Author Topic: New from Down East Maine  (Read 841 times)

Offline duc1b

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New from Down East Maine
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:38:08 AM »
Hi team,

I'm a long timer from Advrider who found this site while researching K75s.  The information gleaned thus far has been outstanding.  To all of you who share wisdom and advice so willingly, thank you.

I sold my '02 1150GS to a buddy in search of a project K75.  During my hunt I ran into a very good man (Tom who used to manage the parts counter at Country Rode) who had already done the Scrambler Kit I had my eyes on (from Unit Garage - Marrakech Scrambler).  He wound up selling me his completed project for a once in a lifetime deal, so my need for a project bike disappeared.  Now I just need to keep my eyes and ears open and learn from the team.

Thanks for having me.  I'm reminded of the guy who said he would never join a club that would admit him....Must be a lesson in there somewhere.

The brick:
  • Coast of Maine
  • K75 Marrakech Scrambler, 1991

Offline Laitch

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 11:46:45 AM »
Welcome!

That's an attractive rendition of a K75. May it take you everywhere you want to go.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline duc1b

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 12:25:43 PM »
Thanks Laitch.  That's exactly what I'm planning on.   :clap:
  • Coast of Maine
  • K75 Marrakech Scrambler, 1991

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 04:27:54 PM »
Welcome!  That's a nice ride. 
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline billday

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 10:00:09 AM »
The exhaust is especially nice. The snow tires will come in handy.
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Offline duc1b

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 10:32:51 AM »
The exhaust is especially nice. The snow tires will come in handy.

I've been using these on my mountain bike:

Works good on this kind of trail:
  • Coast of Maine
  • K75 Marrakech Scrambler, 1991

Offline duc1b

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 10:35:30 AM »
I guess the intricacies of posting multiple photos is still too much for me.  Second try:

  • Coast of Maine
  • K75 Marrakech Scrambler, 1991

Offline Chaos

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 01:41:04 PM »
That K75 looks familiar.  I've seen it before either here or on some fb post.  One of the nicer custom jobs.
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline Chaos

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 02:14:11 PM »
duc1b, just picked up a mountain bike, I can explore the bunny trails while my 12 yr old attacks the black diamonds.  He even helped me put it together!
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline Martin

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 05:37:40 PM »
Welcome to the asylum from OZ.
Regards Martin.
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  • 1992 K75s Hybrid, Lefaux, Vespa V twin.

Offline duc1b

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 02:08:24 PM »
Thanks Brickers.  You know how to make a fella feel welcome.
  • Coast of Maine
  • K75 Marrakech Scrambler, 1991

Offline bizzaro

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 02:35:10 AM »
Wicked Good Chop-paa!  :2thumbup: 
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See Ya in the Twisties,
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2018, 09:28:31 AM »
That K75 looks familiar.  I've seen it before either here or on some fb post.  One of the nicer custom jobs.
Does this look familiar? Like duc1b indicated, it was a kit build. He just eliminated the build part and went straight to the pay-and-ride. :giggles
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline jaxon

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2018, 11:20:54 AM »
Well that was done right.
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Offline duc1b

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Re: New from Down East Maine
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2018, 01:10:25 PM »
Like I said earlier, the builder made me a deal that didn't make sense to pass on.  I could not have done what he provided (K75, kit, ABS upgrade, new rubber, forks upgrade) for the 6k he asked.  This is one of the simpler no-brainer decisions I've ever had (the kind I like). 

Right now I'm just waiting for a break in the weather so I can get out to Rochester and ride it home.
  • Coast of Maine
  • K75 Marrakech Scrambler, 1991

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