Gear ratio question on 1991 k100rs - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2011, 1:08 am Thread Starter
Noob
 
KevinP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tivoli, NY, USA
Posts: 1
Question Gear ratio question on 1991 k100rs

I've just finished bringing a 91 K100rs back to life after a six year entombment in the dark recesses of a garage. I've done all the necessary repairs, I think, and took it today for a long awaited test ride. Everything seems to work and feel really nice but I'm puzzled by one thing. At sixty miles per hour the engine is turning an astonishing four thousand rpms in fifth gear, or nearly so. It takes me back to being seventeen years old and trying to get my 125 enduro up to highway speed. New to BMWs, I was anticipating a much more relaxed cruising speed. Does anyone know if this is normal, or has this bike been modified in some way in the past? Maybe it was ordered with special gearing?

Last edited by KevinP; Feb 19th, 2011 at 1:18 am.
KevinP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remus Exhaust for 1991 K100RS 16 Valve oilhead110 Other K-Bikes Discussion 2 Sep 4th, 2010 9:59 am
Quick question: 1st gear... Rex Other K-Bikes Discussion 3 Jun 16th, 2010 10:45 am
1991 K100RS & Odyssey battery Question oilhead110 Other K-Bikes Discussion 1 Jun 14th, 2009 11:22 pm
In a drag race... lost-boy K12/1300R/R-Sport 29 Oct 9th, 2007 1:26 am
Overall gear ratio Larry Technical, Repair and Maintenance 11 Nov 16th, 2006 5:46 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome