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1Back to top Go down    On the road again on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:52 am

fertilemind

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Sunday afternoon my LT went out on the road for the first time in 8 years. Originally (as far as I know) it last cruised the hills and curves in Swaziland in 2004. Well that was the last time it was licensed. I took it for a quick illegal (no roadworthy certificate) run around the block to test the brakes. Aggggggggggggg!! I replaced the kit in the rear master cylinder and by-passed the ABS unit as there is no controller. Brakes all mushy and rancid.
Yesterday got a pressure bleeder and made an adaptor plate for the front master cylinder to seal and pressurise. I pumped out a whack of grotty muck till clean. Need new pads all round so standing awaiting new pads front and rear. For the rest the bike is responsive and great. I will need to do the forks as they are very soft but all-in-all great.
Got to get every thing right for the roadworthy test (MOT for those in the UK and elsewhere) and as soon as that is done I will get my licence. The bike is already registered in my name just waiting for the test.

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2Back to top Go down    Re: On the road again on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:33 am

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If you go to the portal page and have a look at the thread "you have just bought a K100 so what now" there is a heap of good info on what to check repair etc on a bike that has been sitting.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: On the road again on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:03 am

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Thank you! Great information.

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4Back to top Go down    Re: On the road again on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:54 pm

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Welcome aboard - yet another "K" bike lives to cruise the highways of the world once again Wink


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5Back to top Go down    Re: On the road again on Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:46 am

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It's alive!

Great work fertilemind.

Pictures...nothing more needs to be said.


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