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Offline Laitch

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The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« on: December 26, 2017, 11:16:05 AM »
Besides demonstrating advancements in computer voice synthesis and advancements in lightweight gear that make protection look like almost nothing at all, this video might also help those learning basic left hand piano chord technique.



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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 03:07:11 PM »
Laitch I have been left speechless. I will now sign up immediately to the metal shop. That way I can convert my poor imperfect Brick into a work of perfection. I may also take music lessons and voice coaching. I do have one slight problem with this modification where do you put the croissants. :dunno
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Offline Skunky

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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 04:12:01 PM »
Love the 1950's BBC world service narration. It's got 4 coffee cup holders too. Something I didn't think possible on the K100. So why leave the rest of the airbox? any ideas.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 04:29:18 PM »
So why leave the rest of the airbox? any ideas.
I think that's become Martin's croissant warmer.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 04:38:47 PM »
How many croissants does it hold?? :dunno How many miles to a latte??  :dunno
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 04:46:49 PM »
How many croissants does it hold?? :dunno
If it as thoughtfully engineered as the rest of the bike, it will hold three, to include a pillion rider and a prospective sidecar passenger—assuming gluten tolerance all around.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 05:06:07 PM »
If it as thoughtfully engineered as the rest of the bike, it will hold three, to include a pillion rider and a prospective sidecar passenger—assuming gluten tolerance all around.

Four Coffee's but only three croissants. Very disappointing  :nono
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 05:28:45 PM »
Four Coffee's but only three croissants. Very disappointing  :nono
Perhaps, but the upcoming Michelin guide is rumored to still be rating it two stars for ambiance.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 07:10:13 PM »
That video is so awful.

I really wanted to hearthe explanation for the fake air intakes but I couldn't last that far (if it even gets explained at all).

What's with the narrator's accent? He doesn't sound like any human being I ever encountered.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 07:15:10 PM »
Bill you to can learn to speak like that, enrol in a voice coaching school.  :hehehe
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 07:41:40 PM »
That video is so awful.

I really wanted to hearthe explanation for the fake air intakes but I couldn't last that far (if it even gets explained at all).

What's with the narrator's accent? He doesn't sound like any human being I ever encountered.
:clap:   and I always thought the Achilles styling heel of K Cafes was the gas tank.  Never thought of how well it works with a plaid shirt and white chinos. 
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 07:44:48 PM »
:clap:   and I always thought the Achilles styling heel of K Cafes was the gas tank.  Never thought of how well it works with a plaid shirt and white chinos.

Don't forget the stubble. Plaid and Chinos always require stubble.    :2thumbup:
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2017, 07:47:38 PM »
That video is so awful.

I really wanted to hearthe explanation for the fake air intakes but I couldn't last that far (if it even gets explained at all).

What's with the narrator's accent? He doesn't sound like any human being I ever encountered.

The narrator is old school Pathe news 

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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 07:54:54 PM »
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 07:57:58 PM »
The image captures the utility encompassing the K-bike café racing milieu. A stripped K-bike is easier to push to the shoulder of the road where lighthearted camaraderie will permeate the ensuing discussion of how to get it started again.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2017, 09:26:39 PM »
The image captures the utility encompassing the K-bike café racing milieu. A stripped K-bike is easier to push to the shoulder of the road where lighthearted camaraderie will permeate the ensuing discussion of how to get it started again.

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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2017, 09:28:42 PM »
Why is this in the marketplace?
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2017, 10:14:13 PM »
Don't get me wrong. There is a lot of clever engineering on the rear seat/suspension set up and the work that went into the wire wheels must have been complicated. However its all a bit confused by the dummy plastic cups. They obviously wanted the four air filter look and then discovered how difficult it is because they had not bought the 16 valve or a K1100.
Is there something wrong with the original shock absorber set up?. I'm always a bit concerned that these major changes to the machines structure can not be load tested the way that BMW would have tested the original frame. And what is the benefit.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2017, 11:20:50 PM »
Why is this in the marketplace?
It's here because this section is dedicated to those of us with poor impulse control.
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2017, 11:45:03 PM »
Is there something wrong with the original shock absorber set up?. I'm always a bit concerned that these major changes to the machines structure can not be load tested the way that BMW would have tested the original frame. And what is the benefit.

With cafes it's all about esthetics, and they seemed to think the original set up clashed with plaid shirts and stubble.  As for longevity, it survived shooting that video which is all that really matters. 
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Re: The Most Perfect Born-Again K100
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2017, 11:01:43 AM »
I hate to admit it, but on further review I actually have something positive to say about this ridiculous waste of energy: This may be the first K cafe I've ever seen that gets the line from the bottom of the tank through the seat right. And like Chaos says, it's all about the esthetics.
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