Craigslist Airhead Finds...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lounge, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic What? Huh?

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    Minus the school bus Mag wheels, I love this thing. I think yellow is one of the most underrated and attractive motorcycle colors.

    Albeit I've never thought about it on an airhead. A Ducati sportbike would be more fitting.
  2. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

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    I apologize for this not being an airhead, but I had to share it for the "cool factor".
    It popped up on C/L last summer, then disappeared. Now it's back. Guess it is still available . . . .
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    Craigslist ad here:
    https://bozeman.craigslist.org/mcy/6133191571.html
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  3. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic What? Huh?

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    Been eyeing the K-Bikes for awhile, they're wildly cheap but I just don't like how they look. I was looking into customizing and I think this is the ticket. That thing is freakin' sweet.
  4. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    That actually seems to be "value" priced considering that I've seen these listed recently for more money. Bob's had one for $20K and Max's has one for $24K! Crazy. :loco

    People will say the same thing when HP2's are going for $35K in 30 years.
  5. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    That thing is freaking cool! I've had a weird growing interest in K bikes. A friend of mine wants one, so I started looking more closely at them. They are cool bikes, and can be had fairly cheaply. That said, that bike would still be hard to build for the price he's asking. I bet if that thing was closer to Denver it'd already be sold.
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  6. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I owned a K bike a few years ago. Had bad luck with it as in things that weren't supposed to be a problem were a problem. Liked it on the highway. Had enough electricity so I could wear a heated jacket, great feeling, riding a bike when it's cold outside. Was an RT model too that doesn't look like it provides enough protection but it does. Two things. One was that the room for long legs is limited. My knees just barely fit. And two was that while capable to sustain high speeds on the highway it was always slow to accelerate from a dead stop or anyplace along the way. I think Harlies out ran that bike.

    1995 K75RT
  7. SculptD

    SculptD Smells like tech

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    K-bikes were heavy, no? Would be interesting to know what that trail beasty weighs.
  8. Lounge

    Lounge Been here awhile

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  9. Lounge

    Lounge Been here awhile

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    Well that's something you don't see every day.
  10. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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  11. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

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  12. WooPig

    WooPig Gravel Traveler

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  13. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    That is likely not an R60 engine, it has CV carbs. It also has the later engine badge with no engine nomenclature and later valve covers. The frame appears to be 1974 /6, maybe R60 because of the drum front brake. But the speedo/tach is 1974 and up, the aluminum turn signals are /5 but also 1974 /6. The gas tank is /5.
  14. deafanddiabetic

    deafanddiabetic What? Huh?

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    I'd give that Frankenstein girl a home at that price.
  15. Vortos

    Vortos Apprentice Airhead

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    I texted the guy with the Frankenstein bike and he's already sold it.
  16. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

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    If that had come up near me for $1k, I'd have it in my garage. The parts are worth a lot more than that.
    And I'd have that seat on my R65 "GS" project bike, too!
  17. stucknarut

    stucknarut Uh oh...

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    I had a k75s for a year or so, bought 'not running' for $800 (dead battery). I used to take it off-road on dirt and gravel stock, that looks way more fun, kind of makes me wish I'd kept it now. The stock handling stunk but the motor is pretty damn fun, very smooth and bulletproof. The biggest problem with them are the final drive splines, if they weren't lubed they wore out, if in doubt assume they're bad.
  18. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

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    I guess I was unaware that any K75's were built with "splines" in the FD. I thought they were all single-sided swing-arm bolt-on wheels.
  19. stucknarut

    stucknarut Uh oh...

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    Google 'K75 rear splines'. The final drive (male) mounts to a splined cup on the driveshaft and the combo are notorious for wearing out at 40-50k, unless they're kept properly lubed with a good moly.
  20. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

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    Ahh yes, the first "dry" driveshafts. I forget about that stuff, having never owned any that new.