FAQ Facts K100

By: Brian S. Brumfield

1.0 General Information

First sold in Germany in 1983. First US models available in 1985. ABS first available in 1987? The upgraded ABS-II was released in 1991?

1.1 Year-model Specifications

  Engine: Valves Displacement Horsepower/Torque @ RPM
  1985       8   975cc        90bhp/203ftlbs @ 8000
  1986       8
  1987       8
  1988       8?
  1989       8?
  1990       16?
  1991       16?
  1992       16?
  1993       16
  1994       16
  1995       16

  ABS Brakes
  1985  Not Available
  1986  Not Available
  1987  ABS-I
  1988  ABS-I
  1989  ABS-I
  1990  ABS-I
  1991  ABS-I
  1992  ABS-I
  1993  ABS-I (K1100)
  1994  ABS-II (K1100)
  1995  ABS-II (K1100)

  Suspension:  Rear       Front
  1985         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1986         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1987         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1988         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1989         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1990         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1991         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1992         Monolever  Telescopic Forks
  1993         Paralever  Telescopic Forks
  1994         Paralever  Telescopic Forks
  1995         Paralever  Telescopic Forks

2.0 Manuals

2.3 BMW Shop Manual

2.1 Clymer

$18 to $40 US. This is a fairly good manual. Some repair procedures have been omitted, such as the replacement of the oil sight-glass, but most major procedures are explained in a clear manner. The index does leave a lot to be desired.
Electrical diagrams are included for the year-models covered by the manual.

2.2 Chilton

3.0 Water/Oil Pump

Retro-fit/Fix:

4.0 Electrical Accessories

5.0 Exhaust System

5.3 Heat Shield Problems

6.0 Clutch Cable

7.0 Throttle Cable

8.0 Tune-ups

9.0 Changing the Oil

10.0 Transmission Problems

11.0 Tires

12.0 Gasoline

13.0 Oil

14.0 Engine Problems

15.0 Purchasing Parts

 

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