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1Back to top Go down   K100 to K1100 front end question Empty K100 to K1100 front end question on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:10 pm

KJustin

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I'm looking at buying forks and triple trees that are advertised as fitting 1993-1999 K1100LTs.  Are these a direct swap and bolt-on to my 1985 K100RT? I think the answer is yes, but want to be sure.  TIA!


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2Back to top Go down   K100 to K1100 front end question Empty Re: K100 to K1100 front end question on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:27 pm

RicK G

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Get the complete front end from a K1100 or a K100 16v because you WILL need the wheel discs calipers front master cylinder throttle assy and cable. They look much the same but none of it is the same.


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3Back to top Go down   K100 to K1100 front end question Empty Re: K100 to K1100 front end question on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:16 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Also keep in mind that the Marzocchi (K100-16V/K1100RS) forks have different rake & trail numbers than the K75/K100-8V forks. They lay closer to the steering pivot point and therefore are 'quicker' (not that these bikes turn in very quickly anyway) than standard forks. They're meant to go with a Paralever swingarm/final drive and will shorten your wheelbase approximately 50mm without a Paralever back end - maybe that's a good thing. As RickG says, if you're going for it, get the entire front end, two-piece fender, 305mm disc brakes, wheel, throttle tube, master cylinder and all, then get some K11 TBs for better midrange and upper RPM urge. The possibilities are endless, wallet dependent.


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

4Back to top Go down   K100 to K1100 front end question Empty Re: K100 to K1100 front end question on Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:59 pm

KJustin

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Thanks to both of you for the advice and cautions.  I've been looking for a complete front end without success (on the internet; I probably ought to call some wreckers and see if anyone has one). Cruising the internet, it seems like there are a huge number of wheels, discs, etc., out there.  I was thinking it would be pretty easy to assemble the various things that I need.  I was also thinking about using one of those new radial master cylinders and aftermarket switches and throttle. Thus all I'd need to find is the correct wheel, discs and calipers for the fork/tree/axle set up that I was looking at buying.  But maybe that will be much more of a chore than I thought.

So I guess maybe my question has now morphed to: will any K1100 front end work on the K100?  Or do only certain years ones work?


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5Back to top Go down   K100 to K1100 front end question Empty Re: K100 to K1100 front end question on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:07 pm

RicK G

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Either will work but the RS has a better rear section on the fender. The LT is Fugly


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

6Back to top Go down   K100 to K1100 front end question Empty Re: K100 to K1100 front end question on Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:11 pm

AL-58

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@KJustin wrote:

So I guess maybe my question has now morphed to: will any K1100 front end work on the K100?  Or do only certain years ones work?

All will fit. Because they share a common steering head and steering head bearings.  A good opportunity to put new steering head bearings at the same time.

Al


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