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Offline JPaganel

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I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:58:04 PM »
I had a bit of an absence from here for various reasons you guys don't need to know. 

Anyone I was PMing with about buying stuff - I apologize. Life got in the way, as it does.

Anyhoo. I have christened my Brick the Frankenbeemer.  And it's alive!

Starts, runs, drives.  Latest things done to it was replacement of the cover bolt seals and a new crankcase seal - they were leaking. Also, an oil change and a wash to get rid of ghosts of leaks past.

I don't have any sidecovers yet, kinda debating buying vs. making. 

Also, noticed when doing the oil that the bike has a decided starboard list on the centerstand. I think the stand is wonky. Need to look into that.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 09:00:56 PM »
Also, I got a hold of this bit of awesome. 

I think I will have to pull front half of the air duct for it to work. Also, it needs brackets. I haven't been able to find any, might have to make some.

If anyone knows where they might exist, let me know.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 09:17:32 PM »
I'm not positive, because I have not seen that radiator cowl before, but I suspect you need a K75C tank with a couple of pins at the front that the cowl hangs on.

I just bought one of those tanks to get a fuel level float, and will be selling the tank after I get the level sensor out.  If indeed you need it, I can make you a decent deal on it.
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Offline billday

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 09:29:08 PM »
If you replace your center stand,  get the later type that is not made from bent tubing. 
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Offline Laitch

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 09:32:45 PM »
Also, I got a hold of this bit of awesome. 
Post a photo of the inside of the cover.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 09:38:04 PM »
I'm not positive, because I have not seen that radiator cowl before, but I suspect you need a K75C tank with a couple of pins at the front that the cowl hangs on.
You might be right. I thought it was a bracket bolted to the radiator, but that looks about correct.

I just bought one of those tanks to get a fuel level float, and will be selling the tank after I get the level sensor out.  If indeed you need it, I can make you a decent deal on it.
If they are otherwise the same size, that sounds like a swell idea. Bike is headed towards being black anyway.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 10:30:48 PM »
Post a photo of the inside of the cover.

Here ya go.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 12:15:35 AM »
Looks like your radiator cowl has sockets for the pins on the front of the C model tank.

When it gets here later this week I'll take some good photos and make sure it's in good usable shape.  The photos I've seen of the interior look clean.  I know it has some scratches and chips in the paint but no dents, and one of the badges is gone.  It's going to need a paint job.  I'm pretty sure it will work on an RT frame.
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'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline billday

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 09:47:13 AM »
I remember seeing that thing on Max's fiche, when I was a K-bike newbie, and getting all excited about it. (My K100 came to me with all its bodywork long gone.) But I've never seen one, IRL or offered for sale. It's cool to see one out in the wild.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 11:14:35 AM »
I remember seeing that thing on Max's fiche, when I was a K-bike newbie, and getting all excited about it. . . . But I've never seen one . . . offered for sale.
Mark this day in your diary. Lookee!
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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 01:43:50 PM »
Mark this day in your diary. Lookee!

Fancy markup on that thing.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »
Fancy markup on that thing.

It really isn't bad, considering it's a body part for a bike long out of production.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 01:35:49 PM »
So, my new oil sight glass came in just in time for me to realize that the original is not only too cloudy for me to see the oil clearly, but also leaking.

This pressure washing the bike thing is amazing.

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Offline Chaos

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2019, 05:10:13 PM »
Mark this day in your diary. Lookee!

Amazing collection of cafe K parts there, a looper's wet dream.   https://cafe4racer.eu/en/24-bmw-k75-100-1100#
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Offline Laitch

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2019, 05:15:14 PM »
 :laughing-on-ground:
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 07:27:20 PM »
I have a K75C fuel tank that will work with the radiator shroud.  I have it listed in the For Sale section with photos.
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Offline Soggz

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 03:38:54 AM »
So, my new oil sight glass came in just in time for me to realize that the original is not only too cloudy for me to see the oil clearly, but also leaking.

This pressure washing the bike thing is amazing.
You should be careful with pressure washers, as they can force water into places that water wouldn’t normally go...just saying...
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: I'm back, the Brick is getting better.
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2019, 12:58:13 AM »
Put in the new glass.

The old one was pretty loose - I just popped it out with a pocket knife, didn't even have to pry much at all.

I'm not sure if the oil pan gasket is leaking or not. Might do another wash to make sure.
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