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1Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty On the road again! Tue May 09, 2017 1:53 pm

TIV

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My K 75RT is back on the road after some overhaul and major service.

New single seat, side panels and rear cowling/fairing in place of the rather ugly Police radio box and the old battery panels that go with it.
Oil/water pump overhaul.
New rear master brake cylinder
New main seal.
Clutch and Spline lube. Staburags.
Clutch actuation, center- and side stand bushings renewed/cleaned and grease nipples fitted.
New rubber boots for clutch actuation and front of swingarm.
All fluids and filters new. Including coolant and brake fluids front and rear.
New clutch cable and throttle cable.
New Bridgestone Battlax tires.
New dry Battery. 30Ah and has 430 A cranking power. Size 166x126x175.
Wheels painted.
Swingarm, gearbox, sidestand and centerstand painted satin black.


Advanced timing 4 degrees. 3mm TDC (clockwise). See picture, (a little bit out of focus). Very noticeable and pleasing increase in bottom end torque. The (hot) idle speed went up from 900 rpm to 1100. Took it down to 900 again.

I  bought  Actron vacuum pump on eBay to make changing brake fluid easier. Changing brake fluid is now a walk in the park! Very easy. I recommend buying Actron, not the cheap Chinese no name replicas.

I had a very pleasant surprise when I started riding again! Since I got this bike I have had this annoying pulsing motion when using the front brake, I´ll bet many of you no what I am talking about. The strange thing is, that after bleeding the front brakes with the vacuum pump, the pulsing was gone! I was very surprised and really hope it will stay this way. My guess is that this pulsing might be because small amount of air remains in the system when you bleed it "the usual way", Anyway, it´s a very pleasing bonus!

The bike is a pure joy to ride, feels like new......... A real Flying Brick!

Worship

On the road again! Img_0210
On the road again! K75rt_10
On the road again! K75rt_11


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1936 Harley Davidsson 750 (sold), 1964 BMW R69S (sold), 1973 Suzuki RM400 (sold), 1972 Triumph Bonneville (sold), 1971 BSA Thunderbolt (sold), 1972 BSA Lightning (sold), 1977 Yamaha XS650 (sold), 1971, BMW R75/5 (sold), 1973 BMW R75/6 (sold), 1984 BMW R100RT 1992 Yamaha FJ1200 ABS (sold), 1990 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (sold)
1990 BMW K75RT Ex-Police (owned now)
2004 BMW R1150RT iABS (owned now)

Cheers TIV
    

2Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty Re: On the road again! Tue May 09, 2017 2:11 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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That's an excellent list.

Apart from the painting and the throttle cable done all those jobs too and an amazing difference.

I got a replacement rear wheel to match a good front wheel I have in my shed and they will go on soon to avoid repainting. Rear is already on as it came with a good BT45 on it.

Last item on my list is throttle cable.......and a heat shield.

And I love the Bridgestone tyres too...

Now you have to enjoy the summer!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 49,840 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

3Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty Re: On the road again! Wed May 10, 2017 1:15 pm

gsxrjeff

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nice looking bike! what is that sitting on top of the tank?

    

4Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty Re: On the road again! Wed May 10, 2017 1:50 pm

Chocolate

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gsxrjeff wrote:nice looking bike! what is that sitting on top of the tank?

Hello!

This bike is the police version of a K bike.
There is electric stuff inside.

Cheers
On the road again! Img_3013
On the road again! Img_3014


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K75 BA/1992 ABS, K75 BA/1991 noABS, Ducati, Mobylette M1/1973
    

5Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty Re: On the road again! Wed May 10, 2017 3:49 pm

TIV

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gsxrjeff wrote:nice looking bike! what is that sitting on top of the tank?

Hi gsxrjeff.
It is a Police radio box, but I use it as a minibar.
On the road again! 212902

This box needs a special tank. It is a "virgin", that is, nothing has ever being installed into it. It was supposed to take electronic equipment and be drilled for potentiometers, switches, fasteners for microphone e.t.c.

I have a brand new civilian tank for the bike. Maybe I´ll install it one day, or maybe I´ll install a GPS, radio, or some other gadgets into the radio box. The special tank is routed for electric cables, antenna cables and stuff.

On the road again! Img_0214



Last edited by TIV on Wed May 10, 2017 5:21 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Addition)


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1936 Harley Davidsson 750 (sold), 1964 BMW R69S (sold), 1973 Suzuki RM400 (sold), 1972 Triumph Bonneville (sold), 1971 BSA Thunderbolt (sold), 1972 BSA Lightning (sold), 1977 Yamaha XS650 (sold), 1971, BMW R75/5 (sold), 1973 BMW R75/6 (sold), 1984 BMW R100RT 1992 Yamaha FJ1200 ABS (sold), 1990 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (sold)
1990 BMW K75RT Ex-Police (owned now)
2004 BMW R1150RT iABS (owned now)

Cheers TIV
    

6Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty Re: On the road again! Fri May 12, 2017 1:20 pm

gsxrjeff

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wow
cheers On the road again! 112350
mini bar lol!

    

7Back to top Go down   On the road again! Empty Re: On the road again! Fri May 12, 2017 2:18 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Ah now I understand......

Later BMWs have cappuccino machines.......


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 49,840 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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