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88

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A terrible case of the K-Pox has broken out in Ireland " There nothing more we can do" Doctors said, " Just palliative care now, take him home and feed him articles and forum threads".

88 has gone and got the Big Kahuna...... cheers

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Actually the deal was done a while ago but I had to sort some space at home and a few minor issues with the bike to get it up and running.

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The biggest problem was starting it. A dodgy gear position sensor, clutch swith and sidestand switch meatn I couldn't get it to stay in neutral or stay running. After fitting replacements robbed from the LT the bike was running. 

A 1990 model, It was originally blue but had been painted Stealth black by the previous owner, which I can live with for now. I may restore it to original in the future. it has 70k miles on the clock and would benefit from a bit of a tune up but it's a good runner and after sorting a few minor cosmetics so I could get it out on a test run.

I quickly found the pegs needed to be dropped a bit as the leg position was causing me cramps. I did this by just using a longer bolt for now but I'll buy the kit to do the permanent job.

I managed to Join Ringfad and Tom yesterday for a leg of the Photo rally they were doing and clocked up 375 miles for the day over some very wild remote roads in the west combined with some fast work on a private runway, taking it quite close to it's top speed (per spec K Pox outbreak. 652573 ).  There was still oodles of urge still in it and very stable, if not a little buzzy but I'm sure a carb balancing will help a lot there.

Here we are on a very wet Gorumna Island on the Wild Atlantic Way, It's linked to the mainland by a series of tiny roads and causeways.

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I had to break out in the afternoon and enjoyed a celebratory lunch overlooking Galway bay before an alternating wet'n' sunny spin home.


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The day also saw a fork seal weeping quite a bit so that'll have to be done, and the seat cover needs to be replaced as it is faded and scuffed through in one spot.
Feeling pleased if not a little stiff at the hip !    roundel


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K Pox outbreak. Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!K Pox outbreak. Ir-log11

"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.
    

2Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:14 pm

indian036

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@88 wrote:A terrible case of the K-Pox has broken out in Ireland 
A terrible case of "green with envy" has broken out in Australia.  Very Happy

Nice one!

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
    

3Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:34 pm

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Very nice William, I am still kicking myself for passing up a Laguna Blue K1 some years ago as they don't come up very often anymore.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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Congrat Will. I like the black and yellow.


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5Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:04 am

charlie99

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WoW ,,,,Will that looks great

congratulations

sounds like the usual cosmetic stuff to restore that beauty

ride well mate


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OK Pox outbreak. Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

6Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:45 am

duck

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Black & yeller looks good to me.

My K1 had about the same miles on it when I bought it. The one thing it needed the most to run smoothly was some new heat sink compound behind the ignition amp at the left front of the battery.



Last edited by duck on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:32 am; edited 1 time in total


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:08 am

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The Holy Grail, fine looking bike Will.


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87 K100rs : Vin 9462 
86 K100rt : Vin 9901
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98 K1100lt: Vin 8044
    

8Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:13 am

KiwiK100

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Nice work! Looks like Ringfads K1 in the pics too. Always like to see a K1 being looked after and kept well away from the breakers yard


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2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 167,000km
1991 K1. Schwartz metallic black, 18 month frame off restoration. 74,000km
1987 K100RS Style. Black, Ohlins, Race Tech springs, Braided lines. Fully restored. 53,000 miles. 
The family history:
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads ride
1953 Triumph Terrier - my Mum's ride
1916 Triumph Type H, Battle of the Somme, France WW1 - my Grand dads ride
    

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Beamer down under

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@KiwiK100 wrote:Nice work! Looks like Ringfads K1 in the pics too. Always like to see a K1 being looked after and kept well away from the breakers yard

Thats for sure kiwi100. About the same number of k1,s as to k100rs multis produced. Every time i see one is good. I saw yesterday a mint yellow and red k1 going down Ngaio hill.When i get the chance i will stop him and have a chat bounce

    

10Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:27 pm

88

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Thanks for the compliments all. 

Duck I'm interested to know what does the heat sink compound do?


I thought the Metal was designed to absord the heat...and how was the running affected by it?


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K Pox outbreak. Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!K Pox outbreak. Ir-log11

"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.
    

11Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:50 pm

duck

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@88 wrote:Thanks for the compliments all. 

Duck I'm interested to know what does the heat sink compound do?


I thought the Metal was designed to absord the heat...and how was the running affected by it?

The bike will run roughly (and get worse and worse) when the ignition amp gets too hot. When it gets really bad the bike will just quit when it warms up as the ignition amp overheats.

Heat sink compound enhances heat transfer from the back of the ignition amp to the battery tray so that it can be dissipated more effectively. (Hence why it is named heat sink compound.)


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

12Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:12 pm

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@duck wrote:Heat sink compound enhances heat transfer from the back of the ignition amp to the battery tray so that it can be dissipated more effectively. (Hence why it is named heat sink compound.)


Something else to get for my man cave, thanks for the info!


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K Pox outbreak. Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!K Pox outbreak. Ir-log11

"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.
    

13Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:23 pm

Dai

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Don't just slap it on. The idea is to fill the microscopic pits in the heatsink and module so that heat is transferred more efficiently. Put too much on and you'll turn it into an insulator. You can't do better than follow the same procedure as fitting a heatsink to a computer CPU:-

1. Clean both surfaces scrupulously. Preferably use brake cleaner, but meths or an alcohol-based cleaner will do as a second best. Use a lint-free cloth and make sure there's no visible bits of crap when you've finished.
2. Squeeze out a small-pea-sized lump of heatsink compound onto the back of the ignition amplifier. Spread it out as evenly as possible using a clean finger.
3. Offer up the amplifier to the heatsink and rub it backwards and forwards a time or two before bolting it back together. The rubbing motion is to transfer some of the heatsink compound to the pits in the heatsink and give it time to force out any trapped air.


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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)
    

14Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:12 pm

duck

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I just clean the old stuff off of both sides with steel wool to get clean metal surfaces, then smear too much on, wiggle it a bit to spread it around, screw the ignition amp back on and then use a paper towel to get rid of the excess that squishes out the sides.


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

15Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:16 am

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Nice buy Will, looking nice. I like the black and yellow look, even if it might not be original.
Bit of a K1 revival going on over there it seems, but that can't be a bad thing!!


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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
"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)
    

16Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:30 am

charlie99

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 and give it time to force out any trapped air.


yep that's how most heatsink material works

but there are many versions of the heatsink material

these days there is silver impregnated heatsink material ...supposed to offer far better transfer of heat that the poxy zinc substrate white goo that is sold as heat transfer compound ....and by no small factor of difference

the zinc type compounds often cook ...leaving an excellent insulator ...instead of an excellent transfer compound

look around mate there are heaps of modernised ..and more proficient heat compounds and not dear at all for the amount you require

good luck !!


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OK Pox outbreak. Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

17Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:45 pm

Two Wheels Better

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That 'frost' black and yellow looks perty nice from here.

If anyone needs a replacement ignition amp I've got one I'll part with for not much dosh...easily posted, too.


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18Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:40 pm

indian036

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@charlie99 wrote:
look around mate there are heaps of modernised ..and more proficient heat compounds and not dear at all for the amount you require
You mean I should replace the pot I bought from Dick Smith in his original St Leonards store in 1974?

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
    

19Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:28 am

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lol

I had been there as well,
but don't have anything left that was actually from that store left ...his first catalogue (that I had )  was a prized possession for many years  
but to be a real aficionado of dick smith, you had to be a visitor to his radio shop over in neutral bay tram terminal .  about 2 blocks away from my great aunts place ...guess who used to look in and be amazed ?

ike bain ...an American business man , was actually the inspiring business manager that got dick that first of many stores at st leonards and changed the whole business profile for him

cheers


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OK Pox outbreak. Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

20Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:42 am

indian036

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I remember I bought a co tanger car radio aerial from him for a friend with a broken original. The sales person was reluctant to sell it to me at first, thinking I hadn't picked up on the joke.

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
    

21Back to top Go down   K Pox outbreak. Empty Re: K Pox outbreak. on Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:55 am

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I managed to Join Ringfad and Tom yesterday for a leg of the Photo rally they were doing and clocked up 375 miles for the day over some very wild remote roads in the west combined with some fast work on a private runway, taking it quite close to it's top speed (per spec K Pox outbreak. 652573 ).  There was still oodles of urge still in it and very stable, if not a little buzzy but I'm sure a carb balancing will help a lot there.

Look what happens when I go away.......

This 'private runway' has me intrigued........doesn't show up on google at all.........sure it wasn't a bog road like Knock Airport runway.......


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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