VIN decoder - vehicle information

FOR EUROPEAN frame numbers 637... :

 

You have to add:   filler17ii  before input the VIN without  k1
as shown in the picture on the left (???? to be replaced)

The first 3 numbers of a k1 are: 637 for European models

The first 3 numbers of a k1 are: 636 for Export/US models

The following 4 numbers are consecutive
The end of the VIN is K1
example: 637 2345 K1

Klick in pic to open the VIN decoder or use the link: https://www.mdecoder.com

 

The information you receive is
- production date

- original color

- sometimes special equipment

FOR EXPORT frame numbers 636... :

 

You have to add the whole number of 17 charakters,

for example:  WB1053509L6365092  

without  k1
as shown in the picture on the left

Klick in pic to open the VIN decoder or use the link: https://www.mdecoder.com

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BMW K75, K100, K1, K1100

Maintenance & Modifications

Servicing

pictured know-how
for any questions you may contact our specialists
you'll find at the folder "forum"

you need to have a spacer to clamp the fork!
Otherwise you risk to break the clamp!

if you have leaking issues with your master break cylinder for the front brakes, check first if you still have silver looking housing, the brighter one in the picture.
If so, throw the silver one away and buy a "grey" one. The silver one is the first series, replaced by the end of 1993 by the grey version.

The grey one is worth to invest a repair kit.

Check gear oil level on the right hand side behind the engine.

Never exceed the mark.
In contrast to the engine oil I recommend synthetic gear oil 75W140.

It provides smoother circuits than the 80W90 listed in the rider's handbook


However, MORE IMPORTANT than the viscosity is the API class GL5!

 

Never use an oil API class GL4!

 

more tips and hints in the work

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