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1Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:43 am

ReneZ

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Hi Team, need to know where to get the right material to fit some 'under tank insulation' The new to me K100 has no insulation fitted and it seems smart to me to fit it here in Florida. :-)

As a new entry I'm not familiar with what shops have which kind available and I'd rather spent time in the garage than strolling through shops to get the part.

Any suggestions or experience? Alternatively I could try to get the original bits, but think that would end up rather expensive here.

PS Wish it would cool down a bit here. All he time 35C wears off quickly when you have lots to do on the bike.... drunken


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Rain
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robmack

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Thermo-Tec Adhesive Backed Heat Barrier
The Adhesive Backed Heat Barrier protects parts and components from radiant heat. It can be used in applications to protect painted surfaces, plastic parts or any component from the damaging effects of radiant heat.


This stuff should be available from the big box aftermarket shops like Autozone or Pep Boys.  Also consider using a Johnny Blanket in addition to the adhesive thermal barrier, as it will significantly reduce heat related problems in your climate.


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3Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:05 pm

ReneZ

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Great, cheers mate!


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

4Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:19 pm

Crazy Frog

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@ReneZ wrote:Great, cheers mate!
The best solution.....
Come back in Nova Scotia. Remember, In July, you have to wear your winter clothe to ride to Lawrencetown.  Very Happy


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Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Frog15Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

5Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:19 pm

Crazy Frog

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@ReneZ wrote:Great, cheers mate!
The best solution.....
Come back in Nova Scotia. Remember, In July, you have to wear your winter clothe to ride to Lawrencetown.  Very Happy


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Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Frog15Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

6Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:36 pm

ReneZ

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Both Mrs and me had a good laugh out of that one. Would love to, seriously. We had a great time there in every way! Still have the cold weather gear - never say never!


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

7Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:56 pm

charlie99

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now you understand why I ride sans bottom fairings rene ?  well for at least 8 months of the year

good luck with the heat shielding


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RT

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Heat, don't talk to me about heat.
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Send some over here.



Last edited by RT on Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:10 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : spellling)


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9Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:30 am

ReneZ

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Ha, saw that picture and first thought it was my old bike in Scotland :-) Same colour!!


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

10Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:53 pm

Point-Seven-five

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What scares me is how can you tell you have an engine fire on one of these bikes.

I like the idea of the Johnny blanket, but that aluminized bubble wrap is pretty pricey.  Has anyone tried using a windshield sun shield?  Harbor Freight has them with foil on both sides of 3mm thick polyethylene foam.  $2 for enough to do two bikes.  I may have to try it.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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RicK G

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What scares me is how can you tell you have an engine fire on one of these bikes.
The black smoke and flames are the real give away.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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12Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:28 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I had an OSSA Pioneer catch fire under me at 70mph in a race and it took a competitor to point out the flames coming out around the rear wheel.  One does not usually focus on what is under the tank and between their knees when running at speed.

The heat when riding my K75 is eerily reminiscent of that afternoon 40 years ago.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

13Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:31 am

duck

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:What scares me is how can you tell you have an engine fire on one of these bikes.

I like the idea of the Johnny blanket, but that aluminized bubble wrap is pretty pricey.  Has anyone tried using a windshield sun shield?  Harbor Freight has them with foil on both sides of 3mm thick polyethylene foam.  $2 for enough to do two bikes.  I may have to try it.

I think you may want to run by Lowes or Home Depot. Foil backed bubble wrap is pretty inexpensive.

Example: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Reflectix-16-in-x-25-ft-Staple-Tab-Insulation-ST16025/100012574


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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14Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:56 am

Dale S

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@duck wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:What scares me is how can you tell you have an engine fire on one of these bikes.

I like the idea of the Johnny blanket, but that aluminized bubble wrap is pretty pricey.  Has anyone tried using a windshield sun shield?  Harbor Freight has them with foil on both sides of 3mm thick polyethylene foam.  $2 for enough to do two bikes.  I may have to try it.

I think you may want to run by Lowes or Home Depot. Foil backed bubble wrap is pretty inexpensive.

Example: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Reflectix-16-in-x-25-ft-Staple-Tab-Insulation-ST16025/100012574

Yeah, and it would be pretty easy to sew into a pair of long-johns for under your britches! Very Happy


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 2003 BMW 540i
 1998 Ford f-150
    

15Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:54 am

k-wopper

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The windshield stuff has a plastic or cardboard core. When you smell it burning under your tank pull over quickly. affraid 
I got a used home water tank blanket from a replacement water heater for free on craigslist. Working great all summer so far.
Cheers,
Rob

    

16Back to top Go down   Tank insulation (in USA) ??? Empty Re: Tank insulation (in USA) ??? on Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:42 pm

Point-Seven-five

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While I haven't purchased it yet, the windshield reflector I saw at Harbor Freight appears to have a lining of closed cell polyethylene foam which differs from the foil clad bubble wrap stuff in that it is a bit more rigid.  The polymer used, polyethylene, appears to be the same in both versions.  I would assume that if the bubble wrap works, the closed cell foam should work as well.  Both items should have a melting point of somewhere around 175 C.

As to price, at $2.00 U.S. the Harbor Freight item is a bit less dear than the 20 sqft roll of bubble wrap that goes for something like $10+.  Also, being thinner, I would think it will be easier to fit, and a cursory look seems to indicate that the foil may be a bit more robust on the Harbor Freight item.

I hope to get one this weekend and report back on it.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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