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1Back to top Go down    Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:56 am

JonnyHonda

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Just thought I'd say Hi again rather than inserting myself into discussions, spent the last couple of years working on a k100 rebuild with surprisingly few issue.
Here's a before and after.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:08 am

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G'day Jonny.

Nice colour! Nice bike!


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:17 am

JonnyHonda

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Thanks, very much like your avatar pic, have got a bigger pic?

I photo documented most of the build on flickr -> K100 Rebuild


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:36 am

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I just went through your flickr. That's a very impressive, meticulous rebuild. Nice job!


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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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5Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:59 am

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Thanks duck,
I got a bit carried away, there is still a fair bit to do, most of it is just minor bits and bobs, but I do like working on the German stuff, I mean, it's 30 years old and I think I only had a couple of issues with seized or rounded bolts, I rebuilt a 2001 Suzuki GSXF a couple of years ago for a friend and it took 4 days just to get the engine out of the frame because we couldn't get the exhaust off and we snapped no end of bolts and round nuts left right and centre.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:25 pm

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Amazing refresh! I admire your skills and attention to detail!

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:52 pm

JonnyHonda

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Thanks mate,
I've rebuilt many bikes over the years and the Ks in my opinion are the simplest to work on, they were so over engineered that you don't have to worry to much about previous owner abuse.

I bought K1200 brick 2 years ago, shortly after buying the K100 in fact. It had been stood outside in our lovely English weather for two years all I had to do to recommission it was fluids, filters and for seals and it's still my daily ride now, anything Japanese outside that long would be solid with rust.

You can't go wrong on a K.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:33 pm

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Welcome back Jonny,

A mighty fine job you've have done with your resto - well done.

Sounds like you were lucky with fasteners and bolts - I think I have had more than my fair share of corroded on nuts, shearing studs (esp exhaust manifold) rounded off allen heads and hex heads. Nothing a good bit of drilling out couldn't solve, but a pain at the time.


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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: Re-introduction on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:48 pm

JonnyHonda

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Thank you,

Yes I guess I have been fairly lucky with this build, I did have a couple of close calls on the exhaust, in fact if I'm honest there is one stud I could not remove but because threads were okay I left it in, PlusGas is essential tool.


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