ahoy mates, I just got a second K100LT, 1987 this time! I had always wanted to try stripping mine back in Portugal, but I didn't have the tools, space, resources, or impetus to do it. Plus it was all in place, looked good and did the job as requested!!
This one has already been stripped for me tho, and with a few nice extras to boot. A Supertrapp exhaust already installed, Throttlemeister cruise control bar ends, and a Progressive rear shock to name a few.
Now from the day I met 'er she has not liked to start. The cold start lever only makes it worse in fact!! If given enough time and a well charged battery she'll slowly come to life, but it requires multiple tries, and starts with the slowest, lowest, barely ticking over sort of thing that dies with the first touch of throttle. Once started, warmed up and blipped a bit everything is great, lots of power, good response, smooth power curve, no complaints. There is some backfiring as you roll off the throttle, but smooth running and fine to restart while still warm.
So, I do know the battery may be on its way out, but I don't know if there has ever been anything done to the computer to acknowledge the new exhaust. I wonder if there's any knowledge on here about steps to take to get the choke/cold start to have a positive effect, and get the old girl to leap into life like my other one (leap is a long stretch, but she started up and would idle within a few seconds, slowly getting better until I could release the cold start)
Any ideas are greatly appreciated and so happy to have a K bike again!!!