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Old 08-05-2013, 08:11 AM   #2551
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Anyone know what the seat is on this bike? Is it just a re-shaped original seat pan/with a new cover??
looks like a Corbin Gunfighter.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:18 AM   #2552
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Anyone know what the seat is on this bike? Is it just a re-shaped original seat pan/with a new cover??
Corbin Gunfighter

http://www.corbin.com/bmw/8696gun.shtml
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:56 AM   #2553
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #2554
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Looking for more wind protection on a k75s. Is the aeroflow the only option? How much trouble to remove the faring and add rt or c bars?
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:48 AM   #2555
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kinda late with my addition...

My K75!



Photo overlooking San Francisco from the Port of Oakland.

I have had her for more than a year now. Put maybe 13k miles on her. Ride her daily, for fun and a commuter. Pretty fantastic machine.

Yesterday I used her to transport the rods from my R100 back from the machine shop, we all know what the better bike is... Don't let the guys in the airhead forum hear me say that...

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #2556
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Looking for more wind protection on a k75s. Is the aeroflow the only option? How much trouble to remove the faring and add rt or c bars?
The Aeroflow is the best option for max protection.

You don't need to remove the fairing to replace the handlebars with C or RT bars.

Change to C bars: You may need to replace the brake line to the front master. Sometimes you can use the existing one by loosening the banjo bolts at both ends and changing their angles. However, there's several brake line setups depending upon year and ABS/non-ABS so there is no one answer to this.

Change to RT bars: You'll need longer choke, clutch and throttle cables as well as a new brake line from the front master cylinder.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #2557
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #2558
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What is the headlight from? could you post up some close ups of how you mounted it?
Looks like an LSL light, they come with their own billet brackets.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #2559
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:36 AM   #2561
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FYI: K bikes are called whiners due to the sound made by the fuel pump.
It's not the fuel pump. Gotta be a gear drive to whine like that. I always assumed it was cam timing gear drive. My VFRs always had a similar whine,.....timing gears.

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Old 08-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #2562
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This the K75GS that I are working on, the K100RS is at the back of the shed, I will put a pic of it up when I get it out again later on.

I am in talks to buy a wire rear spoke wheel for it (it is probably going to cost me about half the build dollars!!!!) and I am working on a single rear seat with a carrier for luggage etc including an under seat muffler and number plate/tail light bracket, I like the fabrication work but find it very slow going. It is the first time I have done anything like this.
I want to try to make it look reasonably "stock"........
I have only done resto/rebuild stuff before, just pulling bikes down and repaint, recon etc, so this is new to me but great fun.
My interest is 1970's -1980's European motorcycles, I have WAY more projects than I need so the fabrication work takes a back seat most of the time.

But man are K's great value for money, the are sold ridiculously cheap and parts bikes are some times a give away.... I have real soft spot for them.

Does anyone have a good current pic of the COBAS K100? I would love a good pic that I could make into a poster, I have only ever really seen magazine scans or old pics of one.
you may have covered this, apologies if you have. What fork and wheel etc did you use for your GS build?

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #2563
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Found this while searching Flickr:



A Fiat 500 with a BMW K75 engine.
Love it! My first car was a 59 fiat 500 that I bought with $25 of paper route money (was only 14 at the time, so couldn't drive it on the streets, but we had miles and miles of dirt apple orchard roads across the street from our house.

The OE ingine was a twin rated at something like 30 hp.........if that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #2564
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NiceGS build. You have me thinking I may have to build a KGS! Any specs on the front fork and wheel?
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:16 PM   #2565
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NiceGS build. You have me thinking I may have to build a KGS! Any specs on the front fork and wheel?
Do not have detail. Just found photo and posted.
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