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1Back to top Go down    My first K100 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:25 pm

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Hi all , Jimmy here, I do not have the bike yet but think it should be in the garage by the end of this working week. Bought the bike from a friend who has had the bike on the ramp for a few months but has not had the time to get things done. I have taken it of his hand for a reasonable price and intend on it being my next winter project. Don't know what I intend on doing with it but might look at a café or scrambler style, TBC at a later date. The engine does run and the bike is in reasonable order throughout. 

 I am looking forwards to getting started and of course hope that all you experienced guys will keep me right when I hit the many (I am sure) brick walls. 

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:01 pm

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WelKome!

(Hint: It helps us help you if you put the model and year in your signature.)


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86 Custom K100 (K75C fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, 32/10 final drive)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
93 K1100RS
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT
91 K1
93 K75S
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3Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:21 pm

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@Blunderbust wrote:...I have taken it of his hand for a reasonable price and intend on it being my next winter project. Don't know what I intend on doing with it but might look at a café or scrambler style, TBC at a later date. The engine does run and the bike is in reasonable order throughout. 
Winter is so far away (up here), so do the basics (all fluids, check brake pads, check tyres and get a can of deOxit onto all those electrical connectors and earth points) and get her MoT'd. Then get out and ride as a Summer Project, you never know, you might find that you love her just the way she was designed. If the bike is in reasonable order throughout, then it seems a pity to condemn her to becoming a cafe hack.

All sorts of helpful advice on the portal page on what to do with your first K to help you on your way.

Like Duck says - stick some bike details into your signature box - model, age etc. and get some photos up.

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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 Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" 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)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:42 pm

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Thanks for the reply, unfortunately the bike has been already hacked and had some mods done. I also need to rebuild bits of it and I have 3 other bikes that I am using just now so once I get back from my Euro tour which starts on the 29th of July I will have a look and buy the bits that I need and use it to keep me busy during the winter days that I cant get out.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:31 pm

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@Blunderbust wrote:Thanks for the reply, unfortunately the bike has been already hacked and had some mods done. I also need to rebuild bits of it and I have 3 other bikes that I am using just now so once I get back from my Euro tour which starts on the 29th of July I will have a look and buy the bits that I need and use it to keep me busy during the winter days that I cant get out.

What do you mean 'days I cant get out'????  roundel roundel roundel


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6Back to top Go down    Bike has landed on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:43 pm

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She arrived today, sitting in the garage waiting on my new bike lift arriving then I will get stripping down and slowly but surely crack on with the project. 

Olaf, reference the days I cant get out not really to do with anything other than the fact that I some times have to look after my 9 year old son as his mum works strange shift patterns (Police Surgeon). As I said, I have another 3 bikes one of which is my winter hack which lets me get out in all weathers. Watch this space for pics before I get started. What a Face


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7Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:36 am

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Well I don't count that as days we don't get out, kids are the best thing ever and a 9 year old can be a great helper with the jobs that need doing.....

I know what the medical world is like, since my son took it up I hardly see him, his days off and time off spent on courses and learning more and more and his bike doesn't get out much now. When he was 9 we were building bicycles together and going on cycle trips.

Lots of photos and that K will be a nice build too!


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8Back to top Go down    First photo on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:47 pm

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9Back to top Go down    again on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:50 pm

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As can be seen I have a challenge, LOL.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:05 pm

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@Blunderbust wrote:
As can be seen I have a challenge, LOL.

@Blunderbust wrote:"unfortunately the bike has been already hacked and had some mods done".

You're not kidding!

Actually, it is good to see a project bike in this sort of mess (no offence meant) rather than a pristine one that is about to get butchered. Good luck with the project.


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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 Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donner" 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)
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: My first K100 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:59 pm

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Those spagetti headlights are only good in the daytime  Very Happy

Good luck with the project - lot's of help here.


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