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1Back to top Go down   Radiator - Topping Up on 1985 K100 Empty Radiator - Topping Up on 1985 K100 Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:56 pm

Skippy

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I am Disabled and have just bought a 1985 K100 Trike but it didn't come with the Owner's Handbook.  Can I top up the radiator by filling up the expansion bottle?  Or is there another easy way it can be done.

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Skippy

    

indian036

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If the expansion bottle still has liquid in it, it's likely (but not certain) that the radiator is full, so top-up can be via the expansion bottle. 
If there is any uncertainty, the tank has to be lifted, often needing to undo fuel hoses on the left side of the tank to allow this. (Many put in slightly longer hoses so the tank can be lifted a bit without having to disconnect.) Radiator cap is on the right. 

Having just bought the trike, I'd suggest you check at the radiator cap under the tank to be sure. 

Obviously, if there is fairing in the way, that will be more involved and some help may be necessary. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Hi Skippy

Welcome to the forum too.....


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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 37,190 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
    

Holister

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Radiator - Topping Up on 1985 K100 Under_10


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Radiator - Topping Up on 1985 K100 Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

Corkboy

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What's that skippy,  bobby is trapped down the well?

(Sorry, couldn't resist) - even though you're not one of the Australian brotherhood here.

Anyway, as others have said, access to the filler is on the right hand side of the tank.

The tank can be lifted up by popping up the back (it is a push-fit on most Ks - I am assuming your trike is the same). You then slide it back from the circular rubber bungs holding the front.  I always have enough slack in the fuel lines to move it left enough to access the filler without having to undo them.  Put a rag between the left side of the tank and any fairing etc. just to save the paintwork.


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Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
             '08 Transalp 700
    

Born Again Eccentric

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Welcome Skippy,

Looks like you aren't that far up the road from me (I regularly commute to/from Bristol), so if you need a hand with any of these simple jobs, then give me a shout. I have no experience of TriKes, but have had my fair share of whipping the fairing and tank off to do electrical and coolant jobs etc. Of course I am not suggesting that you aren't able to do these jobs your self, but sometimes it is useful to have a little help.


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                              Paul  Radiator - Topping Up on 1985 K100 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Skippy

You should be aware one of the best things about the forum and the Ks is an excuse to get together under the guise of maintenance get togethers etc. Copious amounts of tea and sKones can be consumed, or since you are south west I suppose it will be china tea cups, Darjeeling tea and scones with clotted cream. Get togethers are great fun and a great way of learning about a K. In many ways the know how is the secret.

We have enjoyed Born Again Eccentric's company over here and if you are feeling adventurous he is making his way over here on 1st August for a week with some Kamping in mind. You would be very welcome too, we know some nice places you wont have any trouble getting around [including our nice one at www.norevalleypark.com in Kilkenny] and they're not all called pubs either. There are a few others around for that week too so a chance to do some of your own thing too.


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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 37,190 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
    

8Back to top Go down   Radiator - Topping Up on 1985 K100 Empty Thank You Everyone Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:31 pm

Skippy

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Thank you everyone for your advice.  With the help of my son, I have managed to get the Trike sorted.  I topped the rad up via the expansion tank as advised by various members here, and discovered there was no oil in the engine, so topped that up too.  The lighting system also needed sorting as the dip & main beam didn't work, neither did the hazards, so I managed to sort that as well.  And thanks for the offer of help, Born Again Eccentric, it's much appreciated.  If I get stuck, again I'll know who to call! I have a group on Facebook called Southwest Trikers & Bikers and try to meet up with fellow Trikers & Bikers when I can.  If anyone would like to join us, they will be most welcome.
   Surprised-o:

PS I'm a Happy Chappy now!

    

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