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1995 K1100LT in Berlin, Germany

 
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flybd5
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: 1995 K1100LT in Berlin, Germany Reply with quote

Just bought me a 1995 K1100LT in excellent condition. Previous owner was a 73 year old man here in Berlin, Germany who bought it sight unseen and had it shipped, only to find out he's too short to ride it. I got an excellent deal, below trade-in-value. Don't find these deals very often and when I do I snap them up.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE!!! Incredibly clean! Enjoy!
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flybd5
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
NICE!!! Incredibly clean! Enjoy!


Thank you. That's the plan, once I work out the minor kinks. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though the red ones are faster I sttill really like my black 93.
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86 K75C w/paralever, hi perf cams,TURBO!
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flybd5
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
Even though the red ones are faster I sttill really like my black 93.


Ummm, ok, but mine's violet.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the color scheme code under the seat?


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86 K75C w/paralever, hi perf cams,TURBO!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
What's the color scheme code under the seat?


689.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this is weird. 689 comes up as Mystic Red but there is not a single molecule of red paint anywhere on the bike. The luggage matches. I wonder if the color scheme codes in Germany are different. The only match I can find for my color on the web is 708 Navana Violet.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure looks black to me in the picture. Note that 679 (Classic Black) is a metallic dark graphite color but if you look very closely at the paint you'll see that it contains violet and green flecks in it so under different lighting conditions by different eyeballs the perceived color might vary.

Color scheme codes are the same for all countries.
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86 K75C w/paralever, hi perf cams,TURBO!
91 & 92 K75Ss
91 K1
86 custom K100
14 WR250R
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flybd5
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
Sure looks black to me in the picture. Note that 679 (Classic Black) is a metallic dark graphite color but if you look very closely at the paint you'll see that it contains violet and green flecks in it so under different lighting conditions by different eyeballs the perceived color might vary.

Color scheme codes are the same for all countries.


I get what you mean but mine is definitely violet. You can argue that with my painter wife. Smile

This pic at a different angle shows the color better. Look at the tank paint.

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Mike d
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't there a K75 model with a similar colour tank?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. That's a dark violet. Just didn't come out well in the first pic I guess.

Very odd that it would have the wrong paint scheme code of 689. Hard to imagine that someone would keep the old paint code sticker if they repainted it so I'd guess a mixup at the factory when the bike was built.

If a bike's been repainted you can usually tell by looking at the insides of the side/battery covers or underside of the gas tank..
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86 K75C w/paralever, hi perf cams,TURBO!
91 & 92 K75Ss
91 K1
86 custom K100
14 WR250R
IBA #17739 (SS1K, BBG, 50CC)
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flybd5
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally figured out how to decode my weird German VIN. The last 7 digits on what would be the US VIN are at the beginning.

So I found out mine is a Special Edition model with ABS II and the color code on the frame is wrong. It says 689 but the color is 708, Navarra Violet.

Options are:

X352A Special Model Special Edition
Q473A Package K1100LT Special Edition
X519A Heated Handlebar Grips
X524A Anti Block System ABS
X582A Catalytic Converter With Mixture Control
X671A Engine Protection Bar
X701A Power Reduction Of 15 KW
X726A Radio Factory Prep Without Speaker

That X582A, I thought was not required in Germany at the time. And X701A power reduction? i wonder if that can be removed with a chip change on the Motronic unit.

X726A explains why the dealer could not get me the radio unlock code. I will have to pull the radio, get the mfg and serial number and see where I can find the code. It must have been installed between then and now.
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