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Old 03-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #2386
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Just finished another K75 "tart-up".



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Old 03-31-2013, 07:07 AM   #2387
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:02 AM   #2388
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Just finished another K75 "tart-up".
Nice...

Any advice / tips on what you used for the tart up...the plastics, fairing, metal parts etc.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:06 AM   #2389
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Nice...

Any advice / tips on what you used for the tart up...the plastics, fairing, metal parts etc.

Thank you
It would take forever to list. Search this forum for my "Polishing a Turd" thread where most of your questions should get an answer (another K75S I did last year).

The bike is low mileage (sub 17,000) but was not stored very sympathetically. My guess is that it was on a farm and regularly covered in mud then kept damp.

It seems to have been properly re-commissioned. However, the cosmetic condition was bad and made worse by squirting everything with black paint over the dirt!



Even the plastic parts got a squirt:





Others were badly corroded:



It's hard to believe that it could get so bad in such few miles:



The damp environment even got under the factory black finish. It all had to be removed to allow the aluminium to stabilise.





It all turned out alright in the end (with a lot of hard work in between):



In their infinite wisdom, BMW(GB) decided that Dakar Yellow wouldn't sell in the UK. I've always liked it and my nephew (whose bike this is) agreed that as all the panels had some damage it would be a good opportunity to change from the original blue. It makes it quite a rare bike in this country.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #2390
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Don't you love it when some sellers refer to this as a "Full Resto" or "Frame Up Restoration"?
Congratulations on rescuing that K75, you did an incredible job! That was a heck of a lot of work and it is refreshing to see such good taste exhibited!
Few people make such an effort to save a bike from CAFE DOOM - the genocide of 1980-90s motorcycling.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #2391
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awesome cafes

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #2392
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:08 AM   #2393
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I don't know about that my friend. I think it shows the beauty of the Brick in a manner that says " How do you like me now? " Sometimes, less is more.

If they had your sense of styling, they would have covered it in Rhino Liner.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #2394
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #2395
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Yep, that's exactly what some do. Or, if your like Larry Romestant, you reinvent the darn thing and call it a café which is what he's working on right now for a buyer. Either way, nice to see these machines being enjoyed.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #2396
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What model?

What model of K bike is this? RT with lower removed? or S

This is from earlier in the thread and really like it.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:56 AM   #2397
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Early on I think. Seems to be an RS not an RT. The RT then had a windshield that was sleek and relatively low coming almost back to the rider. The cowl below the engine was an add on then. The rear passenger hand rest is in the seat. I don't know my models as well as many but I am thinking the first version of the bike, mid 80s.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #2398
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What model of K bike is this? RT with lower removed? or S

This is from earlier in the thread and really like it.

K100RS or K1000RS (depends on who you ask)
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85 K100RS (or possibly 83 or 84 if it's a Euro bike) with a Laminar Lip.
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While I was in da hood, I stopped by to pay Larry a visit yesterday afternoon and check out the current projects under development at the Special K SKunKwerKs.

The first project is his next custom customer build. He's really going all out on this one: frame, drive train, suspension, wheels, tank, tail cowl, etc... EVERYthing on this bike is going to be custom. However, the security guards confiscated my camera and, under penalty of death, Larry swore me to secrecy so you'll have to wait until he's ready to reveal it in a month or so when he's finished with it.

His other project is a very clean 11K 91 K100RS4V that he's going to nakedize and use as his own rider.


Notice the lack of Line-X (not Rhino Liner) on my 93 LT.

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