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1Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty 91 K100LT now naked on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:45 am

caferacer62

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Well i got stuck in after work on saturday and stripped the old girl of her fairing and associated brackets.
Then on sunday i decided to paint the wheels,fork legs,front calipers and bottom of engine. Then while the paint was drying(gotta love quick dry paint) i got stuck in to mounting the new headlight,indicators,mirrors and bar risers.
The headlight brackets are just cheapy universal ones from MCS. The headlight is GSX 1400and the indicators are from a GS500.Mirrors are also universal type from MCS. After tidying up a bit of wiring all mounted up pretty easy. I was lucky with the mirrors as they both had r/h thread 10mm. So as luck would have it the holes in the levers are actually about tapping size for a 10mm tap,easy as mirrors mounted.
The bar risers were easy too just had to make some extension bits for the pad the ignition goes into. After a bit of fiddling with the horns i managed to mount them on the lower clamp of the forks. Then put all the nicely painted bits back together and voila one naked K100.
I rang Discount Wreckers in Melbourne about the radiator shroud and side covers off a K100 that they are wrecking,but at $400 they are a bit pricey for me at the moment. Might sell my fairing complete yet,i like the way the bike looks so much and its so nice and cool to ride.
Anyway here is a pic of the finished project,i was so flat out doing it all so i could ride to work today that i forgot to take pics along the way. I will post some more close up pics of the conversion soon.
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2Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:00 am

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Very Happy :DI Like it!!!!!! Top Job..

    

3Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:24 am

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nice job bert ...


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I must admit that I like the look of the bike with the round chrome headlight.

Good work Bert 2.0


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5Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:10 am

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Looking good Bert but can I suggest to move the head light up closer to the instruments I think it would look better there is a big space that needs something.


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Nice result Bert. I like the square mirrors and the gloss black looks really good on the engine covers. If that's quick dry paint it's a good result, what did you use?

More pics when you have time please!

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Nice pictures, nice bike.....almost as good as the original naked K100. I noticed a radiator shroud on ebay recently..an old red one...can't remember the price.


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8Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:27 pm

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@caferacer62 wrote:... Discount Wreckers in Melbourne

Now THERE'S an oxymoron. They charge almost as much as a BMW main dealer!

    

9Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:59 am

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@Rick G wrote:Looking good Bert but can I suggest to move the head light up closer to the instruments I think it would look better there is a big space that needs something.
Actually Rick i was thinking of moving the dash down a bit, it seems to be sitting up there in the breeze. Or maybe not i'm not sure yet, but i agree about the space thats there.

88KE i used gloss black fast dry enamel on the wheels and fork legs after i had cleaned and sanded them down and applied a couple of coats of etch primer first. The worst part is getting in all of the grooves in the wheels and masking the tyres. I also removed the rotors from the front wheel.
The engine covers and front brake calipers i cleaned down and just sprayed with satin black caliper paint. Then sanded of the paint from the high fins and lettering.

All up i think it cost me about $150.00 to do. Just gotta tidy up around the radiator and tank bits now. If i cant buy the bits cheap enough i will custom make something out of either alloy or black acrylic sheet(i can mould that with a hot air gun and some jiggery-pokery).
Thanks for all the great comments, will get some better pics up soon.


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10Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:25 am

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It would be good to get a K100 radiator surround and make some fibreglass copies, they are rare and sought after.


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Looks good Bert you got a lot done in a short period of time yes I agree with you it would be good if you could drop the dash abit instead of lifting the light.
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12Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:54 pm

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That gap obviously needs something, may I suggest a fairing. Shocked Laughing

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@mike d wrote:That gap obviously needs something, may I suggest a fairing. Shocked Laughing

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British sense of humour 91 K100LT now naked 723598

After too much red wine I now must go to bed.

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15Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:19 am

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@mike d wrote:That gap obviously needs something, may I suggest a fairing. Shocked Laughing

Mike
Gee i think i have one laying around here somewhere. Razz


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@Rick G wrote:It would be good to get a K100 radiator surround and make some fibreglass copies, they are rare and sought after.

Are all the radiator surrounds the same? If i could get hold of the bits i would definitly make copies.


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17Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:39 am

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Few more pics. Sorry about the quality of the photos,phone pics in the shed at night. will have to take some with the camera in the daylight.

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18Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:41 am

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AFIK the K100 ones are all the same and come in 3 parts, the main radiator cover and 2 small triangular bits either side.
The K75 look similar but dont fit because the radiator on the K75 lays futher forward than a K100.
Would be interesting to get a 75 one and see what could be done with a few mods.


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yep lay those guages down and forward a bit bert 2.0

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20Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Fibreglass copies on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:49 am

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@Rick G wrote:It would be good to get a K100 radiator surround and make some fibreglass copies, they are rare and sought after.

Going back through this to find out about mounting of gps and saw this.

Mine is off the bike, unpainted and generally in good condition.

Did you rick, or anyone else want to take it to make a copy? I have no plans to use it in the near future, but I will want to when I decide on a colour.

rossco

I will take a few photos this afternoon and put them up. If anyone has a clue about it they can see if the parts are worth copying.



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21Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:01 am

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Never done any fibreglassing but I will try to find someone who can make a copy.
There was one on fleabay in US for $495 and lasted 2 days till it sold.


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Is the shroud the same all through the range: K, RS, RT LT?

    

23Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:52 am

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It was only the naked Ks that had it. It's similar to the K75c shroud but not quite similar enough to use it.


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Ok, that's what I was thinking.

    

25Back to top Go down   91 K100LT now naked Empty Re: 91 K100LT now naked on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:01 am

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rossco wrote:
@Rick G wrote:It would be good to get a K100 radiator surround and make some fibreglass copies, they are rare and sought after.

Going back through this to find out about mounting of gps and saw this.

Mine is off the bike, unpainted and generally in good condition.

Did you rick, or anyone else want to take it to make a copy? I have no plans to use it in the near future, but I will want to when I decide on a colour.

rossco

I will take a few photos this afternoon and put them up. If anyone has a clue about it they can see if the parts are worth copying.

Hi Rossco just saw this, the main thing i would like to get hold of to copy is the side bits that connect to the radiator shroud and back to the bottom of the tank. I have a standard cowl that Saxon sent me up that i was going to modify. What bits have you got, the other thing i need is the brackets to copy.


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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670566&highlight=working+composites

Have a look here, some very interesting ideas and techniques.


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