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    86 K75 seat latch broken

    Hi crew
    I ran into a problem this weekend when I re-installed my recovered Corbin saddle. The long seat catch that inserts into the catch/lock combination must have bent and snapped the hook that...
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    Thank you Ken

    Thank you Ken

    The info puts my mind at ease. I plan to tackle this chore this week.

    Sunny
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    1986 k75 oil/water pump rebuild

    Hi again

    Since getting my valve clearances adjusted a few months ago, I followed the wonderful instructions in the forum and changed my fork oil, moved to Shell Rotella T diesel motor oil and am...
  4. Glorious... It turned out to be my exhaust valve clearance(s)

    Hi and thanks for everybody's valuable input. First, the stalling issue is fixed! Hallelujah!

    Fuel hoses replaced, vent hose, airbox cleaned, and valve clearances checked. Oh, I must point out...
  5. I am fortunate to be on the westcoast while the...

    I am fortunate to be on the westcoast while the rest of Canada is under constant chill this winter. Air temp is slightly above freezing.

    I don't usually run with the choke/fast idle.

    I will...
  6. I guess trying the oem paper filter would not...

    I guess trying the oem paper filter would not hurt. Thanks, Paul
  7. 1986 K75 Sputtering to a stop then Re-starts fine...

    Hi, everyone

    I am having a problem on initial startup that hopefully some of you can help me isolate.

    Upon initial startup in the morning, the bike runs fine for a few blocks (3 or 4) then...
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    Nasty R1100RT... telling it like it is

    I came across this truthful ad and it was a bit funny. If I lived closer, I'd at least go take a look at this machine.

    http://sfbay.en.craigslist.org/nby/mcd/3977168143.html
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    +1 Tried it the first time about 2 years ago and...

    +1
    Tried it the first time about 2 years ago and while not all the pumps require the zip code, those that do accept the numbers (minus the alpha) plus 2 zero's has worked without fail
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    Happy Day... I think the sprague clutch is un-stuck

    Thank you again, Don and Pete

    I really wanted to give the bike a chance to drain all the oil completely so I gave Bert a hard workout on Friday night. Immediately after I got home, I opened up the...
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    Thanks, Pete Paul wrote a great article this...

    Thanks, Pete

    Paul wrote a great article this month covering the sprague clutch problem this month describing 2 engine cleaners. Rislone is available in the Vancouver, BC area but I wanted to try...
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    1986 K75 intermittent starting, continuing saga

    Hi, I wanted to update my current situation and seek more advise.

    I replaced the brushes and brush plate on starter#1. Well it seems like all the bashing on the side of the starter over the...
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    My brother in law owns a Honda Valkrie, Suzuki...

    My brother in law owns a Honda Valkrie, Suzuki V-Strom, and a 400 Burgman. He rides the latter more than the other 2. He's about 250-260 lbs and the scooter has taken him on some pretty long rides...
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    Filtered

    There is a filter that only displays threads from "last month" that you can open to "from beginning" located in the THREAD DISPLAY OPTIONS when you click on Flying Brick K-Bikes
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    I ordered the new brush sets and plate

    Thank you all for understanding my problem and offering your expertise and experience.

    Pete, thanks for the specific info on the sprague clutch. I hope by fixing the starter next week, I'll be...
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    Replace starter or try to clean/re-install

    Thanks Paul and Lee
    This is a case of my math adding one and one together to get 3. I erred in thinking that the high mileage on this K was contributing to the sprag clutch.

    Used starters on ebay...
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    86 K75 Starter Issues

    Happy New Year, everyone

    Thanks to the great replies I received in my previous problem on my K, that of my radiator fan motor which seized. The tips that helped me in getting it replaced and gives...
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    Hi Dave and Mike thanks for your...

    Hi Dave and Mike
    thanks for your recommendations.

    Actually, I already flushed and replace the coolant at the start of the season but I will certainly look at replacing the hoses and rad cap also...
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    Krauser Domani on eBay for $49,500

    I came across this ad and was blown away when I viewed the pictures

    You are either going to love it or hate it :)
    ...
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    Hi again David, Ken, Marilyn, Lee Thanks for...

    Hi again David, Ken, Marilyn, Lee

    Thanks for all the great hints and advice. I'll go ahead and order the replacement motor and plunge in to replace the motor. It's good to know ahead of time...
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    Hi Ken Thanks for your reply. I do have both...

    Hi Ken
    Thanks for your reply. I do have both Haynes and Climer and am comfortable doing the job. It seems like a straight forward job. If the fan will not spin freely by hand, is the motor 100%...
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    Radiator/Cooling Fan fried '86 K75?

    Hi everyone
    I am a proud owner of a used 1986 K75 after owning Japanese bikes over the last 30 years. In the 3 seasons I've had her, she's provided some incredible memories but as they say, it's not...
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