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1Back to top Go down    K75RT in Seattle on Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:53 pm

dalebK75

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Hi Everyone,
I bought my first K Bike in 1997, a 1990 K75RT, on the advice of Dan Patzer, who was helping me with my 4wheel BMWs at the time.
In 2001 I crashed it, fairly low-speed low side, insurance totaled it.
Bought a 1985 K100LT, thought I'd like more power. Enjoyed the extra power, but the vibes didn't jibe with me.

Had a fun year-long adventure with the starter on that one, Don Eilenberger helped me figure out the issue by going
back to basic physics. After tearing the whole bike apart, installing new sprag, and lots of other "while I'm in there" bits, the fix took 20 minutes.

In 2003 I found a K75RT for sale with only 40k miles on it, test rode it, bought it.
Sadly I've hardly put any miles on it since we moved to West Seattle and I stopped commuting by the Ferry.

In August 2017 I decided to fix up the damaged fairing and get it on the road and reliable again.
Fixed cracked fairing, repainted, and reassembled the bike.
Had an issue with cutting out when at half-tank or less, it was a lot of crap in the tank,
new filter, pump, hoses, mount, and it runs great again.

I've found lots of great advice on this site already, so thanks to the admins for a well-run site.
I founded and have run http://www.unofficialbmw.com since about 1999, so I know how much work can go into running a site.
My site is mostly for E30s and E36s (80s and 90s cages), so not that relevant here.

Dale

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2Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:43 am

charlie99

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welcome Dale ...ride well mate
a few members up in your area we know pretty well

enjoy !


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3Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:11 am

MarcS

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Hi Dale. It sounds like you have plenty of experience with K bikes. You will fit in just right. I am on my first K and first resurrection so just a newbie. Welcome and have fun.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:48 pm

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Greetings from northern cousins...


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"There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over."

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5Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:16 pm

Crazy Frog

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Greeting from Canada where we are now experiencing a heat wave. It's almost too hot for us to ride and you don't see a lot of bikes on the road.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:15 pm

Dai

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Bert - I've had to quit with the K for now because it is too hot to ride! (The fairing is just way too good). Dragged the Bandit out again... for a while.


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:05 pm

duck

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It seems like you were at my house just the other day.

Oh, wait, you were.

Glad to see that you signed up here.


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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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8Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:20 am

Gaz

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C'mon guys! Be serious about the hot weather.lol!

I do agree with Dai about the RT/LT fairings being too good above about 38degC.

Cheers


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9Back to top Go down    Re: K75RT in Seattle on Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:05 am

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@Dai wrote: Bert - I've had to quit with the K for now because it is too hot to ride! (The fairing is just way too good). Dragged the Bandit out again... for a while.

maybe now you understand why ive done cooling mods dai .and left the bottoms off for a while


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