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Offline SHNAPS GUY

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Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« on: March 19, 2020, 11:00:26 PM »
Hello all, thanks firstly for a ton of great info over my first year of K-bike ownership. I'm getting back into motorcycles, after about 20 years off, as a reward for getting my hip replaced at the ripe age of 40.

I grabbed my 1992 K75 RT last summer from my mechanic neighbor, whos wife was the primary rider. She'd ridden it to CA from WI and back the previous year, so I knew it was reliable; and at $800, plus another $100 for a mismatched set of Integral cases, the price was right!

The front end had a bad headlight and rusty universal turnsignals, which I replaced with a 7" "Halo" LED and cascading LED turns.



Anyway, stoked to be here on 2! Next week with a sudden lack of work to do, I'm going to be deleting the non-operative ABS system, replacing bent handlebars, re-clamping the forks so they're actually even, and doing a few clean up and brighten up projects that I've had in mind. I'm warmly remembering my old BMW forum days from mye28.com as I read the posts here, and I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you all. TIA!
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Offline billday

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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 07:14:35 AM »
Thanks for joining the conversation!
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 08:41:23 AM »
welcome!  great pic!

still have an E28?  there are a few of us on here that are old Bimmer  and Beemer owners..
Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 08:58:18 AM »
welcome!  great pic!

still have an E28?  there are a few of us on here that are old Bimmer  and Beemer owners..

Alas no. Sold "Heidi," my last 535is after 10 years and 150k+ of good times and road trips back in 2010. Also had a 535i in Zinnabar Rot, and, my first BMW; a 1985 635CSi 5 sp in Schwartz/Schwartz that had 47k on it when I bought it in '99. Too much for a college kid, but I had the coolest car on Langdon St. for a few years there....that's the only 4 wheeler out of 30 or so I regret selling.

Now I have a W211 MB E320 CDI (242k, GDE Tune, Koni Sport Adjustables) for my work car, and a '16 Focus ST (Cobb Tuned, Exhaust, Intake, Short Shift, PS4's) for weekend duty. I think the ST will be going away to make room for more 2 wheeled fun though.....I see a K1100RS in my future....
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 09:49:35 AM »
reward for getting my hip replaced at the ripe age of 40.


Ripe?  good lord, what's that make me at 67?
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 09:56:25 AM »
Ripe?  good lord, what's that make me at 67?

Vintage, like fine wine? Mellowed, like good whiskey?

Sorry, my sarcasm didn't come through that well. I thought I was pretty young to be having a hip r&r...the doc didn't seem to agree!
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2020, 10:02:52 AM »
Ripe?  good lord, what's that make me at 67?
Overripe.
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2020, 03:47:38 PM »
Sorry, my sarcasm didn't come through that well. I thought I was pretty young to be having a hip r&r...the doc didn't seem to agree!
No apology necessary, I was just thinking I'm awfully old not to have at least one artificial joint.  Laitch's response is more what's expected around here  :welcome
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 06:46:43 PM »
Yeah, some of us have twisted senses of humor on the brick.... You will get used to us...

But yes, 40 is a bit "under ripe" for a new knee...
Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2020, 07:13:24 PM »
Yeah, some of us have twisted senses of humor on the brick.... You will get used to us...

But yes, 40 is a bit "under ripe" for a new knee...

Oh, so it'll be like the old mye28.com days....perfect. I'm glad I found a group that matches my Martini-dry wit!
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2020, 08:41:37 PM »
Did you keep your thumbs out of the way when you bricked yourself? :johnny
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2020, 09:24:47 PM »
Ha my only replaced (partial) joint is my right thumb!.

ABS isn't that hard to rejuvenate and I can tell you that once it engaged once, I was glad I did so on my K75!

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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 11:15:35 AM »
But I would take that ABS stuff off your hands if you go through with it. I need them for strategic troubleshooting purposes. Welcome here.
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 12:35:54 PM »
Yeah, some of us have twisted senses of humor on the brick.... You will get used to us...

But yes, 40 is a bit "under ripe" for a new knee...

I dug up (rummaging in boxes) a matching set of Gen2 knee's, pristine, never installed. I'll look for the Iconic 22 Tibial plateau that goes with the set. PM for price/trade. Check your bursa's and proper lube, you may want these replacements.

apologies to the Mod's, as I'll switch this to Marketplace if deemed.
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 01:14:37 PM »
I dug up (rummaging in boxes) a matching set of Gen2 knee's, pristine, never installed.
Do you provide stylized monograms on those or is that up to the purchaser?
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 03:02:39 PM »
These are GPS enabled, and pre-wired by Stark Industries. Monogram would be nice, but slapping some BMW MOA stickers would look youneek on Shnaps build.
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 07:00:10 PM »
Did you keep your thumbs out of the way when you bricked yourself? :johnny

ALWAYS tuck the thumbs 112350
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 07:03:44 PM »
I dug up (rummaging in boxes) a matching set of Gen2 knee's, pristine, never installed. I'll look for the Iconic 22 Tibial plateau that goes with the set. PM for price/trade. Check your bursa's and proper lube, you may want these replacements.

apologies to the Mod's, as I'll switch this to Marketplace if deemed.

Such a deal! Luckily, my knees are still in good nick, so I'll pass for the moment....thanks anyway. Beautiful pup in your avatar!
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Re: Finally joined after bricking myself last summer
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2020, 07:16:17 PM »
But I would take that ABS stuff off your hands if you go through with it. I need them for strategic troubleshooting purposes. Welcome here.

Shoot me an email if you're still interested after this: I have no idea if the two pumps are working or not. It hasn't had an ABS brain in my stewardship, and I cut one of the connectors near the harness connection on the removal. I have both pumps and the bracket. Hard lines are cut and gone.

To those who advised keeping the ABS: it had no brain when I got it, the front has Galfer wave rotors with no ABS tooth ring or sensor. It would cost me more $$ to revive the old system and still have old lines, pads, etc. Part of my idea is an eventual 4 pot Brembo front setup, with the 15mm master cylinder off an Airhead. My change is using the non-ABS factory Y-pipe, and separate lines instead of the steel crossover line on the ABS model. I'm all for the safety of ABS, but I'd rather use the $$ to ditch some weight and setup for future performance gains. I promise when I get my 1100RS or 1200RS, I'll keep everything as our Bavarian overlords intended.
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