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Old 01-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #2311
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I have an adapter for putting a round or cone type air filter on the mass airflow sensor if you want to get rid of the factory airbox.

One thing to consider is that with the factory airbox and snorkel you're getting cooler air from the front (and better performance) than you would if you got rid of the airbox and sucked in air warmer from the engine compartment. Might not be an issue on a naked K though.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:28 PM   #2312
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Just got a little further, and did some more sand blasting and painting the steps now with some new screws!

How it used to be (no more recent picture since wheel powdercoating and new exhaust):



Now ..


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Old 01-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #2313
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http://specialks.net/index.php?p=1_1...Special-BEAUTY. I have one of these mufflers for sale if anyone is interested. I have 375 in it and would like to get 200. It's new. It's all stainless and about 8 inches longer. Not loud. I found a new lufemister and will probably stay with it.

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #2314
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I have an adapter for putting a round or cone type air filter on the mass airflow sensor if you want to get rid of the factory airbox.

One thing to consider is that with the factory airbox and snorkel you're getting cooler air from the front (and better performance) than you would if you got rid of the airbox and sucked in air warmer from the engine compartment. Might not be an issue on a naked K though.
Understand about cool air being needed,planned on getting the snorkel out into the cooler airflow but got stuck when I pulled apart the air box and found square connector. 7 min. To take apart and 45 min. To get the $&@?!$&@ thing back together. Might just take U up on that Duck, PM me with $ to ship to zip 63021.
This is really turning into a fun project for me. Have not modded a motor vehicle since I was a mech. 30 years ago
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:36 AM   #2315
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:56 AM   #2316
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got to take my first real ride on the 85k100rs pichler bike saturday, about 100 miles. all fluids changed, brakes flushed and new front master cylinder, bt-45's installed, new odyssey battery, couple of other minor things. spent about four hours rubbing out the bodywork and waxing it. the whole bike felt like like 400 grit sand paper from being stored for so many years.
damn thing runs flawlessly, an awesome machine. suspension still taunt, no weird handling defects, no leaks. just twist the go stick and rock. that picler plank of a seat evn tolorable.
tracked down the used car dealer the deceased p.o. owned and got all the paperwork to get the original certificate of origin turned into a title in my name, should have it this week.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #2317
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Although I'm a huge fan of the brick's the K1 one is really... well.. special
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #2318
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Although I'm a huge fan of the brick's the K1 one is really... well.. special
You're obviously a man of impeccable taste.

Just for you, here's one I tidied-up for a mate a few months ago:







Doing the work encouraged me to own one again, so:







I still love K75s though and this is keeping me busy at the moment:



Lots to do:



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Old 02-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #2319
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I never thought too much of K1s either - until I bought one on Fleabay a couple of years ago. Yep, the styling is "unique" but they're a hoot to ride and all K at heart.

ATTW: You really do some nice work. I'm jealous.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:48 AM   #2320
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ATTW: You really do some nice work. I'm jealous.
Cheers mate.

I'll post some more detailed photos of the K75S I'm working, on once it's done.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:41 AM   #2321
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Cheers mate.

I'll post some more detailed photos of the K75S I'm working, on once it's done.
Do some as you do the work.. let us see what your obstacles are and how you handle them!

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:39 AM   #2322
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Gratuitous Mid-Winter Blues K11 "S" photo

Bike is currenitly on the lift for the winter, wheels are being painted (metallic silver) and Remus header ceramic coated ( it discolored something fierce) plus new steering head bearing and a once over on the FD. But here is a pic of it last spring in what I call "S" mode, no bag mounts and corbin solo seat, with a fresh coat of mystic red to boot.

After 95K miles on Metzlers, I an switching over to Radials per Duck's standard K LT formula (Avon on the back, Road Pilot on the front). I'm interested to see the difference. If it is anything like the difference I got swapping out my fork springs I'll be thrilled.



And here it is in "RV" mode, with two up with full camping gear for 2 weeks on the road.



And somewhere in the middle, during a weeklong blast from Boston to Tennesee via the BRP.



Now, back to our regularly scheduled Winter....
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #2323
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Looks like a nice LT. Depending upon how fast you ride, switching to radials will yield a bigger improvement than a spring upgrade.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #2324
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I picked up this "can't get it to start" 59K FYK (Finest Year K) 1985 K100RT a couple of weeks ago for a grand. By March 27 (scheduled completion date) it will, except for the motor, be a completely different bike.

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The ride home from Whidbey Island on the Ferry:

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #2325
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I picked up this "can't get it to start" 59K FYK (Finest Year K) 1985 K100RT a couple of weeks ago for a grand. By March 27 (scheduled completion date) it will, except for the motor, be a completely different bike.
Congrats on the purchase Duck. Always look forward to your projects...this one is no exception.
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