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Project Custom Motobricks / Re: Triple S
« Last post by DJEwen on Today at 08:27:50 AM »
:2thumbup:I fully understand what you are saying!! Damn your bike looks good - throw some pics when you have the time!

Thanks, Enfield. I'll get some pictures up once I can get her out for a shoot.

Just in time for the Scottish winter

Lol... we're hardy up here north of the wall  :hide:
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by Laitch on Today at 08:02:20 AM »
Whilst at it,  I might go the master cylinder piston cleaning route just to see,  if rbm's suggestion works out...  Would a piston-bore cleaning sort out the possible mc blockage?
Both rbm's and natalena's suggestions have merit. Master cylinder pistons can seize in their bores if particles are in the fluid. The fluid passages within the container are easily blocked. The components also can be misaligned. Read all of this thread and look carefully at its remaining photos.

natalena's suggestion is simple to do and given your description of the bike's condition when you bought it—except for the spiffy, high-tech ceramic brake pads that are constantly whining for your attention—the likelihood of something being out of alignment everywhere on this bike is great.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by natalena on Today at 06:54:19 AM »
It sounds really silly, but I had a similar front squeal problem with a bike back in the day. After loosening up the triple clamps and realigning the forks, it mysteriously was exorcised and never returned. It wasn't a terrible noise, just really irritating. Good luck.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75C Rehab
« Last post by natalena on Today at 06:44:51 AM »
Congrats on your Brick, it'll detail up nicely. I had one of those lights as part of the required "Breakdown" kit in a 1997 318i when living overseas. If I recall, mine had a very long lead wire, spending it's entire life bundled up next to the first-aid kit and road triangles. I've had good luck with Rustoleum High-Heat brush on paint for the cases and forks. It takes a few coats, but doesn't seem to get dinged by pebbles/bugs. Good luck with the refresh!
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75C Rehab
« Last post by caveman on Today at 06:07:43 AM »
johnclaude,
For your first BMW you got IMO one of the their best, just a great bike to ride on two lane mountain roads!
The black and polished aluminum look really sharp when cleaned up but a wire brush may be to harsh, try a tooth brush first. The bike looks like it will clean up nice, Purple Power is also good for removing dirt and stains.
Good luck getting it sorted out and keep us posted.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by szabgab on Today at 03:44:06 AM »
Get a quart of DOT4 brake fluid and bleed the hell out of that caliper.

I already tried that,  when I removed the pistons from the caliper I had to that anyway,  but I might give it another try.  Whilst at it,  I might go the master cylinder piston cleaning route just to see,  if rbm's suggestion works out...  Would a piston-bore cleaning sort out the possible mc blockage?

Thanks!
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FS WTB WTT ~ Bikes ~ Parts ~ Gear / Re: Various K75C parts for sale
« Last post by Bmwbob on October 14, 2018, 11:50:01 PM »
I do not have turn signals any more but will get prices on shipping bags and manuals on tuesday

Sorry for the late reply
Bob
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: K75S brake issues
« Last post by The Mighty Gryphon on October 14, 2018, 11:02:23 PM »
I had this problem with Moby II. 

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Welcome To Motobrick.Com / Re: Howdy
« Last post by Chaos on October 14, 2018, 10:59:14 PM »
....I'm a little nervous about the mileage since the odometer wasn't really working....

I remember reading about estimating mileage by brake pedal wear on K's, basically by how many of the little pyramids had worn down, I forget the particulars. I had to replace mine after it snapped off in a lay down, this one has about 100K miles on it, you may be able to extrapolate you mileage analyzing the photo and yours.
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Welcome To Motobrick.Com / Re: Howdy
« Last post by johnclaude on October 14, 2018, 10:23:28 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys. My current theory is that someone lowsided it, swore off motorcycles, and then let it fester in an impound lot, where someone bought it at auction. I'm a little nervous about the mileage since the odometer wasn't really working and the final drive spline/drive shaft condition, but I'll pull those this winter. It still has a lot of (what I assume are) green assembly marks.
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