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1Back to top Go down    Crash Slider on Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:34 pm

Time To Ride

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Has anyone here seen these sliders before, had any experience with them. They came with the bike but the puck on the right side was missing. Am having trouble finding them (on any style) online for my K75S, would think the mounting points would be the same on a 100 or 1100.




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2Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:05 am

blaKey

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As a suggestion, try aliexpress.com

Search on "sliders" in Motorcycle Accessories & Parts/Frames & Fittings/Falling Protection.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:09 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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We call them mushrooms over here. Never seen them on or for a K......


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:49 am

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For those, especially in the US, who don't know of Aliexpress, consider it China's version of Amazon, owned by Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba. Here's what a major business journal recently wrote about them:

"China is known as a hotbed of counterfeit production, andAliExpressis no exception. You can get all sorts of counterfeit items there, from electronics to clothing. Some sellers have also been known to defraud buyers by tricking them into paying before they receive an item and then disappearing with the money."

Of course there are many happy and satisfied customers, and that's how they keep the wheels turning.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:27 am

duck

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I've bought a lot of stuff on Ali Express. I've never had any issues getting refunds if a product doesn't show up, is garbage or gets damaged during shipping.

That said, I probably wouldn't buy anything there for more than $40-50.


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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
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:30 am

duck

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I'm not sure how much good a slider would do in that location. If a K75S goes down or gets tipped over you're still probably going to hit the turn signal/fairing and/or engine cover.


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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
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:48 am

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Watching traditional business models going down the tubes with anonymous catalogue or online sites being a major cause, and having spent most of my career in 'brick and mortar', I value personal experience and spoken advice when searching for a product. I occasionally pluck the ripe cherry from their (online) low hanging branches myself, so I'm not immune from the lure, nor above it, but I'm left feeling a bit cynical as I see small businesses get left behind or go by the wayside altogether.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:32 am

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@duck wrote:I'm not sure how much good a slider would do in that location. If a K75S goes down or gets tipped over you're still probably going to hit the turn signal/fairing and/or engine cover.

Yes, I wonder about it as well, would help in a parking lot type accident (the majority of mishaps) but in a long slide or worst it could do more damage then good. The slider is on held into the point the motor is attached to the frame with a 5" M10 bolt that can bend, pull, rip, brake off (maybe best) leaving a major repair not including plastics. No need for Vegas, a person is always playing the odds, Alliexpress


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I'm getting up in years now, and handling my top heavy RT is getting, let's say, a bit iffy. Last Fall on my trip out west I managed to drop it twice scratching up the right mirror and lower fairing.

I would really like to see a mounting system for the crash bars that did not break away when the bike lands on it. I'd really like to have a set because if they don't break away they do seem to be able to provide a bit of protection and might even make picking the bike up a little easier.

Sliders look nice, but in a couple years of looking I have yet to find any for my RT.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 pm

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If you look closely at the centre of the great, honkin slab of red plastic you'll see some R&G protection protruders protruding out the side. My hands were shaking as I drilled the pilot holes into the middle of those $950+ pieces of plastic, but if it ever falls over, with no Boxer cylinders sticking out, and no Brick to lean against, this bike would be flat out like a lizard drinking. Now, at least I've got something it'd be propped against. There are sliders on the front axle as well as the left hand side of the final drive/swingarm.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:08 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I'm getting up in years now, and handling my top heavy RT is getting, let's say, a bit iffy. Last Fall on my trip out west I managed to drop it twice scratching up the right mirror and lower fairing.

I would really like to see a mounting system for the crash bars that did not break away when the bike lands on it. I'd really like to have a set because if they don't break away they do seem to be able to provide a bit of protection and might even make picking the bike up a little easier.

Sliders look nice, but in a couple years of looking I have yet to find any for my RT.

I have had these misfortunes and find the engine bars are actually good leverage for getting it back up again. Its possible to raise it enough balanced on the engine bars to get a grip but its still not easy.

My K100LT ended up with a punctured right hand engine cover and completely destroyed plastics, easy enough to fix especially as another very thoughtful member [88 Will Crean] was buying a lower panel for his K100 and was being given one in my colour........so he brought the lot, including ducktail and which eventually landed in my shed. This is a project coming back on stream. To be honest the engine bars would only have saved the engine cover on this occasion.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:21 am

duck

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The engine protection bars (a.k.a. parking lot tipover bars) are rubber mounted so that they tear away instead of cracking open the oil sump or breaking things where the engine mounts to the frame. It's easier to get home with a scratched faring than with a broken oil sump.


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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
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:01 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I shit-canned mine after the bike fell over in the garage and the damn right side "crash bar" tore a 4'"x 6" chunk out of the lower fairing panel when it broke loose from the totally useless lower mount.

I'm thinking of a lower mount for the OEM bars that is made out of a sheet of .100" stainless. It would be one piece attached to the bottom of the oil pan using all the screws that attach that bottom piece(I think there is 13 or 14 of them). It would be cut out for the oil drain plug and the filter cover. The sides would be bent up to provide a mounting surface for the bottom of the bars. Both crash bars would be connected to this single piece, helping to distribute any loads over both bar mounts. The bars would be rigidly mounted to the plate as well as to the upper mounts. With this mount, the engine castings should be protected in any but the most severe mishaps.

I should start working on it, and take some photos.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:17 am

Time To Ride

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I'm getting up in years now, and handling my top heavy RT is getting, let's say, a bit iffy. Last Fall on my trip out west I managed to drop it twice scratching up the right mirror and lower fairing.

I would really like to see a mounting system for the crash bars that did not break away when the bike lands on it. I'd really like to have a set because if they don't break away they do seem to be able to provide a bit of protection and might even make picking the bike up a little easier.

Sliders look nice, but in a couple years of looking I have yet to find any for my RT.

A screen shot of crashbars on an RT taken from the first video in a post by MEK http://www.k100-forum.com/t14440-k75-street-tracker-by-mek#174024
Good post!


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1994 BMW K75S ABS
USA Bike 43,000 mi
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:25 am

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:I would really like to see a mounting system for the crash bars that did not break away when the bike lands on it. I'd really like to have a set because if they don't break away they do seem to be able to provide a bit of protection and might even make picking the bike up a little easier.
Non-breakaway bars were installed on some European K75RT police motos. A member at the world famous MOTOBRICK.COM had a set on his naked moto. There must be some out there somewhere. Attached are photos of both a former police and a naked moto with that style.



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16Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:40 am

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Interesting. I wonder if those came from BMW or an aftermarket vendor.


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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
    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:13 am

Time To Ride

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@duck wrote:I'm not sure how much good a slider would do in that location. If a K75S goes down or gets tipped over you're still probably going to hit the turn signal/fairing and/or engine cover.

Yes, put the sliders back on and the line from the C/L of the bike on the ground to the slider runs through the motor. Thought the handlebars would take the hit at the top but not even close, to many years on Adventure bikes I guess.


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1994 BMW K75S ABS
USA Bike 43,000 mi
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 am

duck

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Here's what happens when you go for a slide on the freeway. (not me)


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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
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:23 pm

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Puts me in mind of the R1100s - there's a 'Boxercup' special edition that has exotic (for BMW) carbon fibre and titanium rocker cover, er, covers. Cost an arm and a leg to replace if you ground one. Unlike the rocker covers underneath them which can be picked up on Oohbay for beer money.

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20Back to top Go down    Re: Crash Slider on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:19 pm

MartinW

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I actually got halfway through making a set until I decided they my cause even more damage. I believe I still have one around, I might have another look at it as I now have better access to machinery.http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,8456.msg64744.html#msg64744
Regards Martin.


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