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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 12:12:18 PM »
Feb 15 2017
Engine has been thoroughly cleaned, gunk, grime removed and reassembled. Waiting for a new radiator hose before firing for the first time after overhaul. Exciting times !!!!!
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2017, 12:15:20 PM »
March 1 2017
K75 is back. Engine overhaul complete and the legend breathes a new life. Please check out the you tube video to see and hear the engine roar.



Customization begins. More images to follow.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2017, 12:23:16 PM »
Just curious, what was the cost of the engine work?  How did the rebuilder handle the carbide cylinder lining?  Were they just able to run a conventional cylinder hone through the bore?
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Offline D.Bachtel

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2017, 03:31:00 PM »
You know what? In the future this may be someone's version of a vision.

You can finance an engine rebuild with the sale of the plastics...

What an odd arrangement. Post your pieces up for sale.




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Offline Laitch

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2017, 05:10:37 PM »
You know what? In the future this may be someone's version of a vision.
:clap:
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
 :hehehe LOL did not realize there will be so much interest in the plastics. I will post whatever is left after the bike is built. Stay tuned buddy. 
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Offline MaraudeRS

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
How much did it cost for Hansens to rebuild the final drive?


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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2017, 03:54:26 PM »
It was 1090+ shipping.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2017, 03:19:00 PM »
Parts are on their way to get powder coated. Cannot wait to see them all nice and clean before  final round of customization begins. I will post images once I get them back.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2017, 12:55:59 PM »
Seats were ordered on 3/18, scheduled to be delivered first week of April some time. It should be fairly simple bolt on after chopping the rear frame.




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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2017, 01:11:45 PM »
Exhaust will be arriving next week sometime from UK. Will post photos once we have it here. Until then enjoy the photos directly from cafe4racer.eu.




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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2017, 01:16:53 PM »
From Blinkers have been shipped and in transit. Until then enjoy the photos of blinkers from Amazon :)







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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2017, 01:24:48 PM »
Ordering this aftermarket Acewell tomorrow. Could be tricky to install, let us see how it goes. Fellow brickers any one had experience with this beauty before.

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Offline johnny

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2017, 05:19:40 PM »
greetings prakash...

i guarantee to you that no fellow brickers have had any experience with the acewell unit...

you are gonna be 100% on your own...

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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2017, 05:28:49 PM »
Two possible outcomes, either it works or it does not. If it works, good for me. If it does not, I will make it to work. Let's see how it goes. Thank you for the heads up.
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Offline jc55

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2017, 07:34:19 PM »
It'll work great. Get yourself an MSD 8918 for the tach and you can always use the supplied magnets for the speedo if a brotbox or tgpi 4.0 isn't purchased.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2017, 10:57:03 PM »
Two possible outcomes, either it works or it does not. If it works, good for me. If it does not, I will make it to work.
You do see those links in j o's post, don't you, Prakesh?
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2017, 10:23:40 AM »
Thank you JC for the helpful tip.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
Head light arrived and sent out to get powder coated.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip.
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2017, 01:13:49 PM »

Just curious, what was the cost of the engine work?  How did the rebuilder handle the carbide cylinder lining?  Were they just able to run a conventional cylinder hone through the bore?
I'm also interested in the answer to Gryphs question.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2017, 02:15:21 PM »
Engine rebuild just labor was 517 USD. Parts extra. I have emailed about the carbide query to the builder, will update once I have an answer.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2017, 10:03:31 AM »
Cylinder walls did not have any wear, it was only resurfaced with a 68mm hone.
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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2017, 11:40:59 AM »
I've got the same acewell tach and I'm having a bit of trouble with it. Im not quite done with it yet tho so we'll see how it turns out

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2017, 11:36:35 AM »
Thank you topfueltrav. I am waiting for the acewell to ship and the fun begins after that. I'm glad I'm not the only one in this forum who will be installing this unit.
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Offline prakash

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Re: Is this another 1988 K75C unique whip?
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2017, 08:21:58 PM »
Parts are back after powder coating. Got engine covers accented and wheels pinstriped by myself. It did not come out as expected, but overall quite satisfied with results.










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