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  1. Thanks for the great information. I will check...

    Thanks for the great information. I will check both venting and the gas filter and will let you know what I find.

    Tim
  2. 85 K100RT Noise from Gas Tank...with Engine Off

    Arrived home from work tonight after 28 mile commute. Bike sat outside for a few minutes while I opened the garage and let the dogs out. When I went to push the bike into the garage I could hear a...
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    Sticky: Close Call November 2010

    I was riding home from work at 6 PM. It was dark with a steady rainfall. I was travelling my usual route, a 4 lane city arterial with curbs and sidewalks on each side; no shoulders or bike lanes.
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    Great Advice

    I will park the beemers for the day and use the wife's Kawa KLR650 that thankfully, has a wet clutch for the class.

    The class prep. includes taping all mirrors, etc. I believe they are...
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    Civilian Police Motorcycle Course

    Has anyone had the opportunity to take this course? It is beng offered by an area technical college through their customized training.

    Class Description
    The Civilian Police Motorcycle Course...
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    Sticky: 2009 Crash in the round-a-bout (rotary)

    April 2009:

    I was picking up my serviced 1985 K100RT from my dealer in Monticello, MN when the service manager told me the same thing he had told me dozens of times before: "Be careful on that new...
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    Battlestations?

    Before we all run to our battlestations, perhaps it is simply a bad tank of gas, which would not be BMW's fault.

    Two years ago I filled my '90 K75 with fuel in December, rode the bike 10-20 miles...
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    Kisan Charge Guard

    Nice thread....nice pics.

    I have a Kisan Charge Guard that displays voltage, current draw, outside ambient temp. and a "goofy" ice warning that always begins flashing when the outside temp, is...
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    Steering Damper

    If I remember correctly my 2004 K1200GT had a steering damper that changed the "feel" of steering as compared to my older K bikes without the damper. Just a thought....

    Tim Bro
    '85 K100RT
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    Servos for everyone?

    I traded my '04 GT with ABS and servos for the '05 R1200GS sans ABS and servos.

    Just my opinion, but I love the old style "feel" of the non ABS brakes.

    I wonder how many '05 GS's were equipped...
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    91 K75RT High Beam Switch

    I had the exact same problem when I picked up my 91 K75RT two years ago. Dealer suggested blowing out the switch, while on the bike, with compressed air, spraying internally with WD40, and blowing...
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    K100RT Center Stand 1985

    This is the new centerstand BMW Part # 46 52 2 310 475. It comes equipped with grease zerts and a larger welded reinforcement gusset where the breaks typically occur. Bottom line: inspect those K...
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    K100RT Center Stand 1985

    This is a pic of the bearing pivots. As you can see both are badly worn and the snap ring/circlip is distorted. The original '85 centerstand did not come with grease zerts. The new stand does.
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    K100 RT Center Stand 1985

    I am reviving this thread due to the many new owners of vintage K100's; plus the fact that I totally missed this great thread back in 2008. Two weeks ago, while placing my bike on the centerstand at...
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    +1 on the switch to the GS. I traded my 04K1200GT...

    +1 on the switch to the GS. I traded my 04K1200GT last spring for my 05 GS and I have never looked back.

    The GT was a technological marvel for me, but after 150 miles my butt was "screaming". I...
  16. PM vs. Public Message

    Dear 2old2rockNroll: I apologize for causing your frustration.

    I believe I am the one you mention who sent a PM to the poster of a similar thread. I experienced the same problem with my '87 K75T...
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    K75 t

    Barooo....I sent you a PM on a similar issue that I experienced.
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    Search the forum

    There are some great threads on this exact subject stored here in the archives. If you do a "buying a K75" search a multitude of expert commentaries will become available.





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    K100rt

    My '85 K100RT has 142K on the clock and needed a new drive shaft and rear end at 120K. I do use a Kissan ChargeGuard to monitor the charging system. No oil usage between changes. It is my "go to"...
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    "Don't Panic" is great advice!

    I am currently reassembling my 1990 K75RT with 89,000 miles after preforming a clutch spline lube.

    I found my final drive spline completely dry. The clutch spline still had a uniform coating of...
  21. Thread: 03 k1200gt

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    I bought a new '04 K1200GT as part of my...

    I bought a new '04 K1200GT as part of my motorcycling makeover after 20 years of riding Gold Wings. Technologically speaking, considering the handling and acceleration, I was "awed" everytime I rode...
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    I am 5'10" tall and I find that my knees slightly...

    I am 5'10" tall and I find that my knees slightly touch the lowers on my '91 K75RT and '85 K100RT. Both these bikes have full front fairings with lowers. A K75/100 without full fairing or a k75T...
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    K Bikes

    My '85 K100RT is the one designated for long distance touring. Hot behind the fairing on warm days, this bike is a workhorse for all day 2-up riding. Passengers prefer this ride over the other two....
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    You are living your dream! I salute you, Sir!...

    You are living your dream!

    I salute you, Sir!

    Broman
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