I recently bought a 1989 K100 rs 16v after always riding Japanese bikes.
Its been a revelation as I bought it without seeing it off ebay.
In the Uk BMW is a brand which has a reputation for being suitable for sensible old men.
I have found the experience interesting and very nearly got rid of the thing for being to heavy, slow and heavy on fuel.
I only get 120 miles to a tank,
is this normal?
I have become used to the odd handling and the weird power delivery and find myself becoming enthusiastic about the heavy old beast even to the point where I enjoy surprising CBR riders away from traffic lights and out weaving them through the traffic (I live in London, former despatch rider, 6 years) so that they pull up along side and slightly behind me to look at my bike seemingly unsure what it is?
So to the point of this post, Am I alone in being amazed by how good these old bikes actually are? And can anyone tell me what kind of oil, tyres, and bits and bobs I need to keep the thing in good order?