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1Back to top Go down    Hello from Devon on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:30 pm

motojohn

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hello just bought a 1985 K100 the naked version all very original apart from a very poor paint  job with a full set of luggage . it was missing the infill part of the faring , i have been rubbing down all the paint work and have found the tank is alloy which opens up a lot of options .
i do not know whether to keep it totally standard or go down the cafe racer look but not the normal bodge up ,starting with a polished tank and a very much lighter exhaust

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Devon on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 pm

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WelKome!

Good score. A standard K100 is the granddaddy of them all.

Here's a link to get you started: http://bit.ly/new2kbikes


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Devon on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:03 pm

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thank you for the info  im sure it will help alot

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Devon on Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:10 pm

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Welcome!  I'm pretty sure you will enjoy your K100 and hanging around this place.

The K100 is a wonderful machine, very comfortable and able to cover very large distances with minimum fuss.  Power is more than adequate and delivered over a wide range of engine speeds quietly, reliably, and smoothly.  Modifying it with a cafe job loses a lot of the comfort and things that make the bike so good at what it does with only a marginal(if that) improvement in styling.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Devon on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:57 am

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  I'm pretty sure you will enjoy your K100 and hanging around this place.

The K100 is a wonderful machine, very comfortable and able to cover very large distances with minimum fuss.  Power is more than adequate and delivered over a wide range of engine speeds quietly, reliably, and smoothly.  Modifying it with a cafe job loses a lot of the comfort and things that make the bike so good at what it does with only a marginal(if that) improvement in styling.
yes you are right a lot of the Cafe racer projects you see are just bad , i intend on keeping the most of the bodywork as it is the naked version, i will lose the incredibly heavy exhaust silencer for starters and take it from there , as the bike was in such poor condition cosmetically it can only look better i only paid £450 for it and could triple its value with just a paint job and i have found the original candy red paint and am looking forward to getting all the panels in to my spray booth

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Devon on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:07 pm

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Welcome along motojohn from someone a short hop up the M5 - when I'm not making random appearances in foreign exotic locations...

It sounds like you have the skills (alloy polishing) and equipment (spray booth) to restore the old girl to her former glory - a far better return on your money than a cafe hack and results in a bike you'll want to ride. If you need any help, just shout, I'm only about an hours blast away, if needed.

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)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from Devon on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:26 pm

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Thank you very much I'm looking forward to working on my first BMW and it's the 82 nd bike I have owned in my 40 year biking life .and the first thing I have noticed is the high quality workmanship of the parts

    

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