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1Back to top Go down   refurbish "RED" the rs  Empty refurbish "RED" the rs Sat Nov 05, 2022 2:27 pm

charlie99

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As many may know and read of TWB's (Darren) recent visit back to aussie accompanied by the fabulous Pamela , 
and a local meet by some of the northern Mob both before and after his family visit down south 

i have been fortunate and lucky enough to acquire his quite exceptional red rs .
the RS of many fabulous adventures detailed by "Dazza" around this countryside over the years .

My plan is to restore the machine up to an "charlie level" of ability .
meaning i wont have a motza (aussie term for "lots" ) of finances to throw at it but considered rework of what is currently fitted to the machine , along with general maintenance of the regular issues arising from long term storage and intermittent riding under limited timeframe visits by TWB.

fortunately Darren has been able to also supply a plethora of spares , for the bike, acquired along the path for just such things , including new fuel pump, vibration isolator mount and filter various seals , keys , spare parts for locking components , etc etc .

after getting the Beast home and up onto the centre stand , 

immediately noticed issues included

foul fuel in the tank , although nearly full to the brim

cracked headlamp glass

oil at the back of the gearbox , clinging to the centre stand pivots and legs and plastered along the swing arm and diff

missing bar end weights 

bolts replacing studs at the exhaust flanges 

3 keys required for ignition seat and tank and another for top box 

and botched / destroyed yolk bolts damaged during an impromptu  fork swap at the storage shed on pickup day .




and so begins the battle to restore "RED"


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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so lets begin 
fresh off the trailer at home after a trouble free run down the coast , then up the hills to home , behind my little , tiny even , tin box 

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cracked headlamp

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exhaust
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then to explore the drivetrain , pulling the diff and swingarm areas off 

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the bike looking a little more ...erm incomplete ...!!

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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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some results ... possibly 

found the oil leak at the gearbox to be the output seal leaking into the swing arm 

cleaned up and replaced seal 

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additionally alternator drive seal leaking oil out of the sprag clutch area 

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also cleaned up , along with a clean of the starter and alternator ,  fresh paint on the battery tray after replacing broken rubber mounts , and stripped threads into the gearbox 

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 swing arm and diff cleaned , before and after

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exhaust removed, studs replaced where bolts once fitted  and cleaned up the pipes

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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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Stan

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You just can't help yourself, can you Charlie. Well done so far. Very Happy


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5Back to top Go down   refurbish "RED" the rs  Empty Re: refurbish "RED" the rs Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:44 pm

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only what i have posted ...so far Stan 

been a busy month 

all locks on the bike now keyed to one key 

fuel tank replaced filter , hoses pump and cleaned out and ready to go , just to replace the external fuel rail feed pipe (rather thin ) 

fixed electrics on joined cables to headlight , added new switch  to dash for under fairing drls ,the switch i rebuilt adding a led for illumination when active , added switched power and highbeam feed so off is centre , on always = down , on with highbeam only = up 

removed relay off heated grips wiring , and reused it for drls 

relocated brake reservoir from battery plate to back of electrics box , behind side panel 

replaced footplate fixings , both to the gearbox and panier frames ,

replaced brake caliper - fork guard mount bolts etc with stainless as the footplates 

made bar end weights and relocated controls to mate up properly , fitted stainless allen head screws screws to the philips head electrics panel  fasteners on each perch 

made an under fairing scoop as per Fred  , 

replaced right hand horn  with the correct one right hand this time instead of left  so it lines up through the holes correctly 

refurbished the headlight assembly fully , including new glass (supplied from TWB )  added led lamp for parker light  and NEW led headlight to keep the current down , and the brightness up (replacing a qi lamp with only high beam actually working )

reroute various electric cables  and tidy up under tank area 

added a fuse for auxilary lighting 

replaced earth cable with something way more substantial 

yanked a connector off the coil cover 

pulled all spark plugs , test high voltage cables , and coils for good measuerements 

any bolt undone has been either copper sliped or nickle sliped 

replace manky alterrnator bolts and clean regulator brushes 

replaced seal to starter whilst out 

reinstall front guard 

repair fairing left hand frame mount hole , fibreglass broken 

clean and repaint internal fairing instrument mounting / baffle plates adding rubber edge buffers 

clean up just about every electrical connection with deoxit 

added stainless nuts and washers to rear guard mount brackets 

found and replace various 5mm bolts missing from fairing holding the screen and others in place 

and im sure many other little things 

will likely have to pull the gearbox and replace the output shaft bearings , likely the whole  lot , and lube the clutch splines , but waiting for a run on it to determine that first .

oops forgot to mention cleaned up the whole exhaust system , from header clamps separated pipes to end of muffler



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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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Bricklayer

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"also cleaned up , along with a clean of the starter and alternator ,  fresh paint on the battery tray after replacing broken rubber mounts , and stripped threads into the gearbox"


The rubber mounts can be repaired, if the rubber splits, by cleaning the surfaces that separated and the applying superglue and a bit of pressure while it dries.


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Past Stable of Ponies:
1978 Suzuki TS185
1976 BMW R90/6
1973 Yamaha LT3-MX
1970 BMW R75/5
1970 Suzuki T500

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7Back to top Go down   refurbish "RED" the rs  Empty Re: refurbish "RED" the rs Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:08 pm

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Bricklayer wrote:"also cleaned up , along with a clean of the starter and alternator ,  fresh paint on the battery tray after replacing broken rubber mounts , and stripped threads into the gearbox"


The rubber mounts can be repaired, if the rubber splits, by cleaning the surfaces that separated and the applying superglue and a bit of pressure while it dries.
thanks 
 yes the mounts can be repaired , but , not when the thread on the bottom going into the gearbox has been fretting and actually worn the thread thin so it no longer is a 6mm thread , and it that process worn away the thread holes into the gearbox .
i had to replace the mounts for better ones , retap and helicoil the gearbox to take the replaced rubber mounts .
ill try to find one that i pulled out so you understand what i mean as i dont remember taking a good pic during the operation


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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Bricklayer

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I understand, I was unsure if you had any with split rubber and was unaware. 

;-)


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Anthony Mrugacz

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Past Stable of Ponies:
1978 Suzuki TS185
1976 BMW R90/6
1973 Yamaha LT3-MX
1970 BMW R75/5
1970 Suzuki T500

Live Stream Repairs
https://www.youtube.com/@BMWK589
https://anthonymrugacz.net/
    

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i find it fairly common on the older ones that have done a lot of country road exploring .


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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Rochen

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What do you use to clean the entire engine area in depth without damaging the gaskets and rubbers?

    

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charlie99

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a cheap degreaser   and a dremel tool with small steel brush , or a nylon brush on a battery drill , depending on what i have at the time and the job at hand , 

welll that one way to clean but leave the sandcasting marks as original


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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charlie99

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bar end weights turned out ok , and now fitted up , adjusted grips and perch to suit 

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under fairing scoop fitted prior to drls going in

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also stripped out clutch arm and lubricated adding grease nipple 

pulled the radiator and flushed and washed the fins of grit and crap , a fair bit came out actually , a 3 core type 

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 the temp sensor in the water riser stub was the cleanest i have seen to date including the thread in the stub , coated with copper slip and back in

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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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Stan

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Good old ocky strap holding the mirrors in case they are dislodged. Smart thinking and preventative measure.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Good move cleaning the fins on that radiator.  Dirt and wildlife packed in those spaces caused serious overheating on one of my K100's.  That fin flush is now a part of commissioning every "new" bike that comes to my garage.


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1994 K75RT
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1988 K100RS SE
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
    

15Back to top Go down   refurbish "RED" the rs  Empty Re: refurbish "RED" the rs Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:05 pm

Dai

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To add to Charlie's comments on the battery anti-vibration mounts: the top left one in his picture is a blind hole. The other three have threads that go right through. If you can't helicoil then you can drill and tap to 8mm thread. For that blind hole, once I had tapped as much as possible with the normal three taps, I ground a final tap so that it was almost flat across the end and exposed only full threads so that I could rethread as much as possible into that blind hole.


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Indeed Dai  done thst before  just had a "BOTTOM TAP AT HAND    then it went in smoothly


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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battery going in ,stollen out of FRED , for the moment 


thought to put a rubber vibration damper on the tray before installing the battery 

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at least the restorers club registrar has cleared it for roadworthyness , given that fairing parts to go on are low risk  and all other functions are working correctly ...yippee


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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charlie99

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some success today on the bike out of the storage shed "RED" ,
literally just placed the tank on the frame and added a couple of litres of fuel , a couple of pushes of the start button to prime the fuel system
, a really rough engine tick over resulted , missing on a couple of cylinders .
 injector exercise got them working after being frozen by evaporated fuel for 4 or more years , 
a second start had all 4 cylinders running with a reasonable idle some little while later .
woohoo !!!! took some vids , which will come soon


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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charlie99 wrote:a second start had all 4 cylinders running with a reasonable idle some little while later .
woohoo !!!! took some vids , which will come soon

WOOT!  That's gotta be a good feeling, after all that work. Bravo!   Cool


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charlie99

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Cheers  , thanks for commenting
And yes good to get a result, indeed


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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MartinW

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cheers what are you naming the new addition to the family.
Regards Martin.


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Not sure yet martin   but for the moment RED seems to fit nicely......lol


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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MartinW

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Erica the red???


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24Back to top Go down   refurbish "RED" the rs  Empty Refurbish red Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:29 am

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So as not to get confused with your red frame, how's about Fred the Red? cause that's even more red than Fred.


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charlie99

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lol!


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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Dai

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daveyson wrote:So as not to get confused with your red frame, how's about Fred the Red? cause that's even more red than Fred.
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Yep - I'm with that!


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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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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sidecar paul

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Nice work Charlie, old Ks will always come back with a bit of TLC.

Pleased to see that you have inherited the rear suspension stud support that I made for Darren, keeping it in the family!

Cheers,
Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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Hi Paul,

Good to see you posting again.

Mike (BMW Club UK).

    

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charlie99

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sidecar paul wrote:Nice work Charlie, old Ks will always come back with a bit of TLC.

Pleased to see that you have inherited the rear suspension stud support that I made for Darren, keeping it in the family!

Cheers,
Paul.
oh wow , good to see you Paul

yes as soon as i set eyes on the bike i noticed that little gem of a thing quietly doing its fabulous stuff 

like the one on Gerty , that would have to be 8-9 years old now ? 
fabulous work olmate , nothing like the original SCP stud brace 

many thanks


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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It is good to see that the choice was well-made as to whose calloused hands and knowledgeable mind might best attempt to resurrect ol' Red. The bike had sat too much between my less and less frequent trips home, then roused from storage shed slumber to do a month-long slog between Queensland and Victoria, often laden with pillion and gear.

I must say hearing her (I always referred to it in the feminine) fire, clear and tick-over gave me mild homesickness. That new rear Progressive-brand shock and Paul's finely crafted stud support worked together in concert quite well in the past on OZ's rough (and getting rougher) roads, as witnessed by our sodden hire car road-trip last month.

There is a lot of life left in Red, thanks to my old mate Charlie. How'd she roll?

Cheers


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charlie99

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hi Dazza

well the old girl certainly does move along , although the front end does appear rather tight on the many potholes around the area 
id be guessing the profile of that radial out front  and likely replenishing the current fork oil with some lighter oils may let the forks do more movement with less jarring.

still a few things to do ol mate , which i shall document as i can get to them 

solved an alternator no charge issue , bloomin led in the instruments , now duplicated in the fuse lunchbox with a globe in a housing , until i go in there to sort a number of issues , sometime in the future 
started work on paint issues around the front of the engine being blasted off by road grime - grit  

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repainted the hall effects cover which now looks great 

refurbish "RED" the rs  20221119

and a spare water pump cover , but just masked up the current one and blaster it , until i go into the cam cover and repaint that also 

refurbish "RED" the rs  20221120

and still to put some fresh exhaust gasket o ring to eliminate some fluffing 

but all good so far 

more to come


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That instrument cluster has a Duck-supplied LED set in it, since 2008 or '09, best guess. It always charged plenty, and we know things can change, unless you're referring to the usual late to extinguish/rpm delay.
You'll note a fresh set of exhaust crush washers, (possibly studs) & copper nuts including in the copious supply of spares, intended for a rainy day.
As you know those are the original RS forks, spent a dozen-plus years bolted onto the Airhead, most of that in storage. Dunno when the oil & accumulated sludge was drained from them. Prolly last decade.
Last time home (2018) I did the steering head bearings, carefully massaging flat the protection plate beneath the bearing on the lower triple - I did not have a simple repacement at the time.
Oh, it's good to see her begin to shine again. That engine was always an eagre one for the road ahead.


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refurbish "RED" the rs  112350


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

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Orefurbish "RED" the rs  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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