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Overture

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Hey everyone,

Names Chris, based in Melbourne, Australia. (I know.. another one..)
Recently purchased a 84' K100RT that had seen better days, from a work mate who's stopped riding due to his little ones.

He did an at home naked conversion, and it needs some love to get back onto the road it hasn't run in 2 years.
But I'm bringing her back, already done a new fuel pump and kit inside the tank.

Slowly going through a check-list I've made, might start up a build thread!

Everyone is seems super friendly and supportive, so signing up was a no brainier! Wink

Thanks

    

charlie99

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welcome chris ...


looks like a nice to be dooer upperer

have fun mate !!!


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
    

indian036

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Supportive is something this forum does well.Very Happy

WelKome.

Bill


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1985 K100RT Red. VIN 0028991K100RT ENG 104EA248523386
1985 K100RT Blue. VIN 0029036K100RT ENG 104EA25852071
1990 K100LT Black. VIN WB105060310190452
1984 K100RT White. VIN. 0023022K100RT ENG 104EA32848523
    

Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome along Chris,

Another Aussie - you join a growing band of stalwarts and die hards down under. A fantastic krew and I am sure they will make you feel very welcome.

Plenty of good advice, banter and occasional meet ups too (all around the world), so enjoy bringing your baby back to life and getting her out on the open road.

I'm sure I'm teaching you to suck eggs (I never did understand why grandmothers did such a thing in the first place), but be careful with that pressure washer - especially in the vicinity of the radiator (and yours looks particularly exposed the moment). You won't be the first to cause a leak after some over zealous pressure washing...but at least yours is very easy to get off, at the moment!

Enjoy


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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)
    

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there everywere and welcome

    

MartinW

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Welcome to the asylum from the northern realms. Deoxit will be come your best friend.
Regards Martin.

    

larrikin

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Oh Great! Another flaming Mexican.

Welcome to the Knuthouse.

BTW I had a 84 K100 once, it was a bloody great bike.


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Overture

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Welcome along Chris,

Another Aussie - you join a growing band of stalwarts and die hards down under. A fantastic krew and I am sure they will make you feel very welcome.

Plenty of good advice, banter and occasional meet ups too (all around the world), so enjoy bringing your baby back to life and getting her out on the open road.

I'm sure I'm teaching you to suck eggs (I never did understand why grandmothers did such a thing in the first place), but be careful with that pressure washer - especially in the vicinity of the radiator (and yours looks particularly exposed the moment). You won't be the first to cause a leak after some over zealous pressure washing...but at least yours is very easy to get off, at the moment!

Enjoy

I was just degreasing the wheels and bottom of the engine, I know people cringe at the pressure washer.
I normally prefer the watering can and elbow grease!


Thanks everyone for the welcome!


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MartinW

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More mature Bricks definitely benefit from going over all the connections and cleaning with Deoxit. Against the advice of some I also smear dielectric grease or heavy silicone around the connectors. I believe it keeps out moisture and air which leads to corrosion. I've only had electrical connector problems twice in twenty years on the one connector I failed to do, due to it being slightly hard to get to.
Regards Martin.

    

Overture

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@MartinW wrote:More mature Bricks definitely benefit from going over all the connections and cleaning with Deoxit. Against the advice of some I also smear dielectric grease or heavy silicone around the connectors. I believe it keeps out moisture and air which leads to corrosion. I've only had electrical connector problems twice in twenty years on the one connector I failed to do, due to it being slightly hard to get to.
Regards Martin.

Yeah she needs some love, I've read so far that Nylon Drill Brush and WD40 makes light work of most of it.

But I'm not sure how I feel about using a powertool on some of those areas.
People also recommend oven cleaner, but again be very careful etc!

I'm going to start a build thread tonight, had a fuel leak last night in one of the lines that goes to the rail, but I'm hoping to go for a RWC ASAP!


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KiwiK100

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Welcome from across the Ditch. New members is Aussie out number the new Kiwis about 100 to 1Crying or Very sadLots of help here if your into full renovations. Oven cleaner on the alloy? Tried the caustic version - a total waste of time mate. If the corrosion is seriously real bad then neat Spirit of Salts or hydrochloric acid and a toothbrush or three is the weapon of choice. Swing arm and FD will come up looking primo, but you will need to remove and strip out the parts before starting. Wear gloves and goggles, and work out doors!


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Current rides:
2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 165,000km
1991 K1. Classic Black metallic, restoration in progress. 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
    

Overture

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@KiwiK100 wrote:Welcome from across the Ditch. New members is Aussie out number the new Kiwis about 100 to 1Crying or Very sadLots of help here if your into full renovations. Oven cleaner on the alloy? Tried the caustic version - a total waste of time mate. If the corrosion is seriously real bad then neat Spirit of Salts or hydrochloric acid and a toothbrush or three is the weapon of choice. Swing arm and FD will come up looking primo, but you will need to remove and strip out the parts before starting. Wear gloves and goggles, and work out doors!

I've got a mini spray booth set-up in the garage and I was thinking about painting the swing arm/engine/wheels in 601 super enamel, there's been good results I've seen online.


But I normally do small scale airbrush work, so I've gotta do some more research!
Any advice from anyone would be appreciated!


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RicK G

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Hi Ya Overture welKome to our Knuthaus We aren't taking over we took over years ago. Der Oirish boys will tell you different but they always were a bit slow off the mark.


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Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

KiwiK100

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Ive had really good results with Hammerite rattle cans from the UK. Available in NZ through Tighter Men so should be available through the same stores in Aussie. The smooth silver (not hammered) is particularly nice to put on and a close replica to the oem silver. The satin black is also nice to use. Expensive but good results. As for the wheels, nothing beats a good powder coat when it comes to dealing with stone chips


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Current rides:
2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 165,000km
1991 K1. Classic Black metallic, restoration in progress. 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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