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1Back to top Go down    Good day! on Mon May 08, 2017 11:26 am

Woodie

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Earlier this year I got approval from my wife to get a new to me motorcycle. I looked at a bunch of different bikes but kept coming back to the K bikes. Many years ago when I was riding a Yamaha I happened to take out an R65 for a test drive. That one ride made quite an impression and I knew what brand I wanted when it was time to get back into owning and riding again.

I now have an 85 K100RT (just broken in at 67k kms) and I am knee deep in trying to get it on the road again. This forum has been a huge help so far and I will be relying on everyone a great deal I am sure in keeping my brick running. I have already begun accumulating spare parts!

Cheers, Andrew

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Mon May 08, 2017 12:50 pm

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Welcome! There is a semi active group of riders in the GTA, and I live just across the border. Not as active as the Ozzies or the Eccentrics, but we're working on it.

Welland? I have many fond memories of blasting between Concession roads on Welland County M/C enduros. Ever get to the Welland county speedway?


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Mon May 08, 2017 6:22 pm

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Welkome!


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Tue May 09, 2017 7:49 am

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Thank you for the welcome! I have lived here in Welland for 16 years now after leaving the GTA. I have not made it to the speedway but I have been to East Aurora. I think your back roads are better than mine - you have a lot more hills and turns!


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5Back to top Go down    Kanucks on Tue May 09, 2017 12:00 pm

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Woodie!
Welcome to the forum! My family were pioneers in the Port Colborne area, right next to you. I've visited Welland a couple of times and seems like a gorgeous area for you to get some great use for your RT.

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6Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Tue May 09, 2017 12:15 pm

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@nvboy wrote:Woodie!
Welcome to the forum! My family were pioneers in the Port Colborne area, right next to you. I've visited Welland a couple of times and seems like a gorgeous area for you to get some great use for your RT.

nvboy

Cure for that pioneer thingy......



And for those who don't want a cure .........


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

7Back to top Go down    Good to be here on Tue May 09, 2017 2:45 pm

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Greetings all from Muir Beach, Ca...
So glad to be here. My name is Chris...
Was doing research to do a conversion of my K100RT into a scrambler as I will be "scrambling" around the Ventana wilderness next year. So glad I found this forum. There is so much good information and help here. I hope I am able to be as helpful.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Tue May 23, 2017 3:29 pm

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I'm almost across the finish line now with getting the bike plated and legally rideable. When I bought the bike there were a few things disassembled and the only part I haven't figured out is the black foam squishy bit below.

What is this and where might it go?


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Tue May 23, 2017 5:41 pm

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It's a46631453740.

It goes between the top rear of the crank cover and the right fairing lower.


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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
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Tue May 23, 2017 6:02 pm

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Thanks Duck


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Wed May 24, 2017 1:25 pm

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As Duck says...assuming that you still have the baffle in place to hold it in place!

Sorry - mine wasn't as clean as yours is - I took the picture pre-disassembly, so that I would have a fighting chance of knowing where it went back, a few weeks later...


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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)
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Wed May 24, 2017 7:31 pm

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@duck wrote:It's a46631453740.

It goes between the top rear of the crank cover and the right fairing lower.
And then it falls out again. Very Happy


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Wed May 24, 2017 7:39 pm

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Welcome to the Forum...enjoy!


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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!

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14Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Wed May 24, 2017 9:27 pm

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Awesome day today. The bike aced the safety inspection yesterday and I got to go for a very fun and much more extended ride today. Heading into the inspection I was quite hopeful that all would be well but I wasn't entirely sure what I might have missed getting the bike ready. When I purchased it I didn't take it for a test ride either. At the end of the day it was new rubber and everything else was pretty much as is. I'm kind of glad the turn signals put up a bit of a fight because it pushed me to tear into the bike much more than I might have. I somewhat worked through the check list on the Portal as well. I have a few more things to do to the bike but nothing major and nothing that will prevent me from enjoying the bike now.

I can't imagine there is a more fully supported vintage bike than the K.

Cheers


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Thu May 25, 2017 8:28 pm

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@Woodie wrote:
I can't imagine there is a more fully supported vintage bike than the K.

Cheers
Cangrats on getting her road legal!

As far as support, I can't imagine another vintage bike where so many are used daily and for long cross country tours. You will soon learn how these machines can inspire pleasure and confidence.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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

16Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Fri May 26, 2017 5:05 am

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My 84 K100RT is my main mode of transport. Its ultra reliable and very comfortable plus free parking wherever you go!

The car does about 2-3000 miles a year.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Sun May 28, 2017 2:28 pm

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That's my intention as well Olaf at least as long as my Canadian winter complies. Will the seat below work? My two thoughts for changing the stock seat were comfort and to accommodate my stubby inseam. If it won't be more comfortable then I can live with seat at the current height.


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Sun May 28, 2017 2:39 pm

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You could alternatively install a low seat. Requires several different parts and mounting though.



Another option is to have the foam shaved along the sides of the rider portion of the seat to get your feet down farther when stopped.


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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
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Good day! on Sun May 28, 2017 5:21 pm

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The seat above is off of an RS. I neglected to ask what year but if my online reading is correct, most things are workable between the bikes even if it involves some adapting.

I'm half way through doing my spline lube on the rear end. The best thing about this bike is that it is so well documented....and it's also the worst thingVery Happy. I'm not overly neurotic but since countless issues have been covered here and the bike is still new to me, I sometimes think every rattle or thunk is one of the many things that has gone wrong with other K's. The splines look good though.

My goal for the year is to ride it until the snow flies and then spend the winter doing as much work as I possibly can with cleaning, bearings, paint, etc. Id love to get the engine to look like what you show above Duck.


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