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1Back to top Go down    Rear Shock Type on Sun May 07, 2017 11:28 am

Davep

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Hi Guys,

Just a quick question, is the rear shock on my'83 RS the same as the newer model with ABS? Some ones put doubt in my head! Rolling Eyes

Cheers

Dave


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Sun May 07, 2017 12:35 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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Dave,

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the rear shock is the same regardless of whether you have ABS or not. I replaced mine with Realm Engineering's RAM Shock and there never was any discussion about if I had ABS and I don't see why it would make a difference. There are several aftermarket shocks available. What make of shock do you have fitted at the moment?


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Sun May 07, 2017 1:25 pm

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Hello!

All rear shocks for the K 8 valvet Bikes are the same,
talking about BMW OEM shock.
ABS doesn't matter!!!
The length is 350 mm.

The K 16 valvet shocks are longer and shouldn't be used for the K 8 valvet bikes.

The best price shock you can buy on the market are from YSS,
they have two different, the less expensive one is perfect.

Cheers


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Sun May 07, 2017 1:55 pm

Davep

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote: What make of shock do you have fitted at the moment?

Thanks for the advice, it's a Hagon shock fitted at the moment but trying to decide if a replacement would be cheaper than getting it reconditioned.

Cheers

Dave


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Sun May 07, 2017 7:02 pm

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Here in Oz, it will be cheaper to have a shock rebuilt than to buy a new one. My rebuilt Koni is excellent, though some have had issues with rebuilt ones.
The new RAM that I bought for the other bike is also excellent.

Bill


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1985 K100RT Blue. VIN 0029036K100RT ENG 104EA25852071
1990 K100LT Black. VIN WB105060310190452
1984 K100RT White. VIN. 0023022K100RT ENG 104EA32848523
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Sun May 07, 2017 11:21 pm

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ABS does matter on aftermarket shocks that have a "piggyback" reservoir (like Ohlins) since the rear ABS modulator doesn't leave room for it.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Mon May 08, 2017 5:41 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I checked around rebuilding shocks locally and the cheapest option tracked down as YSS and they are excellent.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Mon May 08, 2017 12:24 pm

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@Davep wrote:Hi Guys,

Just a quick question, is the rear shock on my'83 RS the same as the newer model with ABS? Some ones put doubt in my head! Rolling Eyes

Cheers

Dave

As far as I know, all of the 8 valve K-100, save the K-100LT have the same 350 MM shock. The late 80's K-100 had the Nivomat self leveling shock, not too many of these left in bikes these days.
I replaced the stock shock with a FOX a long time ago.

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9Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Tue May 09, 2017 2:58 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I checked around rebuilding shocks locally and the cheapest option tracked down as YSS and they are excellent.

Second the vote for YSS. Good shock and a lot cheaper than others.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Tue May 09, 2017 4:55 pm

Motorbike Mike

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@Davep wrote:
@Born Again Eccentric wrote: What make of shock do you have fitted at the moment?

Thanks for the advice, it's a Hagon shock fitted at the moment but trying to decide if a replacement would be cheaper than getting it reconditioned.

Cheers

Dave
Hi Dave,
Let me know if you want a YSS, I can get hold of them at the right money.

Mike.

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Rear Shock Type on Tue May 09, 2017 11:06 pm

Holister

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@Corkboy wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I checked around rebuilding shocks locally and the cheapest option tracked down as YSS and they are excellent.

Second the vote for YSS. Good shock and a lot cheaper than others.

I bought a nearly new second hand YSS to replace the oem on my K100RTnaked. Works well.


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