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1Back to top Go down    New Member on Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:03 am

FINNIE

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Hi I've got a 1986 K100RS - great bike but the local authorities built the roads too near my bum so I need some advice on lowering my Brick Laughing santa

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New Member on Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:36 pm

MartinW

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Welcome to the asylum from the land of OZ, I too did suffer from ducks disease but I am cured. Some methods of lowering the Brick impact negatively on handling and the ability to be placed on the centre stand. So the ones with the least impact, you can drop the front forks through the trees up to 1/2". Go out and buy some shoe lifts (Ebay)this can give you and extra inch plus in height. Next go and buy boots with the thickest soles you can find, take the lifts with you as you need to try the lifts in the boots. Some boots won't take lifts comfortably. I have three pair of boots for my Bricking, a pair of road motorcycling boots, a pair of nylon hiking boots and a pair of elastic sided work boots. This gains you another inch plus in height. If you do all three you are now effectively gained at least 2.5" plus in height.

You can also buy a lowered OEM seat or have your seat lowered by an upholsterer that knows what he is doing. With guidance from Brick mates and other sites I did my own I did however have a spare. I am 5'6" -5'7" and can flat foot with bent knees with front fork mod, thicker soles and a lowered OEM seat. There is a shorter rear shock available but it impacts cornering clearance and the centre stand will be nearly impossible to operate.
Regards Martin.

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: New Member on Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:13 pm

Dai

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Hi Finnie. Talk to Olaf from Cork - he's a bit challenged in the height department too. And


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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,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New Member on Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:52 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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And??????????????

Would you like sprinkles with your Christmas pudding??????


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Mystic Red 58,645 now 67,300 miles
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New Member on Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:22 pm

Dai

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Pretty coloured ones please bounce bounce


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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