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Offline Martin

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2018, 07:17:53 PM »
I've only had a none OEM radio on my bike and it was a waste of space. Did you get the radio manual with your Brick it will tell you how to enter the code. or try the following posts. http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,5484.msg34214.html#msg34214 or http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,10178.msg86685.html#msg86685 or http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,10182.msg86734.html#msg86734
If you don't have the code it maybe possible to get it from BMW or Clarion. I gave up on my radio cassette got sick of losing stations in the hills. I now have a portable AM/FM SW MP3 player capable of holding up to 2000 songs of my choice. Only problem is the battery life which is 2 hours, however it can be charged from a USB port or a portable battery bank. Available from Jay car for $30.00 Au.https://www.jaycar.com.au/am-fm-sw-rechargeable-radio-with-mp3/p/AR1721 [ Invalid Attachment ]
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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2018, 10:18:38 AM »
Well I figured out the radio issue. I had to turn the key enough to lock the steering so it turns off switched power...doh! Then held the BAND button and turned it back on, a few seconds go by and it clears the code on the radio. Turns out the 5664 was what whoever typed in before and was wrong, so it just displayed whatever was entered until the radio was reset. I locked the compartment until I can get the code from BMW as I don't want idle hands from locking up the radio permanently.


Rode the bike around the neighborhood again with all the bodywork and seat etc. mounted back up. Still getting a bit of knock on acceleration so will dump some fuel system conditioner and better octane fuel in there.


Now to replace the tires and get her inspected so I can get tags.  Or I may just get Historic tags (over 20yrs. old) and not worry about the inspection haha
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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2018, 04:07:35 PM »
Well she's officially on the road!  Haven't really taken any long rides as it's been cold .. and I'd like to replace the old tires.  Just got some Honda Moly lube in the mail, gonna do the splines.


In the meantime, I've retired the old KZ1000 and pulled the cylinders off for new seals/gaskets.
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Offline Martin

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2018, 04:53:17 PM »
Is that a small BMW mechanic stored in the top box?
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2018, 05:07:19 PM »
The return of the rumble seat!
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2018, 05:25:17 PM »
Lovely pics, way to get em started when they are young and impressionable...
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2018, 06:08:19 PM »
Wow, sweet deal and super nice bike, Good luck with it!  :clap:
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2018, 07:01:55 PM »
Is that a small BMW mechanic stored in the top box?
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2018, 10:13:14 PM »
Congrads on the bike, what a great find!  Very nice pics, looks like fun times for all.

As for that KZ...those are some fun bikes as well, hope that rebuild goes well for you.
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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2018, 12:13:14 PM »
Thanks guys.

BMW dealer called last night with the code for the Radio! It works! But quality sucks. Prob the old speakers, or just the radio itself. But pretty decent at low-med volume.


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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2018, 11:47:13 AM »
Just got new tires installed. Metzeler Z8 in 120/70-18 and 150/70-17 ... slightly wider but very slightly shorter too, may help me put my feet in the ground better when coupled with the Corbin low seat I got from a K100.

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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2018, 07:49:40 PM »
Time to get groceries!  A brick wall made a good photo op ... another brick near a wall?

All cleaned up and polished, but not detailed yet. Also the tragkorbs weren't ready to be put on. I may have to end op getting it all re-painted at some point cos almost every panel has blemishes and scratches as if it was owned by a family of crabs ... and then there's the fall on the left that's really scratched up the tragkorb, side mirror and cracked the upper fairing too. Maybe that's why I never got ridden, the previous owners sucked at it!



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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2018, 07:57:32 PM »
greetings...

shiny...

is this your daughter...

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2018, 07:59:16 PM »
greetings...

shiny...

is this your daughter...

j o
I'd then be married to my own daughter! [emoji38]

Lots of elbow grease ... swirl and haze remover, fine polish, wax, and then a sealer to all painted areas. Black restore on all the plastics and rubber treatment on the tires

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Offline riots100

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2018, 08:16:21 PM »
The bike cleaned up real nice!  Love the color.  Can you be more specific on the black restorer that you used, it seemed to work like a charm.
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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2018, 08:32:14 PM »
Adam's VRT on anything Vinyl/Rubber
Adam's Under Carriage Spray for the black mechanical and hard to reach bits
Meguiar's Ultimate Black on all plastics. Be careful with this one, it WILL leave streaks on polished/painted surfaces that would need serious work to get off if it dries. I usually protect the painted surfaces with painter's tape or take parts off, restore, and install when dry; what I did with the luggage rack parts.

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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2018, 11:32:31 AM »
Wow, that did clean up nice!  What's that color called?
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2018, 11:42:28 AM »
What's that color called?
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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2018, 11:45:19 AM »
Wow, that did clean up nice!  What's that color called?
It does look brighter in the pics. Actual color is 683 Pine green Metallic

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2018, 11:45:44 AM »
Mean Green.
Ha!

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Offline Mean Green Z28

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2018, 11:17:05 PM »
Removed the front left fork and took it down to Bob's to get the seal replaced. It was literally pouring oil out haha. The right was fine. While there, I got a set of gaiters to protect the forks/seals and a rebuild kit for the rear master cylinder as it's developed a leak too. It was completely empty when I got her so it's been an issue while sitting for 10+ years.

There was some corrosion in the end of the bore, that I was able to get off using some fine steel wool ... made it into a cylinder like shape and stuffed it in and gently polished the inside of the bore by only moving it around gently (no aggressive scrubbing), then cleaned it really well and sprayed it out with brake cleaner, then installed the new internals. Hope it all holds up and doesn't leak again.

Put the new gaiter on the left fork while installing it, then pulled the right to install.

Question!!! How do you make sure you've set up the cross brace and axle to keep the forks absolutely parallel so they don't bind up during compression? I left it all loose, rolled the bike and hit the front brake a few times to make sure the suspension compressed and rebounded well and then put it back on center stand and tightened the axle and brace as it sat. Hope that'll work?

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2018, 11:25:27 PM »
Sounds like you have pretty much done what this video suggests which seemed to work for me


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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2018, 08:19:18 AM »
greetings..

new upper and lower fork bushings keep the innards properly aligned and will keep fork seals from going whack before their time...

once the innards are 100%... do what delboy is doing... then quit your freaking and commence motobricking...

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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2018, 10:41:23 AM »
Hope that'll work?
Hope.  :hehehe If the tubes were equal height in the triple tree and you could push the axle into position by hand without pounding it in, it worked.
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Re: Bringing back a '95 K1100LT with 9800 miles
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2018, 12:53:35 PM »
Took her out this weekend with a friend. Turned over 10k miles..sniff* my baby is growing up

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