Re: BMW K100 Wheel swap. An in depth thread.

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SPEAKING OF "OLD SHOCK MOUNTS" I converted it to a floating rear end. A long time ago that bushing was long gone and rotted. And so to avoid having my swingarm be able to move almost an entire inch side to side, I welded the fucker. I later realized this does not really let shocks work because nothing can flex. So why not reinforce whats there and take the shocks off? Some 1/8in wall tubing did the trick, and I added some gussets to areas I thought may have been weak or potential breaking points. (Shout out to my boy cj with the nice welding, and machine shop use later). Also a visual of where the caliper would sit.

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This is where it got fun. My buddy CJ works in a machine shop sort of area, he modifies large trucks for a living (extending frames, adding lift gates etc.) and his boss was awesome enough to let us use the machinery and space after hours to make the caliper bracket. At first I thought this was a simple task. " Just get it to sit where it needs to, then somehow bolt it to the swing arm or that old shock mount." Then someone on here pointed out to me "what if the chain would need adjustment....?" And to that I said, "fuck".

So with a suggestion from scooter trash and a little R&D and found the normal design for most bikes was to basically make the wheel spacer into the bracket, so it moves and stays with the wheel.

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This is the one I used for a reference. Very basic and a small slot like a drum brake hub to hold it in place. I did it a little backwards and drilled a hole in the bracket and welded a nut to the back Then made a slot in the old shock mount tab so it could be bolted into place easily. But we'll get to that in a bit.

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Here is the chunky spacer and washer (this combo put the wheel perfectly center when I pushed it all the way against that side). With some fun arts and crafts and I was able to make a rough, but pretty damn close rendition of what the bracket needed to look like and where the holes needed to go.

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  BMW K100 Wheel swap. An in depth thread.Topic by: Nathan Wizard Nathan Wizard 08/14/19 08:31PM
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