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1Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Converting a RS to a RT Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:16 am

larrikin

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I was wondering how hard would it be to convert a K100RS (88) to a RT?


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2Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Re: Converting a RS to a RT Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:18 am

klompy the grey brick

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I imagine throwing a heap of extra plastic in front of you and higher bars...would be real easy......


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"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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3Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Re: Converting a RS to a RT Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:24 am

RicK G

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The obvious thing is the fairing but many small bits. Handlebars are higher si brake line to the steering stem has to be longer the throttle and clutch cables need to be longer. The elect cables on the switches are OK.
Have you considered some higher bars like the K100 naked or K75c, with those the cables are OK. I think some of the brackets are a bit different.
Maybe someone here would want to swap an RT setup and you could do it side by side.


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klompy the grey brick

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happy to help out Adrian...if you can find a donor....


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"Grace" 1984 K100RS Silver VIN 0019026 Mitt eine Staintune Zorst.
"Olivia" 1997 K1100LT Dark Grey VIN WB1052600W0237453.









Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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5Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Re: Converting a RS to a RT Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:02 am

charlie99

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even the bars on a k75c or naked , they wont come back far enough for you to get full lock on the steering before crushing your knuckles on the fairing or worse . it might be nearly managable if those bars had a riser and set back adaptor ... just some thoughts about some measurements ive taken .

the rs fairing is immensly different (narrower and lower ) in width to the rt


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6Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Re: Converting a RS to a RT Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:30 am

88

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I looked at doing it the other way Larrakin, pity about the distance or we could have swapped!

Basically along with all the plastics/bodywork you're looking at front fairing spyder, handlebars and control cables at the very least. you will also need some of the fairing inner/filler parts which will be different and make sure you get all the fastners rubber mounts etc with the RT fairing.

In all honesty you should ride both before deciding which you prefer, then it may be easier to sell and buy an RT/LT. I certainly found that I wouldn't live with the stock RS bars for long runs, at best I would have to change to k75c bars possibly with a riser.

My tuppence worth! If you do it let us know.
88


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sidecar paul

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I guess you'd find lots of detail parts different..........may be easier to buy an RT as well as your RS. cheers

Paul.


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larrikin

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Thanks for all the advice and offers. I love a challenge, that's why I'm looking at a conversion.


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9Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Re: Converting a RS to a RT Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:50 pm

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Hi Larrikin,
This section is for you and anyone else to write a How to article which tells others how to do a specific job rather than a place for asking how do I do something, have a read of the sticky at the top from CF. We are looking to build a repository of great how to do it notes and there is some great stuff in this section.
Regards,
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desertbeemer

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I got a LT rear tail section to fit a really nice corbin seat to my rs for my rebuild bolts right on and even uses the rs tail light and I have 1100 throttle bodies so does this mean I get to call it a K100/1100 RST


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11Back to top Go down   Converting a RS to a RT Empty Re: Converting a RS to a RT Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:21 am

larrikin

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@K-BIKE wrote:Hi Larrikin,
This section is for you and anyone else to write a How to article which tells others how to do a specific job rather than a place for asking how do I do something, have a read of the sticky at the top from CF. We are looking to build a repository of great how to do it notes and there is some great stuff in this section.
Regards,
K-BIKE
Sorry about that Chief. I'm still learning about the site.


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88 BMW K100RS

It increases my paranoia
Like lookin' at my mirror and seein' a police car
    

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