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club_c

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Last year I retired and agreed to help a fellow build a project bike.  He began with one of the ugliest production bikes ever:  1982 Yamaha Maxim XJ750, complete with Atari dash.  Now, I know a lot of us on this forum have an aversion to grinders with cutoff wheels, yet in this case it was a mercy to cut off the ugly.  I warned him he wasn't going to tour with this hardtail conversion and he understood.  Fortunately it had only sat for 12 years with a full tank of gas and full carbs...
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I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but a fun project nevertheless.


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1988 K100RS SE VIN 01477554
    

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Gaz

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Interesting project. As a touring/adventure type bike person I have always wondered what people actually use that type of bike for.

I would love to be enlightened.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

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Point-Seven-five

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I suspect that the intent is to have a mobile platform for the straight pipes making it possible to annoy the largest possible number of people at 2 o'clock in the morning as the owner comes home from a drinking establishment.

The tank/seat relationship is also some sort of a mating signal to the females one may encounter.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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smithy

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Congratulations you managed to turn a practical eighties mid range tourer into a useless piece of junk, sorry I can't find anything good to say about it! Hang on maybe one good thing, you should get good mileage out of the swing arm bearings now.


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86 K100rt : Vin 9901
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RicK G

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Not too bad a horse but I think you'll find it will tend to buck a bit. A decided improvement on any Jamjar. Laughing


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