Author Topic: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs  (Read 7748 times)

Offline Arktasian

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2021, 01:36:33 PM »
Its hard to see from your photos, but the braid hose connecting to the turbo drain elbow doesn't appear to have a check valve at that location. You know you need it right down at the turbo - as anything above will allow slow bleed down into the cartridge and then you're right back to start up smoke show again. Could be you haven't added it, or doesn't show up in photos?
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Offline K_grendell

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2021, 03:19:33 PM »
Iíve got one that will be going in as a safety. I was experimenting with my scavenge pump location before adding in those fittings and valve. When I turn the bike off I let the pump run for 20 seconds to pull the oil out and didnít have any issues while I was testing before the weather went bad on me.
  • Worcester, MA
Current bikes:
1987 k75s
1979 Vespa px200
1969 mz es-250 trophy
1997ducati 748
2007 ducati multistrada 1100s

Offline samih

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2021, 08:33:57 AM »
Hmm, read a bit about RB Racing and they really know what they are talking about regarding turbo K bikes. It's quite a tantalizing thought that you can even in practice still go to buy a new turbo kit for a 80's K100... And that the engines are seriously overbuilt from the factory with forged pistons etc. etc.

Excellent project you are having here!
  • Co. Kildare, Ireland
  • 1992 K75 RT, 2012 R1200 GS Rallye (previously Honda XRV750, Suzuki DL1000, DL650, DL1000A)

Offline Laitch

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2021, 11:14:17 AM »
Hmm, read a bit about RB Racing and they really know what they are talking about regarding turbo K bikes. It's quite a tantalizing thought that you can even in practice still go to buy a new turbo kit for a 80's K100...
It's only a thought. According to their current Products page, they are only making turbo kits for Harleys now, and after reading their Eat Shit page, I could understand prospective clients' reluctance to interrupt their flow.  :laughing4-giggles:
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  • 1995 K75 89,000 miles

Offline K_grendell

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2021, 12:43:41 PM »
They unfortunately no longer make kits or service them.  It was told to me by the owner all of the jigs to make the kits where destroyed and they have no interest in the old bmw stuff anymore.
  • Worcester, MA
Current bikes:
1987 k75s
1979 Vespa px200
1969 mz es-250 trophy
1997ducati 748
2007 ducati multistrada 1100s

Offline samih

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2021, 01:29:30 AM »
Ah, some dreams will indeed have to remain dreams.

But what this thread has definitely reaffirmed me is that my first impressions, after owning my first ever Brick this year, are true: These older specimens really are a dream to come true as far as solid engineering and non cost optimization are considered.
  • Co. Kildare, Ireland
  • 1992 K75 RT, 2012 R1200 GS Rallye (previously Honda XRV750, Suzuki DL1000, DL650, DL1000A)

Offline K_grendell

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Re: Luftmeister turbo k100 rs
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2021, 06:48:25 PM »
Yeah...rb stopped making kits years ago and no longer services them or has any desire to do so, but finding a bike with one and getting it going or building a custom setup honestly isnít too hard with todayís technology. I was able to re-engineer a lot of what they did from research to get this one going as it was missing some bits.

On a better note it finally stopped snowing in New England so I could get back to work on my paint instead of plowing. I can wait to finish wet sanding and clean the garage.
  • Worcester, MA
Current bikes:
1987 k75s
1979 Vespa px200
1969 mz es-250 trophy
1997ducati 748
2007 ducati multistrada 1100s
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