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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #275 on: April 16, 2017, 08:24:10 PM »
It looks amazing, a job superbly well done.   :clap: :2thumbup: Now go and ride!  :riding: :mm
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Offline D.Bachtel

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #276 on: April 16, 2017, 09:05:03 PM »
Very nice!

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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #277 on: April 16, 2017, 09:21:33 PM »
It looks amazing, a job superbly well done.   :clap: :2thumbup: Now go and ride!  :riding: :mm


Very nice!Don in Nipomo


Thanks guys!
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #278 on: April 16, 2017, 09:50:29 PM »
Sweet looking ride!!!
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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #279 on: April 16, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »
Sweet looking ride!!!


Thank you and thanks for sticking w me and the helpful advise given bud. 
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Online Martin

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #280 on: April 16, 2017, 10:26:08 PM »

Trek cool looking ride you should be proud. There is an easy way to know whether you have the mixture right. With the bike idling at 1000 rpm press the green start button, if the mixture is right the revs will remain the same or rise slightly.  If the revs rise a lot or drop the mixture is out.
This is a feature that BMW built into the bike and as long as it is idling at 1000rpm or above the starter will not engage.
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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #281 on: April 16, 2017, 10:37:42 PM »
You've created a well-illustrated thread that is certain to be useful to others working on their bikes.  :2thumbup:
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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #282 on: April 17, 2017, 06:34:30 AM »
Thanks for hanging in there w me.  You guys really helped to make the Japanese to German, mindset- change over easier.


Planning a trip to down to Kentucky in 3 weeks.  Meeting up w a few other BMW and Japanese riders.


Hoping to find a couple nice spots for some decent glamour shots.   :euro
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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #283 on: April 19, 2017, 09:09:39 PM »
Yup, naked again.  Remembered I hadnt installed heat shield under the tank. 





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Offline Elipten

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #284 on: April 19, 2017, 09:34:42 PM »
What type of material is that?


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Offline jay1622

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #286 on: April 20, 2017, 10:42:22 AM »
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Offline jay1622

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #287 on: April 20, 2017, 10:44:37 AM »
I just spent the better part of twenty minutes going through this thread... Congrats man... She came out very well.


Are you going to use the lower fairing screen?
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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #288 on: April 20, 2017, 01:08:01 PM »
I just spent the better part of twenty minutes going through this thread... Congrats man... She came out very well.
Are you going to use the lower fairing screen?


Thanks a bunch bud.  And yes, all screens are installed.  Is there a reason that I don't know of as to why I wouldn't?
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Offline jay1622

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #289 on: April 20, 2017, 02:33:47 PM »
None at all. In reply # 274 or 275, I noticed it wasn't there, that's all. I have to think it will save the timing chain cover if a big rock comes up and smacks it.
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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #290 on: April 20, 2017, 05:20:19 PM »
None at all. In reply # 274 or 275, I noticed it wasn't there, that's all. I have to think it will save the timing chain cover if a big rock comes up and smacks it.


Ha you made me look back at the pic.  It's in there it's just the angle and maybe funny lighting/shadow. 
Just makes it hard to see in that pic.
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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #291 on: April 20, 2017, 07:38:31 PM »
Ok I made these little bastards easier to get off the tank and seat pins.  They dont make installation any easier or harder.


strapped skinny zip ties to them for pull tabs.














and a close up of the screen on belly pan.


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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #292 on: April 20, 2017, 07:44:00 PM »
Smart idea!
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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #293 on: April 20, 2017, 08:44:14 PM »

I have a piece of wire with a hook one end and a loop at the other end. It is stuck under a piece of Velcro, and resides under the seat. Your method is more elegant, and I can always loose my wire.  :clap:
Regards Martin.

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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #294 on: April 20, 2017, 08:59:35 PM »
Ha thanks again guys.  Those little clips sure are a nightmare to dig outta there.

An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
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Offline Elipten

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #295 on: April 20, 2017, 10:06:19 PM »
Now why did it take 20-30 years to have this idea.


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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #296 on: April 20, 2017, 10:14:10 PM »
Now why did it take 20-30 years to have this idea.


So glad I can give something back to my fellow brick members.


Thank you guys for all your wonderful help
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #297 on: April 21, 2017, 07:10:07 AM »
I stick with the  - who needs clips anyway? - method.


Actually I did not even know there were supposed to be some until about six months after I brought the bike, I might get round to adding some one day, but then again maybe not...
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Offline Dennis de Vries

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #298 on: April 21, 2017, 09:48:31 AM »
Trying to get the tank out of the rubbers back there is hard enough, so i'm with Filmcamera on this one. But, if you want them clips on it i suppose it is nice to be able to get them of easily...

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Offline trek97

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Re: 87 K75C, Bone Stock and DONE.
« Reply #299 on: April 21, 2017, 11:03:14 AM »
I stick with the  - who needs clips anyway? - method.


I was right there w ya.  Had this not helped.  They would probably be rattling around the storage tray right now.   :falldown:
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