Specialks.net BMW K75 Custom

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

  1. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    Looking at the photos in this thread....ugly doesn't really come to mind. K75 is just one of those sleeper bikes. Farings tend to pull from the beauty of a motorcycle. But farings are needed and welcomed when the weather gets tough or the comfort requires the increased protection. However, when keeping the K75 naked, you find a beautiful engineered and well balanced motorcycle.....nothing gets old about that.



    This K75T looks newer than the jacket.

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  2. A. T. T-W

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

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    Not wishing to hijack the thread or get into an argument but I didn't say that I considered the unfaired K's were ugly, simply that in the latter part of the 80's when they were a current model, they didn't sell well partly due to contemporary taste. The appellation 'Brick' wasn't meant kindly. The engine layout might have been considered different or even interesting but 'good on the eye' was not in the lexicon of many reviewers.

    The fact that today they are appreciated for their looks by more people underlines my view that tastes have changed.

    I can happily sit with a coffee looking at my 97K miles 75C and find many pleasing styling cues.
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  3. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    I'm with you.
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  4. sonic578

    sonic578 Been here awhile

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    I'm really 'smitten' by this thread and these great looking K75's! Until now I just thought of these as the 'older' style engines. Now I want to know more. Where can I read up on the various K75 models that were produced and when? I'd also like to know more about the engine. Any suggestions for further info? Thanks.
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  5. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    <CITE>www.specialks.net (check out some more of Larry's custom work):eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1</CITE><CITE></CITE>
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  6. duck

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    K75: 18,485
    K75C: 9.566
    K75S: 18,649
    K75RT: 21.264

    Model specs, production numbers/years can be found here:
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/bmwmodels.htm

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    I don't agree 100% with this but it's an interesting review of the K75 when they came out in 86:
    http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_k75c 85.htm


    Engine cut-away 1:
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/mechanicalphotos/K75 eng cutaway.jpg

    Engine cut-away 2:
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/mechanicalphotos/K75 eng cutaway 2.jpg

    Brief summary: It's a car on two wheels.:evil
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  7. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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  8. madisonreid

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    At least he took the bags off.
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  9. madisonreid

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    Finally getting parts in. Partial build on for the weekend. Hopefully, Larry will post for us.


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  10. lukeman

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    Looking good, the wheels are intense. A nice upgrade from the snowflake, i hate cleaning inside the individual wheel branches with a passion! :baldy
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  11. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    I'm with you on that:freaky. Larry and I discussed the options and this was on top of the list. As Larry noted, there will be some adjusting of the stock swingarm to handle the larger 18" wheel. Larry has it figured out.

    I have a 09 Versys that is blacked out which I love. A little chrome on the K seems appropriate to highlight the geometry of the brick engine.The 3 spoke wheel in any finish is a upgrade to the flake just on cleaning alone. It drove me crazy as well. I'm sure the chrome will make me somewhat nuts at first but I don't plan to be obsessive about cleaning. You can't in Seattle.

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  12. duck

    duck Banned

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    I'm planning to drop by Larry's place on March 7 or 8. I'll get some pics and a status report for you.:deal
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  13. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    :freaky That's great to hear. I'm sure it will still be there.
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  14. madisonreid

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  15. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    HHHHMMMM Purple's nice:evil

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  16. duck

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    "Topaz Red Violet" - I don't know why they need three names for it.:norton
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  17. madisonreid

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    PURPLE seemed appropriate however I can see the Topaz, Red and Violet they're referring to.:eek1:lol3
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  18. duck

    duck Banned

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    How about Traube? (German for grape.:D)
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  19. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    How about Traube? (German for grape.:D)[/QUOTE]


    How do you pronounce that....should we just call it grape?
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  20. rednose

    rednose ReDnOsE

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    Wow! The pic of k75 here are gorgeous! Keep them coming! I'm planning to have a k75 in the future, close to my gs12 and for the moment I ... just look.:cry:cry:cry

    Anybody has pics of k75 twisting? :ear:ear:ear

    Thanks all! :clap:clap:clap:clap
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