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1Back to top Go down    Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:29 am

floyd

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Well....Ive gone and done it...

Added another steed to my growing shed/work shop (iBikewise: [Kawasaki KH100, CT110 Super ADV, ZZR250, K100] and equipment [tools, bike lift, PHYSICAL SPACE, benches, storage etc]).

I've gone and done my back again about 2 weeks ago (muscular spasm - painful but healing) so have been alternating between geeking out on my Linux systems, mucking around with my custom 'audiophile' hi-fi set up, departing reality on Valium voids, and perusing Gumtree for local bargains.

I simply dont have the coin for another project, or the need. But hey, Gumtree, motorcycles and a lack of self restraint do not align with that contraint....

And 12 hours later Id borrowed Mum's husbands brand new Pajero Sport, hired a Bunnings trailer, drove to Caboulture and paid $100 more than I was planning to on a fairly rough K1100.


Its a 1994/7 K1100LT in fairly stock form, got about 110,000 kms on it - been owned by a dude for about 6 years who rode it to Brisbane once a week. He slid down the road on it in July (7-8 months ago) and its sat ever since.

Lower and side fairings are rubbish, tank may be reasonanable, paralever rear seems ok at a glance, forks are ok, rotors are shite, (he reckons he got the front and rear brake m/c sleeved in stainless recently) New battery, good duck tail, seat foam and pan is good (cover is rooted) guages look nice (dunno if odo works) exhaust has been welded up well, all matching locks, city panniers (need refurb) electric screen looks fine etc etc.

Biggest drama is that when he slid it down the road, it mounted a gutter and punched a hole in the head cover, timing cover and took a small chuck out of the head casting where those two covers meet in the lower corner.

Got it home, returned the traler (4 hours for $25...bargain), returned the Pajero, neglegted to change into my 'workshop' clothes, and got stuck in....removed all the body work, seat, tank etc etc...







Pulled engine covers to inspect damage....beside the cases being stuffed and a small chunk out o the head casting....the timing chain was also snapped and the exhaust cam gear is cracked....The cam shaft itself seems fine and rotates very smoothly.








I guess in my Valium/Endone/Condine haze I thought it would be fune to fit a paralever and motronic 2.2 to my K100/K1100 hybrid. Cheap parts, fun hobby, arguable upgrade etc etc....

Maybe ill do that, maybe ill make an entire new bike, maybe ill part it out....who freakin knows?!?! But im pretty stoked. Good cheap fun (cheap until I need to buy NEW parts that is....)


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:51 am

Motorbike Mike

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Phew!...and here's me thinking I'm the only bloke on here with masochistic tendencies. I bought this for the engine which was OK but the rest of the bike was junk and quite a bit of it went in the skip. The P.O fell off it crossing a deep ford and then stored it outside so you can imagine what it was like trying to strip it-everything corroded solid.
It looks way better in these images than it really was.







You've cheered me up, good luck.

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:56 am

floyd

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@Motorbike Mike wrote:Phew!...and here's me thinking I'm the only bloke on here with masochistic tendencies. I bought this for the engine which was OK but the rest of the bike was junk and quite a bit of it went in the skip. The P.O fell off it crossing a deep ford and then stored it outside so you can imagine what it was like trying to strip it-everything corroded solid.
It looks way better in these images than it really was.







You've cheered me up, good luck.

Ha! Good on ya Mike.

I gotta say it was fun getting back on the tools today. These Ks really are nice to work on. I enjoy working on these bikes more then anything else I have (which granted, is fairly limited)


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:00 pm

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I didn't enjoy srtipping that grey K11 one bit. It fought me every step of the way.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:51 pm

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Hey Floyd,

Great to see you back buddy. Thought I saw your name pop up on the forum over the weekend.

Nice project, but don't try riding it during one of your valium void moments or you'll both end up with even worse road rash than the old girl's got now. That's quite a chunk the PO took out of the engine.

Enjoy the rebuild but take it easy though, you don't want to suffer a relapse to the state you were in after your previous off.


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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....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"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)
    

6Back to top Go down    Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:41 pm

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G'day Floyd, good to see back and the best of luck with the project. Cheers Tom


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:09 pm

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Howdy Floyd!

I was looking at that too as it's just up the road from me.

Good score!


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:30 am

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Thanks for the encouragement krew. Good to be back Wink

Got the beast up on my bike stand (made by my grandfather for my father who was a bike mechanic [now passed] many many many years ago.)



Those who followed my previous (long winded and on-going) project may recall I built the bike while literally moving life and home from a farm in Mudgee NSW, to a tiny garden in Marrickville (Sydney). This not only meant I had fairly ordinary 'workshop' circumstances but also ended up loosing parts in moves etc etc..

Boy is it nice to have a proper shed again! Still configuring everything, as its only been a few weeks that my brother and I have had both garage bays - as I was living in one half for a few months!




Turns out she was a police model.


It had a 'dual seat' conversion in 2000. It has a QLD Transport inspection plate thingy mounted to the frame.
(sorry only Aussies will care about this small next bit)
I grew up in NSW and the vast majority of my bike history took place there....we dont have this single/dual seat non sense down there. I do remember you used to (prob still do) get cheaper rego for 250cc and under - but I just dont understand the QLD govt logic with the single seat/dual seat thing....The cheaper rego for 250cc would surely be to encourage smaller, 'safer', moreefficientbikes - but cheaper for single seat? wtf? surely, cheaper CTP...but rego? Bloody QLDers.....


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Rough-ish K1100 - No solid plan yet on Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:46 am

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The CTP is much cheaper because when a pillion is injured the CTP of the bike they were on pays regardless of who was at fault, it's the same for passengers in cars. If the bike does not have a pilion then the CTP payouts are a heap lower so the Government passed legislation to make the insurance companied recognize this and lower the premium. Now tell me what's up with "Bloody Queenslanders".
All the other states are allowing the Ducks to pay for the hunting licence.
If you want to fix the thing I have a lot of Fairing panels for K1100s


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