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Offline island_boy

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'92 K100RS back on the road
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:21:45 PM »
Well, after springing a fuel leak right at the fuel rail bend this spring, and being busier than ever with work and family, I finally got around to tearing apart my '92 K100RS and putting on a new fuel line.

I was ecstatic to find that I'd just filled the tank, so out came a jerry can from my Jeep and about 3 gals of fuel syphoned out...  got to use my cool shake syphon, so there's a win for science.

Drained the tank, removed it, and fitted a new line.  Easier than I thought it'd be, I should have done this months ago.  Of course since I didn't keep it on the tender, I got to put in a new battery today, as well, so gutted her further.





Refilled the leaky front brake m/c (will need to rebuild that soon, just doing what the PO's did for 114k miles).





Now she starts, stops, and runs like before!

Love this 114k K-bike...

  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: '92 K100RS back on the road
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 08:26:47 PM »
The 16 valve K100RS is a sweet machine when they are running right.  I'm on my second one now, and it's finally coming into it's own and running like my old one did.  I really like this late 80's technology.  Hope you enjoy yours as much.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
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Offline island_boy

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Re: '92 K100RS back on the road
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 08:32:05 PM »
This is a $1700 ebay special I bought a few years ago out of Charlotte, NC, and had shipped to me in Auburn, AL.

It had 112k on it when I got it, and I've put about 1k/yr on it since I've had it - until the fuel line aged and cracked at the fuel rail, no issues other than a battery a year or so ago.

So far everything works.  I'm told this highly modified and high mileage K100RS is a former Iron Butt bike, known as the "Pancake House Special".  The PO/Builder loved pancakes, evidently, and loved to ride thousands of miles to get them.  :-)

So far we're really loving this sport tourer!

Thanks for the reply!
  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: '92 K100RS back on the road
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 09:02:27 PM »
"Pancake House Special"...

Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, is how I get to the states where I can get my Waffle House grits fix.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline island_boy

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Re: '92 K100RS back on the road
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 01:41:55 PM »
Hah, I'm from Atlanta, GA - home of Waffle House!  I have been to WH #1!!  :-)



My mobile office for the morning - local coffee shop next to the cafe.

I don't know how you do it up there in the North...  you have great riding weather, but I'm hooked on southern BBQ, Dukes Mayo, Grits (as you mentioned), fried green tomatoes...

  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

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