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101Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:41 am

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K1100RS

"With the bike weighing a fraction of its former self, Giorgio invested time into improving performance. The K1100 forks have been suitably rebuilt and the mono-shock swapped for an updated version. In place of the bulky airbox is a breather system that uses lightweight corrugated pipework. A large K&N cone filter positioned above the swingarm feeds each carb via the 1-into-4 system..."

"BMW Bricks have never been my thing, but..."
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What credentials must one have to write this stuff?!
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102Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:What credentials must one have to write this stuff?!
A valid email address is the main one.

The writer certainly neglected to indicate the clever adaptation of a EUR size 54 4E clown shoe for the seat; however, the term portly Beemers used to describe the K1100LT and RS is charming. Smile


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103Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:16 am

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Shahin

"Dragged in 2019 kicking and screaming..." because of a coupla USB connectors...


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

104Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:15 pm

Woodie

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I took a look at the Shahin build and then checked out the bike he referenced as an influence.  Read that write up until I got to the link for the build that influenced that guy.

http://www.bikeexif.com/bmw-k100-cafe-racer

I like this one the most, mostly because of the way the rear end gets treated.  More balance front to back I think. (entirely subjective)


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105Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:20 pm

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I've seen that one and agree, a clean job. It has a mudguard up front!


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

106Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:56 pm

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@Woodie wrote:I took a look at the Shahin build and then checked out the bike he referenced as an influence.  Read that write up until I got to the link for the build that influenced that guy.

http://www.bikeexif.com/bmw-k100-cafe-racer

I like this one the most, mostly because of the way the rear end gets treated.  More balance front to back I think. (entirely subjective)

The fuel injectors are now the 4-hole type, for better fuel atomization and smoother throttle response.

I don't buy this. I've tried four hole injectors in both a K75 and a K1100 and they work the same as stock injectors.  Same throttle response, same mileage.  This is a big thing over on the Jeep forums and there's even a fancy YouTube.  The one thing I've never seen is an actual dyno chart showing any difference.  If the four holes made a tangible difference that could be documented on a dyno you know damned well that whoever is selling them would display it proudly.


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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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107Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:25 pm

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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

108Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:44 pm

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A few Brickers have reported higher fuel consumption with the four hole injectors. And as .75 pointed out, due to their smaller size four hole would be more prone to blockages. And as per Duck I'm still waiting for the dyno comparison, which if they are so superior why wouldn't you show it by doing a dyno comparison. Most of the improvement comes from replacing dirty one hole injectors with clean four hole injectors.
Regards Martin.


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109Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:55 am

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Most of the improvement comes from replacing dirty one hole injectors tired rubber brake hoses with clean four hole injectors anything new, including shiny braided stainless.

Most of the improvement comes from replacing dirty one hole injectors tired shockers with clean four hole injectors anything at all.

Most of the improvement comes from replacing dirty one hole injectors rusty fasteners with clean four hole injectors purple anodised bolts.

Actually I'm not sure about the last one.
I'm having my own conversation here.


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110Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 am

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Kustom K's - Page 3 44271 Kustom K's - Page 3 44271 It's 5:20 am for me Chris.  Thanks for a great start to my day!   Very Happy


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111Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:26 am

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Don't mock purple anodized bolts. They do work. And I've seen the dyno charts that prove it. Laughing


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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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112Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:00 am

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And who ever heard of purple anodised bolts that need shimming?!


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

113Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty K1200RS by Poland's Ugly Motors on Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:09 am

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What's in a name?

Click on the link below for more ugly.

Flying Fighter by Ugly Motors

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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

114Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:25 pm

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A K11 from Lithunania.

Vilnius Moto House

Click the link just above

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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

115Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:32 am

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It would be interesting to see more detail as to how they 'grafted in' the R6 shock and mount.  I wonder what kind of ride you would get with this set up.  A lot of nice details though.


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116Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:03 pm

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It'd have to have been alu-welded to the Paralever swingarm. If the spring rate and damping characteristics were taken into account, or compared to other bikes likes Kwacka's ER650, & etc., which use a similar lay-down style, then it could be quite a nice ride. Though, often these bikes are built for viewing - a reduction in practicality and usefulness from my perspective - rather than their over-the-road prowess. Certainly those Elvis' Harley shit tyres from the fifties aren't gunna do a sporting rider any favours.

If you look at the right hand side view enlarged you can almost see where the back end of the swingarm appears faded, perhaps from the heat required to weld that bit on...

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It's not unlike those 'builders' from South America, whose name eludes me just now, who seem to have mastered the laydown shock on K's with Monolevers.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

117Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:32 pm

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TWB, of course the tires and handling preclude riding fast.  But, think about it, if you have one of these bikes you don't really want to go fast.  Rather, you want to give the hordes of admiring females as much time as possible to ogle you and your incredibly cool and yuneek machine.


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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
    

118Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:54 pm

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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

119Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:07 pm

duck

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I think it would look better if they painted the tank blue too.  JMHO.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

120Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:00 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I thought that these bikes were supposed to be painted flat black to contrast better with colorful graffiti and windblown fast food wrappers.


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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
    

121Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:34 pm

Woodie

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The air box has been decommissioned but he kept it in there anyway - all the effort and attention to detail and he passes on this one?  He has done a great job of making all the lines work though.  I like it.


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"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

122Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:47 pm

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@Woodie wrote:He has done a great job of making all the lines work though.  I like it.
I too like the way they've angled the odd lines to make a clean, stylistic sweep from front to back on this one. Most 'builders' don't get it right, and if modifying one of these beasts it's quite difficult to do that, so most don't take the time or spend the money. My own BB has an awkward styling 'hinge' in the middle that I simply live with, but the bike feels natural to hand and feet, goes well over the road and can take me across the local mountain passes for a long weekend of play in the twisty bits. I do not wish to chop and reconfigure the back half of the frame, or to re-angle the tank position. 

I quite like some of the Kustom Ks arriving on the scene lately, but many of them don't suit me, especially those with clip-ons and then thick, chunky knobs for tyres, or lack of a front (or rear) mudguard. In the end I like a fair few of the modded K bikes I've seen lately, even-if-only-built-for-looks-bikes than can be ridden in the 'real world' without roadspray or frequent trips to the chiropractor. For me only, if I'm gunna build a scrambler, kewl, or an actual cafe racer, fine, but the odd-to-me melding of eras and genres doesn't thrill, aesthetically or practically.

Now, a well-executed restoration of what are nearing 40 year old motos by now is a sight to behold. Long live the Mighty K.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

123Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:43 pm

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An-Bu 16V K100RS
It's got a front fender, and he managed to harmonise the 'lines' of the motorbike better than most 'builders'.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

124Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:15 pm

Dai

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Clever use of the white paint to draw your eye away from the gap under the seat hump. yes, it works.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

125Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:03 pm

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That exhaust looks so messed up underneath a very linear motorcycle.  I do love hand made headers but this looks like a mess underneath the brick.


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126Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 am

chris846

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Ref. #123. I think the Japanese have their own style, which I like. The bike is very much like the work of Ritmo Sereno, who have a thing about aircooled boxers. I don't think he/they've done a K yet though.

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BTW, it's his stuff that I'm trying to copy/rip off with the K75k. We'll see if that works!


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127Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:04 pm

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@Woodie wrote:That exhaust looks so messed up underneath a very linear motorcycle.  I do love hand made headers but this looks like a mess underneath the brick.
Ramen. One of my favourite Asian foods when I was cheap and poor. Still am.
If it was an Italian builder I'd cry out for more pasta. Mum's Italian-Aussie.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

128Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:24 pm

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'xactly TWB.  My initial thought was a tub of bait worms but pusketty or Ramen is a better descriptor.  When I was young and much, MUCH leaner, I think Ramen noodles and peanut sauce were 90% of my food intake.  I was remarkably fit back then too (remarkable compared to now - not claiming to have been an Olympic class athlete).


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"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

129Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:04 pm

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@Woodie wrote:'xactly TWB.  My initial thought was a tub of bait worms but pusketty or Ramen is a better descriptor.  When I was young and much, MUCH leaner, I think Ramen noodles and peanut sauce were 90% of my food intake.  I was remarkably fit back then too (remarkable compared to now - not claiming to have been an Olympic class athlete).
Do you remember that forum member from either Belgium or the Netherlands who made a tres kewl Kustom K with a mangle of header pipes? I can't recall his user name, but that was a really sweet design he fabbed up and I've always thought it looked cool and probably did the proper breathing biz being equal length and all. I imagine this guy's set up does a similar job, and I quite like it. There's no German noodle dish I can think of...spaetzle doesn't quite do it for me.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

130Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Thu May 07, 2020 2:45 pm

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Dixer K100-16V

Whack a coupla slim but useful mudguards onto it and you're golden. Didn't they get the "hinge in the middle" look fixed up?!


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

131Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Thu May 07, 2020 5:12 pm

Dai

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Yes but... you might just make it from one coffee bar to the next before your ass gives up. After the lockdown is over, of course! Smile


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Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

132Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed May 13, 2020 11:28 am

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A "K" of a different colour

Not a K as we know it, but kewl any way you slice it. Oh!


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

133Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed May 13, 2020 3:29 pm

Dai

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I met the guy when he'd just built his first SS100 V-twin and the nine-cylinder KH-2250. I was due to test-ride the Kwack for Classic Mechanics magazine (as it was back then) but when I called him up to arrange it, the middle-rear cylinder had seized. One of the few things I regret did not happen.

[Edit] May 1997, it was.



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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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134Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Wed May 13, 2020 5:52 pm

Woodie

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I've been watching a bunch of his videos on YouTube during this time of great social withdrawal and am inspired to cut various things in half with a hacksaw.  The dude's a frikkin' genius in the most practical sense.


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135Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:46 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Motocrew MPower K100

A fair bit of time and trouble taken fixing the 'lines' of the tank & seat, as well as that annoying little bit at the front bottom edge of the tank. Don't Technischer Uberwachungsverein (TUV) require a front mudguard in Germany?


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

136Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:06 pm

chris846

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I do think that the five spokes that BeeEm fitted to the R1100s are just about the best looking bike wheels ever.
Plus, they fit the K too!

Shame that a few years ago I gave 2 away to Motorworks, wonder how much they'll sell them back to me for, for the next proj?


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137Back to top Go down   Kustom K's - Page 3 Empty Re: Kustom K's on Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:19 pm

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It's true the rear five spoke is a bolt on and go type for K bikes, both Monolever & Paralever, but the front can be a bit more of a problem. You'll need a longer LH side axle spacer if using K1200RS/GT & R1100S/R1150R-Rockster front wheels (speed sensor in final drive like K), and a larger ID seal (60x30x7) and longer spacer if using standard R1150R or R1150RS/R1150RT front wheels due to the removal of the speedo drive gear, as well as a spacer to sit inside of the LH fork leg since the standard K1100 axle is too narrow there, ala Big Block. I've heard of people finding the 'correct size' bearings but have never seen or read of the finished product, at least on this forum, yet. 

Long ago a mate of mine fit K1200RS wheels, in blazing yellow, to his ketchup/catsup/tomato sauce & mustard K1 and had the front wheel hubs machined to accept the bearings (& new size seals) his job required. He whacked in a K11 engine, too.

Also, I dunno how all this goes up the front when trying to use standard Sachs/Showa K75/K100 forks. My experience is only with Marzocchi forks from a K1100RS with four piston callipers and either 305 to 320mm discs.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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