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1Back to top Go down    Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:49 pm

blueeyedogre

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I've been searching the net for footpeg lower kits and I can find lots for newer BMW's but nothing for the old girls. Will the kits for the new bikes fit our old darlings?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:11 am

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Unlikely.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 am

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the k1200 and a few newer versions connect the foot peg via a bolt through the side plates and then either go up , down etc

the k100 series have cast pivot locations into the sideplate , I guess if you were to grind those off ...you could possibly fit an appropriate location bolt and go from there .

but an issue may be that the sideplate thickness will be too thin to properly take the weight of a foot peg and rider at the new location

beware the k1200 foot peg mount kits are notoriously expensive

maybe best option might be to make an adaptor plate out of something seriously decent in size ...perhaps 8 -10mm aluminium with 2 sets of mount holes .. the first set of holes for the standard gearbox mounts , the second set of holes for the new location of the entire footplate - and footpeg


just a heads up

plan with parts in hand before you cut or grind

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4Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:52 am

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:05 am

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looks like they will fit all the k bikes Will ...brilliant find


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:05 am

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The original question is, in my opinion, quite bizarre. Before asking a question like this I would google a picture of a newer BMW and compare what I see to my bike. It would be easy to see that they are completely different.
As it was my 60th birthday yesterday perhaps I am just being a grumpy old man. Rolling Eyes

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:20 am

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My question is why would you want to lower the pegs? They'll just scrape on turns.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:21 pm

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If the problem is that you're too tall, and your legs are cramping up? If so why not raise the seat? As stated by lowering the pegs you will definitely reduce your cornering clearance.

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9Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:35 pm

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@MartinW wrote:If the problem is that you're too tall, and your legs are cramping up? If so why not raise the seat? As stated by lowering the pegs you will definitely reduce your cornering clearance.

Regards Martin.

Not only move the seat up but back as well. I have a Russell seat on my LT that does both and works well for my 34" inseam.


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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 (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:44 am

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When I lowered my seat as per Duck I also lengthened the riders seat. As consequence it did shorten the passenger seat. But as I very rarely carry a pillion it doesn't matter and gives me more choice of movement.
Regards Martin.


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Footpeg Lowering Kit Question. on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:00 am

88

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I found this site on ergonomics:

Cycle-ergo.com. Hip angle is an issue for me especially on the K1 .

After trying many bikes on the site my LT with the bar risers and set back was top of the list.


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K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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