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    Seems like when they were new (28 yrs ago),...

    Seems like when they were new (28 yrs ago), everybody must have believed that these bikes were amazing. Now only those of us who have 'em seem to know.

    Johnny
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    I love my Metzelers. Johnny

    I love my Metzelers.

    Johnny
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    Not to hijack the thread, but this is important:...

    Not to hijack the thread, but this is important:



    So 04gt4me, do you remember what company made these panels, if they are still in business, and where you got them? I love my '85 K100RT, but...
  4. '85 K100 -- I use BMW filters (and oil, too,...

    '85 K100 -- I use BMW filters (and oil, too, BTW). I buy a case (12 qts) oil and three filters at a time, then have them to use as I need them.

    Johnny
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    Sometimes on a hot day, it'll even boil,...

    Sometimes on a hot day, it'll even boil, especially in the feed line. On very hot days, you can almost count on it vapor-locking and shutting down. It'll start fine again after a few minutes, and...
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    What about touching the new parts to a...

    What about touching the new parts to a belt-sander, to shape them the way you want. As you are not returning them, you wouldn't be out anything if it didn't work. Just a thought.....

    Johnny
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    I had a K75 for a couple of years, and after I...

    I had a K75 for a couple of years, and after I bought a K100 (both RT's), I didn't ride the 75 at all anymore, and sold it. One thing not mentioned is that it seems like at higher altitude, the K75...
  8. Thread: Hot K100

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    Have you tried swapping out the temp sender unit?...

    Have you tried swapping out the temp sender unit? Probably could borrow one to try.

    Johnny
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    Guess everybody with the k100s are out riding. I...

    Guess everybody with the k100s are out riding. I just got in.....

    The K100 rolls on easily from 2000, if you are in traffic, say, or just idling along. The comfort zone is around 4000-5000 at...
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    ghyber -- I don't know the exact temps, but I'm...

    ghyber -- I don't know the exact temps, but I'm pretty sure that gasoline with some percentage of alcohol in it boils at a considerably lower temperature than jet fuel. This is what causes "vapor...
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    85 K100 vapor lock

    Anybody remember seeing a blurb about some guy making a heat shield/air scoop to keep the fuel lines behind the radiator cool?? I dimly remember seeing it somewhere in the last couple of years, but...
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    I was able to fix mine by following the various...

    I was able to fix mine by following the various advice articles in the IBMW site:

    http://www.ibmwr.org/ktech.shtml

    under the "instrument cluster" heading.

    There are several common...
  13. Seems like this would depend on which gear you...

    Seems like this would depend on which gear you have engaged.

    Johnny
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    Have you checked the valve clearances? Johnny

    Have you checked the valve clearances?

    Johnny
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    Get a bright flashlight, and shine it in there,...

    Get a bright flashlight, and shine it in there, both through the access hole and the connector side. Once you can see the clip, it'll be obvious what you need to do. Once you release it, you can...
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    Have you considered that it might be a harmonic...

    Have you considered that it might be a harmonic variation between the tire treads? I'm kind of with Robo -- turn the radio up. After 40-odd years of British iron, and then Pan and Shovel Harleys,...
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    And all this time I thought that was just "the...

    And all this time I thought that was just "the Groove"...
    Johnny
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    That happened on my brother's R100, too. On a...

    That happened on my brother's R100, too. On a ride in the Rockies, on a very cold morning, it burped some FD fluid out. After that, it was fine.
    Johnny
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    My '94 K75RT would get almost 50 mpg if I kept it...

    My '94 K75RT would get almost 50 mpg if I kept it at 65 mph or so, but it would drop off pretty quickly if I pushed it up. My '85 K100RT gets pretty close to that, if I'm riding easy, and down to...
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