristine condition from the original owner.

    If I want to take the wife and/or just eat up pavement, this is the way to go!

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  13. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    My 92 K

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  14. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Been here awhile

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    Very pretty!
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    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    BH (if you're still looking into this thread), do you know what that screen is - or does anyone else know please?
  16. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Don't know what it was. It was pretty generic but did a killer job. Sorry mate :(
  17. plateau

    plateau Adventurer

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  18. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Today I bought this 86 K75. It runs perfectly, surprised how much power it has. The aluminum needs polished and the paint has a few chips. I will slap a historic plate on it tomorrow and ride it some more.
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  19. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    A buddy of mine recently bought an 89 K100RS...
    500.00!!! :eek1

    Put a battery in it, and fiddled with it a bit. It would turn over but not start. Turned out the fuel pump was bad- he ordered one and installed it- Sent me a text saying how much he loved the bike! :clap
  20. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Another pic after cleaning it up a bit. Did 100 miles today and was surprised at how quick it is.
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