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sidecar paul

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I recently bought a pair of late '86 footrest plates, complete with footrests, to tidy up, modify the footrest fittings so they don't seize and put on the outfit. However, I noticed there was an unused hole on the lower edge of the right hand plate. A check on my earlier plates showed that the boss was there, but the hole was not machined, so it must have been put there for some reason. scratch

Footrest plate conundrum; solved. Sam_0337

I was going to ask the question here, but first I looked through all my K literature........and then I spotted it, a K75C. Yes, I know all you 75C owners are jumping up and down, saying "I know what it's for", but we 100 owners don't see further than a disc brake at the rear.

Of course, it's the pivot for the drum brake lever and the 75C owners have an empty hole at the front of the plate where the disc brake lever would pivot.

Now that I know I don't need the hole, I'll machine a plug to fill it.... Leaving it empty looks as though something has fallen off! Footrest plate conundrum; solved. 2601034182

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

rosskko

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Sorry to everyone who has the original old plates, but in my opinion the biggest single thing you can do to enhance the look of a K is to replace those plates with the newer version. Apart from having a shiney tank (well, mostly shiney).


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Crazy Frog

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@sidecar paul wrote:" Of course, it's the pivot for the drum brake lever and the 75C owners have an empty hole at the front of the plate where the disc brake lever would pivot. Paul.

I knew it, I knew it Very Happy Footrest plate conundrum; solved. 39723
Now, you get the opportunity to install a drum brake. As a matter in fact, they are not bad at all, and I don't find the K100 disc much more powerful.
If needed, I can easily lock my back wheel on the K75 but it's more difficult on the K100.

CF


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Footrest plate conundrum; solved. Frog15Footrest plate conundrum; solved. Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

K75cster

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A good point paul and cf, col was opining that wire wheels look nice in a sidecar thread and i mentioned the r100 mystic or classic swap by using a fd casing from a 75 but I never thought to go the extra mile and mention the lever change, so good job may save someone later on


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88

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@sidecar paul wrote:
Now that I know I don't need the hole, I'll machine a plug to fill it.... Leaving it empty looks as though something has fallen off!

Paul.

Good idea.....now if only you knew someone who was good at machining NORMAL sized stuff Razz
88


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Footrest plate conundrum; solved. Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Footrest plate conundrum; solved. Ir-log11

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RicK G

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Footrest plate conundrum; solved. 44271


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sidecar paul

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Got it sorted 88, I'll make a 4 times fullsize 1/4 scale plug. Idea

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

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