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1Back to top Go down    Longer Cables on Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:18 pm

blueeyedogre

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Anyone know where to order longer cables? I'd like to add a riser to the bars and bring them up a bit.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:59 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@blueeyedogre wrote:Anyone know where to order longer cables? I'd like to add a riser to the bars and bring them up a bit.

There are two lengths, RT/LT are the longer ones, all the others are shorter ones. If you are adding bar risers to RT/LT bars you will have to experiment with the routing.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 am

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You can't order cables per se as they come attached to the switch blocks and will cost you the price of two mortgages. I think you have a few choices:

1. ebay. Good old ebay... sort of.
2. Secondhand from Motorworks (or somewhere in the US and Canada)
3. Find a local competent auto-electrician and get them to splice in new wire sections. I stress the word 'competent' because so many of them have no real concept of what they are doing when it comes to lengthening wires. A hobby electronics guy is probably a better bet as he will understand the need to stagger the wiring joints.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:12 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I was thinking of the clutch/choke/throttle cables as they are the only ones that have two choices. You also need the brake hose from the front brake master cylinder to the headstock as this comes in two lengths.

As Dai says the electrical ones are single size stock and come with the switch blocks, the extra length is simply achieved by undoing the factory bunching up under the gas tank and straightening the wiring.


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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 74,700 miles
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Dai

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote: the electrical ones are single size stock and come with the switch blocks, the extra length is simply achieved by undoing the factory bunching up under the gas tank and straightening the wiring.
Whoops - forgot about that.


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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)
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:38 pm

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If you're just adding barbacks and moving the bars back an inch or so then you might not need longer cables.


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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
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:12 pm

blueeyedogre

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Electrical I'm not worried about, I've lengthened electrical on two previous bikes. Time consuming pain in the ___ but gives me something to do on cold winter days. Its the clutch, throttle, and choke cables that I need to buy longer. The brake line can be made easy enough assuming my K100 rt uses a standard 10mm banjo bolt.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Longer Cables on Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:23 pm

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Yes, Ks use standard banjo bolts.


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

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