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Offline frankenduck

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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2022, 10:36:23 AM »
This ViN decoder will tell you the name of the original paint color (in German.)

https://www.mdecoder.com/

Here's where the paint scheme number decal typically is:

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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2022, 11:21:45 AM »
I think there were a lot of speedometer problems requiring warranty replacement.   When the old unit was replaced there was a paper tag about 1"x2" put where your photo shows the peeling.  That tag had the mileage on the old speedometer and the date of replacement.  This was apparently done for warranty purposes.

The tag with the paint code was on the other side of the emission information label facing the left side of the bike.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2022, 12:01:32 PM »
The only tag on the left side as you say, is the Warning about accessories affecting ride characteristics.

Well, that solves it. According to the VIN decoder, the bike was originally Avus Schwarz (black), which is what I got. Too bad, I was hoping for something more sexy, like Columbia Silver or Onyx Schwarz...
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2022, 12:43:07 PM »
The only tag on the left side as you say, is the Warning about accessories affecting ride characteristics.
It's been painted over, for sure.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2022, 12:54:34 PM »
Thoroughly painted over. So much so that I didn't even notice it.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2022, 01:32:33 PM »
Maybe Walmart has forensic paint remover.  :laughing4-giggles:
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2022, 01:43:00 PM »
Kind of a moot point since the VIN decoder says the bike was Avus Schwarz, which it still is.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2022, 09:51:49 PM »
Kind of a moot point since the VIN decoder says the bike was Avus Schwarz, which it still is.

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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2022, 10:08:29 PM »
My friend had an R69US back in the 70s that he nicknamed Shultz after the Sgt. on Hogans Heros. I don't normally name things but maybe i should namd my bike Schwartz.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2022, 01:18:35 PM »
My friend had an R69US back in the 70s that he nicknamed Shultz after the Sgt. on Hogans Heros.

My wife's reaction when I first drove my Ural home for the dealer  "Hey Shultz!!  Where's Colonel Klink?"

Never been one for naming bikes.  Just "the BMW" and the "RPOS" (Russian Piece of Sh**)
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2022, 12:23:57 PM »
This ViN decoder will tell you the name of the original paint color (in German.)

https://www.mdecoder.com/

Here's where the paint scheme number decal typically is:



Is there any useful information to be derived from the !!CHECK HISTORY!! links in the VIN decoder? It's not free so I was just wondering.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2022, 04:45:50 PM »
It broke down the VIN pretty well but nothing I didn't already know since my bike came with most of its original documentation. Just a confirmation if anything. I took a screen shot but I think its saved to my work computer so I can't share it at the moment.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2022, 07:34:01 PM »
The holiday season is putting a cramp in my garage time. But I had questioned about whether the bars on my bike were RS bars or C bars since they seemed higher. I got a peek behind the crash pad and verified they are S bars.

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 I may want to try RS bars to see if I can handle the extra lean but that point is a ways off. However, anyone have a set of RS bars they would sell cheap let me know.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2022, 09:37:51 PM »
 :nono2: Those are C bars.  The K75S and K100RS bars are the same and are welded at a right angle near the handlebar clamps.



S/RS bars:





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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #64 on: Today at 07:21:32 AM »
Those are the pics. I couldn't find the post that discussed them previously thanx. And yes, "C" bars, not "S". I'd like to  find some RS bars.
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Re: Im just here for the advice and sandwiches
« Reply #65 on: Today at 09:11:13 AM »
K75S and K100RSRS bars are the same. Part numbers 32712300384 and 32711453072 were used on both the K75S and K100RS.
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