Project FLYING BRICK: 1986 BMW K100RS

Welcome to the new 2018 project bike for Team MAPPED, the 1986 BMW K100RS – Lovingly referred to as the ‘Flying Brick’. Welcome to Project Flying BRICK! 

We will update you with progress on here and via all our social media platforms!

 

Project FLYING BRICK: full Project Playlist

Here is the video journey of our 2018 project, in all its glory – watch our progress from beginning to end!

 

Project FLYING BRICK: Completed Tasks!

  • Replaced BMW decals
  • Replaced front lower fairing
  • Replaced front upper fairing
  • Replaced all foot-peg washers
  • Fitted K100RS pannier system
  • Re-covered seat
  • Repaired quarter panels (new custom brackets)
  • Fitted Team MAPPED decals (essential!)
  • Re-sprayed handlebar end weights
  • Removed retro 90’s tank pad
  • Adjusted throttle linkage & end weights (to fix sticking throttle)
  • Removed side stand clutch locking system (to fix sticking clutch)
  • Scrubbed all engine/shaft drive
  • Scrubbed alloy wheels
  • Lots of polishing!
  • Respray engine block* (decided to just removed paint)
  • Replaced rider RHS side peg
  • Fitted choke cover cap!
  • Fitted pannier waterproof seals
  • Repaired rear K100 decal
  • Resprayed belly pan (and it looks great!)
  • Fitted belly pan!

Project FLYING BRICK: Pending tasks!

  • Locate and fit replacement mirror housings – colour code 605 (let me know if you have one!!)
  • Fit rear set brackets
  • Respray centre stand
  • Respray side stand
  • Respray forks
  • Oil change
  • New break pads

Project FLYING BRICK: Running Project total – £1,885.45*

  • 1986 BMW K100RS – £1,200.00
  • Top Fairing/Light – £100.00
  • Lower Fairing/Grill – £120.00
  • Seat cover – £24.00
  • Panniers – £96.00 (boxes & rack)
  • Gloss black spray paint (handlebar end weights) – £7.50
  • Fabric glue (recovering seat) – £7.99
  • Rivet gun (recovering seat) – £17.45
  • Gorilla EPOXY glue (fitting custom quarter panel brackets) – £6.45
  • Decals/Washers/Bulbs/Rear set bracket – £82.00
  • 1990 BMW K100RS Belly Pan (with fixtures) – £100.00
  • Belly pan respray prep (Plastic primer/Black gloss paint/Clear coat/Sand paper/Wax & grease remover) – £55.00
  • Belly pan additional fixtures (Bolts/Nuts/Bungs) – £35.00
  • Pannier water proof seal – £16.00
  • RHS rider footpeg (pre 85) – £8.00
  • Choke lever cap – £6.50
  • Footrest assembly screw/Side stand end cap – £3.50

*The running project total reflects outgoings needed to complete tasks on the bike, it does not cover equipment that we already had in the garage (such as: MAPPED decals, metal polish, Muc-Off, etc)

Project FLYING BRICK: Update (September 2018)

September was all about one thing; the belly pan. After what felt like months of searching I managed to secure a fantastic example from a blue 1991 K00RS, via ebay. After some negotiation I managed to secure it for £100.00 – this included the mounting bracket and a bag full of fixtures! Really pleased with the end result, this represents a massive step towards the end of the project. So, here are the main things completed in the month of September…

  • Secured K100RS belly pan
  • Resprayed belly pan
  • Fitted completed belly pan

 

Project FLYING BRICK: Update (August 2018)

It has been a busy month with a lot of tasks being completed on the the bike! The project is really starting to come together. Daily polishing routine is coming together and a lot of small, but key jobs have been done! So, here are the main things completed in the month of August…

  • Fairing quarter panels repaired (custom brackets produced and fitted)
  • Replaced BMW decals
  • Replaced all foot-peg washers
  • Fitted Team MAPPED decals (essential!)
  • Re-sprayed handlebar end weights
  • Removed retro 90’s tank pad

Project FLYING BRICK: Update (July 2018)

A lot has happened over the last few months…the most significant decision was based on the project direction. I have decided to keep this K100RS in its original condition. I have fallen in love with the bikes looks and design. I didn’t have the heart to strip it apart!

So, I have spent many hours sourcing parts for the bike, including fairing, panniers, seat covers and no end of nuts and bolts! I have also joined many K100 forums and I am really enjoying networking with the K100 community and searching for the right part for the bike!

This is the summary of tasks completed over the last month!

  • Replaced front lower fairing
  • Replaced front upper fairing
  • Fitted K100RS pannier system
  • Re-covered seat
  • Removed side stand clutch locking system (to fix sticking clutch)
  • Scrubbed alloy wheels
  • Lots of polishing!
  • My first ride on the bike (as a pillion)

Here is the latest video update!

 

Project FLYING BRICK: Gallery (June 2018)

I have started cleaning up the metal work on the bike – not sure there is a massive difference, but enjoyed doing it! Before and after shots are all below! In addition to this, I successfully tackled the issue of the sticking throttle by adjusting throttle linkage and loosening the handlebar end weights! Here is a summary of what I completed this month!

  • Adjusted throttle linkage & end weights (to fix sticking throttle)
  • Scrubbed all engine/shaft drive
  • Lots of polishing and cleaning

 

Project FLYING BRICK: Gallery (March 2018)

Okay, down to business. Here is a quick summary of the obvious issues with the bike. Thankfully, it is mostly superficial, with damage to the bikes fairing. The electronics all work and the bike starts without issue. However, there are some problems with a sticky clutch lever and throttle. Below are the pictures highlighting the damaged fairing. More to follow!

 

Project FLYING BRICK: Gallery (February 2018)

Here she is! Welcome to the new 2018 project bike for Team MAPPED! This is our 1986 BMW K100RS – Lovingly referred to as the ‘Flying Brick’. She is a little ruff around the edges, but all in all, she’s in good shape. The bike runs, it is MOT’d and has no obvious issues!

There is some body work damage on the lower fairing, the seat has a massive cut through its centre and the clutch is very heavy, sticking when released. In addition, the throttle also sticks and it needs a deep clean. So, we have a number of tasks ahead of us.

However, the first decision is to decide if we go down the custom route…or restore her