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Offline shanedrew

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Questions about making a naked K100
« on: July 17, 2020, 12:21:25 PM »
Hi
I have just been offered a k100 that was originally made with a fairing but it has been removed due to damage. I want to make it into a naked version. Is there any difference in the mounting points on the frame or anything I should be aware of?Like special parts etc unique to the naked model?

The bike is some considerable distance from me. I have seen photographs but not the bike. Therefore I would like to get an idea of what is involved before buying the bike.

Any info would be great.

Best Wishes

Shane
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 01:11:38 PM »
You should get the moto's serial number from the seller to verify the model, date of manufacture and that it isn't stolen.
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Offline alabrew

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 03:06:20 PM »
As you can see, the naked bike has a headlight/instrument cowl and a radiator shroud not found on the RS or RT.
The radiator shroud is held on by the grommets in the tank.

IIRC, there was a thread here or on K100 about someone else doing the same conversion...
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Offline Skunky

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 04:07:08 AM »
Shane - You could always just buy headlamp clamps to fit the forks and any headlight/indicators  you like. The Speedos are already contained in a big box. You could also fit a grill over the radiator. There are lots of customiser's who are trying to part with their fairings so you may be able to replace the plastic quite cheaply if you want. I gave mine away to a BMW spares man in Derby and he may still have them.   
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Offline kris

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 09:38:19 AM »
Hi Shane, just stripped my '86 K100 RT. Too hot with the big fairing. I didn't go nuts on the replacement bits (headlight ears, headlight, used signals and some heavy cage - spray-painted - for the rad protection. I like the plain look of these beasts. Kept all the OE connectors. Have fun!
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Offline kris

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 09:39:49 AM »
The old sideways photos....sorry about that!
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Offline beemuker

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 07:56:04 PM »
The old sideways photos....sorry about that!
It provided a good neck stretch, thanks, could you post some to the other side now.
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Offline daveson

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 08:53:07 PM »
Assume the shirshasanna position (yoga headstand) then you can turn your neck the other way to look at it.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 12:18:55 AM »
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
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Offline daveson

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Re: Questions about making a naked K100
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 12:59:07 AM »
Good one, I think.

Edit; I remember that movie from many moons ago,  it's on TV right now (7pm) in Melbourne.


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You can get a bracket to support the headlight and indicators. I've got one on my black bike.  There is a photo of it (poor focus but anyway)  on the thread "how to ride home when your fuel pump fails" the handlebar looks and feels better too I recon. I think the previous owner told me the handlebar was from an R model BMW.

The indicators are from a v star (or virago, they're the same) I got it that way.
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  • Current;'85 K100RT~100,000km; four other bricks. Past; 1500 Vulcan, V Star 650, KLX 250(dirt bike) TT250(dirt bike)

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