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Special thanks to RobMack for the spare plastic gauge cup under the fuel gauge.





Last edited by MikeisonTV on Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:42 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : spelling)


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Holister

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Looks good
I like what you've done with the exhaust too. Does that work ok with the longer headers to the right side?


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looks ok I recon

do you have a pic of the exhausts from the rear ..?

was just wondering what the balance looks like with the mono lever rear

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Good job there!!


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@charlie99 wrote:looks ok I recon

do you have a pic of the exhausts from the rear ..?

was just wondering what the balance looks like with the mono lever rear

thanks
Thank you guys. Here's the video of the the dual exhaust. Sorry to the purists...

(CLICK PIC FOR VIDEO)


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Like the exhaust. Did you build it yourself or have it made?
I've decided that the original brute isn't going back on mine and have realised that there are suppliers on eBay who sell various bits of pipe with all sorts of bends, Y pieces, etc. for very little money.
Compared to what we usually get charged for motorcycle exhaust systems anyway.
The twin exhaust has a balanced look about it and there seems to be no shortage of interesting looking dual silencers available.
Just need to (dramatically) improve my welding skills. A welder would be useful, too.


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The slight asymetry from the rear, aside... it looks good. A bit hard to tell but it seems the note is a little more pronounced with a dual exhaust. How have you split the headers up? What do you have going to the left and right?
The centre stand had to go??

The clubman bars look great. They frame the instruments and guages nicely.

Nice job Cool


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1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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Kaptain Holister wrote:The slight asymetry from the rear, aside... it looks good. A bit hard to tell but it seems the note is a little more pronounced with a dual exhaust. How have you split the headers up? What do you have going to the left and right?
The centre stand had to go??

The clubman bars look great. They frame the instruments and guages nicely.

Nice job Cool
Thanks gents. The asymmetry looks way more pronounced when on the kick stand in the video for sure. But definitely same height from the ground upright.

I had my fab guy weld (I'm an average welder) the original headers to a few dual collectors. If I remember correctly it was paired 1 and 3, 2 and 4.

I did have to ditch the center stand to male room for extended headers. The pipes themselves are Norton Commando style copies I scored on eBay for a little over $120.

This was my first venture in to building. I learned quite a lot going through the process and solving problems along the way. I did a 92' k75s cafe after, which a friend bought before I was even done wrenching. I'm doing a few CB's now for friends.

Fortunately, I caught the eye of a few bigger builders on the Gentleman's Ride (look it up if you haven't heard) in CA at shows who are familiar with K's. So now I'll be able to really dive into custom fabricating my ideas with some elite hands. I'll prob do a few more cafe's, then a few bobbers. NO CHOPPER K's don't worry lol


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Just bought a MIG welder.
That's the hard bit done, right? scratch

By the way, my avatar is what I want, not what I have. Must change it.
Mines a bit, um, lighter than that at the moment.


That's good to hear that there's interest in what you've done from the custom crowd.
You realise that that will escalate the price of bricks? Shocked

I see that Pinterest has quite a few good photos of custom K100's as well as lesser brands.


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1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
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@Comberjohn wrote:Just bought a MIG welder.
That's the hard bit done, right? scratch

By the way, my avatar is what I want, not what I have. Must change it.
Mines a bit, um, lighter than that at the moment.


That's good to hear that there's interest in what you've done from the custom crowd.
You realise that that will escalate the price of bricks? Shocked

I see that Pinterest has quite a few good photos of custom K100's as well as lesser brands.
The escalation of price I feel is not going to be a prob. Good luck with the MIG. I thought TIG was a lot easier to operate. Rem to practice a lot to get all the skills in sync!

if you go to build your avatar bike, reach out and I'll help with any MOD fears your might have.


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Wondering where you get the seat pan? Looks good.

    

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@sj2000 wrote:Wondering where you get the seat pan? Looks good.
Thank you sir. I had it custom made out of fiberglass.

However, I now have a custom metal fabricator who can make ANYTHING I can come up with. Eventually I plan on have him make me a steel one and will sell this one.

The frame on the K's are a lot wide than the common bikes converted into cafe racers, so the prefab ones end up sitting on top of the frame, which breaks up the convergent lines in the bike.Cool


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I like the one with 30-45 degree angle like this:
http://rocket-garage.blogspot.com/2015/01/bmw-k100-oxblood.html?m=1

    

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@sj2000 wrote:I like the one with 30-45 degree angle like this:
http://rocket-garage.blogspot.com/2015/01/bmw-k100-oxblood.html?m=1
Thats a great looking bike! Solid craftsmanship, Easy to have the flip up added in the fab process.


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