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1Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Greetings from Finland on Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:31 pm

teuski

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Hi guys!

I've had my '84 K100 for three years now and i' m really happy with it. It was an RS but the driving position was awful for a shorty like me. I swapped in a higher handlebar and got rid of the fairings. I now have a normal K100 radiator cover. I never seem to be content with the bike and always keep tinkering something. I have adventure tires on my bike and like to take it on gravel roads. I'm now waiting for a longer K1100 rear shock to try. I'm not able to flatfoot even with the original though...

I like cafe racer style and would like to do something like that to the rear end, but i want to keep the two-up capability and possibility for luggage boxes.

Considering all that i really should get a GS, actually a R1200GS is my dream bike but for now it's outta my budget...
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2Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:55 pm

Bonzo

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Greetings teuski  Greetings from Finland  177912


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3Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:22 pm

Dai

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Welcome from Northern Ireland Very Happy


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4Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:07 am

Chocolate

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@teuski wrote:… I'm now waiting for a longer K1100 rear shock to try. I'm not able to flatfoot even with the original though... …

First welcome here, man from Finland!

I’m not sure using a rear shock from a 4v for a 2v is a good idea. The angle for the drive shaft will change and that’s not good for the joint.
3cm more, 2Vs 350mm, compared to 4Vs 380mm. 

Cheers from Germany


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5Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:33 am

teuski

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Well people seem to use them a lot with scrambler builds without problems. I got the shock and tried it out. It got a little too high for me and both the sidestand and centre stand would need some mods to still be reliable. I decided to put the old one back. If i ever decide to make some more serious build, i'll think of it again...

    

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Welcome Teuski Smile


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Welcome from Idaho, USA  cheers


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edgeoftheworld

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Welcome!  I've got an 09 1200GS and an 87 R65 too.  The K bike is a nice complement to them.  I recommend getting both!

    

9Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:46 pm

88

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@teuski wrote:Hi guys!
 I swapped in a higher handlebar
Hi Teuski,

do you know what handlebars you used.

welcome to the forum.


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10Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:08 am

teuski

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@88 wrote:
@teuski wrote:Hi guys!
 I swapped in a higher handlebar
Hi Teuski,

do you know what handlebars you used.

welcome to the forum.
Thank you, 

This is what i have:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292055420754

I'm planning to try raising it with 55mm risers but i need to get a longer brake hose. 
I already moved the lunchbox more backwards and up by mounting the base to rearhandlebar bolts. I would have put it even more backwards on top of the handlebar mount but there is that reinforcement bar blocking the way.

Since the first pic i moved the headlight more up and tried on a little headlamp fairing. The shows it somehow. I'm waiting for a slimmer LED headlight unit to be able to move the fairing more to the rear so that it would fit flush with the lunchbox and hide it. Now that i think about it it would be much like the standard K100 fairing but without the HUGE indicators Smile I had that on in gold color before... 

Any comments on the color of the bit? Should i keep it black or paint it gold like the rest of the bike?
Actually that color is not 100% what i like. I was expecting more copper than gold but it turned out very different from the color on the can Smile

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11Back to top Go down   Greetings from Finland  Empty Re: Greetings from Finland on Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:02 pm

Dai

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To me, that looks fine in black. I like the main colour too.


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Welcome. Sidecar Very Happy


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