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    K100RS 85 w 161 k miles: Sprag better now

    K100RS 85 w 161 k miles: Sprag better now. For about 5 years near the end of 5,000 mi Golden Sprectra 20W50, the sprag clutch would start slipping. I'd put some Rislone in for a few hundred and...
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    K100 Steering wobble fixed

    I replaced my '85K100RS steering bearings to fix some wobble. The new bearings did not eliminate the wobble until I sufficiently tightened the knurled giant nut on top. I figured out that some...
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    K100RS 85 w 156k miles: Bought bike used w 37k and wider rear wheel already on it.

    With wide wheel and modified center stand I've always used Michelin Pilot Road RADIALS front and back, several different slight name changes since ''94. I'm very happy with them. When I change...
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    K100RS 85 w 148k mi. I rebuilt my pump and wrote about about 05-25-2013, 10:21 PM on

    A few notes written in the K bike section of this forum on 05-25-2013, 10:21 PM. Possibly other times as well.
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    K100RS 85 w 148k mi. I replaced my head bearings and use special tool to tighten

    I bought and have a tool to tighten the knurled nut with the tank on.

    Channellock makes a "oil filter wrench"

    It can grip the knurled nut to snug it which takes out the wobble you get when the...
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    Water and Oil pump 85 K100RS

    I rebuilt my '85 pump on the day I was to leave for a 8 day lap of New England, but had water spewing out and oil in my water 30 min. from home. So I topped up the water and was home by 8am. I read...
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    K100RS 85 w 147k mi. NAPA CE-1 Stabilant 22 keeps mine going more than anything else

    Dear Sudden K Bike loss of power or loss of even more,

    I've "Q tipped" many low millivolt type connectors and many 12v connectors over the years with NAPA CE-1 Stabilant 22. You hear a little...
  8. Thread: 91 k100rs tires

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    85K100RS w Wide Rear Rim and Modified Center Stand: Michelin Radials. Some DIY tips

    I've enjoyed Michelin radials exclusively since 1996 when I bought it with 37K miles, now have 148K miles. They work well, wear well and I think I've only picked up one screw causing a flat rear. I...
  9. HP/Torque Curve Explanation

    Kevin Cammeron has explained this the best I've seen. He writes for a leading motor mag. I recall that he said the HP/Torque charts "always cross at the same RPM because of the math involved"
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    Free spinning Sprague sometimes

    pjar said, "Typically I'll get a free spin or two when the synthetic oil gets about 5,500 miles on it. Then I top off my oil with CD2 and take her for a long freeway ride (150 to 200 miles), then...
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    K100 Clutch Life, 146k miles on original, no wheelies or burnouts or timed 1/4 miles

    I bought my '85 K100RS with 37k miles, checked clutch thickness at 100K when I did the rear main seal, it had plenty of life left so I did not replace the clutch disk, just the single use nuts/bolts...
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    Low mileage on K100RS

    Mine had low mileage around 100,000 mi.

    Fuel pressure was way too high, Dealer found and fixed this. Its a fuel pressure regulator, not easy to measure or put in.
    Then I found two of 4 tight...
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    Sudden Loss of Pwr: K Bike: Try "contact enhancer" on big computer connector

    I've solved this problem with NAPA "contact enhancer" CE-1, $70, aka Stabilant 22. The eye dropper bottle comes with "Q tips" to touch the posts and or the pinching finger tips of the computer...
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    K100RS Poor MPG fixed

    I did a trip with low mileage. When I got back my K bike rec'd afuel filter and then a fuel pressure regulator. Old one had not worked correctly, pressure too high.
    Next I changed the temp sensor,...
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    Center stand lift: 2 tricks: '85 K100RS sometimes heavy with gear for 2 up camping

    Number 1 trick: My knee fits under my right hand's knuckles when its on the hand lever and the ball of my foot is on the centerstand's pry bar. My calf does almost all the work.

    Number 2 trick: ...
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    First Bike Thoughts: 250 cc Dual Sport

    My first was a 72 Honda 350 cc road Twin in '81, I was over 6' and 220 lbs by then. It looked small under me. Then Honda 500 CX in 83, then 85 K100RS in 94.

    Now added a Honda Dual Sport 250...
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    Battery Idea and one morning flip (fall over)

    Old trick (car or motorcycle): When really cold, let the battery run the headlight(s) 10-20 seconds before you try to turn over the engine. This medium demand for 10 s actually warms the battery up...
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    Great Endorsement for K75

    I would sell any/all of my bikes before I would sell the K75 I bought last year from Marilyn Roberts.
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    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A



    Now that is an endorsement,...
  19. K100RS Slipstream Deflector 2nd Picture

    K100RS Slipstream Deflector 2nd Picture

    I've had more than a few hours on the bike to come up with this.

    The package on the left contained 4 rubber coated metal washers that I use as spacers. ...
  20. K100RS Slipstream Deflector "Inventions" Solved Problems

    Dear K100RS Owners, See pictures

    First: I wanted to adjust the wind slipstream deflector angle easily while riding. To do this I bought 2 longish Stainless Metric bolts, 4 metric nuts back to...
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    K100RS Poor MPG fixed

    My 85 K100RS with 100,000 mi ran with poor mileage one trip across country. When I came back it got a needed new fuel filter, new fuel rail pressure relief, it was running real high pressures, new...
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    Sounds also to me like rear brake switch.

    Either type leads a hard life. They rely on metal to metal contact to turn on the brake light and turn off the dashboard "brake light failure" light. New switches work great because they are clean...
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    Gas overfill: The gas expands in your tank if . . .

    The gasoline expands in your tank if the bike is running or warm or hot.

    The gas in the tank in the ground at the gas station is around 55 deg. F.

    The tank on my 85 K100RS sometimes gets...
  24. Anonymous Book Saved the Day: Story keeps it anonymous though.

    5 day anniversary camping trip started out on Wed. with lunch in town where my 85 K100RS w 140 k miles boiled over. After lunch and adding antifreeze, went a couple more towns, too many stoplights,...
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    H4 PIAA super white was good then . . . WOW LightForce

    Added single LightForce 140 under left mirror on K100RS 85. Its a pencil point beam that punches through my H4 and gives me 7 seconds of foresight on straight roads. It's so narrow, as the signs...
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