Found this @ Dennis kirk site, a simple weekend upgrade that should improve ridability.
This is a discussion on Lowering forks. BMW K75S cafe build. within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; they're damper rod forks, they don't do low speed compression. you can put emulators in them, or even adapt some cartridges in. the sports valves ...
they're damper rod forks, they don't do low speed compression.
you can put emulators in them, or even adapt some cartridges in. the sports valves have both rebound and comp adj, but the prices scares a lot of the not so serious off.
7" of travel is nuts. well sprung 4" should be fine.
Found leaky tube while rearranging clippons and headlight and removing accordion tubes.
Ordering seals and springs and some other assorted parts, in the meantime will tackle exhaust and electrical.
If anyone has any resources for simplifying wiring please let me know.
the main issue i have with "progressive" springs is that they generally start off being too soft and giving a heap of sag (unless you preload the shit out of them), then they get too hard at the end. especially if the oil height is a bad spec and gives a lot of air spring effect.
Thanks Brad Black for the insight, now I know why so many go for Honda and Yamaha forks in order to improve on this design.
In the meantime replacement forks aren't on the menu or budget so will have to do my best with what I have.
One other thing I noticed is that there is no dust shield on the lower legs after removing gaiters ,was hoping to get rid of them, don't like that BMX look they give.
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
Go back and re-read Brad Black's posts. Shorten the travel an inch or 2, fit the progressive springs and use slightly heavier fork oil set to the correct level. Put in emulators if you want to spend the money.
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you can probably just cut the std springs. i do that quite a bit.