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1Back to top Go down    Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Sun May 31, 2015 5:10 pm

kenrams

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Hi all,

For some mad reason I bought an '85 K100RT on Craigslist a few months ago that had been tore down for "restoration" . I saw the words "cafe racer" in the CL headline and my imagination went into overdrive. So that is my plan and now I am seeing what bits I'll re-use and what I'll not. First plan is put the basics back together and get it running . It really "interesting" figuring out what bits go whereWink. I'll probably simplify the wiring - a lot - using a Motogadget unit and Acewell. I have already done this with my '82 airhead .

I expect this to be a fun/frustrating learning exercise - I am by no means an expert! - and am looking forward to riding the Brick soon. Here's the progress so far . Oh, is my routing of the fuel pipe from the top of the fuel pressure regulator correct ie between TB #1 and TB#2 (third pic)?

Cheers everyone








    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Sun May 31, 2015 5:38 pm

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Welcome! I have to say, that's an interesting use of the existing exhaust system!


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Sun May 31, 2015 5:51 pm

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Hi Dai

I initially was thinking about the BSK collector + whatever exhaust but then I was reluctant to just sling the existing nice stainless stock exhaust. As the only thing that bothered me was mainly the length, I got out my hacksaw to look inside and I found the internal baffles are nicely split halfway. So then I just patched the old end on with a triangular bit to upsweep the end. I quite like the look and hope it sounds OK when I eventually get the beast started !

    

4Back to top Go down    Fuel pipe routing on Sun May 31, 2015 6:32 pm

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I just removed the air cleaner housing so here is a picture from the back showing what I guess is the right routing for the pipe. Can someone confirm this is correct ? I ask as this looks like the shortest route yet it does not fully reach the gas tank.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Sun May 31, 2015 6:44 pm

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The hose should come out on the front of the plenum chamber, and be connected to
the frontmost spigot on the tank.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Sun May 31, 2015 6:59 pm

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Thanks Inge K. that is was I thought initially as well . However I can't see any room between TB1 and the radiator hose to squeeze a pipe through ...



    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Sun May 31, 2015 7:32 pm

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The return hose is preshaped in both ends, the front end have the shortest part before
the ~90o bend and is routed above the radiator hose.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:59 pm

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Welcome kenrams, from one Michigander to another.

it looks like a good project


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Just joined , New Buffalo Mi on Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:10 pm

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Hi SteveK1

I'm looking forward to finding some decent MI backroads. Most around here are either potholed due to our brutal winters or pretty straight. If you have any MI road recommendations I'd love to hear them.

Also hoping to try and get the bike to a track day this summer for some legal fast(ish) fun.

    

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