Specialks.net BMW K75 Custom

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by madisonreid, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. A. T. T-W

    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    First, welcome.

    UK police spec bikes got the 'S' type forks with integral brace before the 16-Valve models because the un-braced versions blew seals so often.

    I don't think that any police force in the UK had a policy of holding back bikes, it's more that bikes (and cars) were batch purchased and only registered when they were needed. Sometimes this might be as much as a couple of years later.

    As for the ABS, I doubt that it was removed by the force in question. The only issues with police-spec ABS bikes occurred early in the supply. It was found that the police radio could trigger the ABS. All ABS equipped bikes were recalled by BMW and modified to prevent this but they retained the ABS.

    Your bike has been fitted with the very early K100 seat and tail unit with the pillion grab handles in the seat as opposed to the tail unit.
  2. 95PercentGorilla

    95PercentGorilla n00b

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    Thanks for the info, that makes sense, I've been told a few different stories but that adds up, thanks again
  3. Erik-K75

    Erik-K75 Adventurer

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    Hello from the Netherlands, i've been reading up for weeks now in this topic and would like to share my little project(-start).

    Bought it like this:
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    The fork legs were leaking, good start for some pearl blasting, first cleaning up all the parts.

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    At the current part the removed the mounting of the heat shield, which I found ugly so bought a replacement.
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    Doesn't look like a nice one but after some well deserved love and attention..

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    In the mean time, look at the result of the pearl blasting!

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    I've powdercoated the wheels in something that looks like chrome.

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    I love polishing so I decided to polish up some parts.

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    How does that look huh?

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    The result of this (later on better pictures with lighting!)

    Front rim with new bearings, bolts, screws, seals. Everything!

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    New exhaust and powdercoated rear wheel!
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  4. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    You know it's funny about some of these custom K bikes. Personal preference, but it seems like the industrial/post apocalyptic customs seem to come out better than the cafe-type customs. There just seems to be something about the lines and mechanicals of the K bikes that seem to lend them more to a futuristic or industrial look than a flowing artistic look. Again, that's my opinion and certainly other folks preferences can differ.
  5. Erik-K75

    Erik-K75 Adventurer

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    Hi, i'm quite new here but i've read dozend of pages of this thread and would like to contribute by posting some pics of my project but it says it has to be reviewed (which takes a day already?)

    Edit: My post is approved, thanks!
  6. A. T. T-W

    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    I'm no lover of chromed wheels but I like this:

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    as it's more of a satin finish.


    A few days ago, my nephew's (new to him) K75S was delivered for me to give it some attention:

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    It's a genuine low mileage (sub 16,000) 1991 bike but it's been badly treated cosmetically. Someone has daubed black paint over the original and over the dirt that was there at the time:

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    Today I took it for a spin to see what other than the cosmetics needs attention and have begun the strip down:

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  7. 95PercentGorilla

    95PercentGorilla n00b

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  8. duck

    duck Banned

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    Huh? Those S forks were never used on 4V bikes. All 4V bikes have the larger diameter forks with mounting for the four pot calipers.


    Erik: That chromy wheel does look NICE!:clap
  9. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    I will ride my bike to the Netherlands, give you the bike, keys and title, and walk home if you will video tape your wife walking into the bathroom and finding a pair of forks in the sink. Full tank of gas and a battery tender too.
  10. Erik-K75

    Erik-K75 Adventurer

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    It's actually the kitchen!


    I still live at home, mom and dad don't care as long I clean up! :D Excellent! :D Can you FedEx your bike? :rofl
  11. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy Alabama & Costa Rica

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    If you have to have a wife to get the bike, Bad, Bad deal. :kboom

    Tell seantx to keep his bike. You will still have the better end of the deal. Mom & Dad will always love ya!
  12. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Love the polished tank. I will be doing the same soon.What eghaust is that and hows it sound?
  13. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    Hope I never buy a bike from you
  14. sirio59

    sirio59 the red

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    Me too:fpalm
  15. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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  16. Doby Pilgrim

    Doby Pilgrim n00b

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    What was the point of doing that? After 40 + years of riding, I don't see one. I would never treat my K75 like that and would not encourage anyone else to do it either.
  17. Erik-K75

    Erik-K75 Adventurer

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    I just bought myself a sandblaster and this is what I did today!

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    Still needs some clear coat!

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  18. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    You did the work so send it off for chrome. I sent my oil pan. Valve cover. Waterpump. Timing cover. Both kick plates. Off for triple black chrome. 700$us. Looks damn good. Or you can just paint it and look like most bikes.
  19. Erik-K75

    Erik-K75 Adventurer

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    I like the thought of chroming but I do want to remain the original look. It's also crazy expensive and since i'm dutch ..:rofl
  20. duck

    duck Banned

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    Look at ceramic coating instead of actual chrome. Much less expensive.

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