Sunday, May 26, 2013

BMW K1100LT - 1993


A couple of months back I brought this 1993 BMW K1100LT, I had been looking and searching the classifieds for a while but actually for a different model because I really like the look of the RS model and having never ridden a K bike BMW also known as the "Flying Brick" before I was a little curious but this came up cheap, very cheap and it also needed a few things done to it as the previous owner basically gave up trying to sort out the annoying problems and this suits me just fine as I like to fix something up and get it running nicely again.

Cosmetically it is great, mechanically fantastic as it is very smooth and quiet, but there have been a few electrical, ABS brake and electronic speedo issues which I have sorted except for the ABS brakes, but I am slowly working my way through it and cleaning up everything as I go.

New brake pads and fluid, new fork oils, also motor, tranny and final drive oils all changed out, fuel tank flushed, radiator and cooling system flushed and serviced, all wiring connections cleaned, traced and sorted, heated hand grips repaired, electric screen repaired, front headlight repaired and again most of these were just small wiring issues like a broke wire or loose connection that needed some TLC to find, simple really.

I have removed most of the fairing panels at various times and just got in under there and clean the hell out of everything and again WD40 was my friend for this.

It has travelled only 153,000kms which is not much for this bike as these 1100cc 16valve motors are considered very bullet proof and extremely reliable from what I have read, time will tell I guess!

I kept all my riding gear except for my helmet from when I sold my last old Beemer 18 months ago and the other day I brought a lovely "Systems five" BMW helmet from my mate in Melbourne, thanks Steve.

I am aiming for a roadworthy and then registration in early September, so basically I will sit out this winter and just keep cleaning it up.

Has been and is my winter project - Cheers

The Resto Shed


Not that its untidy or in a state of disorder to find that needed part or tool, far from it actually, well the complete opposite to be honest as I am a crazy neat freak in the "Resto Shed", just ask my mate Ray Dean about putting hand tools down when finished with.....
Anyway yesterday after the rear wheels were re-shimmed and bolted back up on the Monty and started to tidy, rearrange and shift a few things around to give me a little more room as you do, my two large main workbenches are on castors which is great as I can move the car outside if needed and then bring the whole bench with me right beside the car..
Found a few things, hung a few more things on the walls, changed some old signs around, gave the floor a bloody good clean and I had a little fun..

Sunday, May 19, 2013

You are about to change your mind forever about ‘rusty old junk...... 
Have a read of this link

Cheers Grant