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Old 08-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #2161
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I just looked at the picture again, I think they are going to need a larger recycling box at the curb.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:46 AM   #2162
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:26 AM   #2163
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Is that steam or is it on fire?
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #2164
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Is that steam or is it on fire?

Not sure...but that's fire.....

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #2165
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Wow,I heard old Ks gas tanks can get hot but...Dang,thats hot.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #2166
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Not sure...but that's fire.....

I'll never complain about the heat on my leg again.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #2167
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I think it would be more "between your legs" with a hot tank.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #2168
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Not sure...but that's fire.....

I've crossed the Mojave in August on a K bike. It's about like that.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #2169
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Regarding the Holeshot screen: Their website lists this for a 7" headlight. I would like to have one for my R100R which has a 8" headlight.

Does your K Bike have the 8" light?

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #2170
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #2171
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #2172
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I've just re-read this thread from start to finish. I must have missed this before;

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Here are a few better pics I snapped after a little maintenance and before a 30 mile shakedown...

Very nice indeed. I think I'm hooked











I still have a lot of catch up maintenance to do. I would guess the best time to change out the final drive oil would be during the dreaded spline maintenance. So I don't have to worry about spilling it?
I'm curious as to why this bike has the un-braced K100 forks.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #2173
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Those K flambaeus are most likely caused by the heated grip wiring. The low setting uses an orange resistive wire to reduce the voltage to the grips. It dissipates the excess power by generating heat and melting the insulation off of the orange wire, usually causing a short. If you're lucky it pops the #1 fuse. If you're not so lucky it can start a fire under your tank.

Because of this I recommend not running K bike OEM heated grips on low for extended periods of time.

If your #1 fuse pops then it's a good idea to pull the tank off and inspect the heated grip wiring.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #2174
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I've just re-read this thread from start to finish. I must have missed this before;



I'm curious as to why this bike has the un-braced K100 forks.
I believe it was crashed and put back together. I think that's why it has the weird fairing.

I wish it had the correct braced forks. I'm considering them. If I can find a set cheap.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #2175
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Duck,

this is probably a question for you as well- I have an early, non-braced K100 front end on my RS- How involved is it to put a later 16v front end on there, different wheel size as well right? different yokes, etc?
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