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1Back to top Go down    Greetings from Norfolk UK on Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:11 pm

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Hi All,
I am just working on my second K100, a 1990 model, I have been riding a 1988 model with 197,000 on the clock.
Having ridden British bikes for all my life, it appears to me that the Germans have put the gearbox in upside down and back to front! :-) (work it out)

With old bikes, seized fixings and dodgy wiring is my battle at the moment.

My current problem on the 1990 is it blew fuse 1 yesterday as I went to start it, I seem to have isolated it to either a fault in the "clocks" or damaged wiring around the headstock (the seized fixings are slowing down the investigations) all other components on that circuit have been disconected and still shown a short to earth. Unless anyone else knows different?

Colin (catmando)

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:55 pm

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@catmando wrote:I have been riding a 1988 model with 197,000 on the clock.

Wow! that's some mileage...


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:58 pm

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. My guess is the wiring around the headstock. It's subject to quite a bit of stress there; on the faired models the fairing mounts can cut into the loom if it's not routed correctly.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:15 pm

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What Dai said and to add if the bike has heated grips a melted resistance wire (for Low heat/ high heat) in that area can cause havoc at the least.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:26 pm

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@RicK G wrote:What Dai said and to add if the bike has heated grips a melted resistance wire (for Low heat/ high heat) in that area can cause havoc at the least.
There are no heated grips on this bike, so no problem there. If I can free the screws to remove the screen so I can get at the back of the "clocks" to disconnect I mighht gert a result tomorrow!

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:37 am

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@catmando wrote:
@RicK G wrote:What Dai said and to add if the bike has heated grips a melted resistance wire (for Low heat/ high heat) in that area can cause havoc at the least.
There are no heated grips on this bike, so no problem there. If I can free the screws to remove the screen so I can get at the back of the "clocks" to disconnect I mighht gert a result tomorrow!

Colin

Can you pop up the model K and maybe add the VIN?

For 1990 a K with a screen was an RS or LT as far as I know. If an LT itmost likely had heated grips at one time that don't work but may still be live.

Now if you get it sorted will you come to K Fest at Donington Park 12/13 May? Quite a few of us going up there....camping for weekend is included in the weekend ticket!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:35 pm

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Go on go on go on the more the merrier
I love it when a plan comes together 🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍🏍how many is that so far

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:30 pm

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Over 50 so far and I'm not giving up on it.

31 so far for dinner on the Saturday night......


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:02 am

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Good job see you Saturday i hope we dont get an any heavy hail showers 😨

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:29 am

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No rain forecast for Saturday and my son has amazingly expressed an interest in coming along. Hook Head is one of his favourite rides. Keeping fingers crossed on that one. At least Tom O'Learymight have another Honda to keep him company.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 74,700 miles
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Greetings from Norfolk UK on Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:07 pm

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Good stuff see you tomorrow then

    

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