Author Topic: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride  (Read 2594 times)

Offline Chaos

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 11:46:29 PM »
 :clap: I'd go the raked out forks and apehangers route
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 12:10:34 AM »
Tim,  If you need a cylinder head, I have one here on an engine I will probably never use.  I need to make sure it's ok, but it's yours if you pay the shipping. 

If you're interested I can pull it off and get the specifics to you.
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  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
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Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'92 K100RS "Moby Brick"

Past:
'82 Honda FT500, '80 Honda XR185, '78 Honda XL125, '76 Honda XL125, '74 Honda XL125, '71 Ossa Pioneer, '68 Kawasaki 175

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 08:45:52 AM »
Martin, assuming you mean "joking" about chopping off the panniers?

The Versys is better suited to the kind of extended loaded touring I like to do, with off-road maneuverability and luggage capacity. The K75 will be perfect for sport-commuting and riding around Mt Rainier and the Olympic Peninsula.
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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 08:53:14 AM »
Tim,  If you need a cylinder head, I have one here on an engine I will probably never use.  I need to make sure it's ok, but it's yours if you pay the shipping. 
If you're interested I can pull it off and get the specifics to you.

Thanks!  :2thumbup:  If I tackle that job it won't be until the end of the year, so lets talk later.
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1991 K75 (170k miles)
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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2017, 10:36:53 AM »
Keep me posted.  In the meantime I'll start pulling the head and getting some measurements.  Will post you with clearances and shim sizes after Labor day.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
"Dohn f wit me, honkey, cuz I dindu nuffin'"

Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'92 K100RS "Moby Brick"

Past:
'82 Honda FT500, '80 Honda XR185, '78 Honda XL125, '76 Honda XL125, '74 Honda XL125, '71 Ossa Pioneer, '68 Kawasaki 175

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2017, 12:51:41 PM »

chop off the back end like all the other posers.
Tim this was the part that got me worried, I thought you had turned to the Dark Side.
Regards a relieved Martin
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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2017, 01:17:52 PM »
Martin, that brick, as it is, has more character than any three cappuccino hacks combined.  To chop that machine would be a crime against sanity.

BTW, Tim uses it to travel from cafe to cafe.  It's just that they're usually 2-300 miles apart.  I would guess that makes it qualify as a cafe racer.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
"Dohn f wit me, honkey, cuz I dindu nuffin'"

Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'92 K100RS "Moby Brick"

Past:
'82 Honda FT500, '80 Honda XR185, '78 Honda XL125, '76 Honda XL125, '74 Honda XL125, '71 Ossa Pioneer, '68 Kawasaki 175

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2017, 01:37:15 PM »

Gryph I've been waiting for somebody to go down a different route than the coffee scrambler one, old hat done to death.
Regards Martin.
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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 08:43:29 PM »
I can hardly wait for the first K100 chopper project.  I'm pretty sure the cappuccino racer thing is close to running it's course, and a cappuccino bike would be a great starting point for a chopper.  It might be the only way the cappuccino builders can sell their creations so they can move on to new challenges.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
"Dohn f wit me, honkey, cuz I dindu nuffin'"

Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'92 K100RS "Moby Brick"

Past:
'82 Honda FT500, '80 Honda XR185, '78 Honda XL125, '76 Honda XL125, '74 Honda XL125, '71 Ossa Pioneer, '68 Kawasaki 175