Author Topic: "Revive" (1985 K100 Street Scrambler Build, not a Cafe Racer)  (Read 67860 times)

Offline Postman

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Re: 'Triple S' (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #375 on: April 08, 2019, 05:48:31 AM »
Thanks again!!!
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #376 on: April 15, 2019, 12:50:10 PM »
Unable to obtain exact replacements for the broken thermistors and unable to find a work around, I removed the working thermistors from the faulty sender and the faulty ones from the working sender then combined the two together - I now have a working fuel light at 4L. This concludes the bike build.








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Offline Laitch

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #377 on: April 15, 2019, 01:30:45 PM »
Unable to obtain exact replacements for the broken thermistors and unable to find a work around, I removed the working thermistors from the faulty sender and the faulty ones from the working sender then combined the two together - I now have a working fuel light at 4L. This concludes the bike build.
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #378 on: April 17, 2019, 08:43:39 AM »
Pipeburn featured my Moto: https://www.pipeburn.com/home/2019/04/17/special-k-1985-bmw-k100.html


Photography by Niall Porter Photography: https://www.facebook.com/niallporterphoto/

Thanks to everyone who assisted me throughout the build  :2thumbup:















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Offline duckytran

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #379 on: April 17, 2019, 09:35:08 AM »
Superb build David! You've hit the big time with Pipeburn. Love the pic of you in motion. Hopefully, you won't put her up for cheap bidding anytime soon.  :clap: :clap: :bmwsmile 
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #380 on: April 17, 2019, 03:22:12 PM »
Superb build David! You've hit the big time with Pipeburn. Love the pic of you in motion. Hopefully, you won't put her up for cheap bidding anytime soon.  :clap: :clap: :bmwsmile

Thank you, Sir! Yeah, I’m pretty pleased, once I saw the photos from the shoot I though “these need shared”

Hmmm, not sure I’ll ever let her go now.
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Offline duckytran

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #381 on: April 17, 2019, 04:47:48 PM »
Thank you, Sir! Yeah, I’m pretty pleased, once I saw the photos from the shoot I though “these need shared”

Hmmm, not sure I’ll ever let her go now.


You can accumulate like me. That's if the wife permits. One K-bike, 2 airheads, and a Vespa. I just finished this baby.
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #382 on: April 17, 2019, 05:09:20 PM »

You can accumulate like me. That's if the wife permits. One K-bike, 2 airheads, and a Vespa. I just finished this baby.

That’s a cracking shot! I’d love to do an airhead next, or at least just something nice and easy with carbs!
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #383 on: April 22, 2019, 07:56:22 AM »
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Offline natalena

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #384 on: April 22, 2019, 10:40:45 AM »
Thanks for taking us along on the journey! Well thought out and integrated build, with great images. Congrats.
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #385 on: April 26, 2019, 08:04:19 AM »
Thanks for taking us along on the journey! Well thought out and integrated build, with great images. Congrats.

You're all very welcome, it's been a pleasure. Thanks to the Motobrick family as a whole and the site for allowing me a platform to document  :2thumbup:


The bike has also featured in Bikebound: http://www.bikebound.com/2019/04/24/revive-bmw-k100-street-scrambler/








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Offline Markus77

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #386 on: April 26, 2019, 08:17:13 AM »
Amazing job!! Absolutely beautiful bike - enjoy riding it:)
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #387 on: April 26, 2019, 08:20:48 AM »
Amazing job!! Absolutely beautiful bike - enjoy riding it:)

Thank you for the kind words, Markus!  :2thumbup:
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #388 on: April 30, 2019, 03:43:54 PM »
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Offline daveson

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #389 on: May 01, 2019, 02:38:37 AM »
Wow, what a massive project!

You have definitely learnt a stack about bricks with this build.

Good job, that bag is a great idea too. That triangle bit often looks odd,  but on your bike it's a natural.
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #390 on: May 15, 2019, 06:43:58 AM »
Wow, what a massive project!

You have definitely learnt a stack about bricks with this build.

Good job, that bag is a great idea too. That triangle bit often looks odd,  but on your bike it's a natural.

Thanks, Dave. Yeah, its been a quick learning curve but lots of knowledge gained both in this forum and the garage, I reckon I could do another much quicker, I have one wrapped up at the bottom of my garden actually..

I'm pleased with the frame bags, I have seen someone who sells leather triangle bags butt the three points seemed quite aggressive and i felt a flat lower line would flow better - they are damn handy for spare fuses, hose clips and such like.
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #391 on: May 21, 2019, 09:15:48 AM »
I got invited along to join a secret FB group who go on a yearly weekend ride out. I blasted some 675 miles around the Isle of Skye and some other parts of the West Coast of Scotland over three days with 13 other bikes and 15 riders/pillions and have made many new friends, needless to say I'm now completely hooked on this biking malarkey, such great fun!

That's 2742 miles complete since the build was finished. The group were mostly riding super naked's and were really quick but the K kept up fantastically well, even on the Scout tires and even in the rain. The bike seemed popular and many seemed impressed that it was still in their mirrors even in the twisties!





















































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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #392 on: May 21, 2019, 09:28:15 AM »
A couple of hundred miles or so riding in the rain didn't seem to do the K very well and I decided it was time to add the rear fender. I had originally factored this into the original design of the build but when trial fitting it looked a little agricultural so I didn't run with it, however, functionality and reliability over looks/style take precedence so I set to work cutting down the rear fender to fit and trimming a little off the sides to blend up to the top of the frame. This should keep the wet, and anything else from battering some of the electrical components.















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Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #393 on: May 21, 2019, 09:37:30 AM »
While the fresh paint on the fender bracket was drying I took a look around the filthy moto to access the weekends road damage and came across the below - Does this mean i'll need to replace the crankshaft to timing cover seal and likely the timing cover gasket? It was a new seal, is it possible its leaking because I incorrectly seated it at the correct depth?



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Offline natalena

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #394 on: May 21, 2019, 02:48:51 PM »
While the fresh paint on the fender bracket was drying I took a look around the filthy moto to access the weekends road damage and came across the below - Does this mean i'll need to replace the crankshaft to timing cover seal and likely the timing cover gasket? It was a new seal, is it possible its leaking because I incorrectly seated it at the correct depth?





Looks like some pup marked it and said "this bad-ass ride is MINE now!"   Great pics, and looked like a stellar outing.
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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #395 on: May 21, 2019, 02:58:29 PM »
Like natalena, I'm not convinced that stain was caused by oil coming from within the cover, especially if there isn't an oil track leading downward below the cover. Remove it from the cover and see if it reappears.
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https://tinyurl.com/RillRider

Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #396 on: May 22, 2019, 05:45:40 AM »
Looks like some pup marked it and said "this bad-ass ride is MINE now!"   Great pics, and looked like a stellar outing.

Good shout, you're probably right! It was a great weekend, tiring but great banter with a great group/mix of people.

Like natalena, I'm not convinced that stain was caused by oil coming from within the cover, especially if there isn't an oil track leading downward below the cover. Remove it from the cover and see if it reappears.

Ok, Laitch, I'll give it a was and see what like.
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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #397 on: May 22, 2019, 03:51:43 PM »
I'll give it a was and see what like.
You shouldn't write with your mouth full. :giggles
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 77,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
https://tinyurl.com/RillRider

Offline DJEwen

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #398 on: May 24, 2019, 04:18:57 AM »
You shouldn't write with your mouth full. :giggles

:giggles *wash



Confirmed - Dog Piss... Phew. :giggles
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Offline natalena

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Re: "Revive" (Street Scrambler Build)
« Reply #399 on: May 24, 2019, 06:54:32 AM »

Confirmed - Dog Piss... Phew. :giggles
And somewhere out there is a dejected Boxer telling his mates "Honest, it was MY super-rad brick, and it's nicked already! Gone!"
Good to hear it wasn't a cat, as they do devious shite.
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  • 1987 K75s #0919
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