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    what to write about

    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves
    I'll make a comment here:

    As a regular contributor for over ten years - the hardest part of writing my column is figuring out what to write about - what the topic should be.

    So - if you have information you would like to see covered in Benchwrenching email me at paul.glaves@mindspring.com with your request. I might not get to it immediately but I will try. Some of your suggestions might not work because there are some topics I don't know enought about to do a reliable column. But ......
    How about getting some of the many aftermarket doo dad people to write a few articles on how to install their product on the bike. I read somewhere the average rider spends an additional $2,000 on accessories within the first year. I for one have bought hard cases, a trunk, several wind screens, additional lights, and the list goes on. I usually have to scour the few good websites devoted to our cause for creditable advise. It would be nice to have an article or too on the stuff we can get for our bikes.
    Just a thought -
    PS - any info on BLUETOOTH helmets from NOLAN?????? That looked really cool..... no more wires......


    Gmac

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    Wrenching on a K BIKE? Never heard of such a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coaster View Post
    Wrenching on a K BIKE? Never heard of such a thing
    Then you either A. don't own one or B. don't ride it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    Then you either A. don't own one or B. don't ride it.

    We rode them...but didn't really wrench on them. Two different K bikes in 20 years and about 100K miles. A single valve check each, antifreeze once or twice each and oil changes. Total repairs incl two rear mastercylinders and one fuel pump for the 4 K bikes. That's about it.
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    I made two mods that made my K75s immediately GS worthy...

    1. Installed a new after market shock with a stiffer spring...

    2. Reinforced the I-beam on the front fairing...

    Would anybody consider that interesting enough for an article?
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    www.motoedde.com

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    wrenching on a K bike

    hyh, where do i start?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostridery2k View Post
    hyh, where do i start?



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    Talking gee 3 out of 4 ain't bad... (meatloaf)

    looks like you done went and lost the fourth cyl. check the bottom http://forums.bmwmoa.org/images/smilies/bolt.gifof the baske t.

  9. #24
    Hi,

    This is Sinclair. I have 1985 k100rs, tried to replace some seals for water pump because of leaking. But I broken the drive shaft of oil/water pump. Should I just buy the shaft only or I have to get the whole pump assembly?

    Please help,
    Sinclair

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAMBDA_50 View Post
    Hi,

    This is Sinclair. I have 1985 k100rs, tried to replace some seals for water pump because of leaking. But I broken the drive shaft of oil/water pump. Should I just buy the shaft only or I have to get the whole pump assembly?

    Please help,
    Sinclair
    Hi Sinclair,

    Just a hint - this would better have been posted as a new "thread" in the K bike section.

    You are going to have to buy the entire pump. The shaft breaking (usually the nut holding on the impeller snaps off the threaded end of the shaft) makes it un-economic to repair.. You not only have to buy the shaft, but also a new impeller, and the new seals. By the time you get done - you're 90% of the way to a brand new pump, and your 24 year old one owes you nothing. Plus - most people screw up the new seals installing them the first time, so double the cost of the seals and you're over the price of a new one.

    With the new one - you bolt it on, fill the system and GO.. it will reuse the front cover from your old pump, so don't toss that in the trash.
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Thanks.
    I posted my question a long time ago and could not find where I posted it. Found it today!!!! I fixed my water pump and went the rally in TN. Come back without any problems.

    Thank you, everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I'll make a comment here:

    As a regular contributor for over ten years - the hardest part of writing my column is figuring out what to write about - what the topic should be.

    So - if you have information you would like to see covered in Benchwrenching email me at paul.glaves@mindspring.com with your request. I might not get to it immediately but I will try. Some of your suggestions might not work because there are some topics I don't know enought about to do a reliable column. But ......
    Hi Paul,

    Could you do an article on replacing cam chain tensioner on the 2 valve K100's.

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    Breather tube replacement, K75

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDYPANTS View Post
    Know a lot about K-bike tech?
    Plan on wrenching this winter?
    Enjoy writing?

    The Owners News is looking for technically proficient people who know how to wrench to share their knowledge. If you are interested in writing one or more technical articles and explaining anything from simple maintenance to complex repairs, please e-mail mandy@bmwmoa.org. Please be prepared to submit photos of your project, and captions explaining what is in the pictures.
    How about YouTube videos? Here's one about replacing the crankcase breather tube on my K75:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cKBW9QsKlI

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    Lord who?

    [QUOTE=PGlaves;163881]Where to start, where to stop?

    Ennybody who quotes Lord Russell can't be all bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomnel141 View Post
    How about YouTube videos? Here's one about replacing the crankcase breather tube on my K75:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cKBW9QsKlI
    That and other videos are located here:

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