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    Final drive output bearing

    Update: Never mind. I found the info in the Clymer. The Haynes just says "take it to your dealer." I should have checked the Clymer, too. Sorry for the noise.
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    Estimate to Repair Vandalism Damage '91 K100RS

    Fellow Brick Lovers,

    My son's '91 K100RS was vandalized. Fortunately the vandal was caught on security video and was identified by the security service for the building. Turns out the perp is a...
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    Thanks! That's what I needed to know. I'll get...

    Thanks! That's what I needed to know. I'll get that o-ring, too. I recall replacing that on my K100's master cylinder a few years back. What I didn't recall was the number stamped underneath.
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    1983 R80RT Front Brake Master Cylinder

    My front brakes lose all their action when the bike sits for any length of time. By this I mean the front brake lever goes all the way to the handlebar grip and the caliper pistons don't press on...
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    That's a good point. When I pulled the...

    That's a good point.

    When I pulled the gearbox in my '83 R80 for a rebuild a few years ago I decided to replace the wear parts on the clutch as long as it was all apart. I did replace the cover...
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    You're welcome, Greg! Glad to be of service. ...

    You're welcome, Greg! Glad to be of service.

    -Gary
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    Heads-Up on Clutch Parts for K75

    I was perusing the Motobins website today and saw that a complete clutch assembly for the K75 is on sale for 41.50 British Pounds (about $65). Having replaced clutch parts in the past I know this is...
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    Commercial GPS Mount for K100RS

    My son is taking his '91 KRS on a trip this summer. I bought him a Zumo 220. The handlebar clamp mount that comes with it is not much good on the '91 K100RS.

    Does anyone know of a commercial...
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    Thanks Lee and Chuck. I'll send it to him when...

    Thanks Lee and Chuck. I'll send it to him when it shows up. Should cheer him up - he really loves that bike.

    -Gary
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    Replacing Alternator Shroud on K100RS

    This past weekend I was trying to remove the gear box oil filler on my son's '91 K100RS 16V. The last time the shop replaced the fluid they overtightened the filler (and all the other plugs from...
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    Actually two. One for the ignition module and...

    Actually two. One for the ignition module and one for the FI computer. Fortunately both tubes are the same part so it's easy to carry a spare.

    Ride safe.

    -Gary
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    Good info, Don. Thanks. I passed it along to my...

    Good info, Don. Thanks. I passed it along to my friend.
    I don't know if he drained the tank. My understanding is that the bike had been sitting and the original fuel pump no longer worked. How...
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    Screaming Fuel Pump '85 K100

    A friend just got a K100 built in 4/85. He ordered a fuel pump from Beemer Bone Yard. After installation the bike runs normally but the pump screams so loudly you can't stand to ride it.

    The...
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    Yup. That's exactly right. 16 to 20 tooth...

    Yup. That's exactly right. 16 to 20 tooth conversion is part of the job.
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    Thanks to motoedde and Paul for their advice. ...

    Thanks to motoedde and Paul for their advice.

    Off to Bruno's it goes. Well, as soon as I get the R80 running better so I can park the K-bike.

    -Gary
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    It's hard to tell from the assembly diagrams in...

    It's hard to tell from the assembly diagrams in the aftermarket shop manuals exactly what all the parts are. I'd have to have a bad unit to disassemble to really get a good mental image. In this...
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    final drive disassembly?

    Are there any resources for someone wanting to disassemble the K-bike final drive to free the pinion shaft for a rebuild? Thinking it would be easier and cheaper to ship the shaft rather than the...
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    Why not just call Spiegler and ask them for a...

    Why not just call Spiegler and ask them for a recommendation? And why take chances with your brakes? A failure of any sort in that system will likely as not kill you. The stock system is fine if...
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    So it's the felt that keeps the oil from running...

    So it's the felt that keeps the oil from running down the pushrod and fouling the clutch?
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    The dealer was very skeptical. I rode the bike...

    The dealer was very skeptical. I rode the bike over to the shop with the cracked grip assembly and showed them. They got me another and I showed them how if I tightened it it would crack, too. I...
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    Thanks for the comments, Tom. I would have loved...

    Thanks for the comments, Tom. I would have loved to go with something a little more exotic in the way of brake hardware but I am looking at a final drive spline job and needed to conserve resources...
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    I guess that's an improvement over the bearing...

    I guess that's an improvement over the bearing for airheads. It required manual oiling periodically because if it fails it can damage the input shaft seal and cause a leak. Leaking oil can run down...
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    Brake Overhaul Experience

    A few weeks ago my box from Motobins showed up with brake rebuild parts. Just wanted to share my experience with the process.

    I had a demonstrably warped left rotor. Both the front rotors were...
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    Yes, it's on my K100. Really. Wow. I...

    Yes, it's on my K100.

    Really. Wow. I looked at the gear box diagrams in the Chilton and Haynes and they both show a rear input shaft oil seal.

    So you are saying that unlike the Airheads...
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    Gearbox Input Shaft rear seal failure

    I was adjusting the clutch free play and I found oil (lots of it) behind the clutch push rod boot.

    Is it possible to replace the input shaft seal without removing the gear box?

    -Gary
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