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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
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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 "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.
  • In search of more perfect roads....
Tim
Olympia, WA US
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.
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  • '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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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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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

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2017, 06:39:59 PM »
Made it back to Olympia without issue. Rode 1050 miles on the last day, from Culbertson, MT near the ND state line.

Got about 45mpg when my speed was under 70mph, and about 40mpg when I was going faster. Added a few ounces of engine oil after North Dakota.

Hosed the bugs off in the driveway on Sunday and then stripped off the windscreen, panniers and Hepco-Becker rack. Today I bolted on a Pelican case and the ol' PVC tube I use to carry tools.

Got some fresh hand grips and a brake-tail-turn light coming in the mail from Amazon by week's end.

Need to order a new rear Shinko too. This one is squared-off from 95% highway riding.

Here's the final westbound route.
  • In search of more perfect roads....
Tim
Olympia, WA US
1991 K75 (170k miles)
http://find.timtyler.com/

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2017, 07:26:07 AM »
That is the best looking K on Motobrick. In my opinion.
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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2017, 02:03:08 PM »
 :2thumbup:

Hi Tim - That was an interesting trip! Thanks for the pictures - wish I had followed along.

Cheers!
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Offline The Dude

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Re: Coast to Coast K75 Valve Wrecker Ride
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2017, 01:35:15 AM »
Awsome trip.
I like how your's evolved beyond standard and into what suits you.You could crash it and it would just add more street cred.A little slide perhaps ah,who cares!
The Versys''"instant gratification" and a perfect tool for checking out the horizon but anyone could buy one of them.
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