Specialks.net BMW K75 Custom

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

  1. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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  2. duck

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    Yup. Tranny too.

    Here's some general maintenance tips in case you're interested: http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,339.0.html
  3. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    Packed and ready for the Quail.....:D

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  4. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Thanks Duck! I joined that forum yesterday or the day before.

    I will go out on a limb and ask, are you the Frankenduck over there?:lol3

    Hopefully, I'm not outing you in some way...:rofl

    I just topped up the tranny (it was a bit low) and added a bit of lube to the final drive last night. Just to make sure the fill plugs came out and I wasn't going to find any unpleasantness in either, the final drive was a bit low and kind of "shiney" but nothing too bad. I'm hoping to tear into the splines this weekend, maybe. I have my trusty tube of Honda 60! I'm actually looking forward to it.:D

    I sync'd my throttle bodies last night, holy shit that was easy-peasy (compared to syncing the carbs on my CB...:lol3). Literally 5 minutes:clap.


  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I hope you strapped the front down twice, and at least once on each side in the rear!:eek1

    Jim :brow
  6. madisonreid

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    I hope Larry did too.:huh
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  8. duck

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    Sheesh, somebody needs to put some miles on that sucka!


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  9. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    I'm noticing the handle bars on your bike. These don't look like standard "C" or touring bars from here. Are they? If not please let me know.
    Thanks


  10. duck

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    I was at Larry's checking out the bike last fall, IIRC they're aftermarket Flanders bars.
  11. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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    Thanks, I like the wider width, I'll make a note of that for my Dad's 88K75c.
    I also like your work and data on the K-bikes :thumb, including the gear changes that work good on the K75. This may also be future addition.
  12. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    Larry noted on his test ride huge comfort factor with the touring bars but a reduction in responsiveness. Guess I'll have to pay close attention when I'm at the track draggin it into a corner.:D SURE.....
  13. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    Anyone have experience converting 7/8" C bars to 1 1/8" fat bars (Protaper, Renthal, etc.) ? :hmmmmm
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    The clutch and throttle perches won't fit.

    BMW bars are 22mm, not 7/8". The difference is slight but there is a difference.
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    jings Been here awhile

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  16. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    More to follow....just exhausted from the travel.........Gorgeous K with a crazy number of upgrades and modern touches.....
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    seantx Been here awhile

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    One you get the ammo can panniers mounted you'll be ready to go. :1drink

    Just beautiful sir. Congrats.
  19. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    Thank you....After chatting with Larry a couple week ago, I decided not to do the saddlebag and rear rack modification. While the looks and function would have been incredible, I just felt I would not take advantage of the cases. Not to forget the amount of work Larry would have put into it would have made me feel guilty. I can see the efforts taken so far and just have to say....:freakygood enough. So no bags...she's gonna be a local bike for around town. A good backpack or tail bag should do the trick.

    Bye the way, Haven't gone through the inventory yet, but boy, do I have some really nice stuff that didn't make it on the build. Will inventory and let everyone know....:eek1
  20. duck

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    Congrats on finally taking possession. Yeehaw! :clap:clap:clap

    I'll meet you at the track on Saturday.:deal