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Got my k100. picked it up for a cheap price.. I mean cheap. $300 unregistered off a mate of a mate.

I had never seen a k100 in the flesh before picking it, just what I had seen on the net. im just a little guy, so this bike was HUGE. But I could see the potential in the big hunk of fenders and steel.

Have found out it has new tyres already on it, blown front fork seals, cracks in a few of the side fenders where someone has put drop bars on the side and done a shocking job at drilling through them, all the electronics are working, seat is perfect condition, little bit of surface rust in places from it just sitting around not taken care of.

Has a little trouble starting, but when running it is sweet.

PUMPED to get this thing transformed

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2Back to top Go down    First arvo of work. on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:47 pm

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I dont know why I didn't press 'post' on the last post..but I didn't, so it was sitting minimised on my computer.. so now I am updating you after the first afternoon of work (a day later from the last post)

Pulled the fairings and bits of pieces off the old girl, was so easy, all I needed was my skateboard toolbox (10mm, allan keys and screwdriver) didn't even have to crack open my diesel fitting toolboxes. LOVE IT.

First question.. where is the best place to sell all these bits in Australia, and where would you get an average price for them to sell?I have a sidebox, all fairings, indicators, headlight, great condition seat, tail piece etc.

So after the first afternoon of work it looks like this

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that was before a wash.

    

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Bargain Yelland, never happens to me.Hope you enjoy the journey.
Photo graph and list all your bits on here first then the collective mind will let you know what's best.
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cool !


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5Back to top Go down    Selling Bits on Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:03 am

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I sold all the bits tohttp://motorcycle-wreckers.com.au/bmwparts.htm
I stripped seat, fairing, headlight, and instrument cluster. Got $450! The bike only cost $1500. Might be hard from QLD though.


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It has been a while since I last posted.
Had to strip the bike back further then I wanted, to remove 2 brackets that the last owner welded onto the frame. I have to take the bike for a RWC so I didn't want the crappy welds that held the brackets on being pinned by the mechanic.
(WHY CAN'T PEOPLE JUST LEARN HOW TO WELD NEATLY! ..*rant over*)

So now the bike is back together and the frame is looking smooth an untouched, I am almost ready to get this bad boy on the road.

Last thing to do is to get a new tacho/speedo. I have the original one on there but realised that the needle out of the tacho has been removed. I am guessing as it is on the bike, and not functional it will get pinned at the RWC.

I am thinking something a little different for the tacho, a cheap option but i think it might look alright when I am finishing my mods.

So the question is.. would i be able to wire this tacho/speedo in?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorcycle-LCD-Digital-Odometer-Speedometer-Tachometer-Digital-FOR-Motorcycle-/121154758354?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c3562e6d2&_uhb=1

All help is welcome!

    

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I havent seen any of those go on but that doesn't mean they wont do the job but I have seen these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LCD-digital-Odometer-Speedometer-Tachometer-Motorcycle-with-Backlight-csu/231045473701?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D261%26meid%3D2547865476200171850%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1088%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D121154758354%26 The only trouble spot is the neutral light but it can be overcome using 3 minature relays with the contacts in series so that all 3 relays are operated for the neutral light to come on.

sounds like you may be ready for the Smithys Mountain bike ride in a couple of weeks at Guyra
I can put you on to a guy that has some speedos at $200.


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Quick update.. Just to let you know that I.. or my bike.. are not dead.. (as it has been sooooo long)

Bike project has been put on hold as I just bought an investment house and it needed a heap of renos before we let people move into it.
that saga is over.. so now it is back to business with the k100.

Raided e-bay for a tacho/speedo that I think would look good and found a cheaper one from HongKong, normally would not touch anything electrical from over there but I don't have the budget I once intended.

Anywho.. Wired it up yesterday and it is all good (had to do some extra soldering on the circuit board) apart from the neutral light. I have read another forum explaining how they got theirs working with a diode and relays, I tried just the diode from the old tacho, but didn't work. Next step is grabbing a solid state relay and giving it a whirl. I am not after all the other gear positions so i hope the single relay will work?

Have painted the back wheel and while I am re-sealing my front forks I will be painting my from wheel. Have all of my new indicators, front light and brackets, handle bars and mirrors and they all work and fit Smile

Does anyone have the best way/whereabouts to mount my ignition barrel? Just thought someone might have done something fancy that I have not thought of.

Will post some installing pics when I get them off my phone.

    

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Good work Yelland - looks like it has great potential Wink


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A few quick shots before I stripped the front down to put new tacho and paint front wheel and do fork seals.

The new front light put roughly on.
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This is with the new bars on and back wheel painted.

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The cardboard is just a template I was working with to figure out how to cover the hole. I am thinking black steel honeycomb mesh.. any suggestions?


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sounds good

getting there


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Anyone done an ignition barrel re-location?


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Yep left side cover replacement on my ''Cafe'' project, look at

http://www.k100-forum.com/t4401-too-good-to-scrap


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Yelland

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@bushyintas wrote:Yep left side cover replacement on my ''Cafe'' project, look at

http://www.k100-forum.com/t4401-too-good-to-scrap

cheers mate.


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The air box below the filter is also a popular location for the ignition switch. I've seen this done on at least three K100 restorations.


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Yelland

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@robmack wrote:The air box below the filter is also a popular location for the ignition switch. I've seen this done on at least three K100 restorations.

This is where i was originally thinking. Are there any forums that show this?


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Look HERE

Also, the last photo in this posting shows the ignition switch located on the coil cover.


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Yelland

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@robmack wrote:Look HERE

Also, the last photo in this posting shows the ignition switch located on the coil cover.
This guy nailed it. so clean.looks awesome.


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I used a front fairing mount



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Nice work mate.

Did you paint the forks in the end? Matt or gloss? By brush or spray can? Any pointers?


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Yelland

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@bryandarragh wrote:Nice work mate.

Did you paint the forks in the end? Matt or gloss? By brush or spray can? Any pointers?

I got my forks wet blasted, they look brand new, so I thought I wouldn't need to paint them now.
I did paint my front and back wheels black tho.


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Cool, bang some pics up maybe?

Did you hand paint wheels? i am still of the belief that you can hand paint wheels, and if you take your time will look as nice (and far cheaper/less hassle) than spraying/baked


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i will throw some pics up shortly.
I spray pac painted mine, I live in Central Queensland so it is always baking. I will let you know the type of paint I used when I take the pics.. thats if you wanted to know.
As long as you take the time preping (cleaning/taping) spraying is easy as. youust mist coat it.. wait 30seconds then hit is with 2 coats.. then you clear coat it. ((Not sure how professional that is, but it works for me))

Personally I would not bother hand brushing.


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Cheers mate, yeah, think will spray with taping up etc.

If you could let me know what paint you used that would be good. I am planning on using good old hammerite matt. Bullet proof.

Alas the summer here is shorter than an England cricket team innings


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@Yelland wrote:
@robmack wrote:Look HERE

Also, the last photo in this posting shows the ignition switch located on the coil cover.
This guy nailed it. so clean.looks awesome.
plus 1

thanks for the linky rob


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27Back to top Go down    update... and thank you. on Mon May 02, 2016 8:58 pm

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So it would not look like much has happened, the bike looks pretty much the same.

- I did have bulk trouble with the tacho I bought and the N light, ended up being a gear position switch busted (got a second hand one off eBay)
- Worked out the relay setup for the N light that needed to be done and positioned them under the seat.

- re-located the key to down the left side with a bracket I made up. (looks good)

- I did put another forum up on the bike not starting cold, and thanks to this awesome community had great feedback and now looks like she is up and running cold or hot.

- Took the bike to the mechanics and got them to do leads, plugs, injectors, tinkered with the throttle/tune, cost stuff all as i know a guy there.

- have just made a bracket up of for my speed sensor on my new tacho.. made it out of the old horn bracket.. came up really nice.

Looking good to get a Roadworthy and rego'd within the next month.
- Took it for a strap around the block and it seems to be running great.

((All i have to do is finish the bathroom reno's at my house and I SHOULD have some time to ride it)


++ This is not so much all about an update, but an appreciation post to all the people who helped a guy in outback Queensland Australia with his hobby bike. As slow as the project is going, it still brings a smile to my face when I can get my tools out and tinker away... let alone thing about riding the thing down the highway.

THANK YOU.


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