Specialks.net BMW K75 Custom

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

  1. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    Who did you make that for....self ?
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  2. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    I remember reading about this one. This is not the one you put a paralever arm on.... correct?
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  3. duck

    duck Banned

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    No, that's my very first K bike at Malibu. 91 K75S. Purchased in SF in 96 and then ridden up HWY 1 from LA and then 101 in Oregon.

    It was pretty cherry. 35k but looked like it came off of the showroom floor.

    Didn't last very long though. I totaled it a few months later when I fell asleep riding home the morning after a bachelor party with a MASSIVE hangover.

    (I was younger and dumber back then.)
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  4. madisonreid

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    Looks like wheels with new spacers and bearings are getting delivered along with front end hardware on Saturday. She's coming together.
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  5. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    While Larry is waiting for parts, thought I would post some very nice rebuilds. This one is another favorite. What's not to love ? Not sure who the builder is. Rebuilt K1100...I think.

    [​IMG]
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  6. lukeman

    lukeman Cool Hand

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    I've always been curious what a naked k1100 would be, haven't seen any pictures that I remember. That's sexy! :raabia
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  7. madisonreid

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    Ducati-like matte black. Could not agree with you more....Completely modern motorcycle with a touch of hooligan. I read through some of your threads Lukeman. You have travelled well and seem to really enjoyed your k. Some great travels with your partner. Very nice.
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  8. hitmanh

    hitmanh Been here awhile Supporter

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    That is surprisingly good looking...
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  9. duck

    duck Banned

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    Another naked K1100:

    [​IMG]
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  10. AIrey1507

    AIrey1507 Aspiring Adventure Rider

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    Do the original K100 and K75 bikes share anything significant with the later, more modern bricks (K1200RS, K1200LT, etc.).

    I'd love to see a telelever'd K75 done up. :D
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  11. duck

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    Paralever can be done but a telelever would be a major engineering effort.

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    They share enough that you can put a K1200LT engine in a K1100. I didn't do the conversion but I owned this K1100RS with a K1200LT engine for a while:

    [​IMG]
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  12. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    A Bobber/Rat K, I suppose. Duck, Is that one of yours?
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  13. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    AAAAHHHH STOCK....Beautiful

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  14. hankgs

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    WOW, Very nicely done...
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  15. madisonreid

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    Chroming it......Now who would have thought? :evil


    [​IMG] owner unknown
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    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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  17. madisonreid

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    That's amazing because I thought about switching the headlight to a F800r set up. Called the dealer to get pricing but Larry and I decided to keep the current headlight and add a cage over the lens for a scrambler effect. I haven't seen the cage Larry is considering but am certain it will be a nice touch along with some of the other cosmetic changes. Nicely done.
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  18. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    [​IMG]

    owner/photographer unknown
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  19. Infallible

    Infallible Into the Wild Blue Yonder

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    There's just something about these bricks, I really really love the way they look. With the custom paint and accents they look like an instant classic. Great motorcycles.
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  20. A. T. T-W

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

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    Odd isn't it? No-one gave them a second glance when they were in production. Most even considered them pig-ugly. The unfaired versions were almost despised (at least here in the UK), even by other BMW K-Series owners. Yet now?

    The bloke who did the last annual safety-check on my 75C is your classic Japanese bike owner/mechanic. He commented that it was an aesthetically pleasing bike (well he actually grunted "I like the look of these").

    Tastes change I suppose.
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