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Oliverinlux

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Hello, My name is Oliver. Im 20 years old. For the past couple months I have been working on my daily driver K75 project turning this:
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update M8zeao
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2s0hhk6
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2l9qo39


into this:My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2lkurybMy dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2dh7ix4


It is still not completed: as I still have to make the side panels, redo the seat leather and padding, put a new speedometer on, change the color of the gas tank by painting or by simply brushing it raw, fix the shoddy police electric work, make new aluminum fenders, the rear fender will be floating, and also add other little tidbits a long the way.



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Oliverinlux

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Hello, My name is Oliver. Im 20 years old, in college and working for an artist doing metal work and also starting a custom motorcycle shop. I got this bike for a sweet deal and tore it apart.
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update M8zeao
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2s0hhk6
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2l9qo39



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My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2dh7ix4

Welcome and don't be afraid to ask. You will find it a lovely bike. What have you done with the parts you took off it?

I suppose you will be starting next on that green Mercedes in the photo!!


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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 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
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Oliverinlux

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No that mercedes is just some assholes car who parked it in front of the shop and left it for a few days.

Most of the parts, the crashbars, touring and city panniers, police seat and trunk I have all sold to fund this. I still have a working ABS computer for sale and pannier racks. I also have two abs pumps

    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Selling the parts to fund it was a wise move. A few other happy K owners too. Best of luck with it.


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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 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
    

Oliverinlux

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Thank you!

    

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If I may ask. The head light on the conversion: What make and model is it and what make and model of brackets did you use to fit the lamp to the bike?

    

K75cster

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Hell I like the look of that bike, bet the seat is nice and close to the ground too, what is it 1/2 inch if that, no matter it looks good, and lets face it ya get numb bum on a 4inch cushion eventually so good onya for crafting something svelt


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Ghost who rides

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Good work Oliverinlux, you are on the right track and I like it. Tell me tho' what is it with the radiator hose?

K75 in a K100 chassis?


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RicK G

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It's from a K75RT. The radiator is set forward to fit the K100RT fairing. The K75 never had its own fairing they just made a K100 fit.


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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JR_K100RS

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I'd like to know why there is what looks like a leg with tattoos sticking out of the radiator ?

JR

or forearm



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Oliverinlux

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Sorry never saw these replies.

The headlight is a DCC Original 7 inch H4 powdercoated with a chrome ring. The brackets I got off ebay, just chrome.
THe seat is getting re done to fix the padding and sewing, I will be using a mixture of foam and gel.
Rick G is correct on the radiator placement.
Just got my Rizoma mirrors in, will post pictures soon.
 Im going to be painting the gas tank soon and making side panels, floating rear fender and a few other secret touches. New tires, grips and speedo on the way too!
The arm sticking out of there is my talented friend Eric who welded the seat, he was hiding for the picture.
Thanks for all the interest! seriously

    

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I like it Oliver, looking for a headlight like that as well. When you get over 50 your natural padding gets thicker 
and you don't need a thick cushion. Bet you can't wait for that!! 
Keep the piccies coming mate
RT


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Oliverinlux

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Thanks ill have more progress and pics up after the weekend.

    

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looks awesome!!

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Welcome to the forum.
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K-BIKE

    

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@JR_K100RS wrote:I'd like to know why there is what looks like a leg with tattoos sticking out of the radiator ?

JR

or forearm
Looks like a forearm with tattoos and a leg in jeans.  Seems someone is crouching behind the bike when the picture was taken.


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Oliverinlux

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Side panels are done!
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2zhlkdt
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2chb335
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update Xekjv8
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Oliverinlux

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Side panels are done!
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2zhlkdt
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2chb335
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update Xekjv8
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 211q82x

    

moose97

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Nice conversion!


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Oliverinlux

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Thank you very much.

    

K75cster

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That is a clever way of mounting the mirrors


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The Clever are adept at extricating themselves from situations that the wise would have avoided from the outset - QUOTE from david Hillel in Out of the Earth.
    

Oliverinlux

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Thank you. i was going to go with the old r/69s bumm or albert mirrors because the cover of "90 years of BMW" made them look sick but I figured they would look to dainty. Still I thought headlight mirrors would be cool so I found something more robust from Magazi

    

Oliverinlux

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Tragically I crashed it a week ago. HOwever it isnt terrible. IM pretty ripped up, missing some skin but I have a new gas tank and foot peg plate on the way.
and thanks to Federal Aid refunds for college I just got a lot of money and this bike will be coming back amazingly and better than ever

Ordered,
Rizoma Mirrors (old ones snapped off on crash)
brembo front brake cylinder and lever from a ducati
tomaselli clutch
Tarozzi CLip ons
Joker machine serrated foot pegs
Koso xr-sr speedometer
Remote reservoir mono shock off of 2012 Ninja (same size thank god)
Pirelli Rosso II rear and Pirelli Angel Front.
Replaced headlight as it was mangled

    

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You might want to consider adding one of these (7) to cover the back of the cluster housing.

My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update MicroImage.aspx?ImageFileName=dbvis1085831172938628547


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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Oliverinlux

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I am replacing the speedo with a koso xr-sr. Its in the post

    

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My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 24kzgb7
Throttle is finally done, (serious work needed to be done to fit grips on slide)
All pieces now ready for installation. Then exhaust, fender and gas tank replacement or fabrication and then tear down for clean and paint.

    

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My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 24kzgb7
Throttle is finally done, (serious work needed to be done to fit grips on slide)
All pieces now ready for installation. Then exhaust, fender and gas tank replacement or fabrication and then tear down for clean and paint.

    

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Very nice...would like to know how much weight is taken off when doing one of these naked style bikes and how much quicker the bike becomes...very cool.

    

Oliverinlux

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I have probably taken off 140 pounds maybe and seeing as everything else is aluminum ive put on really the only weight is engine gearbox frame forks and wheels. I also lowered it an inch and have a pirelli diablo rosso II on the back and it corners so much nicer. I got my knee down one day and it spooked the shit out of me. Ive been really trying to learn how to corner better and better on this bike and its like riding a crotch rocket now. Speed hasnt changed much, maybe an extra 2mph at 5th gear at 5000rpm 3 in a tuck lol more pick on the way

    

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still need the speedometer connected and a bracket made, then headlight and mirrors put on but here are the new bars
tarozzi clip ons
ducati brembo brake
tomaselli clutch
brooks leather grips (which were a bitch to fit on the throttle slide, had to do a lot of fab work for it)
So what do ya think?
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2rntvsi
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 64l15u
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2s1qcy8

    

Oliverinlux

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still need the speedometer connected and a bracket made, then headlight and mirrors put on but here are the new bars
tarozzi clip ons
ducati brembo brake
tomaselli clutch
brooks leather grips (which were a bitch to fit on the throttle slide, had to do a lot of fab work for it)
So what do ya think?
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2rntvsi
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 64l15u
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update 2s1qcy8

    

GTJos

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Cool  Cool ! Like it... Lot of work, but it will pay off, I'm shure !
Keep them photo's coming !
Hope you didn't get hurt all too bad in that crash ?
Merry Xmas and a happy NewYear already !
Jos


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My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update Deutch10Ich bin enge Kirchröatsjer jong; adieë wa ?! My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update Deutch10
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                                1986 K100RS 0085647 + sidecar Velorex 562
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Inge K.

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The hose between the reservoir and the master cylinder looks like it getting kinked.
Find a spring that just fits the o.d. of the hose to avoid this.......or change the angle or lenght of the hose.

I would also have changed the routing for the throttle cable, it looks like the bend is a bit to sharp........but if it operates smoothly like this....no action needed. Rolling Eyes


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Have you considered using a Gixxer front end they go straight into the steering head bearings. Then you have upsidedown forks and some real brakes.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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I havent seen a tank like that on a K.  The builtin 'glovebox' I mean.  I have seen them on airhead police tanks. 

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Oliverinlux

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Yea I have new cables on the way so Im not worried about it.  I was thinking about maybe going with clear hose for the brake reservoir. and thanks for the thoughts I got very scraped up but that is all. The bike got a bit scratched too So I have a new tank I will be brushing raw and putting on and then I need to touch up the engine paint, I just am already quite over budget.

    

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I didn't know about the Gixxer thing. Im already a bit over budget on this bike and there are still a bit more pressing things I need to take care of but if I can find one for a good price I would.

ANd yea the tank is quite unique because this was a police bike, tragically in the crash I banged it up pretty bad so I already have a new tank to replace it. The tank will be up for sale soon

    

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Hi Oliver.
I really like what you have done. Looks great. I am hoping to do something similar with a K100 and am building a lower narrower seat. I have a few questions if you get the time to answer 
What type of foam or gel pad and what thickness did you use?
and most importantly
How comfortable is it?

    

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@AL-58 wrote:I havent seen a tank like that on a K.  The builtin 'glovebox' I mean.  I have seen them on airhead police tanks. 

Al
These tanks, with the built in glovebox, are very common on German K (Police/ex-Police) bikes.


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1990 BMW K75RT Ex-Police (owned now)
2004 BMW R1150RT iABS (owned now)

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Hey Niall yeah ask away Brudda. I'm using half inch thick gel foam and then an inch and a half of marine foam on top. It is amazingly comfortable just make sure any hard lines on the seat pan are covered by something because right now I got what was supposed to be all weather faux leather from Joaans fabrics and its already cracking and on the sides that go over the seat pan its cutting into it. Also use real leather, there is no comparison too it. Im shopping for some new leather right now to reupholster the seat.

    

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Hi Oliver!
Nice job with the clip ons , grips and levers. Be aware that once you remove the instruments you'll have no neutral indicator and you'll only be able to start with the clutch. watch this thread https://www.k100-forum.com/t4708-gear-indicator-for-aftermarket-speedometer-and-other-circuits
keep us posted

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Yes thanks I do know that.

    

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My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0790
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0795
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0796
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0798
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0803
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0801
Finally have new KOSO xr-SR speedo on. looks gorgeous and functions great.
Tarozzi clip ons
Ducati 916 Brembo brake cylinder
DCC Original 8" Headlight
Rizoma Mirrors (mounted in R69s fashion Wink
Brooks Leather grips
Joker Machine-esque throttle
Tomaselli clutch
New hand switch
Milled triple tree
splines all lubed and clutch in fantastic shape

Still need to:
wash my hands
Mount new rear shock
front and rear fender fabrication
wrap and modify exhaust
mount 50. cal ammo can(s) panniers
Strip new gas tank
paint paint paint
Side panels remade and reinforced with ignition, start, and choke mounted with in.
Seat re upholstered with real leather
Valve clearance check, alternator rebuild, throttle body sync, timing enhanced and overall engine clean up
new front tire and rear if needed
and then a nice good clean and polishing of everything
My dear Clair (1994 K75RT Police) 3-23-14 update DSC_0791

    

Cossie

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Looks great. New instruments make a big difference

    

Oliverinlux

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Thank you and yes it does!

    

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Looksgreat! I especially like the handlebar/instrument area,and the sadlle
keep it up cheers


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That is looking really great. It's incredible how much you can change a K!

How did wiring the KOSO go?


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Oliverinlux

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Tank you very much! I still have a few more things to take care of on the Koso I will be experimenting with different fuel level senders from different bikes for the fuel gauge and then I still need a gear indicator and neutral circuit which I will be making soon. RIght now I have a switch attached to the clutch switch to start it, hence the red wire on the left side. SPeedo works fantastic, I had a conditioning circuit made by a friend brick owner in bulgaria and it works great. The tachometer is also working well. It was a long day but I had it finished with new mirrors and new headlight on in 7 hours and as I was wiring my friend at the Garage was making me the bracket.

    

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New rear mono shock from a 2013 NINJA 636
welded bracket for top and milled new stud with two different thread sizes on each end for bottom mount.

    

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