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K100RS back from the dead

Last night I resurrected a 1988 K100RS from an ethanol induced coma... (the fuel pump crapped out on my friend's bike a couple of years ago).

After getting the old fuel and gunk out of the tank and replacing the fuel pump (and filter and screen) using a kit from beemer boneyard, the bike fired right up and runs pretty well. It goes and stops too.

Now that the bike is running, its time for 12K service, coolant flush, and brake flush.

The bike is now mine and both front mirrors are in pretty rough shape. I'd like to avoid paying $240 each for new ones so I'm looking for used ones. I haven't seen much on beemer boneyard or ebay. Any ideas on where to find some?


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Last night I resurrected a 1988 K100RS from an ethanol induced coma... (the fuel pump crapped out on my friend's bike a couple of years ago).

After getting the old fuel and gunk out of the tank and replacing the fuel pump (and filter and screen) using a kit from beemer boneyard, the bike fired right up and runs pretty well. It goes and stops too.

Now that the bike is running, its time for 12K service, coolant flush, and brake flush.

The bike is now mine and both front mirrors are in pretty rough shape. I'd like to avoid paying $240 each for new ones so I'm looking for used ones. I haven't seen much on beemer boneyard or ebay. Any ideas on where to find some?
E-bay has a good selection of "K" bits, I keep iron pig running with a little help from e-bay, but there is also your local friendly scrap yard, a lot of car parts fit on the K, like I just installed a fuel pump from a Ford, a windscreen motor from a Hyundai one or two pieces from a Fiat, a generic car fuel filter and other odd bits and bats.
There are even some bits from a plumbers.
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E-bay has a good selection of "K" bits, I keep iron pig running with a little help from e-bay, but there is also your local friendly scrap yard, a lot of car parts fit on the K, like I just installed a fuel pump from a Ford, a windscreen motor from a Hyundai one or two pieces from a Fiat, a generic car fuel filter and other odd bits and bats.
There are even some bits from a plumbers.
Luckily right now it seems like mirrors are the only thing I need and I could probably make the ones I have work by just replacing one of the amber lenses (available new for $18). They work, but they're in rough shape.


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I finally picked up the bike yesterday and its running great.
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