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1Back to top Go down   Finally ready to ride Empty Finally ready to ride Thu May 13, 2021 5:34 pm

JiiPee63

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Hi,

I finally got the bike ready to ride. The paintwork took more time than expected, but it was worth it - Ferrari red. Almost all seals have been replaced and all previously painted parts have been repainted, including brake calipers and handles. Old bolts have been replaced with stainless (A2 or A4) ones. Only one technical part has been replaced in the engine - old 6-rivet output shaft was loose and used 12-rivet one was installed. I have driven it for about 300 km now and there is no leaks so far. Wink
Finally ready to ride K100rs11


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1986 K100RS 0089906 (Black 608)
Ex - 1984 K100RS (white), 1986 Suzuki GR650
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Wow, does that look good!  Red is the fastest color, and for sure Ferrari red has to be one of the very fastest shades of red.  Nice!

PS: For the coolest photos try taking the picture with the camera about 75cm above the ground. That's how the magazine guys do it.


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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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TacKler

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Looks good.  Great colour as well.   Cool


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Red 1991 K75S
    

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Suzi Q

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Now that's a great build, great to see, congrats  Finally ready to ride 112350


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Sometimes I'm not really Suzi Quatro.
    

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Bonzo

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Stunning mate  Finally ready to ride 112350


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

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Dai

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:PS:  For the coolest photos try taking the picture with the camera about 75cm above the ground.  That's how the magazine guys do it.
I didn't and my photos were cool anyway... Razz

...but then again, I mostly wrote about tech stuff. Other guys took the pretty pics when I was road-testing Very Happy


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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
    

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tinyspuds

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Lovely.


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
1986 K100RS in boxes. VIN 0141918.
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

8Back to top Go down   Finally ready to ride Empty Re: Finally ready to ride Wed May 19, 2021 4:01 am

JiiPee63

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Hi,
 
Thank you for your comments. Here are some pictures of my project. There are so many stories to be told and these pic’s gives a little taste of what I experienced. For many of you, this is a normal side project, but for me this was a real learning opportunity. Without forum help and Clymer manual this project could have been a lot more painful to finish. 
 
When I compare my project to those who completely rebuild the bike, I have had a relatively easy job. Bringing a bike to its original condition (or close to that) seems to be easier than customizing it and fitting new non-BMW parts. No welding, no cutting. In the end, everything is fine, and the bike works well too.  
 
This is where all started – pure love at first sight. Parts just put together for transportation. I was getting a set of winter tires for my daughter’s car and saw this miserable K-bike abandoned in the corner of an underground private garage where tires were stored too. I made an offer and one month later got her finally home. Why K-bike and not something else? There is a picture that reveals the secret. 

Finally ready to ride 1_this10


After dismantling the bike in November -20, I found this lump of metal. 

Finally ready to ride 2_dirt10


Which finally only needed a new output shaft, all seals and clutch. And, of course, heavy cleaning and new paint.



Finally ready to ride 3_12-r10


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1986 K100RS 0089906 (Black 608)
Ex - 1984 K100RS (white), 1986 Suzuki GR650
    

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JiiPee63

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Finally ready to ride 4_engi10
Finally ready to ride 5_clea10

Buttons needed refreshing. “Heat gun” method was found in internet somewhere … worked reasonably well for yellow and red buttons. I still would like to have new buttons for both assemblies. Couldn't find any.

Finally ready to ride 6_hand10


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1986 K100RS 0089906 (Black 608)
Ex - 1984 K100RS (white), 1986 Suzuki GR650
    

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JiiPee63

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Brake calipers needed a new paint too. They were sprayed with heat resistant paint and baked in our oven. Do not ask if my wife liked it. I am still alive.  affraid . 
Finally ready to ride 7_bake11


In early March -21, I got the frame back from sand blasting and powder coating. First were new bushings installed for the engine.
Finally ready to ride 8_fram11


Then I was able to install cleaned parts including new steering bearings.

Finally ready to ride 9_bike12



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1986 K100RS 0089906 (Black 608)
Ex - 1984 K100RS (white), 1986 Suzuki GR650
    

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JiiPee63

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In the beginning of May I got fairing parts back from the paint shop. Then installing a tank with new hoses and filter etc… , synchronizing the TB with home made manometer. It is working, believe me.


Finally ready to ride 10_fai10

About in a week I was able to make a test drive. Now it is in everyday use. The whole process took 7 months. 

Finally ready to ride 11_fro10


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1986 K100RS 0089906 (Black 608)
Ex - 1984 K100RS (white), 1986 Suzuki GR650
    

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JiiPee63

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This is why K-bikes are close to my heart. My first touch with K-bikes. Picture is taken in July 1991 somewhere in Alps on the way to Northern Italy. There is me (10kg ago) and my bike. During those days I fell in love with it. The picture is taken with a film camera.  At that time, nobody could dream of digital ones.
Finally ready to ride 12_me_10


At the last picture. This is my another bike - e-powered by Yamaha. German made as well. 

Finally ready to ride 13_my_10


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1986 K100RS 0089906 (Black 608)
Ex - 1984 K100RS (white), 1986 Suzuki GR650
    

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TacKler

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That is stunning and I like that you have brought her back to "original" condition.  

In July '91, I would have been nearby on my brand new red 75S  Very Happy  She is having a bit of a makeover in anticipation of her thirtieth birthday.  New tyres and suspension recently.


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Red 1991 K75S
    

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Arlina

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Nice front, and love the wheels Very Happy


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Finally ready to ride Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

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Two Wheels Better

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I must have missed this one while it was ongoing. Kudos to you for bringing this bike back to 'near new' condition. I am anticipating returning to OZ after a while to pull my red RS from the shed and giving a good going over. I'm not sure I'll have the time and space to refurb her like you have, but seeing a bright red K I am reminded of how nice they can look, and how much I miss riding the bike.

Finally ready to ride Dscf1612


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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-P  - Beemers owned still or sold.

~We all believe what we want to believe in - Rob Dickinson
    

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ouafnico

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@JiiPee63 wrote:In the beginning of May I got fairing parts back from the paint shop. Then installing a tank with new hoses and filter etc… , synchronizing the TB with home made manometer. It is working, believe me.


Finally ready to ride 10_fai10

About in a week I was able to make a test drive. Now it is in everyday use. The whole process took 7 months. 

Finally ready to ride 11_fro10

Whoou, this paint is very nice !
Awesome job !

    

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RS Rider

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Gorgeous! All the bodywork for my bike is currently out for refinishing. I'm sticking with the Alaska Blue. I can hardly wait. I really like the look of the black engine covers, so I may do that. I know that I could do it myself with heat-resistant paint but I wonder about the longevity of it versus paying to have it powder coated.

    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I like Alaska Blue 606.....1983...

Finally ready to ride 70537614


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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 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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RS Rider

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Finally ready to ride 9TMxzx

    

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StandardK

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Stunning result. Well worth your efforts - she's lovely. 

Regards

Dan


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td5

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You Sir are a superb craftsman, nice details


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Finally ready to ride K_engi10
1988 / K100RS
2013 / R1200GS
2015 / K1300R
    

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manmachine78

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What a beauty! I bet you're turning lots of heads on the road. Great result Cool

    

23Back to top Go down   Finally ready to ride Empty Re: Finally ready to ride Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:48 pm

yankeeone

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K100RS, the best looking bike BMW ever made,
Love the color, great job on the redo,

    

24Back to top Go down   Finally ready to ride Empty Re: Finally ready to ride Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:40 pm

yankeeone

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What is the brand of paint you used on the body work?
What is the full description of the color?

    

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yankeeone

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Also. what is the muffler ?

    

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Holister

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Great resto, looks awesome! Red is the best for an RS.
My '96 is dressed in Marakeesh Red.
You can still get the flasher buttons from Motorworks UK.
Finally ready to ride K1100r11


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Finally ready to ride Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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