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MT350Explorer

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Hi Guys

As the title says - is it or isn't it please?

Also:

Is the screw at the top marked S/H to adjust ride quality? I can't see it would do much?

Is the shocker upside down? Not as stupid a question as it seems; I saw a picture I can't now find suggesting it should be the other way up.

Thanks Very Happy
Dave

Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? Shocke10

    

Tony Kirov

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Here is mine one
Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? Imag0076_63e50_27691930
When I bought the the bike, mine was also placed upside down


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Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? 2854237993 BMW K100RS 4-VALVE (89V1) VIN#0205126 08/1991 ECE Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? 2854237993
    

MT350Explorer

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Nice one Tony, thanks!
Like your bike, looks good in that colour
Dave

    

Inge K.

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Standard shockie, correct mounted, adjusting screw is for rebound damping.


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Agerbundsen

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@Inge K. wrote:Standard shockie, correct mounted, adjusting screw is for rebound damping.



So "S" is for softer and "H" is for harder?

    

mike d

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[/quote]So "S" is for softer and "H" is for harder?[quote]

Sure is.

Mike

    

MT350Explorer

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Hi Guys,

Well I found the origin of my confusion in the original handbook. It seems to confirm that the shock on my bike is upside down!

The handbook is for the K1 and K100RS 16 valve. It seems you adjust the K1 at the bottom and the K100 at the top

Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? Shock310


This is repeated in the diagram below
K1 above; K100RS below

Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? Shock410

So I suppose it must be right - baffling though?! Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? 8157

Best
Dave

    

Tony Kirov

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May be on K1 is just mounted upside down to easy access, I'm not so sure... Question
Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? 8
I mentioned that shock absorber is changed in August 1991 /exact month of my bike birth day /
Any ideas from someone with more experience?

Actually is it matter how it is mounted?


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Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? 2854237993 BMW K100RS 4-VALVE (89V1) VIN#0205126 08/1991 ECE Is this a standard 16 valve shock absorber? 2854237993
    

sidecar paul

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Actually Tony, I think you are probably right with the K1 needing access to the adjuster; but being mounted as Dave's, with the adjustment at the top, does reduce the 'unsprung weight' so theoretically, that should be the better option.
Paul.


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Inge K.

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K1 got a different part# than the two to fit the RS.

As TK mention it was a change in 08/91, when it was changed to Showa.

The later one is similar to the one fitted on the K11, which is the same as shown in the pictures (the earlier model didn`t have any adjustement for the damping).


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