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1Back to top Go down    Latest changes on Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:59 pm

AL-58

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Found myself with time on my hands and a tired standard seat. Very happy with how it came out.
I should add that this is my trade, I just haven't done it for a living for many years.







Just have to take it for a test ride now.

Al



Last edited by AL-58 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:22 pm; edited 2 times in total


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"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:07 am

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I like that a lot. John


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:48 am

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looks good al


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:56 am

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Very nice Al. I like the way you used red stitching to match the red pin stripe.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:05 am

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The original owner liked stickers etc and had stuck vinyl pinstriping on many places. I've been removing it, the red pinstripe you see is actually the original paint colour where its covered by vinyl tape, the rest of it faded (lots).

The bike will get painted back to original one day, but it's not high on the priority list. The seat just cost me the time to do it. And right now time is something I have plenty of.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)sc25
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:31 am

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That really looks like the most comfortable bench seat I've seen. Good job.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:39 am

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I love that seat.....


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:21 pm

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Me too. My ar$e has a falling out with my seat after about 100 miles...


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:30 pm

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Do you have enough time to do a thread on rebuilding a seat? I have one that has been home to a family of mice for several years and needs to be rebuilt. I hope that as long as I'm at it I might as well make something that isn't reminiscent of equipment used during the Inquisition.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:47 pm

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Wow 1st impressions were, nice orange paint scheme and red pinstripe yet weird graphics on the front fender, funny how wrong it can get, but I love the seat it no longer looks like a plank


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:20 am

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@K75cster wrote:Wow 1st impressions were, nice orange paint scheme and red pinstripe yet weird graphics on the front fender, funny how wrong it can get, but I love the seat it no longer looks like a plank

LaughingThe weird graphics as you call them are simply where the paint has peeled away showing the black plastic the guard is made from. She's done 200,000 kms and got stored in the guys backyard under a tarp for 5 years, It has patina.

The factory K100 Sports seat:


Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)sc25
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:09 pm

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Hey Al, that "orange" matches the colour of my K75 when I first got it. At least the BMW red is consistent to the shade of orange it fades to.

That seat is a an example of the good thing about being unemployed??

Cheers


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:19 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I got spoiled by a Comfort seat on my LT, still haven't found anything as good. I need to get another seat now to sort the RT but unfortunately the RT is 84 and the LT 92 and the seats are not interchangeable.

Gaz posting at this time suggests he is sitting leisurely somewhere having a nice quiet beerwhile Ruth is enjoying a spa treatment......


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
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14Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:42 pm

K75cster

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Your seat still looks a ten fold improvement on the sports seat, what were they smoking over there in those days


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Latest changes on Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:43 pm

AL-58

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Gaz80 wrote:Hey Al, that "orange" matches the colour of my K75 when I first got it. At least the BMW red is consistent to the shade of orange it fades to.

That seat is a an example of the good thing about being unemployed??

Cheers
Gaz, when I took the bike for its Blueslip inspection, the inspector was looking at the various shades over the bike and asked what am I going to call this colour for the paperwork. It's listed as Orange with the RMS now. And it passed without a bother.

Its nice being able to do things without rushing is the answer to the other question.

Al

Glossary:
-Blueslip is an inspection for a new or initial vehicle registration in the state of NSW
-Pinkslip is the ongoing annual inspection in the state of NSW


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)sc25
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

    

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