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I've almost done converting my K100LT into a naked basic model having spent weeks and a lot of wages collecting the bits ! I have done the headlamp conversion no problem and went to what I thought was the easy bit:

I have the basic K100 radiator cover and the two small side panels which push into the grommets at the tank base. However even when they are screwed together there is nothing holding the radiator cover in place except these lugs popped into the grommets. Manuals show a diagram with a small mounting plate with rubber pad bolted to each side of the radiator which rest on the side panels. I could get these off motorworks but my radiator has no bolt holes at all in the sides to mount them. Is it a case of home manufacture to create a bracket of some sorts or have I missed something? Any advice is more than welcome.

    

Maenad

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Send a post for help then went out to look again - solved it ! - the mounts are there but hidden by some plastic covers some previous owner had developed. At least posting the problem gave me a re-think. Cheers

    

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Isn't it amazing how often you start posting and while typing the problem you actually come up with the answer.
One of my mentors said it always helps to go and talk to someone about the problem and more often than not you come up with the answer yourself, how true that is.


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Here, Here! Rick, I couldn't agree more.
I recently overwhelmed Charlie, with page after page of overly wordy rants & raves of questions about the technical working principals of the duel fuel light control circuit.....pages & pages of text. As it turns out, my description in detail of my curiosities did help me figure out the answers.

    

Maenad

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Its very true - I spent two days with the bike in bits and a thousand frame parts coming off then couldn't see the obvious when I went to fit the radiator cover. At least I know the bike inside out now, cheers from UK guys.

    

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@Maenad wrote:I've almost done converting my K100LT into a naked basic model having spent weeks and a lot of wages collecting the bits ! I have done the headlamp conversion no problem and went to what I thought was the easy bit:

I have the basic K100 radiator cover and the two small side panels which push into the grommets at the tank base. However even when they are screwed together there is nothing holding the radiator cover in place except these lugs popped into the grommets. Manuals show a diagram with a small mounting plate with rubber pad bolted to each side of the radiator which rest on the side panels. I could get these off motorworks but my radiator has no bolt holes at all in the sides to mount them. Is it a case of home manufacture to create a bracket of some sorts or have I missed something? Any advice is more than welcome.
Could we see a photo of the finished project? I'm doing a similar thing with a K75C.

    

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@Maenad wrote:Its very true - I spent two days with the bike in bits and a thousand frame parts coming off then couldn't see the obvious when I went to fit the radiator cover. At least I know the bike inside out now, cheers from UK guys.

 Did you neatly lined up all the parts like this? lol! 

K100 Naked - rad cover fitting - help and advice K-bike10


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Would love to get my hands on those parts !!!


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@Crazy Frog wrote:
@Maenad wrote:Its very true - I spent two days with the bike in bits and a thousand frame parts coming off then couldn't see the obvious when I went to fit the radiator cover. At least I know the bike inside out now, cheers from UK guys.

 Did you neatly lined up all the parts like this? lol! 

K100 Naked - rad cover fitting - help and advice K-bike10

My LT got hit from behind so planning on making it naked too. I wont do much because even though it goes ok its got 101,000 miles on it and the exhaust studs are very corroded meaning a likely head off job if the exhaust has to come off for any reason. Not worth doing.

But I have now got an 84 K100RT same colour as the photo...Baja Red. Looks good in the flesh.


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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 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1970 Honda CD 175
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