Author Topic: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75  (Read 196 times)

Offline jaredc7

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Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« on: December 03, 2018, 12:19:16 PM »
Hello all, new to the forum. I bought a non-running 1986 K75 about a year ago, and had it garaged since to finish a cafe racer build on a 1982 Honda CM450. Finally finished that project in September, wife and I had our first little this year, and now starting to get geared up to work on this K75.

I've seen the new member instructions, and will run my VIN soon this week. Just thought I would say hi and get introduced to you all here. I included a picture of my Honda cafe if anyone is interested, and my build thread is below. I do NOT plan on chopping up my K75 as much as I did the Honda. There is too much to love about the K75, so dont' plan on changing much!

https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/65-frame-suspension-steering/26932-cm450c-conversion-single-swing-arm-monoshock.html

  • Denver, CO
  • 1982 Honda CM450 Cafe Custom, 1986 BMW K75, and 2008 Kawasaki Versys

Offline jaredc7

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 12:29:39 PM »
Here is my K75... pretty good shape for a $300 pickup!!! I was at this guy's house with the cash within 12 hours of seeing the online ad!
  • Denver, CO
  • 1982 Honda CM450 Cafe Custom, 1986 BMW K75, and 2008 Kawasaki Versys

Offline Chaos

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 12:36:48 PM »
Welcome, nifty job on the Honda.  Fantastic price on the K, very versatile bike.  Good luck, lotsa info & folks here to help work out bugs.
  • 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 caveman

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 01:57:39 PM »
welcome, nice work on the Honda!
I'll give ya $400 for the K right now?
  • Kennerdell, PA.
  • 87 K100RT, 88 K100LT

Offline Gibson

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Nice find! Love the blue.
  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline natalena

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 09:04:55 PM »
Welcome, and your brick looks like a stellar bang for the buck.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919

Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 09:32:02 PM »
Welcome. That’s a pretty neat and nimble looking K75.
  • Indiana
  • 1992 K75S Lili Von Shtuppe
A pox on cafe “builders”

Offline jakgieger

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Re: Hello, new member from Colorado with 1986 K75
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 08:33:03 AM »
Welcome from your neighbor to the east!  I bet that you will like the K just as it is.  A little more complexity on the K, but with EuromotoElectrics and Ebay, you will have it operational in no time...most likely before riding season.  Good Luck.
  • 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."

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