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Offline Grant

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New K100 owner from Canada
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:21:44 PM »
Hello all, I just bought a 1984 K100, 32,000 original km's. I took it out for a ride and noticed a few drops of oil from the rear weep hole, the next ride there was a small puddle of fresh engine oil under the center stand. Looks like a rear main seal or clutch o-ring problem.


I Ordered all of the necessary parts and will be replacing the rear main seal in the next few days. I am not that unhappy, I look at this as an opportunity to get to know the bike and will fix any other issues as I work my way to the seal. The bike sat unused for 2 years and that is probably why the seal failed. It came with a full service record all done by BMW mechanics. I added up the service biils and it came to over $6,000 Canadian for the first 32,000 km!


I have been riding bikes for 37 years now and have always done my own maintenance, (BMW mechanics will not be pleased). I intend to convert it to a scrambler style bike. I really like the stripped down rugged look.


I am happy to join this forum and look forward to any help any of you can give me. I have already done a lot of searching and have found some excellent advice on how to fix the oil leak.


Cheers from Canada eh!


Ps. if there is anyone near Abbotsford BC, give me a shout, I won't mind swapping stories.
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Offline Skunky

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 03:19:33 AM »
Welcome to the pleasuredome. For an amateur grease monkey there is no finer forum. Also check out the Chris Harris YouTube videos. Very useful indeed.
You will find the K to be a well put together machine. Sometimes too well put together.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 05:40:25 AM »
Welcome, Grant. Post a photo or two of your bike here then start a thread in the Custom K bikes section to show us what is happening.
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Offline johnny

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 07:48:24 PM »
these canadicans are taking over the world... we need outta nafta now...
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Offline Grant

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 08:34:12 PM »
We have what you need. Trump already has a good deal.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 09:17:03 PM »
We have what you need.
We don't need more crime. :giggles  We need high quality profiteroles.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
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I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline Grant

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 11:09:57 PM »
Fresh fried beaver tails with maple syrup.
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Offline johnny

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 12:18:25 AM »
southern man donts need no canadican around anyhow...
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Offline Martin

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 02:40:45 AM »
Welcome to the asylum from OZ.
Regards Martin.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 07:19:35 AM »
Fresh fried beaver tails with maple syrup.
Way ahead of you there, Grant. We've been offering the more succulent parts for generations; furthermore, maple syrup was invented here. :giggles

  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline Grant

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 11:47:44 PM »
Here ia picture of the bike.
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Offline Skunky

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 07:44:25 PM »
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Offline kris

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 07:41:03 AM »
Welcome from the other side of the country (almost). Nice-looking bike. Mine is the same colour...it's a little odd but whatever. I think you'll find your bike will love you for taking her out at every opportunity. Mine sat for 9 years and didn't want to start. After I got her running she felt a little rough and simply got better with every outing. I think we all know machines don't like to sit (or shouldn't....just like humans!). You will be amazed at the quality of the parts that went into these bikes. They are not perfect but they are reliable workhorses and kinda quirky. Mine is happiest on the highway around 4500 to 5000 rpm (plus, if you want). I call her my "highway queen". 

Good luck with the repairs. I'm sure you've been "spline advised" to death already but, if not, give them a good cleaning and a proper lubing with good moly grease.

Cheers!
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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 07:42:32 AM »
One more thing.....Johnny's got a big heart. He just likes to flex those mid-western muscles once in a while to let us know who's boss bmp
  • In the Hammer!! Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1986 K100RT (Heinz) 2004 Kawasaki Concours (Eddy) 2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 (Linda) Previous: 1968 Honda CD175 1973 Kawasaki S2350 1975 Honda CB550K
"I got bike fever bad!!"

Offline Grant

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Re: New K100 owner from Canada
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 09:34:04 AM »
Harmless banter, not a problem. I have all of the parts and the expensive lube. I will start wrenching this weekend, I want to take my time and fix any problems on my way to the main seal. My goal is to get it mechanically sound before I get into any modifications.
  • Abbotsford BC Canada
  • 1984 K100 0005895

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