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Gmac

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Hi folks,
The rig has had a few more mods done with a K75 solid top triple clamp fitted.  This has made the world of difference.  The steering immediately improved in the more direct (sharp) responses.  It’s a shame I had previously fitted new handle bars clamps and rubbers due a clamp stem shearing. The K100 top triple with these now go into spares.   
I have read through the past conversations which referenced the additional loads put on the head stocks of the bikes with sidecars which led to the head stock failure (I assumed at the welds) also that (Al-58) among others has done this strengthening.


SO gents what I’m looking at doing the same and would like more information,pictures, etc.

Cheers
Gordon

    

duck

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You can also add some 1/8" thick thrust washers above and below the rubber on the K100 handlebar mounts to firm them up.  I did that for my K100.

Bracing the k100 head stock - how and where K100.demush.washers


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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
    

Gmac

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Thanks Duck ,
but I'm well pass that point I don't have those clamp posts or rubbers to worry about any more.

Cheers Gordon

    

duck

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I wasn't recommending that for you since you've already swapped in the K75 fork tree. Just throwing it out as another option for others who might be reading this thread.


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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
    

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