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    Registered User bruced737's Avatar
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    New guy from Wisconsin

    Hi to all on this forum. I just joined the BMW MOA after I purchased a 85 BMW K100RS and RT. I got the RS completely torn apart with 160,000 miles and while contemplating putting it back together I had the opportunity to purchase an insurance totaled 85 K100RT with 14,000 miles on it. Totaling this bike happened because it was involved in a low side and broke the fairing and one side cover. The rest of the bike was fine. So I decided since the RT has a salvage title and the RS has a clean title I would tear the RT apart and make sure everything was mechanically safe and correct and get the drive spines lubed. I put the clean titled RS frame on the low mileage RT engine. So far I have replaced fork seals and installed progressive springs, steering head bearings, all the radiator hoses, clutch and throttle cable, rear main seal, clutch basket o-ring, clutch actuator cup. I have also wire brushed and painted the rear diff, swing arm and trany. I have the clutch re-sealed and installed and have installed the trany and mounted the RS frame. Since it is so cold in WI right now I am working on cleaning up the contacts inside the gauge cluster. Here are a few pictures of what I have done on the bike.

    Thanks to all and I look forward to meeting some of you this summer at the ralley.
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    Rather Be Ridin' alabeemer's Avatar
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    Welcome to the club, glad to have you here! Keep us posted on your project!
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    Hey Bruce, looks like it will be cold in WI for the near future! Keep us posted on your K rebuild progress and thanks for being a member.
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    Bruce!!!!
    Like the name.
    That's a project, yup yup.
    Enjoy!

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    Is there a section on this forum for builds? I have been working on this bike for about a month so far and I think I have made huge progress. its amazing what you can do when you sell a bunch of stuff and have the cash ready to go when you know what parts it needs.

    This is where I took it down to
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    I found that the clutch cup was ruptured
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    all the rear end stuff was quite corroded and looked like crap so I wire brushed it and painted it. Turned out nice I think.
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    continuing to work on it.
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    I have the frame remounted to the engine. Next thing to do is get the throttle cable back on and re install the airbox. I am planning on insulating the fuel lines and regulator.
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    I have started a thread under the K bike sub forum. I will be putting my continuing rebuild in there.

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