Author Topic: ***FINISHED***: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild  (Read 27898 times)

Offline TrueAce

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2016, 10:49:42 PM »
No spray booth, but a space suit??!! :dunno2:
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Offline jay1622

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Re: Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2016, 11:41:24 AM »
Finished the tank this morning along with half of the plastics. Looks amazing. That harbor freight gun is no joke with a little TLC.
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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 #52 on: September 04, 2016, 12:17:54 PM »
No spray booth, but a space suit??!! :dunno2:

Perfect humidity, early-morning moisture, no bugs and everything got sprayed down with the hose anyway. Oh, zero wind also. I can always sand out the trash... Sanding out my lungs is a different story.  :nono
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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: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2016, 12:23:17 AM »
Just got back from the initial test ride. I'd say we are done. I'm waiting for my new plugs... At that point I'll do my final TB sync and then adjust my timing; looking to set everything to factory. No leaks, drips, dings, bangs, stinks or hisses!

To those of you who've helped...

Thank you!

I'll submit better pics this weekend, but until then, here she is!
  • 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: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2016, 12:38:22 AM »
 :2thumbup: :2thumbup: :2thumbup:Looks as good as new well done, give your son a pat on the back. What's the next project??
Regards Martin
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Offline Scud

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2016, 01:25:56 AM »
Beautiful work. Maybe you and your son could enter the bike in a show?
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Offline Dennis de Vries

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2016, 02:16:12 AM »
That turned out beautiful! Seeing as you've got a recent RT boxer as well, what will be the bike of choice now? Does it give the younger bike a run for its money?

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Offline mlytle

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2016, 05:45:40 AM »
Nice!  Wish more folks would restore them like that instead of hacking them up.
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  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
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Offline Brad-Man

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2016, 08:01:53 AM »
Beautiful!

I have never sprayed paint from a gun before but have a Dura-block gun and just might try to do a job on all the bits on my bike.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2016, 08:10:45 AM »
This is an inspiring and well-documented restoration. Thanks, jay! :clap:
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Offline TrueAce

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2016, 09:17:47 AM »
You and done a first-class job, very thorough. And excellent documentation. Congratulations.
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2016, 10:05:49 AM »
Very impressive work. It inspires me for my upcoming K100RS restore.  Congratulations to you both, if mine turns out half as good I will be very happy.
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Offline jay1622

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2016, 11:34:14 AM »
All right everyone! Here are the photos. Introducing, my brand-new 28-year-old motorcycle...

Thank you so much for all of your kind words. I know I am not the first, and won't be the last to do something like this, but to say this didn't take some serious patience and perseverance would be an understatement. Best of all, my son learned quite a bit and we will have this to look back on.

Cheers my Brick brethren!
  • 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 mw074

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2016, 11:42:41 AM »
Nice work. Beautiful.
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Offline jaxon

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2016, 05:05:51 PM »
Beautiful work. Great job. The real value is your son gained experience money can't buy. The best gift of all.
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Offline mlytle

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2016, 08:07:24 PM »
wow!  that last round of pics are awesome!!!  really highlight the work you two accomplished!
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
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Offline jakgieger

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2016, 08:15:02 PM »
beauty beyond words :bmwsmile
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Offline Elipten

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2016, 12:16:39 AM »
Fantastic job!  You and your son should be very proud of yourselves. 
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Offline jay1622

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2016, 09:32:21 PM »
Again... Thank you very much for the kind words gents. As for what the next project is? Saving some $$$. Seriously.

I'm switching the side case outers out for new ones, so that will take care of those scratched up things. Any Ideas as to how I can get that burn/stain off the silencer?
  • 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 jaxon

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2016, 09:36:54 PM »
I'd leave the stain on it. It doesn't take anything from an already stellar refurb. It'll pop back up later. I used Simichrome in the past. You'll  be rubbing that in forever.
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Offline duckhawk

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2016, 09:50:20 PM »
T'is a work of art and love. :clap:
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2016, 11:13:39 PM »
I'm switching the side case outers out for new ones, so that will take care of those scratched up things.

How bad are they scratched?  I have restored four side cases now, including one that had a 2" hole in the top front corner.  A tube of spot putty and a can of high build primer followed by some Rustoleum satin black will have them looking like new for a LOT less.  I figure a couple hours with some 600 wet or dry and another shot of satin black every couple years will keep them looking good for as long as I'll own them.
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Offline The Dude

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2016, 12:12:25 AM »
Awsome documentation to the finish.Thanks Jay and son,there's hope for mine yet.
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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2016, 02:55:09 AM »
Side case restoration, wet and dry then cutting compound then plastic polish. I use a electric buff for the last two stages. Holes and cracks can be plastic welded.
Regards Martin.
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Offline jay1622

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Re: ***Finished*** Father & Son 1988 K75S Rebuild
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2016, 03:25:53 PM »
I was treated to two brand-new side case outers (labeled in their boxes) for a song of a deal. I just got the OE reflectors and badges. The lock stops need to be swapped and I'll be in good shape there. It's just that darn exhaust. I want that stain gone. Never Dull? Nope. Blue Magic? Nope. Flitz? Nope. Haven't done the semichrome route. Hmm.
  • 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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