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Tall_Canuck 01-23-2008 02:48 PM

Any K bike riders out there?
 
I would like to get a GS Adventure eventually but until then I have been riding an 87 K100RT since last spring.

It is not the most glamourous of bikes but so far I have enjoyed its power and reliability. It definitely throws a lot of heat in the summer though. :eek1

This spring I may take it off the pavement a bit to try some gravel roads with it.

Anyone else own a brick and enjoying it and care to share their experiences?

Thanks guys.
TC

RocketJohn 01-23-2008 03:45 PM

I rode this for about two years... smoothest engine ever... like riding a jet engine that couldn't turn very nimbly in the tights... solid build quality... even rode it to Sturgis... will test ride the K1200S this spring to see if that's the sport touring machine I want next...

http://www.rocketjohn.com/images/bikepics/k12/k12d.jpg

http://www.rocketjohn.com/images/sturgis03/s36.jpg

rydor 01-23-2008 04:11 PM

I'm new to ADV as well, and ride a 1994 K1100RS. Long live the brick! :D
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...29-0700340.jpg

Duck_Pilot 01-23-2008 04:36 PM

Deja-View!
 
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I rode this for about two years...

http://www.rocketjohn.com/images/bikepics/k12/k12d.jpg

Hey there, John! I thought that view looked familiar, eh? :D

Here's a shot of the two Ladies in my life, from Evergreen. Both are classy, sexy, and have a mean-streak when they get wound-up a bit. :wink:

The Lady Selena, and 'Lil Miss Duckie....

FlagRS 01-23-2008 05:45 PM

I've been riding a 2004 K1200RS for the past 5 months. I inherited the brick from my wife. She bought it new in the summer of '05 and put 38K miles on it. She wanted a new bike a little smaller and more maneuverable at low speeds and more comfortable for long multiple days of riding. Being the supportive partner that I am I sold my trusty '04 R1150GS and she got a new RT. Sure I was skeptical about replacing my GS with a brick. But being a Sport Touring rider and not really a GS rider it has been a great fit.

The RS is silky smooth and accelerates without hesitation. Overtaking is effortless. It's often a workout riding that beast all day long but I really enjoy riding it. Coming off a GS and onto the KRS required a whole new riding technique. My wife turned me on to Master Yoda and his RS riding technique: http://bmwrt.com/ubbthreads/showflat...r=80560&page=0

I expect to be riding this brick for a little while - FlagRS :1drink http://kwb.smugmug.com/photos/27234792-L.jpg

RocketJohn 01-23-2008 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Duck_Pilot
Hey there, John! I thought that view looked familiar, eh? :D

Here's a shot of the two Ladies in my life, from Evergreen. Both are classy, sexy, and have a mean-streak when they get wound-up a bit. :wink:

The Lady Selena, and 'Lil Miss Duckie....

beautiful ladies!

I think I met you while you were on that Duc when you over at SuperTune a few months ago...

Small world, eh?

Solo Gato 01-23-2008 08:26 PM

my favorite
 
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Anorak 01-23-2008 08:29 PM

Hell yeah I ride a K. Highway 70, the Feather River Canyon and up in Quincy.
[http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7hB9Qdyx_HU/Se...r%20Canyon.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7hB9Qdyx_HU/S4...800/gravel.jpg

Off the grid 01-23-2008 08:36 PM

I will add many other bikes to my stable, but I will never part with the brick.

Ever.

There's just something about it that sets it apart. And it constantly gets accused of being a newer model BMW. (I am fanatical about detailing and maintenance though)

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4...2101207hz5.jpg

sfarson 01-23-2008 08:40 PM

RJ... I remember that KRS Evergreen image. Nice! And Duck Pilot... remember that "lady" pic as well. How do you like that SportClassic?

RJ... Let me know what you think of the KS.

http://www.farson.com/k1200s/k1200slovelandnorth2.jpg

RocketJohn 01-23-2008 10:39 PM

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RJ... I remember that KRS Evergreen image. Nice! And Duck Pilot... remember that "lady" pic as well. How do you like that SportClassic?

RJ... Let me know what you think of the KS.

http://www.farson.com/k1200s/k1200slovelandnorth2.jpg

Well first of all, let me begin by gushing over the well executed photography. You are good sir... good...

I really like that K... the stealth color with the angles of the panels really give that bike a menacing but classic look. I am definitely going to go test ride that model when it gets warmer. I need something with some longer legs than my 998, as you know. I can do 250 miles, but anything longer and I get too tired...

I'm also looking at the older 11S... 12S might be difficult to find and I would like some limited two up capabilities...

after seeing so many of your photos, I want to see someone taking a pic of you taking a pic of the bike to see the scrambling across the roads, dodging traffic, fully geared up, big camera in hand, all the while acting cool...

:lol3

Duck_Pilot 01-24-2008 02:54 AM

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And Duck Pilot... remember that "lady" pic as well. How do you like that SportClassic?

I had no intent of hijacking this thread.......my apologies! That being said, I love both Ladies dearly. Feel free to PM, if you have questions about 'Lil Miss Duckie. As for questions about the Lady Selena.....well, a gentleman doesn't tell. :wink:

jdiaz 01-24-2008 05:56 AM

I prefer the early 1998-2001 K1200RS fairing to the later ones, but damn, that color looks great.

I had a new '98 in Dolphin Blue for about six months. Fun bike.


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Cat0020 01-24-2008 06:20 AM

I've ridden a couple of K-bikes... never let me down on the road.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...SBlueRidge.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...0/DSC02874.jpg

jdiaz 01-24-2008 06:23 AM

What's with the three-spoke wheels? Salvage bike?

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