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1Back to top Go down    K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:51 pm

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Now in central Europe, unfortunately still persists winter. It is about -5 C. There are no good conditions to complete painting renovation and assembling the motorcycle.
I put the photos of some present work:

Naked K100 RS Smile


Renewed parts:










to be continued Smile

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2Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:57 pm

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Oh my. Don't let our Mr Klompy over there. He will have those parts in his bag faster than you can say 'To jest waszym krzykiem'

Fingers crossed google translate came through and I haven't just insulted a member of your family?

Very nice work there. Did you do that yourself or were they painted by a paint shop?

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3Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:01 pm

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That's goin to look stunning! Nice paint job.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:22 pm

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rossco wrote:Oh my. Don't let our Mr Klompy over there. He will have those parts in his bag faster than you can say 'To jest waszym krzykiem'

It is like "This is your scream" Smile

rossco wrote:Very nice work there. Did you do that yourself or were they painted by a paint shop?

Friend of friend recomended me a guy who does this job very well. He didn't have an easy job:

many of paint layers:


It was previously riveted:


wheels are powder coated

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5Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:36 pm

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That's come up very nice Lifeguard it will be a real credit to you. I notice that there are 9 coats of colour where you show it. I had 11 coats on on section of the front guard when I repainted so I just sanded it all off, it took a full day and the ends of my fingers to do it. I sometimes wonder how so many coats of paint get there and the story attached to each one.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:53 pm

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It is like "This is your scream"

Close. Should have said 'it is your shout'
Now I am hoping that is a universal saying.
I should just stick to the language I know. Idiotspeak.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:55 pm

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You are spot on Rossco...mentally working out how heavy all that is in excess baggage....would love my paint to look that quality.....great job!
Prost!!


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1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.

Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)




    

8Back to top Go down    K100 RS Painting on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:07 pm

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Well done Lifeguard
that is going to look fabulous, can't wait to see it all together.
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9Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:56 am

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Wow, that is a great result.
What would it cost to paint my bike?

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:03 am

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That's a great paint job Lifeguard!


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11Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:06 am

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That looks stunning. I love the colour. Well done and enjoy.

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12Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:09 am

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pebe292 wrote:Wow, that is a great result.
What would it cost to paint my bike?

You must include cost of shipping parts to Warsaw Smile
I paid about 550 Euro for painting and reparation all fairings (including paint) + 50 Euro for sand blasting and powder coating wheels. I'll paint the rest by myself.

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13Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:54 am

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Nice job mate, it will be satisfying when it's all back together. Hopefully the late spring will arrive soon Very Happy
I've been to Poland a few times and like it. Next time I'm in Warsaw I'll keep my eye out for you on the 'K'!
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14Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:21 am

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My last shopping:



As soon as the weather allows I'll start to assemble bike. There is 0 deg. C. outside (real feel -3) and snow lying on street.
eh... beautyful calendaring spring,

I hope that the real ...

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15Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:44 am

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Where or who do you buy your parts from LG?

We (Australia) get ours from the UK. I wonder if anyone has tried to source parts from other locations to Australia? Postage may be the killer.

Looks like you will have fun fishing through all those bags to find the correct piece. Do you have Ikea over there? Flat pack motorbike.

I still cannot comprehend winters where you cannot leave the house let alone ride the bike. We are 4 weeks into Autumn here. Got sunburnt today cleaning up parts for my /2. About 28 in the sun.


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16Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:10 am

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I always buy the parts from the nearest BMW dealer.
I looking for the parts on: http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx writing down the numbers and sending e-mail to BMW dealer. I usualy wait a few days for a call from the dealer that the parts are ready to reecive.

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17Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:07 pm

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Those parts are just beautiful. Are they an OEM BMW color ? I seem to recall the very earliest K-bikes were offered in a color that looks very similar.

    

18Back to top Go down    Primo! on Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:54 pm

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I will join the crew and say congratulations on that beautiful paint job! It certainly shows that you were able to pick the correct technician to do the work. Unbelievably nice.
I did not have the funds or resources to pay someone a lot of money to do my paint work and I have no education in such things. Sooooooo I got an $8 hobby spray gun from HF and went to my local NAPA store for some color coat/clear coat standard automotive paint......... Being as how I knew ahead of time that I would be spraying out in the back yard with all kinds of contaminant floating around in the air..........I chose plain Alpine White. Now, the defects don't show a lot and I'm out the door for $90 US.
(I'm likely to drop it over when I loose my balance putting it up on the top stand at the filling station someday anyway).
JEEEEEEZE... those big yellow cement protective posts put an ugly gash in a tank when the machine happens to tip over away from you towards the pump!
I loved the loop handle on the side of my R100rs a lot better than this spring loaded "stick" handle on the K.
I'm rambling here again........anyway, back to the subject! NICE.
OBTW.........Did you know that the machine will be much more nimble (lighter) now without the added weight of all those extra coats of color.......lol
I once learned that the primary consideration that American Airlines thought about when leaving their planes shiny Aluminum instead of painted in colors was the "weight" of the paint itself. I was told that the paint only on a Boeing 727 is over 800 pounds! 800 pounds less paint means 800 pounds of more revenue generating cargo lift.
Pretty smart, me thinks

    

19Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:26 pm

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LifeGuard wrote:


I hope that the real ...



We're hoping too!
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20Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:00 pm

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brickrider wrote:Those parts are just beautiful. Are they an OEM BMW color ? I seem to recall the very earliest K-bikes were offered in a color that looks very similar.

The paint was adjusted to be as similar as possible to colour code 616 from then BMW palette. This bike factory colour.

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21Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sun May 19, 2013 2:56 pm

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Ok, I'd finished work on my bike.
Below are some photos of this job Smile

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22Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sun May 19, 2013 2:59 pm

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Next photos:

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23Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sun May 19, 2013 3:36 pm

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That does look very nice! I wanted a white RS, but the only cheap one that came along was a 16 valve in black that needed loads of work. The really bad bits were painted gloss black and the wheels gold. It looks different, but I still think that white or silver look best.

    

24Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sun May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

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That's really nice. Well done. As much as I enjoy seeing many of the non-standard or personalised restorations, I appreciate a nice original look even more.

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25Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sun May 19, 2013 7:38 pm

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Tnx Smile

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26Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Sun May 19, 2013 9:02 pm

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That has come up very well It's hard to get good depth in a light colour like that but it has been achieved.
It's the colour I always think of for a classic K100RS


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27Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon May 20, 2013 3:45 am

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RicK G wrote:It's the colour I always think of for a classic K100RS

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28Back to top Go down    beaut job on Mon May 20, 2013 4:22 am

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Looks grand, paint job and all, the bikes are quality and good doer uppers as the quality oem build is inherent. for a bike I suppose the Ks are low maintenance for their day and today. The EU / UK and Nth US cliamate is hard on bikes and cars so its a testinomy that so many Ks survive compared with the Japanese bikes. I remember the Nortons and Trumpys stainless guards, very nice. The Ks bigest reliability risk seems to be electronics and plug connector tech on the earlier models, it seems that BMW improved the plug sealing in post 90 models?
Well done Life Guard
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29Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon May 20, 2013 7:50 am

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Nice Life Guard, very, very nice!

That is a great colour!


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30Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Mon May 20, 2013 2:23 pm

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Great paint finish, looks superb!


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31Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue May 28, 2013 4:46 pm

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Also during assembling motorcycle I repaired and improved a few things:

I soundproofed tail part using facing.



I also replace bearing in cluth lever
This is one of the most forgotten parts having some impact on the operation of the clutch



I disassembled and clean all brake calipers:



I galvanized some parts:



I regenerated clocks:







I cutted short film Smile

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32Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Tue May 28, 2013 5:16 pm

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Assembling a KRS in 1 minute 4 seconds!!!!
Brilliant, LifeGuard, looks better than new.

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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015)
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33Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Wed May 29, 2013 5:24 am

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Looks fantastic! Congratulations on your "new" bike Very Happy


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34Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Wed May 29, 2013 5:59 am

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fantastic skills mate. Safe fun in the sun. Rick

    

35Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Wed May 29, 2013 6:35 pm

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Nice. very, very nice

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36Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Wed May 29, 2013 7:53 pm

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Interesting job on the clocks Lifeguard, how did you do the backing?


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
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37Back to top Go down    Re: K100 RS Painting on Wed May 29, 2013 8:29 pm

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88KE wrote:Interesting job on the clocks Lifeguard, how did you do the backing?

It's a long story
The cracks in the clocks plates annoyed me.
I decided that I will remap them in a graphics program. I scanned plates and started to draw it in Adobe Illustrator. When recreates all the plates I went to the place where they have a cutting plotter. They said no problem they will cut off this in plotter film. Unfortunately, they failed. Details were to small, and knife tore all the details. I found guys who produce professionally clock plates. They have special precise plotter for this job. And they "get it".

I had to wipe off old print, using fine sandpaper, pasted white (transparent for light) new foil, and pasted black foil with details.

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