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1Back to top Go down    Greetings from North Jersey (New Jersey) on Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:26 pm

Mrhoades

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Hello... my name is Mike.
Recently picked up a 85 K100 RT ... 34K miles, one (gentleman) owner and couldn't be happier. Such a solid machine. I did look at the 'other forums' but settled here after a few searches. Will be looking for guidance on my wrenching and performance upgrades. 1st order of biz is to lower the dang thing... Im all but 5'6" (and a half) and standing tippy toe is not fun. Next will be the good ol spline checks and lube-a-thon. (seen the Chris Harris vids). I will share my experiences and hopefully pics as I progress.

    

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Welcome!

I glance at the other forums too, but this is my preferred destination for inspiration and information.


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Father, Monk, Artist, Rider of the K

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1985 K100RT (slowing morphing into... "something")

Past Rides:
1970 R50/5
1975 R90S
1982 R65LS
    

duck

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Instead of lowering it you might want to look at going with a low seat setup that was used on K75s but also will fit K100s.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down    new member follow up on Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:44 pm

Mrhoades

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Thanks Vit K and Duck. Turns out I have a RS (not RT). Ill be crafting a low profile seat... but still want to 'stance' it down by an inch, nothing outrageous.

    

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@Mrhoades wrote:Thanks Vit K and Duck. Turns out I have a RS (not RT). Ill be crafting a low profile seat... but still want to 'stance' it down by an inch, nothing outrageous.
Welcome along Mike,

Good choice forum wise - lots of helpful people, some healthy banter, occasional meet ups (but no pressure - those that do do and those that would rather not don't) and heaps of technical knowledge. Personally, I like the look and feel of the forum, it isn't quite so clinical as other forums and is pretty easy to use to post pics, comments and responses - all down to a huge amount of work by our founder Mr Crazy Frog way back when.

Word of caution, an inch is a lot in terms of dropping the back end - you will probably find that getting her up into her centre stand is a whole lot harder and she will sit more upright on her side stand. Lots of posts on the subject, try typing some suitable words into the "search" box and follow the trail to see the breadth of advice on the subject. Crafting a lower profile seat has to be the best solution...or high heel boots!

Good luck and enjoy


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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)
    

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