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Title: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: djaysan on October 04, 2019, 09:23:11 AM
Hello! I recently moved to Poland and couldn't resist to acquire this K1100RS 93' after selling my F800R 11' back in Mauritius Island.
I plan to strip it of and make it a flat tracker style after following the thread of a young Hawaiian folk how transformed his Red K100 in his garage.

attached is a picture of my (not so) new baby!

I will need your guidance folks to help me give this beauty a clean and retro look :)
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: E30_Crazy on October 05, 2019, 03:41:16 AM
Every time I see someone stripping a K1100RS in the same color as mine, it ends up being overseas, haha (cost of shipping way higher)
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: billday on October 05, 2019, 07:33:33 AM

I will need your guidance folks to help me give this beauty a clean and retro look :)

It's beautiful the way it is! Find a clapped-out one to desecrate!
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: beemuker on October 05, 2019, 08:00:36 AM
It already has a clean retro look, however if you must chop it up, do a search as there are others that have gone that route and have posted their adventure.
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 09:08:45 AM
It already has a clean retro look . . ..
+1
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 01:04:09 PM
I plan to strip it of and make it a flat tracker style after following the thread of a young Hawaiian folk how transformed his Red K100 in his garage.
Are you referring to this one? It's a K75.
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: djaysan on October 05, 2019, 01:47:18 PM
Every time I see someone stripping a K1100RS in the same color as mine, it ends up being overseas, haha (cost of shipping way higher)

Trust me the picture looks much more clean than real! lot of scratches, cracks, riveted metal on the inside... nobody would take them even for free
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: djaysan on October 05, 2019, 02:08:16 PM
It's beautiful the way it is! Find a clapped-out one to desecrate!

I got it for a very fair price from someone who inherited it from his grandpa' :) kept falling due to the size and weight of the beast - the front brake system need a clean up, the battery is dead and the plastics deserves to be recycled - I will keep the tank for sure and maybe the tail but the rest is in really bad shape :(

It already has a clean retro look, however if you must chop it up, do a search as there are others that have gone that route and have posted their adventure.

I knew I would hear this :) I will do a search and see what part of their route will help me to achieve the look that fits me :)
I once heard that riding something you built yourself feels a lot different...

Are you referring to this one? It's a K75.

Yes! I was amazed how the final result looked like! :)

I don't plan to go for an expensive build with japanese inverted forks, modified rear suspension system or even with a moto gadget something clocks - something relatively simple and clean - I must say that my worst nightmare is to only think about how to attach a small universal speedometer to it :S

Here are some clean inspirations I found online:
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: johnny on October 05, 2019, 02:13:13 PM
greetings...

needs a custom radiator...

j o
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 02:29:05 PM
needs a custom radiator...
But the one in the second photo does seem to have a toilet paper dispenser so how much more customizing would be acceptable?
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: mlytle on October 05, 2019, 03:11:16 PM
dumb question....or maybe not..

what the hell is the difference between a cafe racer, street tracker, street fighter, scrambler, etc, etc, etc.  everyone's "individual" custom hoop chopper looks identical to the others with just a different label.  seems like a standard formula.
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 03:13:43 PM
what the hell is the difference between a etc, etc, etc.  everyone's "individual" custom hoop chopper . . .
I think you're onto something there! Choppers—it has a nice ring to it.
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: Laitch on October 05, 2019, 03:18:52 PM
Start thinking BIG, djaysan.

First, here's a modestly stripped K1100.

(http://www.motobrick.com/gallery/2/1601-051019143153.png)


Here's a K1200 engine in a K100 frame with a K1100 driveline and wider wheels that rides well. Read this thread (http://www.k100-forum.com/t8933-big-block-k100).

(http://www.motobrick.com/gallery/2/1601-051019144011.png)
Title: Re: My (not so) new K1100RS 93'
Post by: AtLarge on October 05, 2019, 06:00:00 PM
I will be following with interest as I too have the same bike and not sure what direction to go with it.  Good luck!