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1Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty replacement gear shift lever? on Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:20 am

rsexauer

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looked at bikebandit and a replacement gear shift lever is $155.00, ther must be an alternate solution. Can someone advice what they may have done in the past or am I the first cheap bastard to break one. 
Reason for replacement was an easy low-side lay down in a grassy field. bike did very well considering and I was un harmed.


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2Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:31 am

Mossy1200

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I broke mine while removing otherwise you could have had it.
It snapped across the shaft clamp on the other side of the lock bolt.
It may have already been damaged perhaps.

Im luck as I had already ordered rearsets.

    

3Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:03 am

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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
    

4Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:42 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I think its worth keeping a spare gear shift and handle bar lever tucked away somewhere. They are generaly the thing to stop you riding home if the bike goes down. When my RT was hit the last time gear lever got broken.

Stopped on way back last night to help a guy who was sideswiped by a car driver who neither signalled nor looked and came off. Bike not too bad, ankle broken, gear shift broken meaning his friend couldn't ride the bike home for him.


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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.
    

5Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:06 pm

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Interested to see how this is resolved. I am actually contemplating modification of mine. Bike is new to me and doesn't really work well with my size 14 foot in a riding boot. If I find a cheaper used one first I will be able to experiment with lengthening it depending on the quality of the metal used.

If lengthening doesn't work, I will probably fabricate a new one that suits me better. I'll take lots of pictures if I go that route.

    

6Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:28 pm

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Contact Duck (Seattle area). He's damned resourceful. 
http://www.kbikeparts.com/


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7Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:19 pm

RicK G

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Quite a lot of the Hondas from 70s and 80s have the same spline and are steel so can be welded easily.


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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


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

8Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:56 pm

dee why

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I bought one to suit a honda off road bike, 13mm spline from memory from the local bike accessory shop. Alloy with folding toe piece.


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9Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:26 pm

Tjsunny2

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Hi All,

Sorry for reviving a dead post but I cant seem to find much info on this. During my restoration, I tried to shift into a high gear with my hand so I could turn the rear wheel to make sure the engine isn't locked. With about 15 lbs of pressure, IK snapped the shift lever off in my hand... perfect....

Turns out the PO was a board certified JB welder.

Has anyone found an aftermarket aluminum shifter that they have experience with on a K100?

Thanks


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10Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:16 pm

Point-Seven-five

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This one off a K1100 will work.  I put one on a K100RS.  Sticks out a quarter inch or so further than the earlier shifter, but doesn't cause any problems.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/97-BMW-K1100-Gear-Selector-Clutch-Shifter-Lever-Set-Warranty/183451739722?fits=Make%3ABMW&hash=item2ab693664a:g:Wn8AAOSwAuNW6Wqo


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

11Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:13 am

duck

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Yes. The K1100 shift lever works fine BUT:

1 - It has a bend in the middle that may hit your foot. (K1100 peg plates are a bit farther out so it's not an issue on those bikes like it can be on 2V K bikes.)

2 - It has a thinner round tip so if you ride long days or shift a lot then it's a bit harder on your left toe knuckle.


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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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12Back to top Go down   replacement gear shift lever? Empty Re: replacement gear shift lever? on Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:32 pm

Tjsunny2

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Thanks all! At that price, I might as well give it a shot. Very interesting to see the price difference compared to the k100 part.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-82-91-Gear-Shift-Pedal-Lever-Shifter-K100-K75-K100LT-K1000RT-K100RS-K75LT/283461133057?epid=1744022173&hash=item41ff99a301%3Ag%3AmeIAAOSwGBVdVbHW&LH_ItemCondition=4


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