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Offline BZABILL1

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4yr stored k75--prob?
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:05:43 PM »
Mate has aquirred k75 stored with fuel for abt 4 yrs in temparate to hot dry area.    apart from battery, what should we look closely at to make run/ridable?   I used to have an r60/2, but this is his first bmw.  We re diy'ers from way back, but know our limits.    A competent inspection is prob a good investment.
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Offline Stumpy

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 12:20:31 AM »
Drain the tank and check for corrosion. Look at the fuel pump and it’s mountings, they tend to rot, I would replace them.
Clean out the fuel rail.

Check the condition of the wiring, plugs and the regulator / rectifier.
Most problems with the K’s is the electrics, the wiring is getting old and brittle.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 12:49:06 AM »
. . . apart from battery, what should we look closely at to make run/ridable?   
As an addendum to Stumpy's astute list:
  • the fuel hoses within the tank should be replaced
  • the fuel filter should be replaced
  • the breather hose from the crankcase to the air box should be inspected for cracks or replaced outright
  • the spark plugs should be replaced with ones that have had the gaps checked
  • the vacuum caps on the throttle bodies should be inspected and replaced if necessary
  • the air filter should be removed, tamped on the floor to remove dirt then reinstalled
  • the muffler should be checked for obstruction by rodents, wasps or stashed contraband.
Before trying to start it, the spark plug of each cylinder should be removed and the cylinder sprayed with fogging oil to help seal the rings in a bid to increase compression and aid starting. Maybe you won't need to clean all the the electrical connectors—including the four-pin fuel pump connector, the electronic ignition control unit connector, and the fuel injection control unit connector—but you should. :-) After that, it's good to go, maybe. Before you roll off on the vision quest, check the valve clearances, balance the throttle bodies and replace the tires.

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Offline BZABILL1

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 03:11:24 AM »
tks.  that starts us off.  btw, fuel pump-repair/flushable if fuel gone jelly?
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Offline Laitch

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 07:57:11 AM »
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 09:09:32 AM »
tks.  that starts us off.  btw, fuel pump-repair/flushable if fuel gone jelly?

Soak fuel pump in kerosene, mineral spirits or comparable
With some test leads reverse polarity to the pump will expel any crud
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Offline Martin

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 02:03:17 PM »
If left for too long pumps can suffer from corrosion internally. And it  has been reported that the seals can dry out, and while the pump may run the pressure will be too low.
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Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2019, 08:28:32 PM »
Not to forget:

Oil/Filter
Brake Fluid flush
Coolant flush / refresh
Transmission Fluid
Final Drive Fluid
Driveshaft Spline Lube

None of these things takes too long. All together took me about two days as a DIY'er
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: 4yr stored k75--prob?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 08:11:47 AM »
Don't be surprised if the rear master cylinder is whack.
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