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51Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:57 am

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Bin there, done that.

    

52Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 am

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just an update

I cut the rubber mounts off the seat mounts tonight and looks as though they will fit up all ok

just a couple of holes to drill ,,in the right places





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53Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:26 am

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These turned out ok i guess

    

54Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:37 am

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Your new riding gear:


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55Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:53 am

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Oh Dear, you really wont be able to ride after dark with those glasses on Charlie.


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56Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:55 am

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@charlie99 wrote:whilst in there, did some pipes off old gerty , I had got some earlier that I swapped over when I did the head a couple of years ago now , but gerty's cleaned up just fine , just lots of time and noise

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these will probably go on the old motor ...unless I can figure out a way to make them all more equal and perhaps a collector ? huh ? grin !
How did you get them so shiny?


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57Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:20 am

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Just a brush wheel, a drill and lots of elbow grease


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58Back to top Go down    83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:17 pm

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Ah Charlie
someone after my own heart.
Shiny pipes are a sign of maturity. Love your work.
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59Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:11 pm

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There must be a lot of immature riders in this forum RT.


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60Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:54 am

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1200 grade sweat wet and dry is amazing on them too.


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61Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:19 pm

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the great aussie "Crew" transport system is working again
just arrived, some old footpeg mounting plates

these will be buffed up and installed as the project comes together

great thanks to all those involved Pete , Klompy ,Al , and Marie (that I know of so far )

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to find some hardware to fit up to these things , riders pegs , foot brake lever and master cylinder , and that's about it
woohoo !!


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62Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:13 am

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a couple of hours later
I guess they have some potential
still lots to do



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63Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:19 am

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@charlie99 wrote:a couple of hors later
I guess they have some potential
still lots to do

Too shiny, Charlie. Shames us normal people.

Have to grotty it up again.

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1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
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64Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:27 am

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and finally for today
a bit later on a bit of brush work , perhaps some polishing at another time ?



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65Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:31 am

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Charlie, I think you're just trying to show us all up mate. Very Happy
Mine just gets a hose down every now and then and a spray of carnauba wax over the plastics maybe once or twice a year.
Top job mate!


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66Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:41 am

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lol , just want to get the sandcasting marks out nigel
they hold all sorts of crud that becomes harder to remove over time

just doing what I can mate
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67Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:51 pm

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Just zoomed that up Charlie - should have put me weldin goggles onCool


A mop head on a wheel and you'd get that bling blingroundel


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68Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:51 am

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just my attempt Will , thanks for the comment , keeps me plugging away at it

can never match so many fantastic works performed by many others

some of them are now passed on ,
but including Halo and Smithy just for a start ,,,, those guys really have a talent eh ????
Iguess ive tried things that others may never do and finding some results along the way

to be honest I'm really happy if I have inspired someone in some small way


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69Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:41 am

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Darn riding season here ends on 31st December and begins on 1st January. We don't get enough time off road to do that sort of thing. But the results are amazing.


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70Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:48 am

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71Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:40 am

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trying a little electrolysis on the frame
cant fit the whole thing in to anything but bit by bit ...lets see


haven't got a big enough power supply for the current draw , so current limiting the little supply with a couple of globes in series , voltage should rise as the sacrificial anode clags up with crud


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72Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:03 am

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Put 240 volts into it Charlie... clear all the cobwebs quickly.


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73Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:08 am

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good grief ....!!!! affraid

lol

dc does the work , wink


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74Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:06 am

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after 6 hours in the bath



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75Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:51 pm

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76Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:38 pm

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lol! thanks rob ...a giggle is always welcome

an update













still some embedded rust in there after drying out , perhaps it needs a lot more hours in the solution to rid the rust ...ill give it a re-bath ..


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77Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:15 am

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so it all rolls on

rush job up north so the fame I put back in the toxic mix on Sunday , got pulled out again on Monday lunch time
it didn't look too bad at that time , but was concerned that leaving it uncovered for almost a week or so would take its toll

and it did







I cant tell you how disappointed I was


oh well nothing for it ....but to grind it all back and go again on this section


quite a few hours later







I have coated the some of the tricky to get at areas with rust converter , just to stabilize it
and have worked that crack in the bridge section back into place

ill tape over the crack , ready for welding later , when I can get it done

now for some primer this time eh?


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78Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:00 am

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just an update

some etch primer going on the buffed metal exposed area

hows that looking now ?






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79Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:04 am

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When you start putting it together, will you be using white cable ties?


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80Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:01 am

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lol ,,,yes it would make blakeys heart do a stutter ...perhaps

ill think on that stan ....thanks for the suggestion ....evil grin


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81Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:15 am

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update - last for this weekend
primer on









a bit of a sand back required to remove some of the dust caught in there
but Phew ...lots of work


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82Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:35 am

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sample of colour coat


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83Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:06 am

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LeMans red!!!! bounce


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84Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 am

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yeah its going to be hard to blend the red into something of a colour scheme dai ..given that typical bmw colour schemes are ...erm pretty passive in the era

I have a few ideas

with fairing mods as well ...
It perhaps may look a strange beast when finished


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85Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:48 am

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Are you still after bits and pieces Charlie?

There is a delivery possible this weekend I believe

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86Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:13 am

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hiGuy

yeah still lots of things to try and get
perhaps funkity has a couple of bits that would be useful
inner fairing part plastic the one below is for the left side as a sample .... I need a right hand side one



and maybe a screen for the rs fairing (getting pretty ambitious I know ) ...without broken plastic mount parts

mine has 5 out of 6 cracked or non existant ....lol but I can work around that ...



iv sent him a message

the list is big mate , including a wiring harness + relay box ( no relays required ) for any version of 8 valve k100 that is in reasonable shape

cheers mate


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87Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:56 am

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I might have a (usable?) relay box

Pulled it off the 84 RS.

I assume it can be resuscitated.

I would like to hang onto the relays - for my own use in the future

Wiring loom still attached. You will need to replace at least 2 wires (in top of pic - will be obvious on receipt)

Send me an address. Will post it shortly

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88Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:17 am

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Charlie

Have been speaking to Waz who will catch up with Gaz (then probably Baz, Shaz, Muz...)

He can bring the relay and loom to Newcastle.

Is this of any use?

Otherwise I mail it to you.

Let me know.

Judging by your (impressive) progress to date, you could have the bike going by 8pm Friday night. Expect everyone around Saturday morning for test rides.

Let me know if there is anything else you need.

Regards

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89Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:21 am

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what can I say Guy ..
im forever astounded by the generosity of the locals

thanks for your kind thoughts and generous offer

I had attempted to get a well priced loom out of blighty care of ben kingham but the freight cost was a blinder so that fell through pretty quick .unfortunately

if it can happen ...even getting it to newie ...would be a great start

I have the suspicion that gaz will indeed be already loaded up with goodies heading north

perhaps if it made it to toms place ..that wouldbe a great start .

I intend this year to attempt to have a break over Christmas when I might be able to travel some ...visit the grand kids in Sydney etc ...but call in to newie on the way south ..or north again ..

cheers again guy ...wonderful offer ..thanks


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90Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:15 am

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after another big week at the workplace
got a chance this afternoon to lay a coat of colour to the Underside of the old frame

I think its showing some promise after all

will be at least 12 hours before I can hang it up in the rafters again







bloomin auto rotate has done the job again on the pics


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91Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:38 am

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second coat... and far more even coverage going on

in the early sunlight this morning ..frighteningly almost orange - scarlet appearance

but looks good to me


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92Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:09 am

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Scientific question:

How much red paint is required for every 5km/h of extra top speed?

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1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

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93Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:09 am

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lol ...shoot I dont know bill

ill let you know when I get up to 5 layers huh

gotta be worth 5 kph ..standing still


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94Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:16 am

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@charlie99 wrote:
gotta be worth 5 kph ..standing still
At least! Razz

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1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

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95Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:51 am

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Nice work there Charlie - pity it'll be mostly hidden from view...unless you are taking the bike beyond naked and adopting the skeletal look??

As for the extra 5kph....the redder it gets, the faster you will appear to be travelling away from the traffic behind you, but for maximum effect, you need to paint the front of the frame blue to make it look like you are approaching traffic faster too. Get it right, and I reckon you'll be doing at least 10kph when standing still!
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"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

96Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:06 pm

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lol!


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97Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:00 pm

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Charlie - thinking back to the start of your resto project, what did you use to get your engine block so clean and shiny (apart for a great deal of elbow grease, blood, sweat and tears?).

You have inspired me to have a crack at my sorry old donor bike and see what I can do to cheer her up a bit this winter.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
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98Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:28 pm

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pretty much just degreaser , a few good brushes , a power drill with cup type brush wheel ,( I find a drill speed controller works particularly well for that, to keep the revs down ) all just to clean off the muck

crankcases etc required old fashioned sanding block and appropriate papers .

the timing cover will need to come off again , to install a new cam chain tensioner , when the funds come along ...but no real big hurry on that , just yet .

have fun mate

it looks a really good donor bike you have there

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99Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:17 am

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Cheers mate - I'll get myself down to the local auto & hardware stores and see what I can pick up to start the clean up. Think I'll be having black finger nails for several weeks...


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"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

100Back to top Go down    Re: 83-84 engine cleanup on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:26 am

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..yeah black finger nails are agood part of it

but a word of warning ...I recon you should find a good hand cleaner real quick paul

else the "better half" may not be so ..accommodating to the project challenges and your joy of life in general...gigglesnort


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very inspiring, Charlie Smile

Red frame looks killer.

Took my new baby on her first real outing today. A good 20 hours just to get her legal and feeling safe. She really has only one obvious problem left, which funny enough was something that was working...the starter.

But I'm almost glad it went on the fritz, since I now see how easy it is to bump start these beasts.

In about 10 days I've

Changed oil and coolant.
New Clutch cable
New tires
File down and lube a battered throttle cam
Get blinkers, running lights and temp gauges working.
Got a first start on the grunge.

Ride impressions. I ride alot off-road on KTM and GG trials bikes. No street bike since my GS750 which I retired in about 85. But I really rode that thing alot, so it's at least one point of comparison Wink

Ride position is quite "bent". It's fine but I might cramp on a long ride. Pirelli scorps are incredible to me. Great grip even brand new. Very smooth and effortless to lean. It was blustery which moved me around alot more than the bike. It's pretty stable.

It purrs like a gold wing at 42mph. At 60, as you guys know, the buzz is going in bars and pegs, at 5500 it's coming straight up my crotch. But 4k does not feel so bad if you have been zipping around in the higher revs.

It reminds me of the R50 MINI, which does have a buzz, while the R53 has a balancer on the flywheel and no buzz. (I have both right now) Now I remember why I always hated motorcycle mirrors, just enough buzz to make it hard to ID cars at a distance.

I was braced for the "dive" in braking, but maybe all that time on bad suzuki suspension prepared me: brakes seem excellent and very easy to feather.

Running around town the bike is very sweet. Lots of power way down low in 2nd and 3rd. I'm going to have to name her....Angela Merkal? Wink


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Thanks to everyone here. So nice to be able to chase down whatever issues the old girl comes up with Smile

Won't be selling this one soon.

    

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