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1Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty After market levers 1992 K100 on Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:28 pm

gorio

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I was wondering if anyone has come across a good set of after market levers for a 1992 K100rs. Due to old injury's and well just being old I would love some modern adjustable levers.
I search a bit but haven't come up with much. I am sure I am not the only one the would enjoy this feature.
I know there is a BMW adjustable brake lever which would like solve half the problem. What about the clutch side?

Let me know what you have tried.

Thanks


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2Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:25 pm

duck

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Clutch - no.

Brake - yes.  The 4 position brake lever from a 94 or later K1100LT or K1100RS will fit a 92 4V K100.


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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
    

3Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 pm

gorio

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I was afraid that would be the answer. I will have to keep an eye out for a clutch lever after all you would think that would be the simpler one being cable and all.


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4Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:17 pm

Gr-Racing

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yes you can use after market levers on your k100 but you will need to make new cable for it.

    

5Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:54 pm

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RickG did some preliminary investigations on fitting a hydraulic clutch. It seems to be possible but a bit of reengineering would be involved.http://www.k100-forum.com/t9289-hydraulic-clutch
Regards Martin.


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6Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:30 pm

gorio

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@Gr-Racing wrote:yes you can use after market levers on your k100 but you will need to make new cable for it.
The cable length is not a big issue for me but finding a lever that works in the existing clutch lever perch is. The only thing I could do is order a few and hope one of them is of the correct dimensions. It seems know one bothers to publish the dimensions of their levers.
I was hoping some one had found one that works and thus save myself a search. I am basically lazy.


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7Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:38 pm

gorio

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@MartinW wrote:RickG did some preliminary investigations on fitting a hydraulic clutch. It seems to be possible but a bit of reengineering would be involved.http://www.k100-forum.com/t9289-hydraulic-clutch
Regards Martin.
Interesting read. I don't have a problem with a cable operated clutch. But that lever and I don't get along very well.
With the number of bikes that part number came on you would think there would be a market for a nice adjustable one.


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10Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:17 pm

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Just type in AliExpress. What is the actual problem with the OEM lever? It is possible to make a new lever using billet aluminium and basic hand tools but it will be time consuming. Also when changing a lever you need to take into account the amount of throw required in order to get correct activation.
Regards Martin.


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11Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:27 pm

gorio

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@MartinW wrote:Just type in AliExpress. What is the actual problem with the OEM lever? It is possible to make a new lever using billet aluminium and basic hand tools but it will be time consuming. Also when changing a lever you need to take into account the amount of throw required in order to get correct activation.
Regards Martin.
Thanks
I don't see myself whittling one out of a piece of aluminum although I am sure it is possible. The original lever is to much a of a reach to be comfortable for me.
I just figure someone may found one that works well. There are about 20 threads here and else where looking for such a thing. Guess I will have to go around measuring clutch levers until I find something close enough.


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2006 r1200rt for heavy lifting
    

12Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 pm

duck

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You can do some minor adjustments with the screw thing where clutch cable attaches to the clutch perch..  Probably not a whole lot though since you need enough lever pull to completely disengage the clutch.

Do not try to bend the clutch lever as they are made of an aluminum alloy that can break easily.


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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   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:54 pm

MartinW

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As per Duck if you move the lever closer to the grip you will have to modify the clutch arm. You will need to shorten the cable attachment point on the clutch arm in order to maintain the correct activation. This will actually make the clutch harder to activate.
Regards Martin.


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14Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:44 pm

Laitch

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Until more information surfaces about aftermarket assemblies, try rotating the handlebar lever assembly to move the lever upward. A small adjustment in that direction can make reach more comfortable.


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15Back to top Go down   After market levers 1992 K100 Empty Re: After market levers 1992 K100 on Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:51 pm

gorio

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@Laitch wrote:Until more information surfaces about aftermarket assemblies, try rotating the handlebar lever assembly to move the lever upward. A small adjustment in that direction can make reach more comfortable.
Thanks for the help.
I anything but new to motorcycling so have a few tricks. After riding with modern adjustable levers it makes this seem a bit ...well like 1992. I will workout something and report back if I find a good solution.


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