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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2010, 8:33 pm Thread Starter
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Gearbox and Transmission oil Volume off - WTF

Got the 1992 k100rs a few days ago.

Chenging out the fluids to be safe.

...and, strangely, the manual says

Gearbox 27.0 oz
Transmission 8.4 oz

However, after putting in that volume and checking for fluid levels with the Hook Wrench and looking at the level coming up to the bottom thread in the oil filler hole,
NEITHER is showing it is enough oil.

Is this normal?

Should I add more?

Is there another problem going on?

Help please.

Thank you,
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2010, 10:35 pm
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Haynes manual says : 0.9 US Quart plus or minus 0.05 Qt. for the tranny and 0.28 US Quart for the rear drive.

But are you working with US ounces or Imperial? There is a difference....about 4%.

So much easier in CCs: Tranny is 850 CC plus or minus 50, rear drive is 260 CC.

Benelli 50cc at 14
Yamaha RD 200 at 16
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Honda CB 750 F at 18
Honda V45 Sabre at 24
BMW K100RS at 27
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Haynes manual says : 0.9 US Quart plus or minus 0.05 Qt. for the tranny and 0.28 US Quart for the rear drive.

But are you working with US ounces or Imperial? There is a difference....about 4%.

So much easier in CCs: Tranny is 850 CC plus or minus 50, rear drive is 260 CC.
Excellent Reply!

...so I am a bit short according to Haynes.

Converting the K100 manual,
Haynes says 850cc (+-50cc) vs. the manuals 800cc for the Gearbox
and
Haynes says 260cc vs. the manuals 250cc's

Well, I suppose that syncs up with the physical measurment (dip-stick) being off.....

Thanks H96669!

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I can't check that link from here today, "Internet at Sea..... ".....but there should be a free Haynes manual here if you don't have it.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/21178108/k100-k75-Manual

Benelli 50cc at 14
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