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Old 06-09-2011, 06:37 AM   #91
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Can you add some orange neon to the Superduke????

Looks great dear, next up: Heat management.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:32 AM   #92
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How strong are those magnets?
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:34 AM   #93
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How strong are those magnets?
Not super strong.
But seem to be strong enough.
Bought at Lowes.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:10 AM   #94
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So as you might know the K1100 are hot bikes to ride and I've heard that if I insulate the fuel tank it would cut down on the heat that makes it to my butt and legs.

This is what it looked like to start with.






I covered the overflow ports.



But as I'm cleaning the old adhesive off gas still keeps escaping from them.
So I siphon off the fuel. Well, most of what didn't end up on the ground.





Ok, time to apply the aluminum backed fiberglass that came with self adhesive backing.







I must say so, that looks pretty damn good, especially for someone who has never done anything like that.
I pick it up to put it on the bike and some remaining fuel gurgles out of the now uncovered overflow port and within minutes it completed delaminated what took me a few hours to accomplish.



Nothing left but the adhesive film and it was starting to lift off.



I got so disgusted I called it quits that day.

I looked around and found a super flexible, aluminum backed fiberglass WITHOUT adhesive and then did some research and found an adhesive rated for temps -65 F to 400 F and when set 100% resistant to gasoline. It's called Permatex Super Weather strip (Not the black one)

I start with the saddle this time.











That went well but the glue is hard to work with and hell to get off my hands. It took Xylol and a scotch bright. So before I work on the tank I get some Nitrile gloves.

First, clean off this junk. It took gasoline, then Xylol and lastly Dawn soap.
Note I'm now using an old tire instead of the chair.









The lighting in this pic doesn't do it justice, it really came out very well.



The gloves REALLY helped as I could just pull off a pair that was too sticky to work with and put on a clean pair, so I went through about 8 pair.

Next up, wiring in a AC/DC inverter and charging system for my CPAP.


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Old 07-02-2011, 07:09 AM   #95
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Wow, nice job on the insulation. That is a tricky job, and yours looks great (especially the first one without the glue). What do you have left to do before this bike is back on the road?
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:13 AM   #96
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What do you have left to do before this bike is back on the road?
Nothing now.
It's all buttoned up.

I've already finished cleaning up all the beautiful work Steve did for me with a charger system. (pics later)
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:33 AM   #97
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Wow, you did an awesome job with that insulation!

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #98
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Sho, you are an inspiration. You have much of which to be proud!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:12 AM   #99
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Sho, you are an inspiration. You have much of which to be proud!!
Amen, she rocks.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #100
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Ok, now wiring a system so that I can use my CPAP (sleep apnea machine) while camping w/o AC power.

First, the special batteries for this machine will not accept a charge via DC power according to the company that makes them.

Below you see AC/DC power inverter, the battery pack w/ DC female plug, and the AC wall plug to DC male plug.



The power for the whole thing is pulled thru the Blue Sea fuse block.



All tucked in.



Due to the power draw and risk of it running and me forgetting that, Steve wired in an external switch here. (note the fob for the dimmer below)



I wired in a LED dimmer.



Low.



Medium.



High.



That way if the charger is running I can tell by the LED.
And the dimmer makes it good for day or night.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:21 AM   #101
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As anyone who knows me knows I'm hard on my bikes. And two events that involved Steve and this bike hasn't been good to it either.
The left fairing fracture and tanks dents were his added touches.


Over the past month I traveled twice to S.C. to help my father gut and remodel his master bath. I learned to hang sleet rock and wall paper. I learned to remove the old vinyl floor and prep and lay in a new vinyl floor. I refinished all the wood work as well and helped install a new step-thru shower.


While I was gone, Steve took it upon himself to get my bike painted. We had talked about and it was agreed it would be cheaper to find an undamaged fuel tank to have painted than to repair the other one and Steve found one on EBay.


Here's the parts list:
1. Fuel tank - bought used - got painted
2. Side covers - bought new - got painted
2a. Side cover insulation - new
3. Mirrors - OME - got painted
4. Turn sig. lens - new with gaskets
5. Belly pan - Like-new, bought w/ bike from owner
6. Tail - Like-new, bought w/ bike from owner
7. (L) & (R) Mid-fairings - Like-new, bought w/ bike from owner
8. Front fender - Like-new, bought w/ bike from owner
9. BMW rondels - new
10. Upper fairing - stolen off the Shop Whore and currently at the paint shop.





























To my knowledge, this is not a K1100RS fender, but came with the bike when I bought it.




While we had her naked we'll attend to some other maintenance issues as well.


Ok, I'm off the garage to start undressing her. Steve will be home about 1800 from teaching MSF and I hope to have a lot done before he gets home.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #102
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #103
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Random pics so i can remember how to put it back together.






































Off to grill the burgers.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #104
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So...ya know as soon as you think 'I'll just..." it turns $ into $$$$. :shock:

Ok, the bought fuel tank looked good on the outside but bad everywhere else. The sending unit looked nasty-untighty. The fuel pump doesn't work when hooked up to the bike. (could be an electrical issue looking at sending unit)

So we thought, 'hey we'll just swap fuel pumps...simple...right...




This is what I found in my old tank.





This fell out of the filter tubing.







The fuel sump filter was torn on both sides also.



I could use some new fuel line as well, both inside and out.



My tank.



Bought tank.



The one from my tank on the right.



An attempt to protect the new paint from Gwen and tools.

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #105
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looks like you dumped mcdonalds fries crumbs into your tank.. how many times I have to warn everybody not to eat fries around gas tanks..

looks like fun.
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