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1Back to top Go down    Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:52 am

td5

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HI Folks,
My friend has an immaculate 94 K75 and needs a low seat option as he's just a wee bit short in the leg!
Anybody have one?
Cheers
Mike


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:00 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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As an alternative......

Pull stanchions up 10-15mm, front tyre change to 100/80 [from 110/90] gets another 10mm drop and rear tyre change from 130/90 to 130/80 or 140/80. Get rid of the standard shock which will fail anywayand get a YSS shock, found its a little shorter. Discovered it all gets a drop of about 25-30mm all in and keeps the comfort of the standard seat. It also avoids feeling the legs are a bit scrunched up.

I am shorter in the leg too and this made a huge difference. You can also geta thicker sole put on the boots.


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1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:03 pm

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As a cheaper alternative re-profile the seat foam and have a new cover made. It worked on my 84 K100RS.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:15 pm

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I had a short-legged friend who had the rider foam shaved down where the legs go down to the sides and that helped.

I have an excellent condition Corbin low seat with red piping if that is needed. (No other low seat parts though.)


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:17 am

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I will havea complete low seat installation as per the OEM with an almost new condition seat for sale when I get my sidecar rig built and no further need for the low seat. Might be a while though!

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:24 am

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Hi Kando,
Let me know when your ready as I'm sure my friend will take it.
Thanks
Mike


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:38 am

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Okay Mike, I'll keep this thread in mind so you've got the first shout- postage might be a bit to Oz though.

Ducks suggestion is a goer though I did this before I got the proper gear, it was easy to do, drill out the rivets, peel back the covering ( or take it off and replace if it's Knackered) shave the foam down, an electric breadknife is good here but not of course the one that SWMBO might know about. Refit the cover- easy-peasy flat foot when stopped. I'm only 5'7" and 125lb so don't need much of a bum-pad- - the seat width is more of an issue though. Incidentally, the Low Seat is wider at the front than a 'shaved down' standard seat!

Trevor

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:18 am

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@Kando wrote:Okay Mike, I'll keep this thread in mind so you've got the first shout- postage might be a bit to Oz though.

Ducks suggestion is a goer though I did this before I got the proper gear, it was easy to do, drill out the rivets, peel back the covering ( or take it off and replace if it's Knackered) shave the foam down, an electric breadknife is good here but not of course the one that SWMBO might know about. [Seasonal hint: Buy her a dishwasher and make sure to run the blades through itafterwards]. Refit the cover- easy-peasy flat foot when stopped. I'm only 5'7" and 125lb so don't need much of a bum-pad- - the seat width is more of an issue though. Incidentally, the Low Seat is wider at the front than a 'shaved down' standard seat!

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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:37 am

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Olaf, you must be a wealthier man than I, or not spending enough on your Khobby! I'd go for a shiny new electric knife as a pressie and take away the old one to (ahem)chuck in the bike shed, this is a much cheaper option!
Or are you after extra brownie points?

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:24 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Not so sure.......Never owned an electric knife.....You must therefore have eleKtricKery too. But my K has a bbq. Sadly it's an old model and doesn't have the cappuccino machine option. Being a tea drinKer that sits well with me....

The post reminded me of back in seventies when the thing to do was to buy a round tin of Duckhams chain grease, take your chain off, clean it and coil it on top of the solid grease. When mother went shopping on Saturday morning it was time to pop it in the oven for half an hour so it would melt and the chain sink in the grease. Let it cool a little and then lift it out with a wire so it could drip back into the tin. Eventually it cooled enough to put it back on the bike. It was years before she finally discovered why the cooker smelt a little strange despite being told it was the oven cleaner she was using. Since it seems my mother was the odd one to go shopping on Saturday there would always be a few bikes parked outside for chain lube........

All jokes aside I am 5' 8" and found those few changes I made have been perfect for me. I like a softer seat and the Comfort seat is really good if you can drop the stanchions, rear shock and tyre depth.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:31 am

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Ye Gods!! The tin of Duckhams chain grease in the backyard smoking away overheated on top of a difficult to controlPrimus stove, black finger nails, black blobs of solidified gunge on jeans and shoes and my 88SS - - - memories are made of this tra-la-la ! No chain lubing is one benefit of shafties I suppose! And NO elektrikery in our cottagein the depths of rural Dorset in the early '60's.

Fitting the shorter Hagon shock made a huge difference before the Low seat fitment, but since my bike is an early'c' with 18" wheel & 120/90 tyre I cannot reduce the rolling diameter at the back so would lifting the stanchions even by 15 mm make much difference at the foot position, and would it alter the steering response too much, Iv'e never experienced 'a slapper' , well not on a bike nor do I want to!

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:43 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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My Primus stove was used for camping. I wouldn't have put my chain near it!!!

I don't know my K75 very well. Does that mean the 18" wheel is a drum brake model? A change to a K100 rear end Monolever disc brake final drive would give you a 17" wheel. You would need the brake set up but its same as K100, there's another thread here on that change.With a 17" wheel and tyre changefrom a 120/90 rear that's 108mm deep to a 130/80 that's 104mm would drop the rear a total of about 16mm. These don't alter the configuration between bars/seat/footrest positions.

Dropping front and rear at same time by same amount will be less dramatic than dropping the front on its own. A sharp drop on front end alone it will fall into corners quicker.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 84,600 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:26 pm

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That's right my '86 C model is a drum jobbie, quite adequate for my now sensible riding style, its a relatively high miler just shy of 102k miles so spending a load of dosh changing the rear drive might be better spent putting towards a decent later model S. My first K did have the 17" rear wheel and I was much more comfortable on that when in unknown towns and traffic. Riding isn't a problem---it's having to plonk your foot down at a traffic light on a hill on a wet, diesel stained road with bad camber and being damn sure that there's some road where the leg runs out of reach affraid. Hence the conversion of this bike to a combo cheers

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14Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:29 am

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Kando you can get a 120/70/18 these days, that's going to drop it a bit.


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:55 am

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Thanks for the heads-up cster, I've had a search but cannot find that size available for a rear fitment in UK however the slightly fatter 130/70r18V Rear is available from several brands and being nearly 1.5" less diameter would drop the back end by .75" or so and stillgive swingarm clearanceas it is less than .5" wider. That gain plus lifting the stanchions by 15mm as Olaf suggests would be a way to always ''flat-foot''.

Thanks guys

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Wanted Low Seat Option for 1994 K75 on Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:22 pm

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@td5 wrote:Hi Kando,
Let me know when your ready as I'm sure my friend will take it.
Thanks
Mike


Hi Mike,
pm sent.

    

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