Specialks.net BMW K75 Custom

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

  1. duck

    duck Banned

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    BTW, I'm just yanking your chain here. I already acknowledged in my initial description of the K1 that some people like them and if you enjoyed yours then I'm cool with that. It's just a matter of personal preference.
  2. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    :freakyK owners....UNITE
  3. A. T. T-W

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

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    I didn't wade-in and demean your preference in any way. I simply pointed-out that a K1 looks the way it does for a reason and is not a styling exercise (whatever its visual merits). I also pointed-out that much more than spare gloves and a couple of beers can be carried.

    Sorry for having the temerity to point-out your errors, I do hope that it won't undermine your K-Series guru status too much.
  4. madisonreid

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    Getting back to the build....Since primary use for this bike is commuting, I purchased a large National Windshield screen with 4 attachment points. I also have a pair of OEM mirrors so I can utilize handlebar mitts for Winter riding. Soft saddles have already been fit for easy removal and securing. A map case from Alaska leather will be used with a Kawasaki crossbar bag for storage and directions. Also will take advantage of a Aerostich tank panniers I received as a gift for wind protection and storage.
    ...Typical Seattle Commuter Bike
  5. duck

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    I don't and have never claimed to be a K bike "guru." Some mod at K-Bikes.com put that label on me and I had them change that.

    http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21914

    Humility, it's what's for breakfast.

    My only claim to fame is that I'm a shade-tree mechanic who has more experience than most - for whatever that's worth.

    But hey, if you want to ride an eyesore that looks like a "futuristic" prop from a 1962 Godzilla movie then go for it.
  6. madisonreid

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    [​IMG]
    Has a nice Alien/Predator feel to it...I like.
  7. duck

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    Bah, the FF50s are great for lighting up the road up but if you really want to be seen then what you need is a pair of these:

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    When I come over to see your bike I'll bring one of my bikes with these (they all have them) and you'll see them from a mile away - literally. I first saw these on a riding buddy's bike and they ain't pretty but MAN do they work. Once you see them in person you'll be a convert.
  8. madisonreid

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    :brow I can't image how bright they are in person. I'll look forward to it.
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    Although they're 70W they aren't extremely bright. I can run them at night without blinding other road users. However, their orangeness does stand out and makes a bike extremely conspicuous, even in the peripheral vision of drivers.

    (And they do pretty well as fog lights too.)
  10. madisonreid

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    :freaky[​IMG]

    Hope they brought a spare front tire.
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    I don't care what my German brothers call it , it's purple.....very nice stock K75T :evil[​IMG]
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    It's crazy how many fairings Pichler made for those bikes. I must say that the one I had for a summer worked very well though. It was quite good in thunderstorm rain but was great in the sun as well. I probably should've kept that one.
  15. madisonreid

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    What I find interesting and exciting is the range of this bike........ cafe bike or tourer. I'm sure there are other bikes that could make a similar claim but IMHO not as well rounded as the K75. That particular fairing is very consistant with the lines of the K75. Looks OEM to me. It seems ideal if you could have a K with a Pichler for touring and another K naked for urban activity and commuting. Life would be perfect. However, I can't see selling my Versys to make that happen. The V is too much fun and will become the tourer of the two. I may change my mind after owning the K75 for a while. [​IMG]

    K75C

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    seantx Been here awhile

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    Is that a rattle can job? If so it looks great. If not, uh, I'm sorry? :lol3
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    Really no idea. But rattle or not, the Stealth paint theme looks sweet.
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  20. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    What's the gas mileage on a K75?