Author Topic: 1985 K100RT Flying Frankenstein  (Read 1977 times)

Offline Ar1100s

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1985 K100RT Flying Frankenstein
« on: January 09, 2016, 10:50:15 AM »
I found this in someone's yard, with a price tag I couldn't resist. The story. This was supposed to be a cafe racer conversion. It sat outdoors for a couple of years after some electrics had been redone and some new and used parts had been purchased.  New injector harness etc. No battery of course, frozen brakes, sluggish steering and luckily put on non-op with dmv. Back registration went back to 2010!
After 2 months: rebuilt master cylinder so I now have front and rear breaks, cleaned and regreased steering bearings, seat, tailpiece, headlight. The bike now runs and shifts so smoothly thru all gears. I'm continuing to make it safer. Then it will get a refreshing black paint job.
To be continued......
I have finally completed my rebuild after tearing it down to the clutch and repainted it. Pearlescent black. All new fluids and shifts like a dream. Thanks to everyone who helped with answering questions. This is a great forum!
  • Winnetka ca.
  • R1100S

Offline Laitch

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Re: 1985 K100RT Flying Frankenstein
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 11:16:56 AM »
Those tires have a lot of grip!
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: 1985 K100RT Flying Frankenstein
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 12:28:44 PM »
Man, those cafe conversions sure do make for some economical brick purchases!   
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE