Author Topic: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS  (Read 4534 times)

Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #75 on: April 05, 2018, 10:06:34 PM »
Got the seat on today and finally got all the plastics back on her.  Now if we would just lose the 9" of snow we got that would be great.  Doing the fork oil next and then to find out when the front tire (new) keeps losing air.  I would guess the stem, but who knows....

Thanks again to Johnny for that seat fix idea, worked like a champ!
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2018, 02:22:13 PM »
Mirrors came in, it is nice to have the bike all legal now and ready for the road, tapped the bar holes so the mirrors would fit.  That was an easy job compaired to a lot of the work that needed to be done on the old Brick.

If winter would loosen it's grip on Wisconsin...and he rest of the Mid West.
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Laitch

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2018, 02:23:42 PM »
Mirrors came in, it is nice to have the bike all legal now and ready for the road, tapped the bar holes so the mirrors would fit. 
How about posting some photos of the bike with its new mirrors, and closeups of where they are mounted?
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  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
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Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #78 on: April 12, 2018, 07:05:05 PM »
I will get some pics of them there mirrors in a day or two.  I pulled the tire off her today and have it in the car, take it in and have them remount it and balance it.  There currently no weights on the rim, so I am guessing it needs a little something on there.  I took it down the road again today as the weather today we not too bad, for one day this April.  I still love how the brick just fires right up, sure is a nice feature about these bikes.

I also got the Wisconsin bonded title in the mail today!!!  So even thought she was off the books for 10 yrs she has a title and will be back on the road soon.  Well that is after the snow and all day of freeing rain!!!  Love this early....spring...
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2018, 05:21:02 AM »
Got the tire and rim back from the shop.  Rim needed to be wire brushed as there was a lot of rust on the rim tire mounting surface.  Even though the naked eye can't see it the balancing machine said the rim is bent  :dunno   not happy with that.  Mech used bead sealer and then balanced the tire/rim for me.  I would guess this is a wobble that I will have to be getting a different rim to get rid of.  Got to love project bikes...but they do keep my more or less sane...
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline johnny

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #80 on: April 14, 2018, 08:46:21 AM »
greetings...

all motobrick wheels with enough miles on them are bent... they are soft wheels... all of my wheels are bent that you can see it with the naked eye and no wobble...

j o
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Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #81 on: April 14, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »
Johnny, that is good to know.  The tire "Dot" was also in the wrong place on the rim, so I am guessing that was a big issue as well...but with the current weather, I will not know about riding for some time!  Sorry venting about this wonderful spring weather the Midwest of USA is having.
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #82 on: April 23, 2018, 09:31:12 AM »
Mirrors on the bike.
20180416_155616[1] by Tim Brown, on Flickr
20180416_155606[1] by Tim Brown, on Flickr
20180416_155552[1] by Tim Brown, on Flickr
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Nailhead

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #83 on: April 24, 2018, 10:01:58 AM »
Mirrors on the bike.
20180416_155616[1] by Tim Brown, on Flickr
20180416_155606[1] by Tim Brown, on Flickr
20180416_155552[1] by Tim Brown, on Flickr


That actually looks pretty good, better than I had imagined it would!
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #84 on: April 24, 2018, 01:20:48 PM »
And probably better vision to the rear in the bargain... 

Really, bar mount mirrors and those eBay surface mount LED turn signals can look pretty good on a RS.

Timbox, how's about a photo of the fairing showing the signals and mirrors?
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Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #85 on: May 05, 2018, 08:44:15 AM »
My first brick found a new home last weekend.  A nice guy and his friend are building a stable in the area, so my brick has a new home.
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Laitch

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #86 on: May 05, 2018, 12:21:24 PM »
A nice guy and his friend are building a stable in the area, so my brick has a new home.
Separation or divorce?
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline Timbox

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2018, 07:00:03 PM »
She is gone down the road, no hard feeling but she lives someplace else now....
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • 87 K100 RS
1987 K100RS current project :)
In shed: 07 Bandit 1250, 86 FJ1200, 85 Madura 1200 and KLR650

Offline Laitch

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Re: Giving the old Brick the TLC she needs...87 K100 RS
« Reply #88 on: May 16, 2018, 08:00:30 PM »
Those new mirrors had some mighty power of attraction, I'd say.  :2thumbup:   

  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

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