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Offline volador

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Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« on: May 30, 2019, 12:08:30 PM »
Check out the under bar mirrors. Neat!

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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 12:33:01 PM »
Those mirrors are very common in Australia (Southern Hemisphere part 112-3764-09562).
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 12:41:23 PM »
Looks like stock mirrors mounted upside down.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 01:04:51 PM »
Down under custom glass. "Objects in mirror are....?"
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 01:32:07 PM »
"Pristine" he says in the ad. Thing looks unridable.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 02:13:32 PM »
Down under custom glass. "Objects in mirror are....?"
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 07:06:41 PM »
Pristine?   I don’t think the words “pristine” and “custom” go together.   Let me check ol’ Webby:


pristine
adjective
pris·​tine | \ ˈpri-ˌstēn  , pri-ˈstēn, especially British ˈpri-ˌstīn\
Definition of pristine
1 : belonging to the earliest period or state : ORIGINAL
the hypothetical pristine lunar atmosphere


Huh.  Well, lookie there.  So, another way of saying that might be “definitely not custom”.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 07:25:42 PM »
"Pristine" he says in the ad. Thing looks unridable.

Oh and also, "pristine" doesn't mean what he thinks it means.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 11:42:00 PM »
What happens with the mirrors on full lock???? :dunno
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2019, 06:46:19 AM »
What happens with the mirrors on full lock???? :dunno
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2019, 08:44:49 AM »
it never rains in Chicago, so no need for a front fender.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2019, 04:57:39 PM »
I have to admit that I'm surprised to see such interest in cafe style K bikes. Is it a "look at me I'm really different" type of thinking? There's so many other bikes that pull off a cafe style better, more plentiful and cheaper.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2019, 05:33:01 PM »
Is it a "look at me I'm really different" type of thinking?
It's a "I want to be different just like you" type of thinking.
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2019, 01:59:11 AM »
Pristine?   I don’t think the words “pristine” and “custom” go together.   Let me check ol’ Webby:

Oh and also, "pristine" doesn't mean what he thinks it means.

Geez, you English majors are a tough crowd
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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2019, 06:20:35 AM »
I have to admit that I'm surprised to see such interest in cafe style K bikes. Is it a "look at me I'm really different" type of thinking? There's so many other bikes that pull off a cafe style better, more plentiful and cheaper.

I have to disagree. When a custom or café K bike is done properly it can look great and there are plenty of builds here to support that (there are also some monsters lol). But it has to be planned and finished to count as customised. Taking the side panels off and changing the speedo and headlight isn't a café. Having said that at $900 for a 17000 mile k75 seems a bargain. Especially as it could be either customised properly or put back to stock at a fairly low cost.
What does seem wrong is when some of the rarer K Bikes are cut up. It only de-values them.

At the end of the day it means less K bikes are getting scrapped meaning that manufacturers will continue to make parts for both stock and custom owners.

My build was an unloved LT and now it's loved again and in use. Where's the harm in that.

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Re: Chicago 1995 BMW K75S Custom
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2019, 09:23:16 AM »
Having said that at $900 for a 17000 mile k75 seems a bargain.
My build was an unloved LT and now it's loved again and in use. Where's the harm in that.
It does seem a bargain for low mileage parts, especially for good drivelines, fuel tanks and engines.

There is zero harm in how you remodeled your moto, Skunky. It is well done, attractive and practical. It's a far cry from a posermoto, although DJ's is also a far cry, too but he poses with it anyway. :giggles

Customization and the shedding of parts is the law of the jungle made industrial—some must be eaten so that others may live. :oldguy:

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