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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2011, 8:48 am Thread Starter
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This is gonna be a DUH !!

I had a first year ( in USA) 85 K100 ( no fairing ) rode the thing for years then gave it to my brother. I recently acquired a 1985 K100 RT. question is...... What the devil are the little pull levers that sit on front of the side glove boxes just behind the horns ????????? they pull out and return nicely and seem to control absolutely nothing and this is not the K bike way. Everything has a function.. Bearslayer
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2011, 8:38 am
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My 85 K100RT has the spring loaded hook only on the left side. There is also a stationary hook toward the rear of the glovebox. I, too, was curious as to the function.
I just assumed that this was intended as a paper map holder or something similar as this area behind the fairing is "dead" air.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2011, 8:57 pm
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If I'm not mistaken, those spring loaded "hooks" are holders for the glove box tops.You push the top against the spring, then let the spring slide back so the other end of the top is caught in the "hook". Very handy.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2011, 8:25 am
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And for some reason they are somewhat rare. I've never seen the holders but have heard about them. Must have been an option that most people didn't see the need for.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2011, 3:21 pm
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Thanks for the explaination. Just for giggles I tried and the lid fits perfectly.
Now I wonder why I only have it on only one of my gloveboxes.
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