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Offline JCL

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Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:44:13 PM »

* D0313353-5217-4288-98B4-23BC2B2E721C.jpeg (70.36 kB . 768x552 - viewed 300 times)Nobodies interested in me but youíll like my bike!
Iím 50yrs old and was hunting for a Pan Euro ST1100 and ended up with this pristine 1100LT-SE.  1993 with a mere 12100 miles and two owners.. two keys, original toolkit and owners pack etc.   couldnít resist it.   

Iíve owned a K75LT many years ago and enjoyed that for a year or so but never realistically expected to own another Brick tbh. 

Changed the engine, gearbox and final drive box oil which took all of ten minutes 🙂

Jon in sunny Northern Ireland UK

PS hope the mass of images donít bore you🙈
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  • 1993 K1100LT-SE

Offline Laitch

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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2022, 07:41:50 PM »
A carpeted garage makes for comfortable oil changes I'll bet. :laughing4-giggles:  Welcome, Jon, and thanks for displaying your photographic mastery with rare and exotic subject matter.  icon_cheers
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Offline JCL

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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 12:02:33 AM »
Hahaha, yes my knees remain intact carrying out oil changes on a carpeted floor🤣.

On a more serious note, in an effort to help any reader avoid making the same mistake I made yesterday - I havenít had my K1100LT long, two weeks  in fact and I broke it already - however I fixed it again quickly!  I had left the ignition on having foolishly used the kill switch to shut her down last ride so obviously the battery was dead.   I attempted to jump it from another battery piggy backed with jump leads and said battery not being man enough for the task caused the starter relay to stick closedÖ consequently when I replaced the old battery that I had killed with a new one and connected it the flippin bike would turn over despite kill switch and ignition off - I thought ďsheís keen!Ē.   

I was very worried I had caused major electrical damage but Google was my friend and I diagnosed the starter relay and located it under the tank and easily accessible with a minor raise of rank and I simply tapped it gently with a light hammer and hey presto , able to connect battery and bike fired right up in the normal way ie with ignition on and starter button!   Dodged a bullet and learnt a lesson, only ever attempt to start it with a healthy and adequate batteryÖ 🤔
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 08:56:21 AM »
"she's keen!"
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2022, 11:11:19 AM »
Welcome!  Nice bike you have there, I like that shade of blue.

I too, like working on a carpet.  Very easy on old joints when the garage is cold and damp and I have to get under the engine or transmission or when I am doing a spline lube.  My carpet is a cheaper and takes up a whole lot less room when I'm not using it than one of those fancy motorcycle lifts.  I get mine at the side of the road when someone is installing new carpet in their home.

Yeah, I'm a cheap bastard.
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2022, 11:45:04 AM »
Yes mine would always be an offcut going very cheap!   

Spline lubeÖ. Now thereís a subject that keeps appearing before my eyes on a screen🙈.   1993 with 12k miles, Iím unsure whether I should be fretting or not - age or mileage ??! 
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2022, 11:54:09 AM »
Personally, I would do it.  Chances are, at 12,000 miles it has probably never been done, and I am not sure of the lubrication properties of lube that is approaching 30 years old.  A couple hours spent getting into the drive shaft to look at it and put a little spline lube on it adds a lot to my peace of mind when far from home on a dark and stormy night. 

My personal approach is to do a complete maintenance, fluid change, and inspection on a "new" bike.  It finds a lot of "wow, I'm glad I found that" things the seller may, or may not, have known or mentioned when I bought it.  Also, there are things like rubber bits that do not age well.
  • 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 JCL

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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2022, 12:02:23 PM »
Good advice.   Iíll research the lube process .. new to me 🤷🏼🙈
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2022, 12:28:40 PM »
I too, like working on a carpet.
It should be added here that knee pads are not the exclusive tools of combat soldiers, production sex workers, religious pilgrims and roofers. They're usually available for the rest of us at hardware stores and in prices ranging from cheap bastard upward.
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2022, 12:31:30 PM »
Oooh, maybe they come in a unisex option and I can allow the wife to borrow them on occasion 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2022, 03:42:12 PM »
Yes mine would always be an offcut going very cheap!   

Spline lubeÖ. Now thereís a subject that keeps appearing before my eyes on a screen🙈.   1993 with 12k miles, Iím unsure whether I should be fretting or not - age or mileage ??!

Drive shaft splines don't wear on K1100s like they do on K75s/K100s.

If you do lube the drive shaft splines on a K1100 then it is important to have the U-Joints at both ends phased properly.
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2022, 03:52:53 PM »
Thank you - Iíll not fret about that just yet then. 
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Offline milq

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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2022, 10:57:29 PM »
Looks to be very well cared for, congrats!
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2022, 06:25:58 PM »
Four months in and admittedly I havenít put many miles on this but I have well and truly bonded with itÖ took me a little while to adjust to the revvy nature of the four pots in relation to say a large BMW boxer but itís so smooth and quite rapid over 4.5 rpm and comfortable and gorgeous to simply gaze at with a coffee in hand!!   
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2022, 06:08:14 AM »
great example.
when I owned one my friends particularly liked to light their smokes with my on board cigarette lighter while i was popping the next cassette into the tape deck :laughing4-giggles:
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Re: Photos, Photos I know thatís all you want🤣
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2022, 09:13:19 AM »
Hahhahaha brilliant 🤣🤣.  I myself canít source and cassettes even from my local charity shops 🤣
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2022, 11:22:12 PM »
congrats on the rugby, if u follow it.
great team
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