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1Back to top Go down    Greetings From British Columbia on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:28 am

Larry Myers

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I recently purchased a 1986 K100 RS.  I owned my last bike 30 years ago.  The K100 is resting in my garage while I await "Collector" plates, which will result in very affordable insurance premiums. The bike appears to be in excellent (low mileage) condition and at this point, the only aspect that appears unusual is a Nico Bakker exhaust.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Upside-down fork in a K100 '86 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:39 am

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3Back to top Go down    hmmmm on Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:28 pm

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Something went wrong and I thought I placed my topic in the introduction topic, so I deleted it... But this wasn't the case so here it is again.Laughing

Hi all,

I am planning on making a café racer from my K100.
The only thing I am not yet sure about is if I want to install an upside-down fork. I really like the looks and I don't mind a challenge.
I am aware of the fact that it's going to be an expensive conversion but I just want to make an estimation before I start, just so I don't get in over my head. 
I've done quite a lot of reading and at this point I've seen conversions with R1, GSXR and ZX7R forks. Almost all of them keeping the wheel that's supposed to be in that fork, but I would like to keep the current one . To make the forks (and calipers, discs, etc) fit, there is probably some machinery to be done for spacers and such, which shouldn't be a problem, but I want to make sure that it's save to make some of these adjustments.

Is there someone who has experience with a conversion like this? Maybe you guys have some do's and don'ts or just some general recommendations.  

Thanks!

-Sjoerd

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Upside-down fork in a K100 '86 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:04 pm

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Hello!

Can be done, if you know what you are doing.
But if you haven't changed all intake rubber it's not worth doing, the bike must be first serviced and almost new before doing a fork change.

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Upside-down fork in a K100 '86 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:19 pm

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Wow man, that looks awesome!
You did everything yourself? Really neat!
So you advise to finish the whole project and when everything is done, at that point I should consider a fork change?
Atleast thanks for all the pics, love the bike!

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Upside-down fork in a K100 '86 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:00 pm

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Nice looking bike Chocolate!  Off topic, but what gas cap is that?  Can you post a link or source? Did you have to do any special mods to the tank or cap to make it work?


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Upside-down fork in a K100 '86 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:30 am

Chocolate

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Morning!

I have to admit that this bike isn't my bike. What a pity :-)
It's a friends bike witch he is selling.
I try to gather some more info and tell you.

Cheers


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