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1Back to top Go down    Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:41 pm

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Last summer I picked up a 68K 86 K100RS for $750 becuase the PO couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start other than with starter fluid in the air box but I figured that since it ran with starter fluid that it couldn't be too hard to fix. When I got it home I pulled off the gas cap and noticed that one of the hose clamps for the fuel filter was missing and the pressure from the fuel pump had blown the hose off. Five minutes and a hose clamp later and I had a running bike. It came with a brand new Westco AGM battery and new tires so I definitely got my money's worth.

It had some minor rash on the right side and mirror that I could've fixed but, seeing as I already have a few RS faired bikes, I decided to make it a lighter "city bike" by redoing it with some extra parts I had lying around - a K75C fairing, a radiator shroud from a standard K100 and a K75 belly pan. I spent much of last July replacing just about everything on it with either new or lower mile parts. MAF, TBs, coils, spark plug leads, 50A alternator, ICU, L-Jet, fuel lines etc... I also swapped in some newer forks with a fork brace since the early K100RSs had the one piece fender and no fork brace. Stainless brake lines, blah, blah blah....

Earlier this year I decided to replace the stock 31:11 final drive with a 32:10 K75 FD which, although it bumps up the RPMS a bit, makes it zippier than a stock K100 so I'm glad I tried that.

Anyhow, the thing that amazes about about this bike is how well it starts. Despite my having only installed a 15A AGM battery to save a little weight and a few pennies, from bone cold it starts nearly instantly without choke or anything. It's the 18th of the 19 Ks I've owned and I've never seen one this eager to run.


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Current stable:
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
14 Yamaha WR250R
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2Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:43 pm

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"Last summer I picked up a 68K 86 K100RS for $750..."

Good one!

We're the hell are these bikes? I'm not seeing them?


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K100RS 1986 RED!
K100RT 1987 (now nekkid with red bits)

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3Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:50 pm

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Sweet deal no pics is a crime...

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:26 pm

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martyman wrote:Sweet deal no pics is a crime...
Martyman, you don't want to be crying when you see the pics. Hey we don't get these deals in Canada


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1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:31 pm

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In Netherlands that's about the price for a running K Cool


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:40 pm

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I picked up the K75c and a K100RT both 1986 models for $1500 and all that was wrong with the K100 was starter brushes. I told him 12 months ago to fix them or bring it over and I would do it but no he just wanted a R1150GS and then as soon as his wife rode it she abandoned the K75 and wanted an R1150R then they needed money to go to the Alice Springs Ulysses AGM and so they came to see me and asked if I wanted them so I took out the wallet and emptied $1500 on the table and said there its all I have between me and starvation and they took it.


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Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:58 pm

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"...so I took out the wallet and emptied $1500 on the table..."

But you're married?!?

I wouldn't have $1500 sitting around, even if I was playing Monopoly!


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Sometimes I even impress myself... on Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:35 pm

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They rang me the day before so I went to the bank and got $2000 out and put $500 in the back section of the wallet and play the part.


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Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

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