Author Topic: New Member : 1994 K75  (Read 1086 times)

Offline rdivy725

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 47
New Member : 1994 K75
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:28:18 PM »
Greetings All. I am a returning BMW Owner (previously a '71 R75/5) and purchased this bike to convert to a cafe racer. My primary ride is a '13 Triumph Thunderbird. I am excited to be back in the BMW family and will be actively searching for ideas for a custom build.

  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline rdivy725

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 47
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 09:45:37 PM »
This is the direction I am looking to go:
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline Barry in IN

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 163
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 10:52:32 PM »
Sigh.
  • Indiana
  • 1992 K75S Lili Von Shtuppe
A pox on cafe “builders”

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 4291
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »
  • 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 Laitch

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 6206
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 08:34:49 AM »
It seems like a lot of trouble just to get a date. Will the build involve a meal plan and a gym?
  • 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.
http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,296.msg53303.html#msg53303

Offline johnny

  • TrailBrakingThrottleWhacker
  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 6461
  • Whacking...n...Chopping Sliding...n...High Siding
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 09:45:45 AM »
greetings...

ideas for a custom build come from your brain...

if you duplicate somebodys idears it is not custom... its just another unoriginal hacked up classic...

so you gotts to asks yournself... do i wants a classic motobrick or a unoriginal hacked up classic or a custom build...

if the answer is custom build as you indicated... stop looking at what others have done before you...

j o
  • :usa#1 i parks my 96 eleven hundert rs motobrick in dodge county cheezconsin :usa#1

Offline caveman

  • ^ Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 72
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 09:54:31 AM »
rdivy725,
I am currently collecting part to convert a standard seat k75 to a low seat configuration for my wife. I could not help but notice that the look you are going for is a k100. SO before you do anything drastic would you be interested in trading your 75 for one of my k100 (I have a 87 rt and a 88 lt) that are good runners but have tired fairings. Or if you want to stay with the 75 would you like to sell the seat and hardware?
BTW I live 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.
  • Kennerdell, PA.
  • 87 K100RT, 88 K100LT

Offline Chaos

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 2328
  • Mars needs women!
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 09:55:58 AM »
Most kustom k's end up half baked and moldering away behind the shed.  Their most notable contribution to motorcyclery is to keep a healthy supply of various parts on Ebay. 
  • sw ohio
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 island_boy

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 40
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 12:03:12 PM »
Welcome!  That's a nice looking K75.  Add some dropped S bars and leave it as is - that's a rapidly appreciating classic!

Or swap it w/ someone on here w/ a bike or bikes that will get you on your way, w/o having to cut up an original.  Win/win!

Either way, good luck, and ride safe!  Nice Triumph, too.
  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)
Agree Agree x 1 View List

Offline rdivy725

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 47
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 02:09:14 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback! I know there are two camps: those that hate modding a classic and those than embrace them.

The bike was delivered this morning. After a quick, illegal cruise around the neighborhood, I am leaning towards minimal mods. I like it way more the way it is than I thought I would. Any decision I make will be a year or so away. 

I love my Triumph,  hated to sell my /5, and really am happy to be in the BMW camp again.

  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline island_boy

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 40
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2018, 02:36:57 PM »
Sounds like a nice ride!

Look into some drop bars if you want cafe style positioning, and w/ that small cafe-style fairing, it'd be a nice look, in my opinion.

But, it's your ride - build it and enjoy it! 

Let's see some more pics!  :-)

  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

Offline rdivy725

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 47
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2018, 03:01:55 PM »
Sounds like a nice ride!

Look into some drop bars if you want cafe style positioning, and w/ that small cafe-style fairing, it'd be a nice look, in my opinion.

But, it's your ride - build it and enjoy it! 

Let's see some more pics!  :-)


Some drop bars for sure. I might paint the fairing to match. Here are some more pics:

  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline mlytle

  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 962
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 04:42:37 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback! I know there are two camps: those that hate modding a classic and those than embrace them.

The bike was delivered this morning. After a quick, illegal cruise around the neighborhood, I am leaning towards minimal mods. I like it way more the way it is than I thought I would. Any decision I make will be a year or so away. 

I love my Triumph,  hated to sell my /5, and really am happy to be in the BMW camp again.



modifying a clapped out classic that needs saving...ok.

modifying a pristine example of a classic...not so much.
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
Marshall
Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,7810.0.html
Agree Agree x 2 View List

Offline Chaos

  • ^ Quintessential Motobricker
  • Posts: 2328
  • Mars needs women!
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 06:40:27 PM »
Interesting fairing. Not sure what it is but I think I like it.
  • sw ohio
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 jakgieger

  • itinerant farmer
  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
  • Posts: 556
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 10:43:25 PM »
Don't roach the bike!  I also owned a /5 (R60/5) with a toaster.  I violated it by stringently waxing my chrome...sidecovers also ;)  I regret selling the bike, but have replaced it with another classic!
  • Kansas USA
  • 1989 K100rs se
"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline DJEwen

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 278
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2018, 05:20:05 AM »
Hmmm, does look a tad clean for a garage date with the angle grinder, but hey, this is your gig. :welcome
  • Scotland
  • 1985 K100 'Triple S', 1987 K100 LT

Offline island_boy

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 40
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 11:31:36 AM »
Just realized it has a round headlight - maybe that fairing/light combo is adapted from an R-bike? 

Either way, looks really cool!  I'm digging it!

Good luck!
  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

Offline rdivy725

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 47
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2018, 11:37:27 AM »
Just realized it has a round headlight - maybe that fairing/light combo is adapted from an R-bike? 

Either way, looks really cool!  I'm digging it!

Good luck!

Thank you! Here are some pics of the fairing:
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline island_boy

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 40
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 11:44:08 AM »
Nice!

Does that bike really have 9300 miles on it????? 

  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

Offline rdivy725

  • Motobrick Curious
  • Posts: 47
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 11:46:26 AM »
Nice!

Does that bike really have 9300 miles on it?????

Yep. Garage kept, clean as a whistle. 9300 original miles. I was lucky to find it.
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • 1994 K75, 2013 Triumph Thunderbird
1994 K75
2013 Triumph Thunderbird

Past: 71 R75/5

Offline Barry in IN

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 163
Re: New Member : 1994 K75
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 12:14:40 PM »
I just got a little shiver. 
  • Indiana
  • 1992 K75S Lili Von Shtuppe
A pox on cafe “builders”

Tags: