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Offline Cromoly

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Café for a k1100
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:26:44 AM »

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Hello everyone from Quebec’s Estren Township.
Here is THE project that has occupied most of my spare timelately..
This is a work in progress, since it was ridden daily last summer,everything was put on hold.
Even if the project is not quite done, The bike turned out to be a superb ride.
 Most of the work was made by me, but i am not afraid to go to professionals if needed. the general idea is set and done, all there is to do now is tidy up.....
This is where it all started....

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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 12:11:55 PM »
Buddy of mine came up with a well maintained k1100lt looking for someone and a place to transform his machine into a café racer. Something to go and have fun on the nice twisty roads we have in our area.
I suggested to roll it into my basement workshop and work on it over winter last year.
Dismantle was a breeze, everything whent off as if it was fastened the day before.
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:32 AM »
Once the clutter was out of the way, we had a good idea of the final idea.
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The back of the frame was cut off also.
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 12:43:38 PM »
The back of the frame was cut off also.

Sigh
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 02:20:09 PM »
Sigh

+1  Another brick sentenced to a slow death.
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 08:20:30 PM »
I would call it a resurrection!
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 08:26:52 PM »
I would call it a resurrection!
When Lazarus was raised from the dead, he didn't come back as Lazbo-man; he came back as Lazarus.

I'd call it a transmogrification.

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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 08:35:34 PM »
Good one!
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 08:53:59 PM »
like previously said, this bike ran like a charm all summer, it handles like no other.
Most of the work was done last winter, and everything else was Zip tye securely in place to be ridden
Until now.
Electrical connections where Good but not to my standards.
I have received good ones from EBay so it is time to replace the crappy ones.
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 09:04:02 PM »

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I think it will be relocated up front, by the radiator.
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 09:29:42 PM »

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I also relocated the ecu, it was bolted in front of the rear tire.
I fabricated brackets out of left overs from the tear down and welded on the frame.

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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2019, 09:30:37 PM »
Mmm upside down images???
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2019, 09:39:48 PM »

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This is the bracket i made last winter for the Motogadjet clock, it did not incorporate any place for a fuel gauge...

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This is the bracket i made for the fuel gauge... its is a very good thing to have a fuel gauge ..   ..
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2019, 09:42:25 PM »

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The final product
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2019, 09:48:34 PM »

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I took the air box out,

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These are going on this bike
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 09:51:30 PM »
But i still have to figure it out
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 10:01:31 PM »
Can’t pass this one up!


But i still have to figure it out
Me too. 
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Offline K1300S

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2019, 08:02:33 AM »
suggest you rethink hard bolting the ecu to the frame.  ecu's are mounted by the factory with vibration insulation for a reason. 
(putting a rubber washer between the ecu and the frame is not vibration insulation)
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Offline Arktasian

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 09:25:10 AM »

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I took the air box out,

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These are going on this bike

"But I still have to figure it out"

If you are removing the stock air box to fit individual cone filters on the inlets, how are you going to accommodate the removal of the MAF sensor that resides in the box, and communicates air flow to the ecu? That is not an optional item, assuming you are maintaining the stock ecu.

Offline Arktasian

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2019, 09:47:09 AM »
On your Weatherpack upgrades, you might want to utilize a proper crimp tool as those pins require a folded shape on the fitment, when properly set on the stripped wire. Although that type of connector is rather simple and forgiving, introduced distortion to the male or female side pins may lead to improper "marriage" and electrical behaviour. See below:

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2019, 11:36:13 AM »
If you are removing the stock air box to fit individual cone filters on the inlets, how are you going to accommodate the removal of the MAF sensor that resides in the box, and communicates air flow to the ecu?
The K1100 engines don't have a volume air flow sensor in there like 8V engines have. The gizmo in Cromoly's photo is part of the crankcase ventilation system. From what I've read, the Motronic uses air temperature and throttle position as part of fuel mixture calculation. That is part of what Cromoly will need to figure out.
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Offline Arktasian

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2019, 01:25:58 PM »
The K1100 engines don't have a volume air flow sensor in there like 8V engines have. The gizmo in Cromoly's photo is part of the crankcase ventilation system. From what I've read, the Motronic uses air temperature and throttle position as part of fuel mixture calculation. That is part of what Cromoly will need to figure out.

I stand corrected. :embarass:

Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2019, 09:57:06 PM »
Thanks for your feedback ! 😁 i appreciate your Feedback!
On your Weatherpack upgrades, you might want to utilize a proper crimp tool as those pins require a folded shape on the fitment, when properly set on the stripped wire. Although that type of connector is rather simple and forgiving, introduced distortion to the male or female side pins may lead to improper "marriage" and electrical behaviour)
You are absolutely right , i was not even aware of this tool!wow.
I did solder every wire to its pin and when inserted I made shire they « clicked » in place .
Good to have tool!!! It makes sense.
Thanks for the info!
I am ordering one. Now.
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2019, 10:00:55 PM »
suggest you rethink hard bolting the ecu to the frame.  ecu's are mounted by the factory with vibration insulation for a reason. 
(putting a rubber washer between the ecu and the frame is not vibration insulation)

Thanks, i thought of this, and will reuse grommets from salvage to insolate vibrations. Good call.
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Offline Cromoly

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Re: Café for a k1100
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2019, 10:43:10 PM »
Upgrade!
I manage to tuck the headlamp even closer to the fork, and in the process take off even more hardware and brackets.
Here is the « transmogrification« of the headlamp.
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As naked as possible!!
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