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The K75 - Upgrades

K75 Upgrades

The BMW K75 is a great bike in its own right, but there are of course always things you can add to personalize it.

Rear Shock
The rear shock on the BMW K75/K100 models is excellent in its own right, but these shocks often fade over time and after 15 or 20 years/50k to 75k miles it becomes noticeable. Fortunately there are many aftermarket options, from rediculously expensive to down right affordable.
Ohlins Ohlins is the Rolls-Royce of BMW aftermarket shocks, and priced accordingly. The K75/K100 unit is fully adjustable, rebuildable and the quality is unmatched. Here is a good explanation of the Ohlins Shock Code.
BMW K75 with ABS/ K100 8vRS, RT, LT: BM827/46HRCS (Manual)
BMW K75 no ABS: BM137/46PRCS (Type 46P) (Manual)
BMW K75 no ABS: BM441/46PRC (Type 46P) (Manual)
The difference between the ABS and non-ABS appears to be that the rebound adjustment is remote on the ABS bikes due to clearance issues, and part of the shock body on non-ABS bikes.
Fox
Wilburs
WP
Progressive Suspension
YSS
Icon 7614Icon is an Australian company that produces these shocks under license from Koni. The 7614 features 4-position rebound damping, is rebuildable, and is an excellent shock for the regular tourer.
(7614-1009 - All K75/K100)
(7614-1007 - Lowered/325mm)
Works Performance Works Shocks is based in Claifornia and has built a good reputation in the BMW community. The K75/K100 application has threaded spring pre-load adjustment and dual rate springs.
All K75/K100: Steel Tracker Single w/ Remote Resevoir - available as stock or short (- 3/4") length
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