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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2013, 10:42 am Thread Starter
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Question K100-flame on!!

I sold this 1985 K100 to my friend over 4 years ago... yesterday on a ride near Lake George:





any history of 2-valve K-bikes going up in flames?

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I ride an 85. I am interested in the details leading up to this: gas smell, hose repairs, injector repairs, tank damage, etc. Was it dropped prior to or because of fire?
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AFAIK, rider had no indication anything was wrong with the bike priorly.

Just riding along and felt a "bee sting" in the leg, looked down, saw flames, pulled over, parked the bike, tried to fan out the flame.. but no avail.. got to safe distance and took pics.

IMO, nearly 30 y-o bike, many thing can attribute to the flames, 30 y-old fuel lines, 30 y-old electrical lines.. combination of both...

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Did this bike have plastic fuel disconnects fitted? Perhaps it sprung a leak at the fuel pump to tank gasket? What maintenance/repairs had the owner done prior to the bike going up in flames?

I can't see a skeleton so presumably he jumped off and got away? Did he say which side the flames started coming from?

It is hard to tell from 2 photos, but it seems as though fire damage is mostly right side which is where the fuel hoses, fuel pump flange gasket and any connectors would be. Bad rubber fuel hoses with 50-60 psi fuel pressure in them would go up like a roman candle if one burst and found a spark.



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Wow! Quite the mess.
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I've dealt with small leaks on the high pressure fuel hoses, but I'd think that even a fire there would die-out once the pump quits pumping, provided that the bike is upright and off.

If the bike is tipped-over, you can get a nice steady seep of fuel from the tank overflow, which would cause an extended fire. I once tipped-over a K100LT, and the continuing dribble of gas turned the asphalt to slippery goo, and I wasn't able to lift the bike without assistance.
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