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1990k75

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Hi all, been away for a bit - winter coming soon here & too many jobs to do...

A little history - was intending to get the 1990 k75rt back on the road this summer, but parts availability & price were scary - & my 67yo energy was failing. So I picked up a 1995 k75rt locally for $2750, & spent some great days riding instead of fixing...

OK long story short - the newly reupholstered Corbin seat although much more comfortable, seems to pose a problem for most excellent wife Joanie - it's a bit higher & her lovely legs don't quite reach the footpegs, causing insecurity...

Spent some time looking at the 'pegs wondering how to move them up an inch or so... any ideas?

Cheers, Lorne & Joanie  Smile

    

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Dai

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I can think of one way to do it, but it involves cutting plate (either ally or steel). Someone else may have already done this, but if replies are few on the ground then I'll come back to it with a diagram.


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Probably just me, but I don't like to make changes that can't be easily reversed. 

If you have the equipment and skills, I'd be inclined to remove the foot peg mount and make a steel riser, mounted to the original mounting point and attach the original peg mount to it 1" higher. 

Alternatively, remove the rubber from the foot peg, weld a suitably shaped piece of metal to the top of it and screw/rivet a piece of suitable rubber to that. Disadvantage of that is that the peg probably wouldn't fold up any more. 

Either way, it might foul a pannier if fitted, so if they are required, details might have to be adjusted.  

By the way, having equipment and skills sometimes means having a friend with them, or enough money to pay someone with them.

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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1990k75

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Hello Dai, thanks for the quick reply.

Spent some more time last night emptying beer bottles while staring at bike, very productive Laughing 

Actually removed cotter pin to have access to cap screw - exhausted, need more beer...

I think it may be a 2-step process as unsure of exact height needed. Perhaps an adjustable-on-the-road rig followed by a fixed  one once height is determined.

Must say it's a treat to be working (drinking) in a lighted, heated garage - no bugs, no rain, no sand to drop parts in, stable platform for beer & all tools handy... 

Cheers, Lorne & Joanie  cheers

    

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Dai

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Bill has come up with the same idea I was having: make a steel riser. 3mm plate should be more than sufficient and if cut/shaped carefully, it should lock into the existing footpeg mounting boss.


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indian036

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I'd be a bit concerned about 3mm unless it was stainless, which is often a bit more rigid, though harder to work. 

Either that or thicker plate. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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Always ready to help out where I can.



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Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

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indian036

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Good thinking, 99!


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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Rossko Rossko ....!!!!


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rosskko

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ok.

Check out THIS thread by MikeP and reverse what you see.

Or look around. I do remember seeing just such a thing one of the US members was looking for his kids to raise the rear pegs.


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

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My favourite band in the seventies!


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1990k75

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@indian036 & dai - thanks for the suggestions, did fit a saddlebag (pannier) on to check the fit - I'll have to raise the pegs following the slope of the bags or Joanie's boots wont fit, problem is we both have large feet (no 'size matters' comments please, she reads this too... OK if comments are clever I guess)

Thought about putting 'blocks' on the pegs but... seems inelegant

Sure won't do anything that is not reversible, not my style

Let's see if I can attach pics

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1990k75

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@rossco - yer a funny guy, we should get drunk together sometime...  Cool 

I did check out that link, thanks

We still have that 'big feet' problem, but I'm not asking anyone here to suggest anything... Laughing 

I'm going to try & post pics on an earlier thread - 'coming out of storage'

Cheers all, Lorne & Joanie  cheers

    

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Let's see if I can get these pesky pics to show. These were on my K75 when I got it, I probably had them on for five years before I realised they weren't stock. They have a slight bend so the peg ends up braced against the top of that loop in the footpeg plate. My wife and kids never had a problem and they never moved. Pity you aren't a bit closer, I'd give them to you.

    

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Dai

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@indian036 wrote:I'd be a bit concerned about 3mm unless it was stainless, which is often a bit more rigid, though harder to work. 

Either that or thicker plate. 

Bill
It's a very short bending moment (physics term - damned if I can think of an everyday one - sorry Sad  ). 3mm should be sufficient although 4mm would be better.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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indian036

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Bending moment works fine for me. Maths, physics and a smattering of engineering at uni. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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1990k75

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Thanks to all, ended up using 5/16" or 4.7mm steel - much fitting & removing to get the twist right.  Laughing 

Then spent some time on the new grinder, 2 coats of paint, & most excellent wife Joanie tried it out -  success bounce 

I'll post pics when the crappy cellular internet connection allows...

Cheers, Lorne & Joanie

    

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Lateral thinking...


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

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1990k75

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I think Rossko & Olaf should hook up to sort out this shoe fetish thing...

    

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