Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: SMOKE at start-up on side stand, NO smoke parked on center stand ! - mind-bender ???
Hmmm, looks like someone has been looking in Bert's K100 forum and taken note od my comments, no probs there. I wasn't aware that the K1200 rings are not pinned, or maybe some year models are ? Who knows. But speaking of differences in the engines I also note that the K12 crankshaft can be reground, whereas the K100 crankshafts were hard chromed and ground, hence non repairable. I wonder if this stopped due to expense ? I know it is certainly a high quality crankshaft in the K100.
1987 Yamaha TY250R
1991 Aprilia Climber 280
1988 K100RT (the pack horse)
2005 K1200LTE Light yellow metallic