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1Back to top Go down    K1100 cafe racer on Sun 01 Apr 2018, 18:45

Cromoly

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Salut This needs to be done so here it is:
Hello to all members, i am  a basement motorcycle mechanic with too many motorcycles, parts and free time on my hand.
So i got into K bikes.... ho yes.
Nice motor but scary electrics...
Anyway thanks for this forum 
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2Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 03:56

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Electronics is not scary - it's fun!!!


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'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)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 06:53

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thank you Dai

I'll make shure to post my find for other to use,

I'm currently hooking up the Motogadjet cronoclassic instruments, 

LED blinkers (WITH RELAY MOD) LED headlamp, and horn are hooked up and working fine.

Neutral switch is hookedup also.

Next is to plug the gas tank and see if it starts.

I might be missing a thing or two...or three, i will go from there 
but i am almost done
Spring is here in Quebec, snow is melting.....

I'll post pics in the near future.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 08:37

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Welcome Cromoly, you will find this forum very helpful.
Where are you in Quebec? We are in Rawdon...


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Past bikes - Yamaha YL-1, Honda XL-125, 1967 BSA 650 Lightning

Current - 1990 K75RT (in drydock) & 1995 K75RT VIN # WB1056503S0372669
            - 2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650

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5Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 08:57

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Thank you for the warm welcome
i am in Bromont area

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 09:51

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A full summer whent by, since my last post.
Busy with my work.
But i shall continue

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:06

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It all started with a freind of mine, lets call him A. Bying a old k1100 on Kijiji.
Passing by my work a few days later to show his new bike and grab an espresso (we make the best espresso).
He said: I want to make a cafe out of this, but none will do the job!
My work being slower in the winther, i suggested to build it in my basement shop

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:07

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9Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:08

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Sorry for the doubles

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:09

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So off with the fairing, off the luggage, multy braquets

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:11

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12Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:14

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Took apart the front dashboard
Tons of unnessary weight like electric windsheild??
Radio??
The starship enterprise was less equiped than this bike..

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:16

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14Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:22

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Once all was out of the way, i got started on the gas tank,
Removing gas cap and hoses so i can start stripping it and make it all ready for the clearcoat.


    

15Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:24

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Just regular paint remover did the job.

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:26

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It is a good thing it was warm out last fall , i striped it outside.
I even managed to get a motorbike ride (i have a concours1000)on the 13th of decembrrrr at 8deg c.

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:32

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Socwe pushed the bike inside for the winter, and once in my shop i got to work.
First off with the wheels for fresh coat of paint and new rubbers.






    

18Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:39

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Off with the ignition, triple tree gone and out for milling
Starting to think about where to cut the long tail section
Mr A. got a hold of a few key items:
Motogadjet clock
Motogadjet bar end blinkers
Motogadjet mirrors
Front round chrome headlamp
Headlamp ears
Led headlamp bulb
Clip ons
Wow cool parts

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:43

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20Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:48

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Started to assemble parts and make sense of the wiring harness
Try to see where to putthe clocks and witch wires are now useless

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:53

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getting inspiration from the net and not satisfied with aftermarket sears on the market i decided to do it myself. To sculpt it and send it to a saddlemaker to get it reproduced.
My buddy A. Got a hold on one of the best
Her i took blue styrophome and whent at it for the general shape

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:55

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23Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 10:59

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Xacto knife, bread knife, course file, sand paper...
To make shure we had the best possible position and look.
Once we were there i made a paper imprint of the contour so a base plate could be cut from aluminum




    

24Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:03

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Mesurements were made and marked on blue maskin tape
I filed the plate by hand for lack of better tool to do the job










    

25Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:09

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The styrophome was then matched to the plate.
Mounting bolts were installed, and i made little ears in the front so the seat can clip where the rear of the thank sits on each side of the frame .
thickness of seat pad was carefully studied and back hump made comfy for a 6ft guy to rideride
















    

26Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:11

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Once we were satisfied, off it whent for a real thing reproduction of what i did, using the baseplate.

    

27Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:16

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It was fun to do!
At the same time my buddy got the thank don too

    

28Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:16

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This was just brushed aluminum with a clearcoat

    

29Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:20

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Buddy did not like brushed aluminum.. so he got racing stripes.....
I dont like racing stripes and they are not CENTERED!!!
But it’s his bike..




    

30Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:21

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We are getting rid of the race stripes this winter ..

    

31Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:28

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32Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:29

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@Cromoly wrote:We are getting rid of the race stripes this winter ..

Nice job so far.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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)
    

33Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:30

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New fuel pum was also added along with a fresh gas filter,
I found the pump on Amazon for 25$ shipped in 2 days

    

34Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:30

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Thanks

    

35Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:39

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36Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:41

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Pics from the saddle maker
Got him to install led tail light insert from china
And a BMW logo just for fun

    

37Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:47

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38Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 12:46

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Rearsets were sourced from Uk along with the new rear brembo master cylinder.
Save alot of weight over the stock pegs and a better position of the legs with the new seat and clip ons.
And all was installed. And secured.
I then proceeded to a absectomy, removal was simple and saved an extra 1000lbs



    

39Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 12:50

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40Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 12:51

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By that time it really started to look like something

    

41Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 12:56

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Electrics was next on the line. Deadline was last spring, i had to get it ou as i dont have much hobby time in the summer, i took care of the essentials.
I fabricated a custom braquet for the new clock using a motogadjet plate that i cut and filed for it to fit on the triple
Here is how i did:














    

42Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 12:58

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The clock is not yet hooked up but îll get back to that

    

43Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 13:00

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44Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 13:02

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I fabricaded an aluminum bracket and weht to the welder to put the spring tabs on

    

45Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 13:04

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46Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 13:07

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47Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Tue 04 Dec 2018, 13:08

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Braquets were made for the plate
And plate lights

    

48Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 03:25

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Don't throw the ABS away. If it was working, someone on here will definately buy it off you.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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)
    

49Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 05:22

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Nothing was tossed in the dump, Buddy got everything to a good home...


    

50Back to top Go down    Re: K1100 cafe racer on Wed 05 Dec 2018, 05:27

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Once the ABS removed, i carefully discarted all hoses and fittings
Removing the rear calliper to clean ,i ploished the Brembo logo for fun.
Empty the old brake fluids.
measured for new braded lines that we ordered from Speigler

    

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