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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2018, 09:11:07 AM »
It’s been over a year since scud replied to this thread with his impressions about my front forks (locked down fully compressed from sliding in the ditch), and the potential for problems.  As it turns out, the right hand fork is bent ( that’s the side that hit the ground)—I’ve also attached an image of the fluid block area-as I’ve never seen it from that angle, and a nice picture of my replacement bike looking pretty after leaving it out in the drizzle during a trip to Madison Wisconsin earlier this month.  Cheers.  All the bikes got the attention they needed: cashed out of one, restored a second, my sons $1 Aspencade acquisition and the dumped K75 is all over the For Sale Forum.  Only the engine and transmission remain to disassemble.  Maybe that’s a viable theme for a Christmas party?  Cheers. PS:  in this thread I suggested I might be too old for charging around on a brick.  I’ve decided to ride even more and I’ve returned to flight training.  After 18 years of dilly dally I’m about ready for a private pilot check ride.  Last pic is me last Thursday on a stopover in Dubuque.  Life goes on...

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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2018, 09:22:38 AM »
Added pic .  Can’t seem to get it to rotate.  Imagine I’m flying inverted!  Can’t do that on my brick.

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Offline Laitch

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
Imagine I’m flying inverted!  Can’t do that on my brick.
You tried though. It's that second quarter-turn where it's tricky to keep your head while doing it. :giggles
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2018, 10:22:56 AM »
Thanks Laitch!  You were right there rooting when I fell last year.  I posted the image of the bent strut with you in mind.  I spose I will disassemble and discover what sort of springs reside inside.  Since this one was a rock solid hands in my lap at 55, it may hold secrets to getting my current ride right. 



Ps does the MB interface have a tool for me if the image loads upside down over and over as it did here?
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2018, 12:25:03 PM »
does the MB interface have a tool for me if the image loads upside down over and over as it did here?
Not to my knowledge.  Both Android and iPhone have apps and automatic protocols to stabilize the orientation during uploading to websites, but they must be sought out and configured first by the user. I use the Gallery function here and am downloading images to a PC then uploading from it—never have image orientation problems in the process. I only use my phone for emergencies and for ordering take-out meals when on the road. :giggles
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »
Got it and yes generally I’m on a desktop my inverted flight shot was off my iPhone. Thanks.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2018, 01:02:13 PM »
greetings...

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Offline natalena

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2018, 06:33:20 PM »
Added pic .  Can’t seem to get it to rotate. 

Issues with rotation isn't good just before a check ride ;) Good luck!
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2018, 08:58:22 PM »
Unusual attitude recovery by Laitch...he missed his flight instructional calling.  Thanks.
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Offline Eccl.12vs13

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »
I think the Dunlap Wobble and Weave video was very informative. Even in my motorcycle class, I do not believe they covered the topic so thoroughly! Probably the best 10 min video for motorcycle riding in the internet that I've seen. Thanks again for posting. Hope your restoration turn out great.

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2018, 05:42:56 PM »
 Ecclesiastes 12 verse 13 was well worth looking up and I’m delighted to report it was underlined in my long-time Bible...

concerning the Dunlop video, yes that was a revelation and the credit for it is out to one of the shortlist of wonderful guys on Motobrick who consistently reply with great insights and certainly if you read up in this thread you’ll see who brought it up Martin, Laitch, gryph, f14 crazy, stokester, MW I’m endebted to each in some small meaningful way.  That bike is in pieces in my garage and funding my note for a replacement 75s that I purchased last June when Fiberglas repairs loomed stretching into the summer riding season.  Yes in 48 years riding no one taught me to dive into the gas tank.  Happy holidays. 
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  • 1994 K75S ,1985 GL1200A Goldwing Aspencade, dreaming of adding a sidecar to the mix in 2019
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2018, 10:48:55 AM »
I think maybe just you and Mr. Johnny caught the bible reference. I like that verse because it's short and to the point.

And as far as funding projects, trust me, we do what it takes; coin jars, selling off parts, garage sales and maybe even dipping just a little bit in the yearly vacation fund....just don't tell my wife.

Anyway, hope the resto comes to fruition soon. Take care!
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2018, 11:10:37 AM »
Fruition came in a Craigslist post for a fiery red K75S 1994 that makes me grin regularly.  You are in Rockford.  Let’s meet at the state line and ride.  I go that way frequently.  If you come for the great river road look me up.  Cheers
  • Livingston, SW WI. USA-"With the good earth all around."
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2018, 11:15:17 AM »
If the fiery Red K75 is the one in the pic that would make me smile too.

And as far as a meet, it just so happens that myself and a few friends from work make an annual trip up to La Crosse normally sometime in Aug. Normally we have breakfast at Lake Geneva, head north/west to Reedsburg, then west to La Crosse. If we take the ride up there next year I will definitely let you know.

Take care and take care of the K75!
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2018, 12:05:31 PM »
If the fiery Red K75 is the one in the pic that would make me smile too.

And as far as a meet, it just so happens that myself and a few friends from work make an annual trip up to La Crosse normally sometime in Aug. Normally we have breakfast at Lake Geneva, head north/west to Reedsburg, then west to La Crosse. If we take the ride up there next year I will definitely let you know.

Take care and take care of the K75!

Please do include me.  The twisting at Wildcat Mountain and the decent into metro Montreal WI is just about the best there is this side of NC or CH or the Rockies.  The hollows of Lafayette Iowa and Grant counties are a treasure to behold. 

Certainly consider zip 53554 as a waypoint for a coffee and or tools en route.   Blessings
  • Livingston, SW WI. USA-"With the good earth all around."
  • 1994 K75S ,1985 GL1200A Goldwing Aspencade, dreaming of adding a sidecar to the mix in 2019
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2019, 11:53:08 AM »
If you havent viewed it the Dunlop Wobble and Weave video on YouTube remains the most useful learning Ive done concerning cycle pilotage. Worth more than a look.
  • Livingston, SW WI. USA-"With the good earth all around."
  • 1994 K75S ,1985 GL1200A Goldwing Aspencade, dreaming of adding a sidecar to the mix in 2019
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