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New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:19:11 AM »
Hey everyone, just joined the fold yesteday, and completely by accident. I have a '95 BMW R1100GS (among other bikes) and got hooked up with a local guy who had some parts I needed. While in his shop, I noticed this 1971 100TMX sitting back in the corner and asked about it. He said he had had it for about 20 years and had never put any real effort into it.

He tossed out a number that I couldn't say no to...basically gave it away to me. So it hopped in my truck and I took it home.

The motor is free and it feels like it's got good compression. The carb was stuck, but I got it cleaned up and stuck back on the bike. I really suspect all it needs is a battery and some premix to get running again.

The tank is cosmetically okay, but I think someone coated it at some point and the liner failed. I dumped probably 5 pounds of gunk out of it. If it was rust, there wouldn't be any metal left in the tank at this point.

Anyway, thanks for having me. I'm sure I'll be around for tech help and parts as I get this thing running again.


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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 11:24:13 AM »
Great, Happy to have you with us, ask any questions you have and will will try to help, The owner of this site Richard has most any part that you may need.  His email is: bsparts@aye.net. Poke around on this site, see Downloads section for free manuals. Jef Bart

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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 04:40:49 AM »
        Welcome to the site, think you have hit jackpot with that one. Very complete, turns over, good condition, even rubber parts look ok but may not be. Shouldn't take much  to get her running.
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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 08:41:30 AM »
Congratulations on finding the bike! Just in time for the annual 2-stroke meet at Deal's Gap May 3-10! You're not far away, just an "easy" ride up 28.  There's a link here: http://kawatriple.com/dealsgap.htm.  I'll be there with a 350GTR and 200RS. We usually go through Franklin sometime during the week on our way to the Highlands Smokehouse for lunch.
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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 09:44:18 AM »
Congratulations on finding the bike! Just in time for the annual 2-stroke meet at Deal's Gap May 3-10! You're not far away, just an "easy" ride up 28.  There's a link here: http://kawatriple.com/dealsgap.htm.  I'll be there with a 350GTR and 200RS. We usually go through Franklin sometime during the week on our way to the Highlands Smokehouse for lunch.

Posted in your other thread. I've been to the meet before, but never on a 2T. I briefly had a '72 H2, but needed the cash badly for a heat pump replacement at the house a few years back. Wish I had been able to keep it.

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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 03:53:26 PM »
   Keep '72 H2 or exchange for heat pump ?--- hmmmm, no contest. Stay with us on this site and you'll get it right next time ;D :D ;D ::)    Bad luck, buddy, life presents us with tough choices.
   
   Recently got a 350 GTR for my wife...............................it was a great swap ,  haha
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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 04:18:49 PM »
Recently got a 350 GTR for my wife...............................it was a great swap ,  haha

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Re: New Guy in the Mountains with a 100TMX
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 04:57:42 PM »
        I do miss her but hey, my ironing is slowly getting better !!   :( :-\ ^-^
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