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1Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty The Art of Bike on Tue 13 Jan - 11:56

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"I like to use a grinder, you know, 'cause the sparks make it look legit."

The One M/C Show. Portland, Oregon

13 - 16 Feb 2015

Dig it.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

2Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue 13 Jan - 13:49

RicK G

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I've told ya before I cant get there coz Bricks don't float. bounce


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

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3Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue 13 Jan - 14:21

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Yeah, and yer jeans ain't skinny enough and your beard ain't long enough, neither!
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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

4Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue 13 Jan - 19:10

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@RicK G wrote:I've told ya before I cant get there coz Bricks don't float. bounce

Bricks do float...Check this one out... http://www.k100-forum.com/t7444-irish-eccentrics-on-water

I know it has been tested on inland waters and on the Atlantic which I guess rules out a trip to Oregon....


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

5Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue 13 Jan - 20:06

RicK G

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It even floats when it's upside down Laughing


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

6Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed 14 Jan - 5:14

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Hmm...that fake beard and beanie disguise nearly work, but something looks kind of familiar......

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Has TWB given us an insight into his true mechanical prowess? Just glad it was a Kawasaki getting the treatment!!


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

7Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed 14 Jan - 5:27

Kyle10

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If you've ever lived in Portland, Oregon then you know this is fairly close to its reality.

Dude.


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8Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed 14 Jan - 6:07

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Hmm...that fake beard and beanie disguise nearly work, but something looks kind of familiar......

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Has TWB given us an insight into his true mechanical prowess? Just glad it was a Kawasaki getting the treatment!!


Busted!
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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

9Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sat 7 Feb - 16:44

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Larry Romestant's

Special K at the 1 Motorcycle Show

13 - 15 Feb

Portland, Oregon


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

10Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun 15 Feb - 17:57

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I've just spent a fine Saturday evening with my girl in Portland, Oregon at the custom bike show called The One Show. There were dozens of cool motorcycles, from choppers to rats, board trackers, flat trackers, a K chookie, BSAs, Trumpets, more homebuilts than I've ever seen, to professional stuff from Icon. BMW's own Ola Stenegaard was there handing out awards, great music was played by a live band with a stand up bass, the local beer flowed, pizza consumed, and hipsters abounded. I think I might have to grow back my long lovely beard and sport my thick rimmed glasses.
But best of all, I got to see Larry Romestant's Bell Kaff/KAgusta K12 in-the-metal! Larry himself ambled past and we settled into a pleasant convo. What a gent. His attention to detail is extraordinary. The man, and his lovely wife and partner Carol, is as passionate and creative as any moto enthusiast I've met.
I left humbled and inspired at the same time.
I took pictures, but have only my mobile so posting is troublesome...

Cheers


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

11Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun 15 Feb - 18:37

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did you run into chris from"boxermetal" dazza

they do some great stuff too

I think he's planning a k build soon

might be a little more basic - classic than larrys vision ?
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looks like a great place to hold a show of all things 2 wheel eh ?


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12Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun 15 Feb - 19:16

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Chris was at Euro Moto a year ago, and the workshop I work for buy Boxer bits from him. I did see a very fine Airhead but it wasn't his. It won an award.

A great show all round.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

13Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Mon 16 Feb - 11:57

orforester

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It really was a great show, a must see next year, but the Hipsters were everywhere!! But we all love motorcycles, so we have common interests!


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14Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed 18 Feb - 14:21

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At the One Show I saw this...(one of the main reasons I went was for Ks and the Mac Daddy was there)
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On the seat of this...
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And met the lovely couple...
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Who showed me some fine detail...
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And suggested I stop in next time I'm in California so I can ride it to really feel how it goes...

Hot damn. Sign me up!

Here's another...
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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

15Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed 18 Feb - 19:03

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I've had that colour frame in mind for a rebuild Im doing


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16Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed 18 Feb - 23:47

Dai

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One question (on the green-framed bike): the airflow sensor is disconnected, so how does it work? Google has NOT been my friend for a very long time over this question.

I'm willing to bet that the mid-range punch on that bike must be something else. Those velocity stacks will be ramming a serious amount of high-speed air into the cylinders.


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17Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu 19 Feb - 0:07

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@Dai wrote:One question (on the green-framed bike): the airflow sensor is disconnected, so how does it work?

On the 2V models a Bosch Jetronic FI system is used, this system using a AFM
as one of the parameters to calculate the fuel mix.
On the 4V models a Bosch Motronic engine management system is used, this
system don't use a AFM, but instead using a double pot meter as a TPS for
this calc.

The model in the pictures is based on a K1200.


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18Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu 19 Feb - 1:37

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To sharpen the pencil, Mr Romestant is using 38mm K12 TBs but with the 2.2 Motronic from late '93 on K1100, but with a custom wiring loom. The TPS connector to the TBs is the same for K1200 and K1100 with later Motronic. It is calculated to have 145 BHP as compared to a stock K1200RS/GT at 130 BHP.

Apparently, with careful syncing the 38mm K12 TBs are an easy mod when using K11 later Motronic with O2 sensor, in spite of the lack of bypass air screws. I was wondering which of the two sets of TBs to use on my Big Block project. The answer is there. The attention to detail is extraordinary.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

19Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu 19 Feb - 7:23

Dai

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AHHHHH!!!!!! That means I'm going to be using a 4V engine for the planned k-trike!


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

20Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu 19 Feb - 12:16

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@Dai wrote:AHHHHH!!!!!! That means I'm going to be using a 4V engine for the planned k-trike!
A good idea. The builder says it 'really opens up the torque band' using long intake runners and 38mm K12 TBs.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

21Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu 19 Feb - 21:33

Dai

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I've just had a re-read and I'm mildly confused. Is that a 100 or an 1100 block in there?

We used to stick six-inch inlets on 650/750 BSAs and Triumphs to try and squeeze a bit more mid-range punch out of them. I'm not sure it always worked because six inches seemed a bit short for the theory. I do have a memory of someone hanging the carbs out near the back wheel to really get them ramming!!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

22Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu 19 Feb - 23:08

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The custom, green framed job is a K12 motor and six speed 'box in a heavily modded K11 frame.

The point, mine at least, is that K12 TBs sans air bypass screws, but with L-bend stainless intake runners, can be used with later K11 Motronic for meaty beaty big and bouncy torque.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

23Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Fri 20 Feb - 1:20

Dai

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Thanks TWB. That's finally narrowed down my choice of donor bike to one.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

24Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Fri 20 Feb - 1:39

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Let's hope she's a late '93 on K11 with motronic 2.2.
38mm K1200RS/GT TBs can be found on eBay for cheap.
Be careful you don't end up with the 34mm variety from a K1200LT!
No one wants to go backwards.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

25Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Fri 20 Feb - 9:06

Dai

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Ah - what I should have said is that I now know which model I need for the donor bike. The project has to wait until the Guzzi Cali is finished and we've moved house, but it's not stopping me from slowly gathering parts. It's also not going to be cheap - I'm eyeballing about 10K - because I want a leading link front end and an IRS A-framed backend. The backend alone is going to cost me around 4.5K including (BMW) wheels Very Happy


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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