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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2019, 02:33:50 AM »
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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2019, 02:36:02 AM »
Be old and love it.  It took me about  a year before I posted a photo, the first was a stuff up.  :popcorm
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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2019, 02:57:06 AM »
I have no idea what Iím doing wrong posting pictures.  Hereís a rear view of the bike.
Will take a picture of the manifold tomorrow.

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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2019, 03:32:50 AM »
Love the seats too.

The last two photos are the right way up from down under.  :popcorm
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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2019, 05:49:05 AM »
Did you reconnect the hose that went from crankcase to plenum chamber?  Originally it's a large diameter without a PCV type valve. How did you block the injector holes?
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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2019, 05:00:59 PM »
One more try  [ Invalid Attachment ] . You can see the plugged crankcase hose in the right side of the picture ( unless it is up side down ).  So that is not the problem.
Two more pictures. [ Invalid Attachment ]  [ Invalid Attachment ]
I figured out how to post more than one picture. Hip hip hurray!!!".............maybe.........
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2019, 05:17:32 PM »
1. Is that duct tape covering the injector ports? That would leak like a bastard.  Or are those injectors under there?
2. Why do you have this long horizontal runner? Why not mount the carb closer to the intake boots?
3. How sure are you the manifold doesn't leak air?
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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2019, 05:25:58 PM »
+1
I know this doesn't make sense but I spose the Carby seems in the way if mounted on the mounting side.

Plus how sure are you the butterfly remains closed.

Could that set up be like a huge venturi? Does the throttle grip (or whatever you got)  remain stationary when it shoots from idle to 8000rpm?
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2019, 06:05:18 PM »
+1
I know this doesn't make sense but I spose the Carby seems in the way if mounted on the mounting side.

It's still sticking out the side on the right.

My rationale in asking this is that shorter pipes with fewer joints are less likely to be leak sources.

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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2019, 06:13:01 PM »
Yep. Your right.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2019, 06:50:45 PM »
Yep. Your right.

Nope. He is right. I'm left. (if you are talking carb placement)   :laughing-on-ground:
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Offline billday

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2019, 08:35:31 PM »
Love the seats too.

+1 on the seats. Too cool.

That pic Laitch posted shows other people have done carburated K bikes. Some diligent Googling might turn up some helpful info.

What is the gas tank off of?

The angle of the drive shaft is pretty severe, but not sure what you could do about that.
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Offline Sopp

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2019, 12:37:35 AM »
Iíll try to answer some questions, without using upside down pictures.

1. Injectors are still there, duct tape just keeping dirt out of hole.
2. Damned if I remember why I put the carb on that side. There was a good reason at the time.
3. 99% sure the manifold does not leak. Iím gonna pull it off and check every joint.
4. Air cleaner has been off and I watch the throttle plates while it revs up........they are closed.
5. It is the original tank, just widened and made deeper.
6. Driveshaft turns freely when spinning rear tire. Not sure about longevity.
7. The seats go along with the retro design, same with the 53 Caddy rear fenders, and the 34 Ford pickup rear fenders covering the front wheel ( from the upside down drawing)

On picture of rear end, 318i had drum brakes which I eliminated and replaced with 2 K75 rotors and calipers mounted inboard.  I just love building things.  Iím using ALL BMW parts to build this thing. Other than the retro stuff, this is what BMW should have built a long time ago.  They had all the parts.

Thank you again for all your help and patience,
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2019, 01:08:01 AM »
Iíll try to answer some questions, without using upside down pictures.

1. Injectors are still there, duct tape just keeping dirt out of hole.

Thank you again for all your help and patience,
Sopp

Are you sure the injector o-rings aren't cooked?
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2019, 01:24:49 AM »
You aren't using the original high pressure fuel pump to deliver fuel to the carburetor are you? What's the fuel delivery system?  Having the carb intake pipe directly opposite one branch of a three-branch intake creates imbalance. Right now, this project is less like bringing a K75 to back to life and more like like turning a K75 corpse into a zombie. If it develops a lurching, foot-dragging gait, that could define success. :giggles

Since you've made your age part of the reason for this fuel system remodeling, how old are you? Remember, you're only older than the dirt that's above you.
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Offline Sopp

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2019, 01:40:48 AM »
After market fuel pump delivering 4 to 5 psi.

Good question, Iíll pull them when I check the manifold.  Air has to be getting in somehow. Canít rev like that without lots of air and fuel. Even if Iím new to BMWs, all engines are still just air pumps with combustion.  All the same principles apply.

Iím 72 years young. My body feels like 90, but my spirit is still 21.  Itís a curse.
If it Ďs gate is like a zombie Iíll just have to build a new manifold.  Cross that bridge when I finally get to ride it.

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Offline Laitch

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2019, 01:56:05 AM »
Iím 72 years young. My body feels like 90, but my spirit is still 21.  Itís a curse.
If it Ďs gate is like a zombie Iíll just have to build a new manifold.  Cross that bridge when I finally get to ride it.
The real curse is wishing you were 72 when you're 82 and feeling 100óspeaking of bridges to cross. :giggles

Although engines are just air pumps, some design principles still apply to multi-cylinder manifolds.
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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2019, 05:39:38 AM »
Maybe revisit Gryph's  idea fully cover top of carb. If while still idelling maybe you can hear where air enters. 

Exhaust blowing and Sucking or blowing?

Coolant full?
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2019, 12:11:58 PM »
Air has to be getting in somehow. Canít rev like that without lots of air and fuel. Even if Iím new to BMWs, all engines are still just air pumps with combustion.  All the same principles apply.

Exactly.

Not knowing the extent of fire damage to injectors it's hard to say, but even in normal operation o-rings can harden and leak air.
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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2019, 03:40:34 PM »
+1
You have six,  need six,  but three good might do.  Many cars have the same o rings.

Maybe bolt the fuel rail back on too so they are pressed in.
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Offline Martin

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2019, 03:48:17 PM »
+1 you need to clamp the injectors down with the fuel rail and new "O" rings to eliminate any leaks.
Regards Martin.

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Offline Sopp

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2019, 10:54:21 PM »
Do the injectors just pull out?  I didnít want to break anything so I left them in for now.  I did manage to put my back out so that ended working on it for today.  I thought vacuum would hold them in so I didnít create anything to hold them in.  That will be easy to build.

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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2019, 11:00:52 PM »
Yep,  they do.

You can get free workshop manuals from this site,  and an actual book will help too.
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Offline Sopp

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2019, 08:53:07 PM »
Pulled the injectors and replaced the o-rings today, that was all my back would let me do.  Everything looked good, nothing obvious. Put a little permeated behind the o-rings. Made a bracket to hold the injectors in place.  When doing this I noticed some ď smoke ď on the intake manifold right above the injectors.  That happened once when it backfired so there must be some sort of hole. Will dig into that tomorrow. [ Invalid Attachment ]

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Offline daveson

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Re: Bringing K75 back from the dead.
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2019, 10:53:12 PM »
The source of the smoke when it backfired was likely the injector holes since the injectors were unrestrained. It is possibly the source this time too,  if your bracket isn't pressing the injectors in with enough force.
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