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1Back to top Go down    K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:24 am

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G'Day from sunny Western Australia. For those who don't know about Australia's West, we get almost 200 days of sunshine a year, it is bikers heaven!

You would be mad not to own a bike here and I have had many. I used to own a K100LT about ten years ago and loved it. A few bikes later and I now own a pristine 1986 K100RS.

But there is trouble in paradise, I am getting older and the riding position is giving my old back and arms a workout that I could live without!

So I have decided to change the handlebars to RT bars. I have ordered a secondhand set of bars, clutch cable, choke cable and brake hose as the RS ones will be too short.

Has anyone else done this?

Do you have enough slack in the electrical wiring loom to reach the longer bars without cutting and splicing? How is the wind with the more upright position?

If it has not been tried, I will take pics as I go and report on the results.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:37 am

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Hi Bigsax welcome to the funny farm.
The wiring on the switches is long enough but you may need the throttle cable as well all the others.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:16 am

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welcome aboard

rt bars are really a big change ...perhaps a slightly shorter version rise might make a difference ...like the naked or "c" type bar of about 4 inches rise rather than the 10 inch of the rt style

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4Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:11 am

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Hi Rick. Yes I did order the throttle cable as well and the dash pad.

Hi Charlie, I stand to be corrected but I think the forks may be shorter on the RS by 50mm giving me a total lift of 50mm. I have not put the two side by side so you may be right.

I also thought I might play about with the angle of the bars as well. I mean if you are going away from standard you may as well try everything!

Thanks for the warm welcome.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:33 pm

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Hi Bigsax,
Great to have you with us pop your query over in the "Frame fairing & wheels" not everyone reads the into section and you may miss a pearl of wisdom.
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6Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:56 pm

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@K-BIKE wrote:Hi Bigsax,
Great to have you with us pop your query over in the "Frame fairing & wheels" not everyone reads the into section and you may miss a pearl of wisdom.
Regards,
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Good idea K-Bike, er newbie, how do I do it?

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:45 pm

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8Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:03 pm

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If you are not sure which way you wish to go with the bars you could try a set of dog bones, most are of the 4inch type and some are 22mm you just grab an old second hand set of bars and use the knurling to fit your bike and cut the rest away stick the bog bones on and use your bars to experiment. Tighten everything up before you consider playing on the road though. You get to find a position and then determine if its c type or rt type that you want.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:46 am

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The most common swap from 'S' bars is to use 'C' bars.

They are virtually the same width and rake as the bars on an RS but a couple of inches higher. They don't alter the look massively, they allow you to use the original cables (but need the brake hose from a 'C' and the crash pad) and don't create clearance issues.

The only drawback is that it's such a common swap that second-hand 'C' bars are getting hard to find.

    

10Back to top Go down    New bar pics on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:42 pm

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The problem with living in Perth is that anything you order takes more than a week to get here.

I have been champing at the bit to get on with this job but could not start until today.
it took longer than an hour to get the heated left grip off the old bars, there was some corrosion underneath that really made it difficult. In fact I totally stuffed the grip getting it off. But I live in Perth, I need refrigerated grips, not heated ones Very Happy



Here are the RS & RT bars side by side, about a 70mm lift, really 60mm for me as I used bar risers on the RS bars.



I am going to tackle the cables over the next couple of days, any tips?


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11Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:47 pm

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You will find it easier with the air filter box out of the way.
One more tip is don't walk out in front of busses it hurts like hell when they hit you. Very Happy


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12Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:48 pm

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I too have risers on a RS and it is certainly better but even though I was offered a set of RT bars they look so bloody big and may look bizarre on a RS....on the other hand a set of naked bars would be just about right...anyone got a set laying around gathering dust? and besides I may be able to avoid changing all the cables and wires.


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Chassis number0019026
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ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
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13Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:58 pm

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I'm running K1100RS bars (wider than K100RS) on 50mm barbacks (50mm lift and 50mm back). They work great on the sidecar in combination with the low K seat. Good bar height, not too much lean forward and good leverage. Have done 1000kms in a day on the sidecar with this combo.
Another mod in this area; I'm running a K75S top triple clamp, the bar clamps are cast in not rubber mounted. With no flex at all the steering is much more direct.

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14Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:23 am

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@AL-58 wrote:I'm running K1100RS bars (wider than K100RS) on 50mm barbacks (50mm lift and 50mm back). They work great on the sidecar in combination with the low K seat. Good bar height, not too much lean forward and good leverage. Have done 1000kms in a day on the sidecar with this combo.
Another mod in this area; I'm running a K75S top triple clamp, the bar clamps are cast in not rubber mounted. With no flex at all the steering is much more direct.

Al

Thanks Al but I think I am getting enough feedback vibration from the bars as it is. Take away the rubber mounts and I recon I would not be able to feel my hands for a week after a decent ride. Have you noticed any increase?


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15Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:33 am

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@Bigsax wrote:
@AL-58 wrote:I'm running K1100RS bars (wider than K100RS) on 50mm barbacks (50mm lift and 50mm back). They work great on the sidecar in combination with the low K seat. Good bar height, not too much lean forward and good leverage. Have done 1000kms in a day on the sidecar with this combo.
Another mod in this area; I'm running a K75S top triple clamp, the bar clamps are cast in not rubber mounted. With no flex at all the steering is much more direct.

Al

Thanks Al but I think I am getting enough feedback vibration from the bars as it is. Take away the rubber mounts and I recon I would not be able to feel my hands for a week after a decent ride. Have you noticed any increase?
Not really. None of my K100 sidecars have ever had much in the way of engine vibes though. Possibly the attached sidecar chassis absorbs some of it or maybe its because i'm very fussy when I synch the throttle bodies.
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16Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:38 am

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Al-58 Is that a ref to Arlo guthery in your signature????


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17Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:51 am

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@K75cster wrote:Al-58 Is that a ref to Arlo guthery in your signature????
Could be. He's touring here soon, very entertaining on stage


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18Back to top Go down    Job Done, First Impressions with Pics on Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:33 am

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Ok, here is some info for anyone considering this.

First off you have to REALLY want to do it!

For me, I had been unhappy with the effects the riding position was having on my arms (I have tendonitis) and I had come to the decision to sell her and buy a K75 C or RT. I even had the old girl advertised and when a guy came to buy her I pretty much talked him out of it! Obviously we were meant t be together.

I got a quote from the mechanic I use to convert the bars to RT bars and it was going to be $1000. Used bars, everything else new.

I am no mechanic but consider myself quite handy with a spanner so I decided to to the job myself. I sourced everything used, bars, dash pad, clutch cable, brake line, and choke cable for about $150.

If you are going to tackle this and you have not done too much before with your K be prepared to give it about 5 hours. Mine took longer but I had trouble with the heated grip.

Put cable ties back on! I thought the cables are tidy enough but they are not for looks. As I found out when the revs go up when I turn the handlebars. (trick for new players)

Here are some pics of the finished job.



The bars look different from the front as you can now see them.





I think they look okay, not too out of place.




I think only people who are familiar with the K bikes would know there is something different going on.



On this last pic you can really see the height of the new bars.

I took her for a 200klm ride and found the following.

The riding position is perfect for me, no strain on my arms or wrists. Also better for my neck. It is so much easier to chuck a look over your shoulder than under your arm!

These positives are great at speeds up to about a ton. At higher speed you do get a bit more of a buffeting. I am over six foot so it is always going to be hard to avoid this unless you have a barn door as a fairing. I adjusted the fairing deflector to the max but still found the wind hit at about my chin level. I am thinking of some sort of mod to the deflector to help with this.

Where I live it is almost always hot and a bit of airflow is actually appreciated. It does make it harder to chuck that vital look over your shoulder though. I have a top line Shoei
Helmet but I still really felt the drag performing this task.

So overall my recommendation for this is, if you use the bike as a commuter and a lot in traffic and not primarily long haul rides, it is perfect. If you are going around Australia on it modify or change the fairing as well.








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19Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:15 am

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Obviously the RS fairing is not designed to work with the height of the RT bars.
Maybe the screen Aeroflow was making for the RS is a solution. It almost turned an RS into an LT for screen height.


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20Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:27 am

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@AL-58 wrote:Obviously the RS fairing is not designed to work with the height of the RT bars.
Maybe the screen Aeroflow was making for the RS is a solution. It almost turned an RS into an LT for screen height.

Yep, I would say for long haul trips get one. Can they have an easy attach and release system?


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21Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:42 am

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As far as I know the attachment is all velcro tabs. Never had one myself, I just remembered they exist.
I'm more of a low screen or no screen type of guy. Clean air in the face is better than turbulent air.
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22Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:42 am

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@AL-58 wrote:As far as I know the attachment is all velcro tabs. Never had one myself, I just remembered they exist.
I'm more of a low screen or no screen type of guy. Clean air in the face is better than turbulent air.
Al

Hey Al, is that a car tyre on your front?


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23Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:06 am

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@Bigsax wrote:
Hey Al, is that a car tyre on your front?
Yep, a 145/65-15 from the front of a Smart car. Steers very well, no tram tracking at all, good sized contact patch for speed and for braking. I've run a 135/80 before, this is a much better tyre.
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24Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:11 am

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Guy's I have just got a set of C bars off Ebay here in the UK to fit on my RS, what all will I need? Clutch, Choke, throttle cables, will they have to be for a 75C or will the RT cables work. Also will I need a new dashboard pad?

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25Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:21 am

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All the cable should fit ok. RealOEM part numbers say the cables are the same ones. It's when you swap to RT/LT bars that you get problems.


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26Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:31 am

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how about the hose to the master cylinder?

Looked up RealOEM and it says it's the same part no. Happy day's.


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27Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:03 am

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@ali2908 wrote:how about the hose to the master cylinder?

Looked up RealOEM and it says it's the same part no. Happy day's.

If your RS has the brake pipe that goes through the steering stem, then I think that you'll need the longer hose.

The RS with the steering stem pipe uses a hose 142mm long. The K75C with the same set-up uses a hose 165mm long.

The RS crash pad is required.

    

28Back to top Go down    simple and effective on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:55 am

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29Back to top Go down    New Pics of Fairing Addition on Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:38 am

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For those following this post, I have sorted out the wind buffeting problem caused by me now sitting higher than the fairing. A Laminar Lip.

I added this during the week and they work! Not as well has having an RT fairing but I think they are a reasonably priced and stylish way to do it.





Also I got from ebay a pair of foam over grips and that deadens the vibrations quite a lot. I also added a pair of wrist rests to help with my tendonitis. This is now a really comfortable ride for me. I love that these old bikes are so well built and undervalued. Taking a spanner to a $20,000 bike is frightening. Taking a spanner to a $3,000 bike is fun!



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30Back to top Go down    K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:24 am

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And a tasteful hood ornament on the Toyota.
Hopefully everything is comfy for you now.
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31Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:30 am

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Yes thanks RT.

I had just come back from a ride and like most on here with the K pox, could not wait to take pics and report!


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32Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 pm

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" a pair of foam over grips and that deadens the vibrations quite a lot. I also added a pair of wrist rests to help with my tendonitis."

a great idea makes for a much more comfortable ride.
I need to purchase a rest for my K, as I am always pinching my wifes from her bike, Oh well it's only a Suzuki.. ouch.


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33Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:11 pm

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Found this site while ago: http://cycle-ergo.com/ It shows you your forward lean and knee angle + riding silhouette. Includes K series vehicles too.


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34Back to top Go down    Brake hose on Wed May 20, 2015 4:54 pm

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Hey BigSax, i'm doing the same swap on my 1988 K100RS SE. Can you tell me what brake hose you used? I found the bars, clutch cable, throttle cable and choke cable already.

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35Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed May 20, 2015 5:13 pm

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I would guess the std. hose for the RT/LT was used, part # 34 32 1 451 571
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36Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Thu May 21, 2015 1:43 am

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@Bigsax wrote:....
Also I got from ebay a pair of foam over grips and that deadens the vibrations quite a lot. I also added a pair of wrist rests to help with my tendonitis. This is now a really comfortable ride for me.
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I just wonder if you'd get some benefit from handle bar end weights. They reduce the handlebar vibration especially with RT bars.


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37Back to top Go down    Bar length? on Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:10 pm

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Think I'm going to order a BarSnake for my LT handlebars to help with vibration. Anyone know the length of the bars? I can't seem to find their measurements on the net.

    

38Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:50 pm

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Kaptain Holister wrote:
@Bigsax wrote:....
Also I got from ebay a pair of foam over grips and that deadens the vibrations quite a lot. I also added a pair of wrist rests to help with my tendonitis. This is now a really comfortable ride for me.
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I just wonder if you'd get some benefit from handle bar end weights. They reduce the handlebar vibration especially with RT bars.

2nd that.

Ive got 1100LT bars (entire front end) fitted....including the stock end weights. I have never ridden without them to compare...but I get basically zero vibes through the bars. I also have the rubber dampers in the bar mounts in the triple clamps crushed down real tight (dont just tighten the nuts up in the bar clamps to do this - you must use thrust washers), so if anything this would increase the vibe level....but as I said I get nuthin!


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39Back to top Go down    Bar end weights on Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:11 am

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I actually have aftermarket bar end weights that i purchased for my RS bars only to find out they would not fit on the RS bars. Would they for certain fit with my new LT bars? I'd sure like to have them on there as the right bar end weight is also a cruise control.

    

40Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:41 am

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After the weekend fighting crosswinds on the RS sidecar and giving my left arm and shoulder hell, I relented and decided to try the RT bar option. The bike already has LT cables etc, so it was just the bars (which i had sitting in the garage, a no cost experiment).

So I took off the wide 16v RS bars and barbacks I've been using and replaced with the 1100LT bars (still using a K75 top clamp with solid mounts). Too about 2 hrs all up, i havent wired the heated grips yet. The bike is so much easier to ride its amazing. I don't think my shoulder will complain too much now. The big test will be in two weeks when we have a camping run to Dungog, the twists and turns of the Putty Road should be enough of a test. The mirrors work better too, i now have a completely unobstructed view.

I'm still not fond of the looks though.

Might to time to try and locate a K100RT fairing I think.

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41Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:15 am

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You or anyone else are welcome to the RT fairing bits I have if it helps. Most of it's fallen apart. I ripped it off last week and gone naked.
Most of it is pretty rough if not totally broken but there may be bits that are useful.

I'm going RT to RS.


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42Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:46 pm

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Please can help me somebody, I want change on my k100 RS handlebars, and I buy one handlebars from k1100 LT, what I must the change to put it on my bike.
Sorry for my bad english
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43Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:41 pm

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@soso wrote:Please can help me somebody, I want change on my k100 RS handlebars, and I buy one handlebars from k1100 LT, what I must the change to put it on my bike.
Sorry for my bad english
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This thread has that info...


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44Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:50 pm

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@soso wrote:Please can help me somebody, I want change on my k100 RS handlebars, and I buy one handlebars from k1100 LT, what I must the change to put it on my bike.
Sorry for my bad english
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You need....

K100LT/RT clutch cable, it's longer.
K100LT/RT accelerator/throttle cable, it's longer.
K100LT/RT front brake pipe from the master cylinder to the junction in the down tube.
K100LT/RT spider fairing support mounting if you are changing the fairing.
I think also the K100LT/RT ignition/switch impact pad.

I don't think the LT bars fit the RS fairing.


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45Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:11 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@soso wrote:Please can help me somebody, I want change on my k100 RS handlebars, and I buy one handlebars from k1100 LT, what I must the change to put it on my bike.
Sorry for my bad english
regards everybody from Croatia


You need....

K100LT/RT clutch cable, it's longer.
K100LT/RT accelerator/throttle cable, it's longer.
K100LT/RT front brake pipe from the master cylinder to the junction in the down tube.
K100LT/RT spider fairing support mounting if you are changing the fairing.
I think also the K100LT/RT ignition/switch impact pad.

I don't think the LT bars fit the RS fairing.

What difference between LT or RT handlebar becaus I see here some poeple do it that with rt handlebars


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46Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:30 am

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The RT/LT handlebars are the same.

What I mean is that these may not fit with the RS fairing still on, not sure but I think I saw a post about that. If you get an RT/LT faring you must get the spider bracket for it.

If you have heated grips the bars differ. I replaced the bars on my RT simple because there were very rusted and bought another RT/LT bars so I could repaint them. The new ones were perfect so I put them on. But the new ones were for heated grips and the ends differ. I don't have the heated grips and just cut the ends off. But if you do have heated grips then you need theRT/LT barsfor the heated grips.

Be careful doing it because you have to wriggle the electrical connections to get the switchgear to fit, no need to change any of these. But in making the connections check every connection under the tank and test it after to make sure everything works before you refit the tank. Especially the clutch electrical connector......otherwise no start.


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47Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:48 am

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@soso wrote:Please can help me somebody, I want change on my k100 RS handlebars, and I buy one handlebars from k1100 LT, what I must the change to put it on my bike.
Sorry for my bad english
regards everybody from Croatia

I change the handlebar on my k100 rs and must changed
K100LT/RT clutch cable
K100LT/RT accelerator/throttle cable
K100LT/RT front brake pipe from the master cylinder to the junction in the down tube.
and now is extra for drive my bike


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48Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:56 am

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This is how look now, I am very hapy now with my position when I drive my bike


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49Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:13 am

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Reviving an old thread. I am looking for a bit of extension from the K1100RS bars but not nearly to the point of the K-LT bars. I use K-RS bars on my R100RS and they are perfect, but with the longer reach over the tank of the K11RS, not so much. I have a set of barbacks that have the threaded holes for the dash cover and I also have a set of R90S bars that look like they may be even better.

What other "half-way to LT" solutions have people devised? I want to generally keep the sport riding position, just a bit less so. Now is the time to test them as the bike is dismantled for deep maintenance.

    

50Back to top Go down    Re: K100RS to K100RT Handlebar swap on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:47 pm

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@beemerphile wrote: I have a set of barbacks that have the threaded holes for the dash cover and I also have a set of R90S bars that look like they may be even better. . . .
Have you checked the R90S's handlebar to determine if there is adequate room for the K11's hydraulics and switches?


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