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    Tooo Trueeee about autoparts places

    Sorry, Just had to chime in there ...

    I really do miss the "real" autoparts places that actually knew what they were selling and could help you find orphan / equivalent parts ...

    and nowadays...
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    Sudden brief loss of power K75

    When my engine cutout , I instinctively ( ingrained spanish 2 stroke dirt bike reflex ) pulled in the clutch and coasted off the road . It immediately restarted at the side of the road and continued...
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    Sudden brief loss of power - 1987 K75C

    During these episodes did the tach continue to show engine RPM or did it drop to zero ( even though engine is still being cranked over by the rear wheel ) ?
    If the tach went to zero your hall sensor...
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    Why replace Speedo and Tach Cables ?

    Hmmm ...,I have an R90 where every now and then on a cool day the tach jumps up by 3k or so . If I tap tach it drops back to where it should be .

    On Brit cars I've seen dry speedo cables stick ,...
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    Bar End Caps

    If you can't find something from another BMW model , perhaps Home Depot or someplace online would have some type of black plastic insert caps that could be made to fit ?
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    Drilled & Tapped 1995 K75 Final Drive for Lube

    Well, I finally got around to drilling and tapping final drive , so I could fill it with gear lube rather than having to disassemble and grease it every year ( and hoping the grease holds up between...
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    Photo of fill plug procedure ? ( and some info )

    Hi Harold ,

    Just wondering if you've added the fill plug and how it worked out ? I will be doing mine to my 1995 K75 in the next few weeks . Weather here in NY has just been so nice , that I've...
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    1995 non-ABS K75 Rear Spline : Fill plug location

    So, I ordered the plug referenced earlier in this post and
    plan to take my FD to a machinist in the near future .

    Question :

    So, where best to locate the fill plug ?
    Outboard of the shock...
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    Oil in K75 Driveshaft Modification - Question

    Wow , what a simple fix to permanently cure a design weak point on an otherwise bulletproof machine . Now why didn't BMW do that ?

    I would assume that the mating surface between the FD assembly...
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    Thanks !

    Thank you all for your information . I now understand how the mechanism works to be able to take it apart . This will be a good winter project . Much appreciated .

    Todd
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    1975 R90/6 Front Caliper removal

    How do you remove the single front caliper on this bike ? Just remove the one vertical bolt under the hex cap ?

    Is this correct ?

    My front brake is dragging after application , so am going to...
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    K75 Tires

    I just removed a set of Dunlop K491 that had 15,000 miles on them and were still legal .

    I really liked these tires, but unfortunately Dunlop no longer makes the K491 rear tire size .

    So , I...
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    VRLA Battery Life - my decision

    Thanks for your responses . I too tend to think the the battery "ought" to be ok for this season and maybe more , based on it's great performance to date... but then started reading some interesting...
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    Battery Life Experience in K75 ? VRLA

    I'm getting my K75 ready for riding season and just realized that the Panasonic LC-X1220P battery just turned 6 years old ! My bike always cranks quickly and fires up immediately, never experienced...
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    Front Brakes Drag

    The bike is new to me - I doubt that the calipers have been rebuilt . I remove and check them out. I will also pull the tank to make sure it's not something as simple as needing to be lubed .
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    R90 Front Brake drags after being used

    The front brakes on my '75 R90 drag noticeably for 10 feet or so after being applied.

    Once it frees up it does not drag at all .

    I've not pulled the tank yet to inspect what's going on ,
    but...
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    What to use to clean R90 Engine

    Thanks for the replies .

    I will try simple green or similar product ( to break up the dirt ) , some WD40 ( to break up any oil grime ) and a small brass brush which will clean the crevices, but...
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    What to use to clean R90 engine ?

    I've decided to start stepping out on my K75 and have just bought an R90/6 .
    ( I just wipe down the black K75 engine with WD40 and it looks like new )

    So, what's the best thing to use to clean...
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    Re-timing after Hall Effect Swap

    I too had a Hall effect on my K75 fail just as described . If you're so inclined , it can be a do it yourself swap. I replaced my failing hall with a used one and rebuilt the old one to carry as a...
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    Shutting down, mine turned out to be the Hall sensor

    This sounds very similar to what happened to my K75 . Riding along at highway speeds , the bike would just shut down, tach going to zero even as I coasted to stop in gear. Bike restarted immediately...
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    Backfiring .... is "normal "

    K75s backfire upon deceleration if the throttle is held even partly open .
    They all do it ; it's "normal" .
    If the throttle is completely closed when decelerating they will not backfire .
    There...
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    Manual Choke Usage

    I always use mine hot or cold . Even after stopping to gas up .

    Will it start without using the choke ? Yes , pretty quickly but not instantaneously .
    How does it start when using choke ?...
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    Altitude Plug

    I'd seen the ebay listing which got me to thinking about this ... I may bid yet
    Though , I'd hate to pay $20+ for a jumper I could literally make for pennies
    ( esp if the dealers may have them...
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    K75 Altitude Plug Source

    Where can I obtain a "high altitude" plug for my K75 ? Or are there instructions available that I can make my own ?

    Thanks ,

    Todd
    1995 K75C
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    Clutch Cable

    I put a clutch cable on my 1995 K75C ( see my avatar ) a couple of years ago and it took the longer cable because of my higher bars vs K75S . A tip while you're at it : buy two cables and keep a...
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