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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2008, 11:02 am Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to find out if a lowered K Bike (1990 K75C) actually has a different frame from the factory that is modified to be lower or if the lowering is done through the suspension. Can anyone help me with that?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2008, 11:05 am
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The "lowering" was actually done with a lowered, scooped seat that replaced the regular seat and the body panels below them on the regular K75. There were no factory suspension or frame lowering done on those bikes.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2008, 5:51 pm
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Also, the lowered seat can be retrofit to a standard K75. The front tubes can
be slid up the triple clamp about 3/4 inch and a shorter rear shock from Progressive,
Works, or others, can be fitted. That will make it harder to get up on the centerstand, though
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 2008, 3:48 pm
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Tires - lower profile - getting harder to find
Shock- Progessive as said before
Lower front forks - as stated by chaos
Seat - get low seat option or buy an old frame/base and get a lower one custome made
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It will cost ya a few hundred $$ or 1K if looking at all new parts.
Also you'll crape your foot pegs on turns/leans, bottoming out on pot holes, adding a 2 person or luggage you go lower as well.As chaos said - lifting the bike on to the centerstand onced the bike is lowered is NOT EASY 550+ lbs - Hope you got a strong back.

Your center of gravity will change. You have this bike or looking at a k to lower?
You might want to look elsewhere for a lower bike or a different BMW bike.

Good luck

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