Bmw k75 gsa

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by flipflopdog, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Why thank you so much…….

    To be very honest, I've built a few bikes in my history but this one has got out of hand a tad. Only achievable by the mere fact that I met a guy who could turn my thoughts into a reality with his fabrication skills. Not long to go for some proper testing, family and work priorities delaying proceedings.....
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  2. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    A little view from the cockpit...…. The auxiliary control pod housing the heated clothing/grips controls, altitude switch, fan override, 2 x 12v sockets, low fuel indicator and a spare switched 12v feed which rests under the seat waiting for a purpose....!!

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  3. Eddieb

    Eddieb Long timer

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    Did you have to do anything besides a longer shock to get more ground clearance at the rear?
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  4. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    It has a 50mm CNC spacer block between swing arm and bevel box and extended shaft which from a geometry aspect reduced ride height but the thing is the whole rear end is 'none standard' K75. It was fabbed to take the GS12 seat base plus luggage set-up. The Hagon shock came with several bottom mounts of varying lengths for ride height tweaking anyhow.
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  5. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    And so it begins...……. This is gonna be painful but it has to be done, electrics is my thing but this will really test me getting these relay/ fuse blocks into place. IMG_5715.JPG IMG_5716.JPG IMG_5712.JPG IMG_5713.JPG
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  6. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Excellent work!

    How come your mixing mil spec Cannon style plugs with "chocolate block" connections inside?

    There will be a good reason no doubt!

    Cheers
    Dave
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Exterior plugs are watertight, inside doesn't require that? :dunno
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  8. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    The choc blocks are not normal choc blocks. They have push on counter halves so you can pull apart and test without disconnecting individual wires plus for ease of installation. Two friggin days it has took me to cram that lot inside but it all works a treat. IMG_5787.JPG IMG_5799.JPG IMG_5782.JPG IMG_5790.JPG
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  9. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Nice one! I knew there was tech logic going on!

    Over on the Australian forum some (many) have a thing with bikes that have beaks....

    This beast out beaks them all!

    Cheers
    Dave
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  10. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    That there beak hinges up to take a bedding roll, hence the forward lights.. A tad bonkers but heyho...!!!
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  11. tinwelp

    tinwelp Professional Idiot

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    Hold on. Wait. "Altitude switch"... What?

    Please explain!

    Cheers... Paul
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  12. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    The k75 American import version has a jumper plug for altitude riding, I mirrored that jumper using a switch, just broke the loom back found the wires and hacked in...
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  13. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Really amazing craftsmanship
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  14. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Again thank you, much appreciated
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