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Old 07-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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1995 K75: What fairing is this?

I'll be taking a look at this bike tonight. 1995 K75 and the ad describes the fairing as a 70s to 80s model RS fairing. I can't find any photos of this fairing using a google search. I'll probably convert it to a standard or S model but am interested in knowing about the fairing. He said he made the shield himself and also has a smoked sport shield. Also said he has a low fairing part that isn't installed in the photos.



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Old 07-30-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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It's an Ongar K75 Special.



Ongar, a UK company used the R100RS upper and their own lower section.

Rare and can be sought after.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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R100RS minus the lowers plus homemade screen.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. The bike was in good shape rides well. However, its a cooker behind that RS fairing in the summer and he doesn't have the parts to make it back into a K75s. It has 70k miles with a new clutch and I offered him $1,900. He would sell it for $2,500 but getting the S fairing parts and having them painted is more than I want to spend.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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Do this and then cut off the excess once the tank and side panels are back on. Double layer of automotive heat/sound insulation:

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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Oh great, an opportunity to post a foto of my K75RS.




Lovely motor, ace fairing.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:13 PM   #7
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If you're going naked, I have a stock headlight and rad shroud along with the signals and various other bits from a red 95 "standard." I can pull it out and photograph it if you're interested. PM me if so.

Shame she's a cooker, I actually like the look of the beast.
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Thanks guys. The bike was in good shape rides well. However, its a cooker behind that RS fairing in the summer and he doesn't have the parts to make it back into a K75s. It has 70k miles with a new clutch and I offered him $1,900. He would sell it for $2,500 but getting the S fairing parts and having them painted is more than I want to spend.
the S parts are dirt cheap and can be had painted, if you take the time to look.
2500 is a fair price, even with that weirdo fairing setup. Some R bike nerd would beg you to sell them that fairing.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:05 PM   #9
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the S parts are dirt cheap and can be had painted, if you take the time to look.
2500 is a fair price, even with that weirdo fairing setup. Some R bike nerd would beg you to sell them that fairing.
Good look finding one of these $310 parts used that isn't cracked - #6:

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the S parts are dirt cheap and can be had painted, if you take the time to look.
2500 is a fair price, even with that weirdo fairing setup. Some R bike nerd would beg you to sell them that fairing.
I know 70k miles is nothing for a K75 engine but doesn't that mileage effect the value? I don't want to find in a year that I can't sell the bike for what I paid for it, especially after I clean it up and make it nicer.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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If you want a K75S, then buy a K75S. There are plenty of cheap ones around, and having done this whole fairing conversion dance myself a couple times, you want to buy one with all the parts.

Just tell the folks at Engle's you are interested in one.....they always seem to have an '88 or '90 S model kicking around their used lot.
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A '95 T or standard is an "S" without the front fairing and the delicate belly fairing. Same suspension, HUGE alternator. BMW put the final touches on in '95 and then discontinued the model. Too bad. It's my favorite K.

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If you want a K75S, then buy a K75S. There are plenty of cheap ones around, and having done this whole fairing conversion dance myself a couple times, you want to buy one with all the parts.

Just tell the folks at Engle's you are interested in one.....they always seem to have an '88 or '90 S model kicking around their used lot.
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I think I might prefer a standard K75. I have spoken with Engles and they say they only get a couple in a year.

I'm doing my homework on what it will take to turn this bike into a Standard. For sure the radiator cowling, round headlight, blinkers, mirrors and whatever brackets are needed. I have a set of RS mirrors that came on my '06 RT. I doubt they will work.
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jdiaz is right about finding one whole.


The mileage won't be a big deal functionally, but everyone who comes to buy the bike after you get it close to or over 100k will know it's no big deal but will whine about it to get a better deal.

If you buy a K with miles, buy it because you're never going to sell and then rack the miles up like you don't care.

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I don't worry about cracks. The German plastics are easy to mend and make new. Cracks = cheap.
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I think I might prefer a standard K75. I have spoken with Engles and they say they only get a couple in a year.

I'm doing my homework on what it will take to turn this bike into a Standard. For sure the radiator cowling, round headlight, blinkers, mirrors and whatever brackets are needed. I have a set of RS mirrors that came on my '06 RT. I doubt they will work.
Ah, ok. I've done this conversion too. Try looking at Gina's BMW.....she seems to get a lot of starter BMWs in.

Any +1 on getting a '95 model.....the three spoke wheels and big alternator are well worth the money.
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