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Offline MEZ

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Re: K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 02:03:15 AM »
I wouldn't mind seeing other pictures of the bike while you read about schematics...

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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2018, 12:31:43 PM »
You're going to post pictures of this trip, right?
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Offline thestza

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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2018, 11:29:37 PM »
this bike is fuggin badass.
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Offline MEZ

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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2018, 01:12:09 AM »
this bike is fuggin badass.

Exactly...!! It's no good wrapping a 'Brick' in cotton wool when you throw it through a window...!!! Thank you
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2018, 02:07:54 PM »

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Brand loyalty with colour has never been my strong point...!!!
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2018, 06:58:15 PM »

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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2018, 07:00:04 PM »


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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2018, 07:18:47 PM »
We have 'onboard' shower facility by way of a 12 litre water pod and SOTO petrol stove...
Fergawdsake! Where's the cotton candy machine and calliope? :giggles

Please reorient the shower heater photo, take another photo of it from a greater distance and post them.
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2018, 11:57:31 PM »

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rebuild mode engaged.....
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2018, 02:23:29 AM »
Slow but positive progress. Wheels on just sorting the clutch actuator arm and centre stand out, they are proving very fiddly to get working after powder coating...!!1
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2018, 11:35:09 PM »

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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2018, 05:24:38 PM »
Hot shower when camping.....

you have your priorities straight. :clap:
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2018, 11:01:33 AM »
Fergawdsake! Where's the cotton candy machine and calliope? :giggles

Please reorient the shower heater photo, take another photo of it from a greater distance and post them.

sideways again fraid, WHY anyone..???


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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2018, 01:16:30 PM »
Fantastic heater set-up. Looks like it screams out the BTU's. Have you considered a perforated windscreen (quick mount tabs are already in place)? I only ask due to lot's of experience in windy environments, and how the heat transfer is severely diminished from flame to aluminum surface with a steady wind. A shield has us boiling water from snow at 17k within 7mins with an MSR 600 International...without, it takes forever and wastes fuel. Cheers
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2018, 01:26:24 PM »
Why not use waste heat from the engine cooling system to heat water?  A small thermostat controlled bypass in the coolant circuit and a heat exchanger in the water tank will heat water to any temperature you want.  Free heat. 
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2018, 04:19:52 AM »
I think simplicity wins the day here, I considered using a water jacket around the exhaust but then junked the idea after realising the difficulties of heat transfer from the exhaust to water pipes etc, I have a wind shield that comes with the Soto kit but it isnít refined enough for this application so will make one like you say to fit the mounting tabs and perforated also. I fitted a pipe that ran to the rear of the tank to circulate the water as it heated intermittently and this definitely helped speed things along...
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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2019, 07:00:28 PM »



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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2019, 10:52:34 PM »
Crazy,man!


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Re: Your K75 Adventure is waiting..!!
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2021, 12:54:17 PM »
I know that this thread went silent for quite some time but I really like your bike! Especially the frame around the engine and the color pattern! Is the front part of the frame (above front tire) your own idea or have you seen it somewhere? I'm not much into adventure bikes but this seems like great idea for weight distribution and additional cargo space. Are there adventure bikes that were inspiration for your project? And do you have pictures of your brick out in the wild?
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