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1Back to top Go down    New Brick Owner in the UK on Mon May 16, 2016 8:53 am

Ian_J

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Hi everyone,

Although I have had 2 late-model flying bricks in the past ( a 1998 and 2002 K1200RS) these have long gone. Below , however, is my new "barn find" first generation K100 generously donated to my by the previous owner provided I get it back on the road.

It's an early 1983, non-ABS model with just 25,000 miles. It's all there but been in the former owners barn since 2008 (when it developed a fuel leak that is evident on the injector cover). First aim is to to an oily-rag restoration and just get it running. Once that is achieved I may then try and tackle the rusty frame but as this is my first re-commissioning of a non-runner the prospect of stripping down the frame is daunting!DSC_0003 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr" />

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Bit of a project Smile

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Mon May 16, 2016 9:15 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome to the forum!

You will find everything you need here and everyone is very helpful.

That looks a great K. Check out the home page and the section on what to do if you have just bought a K. Its very different from the K1200.

Tanks can be repaired.
The fuel cover under the tank is prone to damage by petrol so mind it carefully.
Don't go firing it up straight off, old fuel and crud in the tank will not help your injectors.
Fuel lines will be old and hard and will split as soon as you go at them, new ones are cheap too.
The frame can be done piecemeal instead of stripping it right down.
Spline lube will need doing.
Brakes probably needing seals.

Parts are easy to get but the radiator cowl is rare so mind it too.

Don't be afraid to ask questions no matter how simple that may seem. There is a huge amount of expertise on the forum and everyone is happy to help you along. Always good advice on parts too.

Pop up your VIN number too, yours is one of the earliest here.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 87,100 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,000 miles
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Mon May 16, 2016 9:19 am

Ian_J

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VIN Number 0001726 Smile

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Mon May 16, 2016 12:17 pm

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looks like a complete and original piece of kit
have fun with the restoration

not that hard to do at all
good luck !


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5Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Mon May 16, 2016 9:29 pm

Point-Seven-five

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+1 on the nice piece of kit.

Like a neglected woman, these bricks respond rather enthusiastically to a bit of TLC.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

Past:
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down    It's back on the road on Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:02 pm

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Well, it's been subject to a recommissioning rather than a restoration but it's now back on the road and now can be subjected to a gentle, restore-as-ride project Smile

For a 34 year-old bike the engine sounds really sweet.

DSC_0012 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr" />


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[img]DSC_0003 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr[/img]

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:52 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Wow that is some good looking bike now. So well worth it.

1726 is a very early K.

Standing in a barn has done it good, polish has cleaned it up and to be honest not sure I would strip it at all.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 87,100 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,000 miles
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:08 pm

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Nice job Ian - why can't I find those barns?


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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)
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:10 pm

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If it hasn't been exposed to too much sun and fading that BMW paint lasts a long time and cleans up nicely most of the time.


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Current stable:
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
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10Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:58 pm

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Hard to believe that hasn't been repainted. Nice work!


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: New Brick Owner in the UK on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:19 am

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Really nice, running restoration, my favourite kind.


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