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Offline prakash

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Start to Finish - this is another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:43:06 AM »
Flying Brickers and enthusiasts, your posts have inspired me to venture into customizing a 1988 K75. I admire the vast knowledge available on this site and eagerness of the members to help a fellow bricker. Please checkout my site and post recommendations, suggestions to make this living legend unique.

http://www.supercoolcustoms.com/progress1.html

I'll copy the photos and progress here this week for the ease of comments.
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Offline jc55

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 12:55:30 PM »
That's a pretty tall order to build a 'unique living legend'. There's a lot of incredible bikes out there. You must start with a vision of your own, a clear picture of the finished product. Do you have the skills?
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 01:37:00 PM »
Thank you guys for responding. I do not have ton of skills but there is a vision. I have uploaded my rendering. Progress pics coming soon.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 02:49:58 PM »
. . . your posts have inspired me to venture into customizing a 1988 K75.
Welcome, prakash!

How many miles were on the odometer of this bike when you purchased it?
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 06:03:48 PM »
Good Evening Laitch !! The bike had 88k miles when I got it. I am the proud second owner.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
Original Bike before I bought it.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 06:10:18 PM »
Day I got it home. Some day in May 2016. The beauty sits in the garage.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 06:13:07 PM »
greetings...

needs a forkbrace...

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 06:15:26 PM »
June 2016: Body and Plastics removed with the help of some chepo DIY tools for $19 from Walmart. First time working on a motorcycle and on top of that a BMW. Overwhelming and exciting. 
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 06:17:45 PM »
Good evening Johnny, fork brace is in the wish list. 
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 06:22:23 PM »
Vision
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 06:24:11 PM »
 Day I got it home. Some day in May 2016. The beauty sits in the garage.

 
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 06:26:38 PM »
June 2016: Body and Plastics removed with the help of some chepo DIY tools for $19 from Walmart.


 
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 06:34:15 PM »
greetings..

needs a siebenrock tragkorb...

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 08:23:48 PM »
Thank you guys for responding. I do not have ton of skills but there is a vision. I have uploaded my rendering. Progress pics coming soon.

Nice.  :2thumbup:  Looking forward to the build!
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2017, 11:42:04 PM »
You already have a fork brace,if my eyes don't decieve me.That black thing between the two parts to the front mudguard.What you need is fork gaiters,maybe?
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2017, 07:26:30 AM »
You already have a fork brace,if my eyes don't decieve me.
+1
Put Rancho hot pink fork gaiters on the shopping list, prakash, as the Dude suggests.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2017, 10:52:33 AM »
Leaving your swingarm hanging like that will trash the all-important boot that protects front U-joint and splines.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2017, 12:02:11 PM »
Sept 26 2016: Life became busy and K75 was on its way to Phoenix Cycle Shop in Westbrook Maine to complete the build.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2017, 12:03:23 PM »
Nov 16 2016: Engine and Transmission put back on frame by Phoenix Cycle Shop to do a mechanical evaluation.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2017, 12:04:54 PM »
Nov 16 2016: Worn out Final Drive Splines. Very typical of K bikes from the era. Poor engineering on the rear axle by BMW.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 12:06:02 PM »
Nov 16 2016: After initial evaluation of the bike, following needs to be done to bring it to a mechanically perfect condition:
1. Real Axle/Final Drive splines will be rebuilt or replaced.
2. Loss of pressure in the engine cylinders. Bike will have to undergo top end engine work.
3. All seals, gaskets, wear and tear items will be replaced.
4. Front suspension will be rebuilt and shortened.
5. Front disc rear drum brake will be rebuilt.

 Dec 2 2016: Final drive sent to Hansens BMW in OR for rebuilt. Hanesns will also provide a brand new drive shaft as part of the package deal. In the mean time guys from Phoenix Cycle, Dave and Steve continue to rebuild the engine.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 12:07:43 PM »
Dec 20 2016
This is first draft rendering from Phoenix Cycle Shop. Bike is lowered, stance looks terrific. Love the exhaust.

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 12:09:34 PM »
Nov 16 2016: Worn out Final Drive Splines. Very typical of K bikes from the era. Poor engineering on the rear axle by BMW.

...combined with sloppy maintenance discipline by a previous owner.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 12:10:22 PM »
Jan 24 2017
Engine tear down and clean up work is underway. Piston rings and gaskets have arrived from the UK. No significant damage discovered, regular wear and tear.
Final drive has been rebuilt by Hansens BMW, shipped and installed.
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