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    WTH did my brakes go?

    #1 Glad you are Ok .

    #2 High & hard. IMHO you smoked the brakes. I was NOT there, but this sounds like a case of glazing the rotors by over heating them and exhausting the friction available...
  2. 96 k11rs

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo what R you going to do with the 96?
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    Sticky: Just because

    I think I posted here before, can"t remeber.

    Here's me at the start of the 2012 riding season.


    http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm6/jpberens1993K1100RS/DSCN3738.jpg
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    Plug wires

    Try these sources out.

    " http://www.magnecor.com/magnecor1/main.htm "

    " http:www.realmengineering.com/ram%20power%20leads.html "
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    Oem

    Is that for all the lines?

    Or just the front?

    And if the fronts, all 4 of them?

    Last ones lasted this long, the new ones should last at least as long.
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    22 liter top case

    2 each his own, or 22 to each his own.
    I use mine on trips and really like it for small items. My extra glove sets. A bottle of water, sun screen. Spares sun glasses. You get the idea. I REALLY...
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    parts

    For the shock, get over to the K11OG site and get in touch with Beechcomber.

    He helped Realm engineering come up with a resonably priced shock. Fully adjustable and re-buildable

    Looks like...
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    plastic wrapped

    Wrapping in plastic would be about $33.00 per thousand books plus a set up charge.

    The story as to why that happens is long and boring. Some of it has to do with consolidation of the USPS...
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    mileage

    1981 R100RS Average 42 MPG. High as 49 when going a long ways at only 60MPH

    Holds steady in the low 40's until running nortrh of 90 MPH.

    Running hard over 100+ dips to 35-37 MPG.

    Only...
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    RS lowers

    No, you do not have to take off the exhaust.

    There is a bracket underneath. It has a tab that connects the 2 sides of the split and is anchored to the bike motor block I think.

    Take off the 2...
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    Fuel pump whine

    If the tank is clean a gas additive should not hurt. Helping could be questionable, but no chemical additive will cure a mechanical issue. Alter it possibly but not cure it.
    It's most likely caused...
  12. $ vs time

    You are on a trip.

    They had you fixed and rockin in an hour? Sure you spent more time getting it there etc, but chalk it up to an adventure.

    And now it's done right. One less thing to worry...
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    What bike

    So many personal likes & dis-likes associtated with the purchase.

    Me.
    I stepped to the dark side a couple years ago moving up form my 81 R100RS to a K1100RS.
    The first one I bought got crashed...
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    side stand kill switch

    I used the mechanics plug to by-pass mine.

    If you do this, by-pass the shut of, you are accepting full responsibility to remember to put it up or you may forget and have trouble.

    Bikes did...
  15. Getting all heated up

    Ok, I dug and I dug and still cannot find hard statistics on the actual resistance of the stock wiring and if trading out like you did shoud be an issue.

    What you can find are cases of K11's,...
  16. Heated grips

    Big no no doing that.

    Don't you hang around the K11OG site too? Drake can set you straight on this.

    It's soooooooooooooooooooo tempting to swap out those grip heaters with something cheaper....
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    Gas tanks & QD's

    1993 K1100RS
    I've had to pull the tank quite a few times in the first couple years of K bike owner ship.
    I try to not have it full, but have had it 7/8 there.

    I use a five gallon bucket...
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    No confusion here, K1100RS

    When I roll up on people with my orange CATZ aux lights on, I've noticed they move over. This is specially true at night.
    Not sure if they are confusing me with a LEO or not, but I like it so I...
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    clean up

    No need for Mr., Jim is AOK.

    U have an SE model. The silver & black is very nice. The belly pan is repainted I think as the big black K1100 sticker is missing, but the polished forks give it...
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    Black plastic

    I think your talking about the wind screen no?

    It"s black plastic and softer than most.

    Mequires plastic polish works, takes a few times to get it nice. Then more to keep it nice. Vicious...
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    Bye for now

    You can still hang out around here.


    Unless the pain of all the great road stories draws you back into a place you'd rather not be. Then you can't hang.

    You gotta do what's rigth for YOU....
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    poor revs

    But have you checked the carb diaphram yet?

    Check the side that seems to be running weaker.

    I know from experiance that just one SLIGHTLY torn carb diaphram will render my 81 R100RS as weak as...
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    sad

    Some never get it, some never will. :scratch
    He's a prime example.

    Freedom of speech hurts sometimes, considering the source, I'll just forget it. The author too.
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    gas & electrics

    The gas thing sounds like sticking floats in the carb bowls OR they are bad and the coating is shot and they have absorbed water and are to heavy.
    This will cause rich running and could over flow...
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    temp problems

    Go check out the K11OG site. Lot's of good help there.

    Many owners, me included, run a manual fan switch on the hot tempered K1100's. My 93 RS is just fine until I get stuck in traffic on a warm...
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