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Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3800 on: July 23, 2019, 09:42:59 PM »
The Iconic 22 l I got was $200.00 on ebay and included the metal base. What it did not include was the teeny BMW badge on the back so now that is next on my list.

What I did with my motobrick today was take it for a 500 km round trip to the lovely town of Ignace. Under 4 hours driving time on a nice smooth asphalt 20-lane. I won't say how much under!

A stop along the way:



Note the sign in the background: "From here all streams flow north into the Arctic Ocean".

BTW my over temp light did not light up at all! (more on that, on the other thread :) )
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Offline Martin

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3801 on: July 24, 2019, 05:13:04 AM »
I decided to replace my instrument backlight globes/bulbs/globus illuminatus with LED's. LED specialist shop wanted $12.00 ea in green I decided maybe green wasn't my colour so I went to the only two electronics shops locally Altronics and Jaycar. Altronics only had standard globes/bulbs/ globus illuminatus, Jaycar had LED's in white, red or blue so I went for blue. I had to remove the whole fairing seat and slide back the tank then remove the instrument cluster. I had spare holders so I used a 9v battery and marked the + side with a small white marker on the 5 pod lights.

I removed the back of the cluster and removed the old lights. I then proceeded to scrape all the pin on the connectors with a small scalpel and clean with DeoxIT. This was the real reason for pulling the instrument cluster as the GPI was occasionally having a mental blank. With the new lights in I connected the plugs with the back still off and rotated the lights until I had the correct polarity. I then marked the polarity on the circuit board. The old globes/bulbs that I removed had little green removable condoms on them even though the instrument lighting appeared white. All up it took about 4 hours hopefully I have fixed the funky GPI.
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Offline daveson

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3802 on: July 24, 2019, 09:03:40 AM »
What an awesome leading lady name for 007.


There is a lawyer here in Victoria in deep trouble at the moment, who had a leg on each side of the fence,  her name, Gobbo. I hear they're  making a movie about the saga. It's a tall order,  but that has the ingredients  for a better movie than Chopper.
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Offline BlitzenGruv

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3803 on: July 25, 2019, 12:09:40 AM »
FWIW: I guess I understand baggage porn, but my soft saddle and tail bags cost less than half of your coveted tail box and they serve the purpose.
Today I took the K out for a shakedown cruise with the new tires. I'm happy. It shifts better with the rear splines and drive lubed. The new Metzelers work very well, though I didn't really test my skills in the corners.
The last stretch of road is replete with tar snakes. Don't know what y'all are on about, I barely notice them.
Then I parked the K and rode the Trident to the pub.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3804 on: July 25, 2019, 01:47:15 AM »
FWIW: I guess I understand baggage porn, but my soft saddle and tail bags cost less than half of your coveted tail box and they serve the purpose.
Today I took the K out for a shakedown cruise with the new tires. I'm happy. It shifts better with the rear splines and drive lubed. The new Metzelers work very well, though I didn't really test my skills in the corners.
The last stretch of road is replete with tar snakes. Don't know what y'all are on about, I barely notice them.
Then I parked the K and rode the Trident to the pub.
Hi. What do you think of the K compared with a decent British bike?
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Offline Skunky

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3805 on: July 25, 2019, 01:50:09 PM »
Did a few jobs this week. Checked and tested the fan circuits as it has never came on since I bought her. Turned out everything was good. Temp sender working, relays working. Just not getting hot enough!. I decided to fit a fan overide switch for my own peace of mind.
I also adjusted the BEP switches for the fuel light to come on at 4liters. I have a fuel gauge on the Chinese Speedo so it 's not important but I did put a fuel light into the build.
Put her back together for the MOT (NO REAR LIGHT!!!!) 💩💩💩
Checked through the. Circuitry and no voltage coming from the bulb monitor. Which I don't really need as I have Led's.
Bulb monitor bypass comp!eted. All ok so took her for the test.
Which it failed because the tester thought the throttle was sticking when in fact  it was just the adjuster screw under the throttle. PASSED  😁
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Offline billday

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3806 on: July 25, 2019, 02:53:37 PM »
Just not getting hot enough!

From what I read they are fixing that for you. Enjoy the hottest weather ever recorded in Europe!
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3807 on: July 28, 2019, 05:26:27 PM »
Weather was hot, good enough for doing this.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3808 on: July 28, 2019, 05:42:19 PM »
And put in a new switch for the front brake.
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Offline daveson

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3809 on: July 29, 2019, 02:57:13 AM »
So the bricks going better than brexit then?
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3810 on: July 29, 2019, 09:33:59 AM »
Better than the T.V, mate.
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Offline BlitzenGruv

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3811 on: August 05, 2019, 11:00:25 PM »
On the weekend I rode the K down to Two Wheels of Suches in north Georgia to camp with a group of friends. I met most of them through British bike meets, but we had a full compliment of different bikes. My K100, an R75/6, a custom /2 with a /5 engine and sidecar, one old Triumph, two new Triumphs, and  a Honda.
We were blessed with mostly dry weather and those lovely mountain roads.
Had lunch at a BBQ place with the slogan, "You can smell our butts for miles."

Hi. What do you think of the K compared with a decent British bike?
Georgia hwy 180 is a hell of a lot more fun on a Triumph! The K100 is nice enough on a road where I can stay in fourth gear all day, but it shifts like a bike with a loose chain, and for some reason it handles right corners with more confidence than left.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3812 on: August 06, 2019, 02:09:40 AM »
On the weekend I rode the K down to Two Wheels of Suches in north Georgia to camp with a group of friends. I met most of them through British bike meets, but we had a full compliment of different bikes. My K100, an R75/6, a custom /2 with a /5 engine and sidecar, one old Triumph, two new Triumphs, and  a Honda.
We were blessed with mostly dry weather and those lovely mountain roads.
Had lunch at a BBQ place with the slogan, "You can smell our butts for miles."
Georgia hwy 180 is a hell of a lot more fun on a Triumph! The K100 is nice enough on a road where I can stay in fourth gear all day, but it shifts like a bike with a loose chain, and for some reason it handles right corners with more confidence than left.
eah, k bikes are boring, mate.
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Offline Skunky

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3813 on: August 10, 2019, 05:05:15 AM »
Pulled the Exhaust . Have a bit of fuel leaking on pot 4 and some of the paint on the rear pipe was blistering. When I did the build I shortened the can and refitted the end using a screw system. The power of the gasses tends to loosen said screws so I had the end welded proprley and I will repaint with VHT paint and then see how it looks. Pictures when I can be arsed.   
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3814 on: August 10, 2019, 12:34:02 PM »
Finally got around to replacing the brake lines on the '97.....after I procrastinated to the point of a burst line... uggh.  I guess I got all the life out of them after 22yrs.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3815 on: August 10, 2019, 01:01:52 PM »
I connected the 2 outer pins in the 4-way flasher connector (under left side of tank near the frame grounding point) to a switch on my dashboard pad. I now have 4-way flashers but can never remember to use them.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3816 on: August 11, 2019, 03:10:31 AM »
Rode it!
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3817 on: August 11, 2019, 06:35:13 AM »
Rode it!

That should be a given.... lol 
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Offline Skunky

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3818 on: August 11, 2019, 11:58:13 AM »
Finally got around to replacing the brake lines on the '97.....after I procrastinated to the point of a burst line... uggh.  I guess I got all the life out of them after 22yrs.

Still have the originals lines as far as I can see. 1990 bike.
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3819 on: August 11, 2019, 06:09:42 PM »
That should be a given.... lol
you ainít seen the weather, here!
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Offline Skunky

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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3820 on: August 12, 2019, 05:03:51 AM »
you ainít seen the weather, here!
Good today though Soggs  :motopopo
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3821 on: August 12, 2019, 09:35:29 AM »
Good today though Soggs  :motopopo
Yeah,man!
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Re: What Did You Did To Your Motobrick Today ?
« Reply #3822 on: August 16, 2019, 01:41:03 PM »
Pulled the Exhaust . Have a bit of fuel leaking on pot 4 and some of the paint on the rear pipe was blistering. When I did the build I shortened the can and refitted the end using a screw system. The power of the gasses tends to loosen said screws so I had the end welded proprley and I will repaint with VHT paint and then see how it looks. Pictures when I can be arsed.

Photos of a queered out pipe.

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