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1Back to top Go down    Hello everyone on Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:54 am

Zitman

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Good morning,

Just got my first BMW K100 this weekend and despite being rather short in the leg, and therefore on tippy toes, loving it.

Z
Midlands - UK

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello everyone on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:05 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Welcome to the forum.

A few options on height.

1: Stanchions can be pulled up about 10mm.
2: Rear tyre a small change from 130/90 to 140/80 when you are changing the rear tyre gains 5mm.

3: There is a low seat conversion, parts are available either as a complete set from Motorworks or Motobins or chase around the forum. Its a different seat but also a change to the storage area under it and also the side panels.

4: Don't laugh but I know a few guys on bikes have extra height in their boots.

My LT has 'Comfort' seat, funny thing I am on tippy toes like that, on the RT I can get the feet down flat and feels much more nimble in town. But I would much prefer the Comfort seat for longer trips.

Don't be afraid to ask questions, someone will have answers for you.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello everyone on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:10 am

indian036

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Hi Zitman, welcome from Oz.

Have the same problem.
Rebuilt seat was part of my solution.
Putting a shorter rear shock on (from RAM in Britain) combined with lifting the forks in the triple clamps as Olaf said made enough difference for this shorty.

Bill.


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello everyone on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:26 am

rosskko

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Welcome Zitman,
Hopefully puberty passes quickly and we can just call you Man.

Check this post from a fellow short inner seamer

INSEAM


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello everyone on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:52 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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If you have an original shock it will fail eventually so it may be a good move to go that route too. According to my book the seat height is 810mm standard, so shock and forks and 140/80 rear tyre may get you up to 20mm drop.

Not sure what is in the low seat conversion, suspect it may be up to another 25mm but I wonder how comfortable it is.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

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