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    BMW K75 Street Tracker

    Last winter I built a 1992 BMW K75 RT to K75 Street Tracker. Since the bike was reasonably good, I choose not to repaint the frame, swingarm and engine, but let the bike have its patina. I tried to maintain early 90'ies style, that's why I didn't use any mini bar end mirrors or led blinkers/lights. Tried to figure it out how BMW would have done it in 1990.

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    1980's K bike was designed in the early mid 80's.

    ... by the 90's they were trying to make that ABS brake system smaller and not need the bigger battery :|

    ... then eventually they went totally crazy and turned the motor sideways abandoning decades of tradition lol
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    This is an interesting bike. I don't think it is a "street tracker" in any sense of the phrase since "street trackers" are literally street legal flat track racers and this bike emulates nothing about flat track racing. However, I still think it's a pretty good custom, it isn't the usual "let's cut everything off of it" like you see with most flying bricks. Instead I think this bike captures the oft forgotten "roadster" genre of motorcycles - a solid GT bike or "vintage sport tourer" that seems to get overlooked these days.

    What I like:
    - the sensible bars
    - the windscreen
    - the blackout treatment
    - the removal of a lot of the plastic bodywork that these bikes normally have and the simple plates covering stuff up.
    - the length of the seat and that it is a fully hinged and functional piece (also the fit and finish of it).
    - the exposed exhaust header
    - that it has all signal lights and fenders
    - upgraded rear shock
    - the tires.

    What I don't like:
    - the thickness of the seat indicating it's probably firm and not very comfortable for long rides
    - the modern looking muffler and what looks like multiple adapters visible under the foot peg


    Good job. It's a proper motorcycle that is sporting, fully custom, and looks comfortable to ride for long periods.
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    I agree that I wouldn’t call it a “street tracker”, but I like it. It’s well done. And I like the GP pipe.
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