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Offline almostordinary

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K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« on: November 21, 2018, 03:06:09 PM »
Hey guys,

I've been getting a lot done with the bike in the last couple of weeks and wanted to share some updates and raise a few questions.

I've rerouted the wiring for the BEP3.0 to sit under the gas tank, bought clip ons for a new brake and throttle setup. Purchased a CNC'd top fork clamp, which should be arriving today.

I've got a couple of questions regarding the stock throttle and clutch cable connectors, where were you able to source parts to make these fit with aftermarket components, or did you purchase more universal clutch and throttle cables? I just bought a new clutch cable, so if I need a custom one I can help someone else out with an installed one for a discount.

Stock Throttle linkage

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Stock Clutch linkage

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It's coming together slowly but surely.

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Offline Skunky

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 06:24:12 PM »





Hey guys,


I've got a couple of questions regarding the stock throttle and clutch cable connectors, where were you able to source parts to make these fit with aftermarket components, or did you purchase more universal clutch and throttle cables? I just bought a new clutch cable, so if I need a custom one I can help someone else out with an installed one for a discount.




This should do the job. I just buy replacement cables if needed. I purchased a Vanthill replacement clutch cable which fits with no issue


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-40inch-Motorcycle-Emergency-Broken-Clutch-or-Throttle-Cable-Repair-Kit-Metal/173597957522?fits=Model%3AK100%7CMake%3ABMW&hash=item286b3e9d92:g:SlYAAOSw-eJbyo8S:rk:2:pf:0
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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 05:30:02 PM »
Please check your messages.
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 01:12:04 PM »
Returning from a long production and back on the bike... well working on it.

I have an issue after I've rewired everything for new controls. My indicators, lights, etc all work on the new left hand controls that I've wired up.

My issue is on the starter side of things. I've exhausted the search function here and on YouTube with no avail...

Current checklist:
I've got a fresh battery
The starter relay is perfect
All of my grounds are clean, check out perfectly with continuity and are securely fastened
My cylinders aren't flooded
The Clutch Switch is bypassed
The bike is in Neutral
Brake switch is connected

Symptoms:
Turn off the kill switch
Press the ignition... engine cranks
Let go of the ignition... starter turns off, bike dies

Poorly shot video of said issue:


Any guidance is appreciated!

Thanks!
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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 09:36:07 PM »
I've exhausted the search function here and on YouTube with no avail...
Any guidance is appreciated!
Were the tests in this post part of the exhaustion?
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 09:38:43 PM »
This is great help Iíll give this a try tomorrow morning.

Thanks
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 11:21:25 PM »
After some noodling and unwiring my entire loom... it turned out I had a short in my wires when I accidentally wired the hot starter wire to a ground.

Fried the wire completely. Unraveled everything re-soldered the wires on the switch with a fresh ones, wired everything up correctly, and she sprang to life.

VOLTMETERS are your friend and mine.

Now rebuilding the entire fuel system from the float to the pump... getting the timing set and she should be purring.
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2019, 03:37:16 PM »
It's been quite a long road of trial and error.

Finally got a triple tree clamp created that will house my Motogadget Mini

Still on the way, custom short rear sets and really nice seat: https://bit.ly/2GyHziu

So far i've done the following:
- ABS Delete
- Custom SS front brake line
- Rewired the entire bike
- Fitting 7" headlight
- Custom throttle
- Lowering forks to accommodate my riding style
- Engine Tune (plugs, wires, timing)
- Land Rover Metallic Black on the gas tank
(will paint seat and lower faring same color... may do bedliner on the bottom of the faring as it's going to get some debris from rides)
- Ducati Monster 821 Hand Controls and Brake Master Cylinder
- LED Signals
- LED Circuit board bypass
- Rebuilt fuel tank (filter, pump, fuel level sensor, cleaning)


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Still to come and looking for any suggestions:
- Deleting separating line in the bottom faring so it looks like one piece
- Muffler
- Painting forks
- Painting kickstand / Center Stand
- Shaft lube
- Tires
- Brakes
- Seat fitment
- Overflow tank relocation
- Lithium Batter Relocation (under seat)
- ECU relocation
- Ignition switch relocation
- First Ride :)

Really happy with my progress in between huge film projects and working on my Land Rovers.

Can't wait to get it out put some hours on the bike.

Getting close!


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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 05:27:20 PM »
Now just wait for my paint delivery.

Fiberglassing the inside for more rigidity and taking care of some stress fractures.


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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2019, 02:12:38 AM »
Quick update:

Bike is coming a long way, had to take some time down to work on one of my land rovers, but finally got to wrench on the bike today for a bit.


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Up next:
- Revise new mount for 7" headlight
- Install Motogadget motoscope mini
- ECU mounting options
- Tires (Thinking Pirelli Angle GT2)
- Brakes
- Spline Lube
- Oil Change
- Exhaust
- Paint
- Wheel powder coating
- Seat Upholstery
- Front and rear signals
- Maiden Voyage

 
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2019, 05:50:20 AM »

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I really like this, love the upward sweeping line of the rear tail, that combined with the belly pan and the 3 spokes, all flows nicely, would look awesome with something like this if you could get the lines to flow: https://www.caferacerwebshop.com/en/fiberglass-fairing-type-2.html 

Keep up the good work.
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2019, 01:54:59 PM »
Thanks! That's definitely a can of worms I may look at opening once I get this bike on the road.

Today I'm tackling re-lubing the spline!
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 02:30:11 PM »
Had a chance to do some cleaning up as I wait for the last bits.

Decided to try a bronze color on the wheels, and think I am going to land on powder coated nardo grey. The lighter color does so much more for these wheels in my opinion.

Got my motogadget installed in my custom top clamp, adding a few warning LEDs to the headlight once my mounting brackets get in, hid my super loud new horn in the cowl.

I've ordered a Ducati ST4 starter choke control to add to the bars to replace the stock choke, hoping to install this weekend to give my thoughts on this upgrade since I've gone w a fully custom setup.

Need recos on Exhaust, I almost want a straight pipe w minimal muffling. Thoughts?


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So close to getting her on the road!
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Offline Rastrai

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2019, 09:29:37 PM »
Nice Build!
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 05:36:30 PM »
Thanks bud!
 
Working on a new NFL commercial project, so won't really have time to wrench until August :/

Can not wait to get this on the road.
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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 12:45:42 AM »
Working on a new NFL commercial project . . .
How about linking us to some of your portfolio?
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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2019, 01:11:52 PM »
Just a cross section of some of my work:
http://ian.almostordinary.com/work

It's taking me away from wrenching, but when I have down time this bike is giving me more therapy than any other outlet I've ever had outside of film.
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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2019, 10:05:45 PM »
Just a cross section of some of my work:
That Panama Colombia piece is engaging and a pleasure to view. Thanks for posting the samples.
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 01:19:07 PM »
That Panama Colombia piece is engaging and a pleasure to view. Thanks for posting the samples.

Thank you that was definitely a special piece for me.... Love filming more of that, and supplementing advertising to pay the bills... and buy bike parts!
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2019, 04:35:49 PM »
Plan on spending the next week thoroughly going through and finally finishing the build.

Over the bit of downtime I've had, I've relocated the Shorai battery, created a metal seatpan that I attached the ECU to, and doing some more cleanup with the overflow tank and rear brake reservoir.

Tidy'd up the front end, thread locked everything (blue), and wired up my motogadget motoscope mini, as well as some motogadget pin lights. Added additional side turn signals flush mounted into the holes on the tank as well.

Redid the entire fuel system (Sending unit, pump, filter, new bosch injectors) as well as the ignition system (plugs/wires)

Next up is getting the timing buttoned up, put the bottom flare back on, wire and mock up rear running/brake light and motogadget pin turn signals, trying out a minimal shorty style exhaust w the 30' k75 connecting pipe and take her on her maiden voyage.



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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 04:00:09 PM »
Finally been able to put some hours on the bike... just need to complete the seat and she's on the road for our first ride.

Thanks to the wealth of knowledge on this forum and a lot of trial and error she's almost there!


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Offline Borneoben

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2019, 09:13:38 AM »
Looks great!

Nicely done.

I really like the belly pan, is that an original K100 RS belly pan?

I also like your exhaust but would worry about how loud it is, is there any silencing built in?

Cheers
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Offline almostordinary

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2019, 11:31:45 AM »
Thanks! Itís the stock k75s belly pan. Really accentuates the lines.

The exhaust is a bit loud when the choke is open but quiet enough when the bike is warm.

Havenít taken it out yet to see if itís too loud, but there is some silencing built in. Not a ton though.

Hoping to get her out by weeks end and put some miles on the bike
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Offline herseyb

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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2019, 11:39:37 AM »
That seat line really smooths out the lower angle on the tank that is usually out of place on these bikes.  Well done.  I wonder if you could mount the radiator cover from a k75 standard bike above the lower fairing.  Might look nice and give things more of a finished look there.   I like it.  The K75S, where the S stands for starbucks.
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Re: K75 - Starbucks Warrior build
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2019, 12:59:05 PM »
The K75S, where the S stands for starbucks.
Maybe K75SB?
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