Ridin The “T” and the “Okay”: The K100

 Took out the BMW K100 yesterday .It was a cool day and I like this bike in cool climate.Have not ridden it since manner again in June or early July .It makes a lot of warmth so it isn’t a very good trip for summer season until one is touring.Appears after I’m going 70 mph down the freeway the warmth simply will get blown away however round city it is brutal.. On my trip in direction of the east I made a decision to cease in to see my outdated pal Tony who gave me this bike.Have not seen him in fairly a while so it was good to spend an hour simply catching up.It appears he has an issue together with his Moto Guzzi .He has  a flat rear tire and  the bike is out east at a home he owns there for a 12 months now.He tells me nobody will repair it for him,they declare it is too outdated and bla bla  bla.It is a 1997 ! He instructed me this mechanic was telling him he must take the rear drive unit out to get the wheel off.What an fool this man is.It is really easy to dismount the rear wheel from the bike to repair so I instructed him I’ll exit with him and pull the wheel so he can take it in for a brand new tire then return and remount it on the bike.It actually amazes me how dumbed down folks have change into . This man is meant to be a bike mechanic and might’t even determine methods to take away the wheel on a shaft drive bike . Tony was glad to see his outdated BMW .When he gave it to me it has useless on arrival.It hadn’t been run in 15 years or so and was saved with gas within the tank. What saved it was it was saved inside however even with being saved inside every part contained in the tank,the gas pump ,filter,the fuel degree sensor,and all of the wiring and features had been all rusted. I needed to rebuild the complete gas injection system . I additionally needed to rebuild the brake system and determine all of the wiring and laptop stuff.It was an actual schooling for me and now I apply what I discovered engaged on this bike to automobiles like my spouse’s 2002 Honda Accord and my little 2000 Chevy S10. You see ,the 1988 BMW’s methods are not any completely different that what was utilized by automobile makers within the early 2000s .So I thanked my pal for giving me the chance to study this with this bike. We’re each in out early 70’s and nonetheless driving so after we get his Moto Guzzi again in service we’ll go driving. That is what the within of the tank seemed like after I drained out the rusty murky brown coloured gasoline. At this level I used to be considering the tank was shot.Then to my shock I found it was aluminium  so I washed it out with acid and it seemed like new!

Then it was on to the remainder of the injection system

After I used to be completed I had a just about new 35 12 months outdated bike with 12,000 miles on it ! This was again in 2017 now it is 2022 and it has 26,000 + on it.It has been as much as the Adirondacks twice ,to PA a couple of instances , and Western New York State .I exploit it  . It is taken me a while to return to understand it however now I am on the level the place I’ve confidence in it and my skill to cope with it. So right now I trip it once more.Gonna placed on my leathers to maintain heat on this cool late October day and exit and put 100 or so miles on her.

Ain’t she SWEET !