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1Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Cafe’ or return to stock Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:49 pm

Paddy1

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2Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:56 pm

Dai

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Back to stock Very Happy Too many CRs just never get finished and that's a waste of a good bike. I can also guarantee you'll use it more if it's stock.


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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
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3Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:31 pm

ERasberg

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I can see a cafe racer taking shape there. 

Here's some food for thought if you want to think out of the box. A K75 with an R1200C inspired design. Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGMrHbBUse8&feature=emb_logo

Apart from that i think it depends on your objective :
For touring and travel purposes I'd go back to stock
For around town and short fair weather rides I'd go café
To maximize resell value you may want to go café.


My impression is that even mint condition Ks are fairly cheap in the market and appear not to appreciate much.


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1988 K100 RS SE - VIN# 0146971K100RS - 105,000 km
1998 R1200C
1971 R75/5

Previous
1999 Virago XV125
1981 R65
    

4Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:36 pm

Laitch

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@ERasberg wrote:To maximize resell value you may want to go café.
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5Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:24 am

Bonzo

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Stock.


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6Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:06 am

chris846

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In my tangled and illogical world of justification, you can cafe a basket case that would otherwise be at risk of scrappage, but taking a hacksaw to a tidy and usable example, is a sin against God.

Better still, collect some parts and build your own special up from scratch - you'd be adding to the world K population, and God will LOVE you  Very Happy


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Paddy1

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Well looks like 50/50
Hmmm,,,

Dai 👍
Bongo 👍
laitch 👍
ERasberg👍
And Chris846 🙏 the good Lord knows I don’t want to sin. 
I’ll take inventory and see where we go from here.
Thanks again to all!

    

8Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:55 am

moriarti

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We all perceive beauty differently, Shape, Line, Angle, concept, etc.C/R are just one facet. To label the K as STOCK is a monumental under statement. As a road bike very few others have stirred the motorcycling desire in me as a K has,The Ks are hand in glove with the Yorkshireman. Gods idea of perfection. Cafe’ or return to stock 214585 Cafe’ or return to stock 214585

PS  TMTOHH AGAIN Very Happy


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9Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:41 pm

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If want to ride long distances with luggage go stock. If you only want to do short distances and be admired for your unique perspective on how to do a modified Brick go Café.
Regards Martin.


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10Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:51 pm

chris846

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Well, this is dragging out deep and considered feelings...
I didn't form my lifelong attachment to these solid old beasts because of the numerous cafe racers that are knocking about.
I formed it because of the stock bike.


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11Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:45 am

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@ERasberg wrote:I can see a cafe racer taking shape there. 

Here's some food for thought if you want to think out of the box. A K75 with an R1200C inspired design. Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGMrHbBUse8&feature=emb_logo

Wow, that is probably the nicest (to my eyes) conversion I've seen of a K.

And it looks like it is do-able by a wide variety of people, as it uses a lot of stock parts, and seems to use the existing fairings/panels.

Very nice.


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Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
             '08 Transalp 700
    

12Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Don’t fret Chris Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:55 am

Paddy1

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Thanks moriarti, MartinW, and Corkboy for weighing in.
Chris846, Don’t fret, I have not committed to either yet!
Getting concerned with the growing parts wish list.
But, Whisper... I am leaning toward stock.


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

13Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:05 pm

Laitch

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@Paddy1 wrote:Getting concerned with the growing parts wish list.
You could lose your concerns with the wish list and instead concentrate on a must have list to determine if the engine and drivetrain will actually operate enough to fulfill your wish list.  Smile  A lot can happen to engine being carted around for 20 years and not all of it might be good.


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14Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Yep Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:30 pm

Paddy1

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I’m on it! 😉


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

15Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:28 pm

Paddy1

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Hi Laitch,

Thanks for your input.
I have since fixed leak in tires, changed oil, soaked cylinders, installed battery, cleaned injectors, cleaned fuel rail., rebuilt tank including pump and vibration damper, new fuel hoses and filters etc. the list continues... 
will try to get her running and riding well before the extras!
Regards, 

Additionally: Sorting thru front and rear brakes and flushing coolant etc.


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Riding Beemers since 1988
1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

16Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:54 pm

ERasberg

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@Corkboy wrote:
Wow, that is probably the nicest (to my eyes) conversion I've seen of a K.

And it looks like it is do-able by a wide variety of people, as it uses a lot of stock parts, and seems to use the existing fairings/panels.

Very nice.
Agree !
I'd pay good money for one of those. Then again, I do happen to own an Ivory R1200C, so slightly biased. Wink

@Paddy1 : Good progress ! Keep it up. You'll be flying brick style again real soon.


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1988 K100 RS SE - VIN# 0146971K100RS - 105,000 km
1998 R1200C
1971 R75/5

Previous
1999 Virago XV125
1981 R65
    

17Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:47 pm

Paddy1

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ERasberg, Thanks for the vote of confidence! 👍


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

18Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:37 pm

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@Corkboy wrote:Wow, that is probably the nicest (to my eyes) conversion I've seen of a K.

And it looks like it is do-able by a wide variety of people, as it uses a lot of stock parts, and seems to use the existing fairings/panels.

Very nice.
Larry's Beauty was the inspiration for my conversion. A real head turner and I get lots of comments on my bike..  Much better visual result than a bog-standard cafe conversion. It wasn't hard to convert, just took time.

https://k75retro.blogspot.ca


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19Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty To replace or rebuild? Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am

Paddy1

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While bleeding rear brake cylinder... Which I thought was successful because I had a good feel to the pedal. 
Returned to the garage and found drip drip drip. 
Coming from the rubber boot on the brake cylinder.
Thoughts from the community please. 
Should I replace it or rebuild it?


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

20Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:13 am

cycleman

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I'm not against a cafe project, and I though about doing that to my 86 RT. All the plastic bits where good and I didn't really want to cut up stuff, so I just converted mine to a naked bike. Bought a 7" headlight and some LED signal lights and a Givi ( 2 piece ) windscreen. My goal was to make the bike lighter and cooler to ride. I've kept all the pieces in the event a future owner wants the fairing etc. So my vote would be to convert it, in whatever fashion you want. Better to get it on the road. Where I live the K bikes are getting really hard to find, as back in the day they really weren't a hot seller, but they seem to becoming more popular. There are some really good cafe examples out there and some really poor stuff as well.

As to your brakes. I would take the rear master apart and look down the bore and see how bad it is. That will tell you which way to go. I know on mine the previous owner rebuilt the rear master and I eventually just bought a new one. My bike had sat for a lot of years and had about 16000 miles on it when I bought it. I bought the bike as a runner, but a poor one the previous owner had done some of the things, but never finished. Over the last year have been replacing anything that looks dodgy, had to replace the rear main seal, so did the transmission input & clutch seal while I had the transmission out. I've been systematically going through the bike, front to back and replacing stuff. When in doubt I install new, often cheaper in the long run. As usual on my projects I'm under water on this one as well, but I treat it as a hobby.

I like the K bike, have had several BMWs, 2 airheads & 2 oilheads, but overall I prefer the K to them.

    

21Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:58 am

Point-Seven-five

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From my experience, the rear master cylinder is a weak point in the bike's braking systems.  A few years ago I spent an embarrassingly stupid amount of money rebuilding and sleeving the rear master cylinder on my K75RT.  I finally got the brakes working properly when I replaced it with a $13 ChiCom master cylinder I got on eBay.  My advice is to not even bother looking at the original, just bin it and get a Commie unit.

It only takes a couple hours to modify and install it, it's almost a simple bolt on and I've now put them on 4 bricks and have a spare sitting here waiting for my last OEM master cylinder to act up.  If you do a little searching, you can find threads about changing cylinders here and at MotoBrick.com.

BTW, where in WNY are you located?  I'm about 4 miles outside of East Aurora in Marilla.


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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
    

22Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Update Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:28 pm

Paddy1

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Hi cycleman and point seven five!
I appreciate your comments.
I will consider all in repair of the rear brakes 🤔

FYI, The bike is now running. cheerscheers Whew!


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Riding Beemers since 1988
1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

23Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:35 pm

ERasberg

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Well done ! Big milestone. Smile
Hope she's smooth.


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Present
1988 K100 RS SE - VIN# 0146971K100RS - 105,000 km
1998 R1200C
1971 R75/5

Previous
1999 Virago XV125
1981 R65
    

24Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty hear hear, I second the montion Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:14 am

svenok

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@chris846 wrote:In my tangled and illogical world of justification, you can cafe a basket case that would otherwise be at risk of scrappage, but taking a hacksaw to a tidy and usable example, is a sin against God.

Better still, collect some parts and build your own special up from scratch - you'd be adding to the world K population, and God will LOVE you  Very Happy

hear hear, I second the motion from brother chris846  Worship


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25Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty smooth? Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:55 am

Paddy1

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hi ERasberg, Smooth enough after sitting for nearly 20 years!
i’ll keep at her till she is Sssmooooth.

hi Svenok, i’m leaning OEM stock after much nudging here in the forum. 
lets see if the piggy bank holds out. affraid
Stay safe all. Spring is coming!


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Riding Beemers since 1988
1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

26Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:34 am

ERasberg

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@Paddy1 This is indeed a stock biased forum. Not all that surprising. Smile



@robmack That is a beautiful conversion. A proper dream bike, I enjoyed reading your blog. The colour scheme is great and I bet she's a beauty to drive too.


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Present
1988 K100 RS SE - VIN# 0146971K100RS - 105,000 km
1998 R1200C
1971 R75/5

Previous
1999 Virago XV125
1981 R65
    

27Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty safety first Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:51 am

Paddy1

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Hi all,
Well after disassembly, the rear brake cyl. needs at very least a rebuild. 
I will go new for safety reasons. I don’t want to skimp there.
Probably do the same for the front, include some new brake lines all around.


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Riding Beemers since 1988
1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

28Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:59 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Look into the cheap Commie master cylinders.  Slave labor makes some very good quality stuff for not much money.  Don't let the low price put you off.  You can use the $140 you save on other stuff.  

I have one here if you want it, it's been modified so it's ready to bolt on.  You can have it for the princely sum of $20.

My efforts at installation start at reply #34 on this thread.

http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,9364.25.html


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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
    

29Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty brake issue Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:14 pm

Paddy1

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hi point seven five,
Missed your post. 
But Thanks for the offer.
I jumped and ordered a OEM replacement from the dealer. along with a variety of additional pieces i needed. 
Ouch is right! but hoping the wife will ride with me when complete, did not want to chance affraid other than OEM when it comes to the brakes.


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

30Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:19 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Paddy, no problem. I just keep it here as a spare to back up the two that are out in the garage right now, and so far, I haven't needed it. I'm watching the OEM master cylinder on my '88 K100RS, and the first sign of a leak or a spongy pedal it will be going on that bike.

The Uighur slaves in China really make nice stuff.


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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
    

31Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty parts Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:01 pm

svenok

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@Paddy1 wrote:hi point seven five,
Missed your post. 
But Thanks for the offer.
I jumped and ordered a OEM replacement from the dealer. along with a variety of additional pieces i needed. 
Ouch is right! but hoping the wife will ride with me when complete, did not want to chance affraid other than OEM when it comes to the brakes.
Paddy1, I found beemerbonyard to be a very good sources for parts. Some OEM others not and the prices are not BMW inflated.
As for brakes yeah very important investment, I was bleeding mine including the abs and they felt good, real good.
Did a few more jobs and i was at a stage where I had the battery in place.With the ingnition i hit the starter all good there, checked lights and grabed a hand full of front brake only to feel the pop and the lever went to the bar. Thank GOD I wasnt cruisng. 30yr old hoses who would have thought they would fail? I now have patriot-racing-industries hoses. Very beatuiful. I've kept the old hoses and will try and find someone local and have a set made up a bit later, less than 30yrsjust in case.


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32Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:56 pm

jbt

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@ERasberg wrote:
To maximize resell value you may want to go café.


My impression is that even mint condition Ks are fairly cheap in the market and appear not to appreciate much.
I'm sorry, I can't agree with this.
K racers simply don't sell. At all. Nobody is interested in someone else's racer, the purpose is to build your racer, expecting to gain consideration during the process and admiration once it's done.


I see plenty of K racers, some of them really well designed and made, most of them poorly modified with low budget and low skills. But they all have the same destiny: to haunt marketplaces on websites, with periodical price discounts, then moving to swap websites, trying to trigger interest, and finally being dismantled to try to get a few money from parts.
The fashion has gone...it's out now, too late.

By the same time, K in original condition are arising. They tend to be pretty rare now, so sellers try to get high prices from them. 
Sadly, with the same result as for racers: nobody is interested in buying a K more than a thousand € or $, whether it's for modify it or for preservation.
And why not buying a K just to use it? After all, it's designed to be used?
Well...Annual mileage is lower each year. Environmental restrictions sweep Ks out of towns because of their age, so even commuters who appreciate the K for their protection and reliability are forced to abandon them. I've just abandoned my K11 for a R1150RT. 
Parts availability is still OK, but skills to maintain and repair are getting rarer. I don't know any BMW official garage around 300km who still own the dedicated tools: they had to get rid of them to make room for recent models (I'm sure of that: I was there to save them!). If you're searching a mechanic who was trained to work on Ks, he was last trained more than 25 years ago: there's a chance that he is retired, now.

And you know what? I'm OK with this. I'm OK with K remaining affordable for people who have the skills to use them, because they're so good bikes that they deserve good bikers.

    

33Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:33 am

chris846

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+1  Cafe’ or return to stock 112350


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charlie99

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+2  Cafe’ or return to stock 112350


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OCafe’ or return to stock Au-log10

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35Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty here here Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:16 am

Paddy1

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I’m becoming a believer.

+3👍


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

36Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:58 am

Dai

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G'wan - make life easy on yourself! Twisted Evil


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

37Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:22 am

Saxon7

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Well.... Dare I say it, but it's your bike so you should do what suits you best. K bikes are affordable, reliable and robust machines and lend themselves to some modification; the motor and drive train being a good platform for all kinds of use.
I don't much like cafe racers and I think most people who go down that path with K bikes get the symmetry all wrong, looks-wise.
On the other hand, though the RS type fairing and running gear stands the test of time well, I think the RT and LT typeCafe’ or return to stock Img_2026 fairing is beginning to date. 
I like naked bikes, so my projects, though both RTs, are going to be naked bikes. I like the look of the single headlight, but prefer to keep the original K type tailpiece, which I have always liked the look of.
This is only my opinion of course and I'll always find enjoyment in seeing an original K bike in whichever trim it appears, much more so than seeing a bulbous looking thing with a cut rear guard and tailpiece with enough room for a packet of chewing gum, sorry, Caff racer. For me, the naked bike ( with ghiant man bag to be attached) is the best of both worlds. For others, it might be the worst! Vive la difference.

    

38Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:24 am

chris846

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I've said it before, but the ones with miniscule tail units just make me see this:
Cafe’ or return to stock Southe10

...which is cool, if that's your thing.


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39Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:50 am

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+4 on jbt's opinion and I like what Schorn/Saxon is saying.  

Modern motos with their multi colours and razzle dazzle appearance just look odd and have no attraction whatsoever.  Although the odd one catches my eye.  

There are some bikes that were made right the first time and have stood the test of time.  These include the Suzuki GSX1100 Katana, Ducati MHR or any red Ducati and the BMW K100RS.  The Italians know how to do style.  

I have owned my 75S for nearly thirty years and although the design is a little dated, it still is a good looking moto.  Being red does help and I still get a buzz out of it  Cool 

It is your bike so do what you will.  However if it looks like junk then I can only assume that is the style you were looking for.


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40Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Re: Cafe’ or return to stock Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:39 am

chris846

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"However if it looks like junk then I can only assume that is the style you were looking for."
Cafe’ or return to stock 44271


British DNA in that there comment, sorry n'all.... Smile


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41Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty agree Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:55 pm

Paddy1

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JBT,
I agree, just riskier knowing that the qualified service techs at the BMW dealers are disappearing/retiring... same thing sort of.
It now makes this “forum” and its “members” invaluable!cheers


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

42Back to top Go down   Cafe’ or return to stock Empty Update Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Paddy1

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BTW,
rear brake cylinder and lines replaced. fluid replaced and bleed succesfully.
also center stand modification complete. (welded in gussets for additional support).
on to coolant and front brakes. wish me luck! lol!


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1986 K100RT, 1985 K100RS, 2001 K1200LT, 2004 R1100S, 2004 R1150, 1980 R65, 2014 Zero FX
    

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