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1Back to top Go down    New member on Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:39 pm

Bikesmith

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Hi everyone!
My name is Jon and I'm the baffled and frustrated new owner of a 1985 K100rs. Hopefully, soon I'll be able to say that I ride a K100, but not yet. Not until it's running.
My wife got me the bike for my birthday (Yes, she is the best wife ever). The previous owner assured me that the only thing it needed was a new hall sensor. Don't worry, I didn't believe him. So I wasn't surprised to find a LOT wrong with the bike. That's fine. I like a challenge. I'm a professional bicycle mechanic. I own a bicycle repair and custom fabrication shop. I've collected and restored antique vehicles for more than ten years. I've rebuilt engines, fabricated suspension parts. I've rebuilt /rejetted carburetors so many times I could do it in my sleep.
But here's the thing: The K100 is 43 years newer than my next youngest vehicle. I have no clue how to deal with the electronics. My main motorcycle is 1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO (WWII British army motorcycle). The extent of electrical parts on that thing is magneto->points->spark plug. I expect getting the electrics sorted on the K100 will require spending a lot of time asking stupid questions in the electrical forum. That's okay. I actually kind of like feeling like a complete fool in something new. That's when you learn the most, right? So thank you all in advance for putting up with my questions.

Here's my K:


Here's my Enfield:


This is my 1942 Chevy:


And, lastly, here's a bike I'm making for a customer:


-Jon

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:29 pm

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Welcome to the world of K. With that attention to detail shown in the other vehicles I' m sure you will get your 'new' K running soon !

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:25 pm

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Hi there Jon welcome to the forum. That sure is one hell of a Injun.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:51 pm

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It's not actually an Indian. Reproduction tank, NOS WWII vintage Norton fork, BSA transmission, pump engine from an oil rig. And I made the frame.


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1985 BMW K100rs
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1968 Honda CL125
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:29 pm

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Welcome to the forum!

You will be adding to your skills which already appear to be impressive...

Looking forward to your future posts/troubleshooting.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:03 am

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome to the forum. I hope you are being very good to your wife. You will never find another like her.

How many miles on your brick? How long since the last time it ran? Mechanically, these machines are good for a couple hundred thousand miles, but they don't take kindly to long periods of idleness. The members here have helped get quite a few old bikes running, and the odds are very good that you'll have your brick running before summer. Hope you enjoy your new ride.


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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
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7Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:49 am

Bikesmith

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The odometer says 145,000. But the previous owner says that's because he replaced the speedo. He figures it's about 75,000. It's been sitting for about a year. He got a 1996 K and hadn't ridden the 85 since then.


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1985 BMW K100rs
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8Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:46 pm

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Bikesmith wrote:
My wife got me the bike for my birthday (Yes, she is the best wife ever).

She's a keeper....and so is the wife !

Enjoy the forum, you'll get it sorted, no doubt


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9Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:46 pm

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welcome jon ...
have fun with the fettling
cheers


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10Back to top Go down    Re: New member on Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:29 am

Chocolate

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Hello!
Nice place you are living, great for mountain biking.
I like your Chevy!
Enjoy your rides.

Cheers


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