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1Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:25 pm

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This job is being done in a small shed with basic tools. A lot of pictures just don't turn out in the poor lighting and not so good camera.. Will add as I can.

http://cid-65cee5538b51e059.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/K100

Please let me know if this link works or not!

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Hi Steve, link is fine and I look forward to the finished product.

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Good on you for doing it and the photos have good depth of field on the engine and are sharp. Love the dog!
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4Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:02 pm

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Looks like you're having fun!! Sometimes the work is the reward!

    

5Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:30 am

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Hi Steve

(been there, done that...) It is looking good. Good luck! I am in the process of putting some of my re-build pictures on the site. A little bit of advice and take it with a grain of salt... it looks like you masked around the BMW logos on the tank? I went through the same thought process but found new logo stickers were quite cheap (approximately $A10 from memory) so it was "easier" to take the old one's off and replace with bright, shiny new ones...

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Hi Steve

(been there, done that...) It is looking good. Good luck! I am in the process of putting some of my re-build pictures on the site. A little bit of advice and take it with a grain of salt... it looks like you masked around the BMW logos on the tank? I went through the same thought process but found new logo stickers were quite cheap (approximately $A10 from memory) so it was "easier" to take the old one's off and replace with bright, shiny new ones...

Mal

    

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Nope... Everything was removed from the bike before any sanding or painting was done. In most cases I had to take the parts down to original material, plastic/metal because the bike was originally white, then black, but not a real good job. Those are new roundels not stickers. They are not quite perfectly round, one has two flat spots. But I was not going to risk trying to trim them. I can replace those later when I find some better quality bits. They were very cheap thru E-Bay, $4. I know... Ya get what ya pay for!
I am working on the headlight mounting now. Trying to make a good looking mount. The mounting location on the fork triples is a little hard to fit a bracket too! Anyone have any ideas or extra naked headlight brackets??

Thanks for the comments!

Steve

    

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I have added some pics of the highrise fender with a different stripe style. Tell me if it's ok or too much!

    

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Hi Steve I am not sure about the fender but that is a personal thing so if you like it then that is all that matters. I have to say the as a whole it looks pretty damn fine and I think I said somewhere else that it would be lighter than a current GSA which is a statement in itself.

Are you planning some sort of bash guard as we would not want the water pump and hall sensor exposed to too much debris.

A closeup of the headlight set-up would be interesting and are the forks standard as they look longer than normal.

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Phil

    

10Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:35 pm

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Thanks Phil,

Still looking for a guard and radiator shroud. Standard forks as far as I know. Waiting for a small naked style fairing from a friend to see if that will work. One of the hard parts is hiding the wiring, even if it's shortened it's a mess to hide!

Looking for gaitors and still hoping someone needs LT fairing bits and has naked bike parts to trade. We have had so much rain it's been hard to get anything done this summer.

Will be getting rid of the fairing and it's parts and the radio. Keeping the side bags and mounts.

The paint is more done "to taste" but if I have had just enough beer everything looks good! Even the pearl I tried, and that came out pink! So I need second and third opinions!

Thanks for the comments!

Steve

    

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Hi Steve,

It is amazing how beer and/or distance improves the look of all sorts of things Rolling Eyes
but as far as the wiring goes you could try wrapping in self amalgamating tape which will give a black finish and a very professional look assuming you can get easy access to it of course.

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12Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:44 am

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Phil,

Are refering to what I was taught to call pressure sensitive tape. Is that a cloth fiber tape with a tar like substance that sticks to itself even when wet? Found alot in older cars.

Going to try wire looms first as they are cheap and easy. Hopefully they will do the trick.

I need to clean the wire connections anyway so shortening while re-soldering the wires might as well be a part of that process.

Has anyone tried a product called plastic dip? It comes in a 1 pint or quart can and is used to re-coat things with a heavy rubber covering. Like the handle of a pair of pliers. It also comes in a spray and works very well on scratched plastic parts and leaves a thick rubber coating which stays on and is easily repaired. You could spray it on almost any surface you need refinished. Especially for a quick fix. Of course I have no information on is durability over a long period yet when used on a bike. Yet!

Please keep sending me ideas everyone!


Steve

    

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Hi Steve,

According to K-Bike it is "polyisobutylene tape" and I used to call it bi-seal but it is a rubberised tape not cloth based but good stuff nonetheless.

Plastic Dip sounds interesting.

Regards,

Phil

    

14Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty more pics on Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:01 pm

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Added a few pics to the same link above... The tank, rear fairing, side cover, front fender just sitting on the bike.... Is it too bright?

    

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It looks good, but personally I would paint the back of the front mudguard too.
Just a personal opinion.
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16Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:39 pm

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I will look at that again when the fender is up higher in it's real position. It is black because it was before, that fenders' off of a Suzuki -ES. The K100 Fender is all white as in other pics. I also have a fender extender I could add to it. Thanks for the input!

Still looking for some C model front side covers/radiator shroud for under the tank. A headlight is inbound..


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17Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:45 pm

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Headlight shroud is done. Square and it fits just under the gauge cluster. Will post more pics soon. Still need radiator shroud. Also.. Second set of rims is inbound, allowing a second set of tires, dual sport, and the original to be powder coated. Much better than my in shed paint job...
Spending alot of time waiting for the right parts to be located. But even though my schedule has been trounced several times it's been fun.

    

18Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:32 pm

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Here is some ideas to finish your street fighter project....

88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Bmw-k710

88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Dietma10

88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Ronny_10

Notice the nice center stand..... Pretty good idea to work on the bike.

88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Stefan10

88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Reiner10


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19Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:17 pm

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Hey thanks for sharing the pics! Nice! I was wondering about cutting off the tabs mounts on the tank or keeping them in case I found a good radiator shroud. Looks good without. Lots to think about! Nice dolly!

V/R
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20Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:04 am

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Have you visited this site: Very special K bikes


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Very nice pics. Thanks!
That special looks like the key switch was placed on the Air box. The 1100 shows how the radiator looks with a fairly plain screen. Two very nice ideas!
I was looking for a place to relocate the ignition switch, get rid of that panel and clean up that handlebar area. Still unsure about the screen -vs- the shroud around the radiator though!

V/R
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Bert,

I keep seeing good ideas in those pics... Chrome wheels, exhausts, trick paint and trim, nice air intake ideas,.... I actualy thought about the headlight and ears off an old scooter to put the gauages up front. Nice to see how it would have looked!
Glad it is taking so long because I would have missed all of that! Now I just need a few $ and a few beers to decide! Thanks again.

Steve

    

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A fellow I work with, has a shop with a powder coat system. I never knew he had it. He now has my tank and wheels to be redone. So the project is backed up a bit longer.

Steve

    

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Got to say the black one looks stunning.

    

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The K100 is still in bits on the floor of my shed. Getting the tank and wheels powder coated has made me realize I need to re-due the frame and other parts to get a nice match..... SO... It may be a while before she is on the raod again. Doing a few parts at a time with the powder coating.

So...I went out and got a Triumph speedmaster, a 2007 with 3500 on the ticker, $4500. Guys these things are so low cost, it might be worth a look as a second machine. Carbs and electronic pickup, simple design.

Not giving up on the K100 just scratching the itch and giving myself time to do it right!

Does anyone else have a Triumph and what were/are your experiences? My research has found alot of positive feedback.

V/R
Steve

    

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Hi Steve,

I think if I could get a speedmaster that cheap here I would have one tomorrow. What a bargain.

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Hi Phil,
If you want to get depressed look up the price of an S1000RR is Aus or NZ and do the conversion they are 13KUS$ in the US do the conversion and get angry about being ripped off, it made me wild.
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Hi K-Bike,
A long time ago I remember bikes in Aus did not attract import duty as they had no local market to compete with which seemed a fair and logical thing to me but somewhere along the line one of our wonderful governments changed the policy leading to the prices we have here now.
Now don't get me started on the price of fuel.

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Phil

    

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Hi Phil,
It is largely down to the margin that the importer chooses to place on the machine, sadly the same applies to car bits, in particular Volvo it seems that as soon as there is an Australian distributor they try to gouge. The Bilstein shock absorber is a classic example, in NZ we get those via Australian distribution and when I wanted three sets (12 shocks) for our Mercs the price they wanted to sell them for shipped via sea freight to and from Australia and three months delivery to their warehouse for pickup was DOUBLE the price for me to get them airfreight from the US and that took just under seven days to my door!
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30Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:31 am

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Wow, some fantastic custom rides! Shocked

    

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Anyone know where to get those fork guards on that black beauty?
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32Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:43 am

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If you are talking about the fork boots, they are from the early GS (1990).


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88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Screen16

Looks like they are some kind of hard plastic Bert.



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34Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:32 pm

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Yes they are hard plastic and I saw them before. I believe they are from BMW but cannot find them on my catalog. You should question a dealer.

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No worries Bert as I couldn't find them either. Maybe I'll check with TWB at that master parts CD he has.

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No joy at the dealer yet either Bert. I'll keep you posted!

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37Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:00 pm

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Hey folks just found these today! Just need to confirm they would fit the K75 fork diameter.

http://www.traxxion.com/ConventioalForkGuardKit.aspx

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38Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:31 pm

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Wow, they look the duck's guts!

I'll try and hunt some down here in Oz.


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39Back to top Go down   88 K100 cleanup and paint work. Empty Re: 88 K100 cleanup and paint work. on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:42 pm

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Let me know what brands you come up with down under Blakey!?

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Hey really cool a K100GS I just might make one. Cool

    

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I could be barking up the wrong tree, but I'm going to try some off-road bike shops to see if they have anything that may be suitable.


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good idea blakey .....not everyone has in stock ...all the good things


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@downssm wrote:This job is being done in a small shed with basic tools. A lot of pictures just don't turn out in the poor lighting and not so good camera.. Will add as I can.

http://cid-65cee5538b51e059.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/K100

Please let me know if this link works or not!

Steve

Nice work mate, but wondering which head lights you used for the scrambler?

    

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