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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2016, 01:00:02 PM »
Wax & grease stripped, and now scuffing.

 There is certainly a reason the stuff was left for last!
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Offline Elipten

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2016, 05:32:49 PM »
Most impressive participation and work ethic of your son. 
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Offline riots100

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2016, 06:01:06 PM »
Most impressive participation and work ethic of your son.

I agree, the restoration of the bike is the 2nd most impressive thing about this thread.
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2016, 12:12:49 AM »
Reminds me of my boys when they were young.... "Dad, can I quit now? I'm tired of working on your stupid motorcycle!"
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2016, 01:22:56 PM »
Reminds me of my boys when they were young.... "Dad, can I quit now? I'm tired of working on your stupid motorcycle!"

Thank you very much for the positive comments guys!

He hasn't said that yet, but I would be lying if I didn't say I have been watching him to make sure he wasn't getting bored with it. Six hours in the garage the other day and not a hint of boredom.
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Offline Martin

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2016, 01:51:54 PM »
 :clap: Good on you Jay, you are teaching him  skills that will serve him the rest of his life. He is still young but does he have any idea what he wants to do in life.
Congratulations Martin.
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2016, 02:35:03 PM »
My boys would get bored, but giving them a break would always get them interested again. Now is his reward to.own the bike at 17?
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2016, 02:46:17 PM »
:clap: Good on you Jay, you are teaching him  skills that will serve him the rest of his life. He is still young but does he have any idea what he wants to do in life.
Congratulations Martin.

He's a rising ninth-grader and starts the week after next. He loves the mechanical aspects of things, but he digs the computer aspects as well. He just finished a year-long java coding program for youths, which he enjoyed; he was able to create mods for a video game he plays online... Go figure. Based on his input, we are pursuing a program here in our area called Apprenticeship 2000. It is a 501c3 program that awards AAS degrees out of high school with leans toward CNC machinists, tool & die making, electronics tecs and other stuff. The very-loosely planned idea is for him to finish his 4-year while he establishes himself at his trade, and then explore military options or steam-based turbine applications (coal, nuclear and so on). That's what he said yesterday, and it really hasn't changed much in the last year or so. We shall see! Thanks for asking; it's a great question, and one we explore monthly here at home.

http://apprenticeship2000.com/zwp/

http://www.youthdigital.com/
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Offline The Dude

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2016, 04:31:13 PM »
Good on ya for providing the right environment.
The real skill to be acquired is in fact the tenacity to see things through.The other skills are just the carriers for that.
All the best.
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Moto guzzi 850 III .1983 from,almost, new.
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2016, 05:59:38 PM »
Very impressive, detailed plan! Outstanding at his age...........(think I wanted to be a race car driver).
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Offline Elipten

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2016, 11:25:21 PM »
Good lord my son is the same age and he would not know about those jobs or the computer programming.
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2016, 10:51:16 PM »
Hit everything with a wet 400 today. Hoping to catch what I missed and the tighter spots tomorrow. Might just get to the filler too.
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Offline The Dude

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2016, 12:20:47 AM »
Fantastic,you're so close to the finnish line,now.No mention of what color your going for.Red,again? :popcorm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
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Current.
TR6R 1973 from new.
Moto guzzi 850 III .1983 from,almost, new.
K75S 1986 from new.vin-0103141
On my second millionth km.give or take a hundred k Kay's.
"The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there."
All the best!

Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2016, 09:18:50 AM »
We have probably gone back and forth well over a dozen times now regarding the color. From the start of the project, the idea was to keep the bike as close to OEM and original as possible. As such, we will be sticking with the factory red and putting a nice coat of clear over it.

In the meantime, I had every intention of getting to more sanding and filling today; however, life does happen and it just ain't going to happen. Next week perhaps?  :dunno2:
  • 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 mlytle

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2016, 11:33:03 AM »
and then explore military options .


I am totally biased as I have served for 35+ years and counting, but...if I was to start over, i would do it again!

www.gocoastguard.com
http://uscga.edu/


keep the best Military Service in mind for him!

:-)

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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2016, 09:50:53 PM »
Organized, cleaned and tested the painting stuff. Closer and closer by the day!
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2016, 07:57:24 PM »
Boy, I sure hope that isn't a Harbor Freight gun.
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2016, 08:33:31 PM »
Actually, it is. I have already torn through it and rebuilt it my way. I cleaned it where it needed it and removed all of the residual glue and thread dope they use to assemble it. Much better now.
  • 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 TrueAce

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2016, 08:52:10 PM »
That's intense.
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2016, 10:04:03 PM »
Got the plastics rack done.
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2016, 10:07:54 PM »
Wow! Impressive paint rack! I think that detailed attention you first displayed with the parts purchase at the beginning and the meticulous attention through the build are how you approach everything! Good job!
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2016, 10:59:39 AM »
Wow! that is one heck of a rack.  Will have to copy it for my K75RT paint project this winter.

Can you start a thread on tuning those Harbor Freight guns?   I would really like to find out how to make one shoot paint properly.  I've had two over the years, and both of them leaked all over and never atomized the paint properly.
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'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2016, 11:56:37 AM »
Wow! that is one heck of a rack.  Will have to copy it for my K75RT paint project this winter.

Can you start a thread on tuning those Harbor Freight guns?   I would really like to find out how to make one shoot paint properly.  I've had two over the years, and both of them leaked all over and never atomized the paint properly.

If you can stomach this guy's lack of focus and mono-toned/slooow explanation, he's actually spot-on. Remember, different paints call for different nozzles. If your's is a 1.4 you may need to add more reducer. And, your mixing & straining it, right? Those o-rings are crap where the bucket meets the gun, so don't be afraid to go the Teflon tape route. Temperature and humidity can be a huge factor as well in spray quality.

I know it appears to be over kill, but I run two in-line filters and driers before the gun. The gun has the ball-filter and it's own regulator as well. The supply regulators are known to develop trash, so increase and decrease the supply's regulator with an open line before you connect it to anything; this will break-free any debris in the supple regulator.

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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

Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2016, 11:58:38 AM »
Wow! Impressive paint rack! I think that detailed attention you first displayed with the parts purchase at the beginning and the meticulous attention through the build are how you approach everything! Good job!

Thank you Sir. I don't know ya, but that means a lot.  :2thumbup:
  • 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 jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2016, 10:30:00 PM »
One day behind thanks to weather, but today was very productive. Primed, dusted with guide coat, sanded (AGAIN!!!), and sealed. One last final sanding of everything tomorrow, and then base and clear!
  • 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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