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Offline Dizney

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Greetings from the California Central Valley
« on: February 14, 2022, 05:34:24 PM »
Hey all!

Just picked myself up a '94 K1100LT with 59xxx on the ODO.
I got it from a guy out on the coast for 2k.
I was able to ride it 264 miles home and all I had to do was put gas in it with my hands being nice and toasty and my windscreen adjusted to perfection  :yar

She's missing some fairing parts and a few odds n ends but it sure feels like a happy bike.

I rode it to work next day and saw that my boot was torn on the rear-most runner coming out of the airbox.
So.. now she's in the shop in pieces.
Already have the injectors getting refurbished, new throttle body-manifold boots ordered, manifold o-rings ordered, gonna pick up some new fuel line and clamps today.

During disassembly, I tried to spin the fan blades. Feels like I got a siezed fan motor and the blades are just turning on the shaft. Gonna get a SPAL 6.5" as I've seen others do.

I also got some signs of age on the "throttle body vacuum distribution tube" part# 11151461834
Looks like the best price I can find is $150 for it.
Gonna get creative with shoe goo and some old bike inner-tube/heat shrink and see how it goes. Same on the air box runner.

She's missing some fairing parts, a temp guage, and fun enough the battery/ecu mounting bracket as well (gonna fab up something simple to hold them both). ABS is also acting up.. oh well

All in all I could've gotten one more complete than this but I'm happy with it and I'm looking forward to giving it a new lease on life.

Also got my Carbtune pro 4 on the way. Since I'm sure my TB's are gonna be just a hair off once I'm all done.

Anyways, here's some pics after I got it home!



Bonuses are the Ohlins rear shock and BMW factory lower seat (thanks frankenduck for the info!). I'm 5'10 and as this is my first bike over 400lbs, I appreciate the lower height.





  • Madera, CA
  • 1994 K1100LT

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2022, 07:21:38 PM »
Welcome!  It sounds like you are well on your way to getting your machine sorted.

Don't worry too much about parts, there seems to be a pretty good supply of usable K1100 parts on eBay.  Currently, the LT is not one of the more popular bikes in stock trim, and there are a lot of "customizers" hacking them up to make cafe bikes.  This results in lots of fairing parts being available on the used market.

If you can't find a used intake balance manifold on eBay, you can repair the crack with silicone self-amalgamating tape. 
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'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
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'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2022, 07:47:58 PM »
Once I had a Collie pup. Dug a hole and covered him up. Now I sit there by the hour. Waiting for a Collie-flower.
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Offline Dizney

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2022, 08:31:08 PM »
Welcome! 

Thanks!
Ya I've seen that searching around, lots of cafe racers.
More parts for me!  :superhappy

you can repair the crack with silicone self-amalgamating tape. 
a.k.a. Rescue Tape

That looks like the stuff I need. Was a little concerned about the 180F max temp on the shoe goo.
500F gives a bit better margin of safety.
Thanks guys!
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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2022, 10:30:13 PM »
Thanks!
Ya I've seen that searching around, lots of cafe racers.
More parts for me!  :superhappy

The spare parts sorta offsets some of the bad Karma for what they do to the bikes to customize them.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline Dizney

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2022, 11:52:54 AM »
The spare parts sorta offsets some of the bad Karma for what they do to the bikes to customize them.

No kidding there's a blue one that got dismantled and they're selling all the LT parts, essentially. It was a beautiful bike 177381
I don't even really want to buy the fairing I need because the paint is really nice and I'd be repainting it for my bike

Might get the whole lower set though and go 2 tone :euro:
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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2022, 02:32:13 PM »
Do you just need the lowers, or is the radiator cowl missing too? 

Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the color.  If you are willing to wait a little while, it's a very good chance the color you need will come up on eBay. 

Your bike looks like it is gray.  I don't know which color code it has, but there are some parts on eBay that look like they might match.  They look like they are color code 679.  I'd check with the seller to see if they can confirm the color code and if they'll combine shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/403004492820?fits=Model%3AK1100LT%7CMake%3ABMW&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item5dd4f08c14:g:kFoAAOSw2XddyHjM&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsS%252BMKizvpuEDUfX4dvRWfUzSKFOMS%252Bwbv34UVnpKu9CP5Sy0Igefrs2b8UUK2G6mpOgutz57J%252F50awsJfAdyXF7zgocIPrvFQa2FePAEsxfbClWztwDe7cFIfiKJiKsc08CZz3FgE11wp%252Br1Fd4gHQcYaw%252ByhWZWuXYfTX71w3p%252FfdHpSU%252Fd2cb7EWaySlIbTRFQBYY82oLDEAHzWn1e5KT%252FdoTke2ytx1zX80NZ%252FvM%252BrMrQA233ALNELy9LpbcfylJjcmFUUWFpGXNEhH0mZnylHxZAjN3bekMLkY1nTpcbyWq7I4y%252Fha8Km9sCrCc%252F8%252BStxXvM315jZYLxSx6TAuk6IAf5gqkakJsG%252BS4OXIo93K%252F7saKTZDovnobaVkRV6us3AJ0Y%252BQSEWC2WB4LfmWpPa6VYgmwU2mgrDtGLF5Wtq1onXnf%252FbC84LhCjjgOh8pB3gSsR3BWIaF4au9MewBJJNi2KPOwTgqfK62UK0pkztEYAie4kT9H1GWYErzZiSVYfWS1BQZ8RWUW3m0agGfRlIxQn36xJo4nzOM4j7q7nHYeD0NYIsmwnJr7jNj2BI%252BEvUZTRk7u2jW36kEwKAGPA76rHor3bSOZ2gWIuhYFG0BEKrTV7%252BnCyl%252FQN731cSIPSKB9OMRe7TayQYYeZ%252BAhoHkNLb6wMP7pkLDQJD7k3b0wQtVa%252FiZ7D7%252ByeTOzKoubhH1qKBqe1jyvOsuo1evgEBoZl9ti%252BvQVA3hUE1vecL6CS4x0LeE8z6dtG%252BBw8Ta%252FeHJGC%252BCDn7s0vara4UG5W%252BEJOShO5p59vNpuSs6G6GGWAqMukdYT5Y6%252BjU2lSen9RWAlBXX8fp%252BAQddIUkwTg%253D%253D%7Cclp%3A2334524%7Ctkp%3ABFBM0InX7d9f

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174848105747?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D237147%26meid%3D983121f2aa7447a187fdcbebc62c0dc1%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D403004492820%26itm%3D174848105747%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseWebMskuAspectsV202110NoVariantSeedWithTargetEncode&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A174848105747983121f2aa7447a187fdcbebc62c0dc1%7Cenc%3AAQAGAAACMN6yBz0UrNI8HTpLrVlyMx3zVKHqSUnSNNyNJRfyVv3Pzx1onpHolpSeu7435AY3CL3Jc4mMnUGBnb6Ks548oTQ4lrpo1YfSXiUe7qeLWzc3RIwBSE0miSKhVwU2CuhZvQ4tR7xuAdzjDLySKKsDdrs3T01CGy1h1Ecn75J0VTrqh3mevjWMx2nBOqceZ1O1BqKeK7X67hWCjIAjlyfZeWzzdtQR4G4QTkWAtJSwzBbxj5EZXEbMmRGyQ%252Bf05LDxeKhMCn9TqMzJUx71dHjgP7vKL9SbTTUOV5ZGsqbxBIHcEjKly7FJkBYV8hlSryC9XaX1Ih03FM4cI%252FQv8LMQw2DgN8AsI9xtb3fSy%252BUdjRqsDXCLmNG7SxxgyHmfHMHKfNCObvp7iL2Rn0WVq7Dxz2pRWqAp2Q%252Fy7J99ncDiIOM1BZ7j%252F8jP%252FPLhDz4vE5c3Fp7wEhy9vJV40CN7WYsXM4Oa53hhB9jt%252FAxmsHY%252F0Q6yKjxuCCfImCNAUuIWHIQlWaqM9PUY6m%252BzklP0un%252Fs08wAMLcflGhVp%252BfOpm7A8uI%252FZrX7YKagAKRssDOMuOWp7Ma3srAAuiUgWQAD7%252FAbBgflxP9wtp5Qkky8JVLdcrWmyteMtkWCaqfgNXiTRrvAgWZgch%252FopGbfpiMtzgh7ysG97BbWiLG5RbfaoGpfPxl5W92BpC7u5X4zWU%252FqyPSq9bciLtN%252F2OzwQcTF3h5%252B6Qa%252FqHWp%252FNjML5fi8AKGyxY5%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2047675
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  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"

Offline Dizney

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2022, 03:54:57 PM »
Do you just need the lowers, or is the radiator cowl missing too? 

Your bike looks like it is gray.  I don't know which color code it has, but there are some parts on eBay that look like they might match.  They look like they are color code 679.


Just the lower right fairing, and maybe a belly pan & front tire rear fender... I kinda like the look its got as is, though!
But shoot that looks like my guy! He's got some of the plastic pieces I'm missing too to combine the shipping.
Thanks for finding that!
And you nailed it, my bike is color code 679. "Classic Schwarz"

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Last night I went down a rabbit hole and re-did all the wiring connections under the tank... found out why the hazards aren't working!
No luck on the ABS fault yet though. I do have the battery on a tender right now. I'm gonna give the ABS another reset and rule that out once its back on the road.
  • Madera, CA
  • 1994 K1100LT

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2022, 04:28:53 PM »
belly pan

FYI: There is no BP for the K1100LT.

When you find a right lower to buy try to get the seller to include the mounting hardware.
Once I had a Collie pup. Dug a hole and covered him up. Now I sit there by the hour. Waiting for a Collie-flower.
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Offline Dizney

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2022, 05:32:15 PM »
FYI: There is no BP for the K1100LT.

When you find a right lower to buy try to get the seller to include the mounting hardware.

Ooof! Probably would've spent way longer than I should have trying to find one SMH... lol
I shouldve probably noticed that when I took the left side off!
But good call, will do. I think I got the brackets I need but it would be sweet if it got delivered with all the screws and their little rubber bushings they have.
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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2022, 05:44:02 PM »
Looks like you also need a right side engine bar.  That needs a bracket at the bottom to mount it to the bottom of the oil sump. Try to find a right side engine bar that includes that bracket. That bracket is somewhat rare and no longer available from BMW.

Bracket:
https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/PartsSearch.aspx?&searchtype=undefined&parts=46712303068
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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2022, 05:58:26 PM »
Try to find a right side engine bar that includes that bracket. That bracket is somewhat rare and no longer available from BMW.

Glad I was gentle with them then, when I took the left side off!
Thanks though, I wasn't thinking about the mounting bracket for engine bars. Just the fairings.
I'm definitely gonna need that.
Saw a pristine pair on ebay, might go that route and just sell my left bar.

The BMW dealer in my area is having a swap meet this Saturday.
I'm gonna wait til I check that out just in case and then get ordering on the cosmetics.
Really hoping to get lucky on some cases, those seem to be pretty hard to come by in a matching set that isn't blown apart.

In that vein, whats a good search term for the "GEN 3" side cases?
  • Madera, CA
  • 1994 K1100LT

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2022, 07:57:54 PM »
BMW K100 Cases
BMW K100 Pannierrs
BMW K100 Sadddlebags

Repeat the above replacing K100 with K1100 and K75.  That will bring up pretty much all the listings on eBay
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

Past:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
'89 K100RS Special Edition "Special Ed"
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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2022, 09:09:18 PM »
In that vein, whats a good search term for the "GEN 3" side cases?

Try this search on ebay. You can save searches on ebay and ebay sends you a daily email of new items that meet that search.

bmw (k75, k100, k1100, r80, r100) (case, luggage, pannie)


The Gen 3 cases have rubber on lower and leading edges of the outer half:


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Offline Dizney

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Re: Greetings from the California Central Valley
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2022, 10:25:57 AM »
Ok sweet thanks for all the help guys. 👍

The plan for now is get the fuel/air, fan retrofit, and my battery/ecu mount sorted. Then some fresh tires, a new front at least, and ride it til it's 100 outside. Then I'll get to greasin'

Would like to go 20k miles with it with just basic consumables  :motopopo
  • Madera, CA
  • 1994 K1100LT

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