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1Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Question on fairing colours on Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:23 pm

Dai

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How close to Alaska Blue is Koenigsblau? Reason I ask is because I escaped into the wild for a couple of hours today after six weeks of not riding the K and discovered that I had forgotten how painful riding a bike with a slight lean-forward position now is (arthritis in both wrists). I've already fitted naked bars and put a 25mm riser underneath them, so I've really hit the limit that way. I briefly considered selling Low Flying Brick and keep Kostenlos (thanks Stu!) but that thought stung a bit after 78,000 miles. So the next thought was to fit a nice Koenigblau K100LT/K1100LT fairing and bars, but what's the difference in shade? Any?

The other possibility is to put RT/LT bars on LFB, but what does that do to the aerodynamics (i.e. getting rid of the wet stuff at speed) behind the RS fairing? Making new brake lines and control cables and extending the wiring is not a problem.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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2Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:16 pm

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Be a pioneer Dai go bravely where no man has gone before. And post the results.
Regards Martin.


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3Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:16 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Try this  colour chart.


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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." 

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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.

    

4Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:21 pm

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You can't see the fairing color when riding. Very Happy


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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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5Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Question on fairing colours on Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:27 am

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Koenigsblau translates as Royal Blue..why not paint it red and go faster  Rolling Eyes

    

6Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:50 am

Dai

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@TWB: Can't trust the colour reproduction. I do graphics work as part of games development so I have to calibrate both monitors once a month to a known Pantone standard. What's on-screen for Alaska Blue looks nothing like what's standing outside. I'd like the impossible and that's a Pantone number for both colours, but I was hoping someone had seen both together and could say 'X looks nothing/just like Y'. The other solution Very Happy is just to buy a cheap piece of Royal Blue fairing off ebay and compare them.

@Duck: you need shooting for that Question on fairing colours 44271


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7Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:19 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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My Alaska Blue K100LT.

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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

8Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:59 am

Dai

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Took my own advice: ebay 173408066637. Not much enthused about the lettering but there's things that can be done about that.

Olaf: I ran a quick'n'dirty rebalance assuming the road roller is painted in JCB yellow:-

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i think there's still slightly too much red in it. And my main monitor's just reminded me it needs its monthly TLC... thank you Murphy.


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9Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:06 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I took that about 5pm one sunny evening, after 250 miles that day, just before putting in the shed. At 6pm came back out to put in the shed and sun got to me so I headed out again......put another 250 miles on it and put it in the shed for midnight.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

10Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:42 am

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‘Kostenlos’ cheers. I feel like a new Dad.


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11Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:23 am

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I won't comment on shades of Blue but vis a vis fairings and handlebars the LT solution works well. On my K100LT I use a 25mm set of risers and setbacks from ComberJohn and it made a great difference. I don't need those on the K1100LT at all.
If you do go for the RT/LT bars on the RS fairing I think your head will be in the worst of wind and rain. You should seriously consider the RT/LT fairing with Electric screen. Nothing out there to beat them for Protection whilst remiaiing pretty compact. I have a k1100 front fairing (outers) comlete if it's any good to wou screen has already been pilfered.


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Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
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12Back to top Go down   Question on fairing colours Empty Re: Question on fairing colours on Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:01 pm

Dai

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Will, I'll take you up on that offer just as soon as we get clearance to taxi further than the end of the drive. Thank you.

I never did get my 'blue comparison piece'. It was the top half of the fairing and after the gentleman had packed it up, I got a message saying that the local courier wouldn't take the box as it was too big. Ah well - he did refund me pretty sharpish.


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