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1Back to top Go down    Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Tue May 23, 2017 1:08 pm

duck

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When your footpeg rubbers start to wear on the leading edge you can swap the left and right rubbers to double their life.


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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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Tue May 23, 2017 2:14 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Shouldyou do that at the same time you turn the tyres around from left to right?


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Tue May 23, 2017 8:34 pm

indian036

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Shouldyou do that at the same time you turn the tyres around from left to right?
You should do that at the same time as you change them from front to back. Wink

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Tue May 23, 2017 8:57 pm

duck

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Yep. You can also do front to back. On the 2V Ks at least. The 4V Ks have shorter rear pegs and rubbers.


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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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Wed May 24, 2017 8:44 am

Holister

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@indian036 wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Shouldyou do that at the same time you turn the tyres around from left to right?
You should do that at the same time as you change them from front to back. Wink

Bill
Yeah, I rotate my tyres every St Patrick's Day


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Wed May 24, 2017 10:12 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Mine don't last from one St Patricks Day to the next one..... Leprachaun


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Wed May 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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@Holister wrote:
Yeah, I rotate my tyres every St Patrick's Day
I try and rotate mine every day, but I'm sure the rubber would last longer if I didn't.


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Paul

"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)
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Thu May 25, 2017 9:10 am

Holister

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My 'Cheap Bastard Tip o' the Day'....
Reuse your aluminium sump plug washers. Never bought a new one in my life. Embarassed


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Sun May 28, 2017 6:39 am

TacKler

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Don't like wasting time washing the dead insects off your bike instead of riding?

Save time and and go for a ride in the rain.


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Red 1991 K75S
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Sun May 28, 2017 3:10 pm

Dai

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@TacKler wrote:Don't like wasting time washing the dead insects off your bike instead of riding?

Save time and and go for a ride in the rain. Move to Ireland and go for a ride.
FTFY.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Sun May 28, 2017 3:15 pm

duck

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I save brake pads and rotors by never using my brakes.


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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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:18 pm

gkerk01

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leave the k in the shed, you will find the fuel economy is amazing then lol

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:58 am

Crazy Frog

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Keep your feet on the ground and the pegs will last forever.
In order to extend the life of your soles, you can wear a pair of roller skates. If you choose the rollers with the front braking puck, you can extend the life of the bike brake pads too.


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1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:15 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Crazy Frog wrote:Keep your feet on the ground and the pegs will last forever.
In order to extend the life of your soles, you can wear a pair of roller skates. If you choose the rollers with the front braking puck, you can extend the life of the bike brake pads too.

Probably cheaper than a low seat conversion too....means us vertically challenged folk can finally consider a GS? If only those things had knobbly wheels to go with their Bec 7 bearings.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:11 am

chris846

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Okay, save on footrest rubbers, brake pads....and petrol!



I can do this forever..


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:17 pm

indian036

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@chris846 wrote:Okay, save on footrest rubbers, brake pads....and petrol!



I can do this forever..
I thought that these could only be used by coyotes in pursuit of road runners!

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:23 pm

Crazy Frog

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Do you remember the "famous" post "disregard this post"
I guess we are starting something like that again. Very Happy


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1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:39 am

Ringfad

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Drink on an empty stomach.


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;BMW;K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 51KKm ;BMW;K1100RSRed 1993 70k miles ;BMW; K100 16V Black (ex ElectricMonk)
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Cheap bastard tip o' the day on Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:45 am

Crazy Frog

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@Ringfad wrote:Drink on an empty stomach.
As soon as you get one sip, your stomach is not empty anymore. Then, you are safe to drink.
Green beer Leprachaun Beer drinker Beer-Chugger Cocktail drinking-wine Very drunk
Why do we have so many drinking emoticons on a motorcycle forum?


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1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

norton71

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Tis easy.. and you have a problem with the bike or your Beer drinker other half simply sit back and have a drink and another and another ..either you work out the problem with the bike or you don't really care in the end..mind you problems with the other half can be harder to workout requiring even more drink emoticons Smile ..bring on more drinking emoticons Saint Paddys day tomorrow .... Green beer or as Mario sang .....

https://youtu.be/xvmFAWo3_QU

    

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