Author Topic: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild  (Read 26171 times)

Online Martin

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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2017, 02:54:19 PM »

 Looks and sounds great now what do you think of the way it handles? Apparently if you have enough guts and good tyres you can scrape the tragkorbs ( I don't). Although I think Tim got very close to scraping his crash bars.
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2017, 09:57:32 PM »
Hey there Martin! The ride was great, and the handling was much much better than I was expecting. Around my third time up, I let the tank remain low, I shed the side-bags, and I adjusted the tire pressure; the ride up to that point had sent the pressure up quite a few pounds. I lost traction on the rear wheel only a few times; most of which was induced by hard acceleration coming out of really steep turns. If I was a professional, I would say I drifted. Alas, I am not, so the best I can claim is that I saved myself from low-siding more times than I care to admit to.  :yow  I scraped the pegs on a few controlled curves under moderate power and compressed suspension, which resulted from this one section aptly named, "Gravity Cavity."
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Offline trek97

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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2017, 11:34:49 PM »
Bud the bike is an Awesome example.  The vid gives me confidence also. 
Taking my 87 K75 down to Red River Gorge an hour east of Lexington Kentucky.  For a 4 day weekend of riding.
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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #103 on: April 19, 2017, 06:13:25 AM »
There ain't no darn rattle!!!  :hehehe
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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #104 on: April 24, 2017, 08:35:58 PM »
Bud the bike is an Awesome example.  The vid gives me confidence also. 
Taking my 87 K75 down to Red River Gorge an hour east of Lexington Kentucky.  For a 4 day weekend of riding.


Thanks for the nod! Just let her rev... It took me the better part of four months getting used to the high rev-line while on the highway, but all it does is smooth-out and go. Enjoy the ride!!!
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  • Previous: 1986 K75S, 1977 R75/7, 1999 R1200C, 2003 R1150GS, 2001 F650GS, 2005 R1200RT... Current: 2005 R1200RT and my Brick, a 1988 K75S

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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #105 on: April 24, 2017, 10:00:07 PM »
Although I think Tim got very close to scraping his crash bars.
His left toes would have been first.   :johnny
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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2017, 02:10:24 PM »
I took advantage of one of those roadside photographers from the Dragon and purchased one of their pics... This photo represents the culmination of one heck of a project. When I started this project, as many of you well know, I just wanted to teach my son how an engine works; nothing more, and nothing less. I told him early on my final goal would be to take the final product on a "Celebration" ride along The Dragon. And now my friends...  I can say, she's finished!!!
  • Charlotte
  • Previous: 1986 K75S, 1977 R75/7, 1999 R1200C, 2003 R1150GS, 2001 F650GS, 2005 R1200RT... Current: 2005 R1200RT and my Brick, a 1988 K75S

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2017, 03:12:19 PM »
Sounds like it's time to strip it down and make a cappuccino racer out of it now.
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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2017, 05:08:34 PM »
Sounds like it's time to strip it down and make a cappuccino racer out of it now.


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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2017, 05:41:11 PM »

You might want to look at paint protection for the belly pan. Clear Plasti dip or clear vinyl wrap. Because mine is black at Gryphs suggestion I used Rustoleum bed liner.
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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2017, 08:00:04 PM »
Gryph,
  No Sir, with a side of fat-chance!  :nono




Martin,


  I've got enough touch-up paint to hold me over for now. Reading your post; however, reminds me of this clear barrier wrap 3M makes where you cut it to size and apply it with heat. Now, there's a thought.
  • Charlotte
  • Previous: 1986 K75S, 1977 R75/7, 1999 R1200C, 2003 R1150GS, 2001 F650GS, 2005 R1200RT... Current: 2005 R1200RT and my Brick, a 1988 K75S

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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2017, 09:16:13 PM »
I took advantage one of those roadside photographers from the Dragon and purchased one of their pics... This photo represents the culmination of one heck of a project. When I started this project, as many of you well know, I just wanted to teach my son how an engine works; nothing more, and nothing less. I told him early on my final goal would be to take the final product on a "Celebration" ride along The Dragon. And now my friends...  I can say, she's finished!!!
Yes!!!   Another K75S on the Dragon.
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Re: Brief Clip Added/Tail of the Dragon: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2017, 09:36:06 PM »
And now my friends...  I can say, she's finished!!!
:clap: I'm sure this project your son and you have completed is an inspiration for many who have tracked it.
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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #113 on: April 26, 2017, 10:52:30 PM »
When I inquired at the local collision shop who does my clearcoating about protective film the owner sent me to the local sign shop for the clear vinyl that signmakers use to protect sign artwork.  It's the stuff he uses and it's easy to apply, easy to remove if you want to replace it, and I got a piece off the end of a roll about 2ft x 3ft for FREE!!!
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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2017, 09:32:07 PM »
Ya'll are gonna give me a load of crap for sure, but she's up for sale. A little over $7k invested. A c-list link will be posted in the for sale section if any of ya are interested.
  • Charlotte
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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #115 on: July 06, 2017, 01:53:27 AM »
C
A little over $7k invested. A c-list link will be posted in the for sale section if any of ya are interested.
I hope she goes to a deserving owner...Anyway,the main investment value you both put in to this project will always remain with you.
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Re: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #116 on: July 06, 2017, 10:38:40 AM »
Great project with your son


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