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1Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:52 am

Brettski

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A big hello to everyone on the forum.
Recently acquired a 1992 - RS 100  which had been mothballed in a garage for over 10 years under a pile of cardboard boxes.
Originally bought and registered in Switzerland with only 30,000 kilometers on the clock and one owner.
The bike still had a full tank of leaded fuel, after briefly checking the levels and fitting a new battery it actually started on the button.
After reading quickly across the forum it looks like we are gong to have  plenty of servicing and checks to do over the next few weeks before it goes out for a ride.

Cheers,
Brettski

    

2Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:50 am

td5

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Welcome from down under, your bike is practically new with 30k's.


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3Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Is your detuned at all?


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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 98,780 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 32,600 miles
    

4Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:24 am

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Welcome to the forum, you will need to check for perished hoses. Taking it for short rides around your area will show any signs that something needs attention.


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5Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:08 pm

Brettski

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Is your detuned at all?

Not sure what your mean Question

Thanks all for the warm welcome.

Good advice with the short journeys.
Just found out that the abs is not working, here's where the fun starts  Hello from Devon 723598

Brett

    

6Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:32 pm

Dai

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Is your detuned at all?
Not likely Olaf. That was a 100bhp limit in the Eighties.

So, someone from the English Riviera! Been a while since I was down that way.


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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)
    

7Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:42 pm

duck

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WelKome to the forum!

Your bike is proof that K bikes are like cockroaches and will still be alive and running after The Apocalypse.

http://bit.ly/new2kbikes


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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   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:55 am

Brettski

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@duck wrote:WelKome to the forum!

Your bike is proof that K bikes are like cockroaches and will still be alive and running after The Apocalypse.

http://bit.ly/new2kbikes

That's very reassuring, thanks for the link.

Brett

    

9Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:09 am

GF Wollongong

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Welcome to the forum

After a little effort you'll be bashing along at silly speeds, with a silly grin on the face, in a beautiful location with a major sense of satisfaction.

Enjoy the jigsaw

GF Wollongong Australia

    

10Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:22 pm

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Welcome Brett Smile


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11Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:07 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome Brett.
Your biggest issue is likely to be the full tank of antique fuel. You might be lucky and it maybe old enough not to have lots of ethanol in it. Old fuel tends to destroy the rubber bits in the tank (turns to black goo) and  form a thick varnish like layer on everything. When you run her, the gunk moves into the pump, pipes and injectors and you end up with a big clean up. Best bet is to syphon it off and put clean, fresh fuel in her before you continue.

ABS - a common fault is caused by a flat battery. Even though you have recharged, you still need to rest the ABS brain and clear any stored faults. Takes a bit of patience, but cost nothing. Too many people assume it is some critical fault and disable the system by pulling the ABS relay(s).

Good luck


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                              Paul  Hello from Devon 905546712

"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)
    

12Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:47 am

Brettski

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Welcome Brett.
Your biggest issue is likely to be the full tank of antique fuel. You might be lucky and it maybe old enough not to have lots of ethanol in it. Old fuel tends to destroy the rubber bits in the tank (turns to black goo) and  form a thick varnish like layer on everything. When you run her, the gunk moves into the pump, pipes and injectors and you end up with a big clean up. Best bet is to syphon it off and put clean, fresh fuel in her before you continue.

ABS - a common fault is caused by a flat battery. Even though you have recharged, you still need to rest the ABS brain and clear any stored faults. Takes a bit of patience, but cost nothing. Too many people assume it is some critical fault and disable the system by pulling the ABS relay(s).

Good luck

Your not too far way in Bristol  - Fuel is actually leaded but we will certainly clear through with fresh tank and check all fuel lines. ABS - what a maize. At the moment im leaning towards a faulty brain but im still investigating and taking time so i can be sure. I deffo want to keep the bike original and not start to rip out any failed components even though its tempting to save costs.
Yes - looking forward to some rides, forecast is a good week ahead with some sun and warmth.
The bike is actually going to be for my wife to ride. She has a few classics for which both are off the road at the moment so we're hoping to get the K up and running with a MOT soon.
Thanks again to all for the warm welcome.

Brett

    

13Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:09 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Yeah, just a little up the road from you and nicely situated within a day trip of Lands End, London, Dublin (best done over more than one day though) or Inverness (one way only in a day and a long day at that!)

The forecast is looking good for the mini K Fest gathering at Pembrey (Old South Wales) this coming weekend. A few of us are gathering (Franktherat organised) to watch some sidecar racing, socialise and generally let what’s left of our hair down. 

Might be an opportunity for you and your wife to join us. We’ve got an Air bnB, all rooms taken but maybe camping space outside??? Not too far from Torquay...

ABS - brain might be faulty, but the trick with a K bike is to start with the simple things first and not assume it is something complicated. Attempting to reset is always the first option...


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Hello from Devon Uk-log10 Hello from Devon Sco-lo15Hello from Devon Eu-log10
                              Paul  Hello from Devon 905546712

"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)
    

14Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:25 pm

Brettski

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Never heard of the K festival, the line up looks great. Thanks for the kind invite.
No leisurely activities for me at the moment as i'm really busy here at home on the scaffolding doing slate roofs and sash windows.
Any spare time i have is spent working on the bike. I've just manage to get the front brake working which is a start so it now leaves the abs to fix.
I guess i should start a post in the appropriate section of the forum now.
Once again thanks to all for the welcome.

Cheers,
Brett

    

15Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Hi, I'm Tony on Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:16 pm

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Based in Poole on the south coast of the UK.
I have just bought an 84 K100RS and a looking to turn it into a scrambler.
I'm not a mechanic but I'll have a go.

    

16Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty HELLO on Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:45 pm

Brettski

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Hi Tony, Welcome mate. 
Good luck with your project, it'll keep you busy through the winter.


cheers,

Brett

    

17Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:24 pm

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@Chewbacker wrote:Based in Poole on the south coast of the UK.
I have just bought an 84 K100RS and a looking to turn it into a scrambler.
I'm not a mechanic but I'll have a go.
Hello chewbacker i'm in the process of finishing mine i would be glad to give you any help i can around my findings Tim

    

18Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:24 am

Chewbacker

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@timo27 wrote:
@Chewbacker wrote:Based in Poole on the south coast of the UK.
I have just bought an 84 K100RS and a looking to turn it into a scrambler.
I'm not a mechanic but I'll have a go.
Hello chewbacker i'm in the process of finishing mine i would be glad to give you any help i can around my findings Tim
Thanks Tim. I'm stripping down at the moment so everything is reasonably simple.

    

19Back to top Go down   Hello from Devon Empty Re: Hello from Devon on Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am

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Hello from Devon 177912


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