Author Topic: Steering stop mod??  (Read 3639 times)

Offline ronbuell

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Steering stop mod??
« on: December 02, 2016, 09:09:23 am »
Was wondering is anyone has shortened their steering stop so you get more turn angle?
Just seems if you trim off a little in the middle, then you can get more turn for parking lot handling.

Offline Lonestar Cruzer

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 11:29:27 am »
I don't know of anyone that's shortened them, but I do know some people who removed them completely to install different forks. I would venture to say it's totally possible, but if you drop your bike the chance of damaging the steering stops and your tank will be much greater. Also might want to check all lines, cables, and wires with the extended swing for binding / pulling.

Offline gPink

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 11:54:39 am »
Adjusting the steering stops was done on the cop bikes. Might find it here with a frustrating search effort.

Offline Lonestar Cruzer

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 12:42:21 pm »
I see that it was done to the C14. Is the previous police model (KZ1000P) a concours variant?

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2016, 01:26:21 pm »
Nope  There was a KZ1000.  It came in several different flavours...   Here's an early one :



Nice bike. My buddy had one - not the police model..

Pretty popular as a project bike - lotsa them were made into bobbers...

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1983 CB1100F, 1977 GS850, 1974 KH750 H2, 1974 KH500 H1, 1975 KH400 S3, 1979 RD 400 Daytona......

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 01:27:17 pm »
My mistake....didn't notice this was the c10 section....

Offline Lonestar Cruzer

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2016, 02:13:09 pm »
It's all good, I thought you were talking about a C10. The more I think about it the more I want to attempt this mod though.

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 03:43:40 pm »
Double check clearances and cables before you commit with the die grinder.

Offline ronbuell

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2016, 05:34:35 pm »
.... if you drop your bike the chance of damaging the steering stops and your tank will be much greater.....

Understood.  This is a project bike, and the tank already has dimples from the fairing, but I'll check bar clearances.

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Re: Steering stop mod??
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2016, 05:38:09 pm »
BTW, nice KZ1000.  I once had a 76 KZ900 like that... really quick in a straight line. 8)