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Old 04-28-2016, 01:31 PM
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Should I or shouldn't I? ( 1985 BMW K100RS )

Anyone's thoughts on a project bike, The bike has been out doors way to long maybe 20 years only 15k miles on it should I or shouldn't I? I've been thinking about this Cafe/ Street fighter style K100 I've seen any thoughts on what am I looking at as far as work and money to get the bike back up to par?
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:41 PM
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I? ( 1985 BMW K100RS )

I see these once in while pop up for $1500 or so around here. It's darn tempting. I'd like to do a café racer style one too. Seems somewhat straightforward presuming it's in good mechanical and electrical shape. Strip off the plastics and away you go!
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I? ( 1985 BMW K100RS )

Thank Nick, The bike comes from a family member fom Vacaville CA. It's been outside in the backyard although we've been going through a drought it's been outside about twenty years not sheltered only 15kmiles for 750.00 or there abouts with lots of extras thinking I might be able to sell the parts I wouldn't need to pay for the expense for the bike but what will it take to get it back up and running hasn't been started or running in 20 years or so...
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Re: Should I or shouldn't I? ( 1985 BMW K100RS )

From what I've read, these tend to have the infamous spline issue. The splines strip due to them not getting lubed as often as they should.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FJbNifR8uA


There is one running and pretty in San Juan Batista...
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/5552799187.html

I'd think a R65 or something would be super cool too. I think I'd rather have a K100 though. Love the look of the K100 café...

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Re: Should I or shouldn't I? ( 1985 BMW K100RS )

Jim, It sounds as if you have already made your decision, but the questions to be asked are: 1) Do you the time, skill level, and resources to tackle the job, and 2) a 31 year old bike that has sat outside is going to need EVERYTHING. That being said on face value it sounds like a fun project just be aware of the budget. Parts prices tend to add up in a big hurry. I restored a 1976 Triumph TR6 ( the car) and while the parts were readily available you can end up quickly with more money in the "project" than you can ever hope to get out of it. Good luck and post some photos if you do the deed--would be quite interesting!

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