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  Topic: J & M Headsets

Replies: 1
Views: 52

PostForum: For Sale   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:03 am   Subject: J & M Headsets
I always wondered what that coiled cord was that came with my bike... now I know.
  Topic: NZ

Replies: 4
Views: 280

PostForum: Campfire   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:54 pm   Subject: NZ
What do you mean exactly?

What we mean, "Oscar", is that you probably need to put something in your sig about the K bike you ride, and start posting about K bikes. That's what the forum i ...
  Topic: Tail Light Not working

Replies: 4
Views: 309

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:56 pm   Subject: Tail Light Not working
Lou - I haven't had much luck with Asian bulbs - get a Phillips bulb made in Germany - they're the best. Give that a try. Is the bulb monitor bulb good?
  Topic: Remove cyclonic air separator

Replies: 3
Views: 351

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:31 am   Subject: Remove cyclonic air separator
Same mod on the K. Definitely have vacuum at idle.

  Topic: Seized brakes

Replies: 29
Views: 1207

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 pm   Subject: Seized brakes
Brake fluid needs to be changed every year or two (I change or have it changed every year).

Your bike must be at least 20 - 22 years old - or more.

Yes - definitely change the brake lines - the ...
  Topic: K1100RS Fork seal life.

Replies: 4
Views: 424

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:16 pm   Subject: K1100RS Fork seal life.
Bob - I think I have put over 50,000 on the K since the forks were rebuilt - at least 40,000 - put gaiters on then - no leaks yet.
  Topic: Front wheel on backwards

Replies: 6
Views: 587

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:06 pm   Subject: Front wheel on backwards
Mark - it's actually very easy to remove and replace the front wheel - doesn't take long at all. You'd have to get the tyre removed and flipped to get it right, though.

Sloppy MOT? Obviously, the A ...
  Topic: K1100 front brake rotor replacements

Replies: 1
Views: 646

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:45 am   Subject: K1100 front brake rotor replacements
Good to know - thanks!

  Topic: Interesting video about oil filters

Replies: 4
Views: 946

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:50 pm   Subject: Interesting video about oil filters
Thanks, John. Interesting.

Of course, I wouldn't use any of those on the bikes - especially the R - that one has the long, thin, folding filter...

Wonder how Mahle and Baldwin compare...
  Topic: 1997 K1100LT in California - 1800, all offers considered.

Replies: 2
Views: 349

PostForum: For Sale   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:09 am   Subject: 1997 K1100LT in California - 1800, all offers considered.
Try this link: (I think it's the right one)

  Topic: New to me '97 K11LT, but what is it?

Replies: 10
Views: 1494

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:07 am   Subject: New to me '97 K11LT, but what is it?

Some LTs came with silver forks? I thought that was just some of the black/silver RS bikes.

Drake - as far as I know, the 97's came with polished metal forks. I think mine is all original ...
  Topic: New to me '97 K11LT, but what is it?

Replies: 10
Views: 1494

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:11 pm   Subject: New to me '97 K11LT, but what is it?
SE has Special Edition printed either on the speedometer or odometer - can't look right now.

Also polished metal forks with clear coat - but not sure if that's an SE thing or a Highline thing.
  Topic: Urgent front fork help, far West Texas

Replies: 24
Views: 3440

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: Urgent front fork help, far West Texas
The other vulnerable part is the the spring retainer #31 42 2 312 064 (cap at the very top). They will strip out a nano second after the torque wrench clicks. Luckily, the entire top cap / spring reta ...
  Topic: Urgent front fork help, far West Texas

Replies: 24
Views: 3440

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:29 am   Subject: Urgent front fork help, far West Texas
"My concern is now most of the damping is being done by the right hand side and if that fails"

If I remember... left side is compression, right side is rebound.

Fork seals are readily ...
  Topic: Front fender extender

Replies: 4
Views: 1103

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:57 pm   Subject: Front fender extender
Last one I got for the LT came from Motorworks - or someplace in the UK... can't find it right now. Don't have time to check it with the fiche - according to Boneyard the extender fits the LT and the ...
  Topic: Sidestand do's and dont's?

Replies: 8
Views: 1538

PostForum: Tech   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: Sidestand do's and dont's?
Hey Isaac - I probably wouldn't leave the bike on the side stand for months, but it's fine for stops, overnights, even days at a time.

Yes, oil will run back in, but it burns off pretty quickly - ...
  Topic: The end of Rolling Thunder

Replies: 3
Views: 523

PostForum: Campfire   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:46 pm   Subject: The end of Rolling Thunder
I know others might feel differently about this event, but I, for one, am happy to hear the end of the thunder. Having listened to motorcycles with straight pipes rumbling back and forth 24 hours a da ...
  Topic: New member on the far side of the pond

Replies: 3
Views: 513

PostForum: Campfire   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:38 pm   Subject: New member on the far side of the pond
But the R is faster, isn't it?


I had a '93 K-RS that I sold in a moment of madness.

Now I have settled for a '92 that is almost as fast. Laughing

  Topic: What could go wrong here?

Replies: 1
Views: 289

PostForum: Campfire   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:30 pm   Subject: What could go wrong here?

I guess nothing can go wrong here... the HP4


https ...
  Topic: BMW parts house

Replies: 1
Views: 464

PostForum: For Sale   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: BMW parts house
Beemer Boneyard (973) 775-3495

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