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    These all mention K100s, but may apply to K75Ss...

    These all mention K100s, but may apply to K75Ss as well:

    http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/partsubs.shtml
  2. Thread: top case?

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    Somebody on this board found this one from JC...

    Somebody on this board found this one from JC Whitney and said it worked well with his BMW:...
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    '88 K100RS Aux. Instruments Acting Flakey

    I have VDO aftermarket temperature and fuel gages on my K100RS.

    I noticed today that the temperature gage starts swinging all over the place once the engine warms up (i.e. the gage is towards...
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    PL10241 is currently unavailable. I guess they...

    PL10241 is currently unavailable. I guess they went pretty fast.
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    I'm not sure how much this compares to your...

    I'm not sure how much this compares to your situation, but I have an 88 K100RS that I felt leaned me too far forward.

    I was able to fit the handlebars off a 16valve K100. They aren't as far as...
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    You might also take a look at Kisan's Tailblazer:...

    You might also take a look at Kisan's Tailblazer:
    http://www.kisantech.com/application2.php

    Take a look at the 20W-S.

    It's not an LED, but a replaceable halogen bulb with the electronics built...
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    Thanks. I had always heard my wheels called...

    Thanks.

    I had always heard my wheels called snowflakes, too, but haven't had any issues with them other than the fact white wheels attract dirt like a magnet.
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    "That's why the snowflake wheels are being...

    "That's why the snowflake wheels are being replaced. "


    The snowflake wheels are/were under a recall? I have an 88 K100RS that had the new speedo put on before I bought it, but I never heard...
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    I have an 88 K100RS. On a trip into the shop a...

    I have an 88 K100RS.

    On a trip into the shop a couple of years ago, it wouldn't tune up properly and we noticed that the plug wires had dry-rotted and cracked.

    I had the initial sticker shock...
  10. Thread: Wheel Cleaning

    by cuervo
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    Simple Green or something similar as a degreaser....

    Simple Green or something similar as a degreaser.

    I spray some on and let it soak, spray again, and then rinse. I'll do this several times working my way down so that the crud doesn't dry again...
  11. Thread: Oil Filter

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    Unless they just changed things this year, all of...

    Unless they just changed things this year, all of the spin-on oil filters are the same for all of the BMWs.
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    Cold and hot rubber as dictacted by...

    <i>Cold</i> and <i>hot</i> rubber as dictacted by not riding in the last few hours vs. riding over the last few hours, respectively.

    "Cold" is ambient regardless if the temperature is 42 or 92 deg...
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    I have a K100RS but have also been told/read...

    I have a K100RS but have also been told/read various values.

    The best advice I've seen (from MOA, I believe), stated that you should fill your tires to whatever value gives a 10% pressure increase...
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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?threadi...

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?threadid=2538
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    On the K12s I couldn't say--perhaps someone else...

    On the K12s I couldn't say--perhaps someone else can answer.

    On my K100, the ABS only interrupts the pressure you're applying to the locking brake. If you've clamped down on the lever, the...
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    I agree with Kbasa: the bump or hole is...

    I agree with Kbasa:

    the bump or hole is causing a change in the amount of pressure the brakes are applying the pad, causing (what wants to be) a quick lockup.

    The ABS is jumping in very...
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    I have an 88, but that should be close enough...

    I have an 88, but that should be close enough that I can think of two things that may cause what you describe:

    1. The sight glass has become stained after all this time so it's brownish tint is...
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    If it's a small enough spot, use regular white modeling paint and then come back over it with clear lacquer.
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    Fork Spring Replacement Interval

    I'm still a few months away, but this fall I'll be replacing my steering bearing. Since the whole front end will have to be removed, I'm trying to think of other things to do at the same time. I'm...
  20. I believe BMW has a repair kit for them. I...

    I believe BMW has a repair kit for them.

    I think, though, it was intended to replace bolts that had broken off at the muffler and left a hole.

    The best fix--StaInTune.
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    We're stretching my memory now since I upgraded...

    We're stretching my memory now since I upgraded my brake lights long ago and added running lights, but....

    I seem to remember that the Ks have a single bulb with two filaments, one for running and...
  22. Thread: fuel lights

    by cuervo
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    On my 1988, I average 160-180 miles before...

    On my 1988, I average 160-180 miles before refueling, depending on the type of riding I'm doing.
  23. Thread: fuel lights

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    To expand on R75rider's answer: Since there is...

    To expand on R75rider's answer:

    Since there is not a petcock, there really isn't a reserve as well. On the 85s, you have one light come on at one level and then the next comes on at another (I...
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    Water/Oil Pump

    Just some info about the pump for anyone facing this issue in the future:

    To have the dealer rebuild the pump will be about $200-$250, much of which is labor. A new pump is $300-350 for the part...
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    1. Burned out brake light. 2. Make sure each...

    1. Burned out brake light.

    2. Make sure each lever makes the brake light come on independently of the other. If one doesn't, bad switch making the computer think the brake light is burned out.
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