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Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2016, 02:01:47 AM »
Decided to make up the footpeg plate templates whilst I was doing the speedo one - so that I could get them all cut out at once and save multiple trips to the engineering guy that I use.
I got the rear set pegs from Slovakia, along with some mirrors and muffler etc. Good service and prices.
I made up a linkage from some 6mm stainless rod that I had on hand. Threaded the ends and it looks good.
The cardboard templates for the plates were placed up against a couple of loudspeaker stand spikes threaded into the mounting holes - in order to get the centres nicely located. I found this easier than measuring and re-measuring to get the centres right.
The final templates are a bit bigger than the one shown here as I decided to incorporate the rear master cylinder mounts onto the RH side one, and wanted them to match so I re-did the left hand side as well. I also increased the diameter of the cut-out for the swing arm bush to 60mm to give plenty of space on the RH side. Tip - start on the RH side, not the left as I did!
 
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  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline duckytran

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2016, 11:28:11 AM »
You mentioned in a reply to Angus M that you made a radiator overflow tank/bottle. Can you provide a pic?
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Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 05:26:08 PM »
There is a picture of it in post #4 of this thread, (it is the silver tube just below the pod filter) - and another end on pic in post #11
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1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2016, 11:49:15 PM »
Finally I have some more progress to report. Just got the seat back from the upholsterer, after a couple of months (he was busy...)
It looks really different and I think rather a good match for the purple tailpiece.
Now to get it all back together...
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2016, 11:50:45 PM »
Finally I have some more progress to report. Just got the seat back from the upholsterer, after a couple of months (he was busy...)
It looks really different and I think rather a good match for the purple tailpiece.
Now to get it all back together...
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline The Dude

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2016, 05:03:04 AM »
Wow,with colour matched stitching!Low profile,nice to flat foot the ground,hope your legs fold up well for the riding.
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  • K75s
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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 Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2016, 05:42:40 AM »
I have some cool rear sets that will certainly give a more racing stance.

Was hoping for a lower seat and easier flat footing as my wife is finding her K75S a bit too heavy, and too tall. The aim is to give her a lower seat height, and shave at least 40kg from the weighty beast.

Time will tell if my master plan works...
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline The Dude

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2016, 01:22:31 PM »
Time will tell if my master plan works...
They are awkward (heavy and tall)when foot paddling them around.
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • K75s
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 Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2016, 02:45:43 PM »
My wife can vouch for that ! She dropped her K75 3 times, always whilst almost stopped or at a standstill.

Bought her a lighter Moto Guzzi Breva 750 and she is much more confident now. Hoping she will like the cafe racer due to lighter weight, lower seat and the fact that it is purple !
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2018, 09:39:11 PM »
Finally I am getting back into this project for our winter here in NZ.
I have finished the exhaust, rear brake, gear linkages, rear sets, seat mountings, rear mudguard, rear lights and relocated the battery to a new home made battery box. I had mounted it in the rear cowl, but changes to the order in which components are fixed to the rear made it a pain to be quick to access - especially for trickle charging the battery. As this bike will be a show pony and not ridden as much as others in the fleet, I decided to re-position it. Am now working on the electrics and integrating the new combined speedo and tacho to the old BMW electrics. Thanks to RBM for all the help on that topic.
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2018, 01:13:52 AM »
Finally got to fire up the completed cafe racer project today. Bike started first time, ran smooth and sounds great. Still have a few bugs to iron out with the speedo which is reading way too fast (Chinese aftermarket digital with one of RFW boards in it) - but that should not be too much of a hassle, just a matter of changing the rear wheel circumference in the programming so that it matches real time speeds. Will post some pics when I get a chance to take some.
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  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 11:27:04 PM »
Here she is...
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  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS

Offline Quiltzig

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Re: K75S - Cafe Racer project
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2018, 11:30:17 PM »
  • Hamilton - New Zealand
  • K75S
1987 K75S - cafe racer project
2016 R9T (wifes ride)
2004 K1200RS