1. billmags

    billmags Scoot Jockey

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    Anyone remember Camrod motors? Dealer near the West Side hwy and like 23rd or thereabouts.
    I used to go there to sit on KLRs and NX650's if I was in Manhattan. They always had a Bimota in stock which was rare.
    Don't know why I just thought of that- my brain is frozen.
  2. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    I left work early today, figuring it would be worse later on.

    The 1987 K75 does not have ABS, which was tested well on the ride in this morning to much failure, so I took it slow, kept my lines, and successfully made it from FiDi over the Williamsburg and almost back home.

    Then I ran out of gas, of course. Now this is not an unanticipated event for me, so I have extra gas on hand. Which would be great if the gas tank cap would open. But it doesn't. The key doesn't turn one mm. WD-40 doesn't help.

    I trudged to the gas station I anticipated I would revisit within the half hour, and purchased some "de-icer" in a little can. I have heard this stuff works.

    Back to the bike, and spray into the cylinder. Nothing. Nothing. Spray. Wiggle. Nothing. Wiggle some more. Nothing.

    Snap.

    Fuck.


    Even if I had another ignition key, which I don't, I still didn't have any gas in the tank.

    I managed to push it a few blocks closer to home and under the BQE, where it now waits, dead.

    2 Questions for the asylum here:

    1. Does anyone have a set of keys, ignition and gas cap that will fit a K75 or K100?
    2. Assuming I can get the key stub out of the busted lock, how do I get it open?
  3. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    I drove here and didn't even bother attempting to get home. :lol3

    Figured it would be far nicer to hear the soothing sounds of the 7 running right outside the window instead.
  4. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Is that a hack K75?

    Shit I drove my car about 4 blocks towards the city and turned right around and worked from home. I saw 3 car accidents in 10 minutes, and my old Benz slid at every stop (with abs;-0)
  5. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    I like to take the Mini out and practice drifting through corners. FTW!
  6. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    I'd take my car out for a little fun if everyone else would park theirs.
  7. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    :lol3

    Truth!
  8. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    Hell, if everyone else stayed off the road, I would have driven home instead of staying here with the 7 roaring by the window. :lol3
  9. ebbanflood

    ebbanflood Riff Raff

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    My father stopped after work at Camrod Motors for me when I was young. I would call him at work and tell him what I needed, usually piston, rings, wrist pins or something else for my CR125 Elsinore. He also bought me stuff from Village Cycles. I think it was on W4th but I am not sure.
  10. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Yep, it is.

    Oh, and here's how my day ended:

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    Now who knows one of those good old keysmith fellows? Some stupid copy machine isn't going to be able to help me out with this one.
    (I also already sent an email to John @ motorcyclekeys.com)
  11. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    ghq100-

    sorry to read of your headaches on a very rough day.

    i'm rooting for you!

    be well.

    rob
  12. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    When I bought my first bike there in '65 (Honda 305 Superhawk) they were on 54St just off the West Side Hwy.
  13. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Could have been worse, piece could have been stuck in the lock.
  14. GridCrosser

    GridCrosser Adventurer

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    PM'd you.


  15. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Thanks Mate! Will begin the search with your contact tomorrow morning.

    I tried calling the nuthouse, but they didn't have either of the 2 blanks in stock that would work. ILCO Y61 and SR61N
  16. AX2007

    AX2007 Adventurer

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    Why won't someone with a key machine make it work? As long as you can get the pieces together, even temporarily with crazy glue or JB weld or something, all that is really needed is the side with the ridges. As long as the scribe can pass over them without the key moving, it can make a copy easy.
  17. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Easy as can be to cut it, they use a punch as there are only four depths that all keys have. The problem is the blank. Once he finds it any locksmith can cut it. Good luck
  18. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    There's a guy on eBay who claims he can cut keys according to your vin #. Never used his service. Don't know if its reputable but I will post the link later

    Sent from ancient Samsung
  19. AX2007

    AX2007 Adventurer

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    What blank do you need? I work at an old hardware store with lots of weird blanks. If you give me the number, I'll check to see what's in there.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
  20. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Took the dog out for his usual mile walk today, temp was -8 deg. Sunny, but a little brisk as they say.

    We didn't get much snow in SW CT, 3-4" maybe, and powdery, very easy to snow blow. Should be good riding with knobbies. Did the city get the 8-12" as forecast?