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    Hi, The '85 didn't have a spoiler, but can be...

    Hi,

    The '85 didn't have a spoiler, but can be retrofitted with the latter model year's spoiler. I don't think there is much difference in the different model years ('86-'89) spoilers, until you...
  2. Thread: bosch oil filter

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    Bosch Oil Filter 72161 www.rockauto.com ...

    Bosch Oil Filter 72161

    www.rockauto.com

    $3.63 each

    The above link has the best price for the Bosch oil filter I've found on the web.

    The lable easily peels off with minimal residue.
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    This is too good to drift away into the abyss of old threads. It should be a sticky.
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    The problem with ethanol is that it is not...

    The problem with ethanol is that it is not compatible with some materials used on older vehicles that were not designed for ethanol blended fuels; it can cause corrosion and degradation. My '85...
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    I never had any interest in a K1 until I saw the...

    I never had any interest in a K1 until I saw the pictures warredon posted.

    That bike is beautiful. It looks showroom mint. Black is definitely the color for a K1.

    I wish I was 20 years younger...
  7. Thread: Wheel balancing

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    This was a nice post; thanks. What are Dyna...

    This was a nice post; thanks.

    What are Dyna Beads?
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    The problem with the speedo may be the signal...

    The problem with the speedo may be the signal from the rear wheel sensor. If you have access to an automotive labscope/oscilloscope with a low amp clamp, you should be able to view the signal and...
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    I saw a report on one of the news channels where...

    I saw a report on one of the news channels where there is a move to increase the ethanol content up to 20 or 30%. It may well be in the future, that we look back on the 10% ethanol period as the good...
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    Just like an aircraft that fails, you first must...

    Just like an aircraft that fails, you first must maintain control and then bring it safely to a stop. Hopefully, you won't experience the crashworthiness of your safety features.
  11. Thread: '85 Rs Tank

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    I think it's aluminum or an aluminum alloy.

    I think it's aluminum or an aluminum alloy.
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    It could be vibration level related.

    It could be vibration level related.
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    There are a few things you can check to start off...

    There are a few things you can check to start off with. I've got an '85 KRS and I found from experience, that if you've disconnected and reconnected the FI brain, there's a chance you didn't...
  14. Thread: Rough starting.

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    This is a typical problem on old k bikes with or...

    This is a typical problem on old k bikes with or without a fire history. I had the exact same symptoms on my '85 KRS about 10 years ago. I'm the original owner and knew the bike's entire history so I...
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    Bob, Consider yourself lucky. I've read that most...

    Bob, Consider yourself lucky. I've read that most older vehicles not designed for the methanol requirement can experience adverse effects from the methanol mix. It affects fuel system seals amoung...
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    I recently bought a couple of Stihl power tools...

    I recently bought a couple of Stihl power tools and the techs recommeded the regular use of Seafoam as well. They claim it's better than Stabil. For a bike that sits for extended time periods, it's...
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    I'll contact Shell and ask. I'd like to know...

    I'll contact Shell and ask. I'd like to know where they add the ethanol. From my past work, I know that the major oil companies in my area all buy, or used to all buy, the same bulk gasoline out of...
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    I've looked for no-alky gas without luck for the...

    I've looked for no-alky gas without luck for the reasons indicated. It's not just the fuel pump damper. The ethanol is specifically not recommeded for my Mercedes with CIS injection. The Shell...
  19. Thread: Rough starting.

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    Sounds like air leaks as indicated above. Check...

    Sounds like air leaks as indicated above. Check all sealing gaskets located on the intake system.
  20. Thread: parts supplier?

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    Once you know the parts you need, check the...

    Once you know the parts you need, check the following for price and availibility in addition to Chicago BMW.

    http://www.bikebandit.com/

    http://www.webparts.com/

    Depending on the part number,...
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    Is there a link to the article by chance? I need...

    Is there a link to the article by chance? I need to disassemble my rear drive and don't want to make any regretable mistakes.
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    I think Luftmeister use to sell an upgraded fuel...

    I think Luftmeister use to sell an upgraded fuel pressure regulator rated for higher fuel pressure. It was a direct replacement for the stock regulator.

    I've got an old Luftmeister catalog...
  23. Thread: K Oil Filter

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    I cut and pasted the info below from my post on...

    I cut and pasted the info below from my post on another forum.


    For my '85 K100RS, I've switched to the Bosch 72161 Premium Oil Filter. It's painted black, with a removable paper/adhesive label....
  24. Thread: K Oil Filter

    by tjg79
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    Bosch 72161 Premium Oil Filter I ordered a...

    Bosch 72161 Premium Oil Filter

    I ordered a case from Rockauto.com:

    http://www.rockauto.com/

    Their current price is $3.48 per filter.

    beemerboneyard.com: one case of 12 on sale for $74.95
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    Here are a couple of websites that you can use to...

    Here are a couple of websites that you can use to locate the part number:

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.asp

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/

    And, here are a couple of websites from...
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