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Old 08-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #2161
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Sort of. A fluidbloc that wasn't doing anything. It was horrible over 70mph, not scary, just wouldn't keep to a line.
If you were running a stock shock then that was probably the cause.

I've had my Frankenbrick up over 100 on passes and it tracks quite well.

Tires can also be a factor. My Frankenbrick has radials on it now.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #2162
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I agree that a poor rear shock can be a problem but keeping the old, knackered one in place and changing the fluidbloc for a new one made a massive improvement. True, a new, decent, rear shock has made another improvement but my old K75C when I got it had a completely shagged-out rear unit. That bike didn't behave like my current 75S did with a knackered fluidbloc.

Perhaps that barn door fairing on the 75F adds enough weight up front to make it behave like the four cylinder models?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:07 PM   #2163
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It's prior iterations had naked K100 and K75C fairings on it with Michelin Mac 50s and it ran fine then too so I don't think fairing weight is a deciding factor.

I'd suspect the tires/tire wear because I don't think the lower fork geometry is that much different.

Then again, I make no claims to being a suspension guru. My bike handles great but I attribute that more to dumb luck than anything else. (The expression "I'd rather be lucky than good." comes to mind.)

And it's not a "barn door" fairing - that's the LT/RT Ks.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:53 PM   #2164
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I'd suspect the tires/tire wear because I don't think the lower fork geometry is that much different.
I have the same pair on now that it's handling fine as were on when it was wayward.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:01 AM   #2165
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[QUOTE]theres something no right looking about the radiator

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #2166
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #2167
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This is what I am leaning toward on my K100Rt Naked project.I am still trying to clean up the area around the battery.Find another place for the computer and fashion a different overflow bottle to open up that area...oh and no gators.Like how the owner cut down the tail piece,I will be doing that too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #2168
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #2169
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BMW RS09 was stolen last night!
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #2170
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Ah shit dude, that sucks.

Hope you get it back.

That's a cool bike.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #2171
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Unbelievable....

You will find it and someone is going to get their ass totally kicked. Go on face book and local resource with photos. That bike is so unique and special he'd have to be a moron to ride it during the day. Very sorry to hear this.

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #2172
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #2173
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thats crap man hope its no in the bottom of a canal
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I've had a rough day today.. but after 16 hours it's back! it was sitting in the shed of a neighbour who put it there overnights and couldn't reach me the whole day...
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I've had a rough day today.. but after 16 hours it's back! it was sitting in the shed of a neighbour who put it there overnights and couldn't reach me the whole day...
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