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1Back to top Go down    Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:49 pm

Shep

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Can you simply turn the fuel cap 180 degrees to open to the rear rather than to the front?
This is a question regarding a 1987 K100RS and 1987 K100RT 8V.
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2Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:51 pm

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think that might cause probs with :

1. Tank air (breathing ??Embarassed ) hole
2. Waterdrain hole & pipe


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:20 pm

sidecar paul

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The tank doesn't breath through the cap, Olaf, there's a drain/overflow pipe which exits through the bottom of the tank that acts asthe breather.

Turning thecap will cover the water drain hole though.
If you really must turn it, Shep, then drilling a new drain hole opposite the existing holeshould work.

Paul.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:37 pm

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Swapping the side prop to the opposite side will help too.Wink


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:11 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@MikeP wrote:Swapping the side prop to the opposite side will help too.Wink
I often wondered about that. I was working on a shopping centre with an Architect and he designed some motorcycle parking bays on the left of the traffic up against a wall. He had trouble understanding that it would not work because one always exits a motorbike on the left and you need space so the bikes would end up out in the traffic lane.He actually thought you could put a stand down either side.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:15 pm

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Quote 92
'He actually thought you could put a stand down on either side'
You can on a Vincent!


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015)
....No CARS never ever!
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:29 pm

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I use to have a little honda 125 trails that had a side stand on both sides, it was designed for hill farmers so you could park easily on hills.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Fuel Cap Orientation 1987 K100RS/RT on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:57 pm

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Thank you

    

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