The plan was to find a flying brick and make it my own…. On a budget.
Everything on this bike was completed by one person in a shed expect for the glorious black leather and suede seat trim with red double stitching.
The K went on a diet and lost the fairings, panniers, ABS, electric windshield, stereo and more. Next came the design to change all the frame work from the tank back.
The frame has been cut, sliced and welded back to flow alot smother but be almost unnoticeable. The Ohlins shock now sitting 50mm higher than factory inturn drops the bike matched to the front lowered forks to give it a stance like no other K. A rear hoop with frenched LED taillights/indicators and custom numberplate bracket finish off the back end.
The one off exhaust comprises of the 4 header pipes merging into a single Stainless steel collector before splitting into 2 baffled lobster back dumps, it’s definitely heard before it’s seen. BSK rearsets put the rider into a more suitable riding position compared to when the police officer sat in his loungechair cockpit.
Other one offs include the fabricated billet alloy fuel cap, auxiliary gauge pods, battery and supports relocated to where the airbox once was and hip flask overflow bottle.
Speaking of airboxes, this has been removed now with cold air being drawn into the quad throttle bodies directly via the 4 horizontal velocity stacks.
Having said that this was a budget build, the factory Speedo cluster has still been used, but its new location draws the attention. Mounted vertically now and on the opposite side to the stacks, almost unobtrusive now for something the K fraternity call a “lunchbox”.
Completing the build are heidenau K60 rubber front and back on black powder coated rims. The factory Brembo brakes still pull up rather nicely even without the 13kgs of ABS modules attached. Raised bars and Vans grips keep the steering precise. The plan was to turbo it but the uncertainty of keeping my job during these Covid times meant that it needed to go to a new owner.
It’s been one hell of a learning experience and I’m still not a fan of early 90’s German electronics!