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Two Wheels Better

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Ran into a bloke yesterday I've known for years but haven't seen in the same. He asked after my K bikes and was I still riding those agricultural devices. I always liked his younger sister, so later on I sent him this video.










I challenge anyone to watch the entire video before going absolutely stonking barking pull yer hair out mad.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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RT

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Fail..
although too late with the hair pullout for me.
RT


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Born Again Eccentric

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Sadly, The Wurzles are still going down here in the West Country - I think they get wheeled out, drained of formaldehyde, filled with scrumpy and then jump started with a defibrillator. Ooo arrh ooo arrh aaa:Beer drinker


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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)
    

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duck

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It's not a real tractor until you put a Russell Day Long Seat on it.

Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! Russell_dl_1


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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
    

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AL-58

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@duck wrote:It's not a real tractor until you put a Russell Day Long Seat on it.

Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! Russell_dl_1

They are truly ugly. 

Maybe they are comfortable, but it doesn't make up in any way for the fuglyness.  Might be OK if you only ever rode your bike on total moonless nights far away from the chance of actually being seen.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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Two Wheels Better

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My K13GT came with one fitted, in stylish grey and black, all bat winged, plush and evil looking. The original seat was supplied, too. I swapped them and got $400 on eBay for the Day Long seat. The slender and flat original is a Teutonic torture slab. I knew immediately why the original owner didn't use it. I cover its la flaca flanks with a sheep skin for a modicum of comfort. I can ride for two hours now, instead of half an hour previously. 'Beauty must suffer,' she said.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

7Back to top Go down   Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! Empty Re: Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! on Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:03 am

duck

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They are truly ugly. 

Maybe they are comfortable, but it doesn't make up in any way for the fuglyness.  Might be OK if you only ever rode your bike on total moonless nights far away from the chance of actually being seen.

Al


Comfortable?  There's no maybe about it.  I tried a couple of different used ones on my K1100LT (which, although a GREAT touring bike, is a hideous looking beast to start with IMO) and they worked pretty well.  Then several years ago I finally gave in and got in on a winter group buy to get one custom made to fit me for $350.  It's really a fantastically comfortable seat.  Best motorcycle money I ever spent.  (But I still wouldn't put one on anything but an LT/RT.)

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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   Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! Empty Re: Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! on Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:28 am

duck

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Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! Thumbs_bmw_gsadvbt


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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
    

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Point-Seven-five

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I have one on my RT, and for some perverse reason it actually looks good on the bike when all the luggage and the tank bag are installed.  Gives it that ready for a coast-to-coast run look.   My seat does not have the checkerboard quilting, which IMO just doesn't look right, but it can come in handy for impromptu games of checkers.

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Although it was made for someone else, I can easily do 14 hours straight on my bike and still walk at the end of the day.  My only complaint is that it raises the seat height a bit on a bike that is already pretty high.

Let's face it, the RT/LT was not designed for track days.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

10Back to top Go down   Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! Empty Re: Don't Call my K Bike a Tractor! on Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:29 pm

duck

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The one I had built for me is higher and farther back than stock, works really well for my 34" inseam and also keeps my knees from banging the fairing when I have knee armor on.


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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
    

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