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1Back to top Go down   On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Empty On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars on Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:12 am

duck

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Just a heads up but somebody is selling NOS (new old stock) K100 engine protection bars on Fleabay. They don't come with any mounting hardware but if you're refurbing a K100 that has scraped up or rusty ones then you might be interested. Search for "engine bar crash bmw k100" on Fleabay to find them.
 

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the seller.


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

2Back to top Go down   On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Empty Re: On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars on Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:46 am

Point-Seven-five

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[Rant follows]

There was a time when I thought crash bars were a good thing to have.  Then I dropped my RT in the garage.  It wasn't a 30mph slide down the road, just a simple flop over onto the floor.

Instead of having just a broken mirror and a few scratches, the "engine protection bar" broke from the ridiculous breakaway rubber mounts tearing a large chunk out of the right lower fairing.  Besides adding a lot to any repair cost, those breakaway mounts make the bars virtually useless for anything beyond a place to mount highway pegs or running lights.  I hate to think what kind of damage they could do if the bike was actually moving.

Of course, you cannot mount the bars directly to the engine because they will tear the oil pan apart.  Save your money and be more careful when moving your bike around.

[Rant over]


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down   On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Empty Re: On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:09 am

duck

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Yeah, they're a love 'em or leave 'em type of item.

They came stock on the K1100LTs and I keep them on that bike because they're good for holding riding pegs and have saved me some damage in garage drops.

But I don't care to have them on any of my other Ks.

I met a K100RS owner who had an at speed getoff and the bike went for a good long slide on the right side. Of course some of the mounting tore but the bar stayed more or less in place and kept the pavement from grinding a hole in the crank cover so they actually did have some crash value in that one case.


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down   On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Empty Re: On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:34 pm

Dai

Dai
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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Instead of having just a broken mirror and a few scratches, the "engine protection bar" broke from the ridiculous breakaway rubber mounts tearing a large chunk out of the right lower fairing.  Besides adding a lot to any repair cost, those breakaway mounts make the bars virtually useless for anything beyond a place to mount highway pegs or running lights.  I hate to think what kind of damage they could do if the bike was actually moving.
https://www.k100-forum.com/t10723-tough-old-boots  Very Happy Very Happy


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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
    

5Back to top Go down   On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Empty Re: On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars on Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:26 am

jbt

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After many tests ( Embarassed ) I can confirm that the genuine cras bars are useless for RT and LT. Too narrow to protect anything, and too fragile to stay in place.
The purpose of this rubber moutings is to save the lower oil cover, that could suffer from cracks due to the direct fixing in the the carter.

Yet, I also have tested ( Embarassed ) many times (Sad ) that the large administration crash bar were much more efficent to protect the fairing and the mirror when falling at stop.
I did no test when riding. Too many tests.

On my k75GS, I eventually found a pair of Fehling crash bars that seem to provide a much better protection than the BMW ones. On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Fehlin10


3 solid mounting points, the lower ones are the same in the oil cover, but the higher one is attached to the tube at the tank/seat junction. I hope that the deported plates that join the cover hole to the bar will be flexible enough to save the cover in case of hard crash. It seems that this one has already experimented one, according to the scratches i saw on it before paint.
I'm considering adding another point, using the genuine fixation at the front tube up to the engine, and a liaison in front of the timing case, to support a plate that would protect the water pump from rocks throwed by the front wheel.

By the way, I installed by the way yesterday a lower protection plate, coming from a R80G/S.On Fleabay: NOS K100 Crash bars Carter10

    

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