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  1. I haven't even taken it apart yet, but I've seen...

    I haven't even taken it apart yet, but I've seen so many diagrams and had so much input that I can totally visualize what's happened and what I can do to fix it.

    I like the idea of making a metal...
  2. All good stuff. Thanks for the insight gents. ...

    All good stuff. Thanks for the insight gents.

    As it happens I haven't had chance to take this system apart yet. I got down the list to the spark plugs and wires and gosh dang the wire terminals...
  3. '96 K1100RS slipstream deflector questions

    So I've just bought a 1996 K1100RS SE to add to my collection of k-bikes (I have two K75s - one of which is a project the other of which is going to get collector plates next year.).

    The K1100RS...
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    That's funny - I just bought a 1996 K1100RS SE...

    That's funny - I just bought a 1996 K1100RS SE with 58,000 miles on it to join my K75s in my shop.

    I haven't picked it up yet, that comes next week, but when I do I'll post photos.

    What a...
  5. 1990 K75s - wobble during high speed turns - problem solved

    Hey guys - sorry it's been a while....I've been busy :hungover

    So good news.

    Some of you may remember that I was experiencing a pretty significant wobble while making sweeping turns -...
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    +1. My Progressive 412 has been a great,...

    +1.

    My Progressive 412 has been a great, basic, economical piece of kit.

    It is mostly black - with it does have some shiny parts. If your "friend" is that concerned about the aesthetics then...
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    Thanks for the clarification as well....but the...

    Thanks for the clarification as well....but the real story here is that "they all do that".

    I was talking to a guy a while back who was reminiscing about his K75. I asked if he ever had any...
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    I just did mine recently. It took me about three...

    I just did mine recently. It took me about three and a half hours...but I had done it before....or more correctly I hadn't done it well enough before which is why I was doing it again.:banghead

    My...
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    Thanks for all of the suggestion gents. I ended...

    Thanks for all of the suggestion gents. I ended up buying an Avon AM26 Roadrider because of price and availability.

    We'll see how it goes.
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    Thanks Ron; Is anyone using the Avon AM26...

    Thanks Ron;

    Is anyone using the Avon AM26 Roadrider?
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    1990 K75s - tire recommendations ?

    I've had my K75s for two years now and have put 18K miles on it in that time. Mostly commuting, but lot's of short hops and burns around the town and on one or two day highway trips. I never ride...
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    So I purchased from A&S: 1) New clutch cable -...

    So I purchased from A&S:

    1) New clutch cable - same as for S and C

    2) Barbacks.

    3) C Brake line.

    I put it all together and it all fit fine.
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    Thanks Lee - I'll drain and refill the forks this...

    Thanks Lee - I'll drain and refill the forks this weekend. I tried cranking up the rear already - it made no difference. In fact I just recently backed it down a notch. It's one click off the maximum...
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    Thank you for describing a problem I have been...

    Thank you for describing a problem I have been having since the start of the riding season. I also get a wallow when I corner at high speeds, especially if I encounter a bump.

    In my case - I...
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    Awesome Lee. So I can order the clutch cable...

    Awesome Lee.

    So I can order the clutch cable now and decide about barbacks (and a new brake line) later.

    cheers
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    1990 K75s clutch cable length?

    I had the transmission off the other day because I had to apply lube to the clutch splines. I hadn't put *nearly* enough on when I replaced the clutch 2 years ago and the clutch plate was starting to...
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    Yes sir - it may well be that my bench test...

    Yes sir - it may well be that my bench test didn't pick up the fault because it was the wires that were fried rather than the sensors. Either that or it was a *heat* issue rather than a *temperature*...
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    I've never managed to get better than 40 mpg - 37...

    I've never managed to get better than 40 mpg - 37 is my average.

    I almost exclusively commute with mine though - half city/half highway. On those occasions when I do "tour" i am usually on the...
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    Timely thread. I logged on because I was going to...

    Timely thread. I logged on because I was going to post the same thing!

    I've been riding my '90 K75S every day for the last few days after a Hall Sensor problem waylaid me for almost a month.
    ...
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    I just returned from a 400 mile tour ride with a...

    I just returned from a 400 mile tour ride with a group of mates. The K-bike ran flawlessly.

    Let the record show that 19 minutes after I made my very first post - KKELLER suggested that my problem...
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    Well, that didn't turn out great. I took the...

    Well, that didn't turn out great.

    I took the bike out on Monday (my birthday) with a plan to tour around the city a bit. I got as far as the crest of the bridge by my house and it died. I got...
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    The new fuel sender comes with a new connector of...

    The new fuel sender comes with a new connector of course, so that half is done.

    Need to be clear here...I *never* could cause the fault to occur by wiggling the connector, or by doing anything in...
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    Update: I found the relay I need at my local...

    Update:

    I found the relay I need at my local BMW store. The Fiche posted at Max BMW is misleading at best and plain wrong at worst. Looking at the Fiche - the part in question is #15.

    The relay...
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    Well - you're right James. Upon inspection it is...

    Well - you're right James. Upon inspection it is not possible (or at least very unlikely) that a bad sender is causing a loss of spark.

    A bad relay could do it though...couldn't it?

    If the...
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    Hey James; Yeah, I thought my theory would...

    Hey James;

    Yeah, I thought my theory would fail because of the reason you describe. I should replace the relay as well but the chance that both parts have failed is pretty slim isn't it?

    I...
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