So I bought this K100,

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Kai Ju, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. RevrdMark

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    Does that set up change the lean angle? I've heard the huge angle on the kickstand makes it more stable but it seems a bit excessive. Yours looks much more practical. I had thought of just increasing the length of the kick stand so that it is mire up right but then it would make more clearance issues with exhaust and frame and wheel and.... it just seemed one change created a handful of problems to solve down the line. It's one of the biggest challenges for me on this build


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  2. R100RTurbo

    R100RTurbo Where was it we're heading to in this hand basket?

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    I don't wish to intrude on Alex's excellent post here.
    The "Lean to the Right" modification I have listed uses over all the side stand parts but adds the formed bracket that piggybacks under the Center stand mount. The Center stand continues to function in stock form.
    It can have any lean angle you see fit to use on the bike, I'm going to wait till she's back on the ground to confirm angles but suspect a 35 degree on my formed tab might be better (we'll see). That is easy to change in the press .
  3. Kai Ju

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    No intrusion when it's good info.
  4. R100RTurbo

    R100RTurbo Where was it we're heading to in this hand basket?

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    "Good Info" - perhaps not.
    I edited that sketch to include a couple of dimensions I forgot. As well, if someone tries this, the kickstand requires some grinding in the throat area of contact when she's folded back against frame. That amount of grinding will control how close you wish for it to fold up and hug frame etc.
    As well the right side forward location of the center stand mount requires a very slight trim to allow the bent bar to locate so close to it - that is obvious as it is pulled up on the piggyback bolts from below.
    That's all, now should be accurate.
  5. statsman

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    I'm just curious Alex.
    Do you plan to do any touring with this bike?
    If so, did you retain the mounting bars for the travel cases or do you have another solution in mind?
    A bike that has been re-built so well and is so pleasing to the eye should be shown off.
    A fellow K-100 fan.
  6. Kai Ju

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    No touring in my future. Commuting and Canyon rides are what I do.
    If I needed carrying capacity I would resort to my tankbag.
    So no, I did not retain the bag mounts.

    Glad you like the bike and my work.
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    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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  8. Kai Ju

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    I had approached BikeEXIF, as well as Pipeburn, and didn't get so much as a "no thanks".
    Then I noticed that the Kneeslider was posting again and since they had featured two of my previous builds I thought why not.
    Not a whole lot of responses, but at least they were complimentary.
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  9. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    CB1.5 is pretty impressive.
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  10. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Thanks, but no love for the naked VTR ? :hmmmmm
  11. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    V T R were never in my consciousness. V T R came out about the same time as the SV's . I kinda went the Suzuki way for a while. My first 10 bikes were Honda's plus a Harley, 2 Yamaha's and a Kawasaki. Certain bikes were really special: cb400, cb900/1000 , 650 super hawk, cb1 and few other Honda.
    Your BMW and cb1.5 to me are just really nice interpretations of bikes to ride in the real world.
    I bet that I have not seen V T R out in wild. You do good work.


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  12. villageidiot

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    alex,

    read all 3 of those knee slider articles. whats neat, is even for a guy like me, at first glance, ya don't see anything "special" looks stock, its like, oh, just another street bike, but when ya get down into the build, and really start looking, you find all sorts of cool shit. theyre really subtle builds, dare i say "could be factory".

    those are the builds i like best.

    im not a sport bike kinda guy, my knees/back/wrist ache just looking at the cb1.5 and the VTR build, but gent ex, could be fun.
  13. Kai Ju

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    Thanks guys.
    I really had a soft spot for the VTR, I owned it for 5 years and put twenty something thousand miles on it as a naked bike. The underseat radiator worked quite well, and it really threw people off. It was very comfortable with the higher handlebars and the dot on the i was the VFR800 fuel tank. It gave me an extra gallon of fuel and made the bike more comfortable.
    To make it look right I had to raise the seat by an inch. That extra inch made a huge difference in comfort opening up peg to seat to a very comfortable distance. Despite the radiator being under the seat, heat was never an issue, even on 100 degree days.

    Here is a better shot of the radiator set up:
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    The CB-1.5 was one of my favorites, and I'd still own it if I was 5'5". At 5'11" I was just too big for rider triangle, especially seat to peg distance. Rides less than an hour were ok, anything above that would kill my knees.

    They've both been gone quite some time. The VTR was bought by an Inmate, the CB-1.5 is down south owned by a gent that has turned down offers for twice what he paid me.

    And here is my first real build from 1989, name that bike/engine:

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    loving the rotax power plant on that guy up there.

    the bike looks "MZ ish" to me, but in 89, i was 6 years old. so yeah.
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    I actually like that build.

    I'll be good and abstain from posting the answer.



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    The Bike is a GS500? with a Rotax. A buddy was selling MZ's and sidecars is the only reason I would know about them from that era. I thought the MZ's with Rotaz had dual shocks. The ones' with Yamaha 600 motors were single. I have seen a MZ Skorpian in the wild. It was yellow. I forgot to mention. I loved the radiator solution on the VTR. How did you run the hoses? I didn't see any "ram" air. I thought 2 fan's was clever. On my DL 1000.I never had cooling problems yet I wanted to run dual fans + a manual switch... just because I could.
  17. Kai Ju

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    The engine and bike were both '86 vintage.
    The engine was obviously Austrian, the bike was Japanese.
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  18. Kai Ju

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    It was a fun build with a few problems to overcome.
    Here is one of them, since it was kick start only. Shift pattern one up, four down.

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    Here is a shot of the dry sump oil tank:

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    The sight glass is sexy. Cool touch.

    That the return line?


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  20. Kai Ju

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    The sight glass allowed me to watch the oil coming back in the return line. I thought it was a clever touch myself.

    Here is the plumbing from the engine side:

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    Crankcase breather on the left. Oil inlet to the right with the 90 deg elbow, return line on the right.
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