custom K75 or not worth it?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by bergermeister, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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    So I have an early to mid 80's K75 available to me for free. It has not been run in many years, so needs much work. On the plus side, it's free, the tank and other plastic has all been newly painted, and I think it really only needs an oil change and a new fuel pump to get going.

    I've never really considered them as attractive as the R bikes, so my interest is low unless I can customize it. I wouldn't mind doing something like this, depending on cost:

    [​IMG]

    http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2012/10/27/scott-halbleibs-bmw-k100rt-number-3.html


    I've always liked custom bikes with the black snowflake wheels for some reason, like this:[​IMG]

    http://garagecompany.com/


    so, I'm torn. what kind of money do you think it would take to do something like the first pic with the K? Is it even worth it?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
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  2. uraberg

    uraberg whosaberg?

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    special K!

    It's free. Of course it is worth it.
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  3. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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    that was my first instinct also, but I could easily spend more to get it running than it is worth...
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  4. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    I know a guy in San Francisco who is turning one in a K75GS with a CR500 fork etc. So everything is possible!!!
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  5. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    If miles are not past 75000 it's worth 2000$. You can put a 40 dollar mustang pump in it. If your close to fl I will give you 1500$
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  6. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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    wow, that sounds up my alley. ping me for email if you think he'd give me some advice.
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  7. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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    miles are about 25k I believe. I'm in CA, so not close.

    Can you tell me more about the fuel pump? I'd like to give it a go for $40 and hope the injectors are good.
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  8. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    The guy I know is Jason Wallace in San Francisco, he is on FB and here is the pic of the K75 with the CR fork (dunno bout the wheel).
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  9. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    put some street tires on it and use is as a canyon carver.
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  10. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO!

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    Totally worth it. That could be done with parts lots of guys have hanging around.

    I have a CBR1000 front fork st up on my 85 K100RS with a 17" F2? wheel. That 17" really makes it turn in better.
    Also a 2001 R1100 Rear Wheel. (a bit fatter)
    And... Turbo....

    Looks like this.
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  11. bergermeister

    bergermeister Long timer

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  12. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Great Bike the Tripple

    The one below is not mine, just do a google image search for K75GS:evil

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