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Old 08-17-2012, 11:06 PM   #2176
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I believe it was crashed and put back together. I think that's why it has the weird fairing.

I wish it had the correct braced forks. I'm considering them. If I can find a set cheap.
The fairing isn't as weird as some when you look back through this thread. In fact it's almost normal.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #2177
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this is probably a question for you as well- I have an early, non-braced K100 front end on my RS- How involved is it to put a later 16v front end on there, different wheel size as well right? different yokes, etc?
Yes. It is easiest just to do the whole front end: forks, brakes, triple trees, etc... Wheel size is the same but you'll want to run a 110/80-18 tire instead of a 110/90-18 tire.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #2178
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Looks more like Kato (sidekick of the Green Lantern) to me! Kinda Ghey!
Kato was played by Bruce Lee... it's how Lee got recognized as a movie star (he was evidently very impressive as he did all of his own stunts including some gravity-defying leaps).
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #2179
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I recently rode a friends VFR (nice bike BTW). The thing that impressed me the most was two fingers on the lever would throw you over the tank. Of course it has 6 piston calipers and much better brakes from the factory.

Will stainless brake lines do anything for lever pressure? Or is this something that only swapping out brakes completely will accomplish?
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:26 AM   #2180
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Stainless lines will help a little but you will still have a 15mm master cylinder and two piston calipers.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #2181
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #2182
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Progress so far in the continuing saga of turning a K75S into quite possibly a far worse bike than it was to start with



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Old 08-20-2012, 05:24 AM   #2183
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:59 AM   #2184
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This must be the low, low, low, low seat model:



I wonder where they hid the battery and the L-Jetronic???
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:14 AM   #2185
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That's the prototype Tron model.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #2186
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I wish it had the correct braced forks. I'm considering them. If I can find a set cheap.
Well I have the correct set of forks on the way and a new fender with brace...

A set of steering bearings, maybe some fork seals, and a new fliudbloc should have me happily motoring in the front end department.

Now I just need a decent rear shock...

Anybody run without the fluidbloc?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #2187
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Anybody run without the fluidbloc?
My K75 Frankenbrick has a K1100 front end - including fork trees. The steering stem for those fork trees is a narrower diameter than that of the K75 fork trees which renders the fluidbloc useless.

Handles fine at all speeds with the only exception being creep speeds (say 1 or 2mph in superslow stop-n-go traffic) - it's a little "twitchy" - not a big deal at all IMO.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #2188
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My K75 Frankenbrick has a K1100 front end - including fork trees. The steering stem for those fork trees is a narrower diameter than that of the K75 fork trees which renders the fluidbloc useless.

Handles fine at all speeds with the only exception being creep speeds (say 1 or 2mph in superslow stop-n-go traffic) - it's a little "twitchy" - not a big deal at all IMO.
Thanks Duck!

"Twitchy" hmmmm. My bars are pretty narrow, I wonder if it would be way more twitchy or be all right?

May just try it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #2189
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Anybody run without the fluidbloc?
Sort of. A fluidbloc that wasn't doing anything. It was horrible over 70mph, not scary, just wouldn't keep to a line.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:46 PM   #2190
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Thanks Duck!

"Twitchy" hmmmm. My bars are pretty narrow, I wonder if it would be way more twitchy or be all right?

May just try it.
My K75 now has S/RS bars. I notice it less with those than when I had C bars on it. (Or maybe I just got used to it as I don't even notice it anymore.)
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