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Old 11-24-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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How to butcher a 1993 K1100RS

When we met by chance in the summer of 1999, she was a one owner commuter; garage kept and well cared for. It was a love at first site that would change my life forever. I named her ichimokusan but a year later I would start calling her The Shop Whore because she like to be on her back on a lift letting the mechanic fuck with her. She didnít blink a headlight as I forked out almost $10,000 over 18 months and whatís worse, neither did I. Who know you could have an S&M relationship with a motorcycle? She kept hurting my wallet and I kept coming back for more. She owned me.


After 181,000 miles shared together, making her carry WAY more than her makers ever designed for and trying hard as hell to convince her she was indeed a dirt bike and just needed more practice, the toll was too great. I put her out to pasture in hopes that one day I would have the time and money needed to do a full restoration.

Instead, one day never came and years pasted and she became an edifice to my desire exceeding my resources.

Last week as I looking for ways to save or create funds to make ends meet, I thought I could sell her for parts because she was worth more dead than alive.

It was killing me to think about it. I stared at own failure to honor my trust to take good care of her. I felt guilty for sitting on the potential resources she could provide for my family.



I was crying while trying to pulling The Shop Whore apart but I Jim Beam will ease any painÖfor a while.


You can't know what this bike has meant to me and you can't know how deeply I have loved it. I don't expected anyone to understand how I feel about my K11's not even my husband. He dose try though, or at least doesnít dismiss my feelings.

The next morning we talked and it was agreed we would find the money somewhere to make ends meet.



This has been her sad tomb for over three years













After skinning her, I started gutting her.




I disemboweled her.




Bleeding it out is best done before gutting, but in my distressed state of mind I forgot this.




Next hang it up but I would suggest not using suboptimum string, even if itís all you have laying around; smashed fingers will delay proceeding



Now Itís mostly apart




And the wiring harness is mostly intact.






Remember the bleeding before gutting partÖjust sayiní



This week Iíll start cleaning, bagging and tagging parts and making a shopping list.




Tomorrow Iíll mount the engine.





My basement aka workshop when I last saw it.




After the New Year Iíll start by powder coating the frame dark blue.


Anton has always been so kind to me and supportive of my wrenching. When I spoke with him this week he offered to help show me how to do a complete top end, rings and water/oil pump rebuild.

Iím glad to be owning my responsibility to The Shop Whore and I hope with the extra hours Iím working at the hospital and possible second part time job I could be done in 1 year.



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Old 11-24-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
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Good winter project

BMWs are a handful. You have 2 handsful! Keep the report coming. Good project.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:46 AM   #3
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Go get 'em Shogs.

If there is anyone I know that can pull this off, it is you.

Maybe it would make an appearance at HM VII? (2015)
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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I'm in. I have a soft spot for K bricks and enjoy reading your threads.

I love a story of devotion to a machine.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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I'm in... Love those old flyin' bricks

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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Pardon my ignorance Gwen, but what prompted you to give up on Ichi several years ago and put it out to pasture?? I must have missed the prologue. Thanks, Ducky.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Pardon my ignorance Gwen, but what prompted you to give up on Ichi several years ago and put it out to pasture?? I must have missed the prologue. Thanks, Ducky.
i believe a pretty blue stable mate showed up...
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #8
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Go get 'em Shogs.

Maybe it would make an appearance at HM VII? (2015)
Because of this post, I've made it my dead line. If there is anyway under the sun, I'm going to make Hungry Mother VII her coming out party debut.



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Pardon my ignorance Gwen, but what prompted you to give up on Ichi several years ago and put it out to pasture?? I must have missed the prologue. Thanks, Ducky.
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i believe a pretty blue stable mate showed up...

Ducky, andruboz is correct.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
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So I got all the parts kinda organized.

I skipped cleaning anything and I only labeled a few things. I may regret that later, but what the hell, I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Here's all the small parts.



And here's all the big parts.































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Old 12-03-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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Next, get the engine off the floor.

Using the intermediate housing bolts hole for the engine mount seems natural however the bracket I'm using is for car engines. That is to say it's real big when compared to the back side of a k1100 transmission housing.

I took some measurements and determined I needed (4) 8M x 1.25 x 80 bolts.
Ace Hardware, Auto Zone, Advance Auto and Lowes didn't have any but NAPA did.




Steve showed me how to use washers to provide a good contact surface, shim the bolts and help center them in the bracket.

After 30 min. of trying several combinations of bolt locations I found one that would work. I didn't want to use the mounting pin locations but found I had no choice.



So I shimmed it with a pair of washers to help transfer the force to the housing.











I did much better using this home made lifting system this time and things went smoothly. Especially considering I've never done anything like this.












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Old 12-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
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When you get finished it will be better than new. Nice project.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #12
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Next, remove everything from the frame.




The red circles are to help me remember where these parts go later.


























The BMW Service Manual said to mark these so I did. The Clymer did not.
Can anyone tell me why?




This needs 'splainin'.




I could not loosen the nut on top of the steering head with a ratchet or a ratchet AND a hammer. I kept doubting myself and read and re-read both the Clymer and the Service book.





So I used a ratchet and the pipe for leverage to turn the nut and a crescent wrench to hold the big nut.

I'm sure now I still did it wrong.

What I was calling a 'nut' (number 3) was in fact a screw. I think I was supposed to hold that screw still and turn the real nut (number 4) below it.

Oh well, I'll deal with that later, what is done is done.





I had no problem tapping out the lower bearing race and the top was a SERIOUS PITA.


I've done steering head bearings and races before so this was not my first rodeo. But after 2-1/2 hours I gave up. I knew I did this without a race puller but I think the difference was that I didn't have the weight of the bike to help.


When Steve came home we went to the basement. He flipped the frame upside down and using a slide hammer to hook the race lip he used a real hammer to strike the slid handle.


In the future I'm going to get this awesome tool.

http://www.cycleworks.net/index.php?...b09df4b355fbec


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBdC8IkwfL4

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Old 12-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #13
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #14
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #15
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Yeah, I love threads like this!
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