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1Back to top Go down    New member K75 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 pm

AOMHfx

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Greetings to all on the forum, from Nova Scotia, Canada.

After having restored, rebuilt, rescued, resucitated 13 boxers over the years, I have acquired my first K bike--a 1991 K75, naked. It was an RT, but after a date with the pavement, a PO stripped off the fairing, but on what appears to be an RS instrument cluster, but it runs very smoothly and there is no frame/engine damage. I'm very excited about getting to know the bike, getting it back in order, and, of course riding it. I loved it when I rode it home.

No RHS--fixed that (checked absolutely everything--no joy, and was finally reconciled to a new relay--when as a last resort I applied lots of contact cleaner to the cancellation switch and worked it back and forth). Bingo! RHS now works. No speedo. Have checked just about everything for continuity-contact (RH connector, three pin do-dad in the cluster, sensor tickle with the soldering iron doesn't make the speedo needle move, etc.. So I'll be exploring further solutions here.

Looking forward to the activity here. Best to all.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New member K75 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:14 pm

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WelKome! You have now been lured to The DarK Side. You may as well surrender. There is no hope for you now.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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3Back to top Go down    Re: New member K75 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:25 pm

AOMHfx

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I'm ready... 👹


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1991 K75 (naked ex-RT): S/N ends in M0220517
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New member K75 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:30 pm

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@AOMHfx wrote:Greetings to all on the forum, from Nova Scotia, Canada.

After having restored, rebuilt, rescued, resucitated 13 boxers over the years, I have acquired my first K bike--a 1991 K75, naked. It was an RT, but after a date with the pavement, a PO stripped off the fairing, but on what appears to be an RS instrument cluster, but it runs very smoothly and there is no frame/engine damage. I'm very excited about getting to know the bike, getting it back in order, and, of course riding it. I loved it when I rode it home.

No RHS--fixed that (checked absolutely everything--no joy, and was finally reconciled to a new relay--when as a last resort I applied lots of contact cleaner to the cancellation switch and worked it back and forth). Bingo! RHS now works. No speedo. Have checked just about everything for continuity-contact (RH connector, three pin do-dad in the cluster, sensor tickle with the soldering iron doesn't make the speedo needle move, etc.. So I'll be exploring further solutions here.

Looking forward to the activity here. Best to all.
Another member from Nova Scotia eh? Nice part of the world (except for snow and ice for too many months of the year) and you have a rather knowledgeable and distinguished Crazy Frog in your neighbourhood too. I have good memories of my trip to that part of the world.

RHS? That's the side of the road you drive on isn't it? Glad you fixed it - otherwise you'd have to ride on the left (like other parts of the civilised world), which isn't a bad thing, but a little awkward for overtaking if the righthand side of the road isn't there!

Good luck with fixing the problems and getting to know your first K. It'll be worth it.
Enjoy


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: New member K75 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:00 pm

AOMHfx

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Thanks for the welcome, BAE, and for the tip about Crazy Frog. Speaking of your RHS, I've never driven a bike in the UK or Ireland, though often tempted. That R/L switch would be a challenge, especially on some of the country roads I've driven down over the past decades (the much-visited "outlaws" live in Belfast). Best.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: New member K75 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:37 pm

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WelKome from the far corners of the world, considering it's round seems to have quite a few corners but then again the more corners the better


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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