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1Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Rearsets? on Sun May 08, 2016 9:07 pm

colly

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I need some new rearsets for my 1983 K100. I've seen the ones from BSK Speedworks - beautiful but silly expensive. Does anyone know if there are any other options available? Or can you get universal ones that would fit?
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2Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Sun May 08, 2016 9:19 pm

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Go to Forum Google Search, type in 'rearsets' or the like and you'll get some results. Others have asked before you. The search engine can be your friend.

This is one of the many I found:

http://www.k100-forum.com/t9560-need-help-determining-market-value-of-raask-rearsets-for-k75

Be aware that the '83 through '85 K100 have a different exhaust mount on the footpeg bracket than later models...


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3Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 6:13 am

colly

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Thabks. Yes I already trawled google! I've searched all the combinations, been through images and the respective links. I cant see any other makers of rearsets other than BSK. I've even emailed several of the cafe racer parts websites.

I may have to get someone to fabricate but I hope not

    

4Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 8:10 am

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Raask make rearsets that are advertized to fit the K-bikes.  Flyhammer make rearsets for the R-bikes, which may also fit the K-bikes.  Best to contact the manufacturer to discuss. I have a set of Flyhammer rearsets on my Moto Guzzi and they are exceptionally well manufactured units.


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5Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 8:40 am

Motorbike Mike

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Buy a set of universal pegs with pedals and make your own.  Very Happy

    

6Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 12:40 pm

colly

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Thanks guys thats really helpful. I found the Raask ones. Slightly cheaper at £200 but still expensive.

I may look into making a set of universals work - I'm no good at fabrication myself but perhaps I could find someone to help me Smile Is it a difficult job, whats involved in making universal rearsets work correctly can anyone tell me?

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7Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 2:55 pm

colly

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Found these which looks perfect: http://shop.tecbikeparts.com/products/pair-of-universal-non-folding-alloy-rearset-footrests-silver
So what exactly needs to be done to make these fit and work properly can anyone tell me?

    

8Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 3:16 pm

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With interesting projects like this comes some requirement of a basic understanding of mechanical advantage and of intertwining relationship of the items so that they produce the desired result. I don't mind being the first to tell you that if you're needing to know 'exactly' what it'll take to make them work perhaps you should re-think your choice.

The fact that they're of the 'universal' variety means that you need to make them fit, that you'll need to know whether they'll attach to the standards BMW set in placement of the stock pegs: will the brake master cylinder's adjustable, threaded arm attach to them in any way, and will you have to relocate the master cylinder? I'd say yes, indeed you will. How will the OEM brake light switch attach or can you obtain an aftermarket switch? Where will you mount the rearsets on the gearbox or the frame so that their pivot point is correct on either side? Some alu fabbing will be required. Are you capable of also fabricating an attachment point to the aluminium original equipment shift lever so that the universal set will work? How long does it need to be and will it be of sufficient adjustability? Are the splines on the OEM lever the same as another machine's?

They are universal and it'll be a shit show, but potentially a lot of fun, too. I suggest you get with your local fabricator and explain to him or her what you'd like to accomplish. Copying how others have done it is one way to go. Study the items on offer and copy away. Or, pony up the Sterling/Sheckels/Lira they ask because they've worked it out already.

I use a set of Raask rearsets and while not the sleekest of design they're quite effective and minimal fabbing, if any at all, needs to be done to make them work as intended.


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9Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 3:52 pm

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Of course you could look for some original BMW rear sets for a K.......you'll probably find them hidden under a pile of hen's teeth.  Rearsets?  723598

Rearsets?  Sam_0310

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10Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 5:06 pm

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Yes, good stuff, and still available too, though currently at about US$900 for the components (no 'set' available any longer) and the fact that they'd still have to be modified for an 'early' K, they're a good, clean choice. They fit 9/85 and later due to the exhaust hanger arrangement.


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1977 R75/7-R100 grey, '87 K100RS red, '93 K11-K12 aka 'Big Block' black, '96 K1100RS black, '98 K1200RS red, '09 K1300GT red, & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia black & white.

    

11Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 6:22 pm

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After you've paid through the nose for a fabricator to customize a Universal set of controls, you'll look back at the Raask and think they were pretty cheap after all.


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12Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Mon May 09, 2016 7:39 pm

Motorbike Mike

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It sounds like it's time to get some practice with a hacksaw, file and drill.
If you look here   http://www.k100-forum.com/t9549-jj-cobas-k100r-flying-brick  you'll  see a set I made from ally plate and a set of footrests.
If I can do it, I'm sure anyone can and you'll never know until you try. If you fail, try again-it's very satisfying.

    

13Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 5:06 am

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Thanks guys I appreciate the replies. A lot of things to consider here. I think I'm going to leave the rearsets to the end and either I'll be inspired to give it a go after I have finished all the other fabricaton or I will just buy the Raask ones and be done with it Wink

    

14Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 5:27 am

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Out of interest, how much are the Raask rear sets?

    

15Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 7:15 am

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For what its worth I had rear sets on my Honda 500-4 a long time back. Fitted them my self but they were a universal set and it was a struggle to get the rear brake sorted to the point of being worthwhile. Pivot points and pedal 'rest' position caused me grief.

I have 84RT and 92LT and have often wondered what needs to be changed so you don't have this issue with the footrests and different exhausts? Can the issue be solved by simply using the later exhaust and later footrest hangers?


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16Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 9:54 am

colly

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Raask ones were £180 - with a ridiculous £35 postage to Ireland, almost €300 all in.
I might just cut down the big plate dwon as I wont need rear footpegs. Make it looks slightly neater at least. I wonder if I could replace the pegs themselves - even some nice silver ones would look better than the big black chunks of plastic..

    

17Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 11:19 am

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Those plastic pegs are actually nice, thick rubber over aluminium and as such do an amazing job of reducing the inherent tingle of the vier-zylinder K motor which attacks your feet, along with the buzz through the 'bars and the whine through the petrol tank. Be sure to sort out the (probably rotten) rubber intake manifolds, ignition timing and tyre balance, all go a long way to reducing that buzz.


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18Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 11:34 am

Motorbike Mike

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If they fit straight on the bike, I don't think they're daft money.

    

19Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 2:25 pm

colly

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@Motorbike Mike wrote:If they fit straight on the bike, I don't think they're daft money.
Yes you are right - but at almost €400 for the BSK ones, it just seems like a lot for me as I only paid €450 for the bike in the first place!  Very Happy

    

20Back to top Go down   Rearsets?  Empty Re: Rearsets? on Tue May 10, 2016 2:54 pm

Motorbike Mike

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Unfortunately that's the territory you enter into when you start a project and the purchase price of the original bike becomes irrelevant. 
Sometimes you have to spend a some money to get what you want in order to achieve the bike you've set out to build. 
I've taught myself to weld aluminium amongst other disciplines to get what I'm after at reasonable cost.....and there's the satisfaction of course.

    

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