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1Back to top Go down   The demise of 'Le Grand K' Empty The demise of 'Le Grand K' on Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:16 pm

Holister

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The standard measure of the kilogram, 'Le Grand K', has been retired due to an unexplained weight loss. As K motorcyclists we've come to expect that 1000cc is really 987cc, but in the world of Weights and Measures, accuracy is taken very seriously.

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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  The demise of 'Le Grand K' Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
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2Back to top Go down   The demise of 'Le Grand K' Empty Re: The demise of 'Le Grand K' on Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:33 pm

RicK G

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I thought it was 1/290 of the weight of a K1100LT Laughing


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3Back to top Go down   The demise of 'Le Grand K' Empty Re: The demise of 'Le Grand K' on Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:07 pm

Crazy Frog

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Since 1889 (125 years), "le grand K" has lost .0005% of its weight. (too much cleaning I guess)
When designing the K100, the German engineers anticipated a very long life for the bike and this is why they only bored the cylinders to 987cc.
If the wearing of the k100 cylinder walls is proportional to the lost of weight of "le grand K", in 26,000 years the K100 will become the new standard for the international system as it will be exactly 1,000cc.

OK, let me have another drink and I will rephrase it. :smoke: The demise of 'Le Grand K' 905546712The demise of 'Le Grand K' 22936 Oops, party time!


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Holister

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I think you've had too many already  Laughing
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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  The demise of 'Le Grand K' Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

6Back to top Go down   The demise of 'Le Grand K' Empty Re: The demise of 'Le Grand K' on Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:54 pm

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@RicK G wrote:I thought it was 1/290 of the weight of a K1100LT Laughing
 No Rick, That was 1/2 in '90 !  Laughing

(Sorry Mate! couldn't resist !)


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