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1Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:08 am

floyd

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Howdy gang

What is the cheapest/bestest/safest way to get rid of the awful mushyness caused by the rubber bushes in the triple clamp, and make the steering much more firm and connected?

On a K100 you can use the K75 top triple, but no such joy on the 1100. 

There is the option of getting some dense plastic or aluminium bushes turned, but dunno how much $ that would cost...

Is a 1'' washer on the bottom ok?

Motobins sell brand new top triples for 10 squid. maybe welding the mounts to the triple?


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2Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty Re: K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:57 am

duck

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http://www.ibmwr.org/ktech/solid-bars.shtml

You can do the same thing to a K100. I have.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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3Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty Re: K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:16 am

floyd

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Thanks Duck

Back to the bearing shop I guess. Unless these can be got at Bunnings...any local done this mod?


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4Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty Re: K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:29 am

AJ.Valente

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Oh ya. I recently installed spacers (a.k.a thrust washers) under the big spacers beneath the lower nut--and that did the trick.  Cool 

Normal, everyday things like handling and parking is just fine, no noticeable deflection of the handlebars (and reduced vibes to boot).  

There is still deflection, but only under high stress (like when you bounce the front end to seat the wheel). No worries mate (to use the vernacular).

At all costs, avoid over torquing those lower nuts cause you'll just mash up the big spacers (hard to replace those without a trip to Motobins).

Enjoy the ride.


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5Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty Re: K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:37 am

duck

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On my K100 I put thrust washers both above and below.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty Re: K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:56 pm

floyd

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For some reason Im having great difficulty locating washer of the correct I.D at the local hardware.

The bearing shop can do em.....for 10 bucks each! 

Went rummaging through my misc. bots etc icecream container, and pulled out 2 old clutch O-ring compression rings. They worked perfectly with the ridge pointing upwards as shown. These are installed at the bottom. Still need to work out what ill do at the top but the improvement so far is enormous. 


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7Back to top Go down   K1100 handlebar mount mushyness Empty Re: K1100 handlebar mount mushyness on Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:59 am

RicK G

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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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