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1Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Noob saying hello on Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:30 am

Kai Ju

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Just a quick hello from California from a new K-100 owner.

About me: 
Motorcycle Mechanic for about 40 years, mostly Japanese brands, but also a five year stint with a local BMW dealer.

About the K:
Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear...
Bought the bike from someone that was "building a Cafe Racer" but decided to sell it when he succeeded in turning a running bike into a non-runner bike by letting the smoke out of the harness.
I got it running and decided to change direction from Cafe Racer to Gentleman's Express.
No Clip On's or Clubmans, no exhaust wrap, and it will have a front and rear fender, turn signals and lights. 

Anyway, just saying hello and hoping to learn from you folks about K's since I've been an Airhead up until recently.

Kai Ju

    

2Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Re: Noob saying hello on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:02 am

RicK G

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Hi Kai welcome to the Knuthaus. There's plenty of everything K here so pull up a chair and soak it up.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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Shep

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A good forum with lots of information and I would hope I/we  could learn from you some BMW tricks and techniques that apply to any BMW model.
Shep


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

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beanoldboy

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Gday Kai Ju, welcome aboard mate.

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5Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Re: Noob saying hello on Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:43 am

Brad-Man

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Welcome Kai Ju!

Very nice to hear of a K being resKued...


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6Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Thanks on Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:43 pm

Kai Ju

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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.

I'm hoping to be able to contribute to the site, as well as learn from all of you.

I just tried to start a thread on my bike but it seems I need to post more in other threads before I can do so.

So here is a picture of the bike as it is now...not done.

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Exhaust detail:

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7Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Re: Noob saying hello on Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:26 am

charlie99

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welcome aboard

nice collector on that


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bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

8Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Re: Noob saying hello on Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Kai Ju

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@charlie99 wrote:welcome aboard

nice collector on that

Thanks.
It's a K1200 head pipe with a 4 into 1 adapter and a mid pipe from Cone Engineering. As is the muffler, but it's from the '90s, found on ebay.
I grafted the #3 head pipe from another K1200 header into the # 4 head pipe to dodge the transmission issue.

    

9Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Re: Noob saying hello on Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:59 pm

brickrider2

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Welcome Kai,
I look forward to reading about/seeing your project.  From the initial pix, it looks like you're an accomplished fabricator.

    

10Back to top Go down   Noob saying hello Empty Exhaust fabrication. on Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:20 pm

Kai Ju

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I'm pretty good with my hands and at figuring things out, (for example the Rear Sets are my design and fabrication ),but I can't weld worth a damn. I go see my friends for that. But thank you.

I still can't post in the Cafe Racer/Customs thread, so I'll have to bide my time and participate elsewhere for a bit longer first.

    

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