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1Back to top Go down   Howdy from Seattle! Empty Howdy from Seattle! Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:18 pm

roach374

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Just picked up a gorgeous Red '93 K75. Looking forward to getting to know this bike, and getting to know all the old-timers on the forum!

Don't hate me, but I fully intend to take this working, clean motorcycle, and turn it into a cafe racer. Goal is not so much to ruin a good thing, but more to strip away the non-essentials (fairings, radio, clock, and other mod cons), and expose the REAL beauty of these bikes, the engineering! (stripping weight doesn't hurt either). I'll try to turn this into a video series, though I've never done that before. I had loads of fun converting a '72 Honda CB500 prior to this, but obviously that's a much simpler bike (carbureted, no ABS, simpler electrics, etc). Now I'm up for a bigger challenge, and reading up the Clymer's , wiring diagram, paint codes, and specs.

    

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Welcome Roach Smile


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Howdy from Seattle! Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

3Back to top Go down   Howdy from Seattle! Empty Seattle Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:08 am

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Welcome roach, enjoy the journey.


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TacKler

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A red one.  Good choice.  Any photos before the before the disassembly?  

You may find a market for any unwanted fairing or frame pieces here.  I am particularly interested in 75S fairing bracket pieces.  

Cheers, Dave.


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5Back to top Go down   Howdy from Seattle! Empty Re: Howdy from Seattle! Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:12 am

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@roach374 wrote:Just picked up a gorgeous Red '93 K75. Looking forward to getting to know this bike, and getting to know all the old-timers on the forum!

Don't hate me, but I fully intend to take this working, clean motorcycle, and turn it into a cafe racer. Goal is not so much to ruin a good thing, but more to strip away the non-essentials (fairings, radio, clock, and other mod cons), and expose the REAL beauty of these bikes, the engineering! (stripping weight doesn't hurt either). I'll try to turn this into a video series, though I've never done that before. I had loads of fun converting a '72 Honda CB500 prior to this, but obviously that's a much simpler bike (carbureted, no ABS, simpler electrics, etc). Now I'm up for a bigger challenge, and reading up the Clymer's , wiring diagram, paint codes, and specs.
Memories......my 1973 Honda CB500-4...got it back in the day after turning 18....and cafed it finding some amazing parts........loved it, modified gearing, cam, 4/2 pipes and riding position but I didn't modify the frame and kept all the original parts. A dented gas tank off a crashed CB750 came my direction, that got modified and a lovely fit....then I decided to add a full fairing and it became ideal for long distance camping trips. 

It also started my love affair form Fiamm air horns...2 sets on my bench at the mo, for my K100RS that just came back from Spain and my K1100LT that I got at the end of October. Easy to fit to an LT/RT but a bugger for the RS.

Funny thing at the shop on Friday, a guy parked an R/RT beside me, started talking bikes and bike history and told me he had a CB500-4 back in the 70s. Only 4 in my area back then and Friday evenings had become coffee time together for the 4 of us so I asked a bit more.....and so I discovered that my old CB500-4 had landed in his shed from the guy I had sold it to.

Good experience for a K.


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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 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 39.885miles.

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
    

6Back to top Go down   Howdy from Seattle! Empty Re: Howdy from Seattle! Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:47 pm

roach374

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Here's a shot of the new (to me) K75. realOEM says it's a "K 75 85 (0562,0571)", but I don't recognize the fairing.
Howdy from Seattle! 5f821410

I can post a pic of the CB500, once I'm done with the rear end disc brake conversion.

    

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TacKler

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A pristine looking K75 with C model fairing and low seat.  My 75C was the same colour  Cool


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8Back to top Go down   Howdy from Seattle! Empty Re: Howdy from Seattle! Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:14 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@roach374 wrote:Here's a shot of the new (to me) K75. realOEM says it's a "K 75 85 (0562,0571)", but I don't recognize the fairing.
Howdy from Seattle! 5f821410

I can post a pic of the CB500, once I'm done with the rear end disc brake conversion.
My memory is not so good but I had an idea the CB750 rear end and disc could be mounted.

I have never forgotten the turbine feeling of my first ride on that CB500-4. Silky smooth and my 83 K100RS is just like it, super smooth, super unbusy, fairly similar gas mileage too. 

Back to the future but it's not as envisaged back then. The R90S got dropped on us and smoked orange became the dream machine but so so expensive.


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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 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 39.885miles.

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
    

9Back to top Go down   Howdy from Seattle! Empty Re: Howdy from Seattle! Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:53 pm

roach374

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
My memory is not so good but I had an idea the CB750 rear end and disc could be mounted.

Possibly. I'm using a conversion kit from CognitoMoto

    

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