AdamChandler's "Felicity" 1995 K75RT Build Thread

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by AdamChandler, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I hope he's not too offended by the changes. The bike is so perfect stock, I wanted to change as little as possible.
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    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    He's a motorcyclist by nature and by no means a purist. He's going to dig it!:beer
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    Here are a few more photos of the Denali M7 headlight. I really love it especially compared to the stock K75 headlight. I already ordered a new Denali piece that enables high & low beam on at the same time when you engage high beam. That's the only downside is when I engage high beam, the low beam lights turn off. I want as much light as possible when riding our backroads at night



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    WADE-O Been here awhile

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    I think the cyclops aux lights that have the yellow Halo low beam and normal high beam would look good on this bike!
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  5. AdamChandler

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    WADE-O Been here awhile

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    https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/Aurora-2-Inch-19-Watt-Auxiliary-Light-Set_p_245.html

    These are the ones I was talking about. Those denalies look good though because they're quite minimal and won't ruin the looks of the bike.
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    Congrats on the design & build. Came out great! Ride safe.
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  8. AdamChandler

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    First fresh tank of gas in Felicity since taking her home December of 2018.

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    And at 2005 prices!
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    I was saying to someone the other day, it's like I'm a teenager again. Gas is cheap and I'm grounded. :doh

    Good news: I'm riding to work.
    Better news: Nearly no one is in the office. It's GLORIOUS!
    Yet better news: I can fill up even the Supertanker R100RT for less than $20 these days!
    Bad news: Still waiting for a new back tire for the GS. Shipping is all over the map. Hindsight being 20/20 I should have do it in January.

    To keep this thread related, @AdamChandler that has to be one of the most tasteful custom jobs I've ever seen. Looks great and doesn't sacrifice functionality for form.
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  11. AdamChandler

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    Good optimism! Always good to look on the bright side of things.

    I think Jim was right. This is really just a modernized K75C which I'm okay with. That was a great commuter bike and adding some ergonomics, comfort and tech that suits me was the right thing to do. I love how some of these K75 customs look but they don't usually consider the ergonomics or comfort or even functionality of them when they start lobbing bits off for style & weight savings.

    I've done 300 miles since picking this up and it's a great grocery getter.
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  12. AdamChandler

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    The crash bars that came on the bike....they were pretty dinged up and one was chrome and one was black so I had them powder coated. Now..K75 "Crash bars" don't really exist. They're "Engine Protection Bars" they sacrifice themselves to save the engine by utilizing rubber boots that fail on themselves when you drop the bike. It's getting hard to find these boots (I'm on the look out for at least 2 of them if you know anyone).

    And as you can see, my install has one failed one already but I got them mounted up. I think they look great. Aesthetically, they probably take away from the bike's look a bit but I wanted them on the bike. The other issue with K75 RT bars is that they are not the same as the bars you get on a K75C/S for one, they have to clear the RT failing so they utilize spacers at the top and bottom and stick out pretty far and the spacers are very noticeable when the bike is naked like this. The second thing is they don't fit the K75 S lower engine spoiler at all so finding crash bars that fit your trim and year can be challenging. MaxBMW carries no more K75 RT bar parts anymore.

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    I think eventually and only if I come across a set, I'll pickup a K75C crash bar that runs a little bit closer to the bike's motor and doesn't require a spacer. I don't think these are ugly but the RB bars just come out so far it's a little off putting gas if they don't fit in.

    Any thoughts?
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    got a part number on those collapsing rubbers?
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    46 71 2 303 070

    BMW lists them at $40 each. There are 4 total.
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    Just got caught up on this thread, she's a beauty, nice work!
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    Thank you! I've almost emptied the gas- tank twice since bringing it home. It's such amazing local bike and while it's very windy at highway speeds, it has enough power. I'm really loving the bike.
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    Felicity is still running great. It's my around town bike and I do 100 miles and could go further if it was a little warmer out.

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