Author Topic: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick  (Read 25910 times)

Offline FlatSix

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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #200 on: August 17, 2020, 05:24:04 PM »
Not yet, but it is on my list. 
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #201 on: August 27, 2020, 11:14:31 AM »
Got my Carbtune Pro in the mail yesterday.  Will need to get a "t" I suppose for the vacuum line to the regulator.  I will try to not screw this up but remember I am the one who rebuilt a starter to turn backward.  Thanks in advance TMG.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #202 on: August 27, 2020, 11:18:37 AM »
I am the one who rebuilt a starter to turn backward.  Thanks in advance TMG.
It's ok to hang the Carbtune upside down to lessen fluctuation of the bars. It's reading will be accurate in either position.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #203 on: August 27, 2020, 02:41:36 PM »
It's ok to hang the Carbtune upside down to lessen fluctuation of the bars. It's reading will be accurate in either position.

Then there is hope afterall. 
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #204 on: October 05, 2020, 09:07:17 PM »
What a great project.

I am about to start a similar one on a '87 K100LT in the same color like yours.  This is a great!
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #205 on: October 06, 2020, 11:11:24 AM »
Good luck Falco144.  It appears you have a pretty good base to start with. 

Let me know if I can be of any assistance.  It is a rewarding endeavor. 
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #206 on: October 12, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
Jiminy Christmas!  What have I done wrong?

Note:  My picture appears upside down.  I promise the bike is right-side up.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #207 on: October 12, 2020, 05:23:19 PM »
Jiminy Christmas!  What have I done wrong?
If it's engine oil, your O-ring installation failed. Maybe the compression ring was installed with the wrong side facing the O-ring. Maybe it wasn't torqued. If it's transmission fluid, there's a seal leaking. Take a whiff.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #208 on: October 12, 2020, 07:12:18 PM »
It's oil.  Really aggravating since I know I followed all the procedures for installing the o-ring and torqued everything to spec.  I don't suppose this doesn't just happen from sitting?  I moved to a new house and been too busy to do any riding.  It's just been on the center stand for weeks. 
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #209 on: October 12, 2020, 07:22:46 PM »
I don't suppose this doesn't just happen from sitting? 
Take it for a ride and see if it stops leaking.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #210 on: October 12, 2020, 08:28:58 PM »
Take it for a ride and see if it stops leaking.

Worth a shot.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #211 on: October 12, 2020, 11:29:15 PM »
I'm serious, too. Make it as long a ride as possible—a veritable shake-down cruise.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #212 on: October 27, 2020, 11:36:41 AM »
I'm serious, too. Make it as long a ride as possible—a veritable shake-down cruise.

Laitch I hit it pretty hard for a long drive over a week ago and no seepage since then.  Also the old Triumph chopper found a new home with a couple young female tatoo artists.  It's been a good few weeks.  I hope long term to not see any more oil droplets but I think for now I will not be doing any exploratory surgery and just keep riding.  It is getting to be nice riding weather around here :)  Thanks for all the help.
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #213 on: January 05, 2021, 03:36:43 PM »
Good afternoon fellas.

I feel like I need to wrap up this thread and thought I would do so on a good note.  The bike is running exceptional and been doing quite a bit of riding lately, including 2 up.  Nothing leaking thank goodness.  I did install a Ram mount for the phone so I can bluetooth with the Schuberth helmet electronics and it's pretty stable.  Also testing out a TMPS from Amerzon and its more annoying than I thought it would be.  Seems I lose a little air in the front tire and the monitor beeps like crazy.  I suppose it's better to know, but need to address that.  Only lingering issue I have is the fuel gauge isn't working.  I have another if that is the issue or perhaps I will need to get into the sender.  But that really isn't a big deal.  Never had one on my Triumph, nor did the one on my Triumph car from 1978 I had back in college work either. 

I want to say thanks to all those on here who helped, gave advice or tolerated my mistakes.  But in the end she is back to life and on the road and I couldn't be happier about it. 

Cheers!
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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #214 on: January 05, 2021, 05:34:12 PM »
Your bike looks pretty good!  Enjoy the heck out of it while us northerners are locked up for the winter.     

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Re: 1987 K100LT Resto - from bits to brick
« Reply #215 on: January 05, 2021, 06:46:19 PM »
I want to say thanks for the time you've spent to share this inspiring build, which itself was obviously time consuming.

I always have respect when I see an old vehicle where it can be seen that a lot of effort has been made to restore it.
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