BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty At last - riding again. on Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:51 pm

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
After I broke my foot back in August, the last time I went riding was on September 2 when I took a lunch ride with some local airheads.

At last - riding again. BmUOwK3

After I finally broke down and went to the foot doctor, I had a few healing setbacks but my right leg is now back to 90-95%.  I'd hoped to get back riding a couple of weeks ago but Snowpocalypse got in the way.

Today was a nice sunny day so I finally broke out one of my K75s and took a nice ride down Hood Canal to pick up a bottle of Chianti to go with the veal I'm making for dinner.

What a joy to finally be riding again. Now I can put some miles on this K75S that I recently put a K1 front end on.

At last - riding again. Mbl0kFu

There's still a fair amount of snow left around in the shady areas.
At last - riding again. HwUThQM

I didn't get a picture of it because I was riding but I saw an otter swimming along the shore.  They're not uncommon around here but you don't see them very often so that was kind of cool.


__________________________________________________
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
    

2Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:06 am

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
Well there's some good news! Very Happy


__________________________________________________
'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)
    

3Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:24 am

Laitch

Laitch
Life time member
Life time member
+1
Always good to hear otters are still breeding.


__________________________________________________
1995 K75T 68,000 miles
At last - riding again. Usa-lo10
    

4Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:54 pm

MartinW

MartinW
Life time member
Life time member
Good to see your back on your Brick and enjoying it. Longest spell off mine was 6 weeks for a knee operation, I nearly went troppo. The lastest off spell was 5 weeks of holiday tin topping and that was'nt quite as bad.
Regards Martin.


__________________________________________________
K75s Hybrid
    

5Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:35 pm

Woodie

Woodie
Life time member
Life time member
Good to see Duck.  That's a long time to be off the bike for a rider such as yourself.


__________________________________________________
1985 K100RT
52667
"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

6Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:00 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
Duck, along with the K1 front end on this K75S did you also use a Paralever swingarm, final drive and gearbox, or stay with the Monolever? 

I have a spare K11 Marzocchi fork, K11 17" wheel, 305mm brakes (already using 4 pot Brembos with 20mm master cylinder) which I'm thinking of using on my OZ RS next time I go home.

How's the turn-in and general over-the-road stability?


__________________________________________________

1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

7Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:58 am

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
good to see ....enjoy it mate


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OAt last - riding again. Au-log10
    

8Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty old age/spares on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:05 am

moriarti

moriarti
active member
active member
Hi ,All,After years of abuse my rt knee finally packed up at the tender age of 67,so out with the old and in with the new.NHS full metal knee joint,The joy of pain free and comfy riding,12 days post opp sat on the K but too stiff 16 days post opp,Rode to hospital for appointment,no pain happy days.The doctor went BALLISTIC affraid .But Doc said i ,It just shows what a great job you did Big thumb and while im here can you remove the 27 staple/clips. Very Happy Very Happy
After he calmed down he had to admit all was ok and we parted with a smile "and he liked the bike",So if 
anyone is a bit worried about a joint or other bits ,DONT our bodied are like our Ks a bit on the lumpy side but built to last. 7 years later knee still good and no grease nipple needed cheers.Hope this helps.

    

9Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:23 am

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
Good news about your knees. Very Happy

I'm glad I went riding on Thursday because this little surprise showed up in my driveway on Friday afternoon:

At last - riding again. IblDE1W


__________________________________________________
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
    

10Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:33 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
Life time member
Life time member
@duck wrote:Good news about your knees. Very Happy

I'm glad I went riding on Thursday because this little surprise showed up in my driveway on Friday afternoon:

At last - riding again. IblDE1W
This day last year I sat planning a camping weekend for the 1st of March.

All was good....then woke to a similar view.....ah well, we will do it for 1st April.....

Guess what.......woke to another similar view.

I wouldn't have minded being camped waking to that view.....but we couldn't get there.

Moral of the story.....ride when you get the opportunity. My K1100LT did 1,000 miles last week and no white stuff.


__________________________________________________
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 91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

11Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:32 am

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
@Two Wheels Better wrote:Duck, along with the K1 front end on this K75S did you also use a Paralever swingarm, final drive and gearbox, or stay with the Monolever? 

I have a spare K11 Marzocchi fork, K11 17" wheel, 305mm brakes (already using 4 pot Brembos with 20mm master cylinder) which I'm thinking of using on my OZ RS next time I go home.

How's the turn-in and general over-the-road stability?

Stayed with monolever for 32:10 - slightly better torque.

I used some low mile K1 forks (same as K1100RS but different innards.) I used an LT 18" wheel because I THINK a lighter, narrower wheel is better for a K75. The K1(again same as K1100RS) fork brace didn't leave adequate tire clearance for the 110/80-18 LT tire.

Initial test fit:
At last - riding again. 5vQWA6y

I suppose I could've used a K1100LT fork brace instead but since the K1/K1100RS fork brace is what I had on hand:

At last - riding again. MQld6u1

After a phone discussion with Special K Larry I decided to stay with the 2V front master cylinder.  IN THEORY this should make the brakes better with a smaller diameter master but even with all SS lines they're still a little soft so I may switch to a 4V master when my garage heats up.

Stability & Handling:  Rides great so far and no issues but I haven't put a ton of miles on it but plan to take it down the coast to SF in March so will know more then.

My K75 Frankenbrick has a K11 18" front end and para rear and I LOVE the way that handles.  It's rides very much like my K1100RS but feels much lighter tossing it around in the turns. Of course it has less power than the K11RS but I just compensate for that by revving the snot out of it in turns.  Very Happy   

(It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.)

At last - riding again. 10_k75fa


__________________________________________________
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
    

12Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:31 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
Ever since a long-gone California member (booted) announced that we'd all die of massive head shake, because he'd experienced it firsthand, if we dared fit K11 forks to a Monolever bike due to the extreme steering angle, I've wanted to try it but haven't made the effort. We think the Paralever swingarm is possibly 50mm longer than a Monolever, so apparently BMW made the steering - I'm going to use the word - 'sharper' to counteract the added wheelbase so that the two models share approximately similar steering 'feel'. I plan on using the K1100RS' 17" three spoke, although I currently use, and can experiment with, the 18" K75S/K1100LT three spoke on the red K100RS Down Undah, and I have a steering damper for added safety/caution. I am curious to know the rake, trail numbers for K1100RS Marzocchi and K1100LT (Showa?) forks. BTW, I have been using a K11 throttle assembly/cable and 20mm master cylinder with four piston Brembos over Suzuki brake discs since I went to three spoke wheel seven or eight years ago. The 305mm upgrade will be an easy swap at the time, barring brake house issue since the lines will no longer run down the steering centre tube, but I'll have the anticipated required hoses with me.

1985 K100RT
Wheelbase 1516 mm (59.7 inches)
1989 K75S
Wheelbase 1516 mm (59.7 inches)
1988 K100RS & standard
Wheelbase 1516 mm (59.7 inches)
Rake & Trail 27.5°/3.98 in (10.1 cm)

1992 K1100RS
Wheelbase 1565 mm (61.6 inches)
1993 K1100LT
Wheelbase 1565 mm (61.6 inches)
Rake & Trail (cannot locate this info immediately to hand)


__________________________________________________

1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

13Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:00 pm

duck

duck
Life time member
Life time member
On the K75 Frankenbrick one thing I did notice was that the front end was "twitchy" at really low speeds  (creeping forward at stop signs) since the K11 forks have a smaller diameter through the steering head so the fluidbloc damper isn't used.  However, that went away when I switched it from bias to radial tires. Aside from that no indications it would ever experience headshake.
I did get an actual tankslapper once on a stock K75RT though. affraid But I think that was a fluke "perfect storm" of physics since it's the only time it's ever happened to me in oodles of miles on Ks.


__________________________________________________
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
    

14Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:08 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
On all of my K's I run radials so that's one thing down, and the aforementioned damper. Thanks for your feedback. I look forward to trying this out next time back later this year. The baggage allowance on my favourite trans-Pacific alloy tube, Hawaiian Airlines, is two 32 kilos (70.5 lbs) bags, no extra charge, so this will fill one of those quickly.


__________________________________________________

1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

15Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:56 pm

GF Wollongong

GF Wollongong
Silver member
Silver member
Baggage allowance...

If you are flying domestic then international check that the allowance is the same. If they are not affiliated or sister airlines, you might find that the domestic allowance is a lot less.

We flew Denver to LA to Sydney. Qantas were telling us 32kgs applies (so I'm thinking that chainsaw, petrol blower, mountain bike are fine). Left family at airport, while I dropped our car off and enjoyed a relaxing beer. On return to the airport... wifey: "we got a problem". Mr Officious said domestic rates apply and it would be $US400... and, cause we were screwed, I stopped complaining about it, he let us off a $100 - for "goodwill" (well the cupboard was empty on that front).

So given we had all this luggage, we decided to treat the kids and get a limo from Sydney airport to Wollongong - because they have a trailer. We get to Sydney baggage claim only to find the luggage was left/lost in LA. 

So limo with hand luggage it was. 

Good will my arse

    

16Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:23 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
I do it every year, and have had no issue the past four or more crossings. Hawaiian consider the flight international, even though I stop overnight in Honolulu. SEA to BNE. 

In fact, I've only ever had my luggage lost or delayed once on a flight, and that was seventeen years ago in Cincinnati due to a thunderstorm of epic proportions, as I was heading to BMW's South Carolina plant for the dealer intro of the much-maligned R1200CLC. I had to buy new clothing at Target to attend the conference the next day. 

Come to think of it, it's twice. Seattle to Berlin via Heathrow in late 2015, but it was delivered before midnight at the hotel near the Brandenburg Gate. I was into my third stein, as the locals were singing by then and we didn't have a concern.


__________________________________________________

1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

17Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:14 am

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
@Two Wheels Better wrote:In fact, I've only ever had my luggage lost or delayed once on a flight, and that was seventeen years ago in Cincinnati due to a thunderstorm of epic proportions, as I was heading to BMW's South Carolina plant for the dealer intro of the much-maligned R1200CLC. I had to buy new clothing at Target to attend the conference the next day.
I think I got caught in the same wee problem, except I was in Penn heading for DC. Wasn't in early-mid June by any chance, was it?


__________________________________________________
'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)
    

18Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:22 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
@Dai wrote:
I think I got caught in the same wee problem, except I was in Penn heading for DC. Wasn't in early-mid June by any chance, was it?
If memory serves, it was either 2002 or '03. As for the month...prolly July more likely 'cause it was stinkin' hot n humid. The CLC, with its four bat-eye headlights poking out from the fairing, looked absolutely roasting parked there alongside twenty clones, so I grabbed a Boxer Cup R1100S instead and proceeded to rip north on the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway.


__________________________________________________

1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

19Back to top Go down   At last - riding again. Empty Re: At last - riding again. on Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:46 pm

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
Year's right, month's wrong. It was still feckin' cold in DC but I think that was probably relative as we'd just been to Louisiana, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.


__________________________________________________
'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)
    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum