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1Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty 73's kay........... on Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:46 am

73MOH

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I thought I'd start a thread......... Ive had it almost 5 years and like it alot...... I've fixed alot and ridden it pretty hard at times....
alternator, a couple of batteries(3 actually), tailshaft, fuel pump(and everything else in the tank), front brakes, rear brakes, lots of tyres, valve clearances, spline lube, centre stand, rear shock and random elec fault(thanks Mason).Plus lots of everyday maintanance.
The last ride i went on was quite spirreted on a less than average road.(Beaudesert to Woodenbong).Upon arrival in "the Bong"it was pointed out by a fellow rider that my rear tyre was half covered in oil.... oh good, Im glad we havent been on a twistey road..... So we had lunch and it was unanomosley decided we would take a bumpier and twistier road home(the Lions rd)..... Anyway, I actually made it home, but the bike was looking abit (alot) worse for ware..... Blown Rear Ikon Shock (for the second time) and blown front shock (not bad for 25 yo)....

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So the rear was sent to Ikon today.... awaiting a verdict.......
The front I'm thinking progressive springs and a head set bearing... (advice here would be appreciated)Chrome appears good.
Oh yeah.... has anyone had success repairing side cover lugs.
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This will get it rideable again..... but soon after I'm thinking brake lines and ss discs.... throttle body work(sealing).... then I guess I'm back to valve clearances.. revolving door maintanance.... Lucky I enjoy working on it almost as much as riding it....
Thanx for reading my crap.... Paul

    

2Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:46 am

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nice bike 73 .....(same colour as mine ....i wouldnt be biased at all ...grin )

looks cool without the rear damper .......hmm frame type monoshock conversion ?,.,,,

i too am in the thinking process of purchasing an icon ...but by the sound of your history .....maybe worth a double think

good luck with the repairs ...we're here if we can help ...lots of knowledge abounds

about the side cover ...best i have found so far is the proverbial contact adhesive ...so far ....but have been experimenting with plasic welding ....only problem is the thickness of the plastic on the sidecover ...heat tends to bend things out of wack perty easy ....and in not confident enough just yet to reweld into "finished lines and surfaces "

just redoing my side cover rear pin mount tonight ....well see how that turns out i guess .

    

3Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:11 am

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Welcome to the forum Paul.

Can you give us a picture of the problem with the side cover as there are a couple of fixes, depending on what is stuffed (tech term).

A tidy looking bike too!


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4Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:09 am

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Its kind of ironic when you get on the WORLD wide web and talk to people just up the road..... Very Happy
Charlie the verdict is still out on the Ikon...... To be fair to Ikon i bought it of Ebay as Unused and definately appeared Brand new.... After it blew the first time I was too impatient to send it to Ikon as I had a ride coming up for Easter, so I got a local bloke to do the work with seals supplied by Ikon . Ikon was VERY helpfull and even volunteered to coach the local bloke through the job..... but alas 6mnths later and its gone again, as of this afternoon its on its way to IKon.
Blakey... I left Brisbane this morning for work, wont be back for 2 weeks, so no more photos.The hooks have been broken since I got the bike and Ive just snapped the main lug on that side..... Im thinking plastibond... hmmmm. or velcro
thanx... Paul

    

5Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:49 pm

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Hi 73,
Great bike and I especially like the colour! My side covers are both held on by cable ties run through two drilled holes. I think I will eventually be buying new ones unpainted but I'll follow your thread to see if you have any success.


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6Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:26 pm

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Hello 73,

About the front fork seals: I would advise you to buy them at the dealer.
I have few friends who had to change them more than once until they got the original.


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7Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:52 pm

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Good looking bike Paul! Welcome aboard.

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8Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:14 pm

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Welcome Paul nice bike ( yep mine same colour Smile )
if you have no luck with the side cover try show and go in Adelaide

http://www.showandgo.com.au/

they have got a K100RS wrecking same colour

cheers Tony


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9Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:48 pm

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that black hi-grip industrial velcro sounds the go paul ...especiially if you've lost the hook .


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"if you have no luck with the side cover try show and go in Adelaide"

I was there two weeks ago and I only find out about it now?

Why wasn't I told?


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11Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:32 pm

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didn't think you would put anything on your bike that wasn't RED Blakey!!


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12Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:45 am

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Slow, but steady progress........ It,s nice to be putting bits back on.

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13Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:42 am

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looking good ... all the nice stuff


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O73's kay........... Au-log10

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

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Cool

Nice bike Paul, Like the workbench welcomr to the forum.



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15Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:13 pm

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please tell us more about your wooden lift. I'd like to build one of those. Any plans available? how does it lift?

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16Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:30 am

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@WayneDW wrote:please tell us more about your wooden lift. I'd like to build one of those. Any plans available? how does it lift?
+1 73's kay........... 112350

    

17Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:12 am

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73's kay........... DSC01296-1

Bike lift sitting in down position.....
I have 2 handles at 2 meters long which have brackets which slip onto the bolts at the side of the lift.... 1 in 5 mechanical advatage + weight of lift "Top deck" makes it still pretty heavy to get get it moving..... but it gets light quickly.... I,m away working for a week or 2, will post more photos then.


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18Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:09 pm

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Very cool bench! Any plans for that beauty?

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19Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:07 am

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@Oldgoat wrote:Very cool bench! Any plans for that beauty?

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Sorry Mate..... no plans.... all in my head..... pretty simple though... top and bottom frames are exactly the same, with four pivoting legs.


I got my bike back together today, went for a short ride and all went really well (except heated grips seem to be stuck on and rear pads contaminated with shock oil)..... love the progressive springs under hard braking and bumpy roads... steering is much looser with new bearings, big difference.... ready for a descent ride now, cant wait.

    

20Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:13 am

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nice one !!! happy riding mate ...


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O73's kay........... Au-log10

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

21Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:56 am

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Nice workbench Paul, wheel support looks secure and simple to construct using ply.

This might seem a stupid question but how come the rear end of your bike (with no rear suspension unit) in your first picture has not collapsed? Subsequent pictures show the rear end supported with a piece of wood in place of the rear suspension unit.


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22Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:03 am

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You aren't gonna like for this but the stand is down and it takes the weight.


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@billk100rt wrote:......how come the rear end of your bike (with no rear suspension unit) in your first picture has not collapsed? Subsequent pictures show the rear end supported with a piece of wood in place of the rear suspension unit.

Looking at that pic Bill I think the weight of the bike is on the front wheel as normal when on the centre stand and the rear suspension is actually drooping as opposed to compressed. You can just see it's actually toutching the floor.

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24Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:41 pm

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88KE wrote:

Looking at that pic Bill I think the weight of the bike is on the front wheel as normal when on the centre stand and the rear suspension is actually drooping as opposed to compressed. You can just see it's actually toutching the floor.

88KE

Correct.... but I had to put the timber in to be able to take it off the centre stand to be able to wheel it into position on the lifter.

    

25Back to top Go down   73's kay........... Empty Re: 73's kay........... on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:46 am

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Hey 73 check your messages.


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