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Old 05-20-2012, 10:48 AM   #1876
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Your centerstand is cleaner than my toothbrush.
Detailing with a eraser....who knew ?


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Old 05-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #1877
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Very nice. Its so clean, it hurts my eyes.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #1878
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I've been missing my K75C (sold last year) so much that I've just bought a replacement.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:00 AM   #1879
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I've been missing my K75C (sold last year) so much that I've just bought a replacement.
We remember.....congrats on successfully finding a replacement......what did you miss about it?
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:30 AM   #1880
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We remember.....congrats on successfully finding a replacement......what did you miss about it?
TBH, it better suits my needs these days more than my GSA (a medical problem has reared its ugly head since selling the 75 and the GSA is now sold).

I've owned other K's and been lucky enough to have been paid to ride them for a long time. I just think that the 75 represents simplicity, low running costs and yet is more than capable of coping with modern traffic.

This one is a 75S. It was originally registered in Germany but privately imported into the UK. It has an interesting belly-pan that allows engine bars to be used. I've never seen one like it before.

Photo's will follow when I get around to collecting it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #1881
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Over the Top !!!!

OUT OF THE PARK........custom GS75



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Old 05-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #1882
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Thing about Seattle's grey weather.....makes for nice photos.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #1883
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OUT OF THE PARK........custom GS75



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Love that muffler setup
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #1884
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Thing about Seattle's grey weather.....makes for nice photos.
OK , I want those gauges too
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #1885
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OK , I want those gauges too
I agree...very sweet. They would have stayed on if Larry didn't push for the digital. Love the functionality and look of the old school white. excited about new headlight digital. Stock guage lacks in both categories.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #1886
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Hi Guys
Hope you don't mind if I introduce you to the other reason I bought a SpecialK from Larry and started this thread. The Last time I sat on a K75, my wife, Eva, was recovering from breast cancer surgery and treatment. I had just finished refurbishing my K75 at the time......not perfect but good enough. While researching Ks, I saw photos of Larry's bikes online and saw some extraodinary talent and attention given to these very well deserving motorcycles. It was very impressive. However, as a result of the fear and uncertainty of the time, my kids came to me and asked if I would stop riding for a while,,,,,I agreed and sold the K.

Eva is celebrating 5 years of being cancer free. We cherish everyday or at least we try to. This K75 reminds me of the strength my wife demonstrated everyday in her recovery and the hidden treasures we received when we were so challenged. Can't explain why, but that old K helped me understand how lucky we were, gave me focus and reminded me there is much to celebrate in life....even when life seems to be against you at times. My patience and optimistic demeanor and wanting to own a SpecialK is a result. Looking at those ridiculously beautiful K bikes was good medicine for me and I knew that someday my chance to own one would come.

We all have our reasons for riding. I ride because I want to feel inspired. I've had a lot of motorcycles.....alot . But my SpecialK is something else. Thanks to everyone for participating the last year making this thread colorful and as I hoped....inspiring. To Larry......thank you for showing me the passion in your work and the desire to do your best by people. You never fell short on creativity and determination. My K is sensational and exactly as I had imagined 5 years ago......Well done!!!

OK...enough of that...




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Old 05-25-2012, 05:38 AM   #1887
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The heck with the bike, you have a beautiful wife, and apparently tough too!

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:10 AM   #1888
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The heck with the bike, you have a beautiful wife, and apparently tough too!

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Thank you and I agree.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #1889
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #1890
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First 100 miles

Well took her out this morning for a "get to know you better" ride. Took a series of back roads that run East/West along I-90 outside Seattle. Conditions were dry, overcast and around 60ish....typical Seattle weather. The motor and gearing were flawless with as close to zero vibration as a K can get. Touring handlebar took a little getting used to but found a good lean angle in the twisties and felt right at home . The suspension will need some adjusting. Felt a little soft upfront but it may have more to do with me and the learning curve. Fortunately, with the upgraded front and rear there is a lot I can do. May have to recruit our man Duck to take her out and get her dialed in........ . Other than that the experience is just as I hoped. Heated grips were fantastic, little windscreen did it's job and the digital guage works perfectly........ All good.
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