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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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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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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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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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