Author Topic: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-  (Read 3235 times)

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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2019, 01:50:17 PM »
That's it.



















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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2019, 02:51:11 PM »
I do believe your fuel filler cap is installed backwards.
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2019, 11:03:31 PM »
I do believe your fuel filler cap is installed backwards.
Hinge is front as it was when I got the bike. Like it has been on all bikes I have owned.
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2019, 11:10:52 PM »
All your other bikes probably weren't bmw's.  The hinge on K bikes needs to be at the rear so that the cutout in the mounting flange is above the water drain hole.  The way your filler is installed, water will collect around the filler and work it's way into the tank to contaminate the fuel.
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2019, 01:37:11 AM »
You are right, I was also missleaded by the previous owner(s) who had installed the cap backwards.
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2019, 12:51:16 AM »
Yes, the filler cap was backwards. Just one more video, "executive summary".


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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2019, 06:17:25 AM »
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2019, 06:41:49 AM »
Thanks for this update, mek. Your moto is sounding and looking good. It's beautiful over there.
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2019, 07:15:51 AM »
Very nice,  I ready like the front of the bike. The headlight and simple turn signals, slim front fender. I will have  check out the YouTube videos to see what you used to mount the light and the simple fairing. That fairing looks like the one on a Buell Blast. Probably a good use for a Blast, the Lada of motorcycle, ha.
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Re: K75 Street Tracker by -mek-
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2019, 03:14:39 AM »
Very nice,  I ready like the front of the bike. The headlight and simple turn signals, slim front fender. I will have  check out the YouTube videos to see what you used to mount the light and the simple fairing. That fairing looks like the one on a Buell Blast. Probably a good use for a Blast, the Lada of motorcycle, ha.
Thank's. For headlight I used basic side mounts to fork tubes. Fairing is Dart, made for Triumph. I shortened the Dart brackets and mounted them under headlight bolts. Dash mount is DIY.

For the next winter I will replace the LSL Flat Track handlebar by Tommaselli Enduro handlebar. LSL has too much projection (180 mm), Tommaselli 104 mm. http://www.domino-group.com/en/12-products/30-handlebars/779-handlebar-high-bend.html LSL is also 7/8" (22,2 mm), so I had to sand 0,2 mm under the gas grip. Tommaselli is 22,0 mm, so I only have to drill holes for heated grips.

Next winter I will also replace the screen. I bought a BMW OEM r nine t Urban GS screen, which also covers the gap between dash/headlight/fork, so the wires behind dash and headlight will no more be wisible.
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