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1Back to top Go down   Do K100 riders own other bikes? Empty Do K100 riders own other bikes? on Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:13 am

pkay

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We all know the K100 is a fairly versatile machine, but does it float your boat in all corners of the motorcycling world.  I'd be interested to know if my fellow K100 riders are interested in any other types or brands of motorcycle - what ya got and what ya doing with it?

Me, I restore the silly things for fun.  I've declared 2015 as the year of finishing the projects.  I like buying heaps off eBay and saving them I guess.  The other thing I do is undo people's modifications. 

So far full restorations I have done are a Suzuki GT380, TS100 (no longer with me), Kawasaki G7, Honda C92 and Yamaha LB80.  Full restos in progress are a Honda CX500 and Kawasaki GPz600R. 

Recommisions completed have been a Yamaha FZ750, XJ750, Suzuki Katana 750, Yamaha RD250LC and RZ250, Kawasaki GPz900R (what a mongrel that is), Honda VF750F and a NSR250.  Recommisions in progress are a Kawasaki GPz750 (almost there!!!) and a Ducati 851 (another mongrel!!!!) and an Aprilia RSV Mille.

In the pipeline for full resto (next year) are a Honda CB900F2, Yamaha RZ250, XJ900, Kawasaki KR250, GPX750R and a Ducati 750F1.  The Honda is next once one of the other projects is finished.

Recommisions planned are a 1994 Yamaha YZF750R, an XJ650LJ and a Laverda 750S Carenata.

Never a dull moment.


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2Back to top Go down   Do K100 riders own other bikes? Empty Re: Do K100 riders own other bikes? on Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:30 am

RicK G

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I have the Z1300 Kawasaki six, I have owned it since new September 1979. I took it off the road in 2002 because it was worn out and started riding the R80 RT, now that was a come down.
I have the Z13 on the way to a total resto but other things keep getting in the way.
Also bought another K1100LT and am tossing up as to a total resto or part it out or just keep it for spares.
An SR500 Jam Jar is in the garden shed in a very sad state and it may never get done but I live in hope.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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

3Back to top Go down   Do K100 riders own other bikes? Empty Re: Do K100 riders own other bikes? on Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:07 am

Stan

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Rick, I thought you lived in Stanthorpe.



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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

4Back to top Go down   Do K100 riders own other bikes? Empty Re: Do K100 riders own other bikes? on Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:23 am

pkay

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@RicK G wrote:I have the Z1300 Kawasaki six, I have owned it since new September 1979. I took it off the road in 2002 because it was worn out and started riding the R80 RT, now that was a come down.
I have the Z13 on the way to a total resto but other things keep getting in the way.
Also bought another K1100LT and am tossing up as to a total resto or part it out or just keep it for spares.
An SR500 Jam Jar is in the garden shed in a very sad state and it may never get done but I live in hope.
The Z1300 is awesome, I have one of those in the shed too.  Great bike first time I rode it nearly chucked me over the back of the seat with the acceleration.  Mine needs a good tidy up but just a new set of tyres for rego.  However that doesn't stop cheeky runs to the local coffee shop on a weekend.....Shhhhhhhh.......


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5Back to top Go down   Do K100 riders own other bikes? Empty Re: Do K100 riders own other bikes? on Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:28 am

RicK G

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Do you know about this site it is the Z1300 equivalent of this K100 site for info and it's friendly.
http://www.kz1300.com/


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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

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WoodyAUK75

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I only have the K75 on the road, it's bad enough registering two cars, one bike and a trailer. I usually have a few dirt bikes in various stages of repair. I sold the lot last year, so I could put the money towards buying something better, but then I needed another car, and the K needed a front master cylinder and the kid's cars needed this and that and a trip to Mum's etc... So on the lookout for another bike now, but I've only got the kitty up to $500 ( $600 if I sell the AU Ute tub I've got on ebay).

    

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Dai

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Suzuki Bandit GSF600 (hate it... but no-one wants to buy it off me. 'Nuff said).
Moto Guzzi California 850-T3
Moto Guzzi California 1100ie, currently on the way to being disguised to look like a never existed 1100-T3.
Moto Guzzi 1000SP
Moto Guzzi LM1000
Enough parts to build probably two more Guzzi mongrels!!!


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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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Two Wheels Better

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All of my current bikes have Roundels on their tank. Some have cylinders which stick out sideways equally, but the majority flop to the left, sorta like my politics.

There you are, p*litics and motorbikes in one go.
Wink


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1977 R75/7-R100 black, '87 K100RS red, '93 K11-K12 aka 'Big Block' black, '96 K1100RS black, '98 K1200RS red, '09 K1300GT red, & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia black & white.

    

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Corkboy

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Had a K100RS (2nd one - tried a succession of bikes after the first one, including a VFR750 and R80GS, before being swayed back to the dark side)
Bought a new 700 Transalp, which was far more suitable for Irish roads
Bought a K1100LT for spins and tours with the wife (she has never felt a desire to go on the back of the transalp - but has been far and wide on the RS)

Sold the RS as it fell between the two stools of the LT and Transalp. I'd only be maintaining it but never riding it.

Now consider I have the best of both worlds. 

By the way, the only two bikes I'm sorry I sold are an XT350, and the 1st K100RS SE - in original black.


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Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
             '08 Transalp 700
    

10Back to top Go down   Do K100 riders own other bikes? Empty Re: Do K100 riders own other bikes? on Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:53 am

Brad-Man

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I have a '74 RD350 that I bought not running and cleaned up (LOTS of hours), put in a turn signal relay, H4 headlight, cleaned and did the Dale Alexander carb mods to and have for around-town riding.

I also have a '75 RD350 (duplicate of the first bike I bought for myself - new in '75) - my labor of love...

This is the PROJECT bike.  Completely stripped down, sandblasted, primed and painted frame, modified 400 engine (mild port work, brand new toroidal combustion chamber Webco heads - O-ringed, PWK carbs modified for oil injection, MZB/Zeel iggy and a set of genuine Pro-Flo pipes).

Engine cases, cylinders and heads painted and polished following stock look.

Forks and hubs highly polished w/progressive springs, stock rear shocks for now.  Eventually will go emulators on front and Works Performance rear shocks.

Have modified the headlight ears and have an aftermarket 7" headlight housing to utilize LED turn signals to hold it ala original headlight mounting scheme and have same turn signals in rear.  HID headlight setup - looking for best H4 headlight lens assembly for this - probably the first time I won't use Cibie lights on a vehicle they fit on since the 70's (HID's generally do better with less fluting on the lens).

Bodywork painted and cleared, gonna wait to mount on bike after engine in to add decals, then scuff and 2-Part Clear again.

Have aluminum swing arm on order and have FZR600 disk and Brembo caliper on front end w/a Yamaha 11mm dirt bike master cylinder activating it by braided steel brake line.

Eventually will get Ally rims and stainless spokes when I need to replace the new Avons it rolls on now, but the wheels and spokes aren't bad.

My '85 K100 I use for longer around town and mountain trips and any time I have the better half w/me..


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Curley

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Yes, ...... K75s and K75RT  Very Happy


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cheers  White K100RS 1991  cheers Red K1100LT SE 1995 cheers Green K75RT 1995 cheers
    

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Ringfad

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Is this a Kpox record - Curley only bought his first K two months ago and now has 3 K's.


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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 51K Km     ;BMW; K1100RS Red 1993 70k miles  ;BMW; K100 16V Black (ex ElectricMonk)  ;BMW;  K1100LT (Swiss) soon to be an RS
    

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AL-58

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The garage only has BMWs now, I recently sold my Super Tenere.  Before that was a long term TDM900 and before that was a longish term TDM850.  So I guess if its not Ks its Yamahas. Could be an FJR1300 or FJR1300 in my future sometime.

All of my oilhead experiences(3) have left my wallet emptier with their legendary reliability, not ever going there again and the 1100GS was just a fat pig to be honest.  Didnt enjoy the F800 much except when it was on dirt and real Ks don't have engines across the frame.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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Ringfad

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@Corkboy wrote:Had a K100RS (2nd one - tried a succession of bikes after the first one, including a VFR750 and R80GS, before being swayed back to the dark side)
Bought a new 700 Transalp, which was far more suitable for Irish roads
Bought a K1100LT for spins and tours with the wife (she has never felt a desire to go on the back of the transalp - but has been far and wide on the RS)

Sold the RS as it fell between the two stools of the LT and Transalp. I'd only be maintaining it but never riding it.

Now consider I have the best of both worlds. 

By the way, the only two bikes I'm sorry I sold are an XT350, and the 1st K100RS SE - in original black.


I just found this photo taken at my fathers house. I recall leaving the bike with him over the winter the year I moved to Dublin.

Note the rust on the discs and the aerial on the back for the wireless alarm but this was the bike just prior to you buying it. 

Photo was probably taken in 1992

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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 51K Km     ;BMW; K1100RS Red 1993 70k miles  ;BMW; K100 16V Black (ex ElectricMonk)  ;BMW;  K1100LT (Swiss) soon to be an RS
    

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malcoops

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BMWkl1100 1993
honda cx500 1978
honda gl500 1982

 hondas, 250n, postie,many cx500's 

first BMW Ive owned is this one, plus there is another half a bike in the shed

if you need any cx500 parts let me know:lol:


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SteveFord

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Yes, a few and the K-bike is the latest addition to the garage.  
Let's see, 2001 Buell X1W with a race kit which is my rip around bike and needs a new shock
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2002 Triumph Sprint RS (The Yellow Banana) which needs new Michelins before next season

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SteveFord

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04 Sprint RS SSSA with bags which were a project and a half to install 
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The rocket ship 06 1050 ST which is a 137 in a school zone kind of bike 
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The mighty Useless which I bought new and now has 97,000 miles on it, the old pile.

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And then there's this weird thing, 06 955i Tiger which is an unbelievably gargantuan motorcycle!

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Point-Seven-five

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Right now my other bikes are K75's, an S and an RT.  If I could get my wife to park her car outdoors I would very much like to get a Honda XL or XR500 to use as an "adventure" bike.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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td5

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I bought an R1150R 03 model, nice and comfy to keep my 88K100RS company, I now park the Landie outside so theres room for more...


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1988 / K100RS
2013 / R1200GS
2015 / K1300R
    

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Bonzo

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Along with my K100RS 16v I also have one of the new Triumph Thruxton R's

Very happy with both  bounce

    

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