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1Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty lowering k100 Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:00 am

col

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being vertically challenged and seeing what k freak had done to Margret's(hope i got name right sorry if i didnt) k75 i have got myself a rear shock that is 20mm shorter than standard apart from
1.fork tubes hitting handle bars will try swapping clamps around if not high enough spacer and longer bolts will be needed
2. bike will be harder to get onto centre stand
can anyone think of anything else i need to consider before i start to pull bike apart
thanks
col


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2Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:32 am

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thats about it ..col ...good luck mate ...

i guess youll be looking for any divot in the road surface to help pull the bike up on the centre stand .... but can i offer this advice ....

when doing the lift firmly place your right foot on the lever at the bottom and use your right knee to assist the launch with your right hand on the lift bar ....and left hand on the handle bars....to pull back a little .

many times before i felt as if i strained my back ...lifting ..the incorrect way, till i found this tecknique ...it just sorta just "all falls into place" if you practice a little

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3Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:48 am

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I think Charlie has got it. I once saw a mechanic who was 5 foot nothing put my bike on the centre stand. He actually rocked it foward and pulled it backwards at a relatively slow pace...one fluid movement. But no doubt he had been doing it for some time.


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4Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:55 am

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thanks for that i already have a little trick i use to get it up now
push down on centre stand with foot while lifting up with right hand
i will have to make something up to suit when job is complete


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5Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:04 pm

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G'day Col, I recently lowerd my 75 by fitting a shock 20 mm shorter and I also lowered the front by raising the handlebar by about 20mm by reversing a set of clamps and sliding the forks up by 20mm(thanks to whoever gave me that advice).Like you I found the bike a bit harder to get up on the centre stand but a bit more load on the stand lever with your right foot and a bit more muscle on the lifting bar works a treat.Cheers Tom Grabau

    

6Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:16 am

zonenfeile

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vertically challenged

the most cute description I´ve ever heard ...

as concerned person with ex 11 LT


1. 1,70 m is a must have
2. lowering the fork & the rear shock is the the last method
- the ride height goes down
- the center & side stand don´t work propperly anymore

the 1st way is always to check/change the seat
that´s why i´ve changed the K to the low seat K75 & K100/2

no - the K models don´t suite to everyone - sad but true

    

7Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:30 am

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G'day zonenfeile,Ganz Richtig....but I'm finding that a K75 lower seat was just about impossible to find in Australia thats why it was lowered as a last resort.The side stand seems to be working well... Hummel Hummel; Cheers Tom Grabau

    

8Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:17 am

col

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likewise here finding lower seat already had seat reshaped and there aint nuffin left to take out unless i like to sit on plastic i am 16oomm tall with stiletos on, just have to adapt to lower ground clearance and put up with being harder to put on centre stand but i do know a bloke that owns a engineering shop and he owes me a favour or two he made me work at his place last time i dropped by to drink his beer


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9Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:10 am

zonenfeile

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i am 16oomm tall with stiletos on,


:bball:

remember Gary Glitter lowering k100 Z

ok - take The Sweet



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10Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:24 am

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Cool

Thats not a name people talk to much about in the UK, bit of a sore point lowering k100 76715

BIG D

    

11Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:18 pm

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Col, how do you change gears wearing stiletos? The picture in my mind is getting more weird. A 1.6 m bloke with green stiletos and a helmet trying to park a K in Summer St Orange on a Friday night outside The Royal.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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12Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:31 am

col

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with great difficulty on the gear change it was the fishnets that raised the most eyebrows


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13Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:35 pm

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Col, you are safe as long as the fishnets only raised eyebrows ONLY.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
F800R black
    

14Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:12 pm

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The last time I saw Orange in the news it was for cricket sized hail how do the fishnets handle that?? or do you take them off and cover the crop with them??


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The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

15Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:57 am

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rear shock fitted
forks raised through triple trees
clutch rerouted
wiring rerouted
just waiting on a mate to deliver handlebar risers on Friday
back to work(i owe ,i owe so off to work i go ) on Saturday don't finish till 29th so i doubt if i will get back on road till the new year
i will keep in mind what k freak said in another post about lower profile when new tyres are due


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16Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:30 am

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Hi Col In the new year I might be able to post pictures of a moded rt bar. Im waiting on a mate to mig it back together, they're from the crached rt I bought, I've cut the bars at the end of the knurling and am adding 2inch angle iron, once cleaned up they should allow the forks to come right up. they are set up so they wont bother the steering head pad (keypad) fitting neatly in there. When its all mig'd up and painted i'll take the pics and post them, may be just what people are searching for. May be totally illegal also? dont know.


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

17Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:16 am

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interesting mod keith.... please keep us informed



good luck col, hope it comes together ok mate .


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18Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:47 am

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lowering all finished, mate turned up with handle bar risers
apparently they are a pretty standard item come off a dirt bike
now i can touch the ground a bit easier had to make extensions for key pad


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19Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:57 am

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good onya col


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%Olowering k100 Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

20Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:06 am

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lowering k100 00410
here is pic of riser and you can see the extion i made for key pad


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21Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:10 am

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Hello col it looks good. Perhaps an inch and a half is possible that way? I'll get some pics of mine when me mate comes back, he did the big disso to the gong for a ride this week so haven't had the bars welded yet. Whats your seat height now your finished Col????


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

22Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:36 am

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the bloke that gave risers to me said they come in different size hieghts
the seat height free standing is 800mm so it will sink down a bit with my fat bum on it also have had some foam removed from seat as well


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23Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:49 am

col

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rode to work today
lowering the bike has made it a lot easier to ride around town
rear of bike is a lot firmer than it was have to look at web site for set up instructions
with the bike being lower i am a little pariniod of scraping it i will go for a long run over new year and see how she goes but very happy with mods so far


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24Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:59 am

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Col we look forward to hearing how that goes, spirited riding ? perhaps just some love doing this type riding, anyway its usually the hump in the middle of the bend that induces a touch down, its not usually the wander over local roads heh?


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

25Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:09 pm

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Col, go up Bells Line, just out of Lithgow...hard. That will show you whether you have any scrapes. Good luck.


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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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26Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:54 pm

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Isn't there a very fine race track near by that by now would be a public road again you could do a lap (appraisal only)


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Keith - 1987 K75c with r100rt replica fairing and half of a 1984 K100rt 1992 K1100LT a blue one

The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

27Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:44 am

col

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just returned home from camping trip via icely rd which runs parrell to hwy to bathurst with heaps of corners from 35kph only nearly scraped once (boot a little thinner on outside edge) when had to back off quickly
not under power so bike was a little lower in front
didn't scrape once coming out of the newnes valley harpins 10 15 25 kph corners
rear shockie is great firm but not to harsh
lowering the bike was one of the best things i could have done iam lot more comfortable riding around town now


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28Back to top Go down   lowering k100 Empty Re: lowering k100 Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:03 pm

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Great new col no scraping is the way to go. Nice write up of the newnes bends will have to go look it up in one of my NRMA maps. one of the things I loved about Bike Australia was the write ups on rallies and camping spots or just plain good riding roads, I believe the Bear does a good write up in his Australian Road rider Mags, I prefer the Custon and trike mag though. love seeing what people do to their rides.


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The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

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