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1Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty The deeper you dig........ on Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:34 pm

sidecar paul

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On Monday I decided to replace the handlebars, levers and top yoke on the outfit with some newly painted ones that I've had lying around for a year or more. 

Oh, while the old top yoke is off, I might as well replace the split rubber boots between the forks and fairing.
 Of course, that means removing the front wheel, mudguard, brakes, fork legs and all sorts of bits and pieces that get in the way.

With the forks dismantled, I suppose they could do with re-painting. (These are Wasp forks, not the standard BMW forks.)
All day Wednesday was spent manually scraping off all the powder coating. Even the areas that looked good had still suffered from the creeping rust sickness that seems common with powder coating and previous smooth areas had an 'orange peel' surface caused by rust under the coating. All the bits have now had two coats of primer and three coats of Plasti-kote; now hanging in the workshop to harden while I go off camping for the weekend on the Vincent.

Ah, now the front end is out of the way, I could have a look to see why the fan hasn't been working lately. No fan isn't too much of a problem in the UK, but it does need sorting. So, off with the radiator to find a big blob of melted plastic where a fan motor brush used to be.

The deeper you dig........ Sam_1214

I guess that 29 year old radiator hoses are well past their sell-by date, so a new set along with a new fan are on order from 'bins.

Now, what's this, with all this access I can see a split in No1 throttle body rubber. Ah, that would explain the odd behaviour of my mercury gauge on No1 cylinder when setting the by-pass screws.

 What will I find next? I wonder, will I end up as far as the output shaft?.......I could put the 12 riveter in!!!

Paul.

It's a good job I've got the solo K and the Vincent to keep me sane.  The deeper you dig........ 8157


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

2Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:45 pm

charlie99

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good onya paul ...its amazing what one finds if you go looking

good luck with it all


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OThe deeper you dig........ Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

3Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:29 am

duck

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Be careful painting BMW handlebars as the tolerances are very tight and the added thickness may make it hard to get the throttle and clutch perches back on.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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4Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:26 pm

Brad-Man

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I bought a duplicate of my first street bike (Yamaha RD350) with the intention of just cleaning it up and having fun on it around town.

So many things wrong it has become a total ground-up and enhancement project.

Currently adding 2 LED Brake/Taillights, 7" round HID headlight and 2 LED driving light to my '85 K100.

These combined with the DayGlo Yellow jacket and DayGlo Orange helmets will do as much as can be done for conspicuity.

I don't care if I look like a clown - I've been hit before...


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5Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 pm

sidecar paul

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Well, it's all back together and these are all the bits left over. affraid
The deeper you dig........ Sam_1220

All those fixings have now been replaced with stainless and I surprise myself how many non-stainless fixings I still find.

While it's all very nice to know that you've got new throttle body rubbers, throttle cable, radiator hoses, fan, shiny black handlebars, etc, they are all parts that you can't see.  Sad

However, the re-painted forks, top yoke, new floating discs and new white brake lines are all on show.  cheers
The deeper you dig........ Sam_1221

I even fitted the handlebar risers that I made some years ago. I've never found the standard RS bars a problem, but, as many of you seem to fit risers, I thought I would give them a try; I can always go back to standard if I don't notice any improvement.

The deeper you dig........ Sam_1222

It's a good job a K is worth all the effort.  roundel


Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

6Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:23 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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A fantastic job Paul and the timescale is very impressive and not a cable tie in sight.

But you didn't get as far as the rear wheel......88KE will be disappointed for sure.

I just hope you never get a puncture.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 98,780 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 32,600 miles
    

7Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:29 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:A fantastic job Paul and the timescale is very impressive and not a cable tie in sight.

But you didn't get as far as the rear wheel......88KE will be disappointed for sure.
Dissapointed....I'm positively depressed I managed to start polishing one header tonight and was impressing myself 'till I saw THAT brilliant front end! I like the white brake lines. It's difficult to know where to stop once you start stripping!


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8Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:09 am

charlie99

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stunning job paul

wow !!


Will, don't give up mate ...we know you can do great stuff


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OThe deeper you dig........ Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

9Back to top Go down   The deeper you dig........ Empty Re: The deeper you dig........ on Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:30 pm

sidecar paul

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Don't panic Will, that front end will soon get dirty again.  Sad

The only alternative is not to use it..............and that's never going to happen.  The deeper you dig........ 723598

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

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