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1Back to top Go down    Hello from Aussie East Coast - K100RS on Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:36 am

Gmac

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Hi folks,
I been using the site as part of my information sourcing study and decided its about time I joined the group.   My ride which I bought  18 months ago is a 1984 K100RS with a sidecar which had 13.500 km on the clock.  It's engineered as a one plus one due to the tight construct of the bike / sidecar.  The wife and I had discussed the possiblity of a bike,trike and or side for a while as she is not a willing pillion, in fact has never been on the back, and likely never will.   This bike came up at the right time and the wife loves the rig. 

The things I've done.
I've replaced all water hoses, brakes lines (now braided). All fluids, wheel bearings, head stock bearings, flushed the tank and the fuel filter was the original unit 1984 unit.   I ran 15w fork oil but the standard forks  were too heavy to steer and the nose dropped  steeply with the added rig.  The forks were replaced with a leading link arrangement from premier sidecars.  The hand brake (a must have for certification / registration) was originally placed on the pannier mount bolts on the right side.  It was a pain and stopped me from being able to mount the right side pannier.  I relocated the hand brake between the rig and the bike mounted on the structrual steel. I'm now sporting a touring pannier on the right. 
Things I'm doing
Currently replacing the RS bars with touring bars similar to the  RT is height, adding BMW heated grips and hazard switch, new LED lamps across the front and a new flip top screen from Powerbronze.  All new parts used where available, and as you are all aware if you look hard this means most parts are still available.
Things  I'm thinking about
Relocating the rig further off the bike (about a 150mm to allow a pillion rider ((may even be the wife (very hopeful) if the grand kids are in the rig)). 
Changing the rig screen and canopy to allow the passanger cover during wet weather.  The current screen is low, about a head too short to useful.
And the obvious,  trips away, juckets, drinking coffee and doing bugger all. cheers

Anyway looking forward to accessing the collective knowledge.
Cheers
Gmac.

    

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WelKome to the Knuthaus the nurse will be along soon to show you to your cell room.


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Welkome aboard! We have a few sidecar pilots in the Krew and depending where you are in the country you'll meet them sooner or later.

Enjoy.

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Hello and welcome from the northern tablelands in NSW.
Would be interested to se some pics of your outfit.
Cheers,
Sean

    

Gmac

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loading up some photo now.
cheers Gmac.

    

Ed

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Welcome to the Krib gmac , you'll find yourself in good kompany here . 
Good to hear you are enjoying the rig .


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WelKome to the forum. Plenty of people here to help out.


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Welcome to the asylum from the northern realms.
Regards Martin.


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Cool another Aussie  cheers

    

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welcome aboard

have fun with that beast … would love to see it one day


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Thanks for the welcome. I'm down on the central coast nsw. I see quite a few members are quite close. I have added my first photos, that was fun not. These photos are of the girl when I completed the initial works. I have to complete the current works and put it out on the road to get photos with the leading link forks and such.





regards Gmac

    

Gaz

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Smart looking rig!

You'll get the hang of the photos after you've done a few.

The Hunter Krew are not far away so keep an eye on the forum and if you would like to catch up with us jump in when you see a ride planned.

Cheers


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That's a nice looking bit of kit. Big thumb
What set up are you running in regards to toe-in etc? Will you be looking at fitting a car rim to the rear?
Sean

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Aussie East Coast - K100RS on Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:53 am

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Hi Saxon
I tried to get a cost recently for the 15 rims from premier sidecars but no answer.
I wanted certification as part of the process.
the toe in .... I have no idea. the rig is solid coupled.

There are no adjustments period. The toe in must be abit too much as there is a slight push to the right.
Cheers Gmac

    

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SRK/Premier is up for sale. ( hooray) so he's probably not interested in small sales at this point.
I don't suppose adjustment is really necessary providing the set up is right the first time. I'd prefer to be able to make adjustments depending on long trips and road camber etc but if the bike is straight up and down and you have a minimum toe-in.. say about 10mm or so, then it would be a decent compromise for general riding purposes.

Apropos toe-in etc:

It's perfectly normal behaviour for an outfit ( with sidecar mounted on the left as here in Australia) to fall away to the right when you throttle off, and to pull slightly left when you throttle on. That's the asymmetrical handling qualities of the 3rd wheel and the torque of the motorcycle trying to either push the rear wheel of the bike " around" the sidecar wheel, or move away from it under deceleration.

If your bike is eligible for club plates, then engineer's certification is not necessary if the bike isn't modified. ( A bit of a grey area but you can find out more from a local club if you're a member and that's the kind of rego you're looking for of course! ) 

Sean.

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Aussie East Coast - K100RS on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:45 am

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A very nice example of an original RS with chair . look forward to seeing the changes you have made , leading links etc . 
What type of suspension are you running with under the chair, torsion ?


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1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Aussie East Coast - K100RS on Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:31 am

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Hi Ed
it's running a torsion set up, not that I know any different, but the ride is by all reports comfortable. I have noted at low speeds the passenger is tossed around a lot more. I assume this is the trade off of torsion suspension.
I run the rig tyre down at 24-26 PSI to soften the ride.
I finished installing the new screen and bars today, added a dual USB socket to the crash pad.
waiting for the heated grips before the tank goes on.

Cheers Gordon

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Aussie East Coast - K100RS on Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:14 pm

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Gordon has been spotted on the Old Pacific Highway just north of the Pie In The Sky cafe. 

Seen here with the leading links fitted to the front end . 



Last edited by Ed on Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:50 pm; edited 1 time in total


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1987 K100RT  Ex- police        
1989 K100LT  Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer.  now KAPUT . 
1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Aussie East Coast - K100RS on Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:40 pm

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Scmick looking setup mate.

    

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Looks the ex-Japan one that Old Gold Motorcycles were trying to sell.

Mine technically doesn't have any toein adjustment ( I do have leanout adjustment) but I was able to put a shim into the rear lower mount to add a little toein.  In my case it made a huge difference.

Be careful about widening it too much, there is a maximum width allowed (between the widest points, so sidecar mudguard on the left and either mirror or handlebar on the right)

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There are eyes everywhere...
Al is right the machine came to via old gold plus a gent in Coonabarabran. It's a bit different now.

I have finished the bars. cables heated grips, screen and led headlamp.

Took it for a run on Saturday down to woronora heights.  great ride much more comfortable.  but as always something happens.
the odometer stopped. the speedo fine the tip meter was already DOA.

I'm off on Friday  for a run round foster, and across to dungong  on Sunday.  I still don't know my range... 
So I noted you can source the replacement gears I already checked the main display plugs, riding it tonight to confirm either way. But barring the plugs are not the cause, does any one do a "kit" for both the odometer and the trip meter gears.   just point me.  
I'll take some photos of the latest bits on the weekend and post

cheers Gordon

    

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Gordon, just sent you a pm.


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