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1Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:33 pm

emp69

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I have been enjoying my re build of the k100, the best part is being able to do bits and still ride her.  However yesterday on the way to work all the oil dumped out of the rear shock.  It looks original so kind of expected.

The main issues is this is not my main mode of transport, in-fact I can walk to work that is how close it is.  It is just more fun on 2 wheels.  So I do not need a top of the line fix for the shock.

Do you know if you can ride this kind of a bike without oil in the shock, what are the safety / wear / comfort issues?

I have contacted the UK supplier and it will be around $550 delivered to AUS a recommended option however more than my budget for this build.  

A shock rebuilder in QLD can do it for around $250 excluding postage up and back.

So after my questions above, I am looking for feedback as to what my options are, ie has anyone got an old shocker that would fit my bike and give it a bit more life until I can upgrade to the better option?

Thanks I am having a great time and find everyone on this forum a great help.


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K100 91 ex police bike, 79 Harley Davidson Shovel, 81 xj Yamaha 750
68 Honda 125 (my very first bike which I still own)
    

2Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:44 pm

Inge K.

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Without oil your shockie have no damping  ie. bad road holding.

Rick G. have a Ikon for sale.....a bit better than one w/o oil.....
don't remember if it was mono or paralever. Try to send him a PM.



Last edited by Inge K. on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:46 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Did sleep much in the english lessons.)


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3Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:15 pm

Rickmeister

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I recently purchased a RAM rear shock for my 1990 K100LT from Realm Engineering in the UK. V.good to deal with and an excellent product. Cost me $473 Aussie sheckels landed to my front door.


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4Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:40 pm

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@Inge K. wrote:Without oil your shockie have no damping  ie. bad road holding.

Rick G. got a Ikon for sale.....a bit better than one w/o oil.....don't remember if it was mono or paralever. Try to send him a PM.
It got sold about 2 hours before he asked me Inge.


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5Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Inge K.

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Lucky guy..... wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 177381


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6Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:43 pm

blaKey

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Troy, I have one sitting around gathering dust.

It's from an '86/'87 K100; doesn't leak, nice and sort-of-shiny and black. Spring goes boing, so you should be good to go.

It may pay to replace the bolt where it attaches to the swingarm while you are there. A couple of the forum folk have has issues with that bolt snapping leading to more than one set of skid marks.  Shocked 

PM me.


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7Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:32 pm

Ghost who rides

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I have a 1987 Koni from my project bike I could lend you cos it will be a while before needed. I only rode the bike 2 kms slowly (other issues) so have no idea how good it is. If you are in Taperoo SA you'd be more than welcome to try it, up to you.
Gordon who Ghosts.


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8Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:29 pm

JR_K100RS

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Is a 1992 K100 a 16 valve ? , if so the 1987 shockers on offer will be too short ...........?

JR


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9Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:53 pm

Ghost who rides

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I wondered about that , good info JR .


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10Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:43 pm

emp69

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@JR_K100RS wrote:Is a 1992 K100 a 16 valve ? , if so the 1987 shockers on offer will be too short ...........?

JR
Thanks, what length should it be and I will check the one I have.  Being new to the bike I am not sure if it is a 16v or not.


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Troy Dangerfield
K100 91 ex police bike, 79 Harley Davidson Shovel, 81 xj Yamaha 750
68 Honda 125 (my very first bike which I still own)
    

11Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:22 pm

JR_K100RS

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G'day emp69 , I've got a 1987 K100RS , eye to eye length of my shock is 355mm , it has a monolever rear end , I'm not sure if the 1992 K100 has a paralever rear , if yes then the required shock is longer than 355mm

can you post a pic ?

JR


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12Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:46 pm

emp69

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@JR_K100RS wrote:G'day emp69 , I've got a 1987 K100RS , eye to eye length of my shock is 355mm , it has a monolever rear end , I'm not sure if the 1992 K100 has a paralever rear , if yes then the required shock is longer than 355mm

can you post a pic ?

JR

Not sure what it is, this is 2 images I have, when I get home I will post more of the size.  I love this site, you learn every time you visit it.


wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Troy-k100-1 wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Troy-k100-2


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Troy Dangerfield
K100 91 ex police bike, 79 Harley Davidson Shovel, 81 xj Yamaha 750
68 Honda 125 (my very first bike which I still own)
    

13Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:56 pm

JR_K100RS

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Nah looks like a monolever rear , so the offered shocks should fit Ok , looking at the bike & the "Y" spoke wheels it looks earlier than a 1992 , but I could be wrong

JR


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The K100LT went till 92 when the K1100LT was introduced


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15Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:23 am

emp69

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Thanks everyone for your great support, it looks like I have one on the way from QLD thanks blaKey.   My one is 350mm so it looks like I have the standard size.

Thanks again!!! sunny


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Troy Dangerfield
K100 91 ex police bike, 79 Harley Davidson Shovel, 81 xj Yamaha 750
68 Honda 125 (my very first bike which I still own)
    

16Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Rear Shock on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:34 pm

HellFishTat

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I have the original one I took off my '91 K100RS.  It only had 36,426 miles one it when I installed the YSS.

You can have it if you want to pay shipping to Aus.  Probably a little cost prohibitive.  Let me know

    

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Inge K.

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@HellFishTat wrote:I have the original one I took off my '91 K100RS.  It only had 36,426 miles one it when I installed the YSS.

You can have it if you want to pay shipping to Aus.  Probably a little cost prohibitive.  Let me know


Your bike have paralever and using a longer shockie.


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18Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:58 am

HellFishTat

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Your bike have paralever and using a longer shockie.
I didn't know there was a difference between 1991 and 1992.  The photo I looked at must not have been a 1992.

    

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Inge K.

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@HellFishTat wrote: The photo I looked at must not have been a 1992.

Correct..... the signature field says -91, which I believe is closer to the truth.

2V models have monolever, 4V's have paralever and a longer shockie.


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20Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:41 am

emp69

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Correct..... the signature field says -91, which I believe is closer to the truth.
My stuff up, it is a 91, not sure why I put down 92, must have been thinking about my young bride at the time  Embarassed  

Good news is now I know I have a 91, 2v, monolever, k100.


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Troy Dangerfield
K100 91 ex police bike, 79 Harley Davidson Shovel, 81 xj Yamaha 750
68 Honda 125 (my very first bike which I still own)
    

21Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:07 am

Kyle10

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"wanted rear shock"

That reads like some seedy craigslist posting.  affraid 

(sorry)


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22Back to top Go down   wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 Empty Re: wanted rear shock - k100 - 1992 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:09 am

emp69

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Very happy camper....  Thanks to blaKey I am now back on the road and loving it....  The rear shocker turned up so well packed it took me 5min to get it out.. and I was all prepared to spend the night cleaning... nup this shocker is the cleanest part on the bike.  So a big thank you to every one for the offer of help and blaKey for the no questions "here have this part to get you going".  I just hope one day I will be in the position to return the favour.


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Troy Dangerfield
K100 91 ex police bike, 79 Harley Davidson Shovel, 81 xj Yamaha 750
68 Honda 125 (my very first bike which I still own)
    

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