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1Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:37 am

The doctor

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first time posting pics on here. 

Took my K75s round Scandinavia and northern Europe in September last year with a mate on his slightly newer BMW Smile .
Bike is a 1987 non abs and I bought it in March 2023 with the intention of  becoming my go to tourer.

We went via Harwich to Hook of Holland, then to Rostock for ferry to Trelleborg Sweden, stopped for pic of Oresund Bridge, then up to nr Mellerud for a couple of days. Had a rideout to Halden in Norway then down to Karlskrona ferry to Gdynia Poland and back through Northern Germany via Berlin, and Holland.

Ran pretty well with a couple of minor glitches - speedo would occasionally stop reading, but when I tapped it it sprang back into life.
[I suspect the excessive movement caused by an incorrect mounting assembly I have since found], other than that, everything was fine and dandy.


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Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
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2Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:57 am

The doctor

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oops...think this is in the wrong section! 
How do I move it or can one of the extremely nice admin do it for me?  Very Happy


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Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

3Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:19 am

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That's OK just moved it to a better place


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4Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:40 am

The doctor

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Rick G wrote:That's OK just moved it to a better place
thanks Rick

Where is this section? I can't see it in the forum list.
Dave


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

5Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:44 am

Born Again Eccentric

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The doctor wrote:
Where is this section? I can't see it in the forum list.
Dave
You have to be logged on to see some sections, including the rides section


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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 Insurance write-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)
    

6Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:54 am

The doctor

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Born Again Eccentric wrote:
The doctor wrote:
Where is this section? I can't see it in the forum list.
Dave
You have to be logged on to see some sections, including the rides section
Hi... I haven't got a rides section - and a I'm now logged on...


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

7Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:57 am

The doctor

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The doctor wrote:
Born Again Eccentric wrote:
The doctor wrote:
Where is this section? I can't see it in the forum list.
Dave
You have to be logged on to see some sections, including the rides section
Hi... I haven't got a rides section - and a I'm now logged on...
Ah... it's now appeared - is it cause I now have 10 posts I wonder?


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

8Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:41 am

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Doc,


Come on, lets hear the rest!

    

9Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:30 am

The doctor

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caveman wrote:Doc,


Come on, lets hear the rest!
 Hi Caveman

Not a great deal more to add - one of the reasons I went for the K75s was to avoid all the drama I've had on previous tours.... owning a Buell does that to you!
Bought the K75s March 23 - had 38k on the clock. Didn't fancy the full RT tourer and the fairing on the s is pretty good unless it's absolutely hoofing down.

Gave it a service ahead of the trip and off we went.
We did 2500 miles in our normal 11 days [including a non riding day in Berlin], which is a nice relaxed pace. Sweden was a bit disappointing - unless you like lakes and trees, but when we crossed into Norway the roads were a lot more fun. 

The people were as friendly as expected and most spoke English so my attempts at Swedish were thankfully not tested!
Took ferry from southern Sweden to Poland for a ride across to near Berlin. 

The bike ran better than ever in Germany - it must have known it was home....
Despite the satnavs we got lost a few times but who cares when you're touring?

All in all, a great 11 days spent bumbling around. 

now, where to go this year? Not been to Spain since pre covid so that's the plan at the mo

cheers
Dave


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

10Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Fri Apr 05, 2024 6:22 am

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Thanks Doc.

I too suffer from "chronic irritation" and touring on a k75 seems to ease the pain!

I have always wanted to ride a bit in that part of the world. My brother and I were putting something together when the covid thing hit. Since then I have lost my two best riding partners. My brother crashed out and broke his pelvis and my wife has became fearful of the danger of riding a motorcycle.

Reading reports like yours help keep the dream alive for me. Sounds like a great way to spend 11 days!

Thank You

    

11Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:01 am

The doctor

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caveman wrote:Thanks Doc.

I too suffer from "chronic irritation" and touring on a k75 seems to ease the pain!

I have always wanted to ride a bit in that part of the world. My brother and I were putting something together when the covid thing hit. Since then I have lost my two best riding partners. My brother crashed out and broke his pelvis and my wife has became fearful of the danger of riding a motorcycle.

Reading reports like yours help keep the dream alive for me. Sounds like a great way to spend 11 days!

Thank You
It's a pleasure Caveman...

Hope you make it across the pond sometime soon - you'll have to sweet talk the wife a little more  K75S touring debut 1f609 

Navigating round Europe is a damn sight more enjoyable and easier than finding my way round on this forum!!!  K75S touring debut 1f603 

Btw.... my irritation is not chronic... it's Cyclonic - courtesy of 24 yrs ownership of a Buell Cyclone... geddit?   K75S touring debut 1f60e 

All the best!


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

12Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Sat Apr 06, 2024 5:51 am

caveman

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Doc,

My bad! And here I thought we had something in common, guess not!

    

13Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:32 am

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caveman wrote:Doc,

My bad! And here I thought we had something in common, guess not!
 Joking apart, I hope your condition ain't too bad Caveman.

I turn 66 this year and qualify for my old age state pension, and a free bus pass....

This means I am officially an old fart!!


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

14Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:39 am

Ghost who rides

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Congrats on the trip and the leap of faith in an old POS. For what it's worth speedo issue could be corrosion on the pin 23 (look it up, not 100%on the actual) relevant multi connector back of speedo unit. That pin was visibly "crusty" on mine. Scrape and solder, pare and file, presto perfect since. Other spots are sensor on rear drive or its' connector back of tank area. If that fails, circuits internal to the unit itself, all documented here, search will find. G


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15Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:08 am

The doctor

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Ghost who rides wrote:Congrats on the trip and the leap of faith in an old POS. For what it's worth speedo issue could be corrosion on the pin 23 (look it up, not 100%on the actual) relevant multi connector back of speedo unit. That pin was visibly "crusty" on mine. Scrape and solder, pare and file, presto perfect since. Other spots are sensor on rear drive or its' connector back of tank area. If that fails, circuits internal to the unit itself, all documented here, search will find. G
Cheers Ghost

Not sure the old girl is a POS,  probably just run in at 41k now... lol.

I will certainly have a look at the points you mention.
I was hoping that I might have found the reason, in that the clocks alloy under-plate is missing on mine, replaced by two strips of aluminium acting as spacers/washers.
This is allowing excessive movement as there are no bosses in the rubber mountings.
Every time the speedo failed, a tap on the clocks broughyt it back to life.
I am waiting on delivery of a replacement plate, but I will investigate further whilst it is apart.
Thanks again.


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

16Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:01 pm

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Apart from the needles scraping on the dials, there is another possibility. I have seen one set of clocks behaving in the same way from a bike that had been t-boned (one of mine - I wasn't on it!). On stripping the clocks it turned out that the clockwork return springs were sort of 'looped over themselves'. A gentle push with a small screwdriver helped them to spring back into place. I'm assuming the shock of the impact from the car caused them to get a bit tangled up.


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17Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:05 pm

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Dam, the only thing I qualify for so far is an annual colonoscopy which is a PITA not to be confused with a POS.

    

18Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:50 pm

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caveman wrote:Dam, the only thing I qualify for so far is an annual colonoscopy which is a PITA not to be confused with a POS.

I first read that as PETA because it sounds the same - The People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.  

Better get myself off to Specsavers.


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caveman wrote:Dam, the only thing I qualify for so far is an annual colonoscopy which is a PITA not to be confused with a POS.
Not to worry then. A colo will break the dam quick smart.


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1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & 1st '98 K1200RS.
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20Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 10, 2024 2:50 am

The doctor

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Sounds like kpox is the least of the problems for several of you lot!


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I suffer from Cyclonic irritation

K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

21Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:50 pm

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Leaving today on a challenging ride of my own. In this photo there is an undisputed POS.K75S touring debut 20240411


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22Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:58 pm

The doctor

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Ghost

I presume we're talking about the bike.... K75S touring debut 1f609 

Where you off to/from?


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K75s
Buell M2
Suzuki TL1000s
Honda NS400R
Honda VF500F2
Honda CB200
    

23Back to top Go down   K75S touring debut Empty Re: K75S touring debut Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:38 pm

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No doc.
I am gunna try a ride report so the trip will be reported there, meanwhile Tasmania to Far North Queensland, basically the whole east coast of OZ. The K75C was a one owner 1986 model bought by me some 15 years ago for $1500 aus$ with 150k on the (intermittent) clock. I used to be able to tap it back to life also. Now showing 205000kms and i estimate an extra 10k in my hands at least but no idea whether previous had odometer issues. You made a great choice for a touring bike Doctor, some say the S is the pick of the Ks, I don't have K100 experience (I now have 4! Its called Kpox apparently) so no mate, my POS comment was very tongue in cheek .
Cheers Ghost


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