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1Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:07 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Was on another forum and someone in UK is planning on turning this into a scrambler....Trying to convince him not to.

A K1100 about to die. _86_2015-02-01


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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 49,840 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
    

2Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:29 am

charlie99

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yes its sad olaf

but hopefully he will entertain the idea that the fairings are worth little ...and you lot may benefit some from the throw out of the old unwanted

looks in good condition though ...


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3Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:30 am

mike d

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Send a heavy mob around and scramble his brains Twisted Evil

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4Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:40 am

blaKey

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We may have to start contributing to a fund to save these bikes!


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5Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:35 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I suggested he keep it as it is, he has been using it for 3 months and become converted and then get a less good one for the scrambler project. Having said that I also directed him to the forum as a means of disposing of whatever parts he does not need and for advice. The ABS and everything is working on it.


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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 49,840 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
    

6Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:13 am

Point-Seven-five

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Let him strip her.  The more bikes they trash the more valuable the remaining ones become.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
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
    

7Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:34 am

Two Wheels Better

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Tis a shame. I just began to read this post whilst listening to John Hiatt sing 'Perfectly Good Guitar'. It's not exactly the same theme but perty darn close.

I take pride in the fact that a majority of parts contributing to the K bike I'm building in my garage, all of them came from salvage yards or from bikes that had been pranged or disassembled due to age/damage. The rest  have been bought new. Not one shred of it came from stripping down a perfectly good motorbike.

"It breaks my heart to see those stars
smashing a perfectly good guitar
There ought to be a law with no bail,
smash your guitar, you go to jail
with no chance for early parole
you don't get out until you get some soul"


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '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, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

8Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:16 pm

Dai

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Damn. Six-seven months down the line and I'd have made him an offer for that. Mind you, I only want it to strip for a K-trike! Razz A K1100 about to die. 44271


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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
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9Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:22 pm

KafeRacer

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What are you trying to save it from? Why is customizing a bad thing, just because it isn't your style? 

I see at as another k-bike that will be on the road and loved by its rider.  Why does it need to be stock?  Isn't it good that a younger generation of people are picking up these old bikes and customizing them?  

My K75RT will remain stock, as it has been in the family since it was new.

My K100 however I bought in pieces.  It was scattered across 4 different out buildings in the sellers yard.  I took that bike and built it back up and then proceeded to customize it into something I am proud of. I really enjoyed the process, all I learned.

Just a thought.


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1990 K75RT
1985 K100 Kafe Racer
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10Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:27 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I don't have anything at all against what he was planning to do, just that it seems a shame to be doing it to a K in such good order.

Anyway it seems someone has now approached with an offer to buy it and find him a different donor bike.

The way you built your own from parts is really good, plus it brings one back to life. Now if he took the same approach then I would be entirely in agreement.


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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 49,840 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
    

11Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:31 pm

KafeRacer

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And the great thing is there are lots of K-bikes still on the road as they are such a great and reliable bike, so finding a different doner bike should not be a problem. Smile


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1985 K100 Kafe Racer
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12Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:41 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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That's exactly my thought.

Funny thing though, customising would be my style, but that's a bike for a different purpose. My RT is as I want it, its used for every day year round as well as time away and it does a lot of miles. I would like a fun K and that's likely to happen too. Have my LT in my shed [it got rear ended] plus a donor RS which I am planning to take apart.


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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 49,840 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
    

13Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:46 pm

KafeRacer

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Yes, like every good K-owner, you must have at least 2 or 3 bikes.  I have about 2 and 3/4 bikes.


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1990 K75RT
1985 K100 Kafe Racer
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14Back to top Go down   A K1100 about to die. Empty Re: A K1100 about to die. Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:35 am

Two Wheels Better

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It's about value, aesthetics, history, originality, to name a few reasons.

It's a bit like ugly buildings from the (name the decade/era) which replaced a variety of classic architecture in cities and towns the world over. When they were deemed not modern, no longer useful or in style they were pulled down, entire blocks were razed, and in their place many anonymous structures were built.

Once the originals are gone the replacement has, for obvious reasons, less value, but the old is gone forever.

It isn't a fear of change.

Architecturally speaking, I prefer a renovation of a classic take place, and that desire and appreciation carries through to other inanimate objects we have deep interest in as well.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '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, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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