Author Topic: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!  (Read 1573 times)

Offline roborider

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I just bought an '86 K75C and it only needs cosmetic repairs!   A lucky find, since it's a two-owner with only 34K miles, new tires, new battery, just serviced and in great condition (except that I need to replace the fairing).   And a super bargain (steal).   :clap:


On my list of items to add/install:
  • Replace the OEM fairing with a Rifle Superbike fairing and 15" clear screen
  • Fuseblock for easier electronics adds
  • Install my Garmin Zumo 220
  • Driving lights
  • New seat cover and added foam in select areas
  • Tank bag
  • Luggage rack
  • Top case
Needs nothing mechanically, so other than the items above, will be ready to ride soon!    Will post more pics when finished.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1992 K75C with Rifle Fairing and only 35K miles!
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Offline roborider

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 01:16:28 AM »
I just bought an '86 K75C and it only needs cosmetic repairs!   A lucky find, since it's a two-owner with only 34K miles, new tires, new battery, just serviced and in great condition (except that I need to replace the fairing).   And a super bargain (steal).   :clap:


On my list of items to add/install:
  • Replace the OEM fairing with a Rifle Superbike fairing and 15" clear screen
  • Fuseblock for easier electronics adds
  • Install my Garmin Zumo 220
  • Driving lights
  • New seat cover and added foam in select areas
  • Tank bag
  • Luggage rack
  • Top case
Needs nothing mechanically, so other than the items above, will be ready to ride soon!    Will post more pics when finished.
Here are the "after" pics.   Looking good. I think!

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  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1992 K75C with Rifle Fairing and only 35K miles!
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"It will all be OK in the end.  If it's not OK, it's not the end."

Offline Soggz

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 08:17:57 AM »
I just bought an '86 K75C and it only needs cosmetic repairs!   A lucky find, since it's a two-owner with only 34K miles, new tires, new battery, just serviced and in great condition (except that I need to replace the fairing).   And a super bargain (steal).   :clap:


On my list of items to add/install:
  • Replace the OEM fairing with a Rifle Superbike fairing and 15" clear screen
  • Fuseblock for easier electronics adds
  • Install my Garmin Zumo 220
  • Driving lights
  • New seat cover and added foam in select areas
  • Tank bag
  • Luggage rack
  • Top case
Needs nothing mechanically, so other than the items above, will be ready to ride soon!    Will post more pics when finished.
Thats exactly like the K I have bought. Mine needed new tank internal, front headlight fairing, new fan and not sure what else as I am still picking my way through it all. Your a lucky maní
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Offline Laitch

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 08:53:00 AM »
Here are the "after" pics.   Looking good. I think!
Definitely!  :clap:
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Offline Chaos

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 09:20:18 AM »
very nice!  Great find, unadulterated ones are getting hard to findd
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Offline Soggz

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 09:46:17 AM »
very nice!  Great find, unadulterated ones are getting hard to findd
Here, in England, they seem to be all getting turned into cafe racers or scramblers...
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  • 1986 K75C, 1982 Honda CX500EC Eurostreetbrat
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 10:02:48 AM »
Roborider hasn't been here since June.  Must be out riding that sweet K.
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'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline natalena

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 11:33:17 AM »
Tastefully brought back, Kudu's and safe riding.
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Offline szabgab

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 01:37:55 PM »
Here, in England, they seem to be all getting turned into cafe racers or scramblers...

Same happens over here. Cafe racers, scramblers and what not. Usually done using the same blue print, so they are getting more boring than nighttime telly coverage from the parliament.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 03:14:18 PM »
Same happens over here. Cafe racers, scramblers and what not. Usually done using the same blue print, so they are getting more boring than nighttime telly coverage from the parliament.

Sir, you have a wonderful way with words.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline stokester

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 05:49:41 PM »
Nicely done! :clap:
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Offline Soggz

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Re: New-to-me '86 K75C - Minor repairs and cosmetics is all she needs!
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 09:04:43 AM »
Yes,I intend to keep it standard.
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  • 1986 K75C, 1982 Honda CX500EC Eurostreetbrat
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