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1Back to top Go down    Bitten by the bug on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 07:19

BronzeBeast

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Hello from New Jersey! (USA)

New owner of a 1987 K100 LT bought just this November for for a song!  (Thanks my friend!) Immediately changed all fluids and put on new tires.   (checked/ lubed rear spline when doing tire and it also looks good) Runs great!

Only been able to put <200 miles on her before winter hit and now can't stop thinking about spring thaw.    To pass the time I have most of the painted bits off and should be headed to the painter soon.
Can't stand the bronze color ...way too bland for me.  Looking to really brighten it up with a medium dark metallic blue.   Some real fun in the sun coloring!... roundel  I'll post a pic when I'm allowed.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 10:01

Gaz

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Welkome aboard from down under where it is just a bit too warm at the moment.

Like all of us on here I'm sure you will love the K and have many miles of sheer pleasure travelling on it.

Cheers


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95 K1100LT 0232224; 90 K75 6427509; 87 R80G/S PD 6292136
    

3Back to top Go down    Bitten on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 13:41

daveyson

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Welcome,

Sounds like a good to time to give it a little extra TLC with the added benefit you'll get to know it a bit more personally. I've added a few things to the routine maintenance considering the're 30 years old now. 

Enjoy.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 14:41

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!  Is it Newfoundland or New Jersey? 

Bricks look good in blue, as long as it's metallic and not too light.  +1 on going into it a bit deeper while you wait for spring.  It is very good practice on these old bikes to thoroughly clean all the electrical connections, make sure all the rubber hoses and bits are in good nick, put a little anti-seize on all the fasteners, and torque them to the proper spec.

Be aware that you can get the K-pox from your "new" bike.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

Past:
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: Bitten by the bug on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 03:48

Arlina

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Welcome here, BronzeBeast Smile


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  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - K100LT 16v - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde 
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 08:21

tinyspuds

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Hi Arlina,
Welcome. As a new owner since September I have to say you have found a great home on this forum. The only downside seems to be that becoming a K obsessive becomes the new normal.
Stu


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s.
2007 HD883 Sportster. Bobbed and bettered.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 08:48

duck

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If you paint it white and wear a white helmet then people will mistake you for a cop and get out of your way.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 08:56

Arlina

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@tinyspuds wrote:Hi Arlina,
Welcome. As a new owner since September I have to say you have found a great home on this forum. The only downside seems to be that becoming a K obsessive becomes the new normal.
Stu
Thanks Smile But I'm here already  some years....
Think you mean Bronzebeast Wink


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  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - K100LT 16v - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde 
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 09:51

BronzeBeast

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Thanks Everyone for the Welcome!

I am getting obsessed very quickly.   bounce  I decided this weekend to hold off on painting for now and use money for gear.  Can always paint this fall.  I need pants and proper boots now.  

Glad I took it apart regardless (never took front fairing completely off so not everything).  I know more about it and I needed gas tank off to troubleshoot why the dash electric socket has no power to it.

Once I figure that out and clean any electric contacts I can find while I'm there, I'll be putting her back together.  

It's 59 in NJ today and I'd be on her after work if together!

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 09:53

BronzeBeast

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  Is it Newfoundland or New Jersey? 

Bricks look good in blue, as long as it's metallic and not too light.  +1 on going into it a bit deeper while you wait for spring.  It is very good practice on these old bikes to thoroughly clean all the electrical connections, make sure all the rubber hoses and bits are in good nick, put a little anti-seize on all the fasteners, and torque them to the proper spec.

Be aware that you can get the K-pox from your "new" bike.

It's actually Both.... Newfoundland, NJ  ..lol

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 11:20

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@tinyspuds wrote:Hi Arlina,
Welcome. As a new owner since September I have to say you have found a great home on this forum. The only downside seems to be that becoming a K obsessive becomes the new normal.
Stu
Not at all. What a load of codswallop. Obsessive????

Best change my signature. Might have bought a K but never sold one!!!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 87,980 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 15:18

BronzeBeast

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@duck wrote:If you paint it white and wear a white helmet then people will mistake you for a cop and get out of your way.

LOL

    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 15:19

BronzeBeast

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@Arlina wrote:Welcome here, BronzeBeast Smile

Thanks!  replying to some, looking to get 7 posts to show a pic of electrical question.  Thanks!!!

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 15:21

BronzeBeast

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@daveyson wrote:Welcome,

Sounds like a good to time to give it a little extra TLC with the added benefit you'll get to know it a bit more personally. I've added a few things to the routine maintenance considering the're 30 years old now. 

Enjoy.

Thanks, seems like that's all most of these awesome K bikes need, extra TLC and they'll run headache free

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 15:23

BronzeBeast

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@Gaz wrote:Welkome aboard from down under where it is just a bit too warm at the moment.

Like all of us on here I'm sure you will love the K and have many miles of sheer pleasure travelling on it.

Cheers

Thanks from down under!  That should make seven.

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 02:41

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Ah sure we will add another one for the sake of it.....meanwhile the betting book is now open on how ling before our newcomer gets a second K!!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 87,980 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 07:47

prince

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Welcome from Ontario.

What part of Newfoundland are you from? My family is from Princeton on the Bonavista.


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1984 Honda V65 Magna
1985 BMW K100RT
2011 BMW K1600GTL (gone)
2018 BMW K1600GTL
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 08:08

BronzeBeast

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@prince wrote:Welcome from Ontario.

What part of Newfoundland are you from? My family is from Princeton on the Bonavista.

thanks!
I really need to change that....I'm from a town in NewJersey called Newfoundland

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 08:17

prince

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That is kind of funny Smile


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1984 Honda V65 Magna
1985 BMW K100RT
2011 BMW K1600GTL (gone)
2018 BMW K1600GTL
    

20Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 13:48

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So it's an outport then?  Must be where the Newfoundlanders came ashore and laid claim...All Newfoundlanders are WelKome regardless of the border in between.   Very Happy


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21Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 17:07

BronzeBeast

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@Woodie wrote:So it's an outport then?  Must be where the Newfoundlanders came ashore and laid claim...All Newfoundlanders are WelKome regardless of the border in between.   Very Happy

tHANKS!  Breaking down barriers!  lol

    

22Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 17:10

BronzeBeast

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Hey, can someone tell me how do you post a pic in this forum?  Do you all just link PhotoBucket pics or similar?  Been on other RC (large scale radio control) forums and never had an issue.

    

23Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 17:12

duck

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I use imgur.  It's free and you don't even need to set up an account.

https://imgur.com/upload


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

24Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 17:13

Two Wheels Better

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@BronzeBeast wrote:Hey, can someone tell me how do you post a pic in this forum?  Do you all just link PhotoBucket pics or similar?  Been on other RC (large scale radio control) forums and never had an issue.


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1987 K100RS, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

25Back to top Go down    Re: Bitten by the bug on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 17:19

BronzeBeast

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@duck wrote:I use imgur.  It's free and you don't even need to set up an account.

https://imgur.com/upload

ok cool.  I already have imgur account too!  #AddictedtoReddit

    

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