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#891104 09/19/22 4:02 am
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After staring at it for two years since it left me stranded with a broken drive shaft (I suspect the bottom U-joint), I finally found a buyer for my K100RS.
The new owner stopped by and put it on his trailer today. Dude said that he has a wrecked one at home and can probably fix it with parts from that bike.
We had some difficulty loading it as the shaft tended to lock up occasionally, but we finally got it to roll long enough to get a running start up the ramp.
Money in my pocket and a new project for a man who appreciates those bikes, win win.
Now I got more space in my carport for another bike. Maybe I'll find something at Barber. laugh


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72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
72 T150V "Wotan"

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Well Good for You! I have had mine listed a few times and can’t get a decent offer so just keeping it.
IMHO, BMW K bikes up to about the mid ‘90s are a lot of MC for cheap money. Parts for one,… not so cheap! They are also a good example of “ making the common man a mechanic” or how ever that saying goes. It amazes me how little they will sell for, but then it also is a surprise to learn you’ll have to grease the splines occasionally…..

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Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
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Term "Bavarian Money Waster" strikes again?

DavidP #891315 09/21/22 3:42 am
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I could agree with that ……………..


Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
DavidP #891316 09/21/22 3:55 am
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BMW= complicated engineering solutions to problems that didn’t exist.

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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Well Good for You! I have had mine listed a few times and can’t get a decent offer so just keeping it.
IMHO, BMW K bikes up to about the mid ‘90s are a lot of MC for cheap money. Parts for one,… not so cheap! They are also a good example of “ making the common man a mechanic” or how ever that saying goes. It amazes me how little they will sell for, but then it also is a surprise to learn you’ll have to grease the splines occasionally…..
Yeah, I'm still temped by ads for reasonably priced K75s. Maybe 100lbs lighter would work better? But there's still that sloppy shaft-drive shifting with the wrong foot.
I greased the splines at the rear when I changed tires, total PITA to grease the ones at the clutch so I didn't. Maybe I used the wrong grease, but I'd really feel bad if I hadn't lubed them. I suspect that it was that joint in your picture which failed. I would have fixed it, but I never really liked that bike. I can pack almost as much stuff on my Trident, and it's more fun to ride after I get to the mountains. laugh
Have you ever visited motobrick.com forum? Lots of expert advice and service information. That's where I posted mine for sale.

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DavidP #891356 09/21/22 2:37 pm
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Yup,……..
Have you ever visited motobrick.com forum? Lots of expert advice and service information.
That site is as helpful as this one for questions and answers. So far after 15+ yrs there, still friendly too, and like here it’s my only “social media”!

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Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
DavidP #891360 09/21/22 2:59 pm
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I had my 85 K100RS for 13 years and 100000 miles. Never did much more than oil and tire changes. Lubed the clutch splines once and was told by the dealer ship that the 83 thru 85 had no issues with that as the splines were coarser than the later ones and not prone to failure like the fine splines. I like it well enough, but it was a tank compared to the Suzuki Bandit I replaced it with in 2007.


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“[i]A Tank[i]….. That’s the truth. Now at 74 I have issues just pushing it around the garage! I guess if it ever falls over again, I’ll just walk away. Since the tread has morphed into K’s and “making men mechanics….” Yes, the clutch and spline work is not for the faint of heart!

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Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
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I had an 88 K100RS and rode the daylights out of it for a few years. Always loved the bike at speed and hated it trying to move it around in the driveway or in a parking lot. Dropped mine more than once… if it starts to go there’s little to do other than get clear.
Basically had to give mine away, tried for 2-3 years to sell it, I think I finally got 600.00 for it and we fired it up when the guy came to pick it up. He was pleased and I was like “get this bike outta my sight”.

I had a pretty good run with BMWs and I’m not saying it’s 100% over.


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DavidP #891443 09/22/22 12:24 am
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Yeah, I’ve come to the reality that when I really need it gone, I’ll have to do a Fire Sale! After I dropped it in the garage (against my Wife’s Highlander) and broke a bunch of plastic, it was expensive to get the bits, and then Paint, and W/S etc. Of course the priority was not the BMW. So while it was on non-ops, I did all the hoses, plugs, and swapped out the final drive to get the trigger ring for the speedo working again. Bottom line is, the bottom line got stupid $, and now I have trouble just giving it away after getting it running good. ………. Just knocked wood………


Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
DavidP #891905 09/28/22 3:07 am
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I got a text message from the new owner today with a picture of the problem. Just as I suspected, right at the rear U joint. I expect that the earlier ones, without the Paralever shaft, are harder to break.
The first time I ever took it off the center stand it fell over. I had to wait until my neighbor came home to help me lift it. I've watched those videos of women picking up Harley dressers, doesn't work with the K.
A "tank"? Yes, and I always felt like a panzer kommander riding it. laughing

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"Gosh, it's not a 1/4 20, must be metric."

72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
72 T150V "Wotan"

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