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1Back to top Go down   Coupla questions on K1100 forks Empty Coupla questions on K1100 forks on Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:55 pm

Dai

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I'm sorta thinking of fitting a set of K1100 forks mostly for the uprated braking. I'm not a fan of that two-part mudguard, so the question is: has anyone ever fitted or tried to fit the K100 style mudguard to K1100 forks? Ignoring the fork brace, do they fit? A welder and some 3mm steel plate will sort out the fork brace.


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RicK G

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I put a 2 piece guard on my K100 but not the other way but with some imagination and a welder I don't think it would be difficult. A small bracket that fixes to the brace plate would be all it should take. You could use the 2 piece from an RS the back section is the same as the K75 guards or cut the LT rear section down to match.
I gotta admit the LT guard sure is fugly.


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Dai

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Thanks Rick. It looks like it's doable then.


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Two Wheels Better

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I reckon the four inward facing fork brace tabs on the Marzocchi (or other K11) fork legs would be more in the way of fitting an early one piece mudguard, rather than just a convenient place to fit your own fabbed up brace that doesn't intrude on the space needed for the early muddie. 
I don't have an early fork to compare to in my shed or garage at the mo', but deduce this from squizzing at ETK.

To clarify,  when you write K100 mudguard...mine are two piece, is the assumption made on your part that all K100 fenders are one piece?


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duck

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The K11 fork braces have the brake line splitter in them so you'd need to figure out what to do with piping the 4V brake calipers too.

FYI: The K1100LT fork brace has more tire clearance than the RS one because the LT front tire is 24.93" in diameter while the RS front is 23.61".  You can't run an LT front wheel with an RS fork brace without doing some minor mods.


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Dai

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@TWB: yes, as in one-piece mudguard, except for the RS. I was a bit worried about those mounts when I started looking at things.

@ Duck: Brakelines are never a problem as I make my own. LFB's brakeline splitter is an Aprilia item and is mounted on the fork brace. The brace itself is two pieces of 1.5mm plate ('coz I didn't have a piece of 3mm at the time) bolted to a pair of Tarozzi fork "grips" (there's gotta be a proper name for them but I have no idea what it is... Very Happy ). It's not quite as ugly as it sounds!


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@Dai wrote:The brace itself is two pieces of 1.5mm plate ('coz I didn't have a piece of 3mm at the time) bolted to a pair of Tarozzi fork "grips" (there's gotta be a proper name for them but I have no idea what it is... Very Happy ).
Sort of like this? They're called le cose che accarezzano i tubi. Laughing
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Dai

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Loosely translated as 'tube chompers'. Very Happy


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RicK G

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When I worked for Honda Australia we would knock back warranty claims for leaking fork seals if those things were fitted.
I did put one of them on my Z1300 Kawasaki and found the seals leaked, when I removed them no more leaks


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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


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Dai

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I've had no problems on Guzzis or the brick with Tarozzi braces. Sounds like the problem may have stemmed from 'thin' walled sliders that were being distorted by the brace. Or possibly a badly-machined tube chomper, I suppose.


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Dai,
I inherited a 1 piece fender with my ‘85 RT which I assume is original from the tele forks. If you need one to experiment with, its yours for the asking. Will post pic if you’re interested.
Stu


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Dai

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I've given the idea up, Stu. I wanted better braking but discovered last Tuesday that EBC HH pads on cast iron discs pushed by a 13mm m/c is enough to squeal the tyre on a dry road. That'll do me, Tommy!


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The sound effects are missing but the same set up will easily and even more quickly lock up the front tire in the wet Dai.   Very Happy  And yes, this is fully based on my own experience.  I seem to recall that Mr. Romestant mentioned the main benefit of the 20mm MC was that it offered a broader range of control.


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@Dai wrote:I've given the idea up, Stu. I wanted better braking but discovered last Tuesday that EBC HH pads on cast iron discs pushed by a 13mm m/c is enough to squeal the tyre on a dry road. That'll do me, Tommy!
With these cast discs I've honestly never had more than gentle retardation with Ferodo Platinums and now organic EBCs. Clearly sintered is the way to go, but what if the whole lot rusts together when left in the rain..??

I think I got mine to skip along over some pebbles once. Downhill. When a car suddenly wanted to come the other way up a narrow lane and panic braking ensued.


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Dai

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Ah.... well... I don't have a standard setup. My m/c is a 13mm jobbie from a Laverda Formula 750. It does rust. Add salt to the mix and leave overnight. Now try getting the bike off the mainstand.... 





































Smacking the calipers with a big rubber mallet solves the problem Very Happy Very Happy Coupla questions on K1100 forks 44271


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