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Old 01-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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custom K75 or not worth it?

So I have an early to mid 80's K75 available to me for free. It has not been run in many years, so needs much work. On the plus side, it's free, the tank and other plastic has all been newly painted, and I think it really only needs an oil change and a new fuel pump to get going.

I've never really considered them as attractive as the R bikes, so my interest is low unless I can customize it. I wouldn't mind doing something like this, depending on cost:



http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2012/10...-number-3.html


I've always liked custom bikes with the black snowflake wheels for some reason, like this:

http://garagecompany.com/


so, I'm torn. what kind of money do you think it would take to do something like the first pic with the K? Is it even worth it?

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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special K!

It's free. Of course it is worth it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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special K!

It's free. Of course it is worth it.
that was my first instinct also, but I could easily spend more to get it running than it is worth...
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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I know a guy in San Francisco who is turning one in a K75GS with a CR500 fork etc. So everything is possible!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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If miles are not past 75000 it's worth 2000$. You can put a 40 dollar mustang pump in it. If your close to fl I will give you 1500$
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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I know a guy in San Francisco who is turning one in a K75GS with a CR500 fork etc. So everything is possible!!!
wow, that sounds up my alley. ping me for email if you think he'd give me some advice.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #7
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If miles are not past 75000 it's worth 2000$. You can put a 40 dollar mustang pump in it. If your close to fl I will give you 1500$
miles are about 25k I believe. I'm in CA, so not close.

Can you tell me more about the fuel pump? I'd like to give it a go for $40 and hope the injectors are good.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #8
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The guy I know is Jason Wallace in San Francisco, he is on FB and here is the pic of the K75 with the CR fork (dunno bout the wheel).
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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put some street tires on it and use is as a canyon carver.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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Totally worth it. That could be done with parts lots of guys have hanging around.

I have a CBR1000 front fork st up on my 85 K100RS with a 17" F2? wheel. That 17" really makes it turn in better.
Also a 2001 R1100 Rear Wheel. (a bit fatter)
And... Turbo....

Looks like this.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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hmmmm...



http://bikerscafeblog.com/2012/08/27/bmw-k75-tatanka/
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:26 AM   #12
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Great Bike the Tripple

The one below is not mine, just do a google image search for K75GS

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