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    Larry, I have a 1986 K100RT I had to repair both...

    Larry, I have a 1986 K100RT I had to repair both sides of the heated grips. The right side had a broken wire right at the end of the grip and the left side ended up having a broken wire down by the...
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    Thanks for the heads up, will take care of it as...

    Thanks for the heads up, will take care of it as soon as I get time..
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    Usually I will downshift to get the rpm's higher,...

    Usually I will downshift to get the rpm's higher, I know it is the happiest at a higher rpm or actually about 70 mph. My major bother right now is the missing that I am experiencing at idle or...
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    86 k100RT Rough Idle

    My K100RT has a rough idle, with a miss occasionally and also at about 2000 rpm which is about 35 mph it has a surge. I spoke to a old time BMW owner and he said the surging has been a problem with...
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    This sounds like it might work. I am in Traverse...

    This sounds like it might work. I am in Traverse City, anyone out there close by that can do some short rides on short notice.
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    I received the Osram bulb from Candlepower,...

    I received the Osram bulb from Candlepower, excellent service, received it in two days. Went with the 70-65 watt +50 Ralley bulb. I went for a ride last night to test it out, an amazing difference....
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    1986 k100rt windshield options

    I have the windshield that has a curved lip at the top, which I really like, what would be better is if it was about 3" shorter. I like looking over the top of the windshield instead of through it,...
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    I just removed the bulb that was in my bike and...

    I just removed the bulb that was in my bike and it was a PIAA Clear White, dunno how old it is. Can somone give me a idea of lumen depreciation on these types of bulbs.
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    I have the Osram H4 bulb on order. It has come...

    I have the Osram H4 bulb on order. It has come highly recommended. I will post the results once I get it and have it installed and go out and chase deer off the road.
    Thanks for your help.
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    I appreciate your info on the osram and sylvania,...

    I appreciate your info on the osram and sylvania, at first I thought they would be the same because Sylvania owns Osram but through some diligent digging I do see there is a difference in Osram and...
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    This is all really great stuff, you guys never...

    This is all really great stuff, you guys never fail to give more than is asked for in information. You have me doing a lot of information searching myself.
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    I have been in the process of checking out...

    I have been in the process of checking out lighting options. I see here by the posts there are some varying opinions on lighting.. The one problem I see with the stock light is it seems the brights...
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    Headlight for k100rt, 1986

    Does anyone know of a aftermarket replacement for the original headlight on the K100RT, the original really sucks here in deer country. I am also looking for some extra driving lights that can be...
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    If you are touring around Leelanau County, don't...

    If you are touring around Leelanau County, don't forget some of the interior roads, visit Peterson Park by Northport and just south of Glen Arbor you can check out Inspiration Point lookout, quite a...
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    Traverse City Area Maps

    Here is a link to the Cherry Capital Cycling Club (Bicycles), they have the best map I have ever seen for routes. The majority of the routes on the map are paved roads, they show mileage etc. Very...
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    Hey Hardbargain, I am not familiar with that...

    Hey Hardbargain, I am not familiar with that bike. I actually bought my 86 K100RT from a person in Grand Rapids, does not look near as nice as yours and has 133000 miles on it. I have owned mine...
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    The great Northwest Tour escapes me. I do...

    The great Northwest Tour escapes me. I do bicycle quite a bit in the areas around TC. When I do take my old K Bike out on the same roads I very seldom see motorcyclists because they usually stick...
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    Big Tim, Probably the most popular areas around...

    Big Tim, Probably the most popular areas around here are Leelanau County on the back roads not the major roads, I will put together a map with roads that I take, it makes a nice 100 mile road ride....
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    Traverse City, MI area

    If anyone is doing some visiting around the Traverse City area and want to know about some great local roads and scenery let me know and I can advise. There are some great rides that can be put...
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    86 K100RT Job finally done

    Well it is back on the road after doing spline lube, changing oil, filter, putting a new screen on the fuel pump and changing the fuel filter, also found the problem with my heated grips. Through...
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    Upon closer inspection I can see how the filter...

    Upon closer inspection I can see how the filter will slip out once I take off a little more plastic.
    I had purchased this bike about a year ago with 135000 miles on it and have not been doing...
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    Air filter Change 86 K100rt

    Is there a easier way to change the air filter on a 86 K100Rt than what is in the Clymer Manual. I currently have the gas tank off and some of the fairing for other maintenance and the only other...
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    I picked up a NAPA 3012 filter today and am...

    I picked up a NAPA 3012 filter today and am waiting for the strainer from Bike Bandit. While I have the fuel pump out is there anything else I should be doing with it, cleaning, checking pressure...
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    I did find a strainer at Bike Bandit.com for...

    I did find a strainer at Bike Bandit.com for 16.82 plus 5.95 for shipping. The old one seemed to fit the rubber damper OK so I would assume the new one would fit ok, the damper does not seem to be...
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    Have you used the NAPA FILTER inside the gas tank...

    Have you used the NAPA FILTER inside the gas tank like the original. Thanks
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