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1Back to top Go down   Mind the gap Empty Mind the gap on Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:17 pm

stanthomas

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This gap:
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Betwixt side panel and rear unit:
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Need to close it up by 20mm for a good fit. I note that this gap seems to be present in all K pictures, even on the front of the Clymer manual. But mine's so bad the side panel peg doesn't stay located in the rear unit.

Before I start filing slots in the rear unit mountings, am I missing something?


'91 K100RS 16V

    

2Back to top Go down   Mind the gap Empty Re: Mind the gap on Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 am

Arlina

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All my K's have it also, and lots of K's I've seen.


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3Back to top Go down   Mind the gap Empty Re: Mind the gap on Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:17 am

Point-Seven-five

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@Arlina wrote:All my K's have it also, and lots of K's I've seen.
As well as every K that has passed through my garage.  Some gaps have been quite large.


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

4Back to top Go down   Mind the gap Empty Re: Mind the gap on Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:19 pm

yankeeone

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My 86 k100 has "doesn't look right" gap as well, not quite that extreme.

    

5Back to top Go down   Mind the gap Empty Re: Mind the gap on Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:43 am

Bonzo

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We all have 'the gap', but that looks too much.  scratch


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6Back to top Go down   Mind the gap Empty Re: Mind the gap on Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:49 am

Dai

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I would check the position of the seat hump. The fibron wears over time and if the hump has been removed at any point, it's possible that it's been replaced as the rearmost position. The alternative is that the fuel tank can be moved back. You have a gap between the seat and that tank which suggests either the hump or the tank is not in the optimum place.


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