Author Topic: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?  (Read 1716 times)

Offline Bee Em Dubbs

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Hi guys, future K75 owner here looking for some help on what model to buy. I'm thinking k75 or k75s because I prefer the disc brakes. Suspension isn't a big factor because I'd be upgrading it anyway. I was originally looking at the k75s but i noticed the front fairing actually houses the instrument cluster. Not sure how much of a task it would be for me to remove the fairing but keep the cluster.
Thus, I started looking at the K75 version. I like how the instrument cluster is not separated from the fork/bars. One thing I wanted the s model for is the belly pan fairing. If I buy a k75, does the belly pan fairing from an s model fit on the k75 with no mods needed? If yes then I think that would be my best bet since buying an s would be pointless if I removed most of the features.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 02:03:59 AM »
If yes then I think that would be my best bet since buying an s would be pointless if I removed most of the features.
If no, it would still be your best bet, if your intention is to ever have a K to ride without sacrificing good sense for artistic vision.
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Offline Bee Em Dubbs

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 02:22:36 AM »
I guess youryo right and I guess I also asked for that exact response. Actually thinking about it, it sounds silly to even consider an S.
That being said, any idea if there belly pan fairing will fit the k75?


Will be looking for the K75 but I guess it depends on what pops up for sale in my area.
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Offline johnny

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 08:20:49 AM »
greetings...

cafes donts gotts clusters or belly fairings so it dosent matter which model you getts cause that unnecessary stuff gotts to be stripped off there for it to be a cafe...

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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 09:07:51 AM »
Get a K75RT in Mystic Red so I can have the lower fairings and the mirrors.
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Offline caveman

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 09:54:09 AM »
Get one with ABS I can use the ECU for one of mine.
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 09:56:52 AM »
Ks weren't cafes, so your questions are moot.
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Offline Bee Em Dubbs

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 10:43:28 AM »
Cafe -"ish" was the emphasis. I don't like them stoppeds completely form. I'd be keeping abs, original cluster, and also like the lower fairing.


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Offline Chaos

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 10:48:21 AM »
Price, availability and condition are probably more important than the model.  Hopefully if you're going to cut one up it's too far gone to be worth restoring.  That said a K75C would be your best bet, it only needs an "afe"
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Offline johnny

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 10:48:57 AM »
greetings...

cafes donts gotts no abs... i betts chaos can getts you that afe 3d printed... that would be rad...

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Offline Laitch

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 11:06:36 AM »
Cafe -"ish" was the emphasis.
How much money have you estimated it will take to buy the foundation bike to create your Ish-bike?
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Offline Bee Em Dubbs

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 11:13:01 AM »
How much money have you estimated it will take to buy the foundation bike to create your Ish-bike?


$2500 to $3000
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Offline johnny

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 11:19:41 AM »
greetings...

there is a dakar yellow one of 100 for sale in sandy eggo...

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Offline Laitch

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 11:50:46 AM »
there is a dakar yellow one of 100 for sale in sandy eggo...
Of all the eggos, the sandy ones are probably the least popular.

$2500 to $3000
You should be able to find a good runner at that price if you're seriously on the hunt.






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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Which K75 Model would be best for me to buy for a cafe ish look?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 03:01:16 PM »
I don't like runner eggos.  Especially sandy ones. 
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