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1Back to top Go down    Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:59 pm

Bronze Lion

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Hello all,

Just wanted to throw a quick introduction out there. I've always loved the look of the flying brick, I thought it was sleek yet ugly in its own endearing way...to be fair I used to build Volvo 240's. After selling my 2003 F650GS, I've been bikeless for about 2 years. For Father's Day this year my wife told me to buy a bike. I picked up a non-running 85 K100RT off of CL, and looking forward to getting this sucker running!

Current status: Non-running


  • PO was tackling some electrical gremlins and the bike ended up sitting in the corner of the garage.
  • Needed a new starter relay - Done
  • Needs a new ignition switch - Still trying to track one of these down. In the meantime, I've hotwired it.
  • Needs a new battery


I don't have huge grandiose plans for this bike, but I am planning on dumping the fairing and swapping in a round headlight bucket or similar.

Anyways, I'm sure I'll be back soon enough to get some electrical help, and I look forward to talking with everyone.

Thanks!
-Dylan





    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:59 pm

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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
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:05 pm

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Hey thanks! I actually came across that page the other day. I've got a shopping list at home that I'm waiting to pull the trigger on before I start the swap.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:17 pm

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Bronze Lion wrote:I don't have huge grandiose plans for this bike, but I am planning on dumping the fairing and swapping in a round headlight bucket or similar.

Really? Your choice, but I thought Seattle was one of the wetter parts of the US....the RT/LT fairings really are our friends when riding in wetter climates. I ride all year round and really appreciate the protection offered by the full fairing.

You have interesting mirrors on the fairing at the moment, not the usual looking ones.

Anyway, welcome and enjoy the forum.


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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)
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:23 pm

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Nice looking machine, looks worth the work!


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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!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:09 pm

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Born Again Eccentric wrote:
Bronze Lion wrote:I don't have huge grandiose plans for this bike, but I am planning on dumping the fairing and swapping in a round headlight bucket or similar.

Really? Your choice, but I thought Seattle was one of the wetter parts of the US....the RT/LT fairings really are our friends when riding in wetter climates. I ride all year round and really appreciate the protection offered by the full fairing.

You have interesting mirrors on the fairing at the moment, not the usual looking ones.

Anyway, welcome and enjoy the forum.

You know you're probably right, but the inconvenience of the rain is far outweighed by the feeling of freedom I get on a naked bike. My feelings towards large, comfortable fairings might shift the older I get, but for now, I go naked. Having spent a few years as a moto-only commuter, I've invested in some relativelywater-resistant clothing.

The mirrors are non-OEM. The PO got tired of accidentallybumping them and having them pop off of the fairing, so he installed these. The originals are in the parts box and one of them has a broken lens.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Old K100, New K100 Owner from the PNW on Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:33 pm

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The last car my dad had was a Volvo 240, a silver GLE model and a lovely motor. Looked boxy and staid, was anything but to drive. The K100 fits thesame profile quite nicely......

I have an 84 K100RT and its impressive the way you can throw it around when its got no panniers or top box on, completely different bike. But with Bridgestone BT45 tyres on I can happily throw it around in the wet too. I never entertain removing the fairing.

I just clicked on 4 brand new injectors, Chinese I figure, but they are costing me a grand total of GBP92 ex taxes for the 4 of them posted and come with the seals. I have a spare injector rail which will be all nicely painted up for them for a straight swap. My existing ones I will cleanand refreshin my own timeto put on the shelf in anticipation of another K coming this year....if I tidy my shed.


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