Author Topic: NE WA Wandering  (Read 6734 times)

Offline Texer

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2019, 11:32:13 AM »
Thank you Laitch, that is super. I just read through the Timís post and saved the images for reference. I am happy to see that the original mounting plates on the frame can be used.  I was concerned that I would need to mount new tabs on to the frame to receive the modified touratech rack pieces.  Now I can see that it appears that I could copy the hepco becker frame struts and mounting fairly closely.  Here is a pic of the cans on my 75/5 Swb from the earlier
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Offline volador

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2019, 11:39:34 AM »
Not thread jacking but have been looking at the Hepco Becker racks option.

reading through that thread it appears that Tim purchased the wrong Hepco Becker rack for the k75

He purchased  Hepco-Becker 650.610 00 01 which is for the later then 1990 K100
That rear view of the moto looks like that rack is too wide for the K75

Complete Rack - BMW K75 C/S / K100 RT / RS up to 89'
Item Id: 650.603 00 01

Complete Rack - BMW K75 S / RT from 90'
Item Id: 650.615 00 01
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2019, 11:42:09 AM »
Tim no longer stops here.  His K75 got to the end of the valve adjustments without pulling the head and taking it to a machine shop.  Rather than go that route, he got himself a KLR650 and hasn't looked back.

I got to ride with him for a few days down in the desert of SW Utah and NE Arizona.  Really nice guy and a fantastic photograper.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2019, 01:17:25 PM »
Rather than go that route, he got himself a KLR650 and hasn't looked back.
The story actually involves a quasi-shotgun marriage with a Versys. This is the story. He looked back at least once after about a year. :-)
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2019, 01:35:13 PM »
I apologize profoundly for not having seen that thread and posting based on my recollection of some conversations I had with Tim where he expressed an interest in a Kawasaki KLR.

I suppose I need to get a sharp knife from the kitchen and go out in the back yard and self-disembowel myself for this unforgivable error of memory.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue, '89 K100RS Special edition White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too
'89 K100RS SE

Offline Laitch

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2019, 01:42:02 PM »
I suppose I need to get a sharp knife from the kitchen and go out in the back yard and self-disembowel myself for this unforgivable error of memory.
Please post it on YouTube, before you lose consciousness. :-)
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
https://tinyurl.com/RillRider

Offline volador

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2019, 04:56:05 PM »
I suppose I need to get a sharp knife from the kitchen and go out in the back yard and self-disembowel myself for this unforgivable error of memory.

Please post it on YouTube, before you lose consciousness. :-)

Or you could stream live on Facebook or Instagram or SnapChat or WhatsApp
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Offline Martin

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Re: NE WA Wandering
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2019, 05:15:07 PM »
A blunt knife will prolong your remorse. Just trying to be helpful.
Regards Martin.
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