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1Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:51 am

yankeeone

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HI,
 I am in the process of repainting my 86 K100. I took off the RT fairing and putting on a RS fairing. 
I have just spent a few hours prepping them and I am completely impressed with all the fine detail's that the designer /artist put into them. 
Does anyone know the history behind them. Who carved the first one to make the mold?

    

2Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:57 am

duck

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Except for the guy who designed the RS mirror pod attachment posts/clips. He should be tied to a post and whipped repeatedly. Shocked


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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
    

3Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:12 am

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Most auto manufacturers use modelling clay for design prototypes.  The guys who shape the clay are incredible sculptors.  In an earlier age, they would have been patternmakers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYD-it1VbZ4


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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
    

4Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:43 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@duck wrote:Except for the guy who designed the RS mirror pod attachment posts/clips. He should be tied to a post and whipped repeatedly. Shocked
Sorry but you gotta join the queue!!!


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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 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

5Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:20 pm

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I believe the RS models, among others, were the work of Hans Muth.  No?


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6Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:26 pm

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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
    

7Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:36 pm

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Hadn't seen that link before. I love stuff like this and find it really interesting.

Thanks for posting  K100 RS fairing 112350

    

8Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:01 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Pity they didnt keep the exhaust off that too!


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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 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

9Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:06 am

GF Wollongong

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Have just read through the article. It would be interesting to have some more tidbits.

I like the pic of the dummy on the RT in the wind tunnel. I wonder if the threads were glued symmetrically into position?

Still, for all the engineering and I believe arrogance (anyone NOT seen Dirty Money: The VW Emissions episode), I can't accept the amount of vibration in the engine ... quelled by rubber dampers! (I know Norton tried the isolastic rubbers). If they were going to spend that amount of money, surely they could've got this right. 

Oh, and those bloody mirror mounting clips...part of the reason my bike is naked and not sporting the RS fairing. Then again, COVID 19 isolation, winter coming - might return to it.

Cynic

    

10Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:28 am

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I have always been curious but are either the RS or RT mirror pods straight off any of the BMW car models?  In a way it would sort of make sense with the amount of commonality across the moto range.  

I have always noticed that the radiator grill/fairing is a direct copy of the cars in line with their brand image.


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11Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:16 am

Point-Seven-five

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Regarding the RS mirrors.

They're not inexpensive(they're BMW parts, after all) but I have found that replacing the old clips in the mirrors pods GREATLY improves the grip on the fairing.  The original clips that are now over 30 years old, and the strength of the grip isn't what it used to be.


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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
    

12Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:32 pm

yankeeone

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Thanks for the links , good stuff.

    

13Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:38 pm

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@TacKler wrote:I have always been curious but are either the RS or RT mirror pods straight off any of the BMW car models?  

The Bimmer car mirrors I've seen fold back, not fall off like K mirrors.


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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
    

14Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:43 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I seem to have luck, 3 K100 [all 2v] and K1100 and none have vibrations. But one piece of advice, buy a K buy new footrest rubbers. Makes a huge difference to the feet.


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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 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

15Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:56 am

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+2 on that ^.


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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
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16Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:10 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I seem to have luck, 3 K100 [all 2v] and K1100 and none have vibrations. But one piece of advice, buy a K buy new footrest rubbers. Makes a huge difference to the feet.

Synching TBs is critical to smooth running. (Along with sparks plugs in good shape, no air leaks, etc...)

Just swapping the peg rubbers from side to side (or front and rear on 2V bikes) will get you fresh rubber on the leading edge where your foot rests.

Upgrading to the rubber mounted 4V peg plates also helps. (But it takes a little work and quite a few parts.)

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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
    

17Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:58 am

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@TacKler wrote:I have always been curious but are either the RS or RT mirror pods straight off any of the BMW car models?  In a way it would sort of make sense with the amount of commonality across the moto range.  

I have always noticed that the radiator grill/fairing is a direct copy of the cars in line with their brand image.
If you want to see if an OEM moto part also fits BMW cars, go to a site like www.realoem.com/bmw and choose the car option rather than motos from the dropdown. Enter the last seven digits of the part number and watch for crossovers. It's common to have this with pressure sensors, switches, globes, roundels, relays & etc. Not many actual 'body' parts are common, however.

Years ago, whilst travelling on my R75 Airhead, the oil pressure switch developed a leak. My left boot stank of oil residue (and petrol) for years. I checked the part number and determined it was the same on the 2002 series. An auto parts shop in the next town had one in a brand name for one fifth of the dealer price. 

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“Riding that ridge between reason and recklessness, stillness and speed, is the first, maybe the most important, thing I've learnt about motorcycles.”
― Lily Brooks-Dalton, Motorcycles I've Loved: A Memoir

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '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.

    

18Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:16 pm

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Or at RealOEM you can just click on the part number in the fiche.  For example, the K1100LT map light is the same as the dome light for some BMW cars.  Click on 63311376046 (Part #16) below this diagram and you will see that  it's also used in E30 and Z1 cars.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0536-USA-02_1992_89V2_BMW_K_1100_LT_0526,_0536_&diagId=62_0242#63311376046


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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
    

19Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:40 pm

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THE BRAKES FROM s1000rr fits perfect Wink

    

20Back to top Go down   K100 RS fairing Empty Re: K100 RS fairing on Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:15 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Duck I agree with you on swapping the foot peg rubbers around, did that but then found new ones are so much softer that there is no comparison. Gotta be new ones. My RS came wih good rubbers and still got new ones for comfort.


As said too balancing throttle bodies etc must be done.


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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 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

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