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Offline frankenduck

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K75 "Speedway Racer"
« on: November 03, 2021, 07:11:36 PM »
Once I had a Collie pup. Dug a hole and covered him up. Now I sit there by the hour. Waiting for a Collie-flower.
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Offline Chaos

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Re: K75 "Sppedway Racer"
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 07:27:56 PM »
Yikes!  They'd look more at home on a '53 Buick.
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: K75 "Sppedway Racer"
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 07:30:48 PM »
Too embarrassed to list this "no-expense-spared custom work-of-art" as a cafe racer. 44271
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'91 K100RS16V "Moby Brick Too"

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'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'92 K100RS16V "Moby Brick" (RIP, deceased in a vehicular assault)
'94 K75S Special Edition Dakar Yellow "Cheetos"
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Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: K75 "Speedway Racer"
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2021, 08:31:55 PM »
$18 K! yikes! you could buy four or five of my bikes for that kind of money, maybe six on a good day, and they ALL would have a "numbers-matching 750cc BMW triple cylinder engine with a five-speed transmission."

Maybe it's the "charge a lot and people will think it's worth a lot" mentality.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: K75 "Speedway Racer"
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2021, 10:38:29 PM »
Here's some information about one of the tires on that contraption.
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Offline frankenduck

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Re: K75 "Speedway Racer"
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2021, 12:50:58 AM »
"numbers-matching"

I have no idea what this means on a K75. I know that some bikes used to come with an engine serial number that was the same as the frame number but that's not the case on K bikes.  I think that practice might have gone away when VINs got standardized.
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Re: K75 "Speedway Racer"
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2021, 09:31:24 AM »
that seat makes my butt hurt just looking at it, but  i guess this is  "art" and not really meant to be ridden.
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  • '00 R1100RT,92 K75 RT,past tense:'83 R80ST, '93 K1100LT,,94 R1100RS K75s, Honda NC700, Suzuki Bandit 1200, bmw R75/5 Honda 750

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Re: K75 "Speedway Racer"
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2021, 10:43:52 AM »
Here's some information about one of the tires on that contraption.

Very concise proof that whoever concocts these contraptions is clueless
  • sw ohio
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
sold 6/23
2023 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

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Re: K75 "Speedway Racer"
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2021, 01:58:44 PM »
Here's some information about one of the tires on that contraption.
haha, I'm sure a Tube Type 4 Ply Polyester tire is going to make this handle much better than stock. I just got back from the grocery store thinking what a great job the fatherland did on my R11 suspension. Orka is remarkably flickable for such a heavy bike. Super smooth on my crappy rural road too. 
  • Panama City, FL
  • '00 R1100RT,92 K75 RT,past tense:'83 R80ST, '93 K1100LT,,94 R1100RS K75s, Honda NC700, Suzuki Bandit 1200, bmw R75/5 Honda 750

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