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Repair Guidance / Re: gurgling sound when cooling down, K75RT
« Last post by stokester on Today at 05:49:14 PM »
and for future reference: in the interim, I flipped the inner gasket and reinstalled the cap and everything worked fine for 300 miles. The gasket's shape has a retention feature which, when installed correctly, revents it from falling off the cap as you are handling it. I wouldn't recommend this as a long term fix but it worked fine for the week + that I waited for the new part to arrive.


Gotta get every good weather day in!!!!!
I'll be checking mine this spring when I do a coolant change. :2thumbup:
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FS WTB WTT ~ Bikes ~ Parts ~ Gear / FS: 1996 K1100RS $500
« Last post by solares on Today at 04:50:49 PM »
1996 K1100RS.  59k miles.  $500.  Located in Oakland, CA. 
It was run into a ditch five years ago.  I bought it with the intent to rebuild.  Frame, forks, and wheels are straight.  I replaced the cylinder head cover, timing case cover, timing chain, and chain tensioner.  After getting it all back together, it would not start, no spark.  I moved my shop, bought another k-bike, and lost interest.  I had the fairing repaired and repainted, although some of the paint is already chipped.  Cases included though one of the latches is broken and another is missing the lock cylinder.  I have the Virginia title and paperwork from the California DMV.  It needs to be brought back to DMV for a VIN check. 
pics at https://photos.app.goo.gl/QX8sOYYRiGqhPehO2
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Repair Guidance / Re: gurgling sound when cooling down, K75RT
« Last post by DavidATL on Today at 03:39:55 PM »
and for future reference: in the interim, I flipped the inner gasket and reinstalled the cap and everything worked fine for 300 miles. The gasket's shape has a retention feature which, when installed correctly, revents it from falling off the cap as you are handling it. I wouldn't recommend this as a long term fix but it worked fine for the week + that I waited for the new part to arrive.


Gotta get every good weather day in!!!!!
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Repair Guidance / Re: gurgling sound when cooling down, K75RT
« Last post by DavidATL on Today at 01:00:20 PM »
In addition to the cleaning up the gunk in the filler neck, I replaced the radiator cap to renew the gasket materials. One of them had taken a shape set (see above). I believe that my gurgling noise was caused by either that or a misplaced chunk of gunk from the filler neck. Everything seems to be running well now. Tests fine sitting still warmed to the point of the cooling fan starting to cycle. Rode 100 miles - no issues.


The prior cap was of the new design but there has since been an even newer design. The attached images shows them side by side. The newest one is dry, the older but 'new design' is wet. The newest design has a collar around the inner gasket material which I supposed helps the seal not squish out. This makes for a more robust seal.
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Photographic Ride Reports / Re: Poas Volcano 12-17
« Last post by Chaos on Today at 12:14:41 PM »
cute elf!
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Photographic Ride Reports / Poas Volcano 12-17
« Last post by Filmcamera on Today at 11:54:20 AM »
This morning I took a ride through the twisties to Poas Volcano.. well at least I tried to .  I got with in 5 miles and found the way barred and the road closed because the volcanoe was erupting and emitting lots of noxious gasses.

The closed road was protected by one of Santa's elves and a fake old Army Jeep - only in Costa Rica.

It was a lovely ride and great views. The bikes is still running a little rough at times (though the fact that I ended up at over 7,000 feet might have had something to do with that) but all in all doing great!











This is the route I took tracked on Rever

https://a.rever.co/rides/770798

Is there a better way to de-stress than a couple of hours of fun solo riding on a Sunday morning?
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NM ~ Not Mine - Just Compeled To Post It Up / Re: wtf Chris Harris?
« Last post by duckhawk on Today at 09:44:57 AM »
Chris Harris, LONG MAY YOU RUN.   :mm
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FS WTB WTT ~ Bikes ~ Parts ~ Gear / Re: FS: 95 K75
« Last post by duckhawk on Today at 09:42:11 AM »
Scout fairing paint is in very good condition. I planned on painting it. Mounting hardware is rock solid.
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Project Custom Motobricks / Re: The MechaniK
« Last post by Gabi Nicolae on Today at 02:55:15 AM »
7075 aluminium. Good stuff, but please do not weld anything to it. The high alloy content makes it very susceptible to stress corrosion cracking once taken out of the T7xx temper at which it is supplied. I would not even bake the paint, but use catalyzed paint !
Thanks for the concerns. Actually there is nothing to be welded on the triple clamps, just pure cnc machining. The finishing will be anodizing, as the rest of the aluminum parts.
To have more info about what we are doing you are welcome to visit www.taifunoffroad.ro, our business website.
Here you have the triple clamps 7075 material :)

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Rust free up here is the Prairies. There's no salt on the roads in winter because the salt water freezes, brrr.  :yow
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