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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by szabgab on Today at 03:23:37 AM »
My intention for this test was for you to perform it in the garage, while the bike is on the centrestand and at a standstill.  You've done the first part of the test which should give you a good idea of the "normal" resistance to spinning the wheel.  Take off the rear callipers and tie it to the frame.  Now the brake rotor cannot be hindered by the pads or other brake parts.  Spin the wheel again.  Was it easier this time, much easier?  Was it as hard to spin?  Were there any telltale noises from the driveline that might suggest parts interfering?  Answers to these questions will lead you to the problem.

It's not necessary to put your safety at risk to complete these basic diagnosis tests.

Rbm, thank you for clarification. I have done that, just forgot to mention it in my comment, without the caliper the wheel spins better, not forever obviously, as the driveline is in the way. There are no undue noises whilst doing that. I have taken the bike for a ride outside town where I can safely moto around without a rear brake, and the rotor without ANY braking whatsoever got lukewarm. given, that the outside temp was in the low 20 C's, it should have been stone cold, so I still do have drag. I will wait a tad, like a tankful, if the situation is getting better and if the pads embed themselves a bit more. If not, I will take the mc apart once again to make sure, I have cleaned it as spotless, as possible...
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The Motobrick Workshop / butt comfort
« Last post by pinhead on Today at 12:46:03 AM »
My 85 krt100 seat is great.  Its attractively designed, tough as nails, easy to open and remove.  Only problem is its like sitting on an 8 inch pine board with a skimpy amount of padding.  Of all the motorcycle seats I have sat on except for the tiny bikes, this has got to be the most uncomfortable.  1-1 1/2 hour ride and I have to stop, not because of fatigue but a big pain in my ass!  I have bikes i ride as small as 350 cc and their seats are way more comfortable.  Anybody have any luck aftermarket cushions or should I chuck the the whole seat?
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Welcome To Motobrick.Com / Hello from Ecuador
« Last post by Areshuan on October 17, 2018, 11:34:02 PM »
Hello everybody.
I am knew to this forum and also new owning a k1100rs after owning 2 oilheads.
The bike was stored 17 years so it’s a mess at the fuel and brake department.
Apart from that it is in impecable condition.
This group has been invaluable. 
Thank you and I will be posting soon

Alex
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This place is starting to do lots of K bike parts, ones that are hard to find elsewhere like RS front indicator lenses etc


https://www.tills.de/
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Welcome To Motobrick.Com / Re: Hi from Finland
« Last post by Areshuan on October 17, 2018, 11:05:30 PM »
Great video .  And lovely place to ride.  I am also new.  Welcome
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Welcome To Motobrick.Com / Re: Parts Guidance ~ Read This Before Posting About Parts
« Last post by Areshuan on October 17, 2018, 11:01:00 PM »
https://www.kfm-motorraeder.de/cms/en

Has great prices.  I have heard good things about them.
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Project Custom Motobricks / Re: Triple S
« Last post by Filmcamera on October 17, 2018, 07:59:20 PM »
Bikes like yours leave me feeling very torn. Basically I like K bikes kept original but that looks just amazing. It also looks practical and useable which is a huge plus.  Great job!
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by Laitch on October 17, 2018, 06:32:45 PM »
This thread, and the attached video, inspired me to go riding today for the express purpose of palpating the rear rotor on my moto. As it turned out, I rode through a 40º rain shower to Montpelier where I was greeted at the Down Home Cafe with a hot cup of coffee and a piece of pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream.

Maybe tomorrow I'll remember to touch the rear rotor.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by rbm on October 17, 2018, 06:04:54 PM »
Yes it does spin, even if with a slight drag. This I would consider to be a job well done, if not for the piping hot rotor and bad fuel consumption. Next time I will try to ride without ANY rear brake (will be tricky, as my bike travels in the city nearly exclusively) and see if it heats up at all...
My intention for this test was for you to perform it in the garage, while the bike is on the centrestand and at a standstill.  You've done the first part of the test which should give you a good idea of the "normal" resistance to spinning the wheel.  Take off the rear callipers and tie it to the frame.  Now the brake rotor cannot be hindered by the pads or other brake parts.  Spin the wheel again.  Was it easier this time, much easier?  Was it as hard to spin?  Were there any telltale noises from the driveline that might suggest parts interfering?  Answers to these questions will lead you to the problem.

It's not necessary to put your safety at risk to complete these basic diagnosis tests.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75c wiring harness same for all years?
« Last post by Laitch on October 17, 2018, 05:19:57 PM »
On the contrary—you should feel educated. :giggles
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