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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2016, 08:47:11 PM »
Ok. I don't know why the pics are coming up sideways, my apologies....!!!!
Try removing the old ones, reorienting new copies and then posting them again.
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2016, 10:00:48 AM »
Try removing the old ones, reorienting new copies and then posting them again.

I have tried all 4 orientations and still flippin sideways......Arrrgggghhhh....!!1
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2016, 10:06:51 AM »
I have tried all 4 orientations and still flippin sideways......Arrrgggghhhh....!!1
Well, if you're cursed, MEZ, it's a minor one. Please continue posting photos to this informative thread. I'm building a vertical lazy-susan for my monitor to accommodate.
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2016, 11:26:03 PM »
Still at it...!!!!
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2016, 11:31:13 PM »
What are we looking at here, MEZ? The first one might be equipment from a fish hatchery.
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2016, 11:56:14 PM »
Haha..!!! Good observation, sideways AGAIN but what we are looking at is the almost finished auxiliary fuel pod combined electrics box. The conversion from Canbus system '08 GS techno mumbo jumbo to 27year old 'K' electrics meant relay intervention. also in the 'E' box is the variable heat control system for the heated grips and clothing sockets, two remote dashpots sit above the clcks via another auxiliary pod tforon the go ease of access. three 12v power supplies and splitters are in the 'E' box aswell supplying most of the extra gismo's, LED lighting etc etc. The design of the frame tank and front end didn't lend itself to giving a natural place for any extra electrical components so 'Hey Presto' the 'E' box was born...!!!
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2016, 12:06:17 AM »
Front end....   Seems whatever I do to the original picture it still goes sideways on me. I believe it's an iPhone thing and whatever or whichever way round you have the phone at the time of taking the shot it stays indemic or loyal to that format maybiz....... I just don't friggin well know....!!






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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2016, 09:23:42 AM »
Front end....   Seems whatever I do to the original picture it still goes sideways on me. I believe it's an iPhone thing
Your images are not only skewed, MAZ, but are also too darn big. This last one is nominally 45" wide. That size unecessarily takes up server space here. They should be 8" wide or so. That would help them download quicker on everybody's computer., too. Try this app.
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2016, 09:35:06 AM »
Rotated and scaled to 640x480 in GIMP.  Took maybe 3 minutes to download, fix and re-upload. https://www.gimp.org/
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2016, 11:25:58 AM »
Rotated and scaled to 640x480 in GIMP.  Took maybe 3 minutes to download, fix and re-upload. https://www.gimp.org/


Nice one bud I'll try that link for sure.....
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2016, 01:21:17 PM »
It's looking good and coming along.

How much does it weigh and how much suspension travel is available?
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2016, 04:12:34 PM »
It's looking good and coming along.

How much does it weigh and how much suspension travel is available?


Ive had the front and rear suspension programed for a final laden weight the same as my GS with Alf Hagon to the rear and G-force up front, plenty of travel, the one area I have little knowledge about is suspension so I didn't skimp on money or seeking the best resolve....
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2016, 01:40:57 AM »
I'm curious about the front end...what forks, triple trees, wheel, brakes, etc., are you using? 
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2016, 12:28:01 PM »
Front end..?? headstock has been extended to accept Apprillia Caponord 50mm yolks. Stanchions are KTM 50mm 'extreme's with uprated springs. The wheel is ktm hub, bespoke rim 2.5" and 4mm stainless spokes. Calipar situation isn't fully resolved yet, the braking isn't up to scratch so going to try a four pot or six pot. One-off fork brace CNC'd from 6061 T6.
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2016, 04:24:56 PM »
MEZ, thanks for the info.  I suspected that you were doing something highly custom.  Really like your project. 

I'm in the "thinking about it/looking for a donor bike" stage of maybe doing a lighter-duty/less radical version of something like your bike, i.e., mostly really a gravel runner/light duty off-roader.  I don't have nearly your skills, so was looking for something a bit more bolt-on for a front end.

Poking around on-line it looks like some of the R80GS and R100GS guys are putting Suzuki DRZ400 front ends on those bikes and that the trees/yolks are compatible with those airheads (with maybe the addition of a couple of washers).  I think that the K75/100 forks and trees fit those airheads also.  So, I was thinking  a DRZ front end would fit a K75/K100.  It seems very likely that this would require a spring upgrade, though I did see at least one airhead guy say he was happy with stock springs.  Was wondering if you (or anyone else reading this) looked into this at all for the K? 
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2016, 12:16:58 PM »
Hello again, re-front end, just about any set of forks can be grafted onto any bike, the main issues are 'offset' , stem length and bearing size. The K75 frame wouldn't entertain the KTM triple clampers I had because they were pure offroad yokes which inherently don't require as much offset and consequently there was zero turning lock almost. If you have a good fabrication guy in mind then you can use a stem from a different bike which will give the length and mate it to a set of yokes which offer sufficient turning angle. Are you going with a 21" front wheel ???
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2016, 07:51:58 PM »
MEZ, thanks for the thoughts and comments.  I think you might be giving me too much credit!  I'm thinking about bolt-on with minor modifications like swapping bearings, adding spacers, etc.  The type of fabrication you are doing is (way) beyond my skill set and I don't know of any fabrication guys off hand that could do it.  In terms of offset, wheel size, etc., I'm approaching it from the other direction, that is, see what's reasonably available and within my skill set to do, and then see if it's still a worthwhile project.  Definitely not as exciting as what you are doing.  For now I may just have to live vicariously though your build thread.  Thanks again!
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2017, 02:21:01 PM »
Been busy this last week.....!!!
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2018, 09:56:41 AM »
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2018, 11:35:02 AM »
Looks great. As a fellow dirt rider, weight is definitely a factor.


 As long as your not doing too much vertical, it should be bomb-proof. I could not fathom doing any "elevated trials type," maneuvers.

Looks like fun! :kato :kato :kato
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2018, 11:52:18 AM »
Looks great. As a fellow dirt rider, weight is definitely a factor.


 As long as your not doing too much vertical, it should be bomb-proof. I could not fathom doing any "elevated trials type," maneuvers.



For 'offroad' I have my trusty little Honda, this bike has been designed for comfort and function, I hope to do forest roads, some loose stuff and the occasional riverside camp spot type of terrain bur defo not offroading, I weighed all the bike parts when stripping down and was surprised at the outcome, 290 kg all in, acceptable when you consider all the craftmanship gone into the build...
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2018, 01:03:59 PM »
Aluminium is fragile in comparison and the gauge tube were using is obviously not as light as alloy but the 'out in the field' advantages of steel out weigh the weight issue.

Really interesting and unique solutions to actual riding issues, Kudu's! I've always wondered about use of splined steel tubing or butted tubes for use on a motorcycle frame, like SLX, etc. Might end up being cost prohibitive, but just think of the weight/strength advantage.
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2019, 08:27:45 PM »
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Sorry again gents, can someone refresh me on 3rd party hosting for pics and avoidance of this sideways effect please...????
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Re: K75gsa RTW Special
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2019, 08:57:42 PM »
Sorry again gents, can someone refresh me on 3rd party hosting for pics and avoidance of this sideways effect please...????
Go to the Photo Guidance instructions on site and follow them to start your own gallery here. Before you post the photo, there is an option to rotate the photo; just set the number of degrees to rotate it in the appropriate box. 90º or 180º should work for most pics but the entire degree scale is available.

Once you have a gallery here, you can post photos from it to any website by copying and pasting the photo's URL.
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