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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2018, 09:22:38 AM »
Added pic .  Can’t seem to get it to rotate.  Imagine I’m flying inverted!  Can’t do that on my brick.


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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
Imagine I’m flying inverted!  Can’t do that on my brick.
You tried though. It's that second quarter-turn where it's tricky to keep your head while doing it. :giggles
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2018, 10:22:56 AM »
Thanks Laitch!  You were right there rooting when I fell last year.  I posted the image of the bent strut with you in mind.  I spose I will disassemble and discover what sort of springs reside inside.  Since this one was a rock solid hands in my lap at 55, it may hold secrets to getting my current ride right. 



Ps does the MB interface have a tool for me if the image loads upside down over and over as it did here?
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2018, 12:25:03 PM »
does the MB interface have a tool for me if the image loads upside down over and over as it did here?
Not to my knowledge.  Both Android and iPhone have apps and automatic protocols to stabilize the orientation during uploading to websites, but they must be sought out and configured first by the user. I use the Gallery function here and am downloading images to a PC then uploading from it—never have image orientation problems in the process. I only use my phone for emergencies and for ordering take-out meals when on the road. :giggles
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »
Got it and yes generally I’m on a desktop my inverted flight shot was off my iPhone. Thanks.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2018, 01:02:13 PM »
greetings...


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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2018, 06:33:20 PM »
Added pic .  Can’t seem to get it to rotate. 

Issues with rotation isn't good just before a check ride ;) Good luck!
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2018, 08:58:22 PM »
Unusual attitude recovery by Laitch...he missed his flight instructional calling.  Thanks.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »
I think the Dunlap Wobble and Weave video was very informative. Even in my motorcycle class, I do not believe they covered the topic so thoroughly! Probably the best 10 min video for motorcycle riding in the internet that I've seen. Thanks again for posting. Hope your restoration turn out great.

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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2018, 05:42:56 PM »
 Ecclesiastes 12 verse 13 was well worth looking up and I’m delighted to report it was underlined in my long-time Bible...

concerning the Dunlop video, yes that was a revelation and the credit for it is out to one of the shortlist of wonderful guys on Motobrick who consistently reply with great insights and certainly if you read up in this thread you’ll see who brought it up Martin, Laitch, gryph, f14 crazy, stokester, MW I’m endebted to each in some small meaningful way.  That bike is in pieces in my garage and funding my note for a replacement 75s that I purchased last June when Fiberglas repairs loomed stretching into the summer riding season.  Yes in 48 years riding no one taught me to dive into the gas tank.  Happy holidays. 
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2018, 10:48:55 AM »
I think maybe just you and Mr. Johnny caught the bible reference. I like that verse because it's short and to the point.

And as far as funding projects, trust me, we do what it takes; coin jars, selling off parts, garage sales and maybe even dipping just a little bit in the yearly vacation fund....just don't tell my wife.

Anyway, hope the resto comes to fruition soon. Take care!
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2018, 11:10:37 AM »
Fruition came in a Craigslist post for a fiery red K75S 1994 that makes me grin regularly.  You are in Rockford.  Let’s meet at the state line and ride.  I go that way frequently.  If you come for the great river road look me up.  Cheers
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2018, 11:15:17 AM »
If the fiery Red K75 is the one in the pic that would make me smile too.

And as far as a meet, it just so happens that myself and a few friends from work make an annual trip up to La Crosse normally sometime in Aug. Normally we have breakfast at Lake Geneva, head north/west to Reedsburg, then west to La Crosse. If we take the ride up there next year I will definitely let you know.

Take care and take care of the K75!
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2018, 12:05:31 PM »
If the fiery Red K75 is the one in the pic that would make me smile too.

And as far as a meet, it just so happens that myself and a few friends from work make an annual trip up to La Crosse normally sometime in Aug. Normally we have breakfast at Lake Geneva, head north/west to Reedsburg, then west to La Crosse. If we take the ride up there next year I will definitely let you know.

Take care and take care of the K75!

Please do include me.  The twisting at Wildcat Mountain and the decent into metro Montreal WI is just about the best there is this side of NC or CH or the Rockies.  The hollows of Lafayette Iowa and Grant counties are a treasure to behold. 

Certainly consider zip 53554 as a waypoint for a coffee and or tools en route.   Blessings
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2019, 11:53:08 AM »
If you havent viewed it the Dunlop Wobble and Weave video on YouTube remains the most useful learning Ive done concerning cycle pilotage. Worth more than a look.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2020, 09:01:25 AM »
Dang, bud.  These K bikes may be the platonic ideal of motorcycles, but i do find them to have a little nagging spirit that goads one to try ever faster around the bend that bikes with less Jawohl!! may not.  Sadly our motorways may not be maintained to autobahn standards.  Glad there was no sudden stop at the end of that slide for you.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2020, 09:41:24 PM »
Everyone who has a broken bone from a wobble / tank slapper raise your hand.

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Mine was on a Honda 450. My femur was in several parts and I didn't ride for six years after that.

I've never experienced a wobble on the K. I had a mild one on my F and fixed it by leaning forward. Rechecking the tire pressures (rear was low) and it doesn't wobble any more.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2021, 01:35:39 AM »
January 2021: Deep thoughts after a re-read of this thread....Reviewing this thread is humbling- that pic showing the "hook slide"the bike did into the ditch is enough to make me gulp out loud. 

I ride the same road often on the VFR and relive the whole scene in my head.  For all the K's appeal, at 9/10s the VFR is stone-cold solid through this sweeper.  Crashes leave a dent, this one, not so much.

I'm doing a lot of aviating of late and mindful that it's often a stack of oversights that lead a pilot into a place of danger:  Met a fellow who succumbed to CO poisoning and lived to tell the tale.  8-10 ten solid indicators said his muffler was broken etc... on the K it was the lack of a "preflight" weight in those german named saddle bags I prefer to reference as french bread boxes...tire pressures all wrong. 

Hard-won lessons worthy of revisiting.   Greetings to all from the Chee where a COVID sale brought us a bargain GL1800.  What a @#$%$#ing ride.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2021, 12:35:41 PM »
lookit that land yacht!     :johnny   I loved seeing the old goldwing interstates as a young kid.  How does it ride?
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2021, 09:14:06 PM »
I've been in that Cessna 152, many many times, I think. If it's Morey's, it came off the line, 10/13/1979. I am a motorcycle ground pilot, not an aircraft pilot.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #70 on: February 21, 2021, 05:54:25 PM »
ground pilot Duckhawk...sooo are you an A+P?  Though Morey is where I was trained and dear to my heart Im now based at KMRJ Mineral Point or Iowa County Regional where I have a hanger awaiting a plane to be installed and a club Archer I share with 4 other junkies.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2021, 06:04:39 PM »
Google pushed me this article today 5/7/21. It reaffirms several of the conclusions suggested in this thread with what I think are a couple of ringers firstly that the engineer author in the article suggest take slappers by every name are initiated by an outside the cycle force and exacerbating whatever mechanical or maintenance issue exists on the bike.  Aerodynamic lift at high speed as reducing the suspension ability to dampen forces from changes in the road debris in the road etc. certainly in case of my crash at 78 miles an hour and the nature of my road Lent it self to the unweighting of the front wheel.  Perhaps I am all wet about that certainly my windshield must create a fair amount of down Force in and of it’s self.  Also the highlights that there are speed bands or windows of speed that he graphically depicts showing where is most likely to happen. 

Whatever your take on this topic wobblie,weave tank slapper, whatever, its a good topic to review in the month of May.
https://www.robsonforensic.com/articles/motorcycle-shimmy-crash-expert/
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2021, 07:45:24 PM »
If the fiery Red K75 is the one in the pic that would make me smile too.

And as far as a meet, it just so happens that myself and a few friends from work make an annual trip up to La Crosse normally sometime in Aug. Normally we have breakfast at Lake Geneva, head north/west to Reedsburg, then west to La Crosse. If we take the ride up there next year I will definitely let you know.

Take care and take care of the K75!
There may be a trip to visit family in Monroe this fall for me.  Add a topic when you decide and if I'm on two wheels for this trip I'd like to tag along.
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Re: 1987 K75S accident restoration project
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2021, 07:57:57 PM »
Stokster ping me with your Monroe dates- if no cycle plan a ride with me on one of mine, ok? Let’s tour the river
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