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StandardK

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Anyone we know? Late bike but early side panels...

Spotted at Peak Downs near Moranbah. 

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I have seen ex police bikes converted to civilian use with a assortment of panels. If you have a photo of the the speedo and there are finer graduations of speed on the face that could indicate a prior life as a chaser.


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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Stan wrote:I have seen ex police bikes converted to civilian use with a assortment of panels. If you have a photo of the the speedo and there are finer graduations of speed on the face that could indicate a prior life as a chaser.

I think you may be onto something here. I found a pic of a K1100LT-P that has early side covers. They probably work better with the police tail cowl.

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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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I don't recognise it. Bruce and I passed a dark red K100 LT while running around getting the wheels sorted. Back in the stone age ( Early Rolling Stones) I was a member of a car club and the club had business cards that members could hand out or stick under windscreens wipers. Got quite a few new members doing that.
Regards Martin.


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1999 ex Police K1100. Sadly too heavy sold

    

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Yes, it is a former Plod bike.  There is one small detail you have all missed.


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MG mount? 

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It is a mount.


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TacKler wrote:It is a mount.

Fairing police lights and big crashbars where the siren goes

Al


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'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

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AL-58 wrote:
TacKler wrote:It is a mount.

Fairing police lights and big crashbars where the siren goes

Al

Easy, wasn't it?


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As a former motorcycle customs officer, I used to serve with a brand new K1100LT in 1997.
They had short side panels from early K100.
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So had the K1100LT dedicated to the Gendarmerie, for Republican Guards.

I think it's because of the radio box which did not allow fixings for the later side panels (no hole for the pin).

Thus,I never noticed any changes about tacho graduations.



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jbt wrote:As a former motorcycle customs officer, I used to serve with a brand new K1100LT in 1997.
They had short side panels from early K100.
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So had the K1100LT dedicated to the Gendarmerie, for Republican Guards.

I think it's because of the radio box which did not allow fixings for the later side panels (no  hole for the pin).

Thus,I never noticed any changes about tacho graduations.



The civilian K100RT/K1100LT versions had 10km graduations on the speedo, the police versions (in OZ at least) had 2kmh graduations to assist the officer in writing your speeding ticket more accurately.  In NSW at least the Highway Patrol also had the speedos calibrated by an instrument repair business before going into service to ensure they were as accurate as possible. 

Other signs of a bike being ex police other than the obvious single seat are holes in the fairing from lights, larger crashbars to mount the siren/s, rear crashbars on the rear peg mounts, random holes in the dash area from mic mountings etc, some odd switches on the dash from lights/sirens etc.  Some bikes in NSW at least might have a couple of holes at the front edge of the front mudguard, this is reputedly the sign of a bike used primarily for escort work (mounting holes for a small flag pole signifying the dignitary they are escorting).  Legend has it that they were better bikes to buy as not used for pursuit work and usually better cosmetically as they were constantly on display in the public.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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Here, the usual advice is to avoid buying ex-police bikes.
They're cheap, but before being sold on auction, they had a first life with a very stressful use. Believe me...top speed was average speed. No warming before pursuit...when a car refuses to stop, you jump to the red line within seconds.

After this gentleman break-in, they sometimes are dedicated to the training for new motorcyclist, or sit directly for years in a purgatory to exchange their still usable organs with out of order parts to maintain other bikes in order to be usable.
What imports is that the bike is eventually sold complete , but completely composed of worn out parts. There's no money for maintenance, so...

You're about buying an ex police, gendarmerie or douanes motorcycle in France?
Just don't.


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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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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Remembrance of the things past...
(even the salto above the trunk, exactly the same!) Very Happy


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jbt wrote:Here, the usual advice is to avoid buying ex-police bikes.
They're cheap, but before being sold on auction, they had a first life with a very stressful use. Believe me...top speed was average speed. No warming before pursuit...when a car refuses to stop, you jump to the red line within seconds.

After this gentleman break-in, they sometimes are dedicated to the training for new motorcyclist, or sit directly for years in a purgatory to exchange their still usable organs with out of order parts to maintain other bikes in order to be usable.
What imports is that the bike is eventually sold complete , but completely composed of worn out parts. There's no money for maintenance, so...

You're about buying an ex police, gendarmerie or douanes motorcycle in France?
Just don't.

Here in OZ it would depend on which state, in NSW they remained in service till 40000kms, then sold at auction. Some other states ran them into the ground before disposal. I've had two ex pol k100s and never really any issues with them due to it other than some odd wiring and having to locate and fit dual seat parts.

    

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40 000 km?
Here no motorcycle is retired before 120 000 km...
The old K's could cope with it.
Recent ones can't reach 70 000 km with this use, they die before.

Older models were much more solid:
I once bought a pair of R60/5 at the national school of Gendarmerie, in Fontainebleau. 100€ each.
They had been used in the early 70's on the road, running after (trying to...) bad guys, then in the mid 80's retired at the school to train motorcycle agents, then were given to the motorcycle club of the school for off roading around.
They were still running, thus.
When I opened the engine, I measured more than 1 mm gap between cylinder and piston. I never saw such a wear!


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Mmm. Plotholes and Hollywood. The end sequence (bike hits car, rider clears the bonnet) is... somewhat incorrect. You need to be doing a minimum of 30mph to be unfortunate enough to find yourself in that situation and the rider was going nowhere near that fast. Also spot the stunt cable if you look very carefully - the angle that the rider leaves the bike is totally wrong. BTDT. Well, almost. 25mph and I ended up on the bonnet (hood) of the car. Bike survived with broken indicators (Yamaha XS250), I survived with bruises, car - a six months old Austin Montego - was a write-off. I admit I was childish enough to paint the outline of a Montego with a cross through it on the tank of my V1000G5 Guzzi! Yet another mystery K 44271


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Hmm...not sure. What you may think being a stunt cable is more probably the shining of the radio antenna.

Note the professionalism of the stunter who paid attention to avoid its bike from scratching on the ground: it remains hammered in the car.


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Dai wrote:

cI admit I was childish enough to paint the outline of a Montego with a cross through it on the tank of my V1000G5 Guzzi! Yet another mystery K 44271
Yet another mystery K 44271


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Dai wrote:

cI admit I was childish enough to paint the outline of a Montego with a cross through it on the tank of my V1000G5 Guzzi! Yet another mystery K 44271
Yet another mystery K 44271

When I was a child, actually a teenager I had a maths teacher whom was a fighter pilot during WW2*.  I used to swat flies with my exercise book and then chalk them up as kills on the front cover.  I am sure I shot down more flies than he shot down Germans.  






* 3 Sqn RAAF.  He flew P-40s then P-51s.


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TacKler wrote:* 3 Sqn RAAF.  He flew P-40s then P-51s.
Now we're getting really off-topic... sorry. I was booked in here https://www.stallion51.com/mustang-flight-ops/orientation-flights/ for an orientation flight in September 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit and put an end to that idea. Circumstances have meant that I've never been able to follow it up since, but I haven't quite given up hope yet.


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Dai wrote:
TacKler wrote:* 3 Sqn RAAF.  He flew P-40s then P-51s.
Now we're getting really off-topic... sorry. I was booked in here https://www.stallion51.com/mustang-flight-ops/orientation-flights/ for an orientation flight in September 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit and put an end to that idea. Circumstances have meant that I've never been able to follow it up since, but I haven't quite given up hope yet.

cough expensive? cough 

PM me perhaps.


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No idea what it is now, but back then it was U$3.5K. I did get a full aerobatics training package in the T6 Texan the previous year but that was a more reasonable U$800. Flying isn't cheap... ask my younger self. Flying vintage stuff is even less cheap, but oh so satisfying!

This is really off-topic! Yet another mystery K 44271


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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
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Even further off topic, back in the early 80's I worked with a draftsman who's first job out of trade school was lofting* the frames for P-40's at the Curtiss-Wright factory in Buffalo, NY.

*Converting the engineering drawings to full size jigs and patterns for the structural parts of the fuselage and wings.

I've been to a fair number of vintage air shows, and as far as I'm concerned, there is absolutely nothing like the sound of a big Allison or Packard V-12 catching the first couple of cylinders, coughing a few times and then settling into an idle that only a V-12 can do.


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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
    

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