Join Date: May 2011
Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Re: K100 tell me about the good, bad and ugly about this bike
Having owned a 1985 K100 and a 1992 K1100 my suggestion would be to look for a K1100. The K1100 is slightly larger but has better front forks and has the paralever final drive. These bikes are getting quite old and all the rubber parts, brake lines, fuel hoses, might be in poor condition. They have dry clutches like cars and if have been slipped a lot on starting from a stop the motor rear main could be seeping or leaking damaging the clutch. The oil filter is inside the motor and access is gained removing a small plate on the bottom of the pan. On the plus side they are both easy to work on.
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