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1Back to top Go down   Stroke of luck. Empty Stroke of luck. Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:02 pm

xpc316e

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I am in the midst of doing quite a lot of small jobs on my K1100LT.  I have removed the ABS, put in braided stainless hoses, rebuilt the front forks, installed gaiters, fitted relays to the headlamp which now has a high wattage bulb and ceramic holder, fitted daytime running lights and spot lights to come on with main beam, oil change, and many other little jobs. 

Today I thought I'd give the fan a spin, and discovered that it had seized.  Off came the radiator, and by some stroke of luck I had bought a bargain radiator and fan assembly on ebay some months ago, so after confirming that the new fan did indeed work, I swapped it over to my old, proven radiator. 

Of course, nothing goes smoothly; the two Allen screws holding the bottom of the fan to the rad had seized solid, so they had to be drilled out.  Luckily, I had a couple of countersunk stainless screws in the  spares box, so they went in.

It has all gone back together now, but I will be fitting an override switch for the fan, so that I can give it a short spin every time I use the bike.

Yesterday I discovered that there was a small spot of oil on the screw of the band that holds the gaiter to the swinging arm.  I am hoping that it will be a rear drive input seal that has let go, but at least it will mean that the bike now gets a spline lube.

I am hoping that I eventually will stop finding jobs to do, so that I can actually ride the bike. Sad


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VIN 0191428, 1991 K100LT, formerly owned by Lancashire Constabulary. This old warhorse is now 'out to grass' and living in retirement in Suffolk, where it will be showered with appropriate love and care.

VIN 6459609, 1992 K1100LT, another ex-Police machine, even though she now looks like she is a former fire engine.
    

2Back to top Go down   Stroke of luck. Empty Re: Stroke of luck. Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:40 pm

k-rider

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I know what you mean about the endless small jobs and the riding.
but as long as they are LITLLE jobs i feel it is part of the charm owning a 30yerar old bike

k-rider


3Back to top Go down   Stroke of luck. Empty Re: Stroke of luck. Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:29 pm

RicK G

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When you put the drive shaft back together make sure it is phased correctly.
Stroke of luck. Drive_11


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

4Back to top Go down   Stroke of luck. Empty Re: Stroke of luck. Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:42 pm

xpc316e

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Thanks for that Rick G.  I was aware of the phasing issue: I watched a Chris Harris clip about removing an R series paralever rear end.  At one point he says, 'We'll deal with the phasing later', but he then neglects to mention it any further. 

Now I will not have to research it any more.  Very Happy


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VIN 0191428, 1991 K100LT, formerly owned by Lancashire Constabulary. This old warhorse is now 'out to grass' and living in retirement in Suffolk, where it will be showered with appropriate love and care.

VIN 6459609, 1992 K1100LT, another ex-Police machine, even though she now looks like she is a former fire engine.
    

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