Author Topic: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)  (Read 7781 times)

Offline DJEwen

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2019, 10:39:48 AM »
Don't you mean How are you getting off?

Indeed.

Dildo's for hand controls must make for an interesting ride...
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2019, 02:32:57 PM »
Hi DJEwen - Still struggling with the 'Strap Ons" (SIC) - :) = Sorting the seat next - The seat I bought from Spain won't fit (My bike is lowered by 12mm and I needed clearance for the mudguard/fender under the seat -  anyone wanna buy a unused black dual seat?) - Resorted to making a seat from Plywood - Gonna use the original key lock - It's almost ready to send off to be upholstered...
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2019, 05:49:52 AM »
I'm making progress with the seat - next off to be upholstered. Cut side panels from 2mm Aluminium -
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2019, 11:17:48 AM »
Just got my seat back from the upholsterer - Fits pretty good using original key lock for easy removal - It's longer than ideal from a style point of view but I want my wife to come on longish rides so a compromise was necessary
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Offline DJEwen

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2019, 01:25:25 PM »
Just got my seat back from the upholsterer - Fits pretty good using original key lock for easy removal - It's longer than ideal from a style point of view but I want my wife to come on longish rides so a compromise was necessary

No chance of a sore backside on that arm chair.
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2020, 07:15:33 AM »
This project was taking forever but now with 'lock-down' I've had time to move it forward -  Made switch plate ..
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2020, 07:25:50 AM »
fairing was made to fit a R-bike so had to do a bit of work to make it fit - I think it succeeds in enclosing the otherwise 'too big' instrument console - My main idea was to avoid having to change the speedo/rev counter as from post on here it's not a simple job ..  Now just got to to finish the side panels
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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2020, 08:09:21 AM »
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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2020, 09:39:20 AM »
I particularly like that fairing.   112350
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2020, 11:12:46 AM »
Hi Atlarge - It came from Flatracer in UK but needed some mods to the mounting 'spider' and trimming of the fibre-glass to get it to fit..  http://www.flatracer.com/bmw-fairings/4583977035
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Offline MaraudeRS

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2020, 10:07:16 AM »
Lookin good! Glad you’re back at it :popcorm
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2020, 04:36:50 PM »
Thanks to lock-down (and masses of advice from people on this site for which I'm very grateful), I've managed to get this build finished ..  Everything seems to work and rode it down the road 100m and all seems okay.. fingers crossed..
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Offline herseyb

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2020, 10:13:19 PM »
I like that.  Fairing does a great job of blending the gauges in.
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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2020, 01:00:06 AM »
Bonzer work! Sleek seat looks very comfortable

You give that seat pan a few coats of polyurethane or some type of wood sealer?

The plastic/rubber bits and bobs need some 303 protectant or the such

What color you going to paint it?
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Offline 850Commando

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Re: 1993 K75 RT Cafe Racer (style)
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2020, 03:51:32 PM »
Hi herseyb - Cheers -  The whole strategy was to avoid changing the clocks because from what I read (here) it wasn't a simple job.. I think it works - but adapting the R series fairing to fit involved more work than I had anticipated.

Thanks volador - yes - primed and painted the base with Hammerite - I hadn't heard of 303 but googled it and it looks good stuff - I'm getting some - Still trying to decide on final colours - Gonna ride it around like it is for a bit in case any modifications are needed
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