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sealandroader

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after a lifetime of various bikes , i have finally returned to the K100, its a basic model built in january 1984 but not registered until 1985 , i am the 3rd owner and the bike has covered just 4765 miles from new , and the mot certificates back this up, the seat height is just to high for me , so am looking for a low seat to make my bike really usable. i am usually based in the cheshire area or the scottish borders ---retired.

    

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Welcome here, after all you found your way to a good K.
The mileage is realy low, could be some things to do.
Is the tank inside OK?

Does the bike run?
Any pictures?

Cheers from germany


Nice small town you live in


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Welcome back! Very Happy


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
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Welcome! Good luck with the bike. If you are vigilant and patient, a low seat will appear. All I know about Cheshire I've learned from Lewis Carroll and Caught On Camera.SmileChocolate's photo of it is very compelling.


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WelKome from an Aussie with a big gap, but in my case no bike for quite a while.

I had a similar problem with seat height, but rather than chase a low seat, had the existing one rebuilt by a specialist to a lower height in the padding, with more dense special foam.

He does mail order, freight and return but the cost to Oz may be a bit prohibitive! affraid

Perhaps someone closer could advise you.Very Happy

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
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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A few little mods as I also have issues with seat heights.

I got a rear YSS shock that dropped the rear end a small bit.
My standard seat was re covered [it came off another 84RS] by its previous owner and is slightly lower.
Rear tyre go for 140/80 instead of 130/90. Its a 5mm drop.
Fork stanchions can be pulled up slightly and I believe up to about 15mm is available at the front end by doing this.

My LT was Comfort seat and it was tip toe when stopped, my RT gets both feet flat on the ground and definitely much easier to manage.


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

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