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1Back to top Go down    The new guy on Tue May 08, 2018 7:33 pm

Warlord

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Hey fellas, just picked up a 1985 K100 for free. Just wanting to tear it to pieces and get the rebuild started. But I had to come here to get some good ideas and lines on parts. Iím a helicopter mechanic/Flight Engineer/Medevac aircrew member for the US Army. Iím from the Deep South in the United States where we are always tinkering and driving too fast.

Thanks for letting me join the show.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: The new guy on Tue May 08, 2018 8:46 pm

RicK G

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WelKome to our special Knuthaus.
"where we are always tinkering and driving too fast."† sounds like you'll fit in well.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: The new guy on Wed May 09, 2018 4:09 am

Born Again Eccentric

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@Warlord wrote:Hey fellas, just picked up a 1985 K100 for free. Just wanting to tear it to pieces and get the rebuild started. But I had to come here to get some good ideas and lines on parts. Iím a helicopter mechanic/Flight Engineer/Medevac aircrew member for the US Army. Iím from the Deep South in the United States where we are always tinkering and driving too fast.

Thanks for letting me join the show.
Welcome along Warlord.†
Not a bad price...regardless of condition and sounds like a great project. As a helicopter mechanic, don't read too much into the "flying brick" handle associated with these bikes - probably has the same aerodynamics as a 1950s helicopter but you'll struggle to get her more than a few inches off the ground for more than a few seconds.

Get lots of pics before you start the tear down...before & after is always satisfying viewing. It is also useful to take pics as you dismantle, it is amazing how troublesome the jigsaw can become on reassembly - even after just a few weeks (or days for some of us).†

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 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)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: The new guy on Wed May 09, 2018 5:04 am

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Welcome aboard Warlord, you'll get great help and advice here.

I can only concur with Born Again Eccentric, having just completed and 8 month† gearbox and everything west of it ...removal and restoration.
Take pic's of all the tricky bits, take your time, replace any nasty hard rubber bits and re-grease any greasy bits and you should be good

Hopefully you won't ever get her airborne, but God, she's good to ride ;-)

adios
Ride Safe


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