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Old 03-08-2011, 10:18 AM   #151
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Seems to be an American thing.




I don't see how modifying finishes (Chrome, Brushed, Blacked Out, etc) is exclusively a American thing. I do believe it is a nice custom artistic detail that pulls contrast and character to the casings of the Brick motor. The wheels I agree are upgraded bling...... But as a custom bike rebuilder a little artistic freedom on Larry's part isn't a bad thing. I appreciate and value the suggestions and willing to pay for it. The (Specialks) K photo with the blacked out motor and the aluminum cases (one of my favorite builds) have a similar (beautiful) contrasting effect. If my motor was black I would do the same.

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:41 AM   #152
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I touch myself in a "inappropriate manner" to this pic

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:15 AM   #153
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I touch myself in a "inappropriate manner" to this pic

We understand. kafe bike.....perfect application

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #154
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I don't see how modifying finishes (Chrome, Brushed, Blacked Out, etc) is exclusively a American thing.
I didn't say it was uniquely American, it just seems to be quite common (especially where wheels are concerned). Too much chrome just looks tacky, trying too hard to be noticed. It is what it is, a thin veneer of gloss lacking any subtlety.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:17 AM   #155
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:24 AM   #156
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I touch myself in a "inappropriate manner" to this pic

i can see why.
proper sized wheels/ stance looks right to me.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:33 AM   #157
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I think I'll do something like that to my (son's) '88. I already have R100 "S" fairing and headlight bucket. Need to find "RS" or "RT" tail cowling and make it fit K frame.
The more I dig into his bike the more crap I find. Lots of neglect from POs and their shady workmanship ....
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:24 AM   #158
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I think I'll do something like that to my (son's) '88. I already have R100 "S" fairing and headlight bucket. Need to find "RS" or "RT" tail cowling and make it fit K frame.
The more I dig into his bike the more crap I find. Lots of neglect from POs and their shady workmanship ....
Unfortunately, that is the case with many of these Ks. My first K75 I bought inexpensively, cost me thousands to get it safe, reliable and something I would enjoy owning and maintaining. The end result was a beautiful motorcycle. There were so many issues as a result of lack of use (very low mileage....BEWARE) and the repair work from other owners had met the end of their functional lifespan. Fixing everything was to me worth it, but so very unexpected. I won't do that again. Nothing is a substitute for knowing and trusting the previous owner, documented consistant solid service and sticking to the maintance schedules. . With Larry's K75, I meet this criteria and have a one-of-a -kind K75 with 95 percent OEM BMW parts.....Not a bad deal if you ask me.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:59 AM   #160
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I visited your bike on Monday. Larry was at work but Carol was there. I took some pictures of it with my riding camera but dropped it at speed the next morning and lost my pictures.

(Aside from losing a few pictures the camera drop wasn't a big deal, That was my beater old camera on a lanyard that I use for shooting form the saddle while my new better camera stays in the tank bag while riding.)
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:54 AM   #161
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Doesn't get much better than this !!



The new F800R could used some of the design touches found here. One very sweet K.

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Old 03-12-2011, 09:34 AM   #162
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The new F800R could used some of the design touches found here. One very sweet K.
any more details about this particular K?
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #163
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any more details about this particular K?
I am sorry I don't. Perhaps Duck or Larry could comment on the details. Clearly the front end has been reworked. I see a hint of Ducati Multistrada (forks and fender) there. Another example of a outstanding motorcycle made better. Very nice cosmetics as well. I think it's a K1100 (chin spoiler).

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:39 AM   #164
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I think it's a K1100 (chin spoiler).
That's a K100RS belly pan. You tell by how it mounts to the bracket under the engine. A K1100RS belly pan attaches to the fairing lowers on the side.


That, the peg plates and the paralever mean it's most likely a K100RS4V.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:00 PM   #165
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That's a K100RS belly pan. You tell by how it mounts to the bracket under the engine. A K1100RS belly pan attaches to the fairing lowers on the side.


That, the peg plates and the paralever mean it's most likely a K100RS4V.

Duck,
Did they make a belly pan other than the S version for the K75 ? I like the styling of the K100 And K1100.
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