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1Back to top Go down    Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sat May 16, 2015 1:49 am

malleeman

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Since becoming a member a year ago, I have finally worked out how to intro myself! Obviously I am not an IT wizard. Hopefully I will be able to familiarize myself with my 1984 K100RT enough to enjoy owning what I have come to realize is quite a technical machine. Similar to IT, it will be slowly, slowly, one step at a time.
Needing a project, I decided to return to motorcycling after a twenty year break, and no longer interested in speed machines, the thought of a cargo type sidecar combo has appealed to my sense of something a bit different.
Fitting a tub to a K bike is not that straight forward as it involves a subframe however I still think my choice of tug is a good one.
The project got off to a crook start with the bike making dreadful metallic noises on idle after start up. After some research I was kicking myself that I had not bought a later model that has extra rivets in the anti-backlash gear. Using a long handled screwdriver as a stethoscope, the noise seemed to come from the back of the alternator but sounded far too gross to be worn shock absorber rubbers hence some panic about rivets etc.
To cut the story short, worked up the courage to investigate, replaced the rubbers(monkey nuts) and noise gone. First victory for a nervous new-comer to K Bikes.
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2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sat May 16, 2015 2:32 am

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welcome mate ....and well done !!

have fun with the bike


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3Back to top Go down    Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sat May 16, 2015 3:11 am

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Welcome as well mate. That'll be the first of many solves you will have. Always look for the smaller obvious solution, these things are so well made that it is unusual for anything really drastic to happen.
Did I just say that.
Have fun anyway and don't be afraid to ask.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sat May 16, 2015 3:12 am

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Hey Malleeman. Enjoy the ride and keep posting.
Cheers


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
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
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sat May 16, 2015 9:02 pm

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Welcome Malleeman,
It's great to have another Victorian on board.
Cheers, Dee Why


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sun May 17, 2015 12:54 am

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Welcome aboard! There were a few Victorians who sneaked over the northern border to meet up with us at Eden earlier in the year and great fun was had by all.

Keep an eye out for rides/meetings, if or when you are in a position to travel as the members on here are not just full of knowledge and helpful but great buddies as well.

Enjoy the beast.

Cheers


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sun May 17, 2015 3:36 am

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Well done on your first repair job Malleeman. As these bikes are very trustworthy , we hope you don't need to delve too deep , too often.
If you haven't already found it , there are a few sidecar project experienceshereto be perused . enjoy , and we look forward to further stories of your K ventures.



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8Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sun May 17, 2015 4:23 am

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Welcome to the forum...even though you are south of the border. Remember we are all willing to help.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Hello from NW Victoria Oz on Sun May 17, 2015 4:33 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome to the forum from the Northern Territory.

Seems you have gotten a great Aussie welcome there......

A few meet ups over there should be on the cards. Enjoy them and keep the photos coming.

The Ks are really great bikes and there is always someone with an answer to a problem so don't be afraid to ask questions no matter how small they may seem.

88KE and myself were discussing a workshop weekend over here. Funny the talk was more about who might come and what 'food' we might have as much as what could be done to a few Ks over a weekend. It was sounding more like a sociable weekend. Of course the idea was planted by stories of some of the 'sKone weekends' from down under. If you come across one make sure to go along, just bring yourself, a sense of humour no matter how dry it might be and a few supplies.


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