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Offline SpecialK

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New owner 1987 K100RS
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:28:34 PM »
Greetings, I am new to the Forum. I had restored a 1971 R75/5 back in 2011 and was always curious about the flat 4 brick K bikes so after all these years (8), I couldn't resist when a local K100RS with 15k miles came on the market that had been sitting 10 years and not running. I pulled the trigger and now it is in my garage awaiting restoration. The project should not be too dificult as the bike has been garaged since new and seems well taken care of. The main challenge I think will be getting the old fuel out, replacing all the fuel delivery sytems and gauge, cleaning the tank, replacing battery, and possibly the fuel injectors and going from there to get it started. So any advice would be welcome.
Thanks, John
  • Wappingers Falls, New York
  • 1987 K100RS
"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him". Proverbs 18:17

Offline billday

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 06:48:33 AM »
Nice bike! Lots of useful knowledge here, keep us posted on your project. And put up some pics!
  • New York State, USA 10977
  • 1985 K100

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 08:43:22 AM »
Welcome from the other end of the state!
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
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'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline Laitch

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:54:26 AM »
Welcome from the PRV. Start a thread and post some photos in the Classic Motobricks section. Good luck with your moto.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
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Offline Chaos

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 11:05:39 AM »
all the rubber bits are suspect, from the tires to the crankcase vent hose.  Except the coolant hoses, they seem to be made from indestructorubber.  And if you have the rear brake fluid reservoir that visible beneath the battery cover they tend to become brittle with age and fall apart.
  • 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 SpecialK

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 09:05:47 AM »
Thanks to all who replied. As soon as I take care of the title I will start work on the bike and post the progress. I am not much of a forum user so posting may be slow!
  • Wappingers Falls, New York
  • 1987 K100RS
"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him". Proverbs 18:17

Offline SpecialK

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 07:34:35 PM »
Started the project thread over in the Classic Motobrick section. First post June 14, second one today. It is actually hard to focus on tearing apart the bike and remembering to take photos along the way, especially with greasy hands.
  • Wappingers Falls, New York
  • 1987 K100RS
"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him". Proverbs 18:17

Offline rdivy725

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2019, 07:51:02 AM »
Greetings, I am new to the Forum. I had restored a 1971 R75/5 back in 2011 and was always curious about the flat 4 brick K bikes so after all these years (8), I couldn't resist when a local K100RS with 15k miles came on the market that had been sitting 10 years and not running. I pulled the trigger and now it is in my garage awaiting restoration. The project should not be too dificult as the bike has been garaged since new and seems well taken care of. The main challenge I think will be getting the old fuel out, replacing all the fuel delivery sytems and gauge, cleaning the tank, replacing battery, and possibly the fuel injectors and going from there to get it started. So any advice would be welcome.
Thanks, John

Do you still have the 71 R75/5? That was my first bike. Sold it about 10 years ago and miss it. Curious to see pics
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline natalena

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 02:54:36 PM »
Welcome John, that's a great looking RS. Sounds like you can turn a wrench, and will have her purring again soon.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

Offline SpecialK

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2019, 11:37:18 PM »
Do you still have the 71 R75/5? That was my first bike. Sold it about 10 years ago and miss it. Curious to see pics

No, like you I sold it about 8 years ago. I will put up some pics of it.

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  • Wappingers Falls, New York
  • 1987 K100RS
"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him". Proverbs 18:17

Offline SpecialK

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Re: New owner 1987 K100RS
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2019, 11:40:49 PM »
Welcome John, that's a great looking RS. Sounds like you can turn a wrench, and will have her purring again soon.

I think so too! Thanks for the encouragement.
  • Wappingers Falls, New York
  • 1987 K100RS
"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him". Proverbs 18:17

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