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51Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:27 am

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'88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Pergola14
Some hipster decoration for summer room...


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Guess original meter panel will do when I drop it as low as possible.

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52Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:06 pm

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@AJ.Valente wrote:I'm still not understanding why BMW didn't consider a 1/4 faring on the K100. What, too sporty? Reserved for sport bikes only? :bball:

What about the quarter faring from the R90s OR R100s of the 70s or early 80s? They look great, provide the necessary cover for instruments, etc. and are functional. Not that the solution here is any better or worse, just that with all the manifestations of sprint fairings, sporty farings, etc. for the early K bikes--why is there no 1/4 faring for project bikes as this. Go figure.
I was just going to ask the same question. The fairing on this bike looks GREAT

and this:

@floyd wrote:
@Be made wrote:
@HeikkiL wrote:Guess original instruments will do . .. 
 as I understand it the only thing giving a bit of trouble now and then is intermittent speedometer which can be fixed if need be

Also, the little plastic gears that drive the odometer and trip meter tend to disintegrate. Replacements can be found.
Thanks for that Much appreciated info

And this:

@duck wrote:And if you leave a K out in the hot sun for extended periods of time then the faceplates (since they're black and adsorb heat) will warp causing the needles to stick.

I figured out an easy fix for this though - pull "the guts" out and then out put some spacers in the upper inner corners of the faceplates to push them back down.
Once again . . much appreciated. I would never have known otherwise . . . thanks

    

53Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:14 am

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@Be made wrote:
@AJ.Valente wrote:I'm still not understanding why BMW didn't consider a 1/4 faring on the K100. What, too sporty? Reserved for sport bikes only? :bball:

What about the quarter faring from the R90s OR R100s of the 70s or early 80s? They look great, provide the necessary cover for instruments, etc. and are functional. Not that the solution here is any better or worse, just that with all the manifestations of sprint fairings, sporty farings, etc. for the early K bikes--why is there no 1/4 faring for project bikes as this. Go figure.
I was just going to ask the same question. The fairing on this bike looks GREAT

Same thoughts exactly and also generally with modern "naked cafe racer building boom".

Maybe the K100 headlamp surround was a bit like a bikini fairing (and you could extend it with a huge touring screen) but nothing like an S-fairing of the 1970's. Actually I was trying to choose between S fairing and this Moto Guzzi LeMans Mk I fairing and opted the smaller Guzzi "cupolino". It does look good (or am I just blinded by my creation...) - at least better than naked, in my opinion.

For a while I was even considering modifying heavily an R100RS fairing and leaving the below tank parts away, but that didn't materialize (read: project fairings were just too expensive). In hindsight maybe better I didn't even start... Very Happy

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54Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:52 pm

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Check out the movie "mad max" classic :-)))

    

55Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:16 pm

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NEW set of ancient / original Brembo calipers from eBay. Same money as a complete service + pads for the old ones would have cost. And hey, they look cleaner!  Very Happy

Edit: also ordered Tarozzi's fork brace from Motorworks. Cool looks and guess it doesn't make things any worse. Later K bikes (with 2-part front mudguard) came from 'die Fabrik' with a brace so if German engineers think it's a good idea, then who am I to doubt...



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56Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:19 pm

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I find this thread very inspirational.
Idd like to know what tires you have on it.
At some stage when I have powdercoated my wheels I will be after new tires.
There not many options on the shelves here.

    

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@Mossy1200 wrote:Idd like to know what tires you have on it.

The tyres are Michelin's Pilot Actives. Dunno if any good - the tyre shop just had them in stock...  Very Happy

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58Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:55 am

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Guess there has to be a front fender also (Not 100% dry and sunny up here... Plus the law also requires one). Bought one from eBay and seems like a good one - of course alloy mudguard would be nicer, but the price tag of a plastic one (ok; a GRP one) was much, much easier to explain to Missus. Much smaller, prettier and lighter than original one.

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59Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:30 pm

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@HeikkiL wrote:'88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Etuloksu

Guess there has to be a front fender also (Not 100% dry and sunny up here... Plus the law also requires one). Bought one from eBay and seems like a good one - of course alloy mudguard would be nicer, but the price tag of a plastic one (ok; a GRP one) was much, much easier to explain to Missus. Much smaller, prettier and lighter than original one.
hmmm . . .  I assume you realize you will get a lot of flickup off the road onto the engine, maybe even as high as the radiator. If me I would be keeping the back edge of the wheel covered.  . . . Just a thought

    

60Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:39 am

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@Be made wrote:hmmm . . .  I assume you realize you will get a lot of flickup off the road onto the engine, maybe even as high as the radiator. If me I would be keeping the back edge of the wheel covered.  . . . Just a thought

Well if my priority was protection against natural elements, I wouldn't have ditched the RT fairing at all. And if you think the front is a bit "too open", wait for the rear part... Cool  

This K bike is meant for those sunny and dry summer days for twisty back roads, not as an all-rounder (I guess my back will be happy for that also). For those not-so-perfect days I have an F650 Funduro. With Fenda Extenda even.

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61Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:03 am

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You better give me the link for that guard.
I like it more than mine and im saving for my paint job at the moment.
If they post to NZ I might be tempted to grab one.

    

62Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:14 am

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@Mossy1200 wrote:You better give me the link for that guard.
I like it more than mine and im saving for my paint job at the moment.
If they post to NZ I might be tempted to grab one.
eBay (one available... Wink  )

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63Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:31 am

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@HeikkiL wrote:
@Mossy1200 wrote:You better give me the link for that guard.
I like it more than mine and im saving for my paint job at the moment.
If they post to NZ I might be tempted to grab one.
eBay (one available... Wink  )
I have watch listed it.
Might need wait and see how many callouts for work I get in the next 2 weeks.
I had a budget arrangement with my wife.
Should only cost about $500 to complete.
Rearsets $1050 including tax.
Suffering a budget blow out.

This was my last build. Another budget blow out.

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64Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:12 pm

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Tarozzi fork brace - like straight from the '80s...

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65Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:34 pm

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@HeikkiL wrote:
@Be made wrote:hmmm . . .  I assume you realize you will get a lot of flickup off the road onto the engine, maybe even as high as the radiator. If me I would be keeping the back edge of the wheel covered.  . . . Just a thought

Well if my priority was protection against natural elements, I wouldn't have ditched the RT fairing at all. And if you think the front is a bit "too open", wait for the rear part... Cool  

This K bike is meant for those sunny and dry summer days for twisty back roads, not as an all-rounder (I guess my back will be happy for that also). For those not-so-perfect days I have an F650 Funduro. With Fenda Extenda even.
Yep . . . as I said man . . . JUst a thought. Good luck with the build

    

66Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:53 pm

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@HeikkiL wrote:'88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Tar

Tarozzi fork brace - like straight from the '80s...

No kidding. Looks like NOS stashed for a cupla decades. 
Actually quite cool.


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67Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:19 pm

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Wouldn't worry about the Michelin Pilots. They're a good enough tyre.
I used a set on my last K100 and would rate them on a par with BT45's. Main difference is that they last twice as long, 10,000 miles from a set. Centre of the tread is a slightly different compound than the sides and gives best of both worlds.
Very clever.


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@HeikkiL wrote:
@Mossy1200 wrote:Idd like to know what tires you have on it.

The tyres are Michelin's Pilot Actives. Dunno if any good - the tyre shop just had them in stock...  Very Happy

I had those on my Cafe. Rear lasted only about 8000km with 2,6 bar pressures so if I would have those again I would try higher pressure. Front will last about 10-12 000km. Other than that they are OK - a bit slippery when wet and cold.



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69Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:21 am

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Chinese clip-ons - will they break or will they be just OK... Very Happy

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Samco silicone hoses - nice fit!

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It seems like you have to repaint the frame a tad darker...............looking good '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 112350  .


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72Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:08 pm

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- I need new abs (edit: muscles, not the brake thingie).
- Bike got smaller during project - after all this used to be an RT... Very Happy 
- Damn, I wish it was Spring already! (but then again still work to be done, so good it isn't)



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Clip-ons Mk 2, much better. Also tested how the Bumm (yeah, bumm...) bar end mirrors fit.

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74Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:39 am

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Great work... this is a very interesting transformation!

Keep the pictures coming!

    

75Back to top Go down   '88 K100RT mutilation - Page 2 Empty Re: '88 K100RT mutilation on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:59 pm

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Nothing much happened last winter, but hope in July all just bolts together (spending 4 weeks as a "grass widower" so can tinker without feeling bad conscience... And yes, the original meters WILL stay.

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