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1Back to top Go down    Introducing Myself on Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:24 pm

Hale_Storm

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Hello!

I just picked up a 1985 K100RS with +90K miles on it. Everything looks fairly clean, but its been sitting for 3+ years and needs a good run through. Swapped out the filters, changed the oil, bled the breaks, cleaned the jets, and am about to change out the fuel pump. Hopefully that is the last hiccup to get her started.

Planning a cafe style. In the process of stripping the bike down now, but not getting too ahead of myself before getting the bike running, and making sure everything is in good condition before I polish a turd.

I live in Englewood Colorado. Work as a Project Manager in the construction industry. Outside of that I do a lot of fly fishing, a little wood working, some beer brewing, and a bit of hunting. Married, no kids, a hunting dog (German Shothair Pointer), and a lot of projects...

My previous bike was a 1983 Kawasaki KZ750LTD that I did a cafe build on. you can see that one here, https://kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/510572-83-kz750-ltd-cafe-project
Rode that one for a couple years, then sold it. I am a bit of a project guy, and although I could have done more to that bike, I felt it was at an ok spot, and sold it for the next project.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:12 pm

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Trying to post a picture, but no matter what i do it comes in upside down? what am i doing wrong?

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:20 pm

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@Hale_Storm wrote:Trying to post a picture, but no matter what i do it comes in upside down? what am i doing wrong?
Easy fix. Go to the desired image in your 'puter, press edit, rotate it round until it's upright (even if it IS appearing upright to start with), then save it. Re-post. It will sit correctly oriented. Pain, yes, but often necessary. It is NOT the forum doing it.

Welcome to the forum, otherwise. Save the bits! They will be desired by someone - perhaps even you - in the future. I see someone's taken the time to retrofit later four-piston calipers to aluminium brackets over floating front discs. If the master cylinder ratio is correct that'd make her a stopper.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:40 pm

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there we go, apparently it has to look like its upside down on the 'puter, for it to look upright here? i dunno, technology and all

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:07 pm

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Welcome!  Don't bin anything, some parts like the mirror/turn signals are no longer available and there are owners who would seriously consider selling their next of kin to get one.


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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 am

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"polish a turd" !!!!!! , have you considered just bringing her back to it's former glory ? , a good looking KRS , pity to hack it

John Re

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7Back to top Go down    Down under on Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:18 am

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you must have an Australian model, its the right way up how I see it:lol!:


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:32 am

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welcome aboard


have fun with the build
document what you pull off before you do it

pretty hard to diagnose an issue if you don't know what you have done ..

good luck


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:32 am

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@JR_K100RS wrote:"polish a turd" !!!!!! , have you considered just bringing her back to it's former glory ? , a good looking KRS , pity to hack it

John Re

Melbourne Australia


all i mean is put a bunch of cosmetic work in if there is a major issue, and i end up with a great looking non running bike. I dont think thats the case, but i'm just being cautious

it is a good looking bike, but keeping it stock is not my intent, so hopefully the parts will be used by someone who needs them.



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10Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:34 am

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@charlie99 wrote:welcome aboard


have fun with the build
document what you pull off before you do it

pretty hard to diagnose an issue if you don't know what you have done ..

good luck


 I am snapping plenty of pictures along the way. Right now the only things i'm taking off are not critical items. The cowl, the seat, basically all the plastic. Trying my best to keep everything in a neat pile, so i can document it and offer it up to someone looking for parts.

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:49 am

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After some tinkering, replacing a fuel pump, and general fluid changes... it’s alive!

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12Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:53 am

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13Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 am

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Hey Hale_Storm, great to hear it’s running again :-)
Lovely to see the exhaust gases.

Cheers from Germany


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:58 am

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@Chocolate wrote:Hey Hale_Storm, great to hear it’s running again :-)
Lovely to see the exhaust gases.

Cheers from Germany

Thanks! Hearing it run was the best part of my week!
My wife was a little upset to smell the exhaust gasses in the house though... but I thought it smelled lovely!



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15Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:02 pm

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Hi bud yes am after a cam cover side plastic side panel if thats in good condition am not fussed about swirl marked paint as it will need painted white for my bike. I have just joined the page so i have no idea how this works 😂

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:03 am

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@Hale_Storm wrote:
@Chocolate wrote:Hey Hale_Storm, great to hear it’s running again :-)
Lovely to see the exhaust gases.

Cheers from Germany

Thanks! Hearing it run was the best part of my week!
My wife was a little upset to smell the exhaust gasses in the house though... but I thought it smelled lovely!



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17Back to top Go down    Re: Introducing Myself on Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am

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@Jashcoin wrote:Hi bud yes am after a cam cover side plastic side panel if thats in good condition am not fussed about swirl marked paint as it will need painted white for my bike. I have just joined the page so i ha

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