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Offline Elwood P Dowd

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New guy from London Ohio
« on: February 26, 2019, 07:17:11 PM »
 Hello all, I just picked up my first BMW motorcycle. She's a 1985 K100ST with 75,000 miles on the clock. So far I'm still getting hre tuned up after sitting idle for 3 years but she doesn't run half bad.











  • London, Ohio
  • 1985 K100

Offline rdivy725

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 07:48:43 PM »
Stunning! Welcome to the club
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2002 R1150R, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2002 R1150R
2013 Triumph Thunderbird
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Offline jakgieger

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 08:57:18 PM »
Welcome :bmwsmile
  • Kansas USA
  • 1989 K100rs se
"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline Chaos

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 09:59:28 PM »
Nice, looks like a survivor with a minimum of hillbilly "improvements"
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline Laitch

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 10:23:22 PM »
Welcome! Thanks for the photos. Be sure to make full use the Repair Guidance section and the site's search instructions as you rehabilitate your moto. Good luck with it.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 10:36:18 PM »
Nice looking bike!  Gonna be a sweet long distance runner.  The miles have been kind to it so far.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
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Offline natalena

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 05:56:27 AM »
Welcome, and great looking brick. The rear shock is really a nice touch. Euromotoelectric, Max BMW, and Motobins are your friends for parts. Good luck getting her back to the road.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

Offline Elwood P Dowd

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 06:03:20 PM »
Welcome, and great looking brick. The rear shock is really a nice touch. Euromotoelectric, Max BMW, and Motobins are your friends for parts. Good luck getting her back to the road.

 Unfortunately that rear shock needs rebuilt so I need to find someone that can do that since that company went out of business
  • London, Ohio
  • 1985 K100

Offline natalena

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 07:56:08 PM »
It's worth calling Beemer Shop (831) 438-1100, as they work with suspensions and may be able to rebuild or point you in a good direction.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

Offline Elwood P Dowd

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Re: New guy from London Ohio
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 09:41:47 PM »
 Thanks I'll check them out.
  • London, Ohio
  • 1985 K100

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