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Post by pdg on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:02 pm

I'm not going to make any excuses - I'm lazy... I've put exactly the same post on another forum Laughing

Had a look at the expansion tank hose - could only get fuel grade in the correct bore size but it fits and it'll work just fine so I started to get it fitted. Had to move the petrol tank (because the radiator cap and hose connections are under it) and found the fuel hose was looking a bit well used as well...



I wondered why there was a bit of a whiff of petrol sometimes - that'll be why.

It's only the return line that's bad, but while I'm in there it seems sensible to just replace the lot. So I started getting the fuel lines out and the return line passes between the plenum chamber and air box. Didn't think it would be much of an issue to pass the pie through, but wiggling one end didn't move the other - time to check the manual...

Turns out the pressure regulator is tucked in there too: Can you see the regulator?



How about now?



Talk about a pig to get to... These pipes haven't been replaced from new I reckon - still had the crimped hose clamps, not jubilee clips.

Still, not a huge problem - snip off crimps, replace pipe, job's a good'un. Only slight issue is to make enough room for tools and hands you have to make the bike look like this:





Laughing

I could've got away with taking slightly less off, but I wanted to fix a couple of the fairing mounting lugs while I was there.

Also, I was sure I had more pipe... And a load of the right size jubilee clips... Looks like it's shopping time.

Now all I have to do is get it all back together - then find out I have to take it all apart again to fix the next thing :wink:

So there we go - I'll carry on updating this as and when I do stuff until you all get bored and beg me to stop.

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:44 am

Looking interesting so far.

Bollocks I cant stop this!
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Post by Jem on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:48 pm

Looking good, keep the pics coming.

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Post by lwt big cheese on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:54 am

Jem wrote:Looking good, keep the pies coming.
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Post by pdg on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:49 am

Pics you say? Hmmm, let's see what I've got... I'll stick some words in too though. (This is a bring-your-own-pies thread tongue )

Ok then, the seat had seen better days, in fact, it was knackered...





So, trip to the fabric shop and £3.74 later: (and a bit of glue and some stretching)



That'll do. And I've got enough vinyl left to do another seat - or re-do this one if/when it splits again...

Now, the screen.



A little bit broken. Halfway through a short drilling session



and then fit to the bike



Now we're getting there... Here's a to-do (and 'have-done') list

1. Replace perished coolant expansion/overflow pipe. -- done
2. Remove non-functioning aftermarket alarm system and split charge controller (latter to be replaced sometime) -- done
3. Investigate and rectify mild smell of fuel present after running. -- done, problem found by mistake!
4. Re-cover the seat. -- done
5. Do 'something' about the screen which had been broken. -- done
6. Figure out why there was always water pooling under/around the fuel filler. -- done
7. Heated grips aren't working.
8. Fit fog/spot/running lights to the front.
9. Refit split charge and second battery to run accessories.
10. Fit CB/ham radio - I'd like to run CB and 2m on this if I can.
11. Cupholder! I like to carry water with me and would like it in reach but don't like it in a pocket.


To be continued.................

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Post by lwt big cheese on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:50 am

Nice.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:12 am

Good work on the seatcover,most impressive

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Post by JSG on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:10 am

Excellent work - top quality seat repair.
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Post by pdg on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:18 pm

Cheers guys.

Now, I broke it.... The alternator drive chewed itself to buggery so I need to get some replacement bits of metal to swim the channel. Ho hum.

I'll bore you all with some pics of broken bits (and maybe some more 'interesting' stuff) later on Laughing

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Post by lwt big cheese on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:31 am

Is it "later on" yet ?


Come on hurry up!!!
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Post by pdg on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:32 pm

No, it's not later yet - nearly, but not....

(See the first sentence of the first post for a very good reason why)

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:39 am

Cheese has bought himself a K100 as well now!

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Post by Alan H on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:30 pm

We'll haveto have a goose stepping thread now!!
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Post by pdg on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:25 pm

Well, I stepped out for a coffee and a smoke and got a bit distracted.

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:42 am

Lol, hello
Well Mr Cheeses K100 is now my K100LT. It is ex plod but nine the worse for that.

Have you come much further with yours?

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Post by Alan H on Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:55 am

I was looking at an 1100 version of that for just over 2 grand. Only 30 odd thousand on it and lots of toys. Too much GT550 work to do though, so I escaped Kraut free!!
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Post by pdg on Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:34 am

Well, here's pretty much how it is now:



Some time ago (how much time I can't actually remember, but possibly somewhere around a year or so) I got an R1100RS rear wheel, which it's wearing in that picture (along with a spax shock - I need a longer one - some more sensible handlebars and re-jigged forks). With that ever so slightly treaded tyre it does alright on stuff like river crossings.



Need a bit more of an enthusiastic front tyre now so I can actually have some say in the direction of travel in mud/gravel/water/the garden.

I've also started 'polishing' the fork legs, I've got the paint off about a third of the one on the right....

In a box in the shed is a paralever swingarm and the gearbox from a K1100, but it needs a bearing - which as it's a 'special' one costs like 70quid or something silly. Because I'm such a tight bastard the alternative plan is to get my lathe rebuild finished and fit a 3quid bearing instead. That might happen this year. As might finally getting around to getting a towbar on it.

There is actually a whole list of things I've done to it, and a bigger list of things to come (eventually). Unfortunately there are (so I'm told) more important things to do like get all my precious treasures (or 'scrap' as the wife calls it) out of the garden.

Oh, and I think I'm going to be flogging my 'project' XL and CB 250s - I've decided I want a boxer instead (not instead of the K, instead of the jap stuff).

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:37 am

I must ask,why do you want to put a tow bar on your lathe?

What have you done with your old shock for the Beemer??

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Post by pdg on Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:58 pm

Bill (the boss) wrote:I must ask,why do you want to put a tow bar on your lathe?

What you did there, I saw it I did.

Bill (the boss) wrote:What have you done with your old shock for the Beemer??

I appear to have forgotten to mention that - one day I went into town, parked and went to get a haircut (bear with me).

When I returned to my bike I thought I'd have a smoke before setting off. So, multitasking to make efficient use of the time I wandered round a bit and saw the rear tyre looked a bit 'stripy'...... The rear shock had apparently decided that oil damping was just so passé and that it wouldn't mind trying it's hand at air-damping instead - so it puked all it's oil out all over place.

At that point, some people would be a bit wary of an oily tyre and no damping at the rear - me being me, well, I mentally shrugged and rode home. Didn't really notice any difference and when I got home all the oil had gone off the tyre.

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:27 am

Well done that man.

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