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1Back to top Go down   Greetings from Canberra Empty Greetings from Canberra Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:21 am

Steve40

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Hello all and thanks to the Administrators for letting me join.

I bought a 1992 model K1 new in 1993, and used it as my daily ride for some years, commuting and touring. At one stage, after marrying and introducing my wife to the joys of biking, I even stripped off the rear bodywork and fitted a full touring rig, Givi panniers and a top box. Its all back to standard now and you would never know.

Years passed, and more suitable two up touring bikes were acquired, an R1150 RT, followed by a K1200GT, a Kawasaki 1400GTR and then my current bike, a 2017 R1200RT. Mostly excellent bikes in their own right, but none quite had or has the presence of the K1.

The K1 has spent most of the last decade under cover in the garage, and hasn’t turned a wheel for about five years.  I did have it completely refurbished by Motohansa in Sydney but that was a long time ago. I’ve now got time and space to get it on the road again and would be happy to draw on the experience of members to do so safely.

The bike has a touch under 65,000 km on the clock, and the cosmetics are good, apart from some cracking around the front guard caused by cretinous tyre changers. It is Royal Blue with silver graphics - identical to the earlier coded Alaska Blue, which also adorned my two earlier K series bikes, an ‘84 RS, and a ‘90 K75S. I have also been lucky enough to keep a good complete set of the soft luggage which was made especially for the K1. I think step one will be chasing the spiders off the bike and giving it a wash.

Cheers

Steve

    

2Back to top Go down   Greetings from Canberra Empty Re: Greetings from Canberra Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:34 am

moriarti

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Greetings from Canberra 177912 Steve,  Happy Days ahead Greetings from Canberra 723598


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

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charlie99

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welcome aboard 

such a heritage 

enjoy


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OGreetings from Canberra Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Welcome! I, for one, am eagerly awaiting photos of this beast.


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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
    

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Arlina

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Welcome Steve40 Smile


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Greetings from Canberra Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

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Bonzo

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Howdy from across the pond Steve  cheers

LiKe Point Seven Five, I'm looKing forward to pictures   bounce


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1990 K100RS 4V (VIN# 6406682)
2017 R1200RS SE Sport
    

7Back to top Go down   Greetings from Canberra Empty Re: Greetings from Canberra Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:41 pm

Steve40

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Thank you all for the kind welcome.

I will post some ‘as is’ photos as soon as we get home from the coast, together with VIN details etc. The bike was fresh when put to bed, new fluids, plugs etc, and the petrol tank has been drained - it kept the lawn mower going for quite some time! 

What I am keenest to find out is what I shouldn’t do when restoring the bike to service. It would be easy enough to charge a battery and stick some petrol in the tank and hit the starter, but I want to avoid expensive crunchy sounds if I can.

Steve

    

8Back to top Go down   Greetings from Canberra Empty Re: Greetings from Canberra Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:39 am

td5

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HI Steve, The usual fluid change should do, although the fuel pump may need some attention as stagnant petrol can reek havoc. Have a look through the forum, plenty of help.
Cheers
Mike


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Greetings from Canberra K_engi10
1988 / K100RS
2013 / R1200GS
2015 / K1300R
    

9Back to top Go down   Greetings from Canberra Empty Re: Greetings from Canberra Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:55 am

moriarti

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@Steve40 wrote:Thank you all for the kind welcome.

I will post some ‘as is’ photos as soon as we get home from the coast, together with VIN details etc. The bike was fresh when put to bed, new fluids, plugs etc, and the petrol tank has been drained - it kept the lawn mower going for quite some time! 

What I am keenest to find out is what I shouldn’t do when restoring the bike to service. It would be easy enough to charge a battery and stick some petrol in the tank and hit the starter, but I want to avoid expensive crunchy sounds if I can.

Steve
Steve, Plugs out Earth the leads good battery give it a good spin, if it spins cleanly Plugs in and fire it up


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

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Steve40

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Thanks to you both. I will check the tank/ pump and turn it over plugs out. I have my son to help. He rides an R1100S and an R100 so he is more mechanically practiced than me!

Steve

    

11Back to top Go down   Greetings from Canberra Empty Re: Greetings from Canberra Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:47 pm

Matthew-Brisbane

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Hello 
From an Ex Canberra boy 
Dads still there with a shed full of k bikes 
There starting to be a group of you down there 

Looking forward to seeing the bike and one day catching up 
The sydney guys put on a few runs south into the snowy mountains


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1986 K100 RS Motorsport
#### K100 RS Project 
2011 R1200 GS
    

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