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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #100 on: August 27, 2018, 08:37:29 AM »
The centerstand is already gone.
Will check this week if I will swap it to the other side.

Thanks for the suggestion  :clap:
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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #101 on: August 31, 2018, 08:18:46 AM »
Hi All,

Here is an update on the bike.
- Frame painted (again hahaha)
- Engine painted
- Cable harnas made ready
- Frame mounted on the engine, cardan and driveshaft checked and re-lubed.
- Gearbox and engine oil flushed and renewed.
- Wheels mounted
- Rear shock mounted
- Made a tray under the tank to fit all the relays in. (picture will follow)


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Offline Skunky

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog - * UPDATE *
« Reply #102 on: August 31, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
Hi,

I don't pretend to be a structural engineer. But that seems a long way without cross frame support. Considering the original frame was hooped with two other welded cross members under the seat. Could be a bit twisty on the bends. Especially with the rear suspension on one side of the frame.


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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog - * UPDATE *
« Reply #103 on: August 31, 2018, 06:11:44 PM »
Hi,

I don't pretend to be a structural engineer. But that seems a long way without cross frame support. Considering the original frame was hooped with two other welded cross members under the seat. Could be a bit twisty on the bends. Especially with the rear suspension on one side of the frame.


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Have you seen the new design of the bike?
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Offline Skunky

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog - * UPDATE *
« Reply #104 on: August 31, 2018, 11:38:59 PM »
Have you seen the new design of the bike?

YES!
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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #105 on: September 09, 2018, 06:23:31 AM »
Getting closer to the DGR and nearly finished the bike.

Got the harnass in place and still need to rewire the batt since the new location request longer cables.
Made the mounts on the rearframe for the seat and also started the leather for the seat.

All fluids are refreshed, relays are in a box under the tank, airflowsensor relocated and the exhaust is done.
First kick and run was a huge succes. Just one click, no choke and running as a BMM K !!!

Complete rear is finished now, rear sets work, rearbrake, seat mounting, licenceplate location and rear/brakelight.

Front is nearly done, headlight is in place, fork rebuild and now awaiting the new brakelines to arrive and being installed.

Took some pictures during the process, see below the result.
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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2018, 05:25:59 AM »
Only a few things left to do.
Licenceplate light
Seat
Install the batt

Ready for DGR 2018
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Offline billday

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2018, 08:52:45 AM »
Huge change on the steering geometry up front . . . looks a little scary . . .
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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2018, 09:38:01 AM »
I droped the fronkt for 5cms, another build from close to me did the same.
Drove the bike and the handling was still very nice, the corners are a bit wider now, still a nice handling and control on the bike.

If afterwards the handling isnt so nice, just lift the front up and where good to go.
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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #109 on: August 04, 2019, 01:23:17 PM »
greetings...

this page of this thread has an attachment error... its f-ing up things when visitors are hitting it...

its gotta go...

butts lotts of info on this page... dont wanna whack the thread... so gonna whack attachments...

more on this later...

j o

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Offline NickHeijman

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2019, 12:43:00 PM »
Bike is finished in the meantime and will update this post soonest with all i've done.

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Offline Skunky

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog [Finished]
« Reply #111 on: October 29, 2019, 12:39:30 AM »
Looks great. Not sure about the three cup holders I think your drinks will spill on a left hander. Like the suspension set up though. How does it handle.
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Offline Zfoster8

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog [Finished]
« Reply #112 on: November 07, 2019, 07:34:48 PM »
Gorgeous cafe.

I just picked up an '87 K75s for dirt cheap and I have been toying with the idea of hacking it since it hasn't cost me much so far. This is an awesome example.
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Offline billday

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog [Finished]
« Reply #113 on: November 07, 2019, 08:54:01 PM »
Looks great. Not sure about the three cup holders I think your drinks will spill on a left hander. Like the suspension set up though. How does it handle.

Thought those were ashtrays.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: K75S caferacer project - Hedgehog [Finished]
« Reply #114 on: November 07, 2019, 10:02:38 PM »
Thought those were ashtrays.

I think they're cupholders. 

They're not in a really convenient place, though, and at that angle the coffee will probably spill out, especially on left turns.   On the other hand, they are a brilliant use of the heat coming off the engine to keep the rider's coffee piping hot during long rides.  By having three, at least one can hold a muffin to go with the coffee.  The third could make a baked potato for a dumpster side lunch.

I have to give kudos to the builder for finding such a creative way to replace at least some of the lost storage.
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