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Old 05-01-2009, 05:22 PM   #346
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The rest of the time it is deceptively capable even when fully loaded.

I'd have to spend a fair bit to get the VFR to the point where it could carry gear like this and then it would cease to be a fun "day ride" bike.
its a great looking example of an earlier K bike!!
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:21 AM   #347
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Time for a bump.

A couple of months ago I decided that my 'Old Nail' (Beater is I believe the American equivalent) K75C was due some cosmetic TLC.

I'd really intended to just sort out the front-end and do the middle and back-end at some later stage.



The steering-head bearings needed replacement after 96k miles and I thought that I'd sort out the fork sliders that have lost their coating on the front, maybe do something about the mis-matched wheels.



The fork sliders cleaned-up okay. Just one seized mudguard bolt.



While the front was off, I thought I'd strip just a bit more off so that I could clean-up a bit further.



As you all know well enough, one thing leads to another.



Taking one of these old 'Bricks' apart is so simple that it soon became just too tempting to take something else off for a "tart-up".



Soon all I had was an untidy looking lump.



And lots of stuff to clean.



Those engine covers were just begging to be included.



Bit of a scrape and squirt with paint and:





Things started to go back together,







I was never happy with the bare metal shaft-housing and final drive, so they got a lick of paint too.





The tatty eBay sourced 75S belly-pan is in the process of being 'rescued'





And the other painted parts are undergoing the 'tart-up' treatment (still a work in progress).





It should all be done and dusted in a week or two.

Is it worth the effort? Financially no, of course not. It's a bog standard K75C with nearly a hundred thousand under its belt. It's a bike I bought to use as a hack, to keep mechanically in reasonable fettle and it's been ridden hard in my ownership.

I just felt that after putting on 50k in three years and it never letting me down once, it deserved some TLC for the smiles that it has provided without complaint.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:08 PM   #348
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Looks like a very nice refresh of a strong running K.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:06 PM   #349
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the pennies to maintain r s motobrick... s poserbrick... l t motobrick...





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Old 07-27-2009, 01:03 PM   #350
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Looks like a very nice refresh of a strong running K.
Cheers,

Got it finished and all back together today.



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Old 07-27-2009, 01:06 PM   #351
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Cheers,

Got it finished and all back together today.


Looks GREAT!

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Old 07-27-2009, 01:23 PM   #352
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CAN'T I HAVE A MOMENTS PEACE!!!!

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Old 07-27-2009, 01:52 PM   #353
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I bought another one in June. A 1987 K75C with a Pichler fairing. Here it is on the way home going over Beartooth Pass:




Three K bikes wasn't enough so I bought a 93 K1100RS with a K1200 engine in July and just finshed riding it home across the country from Charlotte, NC to Seattle. Here it is on the way home going thorugh Deals Gap:



Did I mention that I like K bikes?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #354
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Looks like a very nice refresh of a strong running K.
is that a blow-up doll in your avatar and where can I get one?

Super nice rebuild on the "C" model A.T.T-W, great job.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #355
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is that a blow-up doll in your avatar and where can I get one?
Hmm.... 2" high anime' figure .... you want one ... go to Shanghi and get your own

Back on topic ... That redo on the white K is sweet .... If I ever do that to my RS ... I think I will choose a nice metallic silver color
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:25 PM   #356
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I was moving my bikes around today and took a couple of picutres of my "stable" of K bikes:



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Old 07-28-2009, 02:32 PM   #357
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I was moving my bikes around today and took a couple of picutres of my "stable" of K bikes:



I like the blue one right of center.


About how much do those years (and maybe a little earlier) fetch on the used market?
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:56 PM   #358
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I like the blue one right of center.


About how much do those years (and maybe a little earlier) fetch on the used market?
I like them all. (Obviously, since I bought them.)

All of those bikes are totally farkled out with real cruise control, upgraded suspension, aux lighting, nice seats, upgraded flashy blinky brake lights, lots of LEDs and tons of other stuff. If I found the right buyer for each I figure:

93 K1100LT with about 36k: $4,500, maybe $5,000
94 K1100RS with 43k: $4,000
93 K1100RS with 115k and 34k on the K1200 engine: $3,500
87 K75 with Pichler fairing and 80k: $3,800

Of course all have been well-maintained and I'd give them a Level II service with spline lube prior to the sale to make them easier to sell.
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That blue one would almost make me reconsider buying another BMW.
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I like them all. (Obviously, since I bought them.)

All of those bikes are totally farkled out with real cruise control, upgraded suspension, aux lighting, nice seats, upgraded flashy blinky brake lights, lots of LEDs and tons of other stuff. If I found the right buyer for each I figure:

93 K1100LT with about 36k: $4,500, maybe $5,000
94 K1100RS with 43k: $4,000
93 K1100RS with 115k and 34k on the K1200 engine: $3,500
87 K75 with Pichler fairing and 80k: $3,800

Of course all have been well-maintained and I'd give them a Level II service with spline lube prior to the sale to make them easier to sell.
Not too bad.

How much do you figure without any mods? Just stock.
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