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1Back to top Go down    Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:27 pm

escodsm

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Greetings from Providence, RI! Bike: 1987 K75




My name is Steve, and this is my 2nd K bike.  They were twins actually, one for parts - one for riding.
I sold the stock one two months ago for mortgage money :/

The parts bike however, I want to build into a Café Racer (Which I call "Koffee Racer") and I have all the parts (I think) that I'll need.  Being over zealous I bought these parts before starting the bike.....

...That is what brings me here.  Twofold purpose: learn what I can from the best, to get this one the road - and maybe locate the previous owner.  It's a CT bike and I'm looking for papers.  I know that it's legit, I bought it together with the running K from a trusted source - who just happened to lose the last reg/title.

I'm having issues starting the bike, which has been stripped of the instrument cluster, headlight, signals, tail lights.  I understand that a missing cluster will cause issues (Thanks to this very forum)

...I originally stole the starter relay FROM this bike, for my "Good" bike last year.  But I bench tested the current one and it works like it should.  It was once welded shut but I unstuck it - the contact came off with it - don't know if that could be a serious problem or not.

I am a technical writer/computer programmer and am 35 yrs old, married with 3 great kids.  I'll start a new topic with my technical issues with the Koffee Racer.


Thanks again for accepting me, and I look forward to talking with you all!

Steve Cordeiro



Last edited by escodsm on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:45 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : I originally stole the starter relay FROM this bike, for my "Good" bike last year. (Wording made it sound like I stole it from elsewhere))

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:35 pm

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Hi Steve welcome to our corner of the www


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:37 pm

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Welcome Steve to the Forum.

Keep us informed on your work on the bike. No doubt there are a few interested in your CR build.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:41 pm

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Thanks guys.  Where should I post? I don't want to put my thread in the wrong part of the forum...

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:47 pm

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If you want us to join your journey into turning it into a cafe racer, post it in "Your own renovation".

If you have specific questions that you would like answered, post them in the "Technical, repair and troubleshooting". What we don't know, we'll make up. Shocked

Pictures...a must.

Many of us here have short attention sp...oh, look, a butterfly!

...and another thing: no white zip ties!



Last edited by blaKey on Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:49 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : grrr...white zip ties.)


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:28 pm

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welcome aboard steve


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:32 pm

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Welcome and good luck!


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:33 pm

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@blaKey wrote:

...and another thing: no white zip ties!
Except on the two cables going into the speedo connectors!!   

(keep'em standard) Paul.

Oh, welcome to the forum Steve.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:04 pm

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Blakey's bike, thanks to Alby for the photos of the evidence:





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10Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:59 pm

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Hi Steve, I'm new to the forum too and also in the process of 'cafeing' (real word?) a K, in my case an 83 K100rs. Be really interested to see how yours turns out. Look forward to seeing more photos. Matt

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:20 pm

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@Inge K. wrote:Blakey's bike, thanks to Alby for the photos of the evidence:
    


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:14 pm

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http://www.k100-forum.com/t6814-1987-k75-cr#78120


Matt, thanks, check out my build thread for more pics/issues!



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13Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:04 am

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Ok, Ok...I'll shut up about the white zip ties.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:21 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have a pack of black [BMW Schwartz] zip ties if anyone needs them.  White zip ties? White socks?


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:25 am

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Blakey, Blakey, Blakey.  White zip ties??? What were you thinking??    Get with the programme, lad. 

I think a fine may be coming.  We have those on this forum, don't we?


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:29 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I didn't even know you could get white zip ties. I mean, what's the [BMW] world coming to?

This just shows how the site has a good sense of humour too.


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:34 am

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"Blakey, Blakey, Blakey.  White zip ties??? What were you thinking? "

Mate! It isn't true!

I was framed! Really! affraid 

Guys...c'mon, back me up here!


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18Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:54 am

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Framed?

Another two shovels on the way!!! Keep digging.....


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19Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:12 pm

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Hi Steve,
Great to have you with us.
Regards,
K-BIKE

    

20Back to top Go down    Still here... on Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:54 am

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Hey guys/gals, I took a little break from all things two wheeled, I'm still planning on working on the bike, but title issues have curbed any further work.

Basically I have this bike without title, or last registration, and I live in a US State that is extremely strict about these things.

I am hoping to contact the Connecticut Registry and letting them know the situation and how I can search or apply for a duplicate title.

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21Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:26 am

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Cool 

Hi Steve welcome to the forum.

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22Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:10 pm

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Smile Hi Steve !
Welcome to the forum !
Regarding your title-issue ? Can't you buy a frame + title from a butchered K for little money ?
I mean: since you're going Koffee I suppose you have to strip most of the bike anyway ?!
Wish you all the luck you need to get this fixed ! (Just remember: no pale tieraps... :pale: ?)
Jos.


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Thank you, and an introduction on Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:23 pm

escodsm

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@GTJos wrote:
Regarding your title-issue ? Can't you buy a frame + title from a butchered K for little money ?

Jos.


Anybody got one? 

The whole project has been put on hold as I dealt with one awful winter....but now I'm wishing I had spent more time with the bike during the cold months so I could be on it now.

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24Back to top Go down    Thread moved on Mon May 09, 2016 5:11 pm

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This thread continues on here

My other Thread on this forum

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