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1Back to top Go down    K Bike Timeline? on Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:48 pm

Bikesmith

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Hey guys!
I just saw a photo of a K that looks very much like my '85 K100rs, except with a paralever rear end. That got me wondering about the chronology of changes to the K over the years.
Has anyone put together a comprehensive timeline of changes to the K by year? A quick bit of Googling didn't reveal anything, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It seems like it would be useful and interesting. I'd love to know how things changed by year (like when did the paralever show up?) and by market. I have one of the 49-state 85s (FYK!), so I know about that oddity. It also seems like it would be useful from a compatibility standpoint (Can I put a 1989 flagistat on my 1985?).
So, is there such a thing somewhere?
-Jon


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1985 BMW K100rs
1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO
1968 Honda CL125
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: K Bike Timeline? on Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:03 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf


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Paralever rear end came with the 16 valve engine.......but apparently can be retrofitted to the 8 valve K100!

That allows the later 3 spoke wheels to be fitted but needs some other mods like change in main/centre stand.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 81,400miles
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: K Bike Timeline? on Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:28 pm

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http://largiader.com/k75/khistory.html


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (K75C fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, 32/10 final drive)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
93 K1100RS
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT
91 K1
93 K75S
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: K Bike Timeline? on Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:25 pm

Bikesmith

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Duck, that's just what I had in mind. Thanks!
It still seems like it could be more thorough and user-friendly, but that's great. I figured somebody had to have compiled such a thing.
-Jon


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1985 BMW K100rs
1940 Royal Enfield WD/CO
1968 Honda CL125
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: K Bike Timeline? on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:57 pm

Holister

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realoem.com is a great reference for checking changes between model and year and for finding parts compatability between models. just enter the last 7 digits of your VIN


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
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