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audibob

audibob
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I recently rode to Somerset as my elderly Father was not in great health.

The journey from Taunton to Bath is a tedious and unforgettable journey via the back roads, thanks to my sat

nav.

The weather was crap, it was late at night and all the local tractors had decided to dump

as much muck on the roads as they possibly could.

Finding a dry patch of road at night on unfamiliar roads was tiring to say the least.

At least I could rely on the bike to get me to my Daughters place, or so I thought.

I was stuck behind a shit wagon for few miles, and then I had the chance for a quick

safe overtake .

Second gear and open her up to around 7k revs and quickly got past the muck spreader.

Then, the battery light came on, no speedo, tacho , gear indicator or fuel gauge .

I managed to find a garage with an overhang .

There was a chap returning to his car, he asked about the K100 and somehow we got chatting.

He had four Ducatis , and we discussed the merits of our particular marque.

I checked the fuses, and number one had blown.

A new 7.5 fuse went in, and all was good again.

I said goodbye to the chap , and as I was pulling out, I heard him trying to start his car.

He was keying it for ages, and it just refused to start.

I almost felt guilty.....

almost.

An odd turn of events in mucky Somerset.... 652573

Bob


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Yamaha 90
Honda CD 175
Honda CB 360
Triumph T 140V Bonneville
Triumph T150 Trident
Honda CB750 F1
Cz 175
Yamaha XS 750
R 100/7
R 80
K100 LT
K100 LT current bike
    

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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Check your heated grip wiring.

I had a bare wire where the throttle let the wire rub on the end of the bar. Every now and then it would blow a fuse, almost always in the middle of a cold dark night.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

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
    

audibob

audibob
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Thanks point seven five.

I did have the bar ends off recently so will recheck them

Bob


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Yamaha 90
Honda CD 175
Honda CB 360
Triumph T 140V Bonneville
Triumph T150 Trident
Honda CB750 F1
Cz 175
Yamaha XS 750
R 100/7
R 80
K100 LT
K100 LT current bike
    

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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My pleasure, AudiBob.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

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
    

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audibob

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Well.

Point Seven five.

you were bang on, two busted wires..

Probably me being clumsy with lubing the throttle and forgetting there are wires in there somewhere.

I have made them safe and will repair at a later date.

At least my left hand will get warm.

I would prefer them to be on a separate fuse.

Thanks again

Bob


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Yamaha 90
Honda CD 175
Honda CB 360
Triumph T 140V Bonneville
Triumph T150 Trident
Honda CB750 F1
Cz 175
Yamaha XS 750
R 100/7
R 80
K100 LT
K100 LT current bike
    

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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I have noticed that my throttle grip somehow migrates closer to the center of the bars, pinching the grip wires on the end of the handlebar. Now, once a year, I will gently push the throttle in until it stops and then slide it out about 1/4" to give the wires some clearance.

A bonus is that the throttle snaps closed a little more crisply when it doesn't drag on the end of the bars


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

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
    

MartinW

MartinW
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I've never had heated grips and I'm not sure the installation do's and don'ts. However I've always used the wife's hairspray to install my grips. With solid grips it allowed the grips to easily slide on, and once on they stayed there firmly for the life of the grip. Removal was just as easy, a case of pushing something under the grip and moving it around and spraying in lubricant. Once done with a bit of rotating and pulling the grip slides off. I can mostly remove them without destroying the grip.

With some foam grips that have a porous inner surface hairspray only works until it rains then the grips can loosen, but once dry they can firm up. At some stage in my Bricks early life the OEM grips were changed by a butcher as evident by the grind and scrape marks on my throttle inner surface. I've never used grip glue so I don't know how hard the grips are to remove when it's required.
Regards Martin.


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