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1Back to top Go down    A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am

Neal Cooper

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You may have seen this on ebay... Looks amazing!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/202585979931?ul_noapp=true
K100 for sale


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2Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:13 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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You have to keep it like it is now.

For £7,000 its collectible.

But use it and it drops like a stone.

To use it you will really end up replacing all the seals, hoses etc, doing spline lubes, brake seals etc etc.

Still a lovely K bike.


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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
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:38 am

duck

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Hmmm... a K75C headlight surround on a standard K100.

Agree that the only real value is for collecting. If you replaced all of the rubber bits on it and then rode it a few thousand miles the value would drop dramatically.


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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
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:02 am

Neal Cooper

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@duck wrote:Hmmm... a K75C headlight surround on a standard K100.

Agree that the only real value is for collecting. If you replaced all of the rubber bits on it and then rode it a few thousand miles the value would drop dramatically.
Yes, headlight surround is odd for this machine. I wonder why...
Not for me anyhow. My KBits (not quite a bike yet) and my R100 are 75 years old between them... and I like the patina.
That lovely pristine metal looks stunning though.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:11 am

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I can't imagine buying a bike with the intention of NOT using it.  I guess the price is actually quite a bargain if you think of it as buying essentially a brand new bike.  The RS lower down on the page is the one that really catches my eye though.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:52 am

chris846

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That's fifteen minutes from me, shall I go and have a look?








Any requests for bits?


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7Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 am

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@chris846 wrote:That's fifteen minutes from me, shall I go and have a look?








Any requests for bits?
We all know there's no harm in looking... right?


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1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:24 pm

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It has early model rims on it too, if memory serves me right they were pre 88.
I have a feeling this K100 has been here before and we decided that as good as it was it is not original.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@RicK G wrote:It has early model rims on it too, if memory serves me right they were pre 88.
I have a feeling this K100 has been here before and we decided that as good as it was it is not original.
Something about the way the coolant hoses, plastic bits(snorkel), and the alloy parts(crank housing, footpeg plate, etc.) appear in the photographs makes me think that bike has seen a lot more miles than the odometer says.  It looks to be a very clean resto.


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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
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:32 pm

Neal Cooper

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:
@RicK G wrote:It has early model rims on it too, if memory serves me right they were pre 88.
I have a feeling this K100 has been here before and we decided that as good as it was it is not original.
Something about the way the coolant hoses, plastic bits(snorkel), and the alloy parts(crank housing, footpeg plate, etc.) appear in the photographs makes me think that bike has seen a lot more miles than the odometer says.  It looks to be a very clean resto.
Bad penny?


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11Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:36 pm

Neal Cooper

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Experienced forum members smelling a rat...
Botox bike? Or genuine time traveller? How to account for the intervening years?


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12Back to top Go down    Missing bolt? on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:03 pm

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Last edited by Neal Cooper on Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:19 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Multiples)


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13Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Neal Cooper

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Oops went a bit mad on the photo front...SORRY!


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14Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 pm

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@Neal Cooper wrote:Oops went a bit mad on the photo front...SORRY!
You can edit that yourself. Press edit, highlight and delete the multiples, at the break between each, leaving the single image you intended.


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

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:36 am

chris846

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Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?

Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?

Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?

Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?

Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?

Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?


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16Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:33 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Is it me, or does the aluminium alloy stuff look like it's been soda blasted?


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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
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:39 pm

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@chris846 wrote:Unused brake lever pivot for drum braked models?

Even later ABS model peg plates have that.


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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
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 pm

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Are the tyres original and correct for year of manufacture? If so what is the date on them?
Regards Martin.


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19Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:38 pm

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I suppose it depends if the BT45's came out Stock anyplace in the world in 86 to 90, Why does it wear an K75c model headlight surround?? Were the rear indicators ever Painted black.


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20Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:56 pm

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I'm pretty sure we did rip this one to pieces a couple of years back. My observation is the seat; that's been bum-polished for a lot more than 90 miles. Also, there's a shedload of non-standard stainless steel allen bolts on there. Who does that to a clean bike just out of the factory when the OEM bolts look fine?


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

21Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:45 pm

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What makes you think those bolts are stainless?  They could just be new.

I think the only way to really know for sure would be to inspect that bike in person.

But the K75C fairing on a K100 tells you it's not a 100% stock bike from the get-go.


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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
    

22Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:55 pm

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Back in the day, mid '80s, we at the dealer put factory painted K75C fairings on round headlight K100 standards. It's still listed in ETK, as well. I imagine it was also a box one could tick when special ordering a boike from BMW.


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

    

23Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Dai

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@duck wrote:What makes you think those bolts are stainless?  They could just be new.
There's something about the shade and colouring of A2/A4 stainless steel that's a dead giveaway. I can't explain it, but it's something you pick up over years of working with the materials. Plus, the heads are stamped with the material numbers which is something I haven't seen on OEM bolts.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

24Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 pm

Woodie

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If you look at the third frame in that ad you can see a fair bit of grime below the brake lever.  More grime than you would expect from 90 kms.


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25Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:20 am

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Gearbox to bellhousing looks like it's leaking clutch dust and grease. It's not a dirt mark; it's too well defined by the edge of the bellhousing.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

26Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:23 am

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@Dai wrote:Gearbox to bellhousing looks like it's leaking clutch dust and grease. It's not a dirt mark; it's too well defined by the edge of the bellhousing.

So you think they polished up the whole bike but somehow managed to miss that very obvious whatever it is down by the brake lever?  That doesn't make sense to me.

(I'm not saying the mileage it or isn't true.  As I stated earlier it would only be possible to tell from in person inspection.)


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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
    

27Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm

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Chris isn't back from that fifteen minutes, yet.
scratch


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

    

28Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:05 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:Chris isn't back from that fifteen minutes, yet.
scratch

Give the man a chance. Its hard work pushing a K home.....

Ask Dai, he should know.


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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
    

29Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:52 pm

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Can't quite read the VIN...

FleaBay UK


"Our example has only covered an incredible 90 miles and is totally original after spending the first 30 years wrapped in storage having been bought to have had a sidecar fitted. The original owner never started the project and the bike remained unused throughout his ownership. We are pleased to have had this bike come back into our stock after we first purchased the bike back in March 2016. Its current owner part exchanged both this and another BMW out of his collection and has covered the 90 miles in just an handful of dry weather ride outs."

Yep, we might have seen this one a coupla years back.


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

    

30Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:38 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@Two Wheels Better wrote:Chris isn't back from that fifteen minutes, yet.
scratch

Give the man a chance. Its hard work pushing a K home.....

Ask Dai, he should know.

Cripes, the pressure.

I didn't say I was setting off straight away.


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31Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:44 pm

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So, my shopping list;

Photograph the VIN - HD quality - ninety-five megapixels minimum.

Sample of the oil/dust from the gearbox/bellhousing joint.

Scrapings from the footrest hangers - lab tested for soda.

Brass rubbings of the lettering on the bolt heads.

In-depth interview with the headlamp fairing.

?


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32Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:46 pm

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Oh I forgot,

I've got to sniff the f***ing seat as well!


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33Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:48 pm

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And check the dates on the tyres. And get a sample of oil for carbon dating.

Regards Martin.


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34Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:50 pm

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No no, just throw a leg over and see if there's a discernible bum pattern. The assumption being that English motorbike cheek puckers are uniform in nature.


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

    

35Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:03 pm

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....see if there's a discernible bum pattern.

I can honestly say that I've not been asked to do this before, is there a safe word I can use, please?


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36Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:41 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@chris846 wrote:Oh I forgot,

I've got to sniff the f***ing seat as well!

Don't forget these days pedigree is important. Make sure you check the sperm count.


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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
    

37Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 pm

Dai

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Give the man a chance. Its hard work pushing a K home.....

Ask Dai, he should know.
Grrrrr


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

38Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:12 pm

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This has given me a new negotiating strategy for my next (inevitable) K purchase.  "That there is 200k kms worth of ass crack wear.  I'll not be offering more than $500 CAD for this bike you claim to be brand new..."


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39Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:00 am

chris846

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Hmmm


Aaah


Oh


Errr?


Aha!


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40Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:03 am

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And whilst I was playing detective, parked nearby was the solution to the mysterious 1986 disappearance of one of Saturn's rings...


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41Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:35 pm

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If that VIN reads 0003647 as it looks to me then there's much more to this motor's story than they're telling us.

realoem VIN 0003647

This might explain the 'early' wheels, what appears to be an OEM shockie fitted in an upside-down position, late model footpeg plates, post '86 seat/cowling, and later instrument cluster (no initial yellow low fuel warning section). It's not an '88 model but built in late '83, if my squinty VIN reading is accurate, which makes it a bit of a bitsa. So, who would go through the trouble of using a later muffler - which you'd need to use the later footpeg plates due to the mount hardware change. It may have come from the factory like this - who knows what was leftover from the production line in those days - but its provenance cannot be certified. For a much, much lower price and considering that it looks clean externally it might be a good find for someone. Moving along now, nothing much to see here. This isn't the K bike you're looking for.


On the other page, that trio of Suzooks (ah, a Katana!) is the start of a fine collection. Mid-'70s was my starting point for entering into motorcycles for the street and a Suzie GT380, Hondog CB360 and Kwacka KZ400 (Z400) were my first road-going bikes of that era. There was a Norton-Triumph shop down the road and when it rained, oily spots in the car park showed obvious territorial marking, and leather-clad riders attempting to start their machines by jumping up and down. The place had a mystique about it, but my 16 year old self just wanted to ride without losing bits and having to ring someone with a rescue trailer when I ventured a 100 miles from home. Mystique is a word, in hindsight, often overrated.


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

    

42Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:57 pm

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Where do you get that VIN?


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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
    

43Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:02 pm

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As I said, a squinty view, but it appears to be 0003647. My eyes are not as clear as they used to be, but that goes for a lot of things, including my politics.


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

    

44Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:27 pm

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Thanks for that.  I played with it a little and it looks like it could be 0009647 - which gives a build date of 8/86. But it's listed a model year 88.

I assume that's some sort of Brit or Euro VIN tag. (US bikes have the sticker on the left frame.)  I wonder what's stamped into the frame???


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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
    

45Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:59 pm

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I'll give you that it does look like 0009647 in your expando image. Have a squiz at post number 29 above - you can see the '9' a bit clearer there, so I agree with you.

Non-North American market bikes have that VIN tag, and the stamp in the frame is the same set as the tag. Individual countries use different techniques to label a bike a certain year, regardless of build date. For example, my 10th month of '86 RS in OZ gets called a 1988 because the bloke who imported it into Australia did so in that year and that's what the Queensland Transport importation inspection label riveted to the left frame rail is dated. When I bought it I had to go to QT and plead with them to not register it as a 1989 because the used bike dealer in Nerang on the Goldcoast had it listed on their paperwork as a 1989 model. I showed QT the production date from ETK and as I was working for a dealership nearby at the time they allowed it but would only come back to '88 as a compromise. As a long-time man of 'numbers' this aarghs me no end.



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46Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 pm

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Soz for the photo quality, the frame number is 9647.

I'm no expert, but it all looked mileage-appropriate to me. Bolts untouched, green paint on the heads here and there. Seat felt flat and unused - yep I stroked it! No wear on the grips, pegs, pedals.

It's on a 'E' prefix, which means first registered in the UK between Sep 1987 & Aug 1988.

I did think that they put those slightly-less-fugly headlamp nacelles on the base K100s after a few years, before they went to a round chrome-rimmed headlamp and a sculpted seat?


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47Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:16 pm

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Fair enough then, it may be legit. Thanks, Chris, for having a fair old squiz at it for us couch surfers afar. The leaky rear main or clutch o-ring seal that we see the evidence of on the 'bellhousing' might be the result of the bike sitting idle for far too long...the bike's not been used properly in its lifetime. It's a shame, such a shame. Drop the price a few quid and you might have a winner.

I want a K bike for next Summer to tour the Verdant Isle(s) on for about a month. This is too much dosh for me for that short a time.


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

    

48Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:42 pm

Neal Cooper

Neal Cooper
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Fascinating investigation!!!!!!


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Determined to ride till I drop
    

49Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:47 pm

RicK G

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It is a factory issued 7 digit number so it is pre 17 digit VIN so it has to be pre 1986


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."  from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

50Back to top Go down    Re: A stunning looking K bike on Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:08 am

Dai

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Registration date is never a good guide. LFB was built in Nov. '83 but not registered until May '84.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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