|08-29-2013, 05:27 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Mudgee, NSW, Australia
K100 - 3 run down bikes into 1 or 2 decent ones....maybe
Well, I simply cant wait to share. Been lurking here for a while and asking the odd question but now its time for my first thread. It will be a long time between now and any significant update, but as I just said, cant wait to share.
A week ago I bought 3 K100s of gumtree. Sight unseen, but there were a few pics which made things look interesting to say the least.
There is an 84 and 85 RS, and a 86 LT or maybe RT, not sure yet. One RS is more or less together and running (who knows how well), one is together except for the back end, and the LT/RT is in a million bits, but has many brand new, in packet, engine parts and a nice looking soda blasted engine.
Got the lot delivered and loaded in to my Mums shed in QLD for $1800.
Now that they are delivered and unloaded, I got the old girl to send me a few pics. Well, Things are looking a bit worse for wears then they did in the PO's pics, but alas....even if they turn out to be total wrecking yard specials, Im not into it that much at all financially, and there is bound to be some good parts in amongst it.....
So, heres the current plan....
In October Ill be heading up there (Im currently near Mudgee, NSW) for the old girls wedding (old man passed a decade ago) and will haul the 3 bikes back down south, along with all the tools Ill need - the basic, plus bearing pullers etc etc (old man was a bike mechanic, specialising in HD and Ducati and worked from home, so has a full workshop)
Ill get the assembled RS going and rego'd for a bit of daily fun, then begin converting the dismantled LT/RT into a RTW sidecar rig for the Mrs and I to take off with in 2 or 2 1/2 years. Currently thinking of buying an older Ural hack off fleabay from Ukraine and convert it to LH side. My uncles are both tool makers so should not be to tricky.
The hack will be set up like a GS...single seat with a big rack on the back, Ohlins (maybe) shock, car tyre rear wheel, not sure on the front end yet. Ditch the fairing, fit a big round headlight and a screen, high fender etc. An adventure hack so to speak. I figure the K will be reliable as, many parts avaliable, enough HP for a hack, comfy etc
Maybe maybe maybe ill be able to build a 3rd bike out of the remains, but Im unsure of that and the priority is on the daily rider, and the hack.
Ill post the pics mum sent me soon, when I look into how to do it.
Any of you K blokes out there, can you point me in the direction to find out, or simply tell me, what other tools I should grab while up north? Considering ill be doing some pretty significant mechanical work including rebuilding an entire engine....
Oh, and a big thank you to who ever started this fantastic site, and all you legends to post sooooo much fantastic educational, inspirational, enlightening and entertaining stuff!
|08-31-2013, 05:52 AM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Windsor NSW [near enough]
Join the BMW Touring Club [I'm a current member, and have owned an R65LS, a K100RT and an R1150GS in the past].
The club is a wealth of information and support for BMW owners.
There are members out around Bathurst and I think up your way as well.
Windsor [near enough] NSW
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