K75S to K75GS

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Muddy3, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Pack-Mule Hooligan

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    And how about the seat. A modified OE saddle? or something you fabbed up. Thinking I see a tag on the left side,....possibly a Corbin tag?
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  2. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Pack-Mule Hooligan

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    I know nothing about fork exchanges. Can you educate us a bit on what criteria you used for selecting a fork/wheel assembly,...........or.....can any dirt bike fork and wheel assembly be adapted? If so, how is a non-bolt on fork assembly modified to fit the K75?

    Do you mod the new fork assembly triple clamp to fit the K75,....or somehow shim the new forks to fit the BMW triple clamp?? (assuming the new fork tubes are smaller in diameter).

    Brian
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  3. brick rider

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  4. euromotorcycles

    euromotorcycles Been here awhile

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    Here's one from Quebec , Canada.

    2 configurations, two-up or Adventure with a modified 30 liter gas tank. It takes 45 minutes to do the switch over . Tank, seat, tail part & rack, bags are modular sections for quick on and off.

    TWO-UP

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  5. euromotorcycles

    euromotorcycles Been here awhile

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    ADV configuration w/30l tank


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  6. flipflopdog

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    The project has begun, custom tank exact volume unknown as yet...!!!

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  7. flipflopdog

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    Will be running some GS12 gear as you can see......

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  8. euromotorcycles

    euromotorcycles Been here awhile

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    Nice job with the fuel tank. How do you plan to get the fuel out of the lower sections. Are you going to run an in tank pump and filter?

    I am presently using an in tank pump-filter set-up on my project but will soon be moving towards an outside pump and filter arrangement with quick detach fuel line fittings, it is easy to do and better for servicing. The plan is to also have a quick hook up for a possible remote removable satellite fuel tank pack. I could see an outside pump working good for your special fuel tank.

    Best of luck with your K75GS project and keep us posted as you build it up.
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  9. flipflopdog

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    It looks like we are singing from the same hym sheet mate. At the base of the two jowels there will be a dash pot with the weld on jic-6 fitting. I will use a banjo bolt fitting to run away with, one either side that will 'T' together before hitting the pump. Dry break fittings will be in place straight off the tank for this supply line and also for the return to tank so as to aid maintenance when tank off etc.....
    I'm using the Walbro GSL393 pump, pre & post filters, AND..... I'm using a secondary fuel sell which has been fabricated to accept an aluminium pannier. To keep symitary the opposite side will hold water (this tank is made from small guage stainless to stop alsimers onset....!!!). Siting all the external fuel supply gadgets has been a major headache keeping them safe and relatively dry but we've cracked it. I've ran a large bore alloy tube through the tank on the right hand side for the high level air intake scoop that will have a flip round working action to accommodate nice fresh air when not raining and safe (behind screen dry air) when raining...
    I've got a nice under seat location for the Ducati silencer to sit with stainless heat shield. I'm dead chuffed with the abilities of my fabrication guy, he has fully taken onboard the concept of my requirements and being of 'Offroad' nature himself has put some nice little touches to the design aspect..!!
    Photo's will follow when I get back onshore.......

    Mez
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  10. Quacamole

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    Tank looks pro!
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  11. flipflopdog

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    Wheels have arrived via someone fat round and stinking of Sherry...!!!

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