Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Adelaide, S.A., Australia
I have had a number of long abandoned K100's and have had the front end off 3 of them, specificaly because the headstem bearings have siezed from years of non use.
You cannot expect to get the tension on the bearing right first time when you reassemble.
It always takes road testing and adjustments over a few days...
You are describing what sounds like an overtight bearing situation. I can't see how any of the other improvements would affect it this way.
It's not easy but you should be able to get to the lock nut (30mm)without disconnecting the brake line ( as you would with a k100 anyway) Ease it back, and wind the adjuster wheel back a pinch to take a little tension off those bearings. It would be reasonable to loosen the fork leg pinch bolts (upper) to allow free movement of the component while you change the bearing tension - then retighten them of course when you have compeleted your adjustment
You soon know when it's too loose, it chatters...
Last edited by David56; Aug 21st, 2011 at 3:03 am.