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hopping mad

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Hello to everyone on the forum.

Anyone who has read my previous (first) post "inspiration needed" will know that I have purchased a K100 that had been stood in a wet "lock up" garage for twenty-two years and consequently was in a sorry state. My main reason for purchasing the bike was it had only covered 9000 miles documented on a mountain of old MOT's and apart from the servicing at BMW had never been tampered with and was totally original and still had the original tool and bulb set issued on first day of registration! Despite the damp, dust and mountain of leaves covering the bike, I knew it could be restored to its former glory and would be a nice machine.

The bike was purchased in December 2011 and brought home to a warm dry and secure garage. It's only now I have found the time to start working on the bike. As my time is committed elsewhere, I can only allocate a few days each month to the project and therefore anticipate it will take between 12 and 14 months to complete.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took the time to read my first post and the subsequent replies which included advice and encouragement.

As the project continues, I will update readers on the progress of the bike's journey back to the open road.

Kind regards

hopping mad

    

twincarb

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I for one am definitly keen to see how you progress... What are your plans respray? deep clean etc?


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Welcome Hoping Mad, if I havn't said it before. Nice low mileage. I guess rubber, Electrical connections and a bit of surface rust to be dealt with ?

My bike was stored in a damp place I guessed by the slight bloom of surface rust on the handlebars and frame but it's easily dealt with. I'll look forward to your updates. Good luck with it.
88KE



Last edited by 88KE on Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:54 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Typing)


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