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Old 02-08-2011, 06:17 AM   #31
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You never forget your first.....

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:26 AM   #32
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I really liked my K75S (not really an S). It was smooth and comfortable to ride!



Looking forward to seeing the rest of this build. There are obviously a lot of great possibilities out there based on the other photos here!

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:30 AM   #33
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I really liked my K75S (not really an S). It was smooth and comfortable to ride!



Looking forward to seeing the rest of this build. There are obviously a lot of great possibilities out there based on the other photos here!

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Beautiful!!! Are those C bars?
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:30 AM   #34
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Amen Brother!

OMG............ .I've lost the feeling on the right side of my face.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:01 AM   #35
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Beautiful!!! Are those C bars?
Yes, it made all the difference! I had bar backs on there at the time, but took them off later as they were actually too tall.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:14 AM   #36
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Yes, it made all the difference! I had bar backs on there at the time, but took them off later as they were actually too tall.

Jim
Thought so. Larry is also putting C bars on so my back can go the distance even though it will be primarily a commuter. I ran my former k75c with the C bars along the Cascade Loop and HW 101 on the Olympic Pennisula a few times. I found it to be as smooth and comfortable as any sport touring bike I have ever ridden but 100lbs lighter. Do you still have your K?

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:22 AM   #37
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Rebuilders like Specialks.net (Larry) and Duck (Drake) are just two of a handful that work on these Ks with such extraordinary attention to detail and care.
Larry's on a different plane than I am. I like to build stuff that runs/performs well with lots of useful farkles and looks good at 10-20 feet - riders. Larry is frickin' meticulous about the custom and cosmetic stuff as well and the stuff he builds not only runs well but also looks good under a magnifying glass - show bikes.

I haven't been by his place for a while. I plan to go visit him again in March and check out some of these puppies in person.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #38
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Larry's on a different plane than I am. I like to build stuff that runs/performs well with lots of useful farkles and looks good at 10-20 feet - riders. Larry is frickin' meticulous about the custom and cosmetic stuff as well and the stuff he builds not only runs well but also looks good under a magnifying glass - show bikes.

I haven't been by his place for a while. I plan to go visit him again in March and check out some of these puppies in person.
Both of you do a pretty spectacular job any way you slice it. It doesn't matter weither it's a 20 footer or a Specialks bike. It has to function and perform as a K should.

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Old 02-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #40
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Thought so. Larry is also putting C bars on so my back can go the distance even though it will be primarily a commuter. I ran my former k75c with the C bars along the Cascade Loop and HW 101 on the Olympic Pennisula a few times. I found it to be as smooth and comfortable as any sport touring bike I have ever ridden but 100lbs lighter. Do you still have your K?
I wish I did. It was a fun bike!

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #41
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Amen Brother!

Who did you make that for....self ?
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:05 PM   #42
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I remember reading about this one. This is not the one you put a paralever arm on.... correct?
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #43
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I remember reading about this one. This is not the one you put a paralever arm on.... correct?
No, that's my very first K bike at Malibu. 91 K75S. Purchased in SF in 96 and then ridden up HWY 1 from LA and then 101 in Oregon.

It was pretty cherry. 35k but looked like it came off of the showroom floor.

Didn't last very long though. I totaled it a few months later when I fell asleep riding home the morning after a bachelor party with a MASSIVE hangover.

(I was younger and dumber back then.)
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:08 AM   #44
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Looks like wheels with new spacers and bearings are getting delivered along with front end hardware on Saturday. She's coming together.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:31 AM   #45
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While Larry is waiting for parts, thought I would post some very nice rebuilds. This one is another favorite. What's not to love ? Not sure who the builder is. Rebuilt K1100...I think.

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