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1Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Rusty K1 sidecar Sat May 20, 2017 5:38 pm

jbt

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Hey, I just realised that I had not posted pics of my recently acquired K1 sidecar.

I love K1, and sidecars.
I ride sidecars for 20 years now, I still have an old sidecar, a bitza made of R60 frame, R60/5 engine with R80 cylinders and heads, /6 body and a Jewell chair.
The k1 was an old dream I eventually realized 2 years ago, with a full restoration. 
And I was looking for a K bike sidecar, due to its reliability and its mechanical design that fits this use.

Then, 2 month ago, I saw an ad on a website for a used K1 with a Panda sidecar.
No time for reflexion...but no money. I immediately sold my 600 XT Ténéré and Toro tilting sidecar and, once that financial matter resolved,  bought the K1.
OK, it looks...strange.
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Looks like I won't have a price at Peeble Beach this year.
The rig was used mainly in winter, on salty roads. So its very, very rusted. In fact I never saw so much rust on a bike!
The body was quickly painted in mat black, to hide the defects of the original blue paint, and to match the corroded parts in alloy.
When a friend looked at it for the first time, he asked me if it had burned...

But, in spite of its rats look, and of the 220 000 km on the tacho, it runs like hell!
The engine is perfect, transmission also. Good suspensions (Fournales at rear, Ohlins on the side, Kawasaki GTR air shock in front) and the multi linked front end made by BCS, a former french maker, combine with the large width to provide excellent stability and grip. It's almost impossible to lift the front wheel, even on purpose, and the front wheel remains stuck on the tar with this design.
The 3 brakes had suffered from the winter use, and the master cylinders need an overhaul because it's not very powerful.
So...I'll have to make a full paintjob on it, because usually kids are smiling when they see a sidecar, but this one scares them if they're not Batman fans.
A lot of work to do, with a complete dismantling, sanding and painting. Not today, that will wait next winter!

    

2Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Wed May 24, 2017 4:31 am

rawdonball

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'Strange' it is! Thanks for posting


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3Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Wed May 24, 2017 6:13 am

k-rider

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well ,first impression,affraid
but with a. lot of elbow grease ,and a paint job ,it will look great again 

k-rider


4Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Wed May 24, 2017 7:18 am

MIBrick

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How does it turn?  Looks like the front wheel is fixed by those trellis frames going to the side car.  Shocked

    

5Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Wed May 24, 2017 8:45 am

Crazy Frog

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Sad looking bike, but an excellent base for a restoration.
It will be a lot of hard work, but at the end, you will get a very nice sidecar.


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6Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Wed May 24, 2017 7:37 pm

88

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Looks like something from Mad Max! I hope you return it to Blue/Yellow.

Looking forward to following your restoration thread.


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

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K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
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7Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Thu May 25, 2017 3:13 pm

dirtydr

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Nice center hub rig. Can't wait to see it all cleaned up

    

8Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Thu May 25, 2017 3:22 pm

duck

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That's a wicked looking beast of a K bike. affraid

Good score!


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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9Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Thu May 25, 2017 3:34 pm

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88 wrote:Looks like something from Mad Max! I hope you return it to Blue/Yellow.

Looking forward to following your restoration thread.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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10Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Thu May 25, 2017 5:17 pm

Dai

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MIBrick wrote:How does it turn?  Looks like the front wheel is fixed by those trellis frames going to the side car.  Shocked
Lok up 'hub centre [or center] steering'.


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11Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Thu May 25, 2017 7:28 pm

MIBrick

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Dai wrote:
MIBrick wrote:How does it turn?  Looks like the front wheel is fixed by those trellis frames going to the side car.  Shocked
Lok up 'hub centre [or center] steering'.

Thanks!  Learned something new today.  Appreciate the pointer.

    

12Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Fri May 26, 2017 7:54 am

jbt

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MIBrick wrote:How does it turn?  Looks like the front wheel is fixed by those trellis frames going to the side car.  Shocked
You're right, that's the way it's made.
The treillis frame supports the parallel swinging arms which provides suspension. The direction is made by a car hub, on two pivots, operated by a multi link device from the bar.
It would easily support an electric assistance, by the way.

A lot of work to do, yes, but I've already made such restorations. And it won't be blue but red, to match my solo K1. And honestly: a K1 is red & yellow.
For this time, I'm trying to find the missing parts, glovboxes lid and bar cover.
I had found all these parts 2 months ago in Germany, but the postal service has destroyed the parcel...no idea why and no hope to see my parts or my money back.
If anyone has these to sell, let me know!
I'm also searching new wheels, three spoke Ronal rims that wil remember the original design of the genuine wheels. Not easy to find neither, but I think I've just found what I needed.
The exhaust system will be changed, this one is ugly, noisy and makes difficult changing the rear wheel.
I'll pass the new one between the bike and the sidecar so it won't be a problem.
The rear bevel will also be swapped for a K1100LT one, shorter, to cope with the extra weight and make the K1 more nervous. I'll never attempt to reach 200km/h with, anyway.

So...next winter, maybe?


But maybe I'll change my mind and make a LT conversion, because I have a donor bike and it will be more adequate with my use.

    

13Back to top Go down   Rusty K1 sidecar Empty Re: Rusty K1 sidecar Sat May 27, 2017 8:22 pm

halflive

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Congratulations. It looks like a good purchase but a massive amount of work. Hope to see some progress soon. Red/yellow is a good choice indeed.

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