Undressing a 1987 BMW K100

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by RetrogradE, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Can it be done?

    I want to take an 87 K100 and strip it down to a naked bike--make it look more like a R1150R style bike.

    Does anyone here know if this fairing can be removed in a relatively clean way?

    Thanks.
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  2. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    I want something more like this:



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  3. eric2

    eric2 ®egister this:

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    Sure, they're both the same bikes anyway. The parts are still available if you have the money. The main obstacle is mounting an alternate headlight if you go custom.
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  4. Nick Makwell

    Nick Makwell Bavarian Murder Weapon

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    IVe just done this with a 1993 K1100RS.....


    it now has K100RS side panels, R65 headlight, aftermarket headlight ears and front indicators, a Honda-sourced Renthal handlebars and R1100 mirrors.

    Was easy to do - I also replaced the front brake lines and ripped out the ABS (ways over 15kg!!!!) and put in braided stainless steel. It was an easy job.

    Bike is now at least 40-50kg lighter, all round.

    I'll post some pics when I can.
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  5. 30Bones

    30Bones Long timer

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    My neighbors is that model I think and it's nekkid. Looks better IMO, but that's very subjective to me since those bikes do nothing for me.
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  6. duck

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    There are all sorts of options.

    1) Get the headlight and turn signals from a "naked" K100 like the pic you posted.

    2) Put a K75C fairing on it:

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    3) There lots of aftermarket small streefighter fairings out there with headlight and blinkers.

    Here's a link to a write-up I did on how to remove a K75RT fairing. Yours is virtually identical so you should find this helpful:
    http://www.ibmwr.org/ktech/rt-fairing/k75rt_fairing.shtml

    Don't know how picky you are about appearance but once the fairing is removed there will most likely be wear marks on the gas tank and valve/cam covers from the fairing rubbing against them.
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  7. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Thanks for all the replies! Excellent news, thanks. I've never been a huge fan of that bike either, but I love the K motors and they aren't too expensive. I'm not worried about fairing lines, etc or even finding aftermarket gear for the bike. There's just no way I'd buy that bike with it looking the way it does stock (looks like a sad, dying cobra snake).

    I love the look of it naked, love the K motor (esp how it looks sitting at the bottom of that chassis like it owns the joint), and the ride.

    Thanks again!

    Steven
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  8. RetrogradE

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    Can you point my browser to some of these streetfighter fairings, or should I just do a search on fleabay?

    Thanks,

    Steven
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  9. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I have one of those early K-bike front fairing piece available for sale if interested.
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  10. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    The full fairing like shown on the K100, or the small K75C fairing like on the black bike (above)?
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  11. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    The fairing I have is like the silver K100, not the K75C fairing.
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  12. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    And why the f*** would I want that? Have you been reading this thread? I'm trying to take one OFF, not put one on.
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  13. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    The one I have available is the same one as you pictures on post #2 in this thread.. you did say that's the one you wanted.

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    below is a K75C:

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    They are two different fairing on those two bikes.
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  14. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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  15. duck

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    I was considering making a K100 streetfighter out of a wrecked bike and considered the Acerbis Cyclops. It gets down to personal taste though.

    Not sure if they exist but I think a DOT approved HID headlight streetfighter setup would be the cat's meow.

    I just sold some parts to the owner of this bike:

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    Note that that bike above is a 4 valve K1100RS. If you like to ride hard then you'd probably be better off with the 4 valve K1100 since it has: 10 more hp, MUCH better four piston front brake calipers with floating rotors and a paralever final drive instead of monolever. Most of them also have ABS.

    IMO the K100RS4V was a sweet looking bike. I built the one below from three crashed bikes:

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  16. Hodgy

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    I am just doing the same thing with my 99 1100lt will let you know after he weekend
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  17. Zagando

    Zagando BMW uber alles!

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    This is one of my all-time faves: :clap

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    Again, another K1100 that got bobbed but you get the idea. I would have done the same to my bike but I like having a bit of wind and rain protection 90% of the time.

    Let us know how you get on and plz post some before/after pix, too.
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    will post a video and new pics tomorrow. The new pics and video will show the new reverse cone shorty muffler in action!
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  19. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    Duck,
    I am afraid that thing will jump and bite me.
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    Buell dual headlight assembly????????
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