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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #125 on: January 16, 2023, 08:32:47 PM »
Laitch the great et al: 
So, if I understand why Brickmeisters succumb to "trajecto traborgs"  its a combination of the ( Pan....french word for bread box I prefer to the Deutsche though not allowed here...)  lifting AND then sliding back. My take is that Martin's ingenious block though functional only addresses half the wear problem. If it clamps to the rack in doesn't slide back.  So I score this a 5 of 10 on the Kluge index with 0 being- to buy two new components, $220 and 10 being a few wraps with baling twine. My fix is a fix at best and not something I'd want to explain to a concourse judge at Pebble Beach :nono2: Anyway, this fix looks effective. So I devoted 90 minutes to plastic welding one of MrTenBrook's worn our components ( why experiment on mine, right?) and I think the repair will work.

Plastic welder Amazone $130, is a hopped up soldering iron with a powerfully hot high setting and a spatula end for spruging (technical term) ABS plastic in the form of USA sourced zip ties from Summit Racing. Is all Chinese ABS on par? I think...ok perhaps...

So I spread the plastic like a welding bead. Where not molten it let go when worked. Rough shaping with a Dremel sanding drum. Flats  leveled with a fresh sharp rasp. 

Mom's calling me to dinner. One wheel repainted, center stand painted and ready to install. Lock tight?
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #126 on: January 16, 2023, 09:37:34 PM »
Another part of my fix in order to stop movement which leads to wear was to glue a strip of 2.25 mm thick insertion rubber into the channel of the pannniers.
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #127 on: January 16, 2023, 09:58:25 PM »
Another part of my fix in order to stop movement which leads to wear was to glue a strip of 2.25 mm thick insertion rubber into the channel of the pannniers.
Regards Martin.

Hey Martin! Great fix!  2.25mm thick. Check.
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2023, 02:30:21 AM »
I used what I had in stock don't go too thick. There is now no movement, they are quite firm as compared to previously jiggling about. One of the K Kronies when following me on a rough track said that they had more moves than a Hula dancer.
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #129 on: January 17, 2023, 09:50:05 PM »
Ive yet to try the hula dance....doubting those German engineers with slide rules had that in mind for what in my evolve thinking is an inferior design....And by the way my Goldwing bobbins are rock solid at 80k...though perhaps PO did a brake job but I digress.
Center stand is detailed and ready for install..then starter, alternator, ABS brain, battery.  Big snow on the way so here's a chance to really move this beasty forward...Cheers and always a pleasure to hear from Martin way off yonder.  Johnny you alive?



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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #130 on: January 22, 2023, 09:09:36 PM »
Tonight I disassembled the front suspension tubes.This is my first peek inside. "euwww sludge"...

Can you identify the non oem cartridge components I have here? Those look good, but from the sludge i removed from the right slider I wasn't too surprised to find the bushings show considerable wear.  If you look at my initual post I test rode it on date of purchase and fork oil was liberally flowing past the seal and all over the rotors.

Bushings and miscelaneous sealing o rings add $100 to the tab....no surprise though. And, yes the tab is well past a grand...

Painted the flip side of the front wheel so I'll soon be remounting the front rotors. Rustoleum makes a metal flake "Steel" wheel paint I used here. Really pops.  Center stand received another top coat, installing that next followed by the starter, alternator ABS brain and Battery.  Right or wrong I cut the leads to the ABS controller so I'll be soldering up some insulated spade connections or solder and sleeve them. Opinions?
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #131 on: January 27, 2023, 11:23:12 PM »
Lots of progress on my project today.  Front rotors got installed completing the front wheel.  I mounted the center stand after topping up all the grease fittings and fitting rubber caps.  I tried out my new fabrication vice- gripping my calipers so I could split them, ultrasonic clean and extract four seized pistons.  While I wait for gold plated suspension parts I repainted the fork sliders. More tomorrow.
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #132 on: January 28, 2023, 09:20:41 AM »
Dang!  That's some purdy stuff you got there.
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #133 on: January 28, 2023, 12:35:44 PM »
Gryph, that’s kind. 
So I learned a few things from restoring my bobbins so I’ll take a moment to describe some of my faux pas.  I drive school bus, and made a faux pas yesterday turning around on an icy rural intersection. I needed only a short tug to regain traction.  It was a lot like this job.  Don’t rush, be patient… Think the whole job through before you proceed if you wish to only do the install once: 

If both tips of the e -clip are NOT engaged in the bobbin slot and you force the clip you can over stretch it change its shape and ruin it… Don’t ask! 
The washer ID matches the bobbin’s.  If you slide the washer offset into the slot a wide gap, a smile where with just a bit o down pressure both sides of the clip can engage.  From there it’s a simple matter of firmly pressing the clips home.
 
After a few it goes quicker…after mounting the rotors backwards you can throw one together in minutes. 

I have two resistant caliper piston to extract after a morning in the ultrasonic bath.  Here goes.  Editing here at bed time after 24 hour ultrasonic pounding all 4 recalcitrant pistons released.  once they were proud I just gripped and twiste wiht a channel locks. 

Starter, alternator and ABS pump/battery mount next. 3-4 foot drift across my drive so Sunday is a shop day here.
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  • 94' K75S, 85' GL1200 Aspencade, 96' VFR750F, 01' GL1800. Restoring: 95' K1100RS, 83' R80RT NEW: Motorvation Formula II
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Re: Restoration: 1995 K1100RS for under a grand?
« Reply #134 on: January 28, 2023, 08:38:17 PM »
I hit that same snag installing bobbins on a pair of R bike rotors, very easy mistake to not have the washer installed properly.

Edit to add: You might look into filament for 3D printers for some good quality plastics for welding, there are some fiber reinforced spools available out there. 
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