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mmceorange

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Just picked up an 85 K100 RT(?) in decent shape for $1500 with some spare parts the other day. Previous owner started a cafe racer build, but, to put it politely, is not really to my tastes, and most of the fairings are already gone, sadly.

I've been wanting to get back on a motorcycle again for a long time, just couldn't decide what to invest in. I was leaning towards the scrambler style for a while, I did like the look of the Triumphs in particular, but never was a fan of the exhaust style. Then I started looking at brats and cafe racers, but still wasn't really sure what direction to go in... That is until I saw Restorides' dark blue and black K100 build.. I fell in love with that bike and instantly decided on a K100 build.
Since then I've been reading a lot, watching videos, saving a lot of pictures, and collecting bookmarks for resources and parts.

I've learned that a K1100 probably would be a better starting point, given some of the modifications I have in mind, but I'm a fan of the Y-spoke wheel look, and from what I understand, I would have to downgrade the front end to use them on an 1100.

Anyway, I'll probably be lurking around for a while, until I have something to add!

Sean



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Arlina

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Welcome Mmceorange Smile

Grab a chair and start reading here at the K-house, and post some pics for us Smile


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mmceorange

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I'm slowly developing a strong disdain for the previous owner of this bike.. Starting to wish I had picked up an unmodified k, but I'd feel bad cutting it up. At least this one already had the tail cut off.. 

Gradually fixing things as I find them and have time. I'm really itching to do some major work to this thing, but trying to enjoy it during riding season. When the weather gets too cold to ride, I'll start a full teardown in preparation for some somewhat crazy plans that will probably change several times by then.

    

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brickrider2

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Welcome from Idaho.   cheers


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mmceorange

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@brickrider2 wrote:Welcome from Idaho.   cheers
Thanks!

    

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RicK G

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Hi Ya Sean welKome to the Knuthaus. Previous owners often do have a lot to answer for.


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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


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Stumpy

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Hello from London.


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mmceorange

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@RicK G wrote:Hi Ya Sean welKome to the Knuthaus. Previous owners often do have a lot to answer for.
Ugh it gets worse every time

    

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Greetings from OZ. I have the bit you're missing if you wish to backtrack.
Regards Martin.
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mmceorange

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@MartinW wrote:Greetings from OZ. I have the bit you're missing if you wish to backtrack.
Regards Martin.
Haha actually I read that whole thread a while back. You guys are pretty entertaining


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mmceorange

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By the way, here's some pictures of the bikes

K100, basically how I bought it
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"FranKenHundred" Current
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K1100 as bought (hasn't changed)
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