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charlie99


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@JR_K100RS wrote:Charlie ,
can you contact TWB for advice on this ? , he managed the fit up without too much modification only the left foot needed a fillet buzzed off if I recall .

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yeah thanks jr ....he doesnt live far from me ,,,so ill head over to check out and take some closer detailed pics

with weight on the bike the clearence is ok ....but forever the pesamist i worry about topping out over a hill and the weight going off ...and metal digging into that tyre, dont sound like a good outcome .

have a look at my mod

yes there is a fillet of sorts heading back from that left side ...and as you can see im getting into it a bit now ....



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Cool Charlie ,
as I said in TWB's thread on fitting wider rims , I'm also going down this path , got my K1100 centre stand from Motobins but before I fitted it I took off the 10mm fillet that TWB mentioned needed to go , I've got clearance to the tyre ( how much not sure ) , I've got a rim reserved for use but I'm going to do the whole sheebang once the rear tyre is due for replacement , I'm very interested on how you make out .

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Looking good Charlie, starting to come together now. Hows the Foxy Shock going. I noticed my shock is a Hagon when i had it apart on the weekend. Do you know if thats standard on the LT?

Hope you can get your stand sorted, be good to see it with the new wheel/tyre combo on.


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agreed , keen as mustard to see this done. those three spokers are the way to fly.

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@caferacer62 wrote:Looking good Charlie, starting to come together now. Hows the Foxy Shock going. I noticed my shock is a Hagon when i had it apart on the weekend. Do you know if thats standard on the LT?

Hope you can get your stand sorted, be good to see it with the new wheel/tyre combo on.
The standard shock was a Showa. They wern't too bad but the hagon is a heap better. A lot of people complain that the Hagons are a bit hard on the ride.


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the twin clicker should be back wednesday after a rebuild from "rad shokies " i just hope that doesnt become "rad shonkies"

i offered him the rebuild manual ...but he said hes done a few before ..i was surprised when he stated that the nitrogen preload was 220 psi where as the manual says 300 ...oh well ill be broke but with a smile on my face if it goes good ....

yep the big back wheel was planned for before christmas ...but itll have to wait ....my borrowed shock from twb has been sold to blakey so im trying to get that happening as fast and as carefull as i can.

im still in awe of the kindness of many of the forum members here



you guys rock !!!!85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 112350


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Hope it turns out to be a RADical success Charlie. Broke and riding the K with a smile on your face maybe?

If there is anything i can help with just yell mate, hate to see you stuck over the xmas break.


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its all good bert ,,,thanks for the thoughts


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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well this ol fella got busy today ...picked up the fox early in the am .....and ploughed through work ...and got busy tonight

here she is in all her glory

before :-

85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Pictur54


and after
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85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Pictur64

mighty tight damping at the moment ...but ill fiddle with the settings and see what happens ...thats 8 for damping and 16 for rebound ...crikey !!!

merry christmas ...you all !!!rendeer



ps ....one of my facebok friends asked today when refering to the "before " pic " what does it grow into , charlie !!!



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Cool

Ooooh that looks looks nice charlie, very nice indeed look forward to hearing your reports on that.

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cheers 🆒

    

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Looks sharp Charlie!

CHARLIE! I just noticed the white zip ties! Grrrrr!

Oh yeah, Merry Christmas.


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@blakey wrote:Looks sharp Charlie!

CHARLIE! I just noticed the white zip ties! Grrrrr!

Oh yeah, Merry Christmas.

Hey Charlie I got some green ones. What ya reckon 85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 652573


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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

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lol ...you guys !!!

sorry blakey ....i ripped the place apart yesterday looking for black ties ...but all i could come up with was 150 mm white ones ... i guess theyl do till i can get some nice steel bands long enough to do the job (and some black ties for the wiring loom ).

itll take me another day to put the house back together ...grin ...

but i have lots of plans for the break ...things i have been putting off ...wish i bought some 3 bond a couple of months ago

and i need to set the preload ,,,cant do it myself ...

perhaps a trip up to kingaroy (group meet ?) after christmas (at albys suggestion ) for a day of suspension trimming ...and other works might be a good thing

thinking of trying 7.5 weight fork oil anyhow

    

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@blakey wrote:Looks sharp Charlie!

CHARLIE! I just noticed the white zip ties! Grrrrr!

Oh yeah, Merry Christmas.

Hey Charlie i have some red zip ties you could use Very Happy

Don't ya hate it when you can't find stuff you know is there somewhere. I cant see the floor of my shed at the moment, stuff everwhere from doing the gearbox.

Mate it is looking the goods now, awesome job. Hows the centrestand coming along?


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Hey Charlie, the ride to Kingaroy is a good idea!

Keep me posted (no pun intended).

Merry Christmas you lot!


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Im going to throw a weekend out there. The weekend of the 7th january?

Best to sort this suspension out sooner than later. Then we can go try em out up the BUNYAS Wink (if anyone has some parts to try in the ultrasonic cleaner bring em!)

I have large comfy backyard and outdoor facilities, Toilet, firepit, bbq, largeish shed with carpet for anyone wanting to camp if they dont feel like riding home that evening.

    

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can i pass this onto our "guest " for possibly sunday attendance (8th)


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Buy all means!!!...wasn't our "Guest" showing off a set of vacume gauges???

    

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aye he was ...bright new shiny ones at that ....woot !


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Wow mate! The twin clicker looks better than new...your guy did a fantastic job! Very Happy

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i did all the cleanup and paint og ...but the rad shockies guy did a great job on the seals .

so far, just a short trip over to twb's place of work yesterday (city type road ) gives me the impression of a totally controlled rear end ....that is, it just sits there ...no bouncing round or anything dramatic

the real test will be out on the back roads round here on tuesday with all the undulations associated with all that ....

hopefully we will be able to find some high speed sweepers and then i can report if the excersize was all worth it .

merry christmas to you mate ...


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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just reporting in with results of the road test ....

the foxxy ....is a keeper ...

this is the first time i have been able to hack around tight twistys and open sweepers and feel totally in control ...

some finessing the preload may produce even better results ...and i may have chosen softer than optimal settings on rebound and compression damping ....but overall ... a verry big grin on this old fellas face

    

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cheers cheers cheers cheers(so what is the verdict on the sus wheel bearing?)

    

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still to get there alby ....the swing arm / bearings are still in my sights for lubrication and retightening if not replacing ...i cant do that yet ...so its on the ever increasing list .

but im happy now i have a new reference of good and bad .


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Well, you certainly did an excellent job refurbing the twin clicker mate! Checking those swing arm bearings is on my list too!

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thanks og !....happy new year to ya


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

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added a fan override switch ,,,,seems to fit in well next to the spot lights one

85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 2012-011


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Nice work mate! Where did you get the switches?


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a local supplier og ....narva

http://www.narva.com.au/products/browse/standard


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63020BL


Off/On Rocker Switch

DPST, push-fit design with 6.3mm push on blade terminals
Amperage rating 20A at 12V, 10A at 24V
Mounting opening 34.5 x 20mm



havent had issues with water intrusion ...yet ...lucky it fits under the ginormous rt screen and doesnt seem to get too wet ..and i keep it covered at night or in foul weather ...hmmm.. no garage here where she lives



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Thanks mate! Looks like just the ticket and I'm thinking of going this route vs. finding some used Bmw bits...


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It is also posibble to purchase genuine switches and separate symbol plates Moto-bins (and others).

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OG, Here are some URLs that I've collected regarding replacement switches for the K-bikes. These Carling Tech switches are rated IP56 and sized so that they don't require modifying the socket in the dash. They are also available through suppliers on the Web:

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=4812

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Switches/switches.html

http://rocker-switches.carlingtech.com/sealed-rocker-switch__19.asp#elibrary

When I was installing my windshield, I needed a DPDT, centre-off, momentary contact switch that fit the socket in the fairing dash. I bought an automobile electric window switch from a surplus electronics outlet in Toronto for $1.20. It fit and worked perfectly. It was 35 mm by 20 mm just like the Contura so this may be an alternative source for switches -- after-market automotive parts suppliers or parts depots like NAPA.


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great links rob ...and the prices from eastern beaver are good too ....when i went looking, everything appeared dear as poison ...i also have some condura style sealed switches that will fit in the same holes ...more or less

aware of the "bins" replacements inge ...by the time they get here we're still looking at over $28.00 or $42.00 each plus freight and handling charges

i got mine for $16.00 and im sure i could do better if i looked around for a cheaper retailer

thanks for the suggestions guys


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Ah, you guys are just outstanding! I just about choked when I found out the price for the OEM switches on my lunch break today. Thanks for the links to other options Rob. Very Happy


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85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 2012-016

new to me temp guage arrived this week ....not bad for 30 sheckles +post

some minor wiring to change over as the termination is spade connections ...but looking good

still looking for autometer 1 1/2 " (38mm) expanded volt guage ....one day ill find one i can afford



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Ah, mate great minds think alike. I've been looking into to adding a voodoo oil pressure gauge, and know I'll have to check into the Auto Meter options as well...


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hmmm ...globe holder sat too high ..decided to do a little cutting soldering and plasic remodelling ...so that it would fit in the cup for the mount

85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 2012-017

the remoulding should keep some corrosion out and offer a little more protection85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 2012-019


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Nice mate! You've got me looking for pressure gauges now... Smile

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whilst i was playing around ...decided to build a universal power supply

i had "recovered " one of our (work) power supplies ...(not in use much these days on site ...with all the upgrades going on ...)

it gives me filtered + and - 24 volts at 2.5 amps ...

-12 ...+5 ...+12 ... regulated and going to add a variable regulator for everything in between ..(adjusting pot at the other end

85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 2012-020

that hole in the box ....left hand side front to rear .. was full of electronic ttl and analogue circuitry ....amazing what a hacksaw can do ...giggle



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What did the Auto meter gauge run you mate?

    

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Wow, mate I like it! I could use that type of setup for a lot of things...

    

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second hand ....$30.00 og ...plus local mail

i believe alby has a local shop that is great , some of the prices he has said there were extraordinarily low ....erm different from what we have round here ...

ill just have to keep looking for a goodun to get that 1 1/2 " volt meter


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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sweet deal mate. Very Happy

    

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the remoulding should keep some corrosion out and offer a little more protection
Ideal time for liquid electrical tape Very Happy

I too would like a variable power supply... But I use what i got in the box!!



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i believe alby has a local shop that is great , some of the prices he has said there were extraordinarily low

Yes we do. One of our local tool suppliers is president of the speedway club. They stock some auto parts at good prices. They stock temp gauges and oil pressure gauges and volt meters as well. Will check out their prices and models on monday for you all.

    

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good tip alby ...i was in the jaycar shop on friday also ....picking up those binding posts .....and saw the verry thing (liquid electrical tape )

pehaps next week ill pick up some



do you need a hand building a variable supply mate ? easy stuff .

jaycar sell a great regulator lm338 ...hard to mount though its one of those to3 types ...good for 5 amps and up to 35 volts for under $12.00

but a lm350 t is a good choice also ...to 220 case and good for 3 amps ...about $8.00 i think ..add a pot some bypass caps and a resistor and your good to go ...

a cheepy voltmeter is always a good addition ...i think i have seen on the net digital jobs for about $10.00 but dont quote me on that .. in any case a good investment

the guage i was looking at is here alby 1.5 inches = 38 mm Product #
2356

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetail.aspx?ref=search&gid=2450

    

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Great info guys! Thanks for more info on rolling your own Charlie. I'm looking into doing that along with adding the oil pressure gauge seriously now...

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hmm found beter prices for the regulators at rs components

lm350t 3 amp @2.27 ea in 5x lots ,,,

lm338t 5 amp @3.62 ea in 5x lots ...

i should get some, one for alby as well as a couple of spares huh ?


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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Can you pick up from rs Charlie? It would save a bundle on postage!!!

    

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its just down the road from me alby ..well 3 corners away.... just the other side of the archerfield airport ...will do ...wont be till friday though ....off to mt isa this week


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O85 rt resto ...my attempt ...hey im not into making a show bike ... - Page 4 Au-log10

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