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251Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:13 am

tinyspuds


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Wasn’t expecting that Dai. What a bummer.

    

252Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:12 pm

Dai

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No bites, so tomorrow I start dismantling it. The wheels, fairing, handlebars, exhaust system etc. are being transferred to Low Flying Brick. LFB's RS bodywork will be cleaned up and sold as a complete batch, fully-loaded tank included. The RT fairing will get an LT electric screen (I have all the LT inner fairing parts as well as two screens) and all of LFB's funky lighting system. I also have another complete RT fairing, sidepanels and seat hump which was sanded back, cleaned and degreased ready for painting. I probably won't get much (if anything) for it. I also have a third, metallic black upper fairing which is almost perfect and will be for sale. The frame will probably end up with the gentleman in Harrowgate who appeared to have a de-cafe'd frame with a suspect butt weld in it.

The engine will just get kicked under the bench and used as a footrest for the next few years. I've spent approx £2K on this and if I'm lucky, I'll recover about £600.

I'll run a listing on here when it's down as far as it's gonna go. The bottom line is that I have a very small pension coming in for the next three years until I hit State age and I just can't afford to spend any more on this.

Disappointed? Somewhere on the decapitated side of gutted.


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
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253Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:27 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Sad.  I'm sure almost all of us has a similar experience somewhere in our past.  Mine was an Ossa Pioneer that never could finish a race.  It ended it's life by catching fire aided by a fiberglass fuel tank that melted adding it's contents to the conflagration.


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Present: 1991 K100RS "Moby Brick Too"
 
Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

254Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Sat Mar 23, 2024 9:18 am

Dai

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I'm not sure I should resurrect this thread but there's an engine on its way... I never did get around to stripping Kostenlot for parts because I was so p*ssed off with it that I couldn't be bothered. The fairing parts and fuel tank all migrated to LFB - I can't ride with low bars (RS/naked) any more because it's just too painful (diagnosed with stage 1 arthritis in both wrists and thumbs - as a friend said, 'crash now, pay later'). This means that all the bronze fairing parts are going to have to migrate back to Kostenlot because once it's running, it's up for sale. I have enough Alaska/Titan Blue fairing parts to put on LFB with one exception; the main upper fairing. I do have a good black one which will do until the weather improves and I can spray the purple monstrosity that is still hanging on the garage wall.

As far as I can discover, BMW never did a K100RT/LT in Alaska Blue (TWB?). They seemed to switch to Titan Blue which has slightly less sparkly bits in it but otherwise is almost the same shade as Alaska Blue.

The engineer in me is actually looking forward to stripping Kostenlot's engine to find out where the damn crack is in the water jacket. So why did it run originally? Because I filled the radiator and then almost immediately fired it up. It didn't have time to leak coolant into no.1 cylinder. It seemed to take about two weeks to dump the coolant into the sump, so that would also explain why it fired up beautifully a day later when I balanced the throttle bodies.


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

255Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:49 am

Dai

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Engine literally just arrived - thank you very, very much Paul (BAE). A new clutch plate, bolts and the radiator spigot o-ring are on their way from Motorworks (I already have the other seals I need). I'll get started on it later when the eldest boy next door gets home from school and I can grab him to help me lift it onto the bench.

The delivery company were Liam Connolly. The driver was brilliant - he ran the pallet right into my garage and next to the workbench.


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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moriarti

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Dai wrote:Engine literally just arrived - thank you very, very much Paul (BAE). A new clutch plate, bolts and the radiator spigot o-ring are on their way from Motorworks (I already have the other seals I need). I'll get started on it later when the eldest boy next door gets home from school and I can grab him to help me lift it onto the bench.

The delivery company were Liam Connolly. The driver was brilliant - he ran the pallet right into my garage and next to the workbench.
Dai,the best thing for ARTHRITIS IS TURMERIC CAPSULS used regular they relay do  work well Very Happy Very Happy Kind Advise from Old Fart Person lol!


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257Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Tue Mar 26, 2024 5:27 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Dai wrote:Engine literally just arrived - thank you very, very much Paul (BAE). A new clutch plate, bolts and the radiator spigot o-ring are on their way from Motorworks (I already have the other seals I need). I'll get started on it later when the eldest boy next door gets home from school and I can grab him to help me lift it onto the bench.

The delivery company were Liam Connolly. The driver was brilliant - he ran the pallet right into my garage and next to the workbench.
You’re very welcome Dai. 

Good stuff, glad it arrive safely. Hope all is ok with it and Kostenlot enjoys the heart transplant and lives to ride again.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

258Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:30 pm

Dai

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moriarti wrote:
Dai,the best thing for ARTHRITIS IS TURMERIC CAPSULS used regular they relay do  work well Very Happy Very Happy Kind Advise from Old Fart Person lol!
I had tried them but no joy. Apparently they don't work for everyone and someone has to be in the 'screw you' group. At the moment I'm still with stage 1 ('mild') arthritis where my wrists can have off-days and spend all day (or all week as it has been recently) with a nagging pain best described as like a slight sprain. Stretching thumbs for the BMW OEM switches is just mildly painful most of the time but if I get it wrong, I really, really know about it; hence the reason I fitted LFB with Italian switches.



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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

259Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:32 pm

Dai

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Born Again Eccentric wrote:You’re very welcome Dai. 

Good stuff, glad it arrive safely. Hope all is ok with it and Kostenlot enjoys the heart transplant and lives to ride again.
The wain next door wants to be a motor mechanic and has already signed up for a couple of courses at the local college. I'm going to show him how to deal with bucket-and-shim tappets in the morning.


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

260Back to top Go down   Bike to good home - Page 6 Empty Re: Bike to good home Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:26 pm

Dai

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Well, I showed Zack how to measure gaps and left him to it. He came back with a reasonable set of figures that showed just two shims needed replacing. I left him to calculate how big the replacement shims need to be. As it happens, one can be dropped into the other bucket leaving just one new shim needed. I dug through my bag of shims but of course I didn't have the one I needed (2.75mm). I also got the clutch carrier off - the o-ring had deteriorated so badly that it broke into three pieces when I tried to lever it out. The Hall effect seal and the rear crankcase seal popped out fairly easily, but I did leave a nasty scratch at the front of the HES seal housing. 

Bugger. 

The jury's still out on whether to change the timing chest cover or leave it. There's about one-third of the sealing area not affected by the scratch. Clumsy b*st*rd.

There was a good film of clean-ish oil on the camshafts and the cylinder head, so I have good hopes for the rest of the engine. I'm seriously considering popping the crank cover off just to be sure, to be sure.


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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