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1Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty lowered shock Wed May 22, 2013 6:07 am

michaellaw

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As I am only 5'8'' the first thing I noticed when I hopped on my k1100 was I was almost on tippy toes at stand still (my thoughts instantly were that they made them for 6'+ germans) because id never riden one before now im a bit used to it but don't feel 100% comfortable in traffic ie lights knowing both feet cant be planted firmly on the ground so I was looking at buying a 1"lower shock ? is has anyone had anything to do with them ? or should I just wear hi heels.

    

2Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty Re: lowered shock Wed May 22, 2013 6:26 am

RicK G

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The K100 shock is 30mm shorter and you can get a short K100 shock as well.
Best shockies are from Realm engineering. http://www.realmengineering.com/page15.html but whatever you do dont buy a IKON they are not anywhere near as good as the original KONI shocks. There have been many accounts of bad experiences with the IKON.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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3Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty lowered shock Wed May 22, 2013 6:35 am

michaellaw

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thanks Rick Ikon is out 30mm is more than enough next question a k100 shock will slot on to the k11 with out a problem ? ill see how it feels befor I play with the front.

    

4Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty Re: lowered shock Wed May 22, 2013 7:36 am

RicK G

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Yeah they go straight in no messing around. You may want to slide the forks up through the tripple clamps a bit to keep the geometery as close as possible to original but I would not bother as all that will happen is the high speed stability may be a bit better if you leave the forks where they are. You get very little height advantage by moving the forks because you sit almost on the rear wheel you may gain 5-6mm.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

5Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty Re: lowered shock Wed May 22, 2013 3:30 pm

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I have a K100 for 3 years...am 5' 8". Its got the Corbin seat too....Stopped its a bit tip toe but wouldnt swap it for anything. It has a Koni rear shock. You can lower it a small bit and even 25mm will help. As for high heels, well, you can indeed get some spacers for inside your boots to give about 25mm. Not many will tell you about them but thay can be got. I dont have them but dont dismiss the idea. Unless by high heels you mean something long and pointy......

My K is off road due to a crash and looking at possibility of a K1100......so its the K1100 taller than the K100?????


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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6Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty Re: lowered shock Wed May 22, 2013 10:35 pm

RicK G

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I went from a K100 to a K1100 and didnt notice any difference. I can just flat foot on both bikes.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

7Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty Re: lowered shock Fri May 24, 2013 7:27 am

K75cster

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Oh shucks Rick i didn't know you had policemans feet?


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MT350Explorer

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Hi, I am the same height as you or a bit less and have a K100 16 valve. I fitted a standard K100 shock and dropped the forks but could not get comfortable with the handling characteristics. I see you have a K1100; from memory I think the majority view from that forum is don't mess with the standard suspension settings. Worth a search there - no membership needed.

You will get used to it, it just takes a while. It took me about a year to get confident on the bike and I dropped it once or twice along the way - all part of the experience!

Cheers Very Happy
Dave


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9Back to top Go down   lowered shock Empty Seat hieght Wed May 29, 2013 12:41 pm

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The 30mm shorter shock only gives 25mm lowering due to the angle. It does make the bike very much harder to get on the main stand. I've got a cheap short Hgon going if anyone is interested.

    

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