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1Back to top Go down    The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:37 am

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I have been adding pics of my build here and there so I decided to do a build thread and consolidate all my crap in one place.




As I fix and update more bits I will add more pics. The biggest hold up has been the shipping of parts. The pic of the back wheel is to show the approximate colour scheme of the wheels and the polishing. I bounced ideas around and came up with that, I like it, it kind of reminds me a little of an XS750 wheel. I am now waiting for the 50mm sanding disks to arrive to finish the spokes where they meet the rim.

I have also got all the lights to work and am now waiting for some electrical plugs to arrive. The gearbox rubber (under the clutch arm) has arrived but I got side tracked polishing the wheel when I removed it. So thats a job for another day.

I have swapped my Police single seat for a Corbin from Woodie in Canada and am still waiting for it to arrive. I have had Corbin seats before and my last one was like sitting on a brick ( house brick that is) but I have a couple of good sheep skins. It will be black .... As any good bike should be Very Happy and my po;ishing nerve is twitchy just looking at that alloy motor roundel . I will get it on the road this year and do a quick trip to Townsville in January but then she will come off the road for a few weeks for the paint job and probably a rear main seal/clutch ( if needed) and engine polish .

I have been looking at Ventura racks today and what a bloody ripoff. Around $500au for their flimsy looking garbage bag and rack (I know that they are good quality but I prefer the look of the old style Gearsack on a K bike) And I would have to ditch my city panniers to fit it. It looks like I will be fabbing up a rack to suit a back rest/top box, so my long suffering pillion in a million can have a nap as we ride.

I also tried to pull the ignition switch a[art to give it a clean. Oh well. I guess I'll never see that ball bearing again. No matter, $15 from fleabay for an aftermarket job...........Now just waiting for it to arrive

Oh and BTW, I decided to name the bike "The Toecutter". I'm sure the Mad Max fans will get the reference


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2Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:47 am

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keep at it mate
it will come together for sure

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3Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:54 am

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Marc, can't comment on the current prices for the Ventura bags and racks as I bought mine in 1997 and can't remember what I paid. It has been on my K1100 all those years and apart from having faded to a muddy brown colour it is still doing great service. In that time the bike has done over 130,000km and the bag is almost always on there. I also have the standard Z brackets for the panniers and have both city panniers and type 3 panniers and use both sets with the bag on. If your pillion tends to lean back when snoozing then you're right - the bag rack is not designed for taking that load. My pillion liked to snooze morning and afternoon but she leaned forward (onto me) so it was not an issue. Here's a couple of photos of the bag rack on my bike and I'm confident the K1100 is the same as the K100 in that regard.


I also fabricated an alternative rack for when I had lots to carry - I made the loop higher and had additional supporting legs and I would put the tent roll on the rack and then the Ventura bag on top of it.


Just food for thought.

I tend to agree that the cubic style of the Gearsack bags probably pack better. There is a member on here that was wanting to sell one if you are interested.

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4Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:35 am

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Thanks for the heads up Gaz, I know that the Ventura gear is good qualilty, I had one on a Triumph Datona 955 for a few years. I dont like the price or the shape for the K. The web site for the Aussie importer (Kenmar agencies) say that the standard BMW panniers will not fit with the rack, but you have proved them wrong. I am going to build myself a rack after taking measurements this arvo and mucking around with some scrap steel that I have laying around. If I do happen to come across an old Gearsack rack I will probably grab it but my funds are dwindling for bike stuff ATM, so I will just have to see what happens



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5Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:27 am

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The K1100 is about 40mm wider. the frame is the same but the mounts that are welded onto the frame are 20mm wider each side to compensate for the right rear mount needing to be further out to clear the paralever pivot.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:46 am

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@MarcS wrote:I also tried to pull the ignition switch a[art to give it a clean. Oh well. I guess I'll never see that ball bearing again. No matter, $15 from fleabay for an aftermarket job...........Now just waiting for it to arrive
Link? That's an odd connection setup inside the BMW ignition switch and if anyone is producing a replacement, we'd all be very interested.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:10 pm

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-Ignition-Switch-Lock-Flush-Mount-12-VOLT-2-KEY-3-Position-Off-On-Start/183203720936?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

This is what I have ordered Dai. If I cant make the park lights work off of the ignition I will just set them up on a dash switch if its needed for roadworthy


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8Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:37 pm

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Connect the green and red wires to the ignition switch 'on' position. Connect the slate and slate/blue wires to each other. You'll get the sidelights with ignition on, but there won't be a sidelights-on position. Not a problem in the UK since 1993, but I've no idea about Oz.

Actually, measure the hole that the ball bearing escapped from (IIRC it's 2mm). ebay's your friend, although you'll probably have to buy at least ten of them.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:53 pm

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@Dai wrote:Connect the green and red wires to the ignition switch 'on' position. Connect the slate and slate/blue wires to each other. You'll get the sidelights with ignition on, but there won't be a sidelights-on position. Not a problem in the UK since 1993, but I've no idea about Oz.

Actually, measure the hole that the ball bearing escapped from (IIRC it's 2mm). ebay's your friend, although you'll probably have to buy at least ten of them.
Thanks Dai. It will be much easier to find on ebay than my dirt shed floor lol


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10Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:32 pm

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get a usedspeaker with a fb magnet


put it in a plastic bag and drag it round

youd be amazed what it may find


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11Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:42 pm

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Just a bit more "suck it and see" paint scheming.

That's a great idea Charlie but the dirt here is magnetic. I have been meaning to take a pic of a dirt clad magnet after it has been on the shed floor. A lot of people wont believe that our dirt sticks to magnets. We get a lot of lightening strikes too. I don't know if the two are connected but my neighbor believes so.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:07 am

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Red dirt comes from Basalt which has heaps of iron which goes rusty making red dirt


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13Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:15 am

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@MarcS wrote:Just a bit more "suck it and see" paint scheming.




sweet


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14Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:51 pm

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@MarcS wrote:Just a bit more "suck it and see" paint scheming.
We get a lot of lightening strikes too. I don't know if the two are connected but my neighbor believes so.
When lightning strikes, you'd better believe they're connected. Laughing


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15Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:28 pm

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@MarcS wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-Ignition-Switch-Lock-Flush-Mount-12-VOLT-2-KEY-3-Position-Off-On-Start/183203720936?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

This is what I have ordered Dai. If I cant make the park lights work off of the ignition I will just set them up on a dash switch if its needed for roadworthy
I have one of them on my R80. Seems like a good solid switch. I have the park lights coming on at the first position, and all lights on the second. Ever priced an R series ignition switch. Shocked

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:06 am

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Hmmm. the ignition just turned up. The third position is momentary for starting a car lol. I will have a go at setting the bike up so that it starts off the key and the parkers will stay on the headlight switch. I'm pretty sure that the park lights aren't required by law to be on the switch in Queensland. The rule for most things here seems to be " if its fitted it must work" . On that rationale, if it aint fitted, it dont hafta work.


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17Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:03 am

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yep that will do ...although the wiring for the start function on k bikes is a little different
doesn't mean that you cant install a small relay that doubles up on the start function somewhere neat and tidy

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18Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:37 am

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Honestly - just treat it as an on-off switch. Don't mess with the starter circuit if you don't need to. I did note that the third position is a start position, so my advice re. the wiring still stands.


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19Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am

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I think you would be far better off to have the start button on your right thumb. Holding the clutch in and front brake on then needing to restart could be difficult.


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20Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:36 pm

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In that situation Rick I would probably just use the rear brake but I am thinking that I am just making more work for myself by frigging around with things that don't need my input. The reality is that I need to spend my time a little more usefully (is that even a word???). I want to mount my fairing, spotlights, fix my GPI and neutral light,replace the clutch boot and to cap it all off we have relatives visiting for the next 3 weeks .


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21Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:38 pm

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@MarcS wrote:Hmmm. the ignition just turned up. The third position is momentary for starting a car lol. I will have a go at setting the bike up so that it starts off the key and the parkers will stay on the headlight switch. I'm pretty sure that the park lights aren't required by law to be on the switch in Queensland. The rule for most things here seems to be " if its fitted it must work" . On that rationale, if it aint fitted, it dont hafta work.
Different to the one I have then, although it looks the same. Mine has two solid positions for the switch.

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:11 pm

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Marc don't stress, you've just been supplied with a ready made workforce. Get them cleaning and doing the menial stuff that you don't want to do. You'll be on the road in no time at all. Old saying in Russia if someone gives you a bag of potatoes make Vodka.
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23Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:51 am

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@MartinW wrote:Marc don't stress, you've just been supplied with a ready made workforce. Get them cleaning and doing the menial stuff that you don't want to do. You'll be on the road in no time at all. Old saying in Russia if someone gives you a bag of potatoes make Vodka.
Regards Martin.
My old man is in his 80s and is dying of bone cancer. He will probably keel over and knock my bike off of its raised stand. I guess strapping it down is not out of the question lol

Just paid $240 for a pair of Sport Demons It's a good day. For all you Brisbane guys, look up Motor Trade Machinists at Goodna. I have dealt with Mick for years and he has never steered (pun pun pun) me wrong for bike tyres.

Its better to fit them yourself though because they get so busy that you end up spending half the day waiting around to get tyres fitted.


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24Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:08 am

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Yeah I think most of the SEQ guys here know Mick.


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25Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:28 am

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good price there marc

yep agree ,,,mick does go off on tangents and wild stories fairly often ...thats just him

he does love the way that the k bike delivers a rear wheel in under 5 mins though

and he does have a faithfull crowd of bmw and sport demon users ...thankfully keeping the price down

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26Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:00 pm

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Have you ever ridden with him Charlie? He rides as you would expect him to with his crazy persona.


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27Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:15 am

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along with mick on the hyabusa ?
no chance of keeping up on the k ...
I don't have the life skills to deal with an off event very often ...giggles


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28Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:31 am

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He has a 'Busa now? When I last saw him he had a an old GSXR1100 frame with a gsx1000 motor in it. Was a bit of a weapon lol

Come to think of it, I vaguely remember someone saying something about a Hyabusa. The memory is not what it used to be Rolling Eyes


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29Back to top Go down    Re: The Toecutter build on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:34 pm

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New $140 rear disk test fitted, fits like a charm



Rear wheel paint finished and sun baking. I just need to clean off the over spray and repolish a few bits with the 50mm sanding disks (3000 grit) and fit the new Pirelli Demon Sport
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