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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2017, 09:49:37 AM »
If you can't rant to your Brick Brothers then who can you rant to?? I read the whole piece! Sometimes it helps to just get it off your chest! You'll get there. Give us photos of the Kawi!! I had a '73 350 triple....my first real ride.





It doesn't look like much now, but it's 90% complete. The only major pieces I'm missing are the expansion chambers (which, it looks like, are going to run me $1k minimum) and a rear fender. I have all the bodywork, front fender, oil tank, plumbing, intake, and other associated doodads in a couple boxes.
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  • 1985 K100RS, 1978 GL1000

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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2017, 10:47:22 AM »
Now that is what I consider a real starting point for a cappuccino racer.  Proper wire wheels and tank lines that will blend properly with an ironing board seat.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
"Dohn f wit me, honkey, cuz I dindu nuffin'"

Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'92 K100RS "Moby Brick"

Past:
'82 Honda FT500, '80 Honda XR185, '78 Honda XL125, '76 Honda XL125, '74 Honda XL125, '71 Ossa Pioneer, '68 Kawasaki 175

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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2017, 10:56:10 AM »
It doesn't look like much now . . .
I think the earth-tone treatment of the metalwork looks pretty good.
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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2017, 01:44:33 PM »
I tried my hand at wrinkle paint for the first time last night. Came out pretty good, IMO.

I still have to do the crank and cam covers...hopefully I'll get those knocked out tonight.

Cleaned and scuffed the cover...



Self-etching primer...



Counterintuitive, but you lay on three heavy coats in quick succession...



The instructions said to bake it in the oven, but the wife was home, so I hit it with the heat gun instead.



  • Franklin, NC
  • 1985 K100RS, 1978 GL1000

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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2017, 02:11:46 PM »
So my bodywork should be ready to pick up from the painters next week. Looking forward to that, big-time. I did a little more work on my crank cover to make it really pop. I haven't decided if I'll give the ribs on the valve cover the same treatment or not.



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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2017, 04:39:17 PM »
S-W-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-T...
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
"Dohn f wit me, honkey, cuz I dindu nuffin'"

Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'92 K100RS "Moby Brick"

Past:
'82 Honda FT500, '80 Honda XR185, '78 Honda XL125, '76 Honda XL125, '74 Honda XL125, '71 Ossa Pioneer, '68 Kawasaki 175

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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2017, 04:42:04 PM »
Got a call today that my bodywork should be ready for pickup next week. Very exciting...
  • Franklin, NC
  • 1985 K100RS, 1978 GL1000

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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2017, 12:10:46 PM »
Nice find. You could sell the luggage for more than you paid. I bought an almost mint bike but am going to have to buy some rubber bits, including the 15 old tires that 'look' new.
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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2017, 04:28:24 PM »
Sorry to hear of your troubles propav8r.  I had issues with my painter as well when I was modifying my bike.  It took him weeks and weeks more than originally estimated.  In the meantime, he had gone out of business and taken all the parts to his house where he finished the work.  I also was glad to have them back but the workmanship was highly variable.  I wasn't a happy camper.  Fast forward four years and some of the paint is starting to peel.  I'll have to have those redone this winter.  Seems shoddy workmen are endemic everywhere.
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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2017, 10:36:42 AM »
I got my valve cover finished up, so the motor is buttoned up again.




And I spent an hour cussing at my new radiator hose trying to get it in...I folded it, lubed it, tried everything I could think of. No luck.

I finally got pissed enough to start rummaging through my parts bins. I found a new lower radiator hose from a Volvo 240. After cutting 4.5" off the end, it fits perfectly. It's slightly smaller diameter makes it much easier to get through the cover... And it's $53 cheaper than the OE BMW part.





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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2017, 10:20:05 AM »
Swingarm and final drive went back on yesterday evening...it's starting to look like a motorcycle again.

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Re: 1985 K100RS Renovation
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2017, 11:15:14 AM »
The first batch of parts came out of paint the other day...



  • Franklin, NC
  • 1985 K100RS, 1978 GL1000