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ricochetrider 01-30-2012 09:54 AM

Vintage K Bike Luv
 
the 80s K series BMWs broke ground. they shifted the paradigm and stirred up much dirt. no one believed it would last.
it was the first big step away from BMWs long hold on the old technology. away from Airheads. there were haters. doubters. nay-sayers. but BMW had it right, and today, the K series not only perseveres, but stands strong. the K is fast, fun in the twisties, stable on the Interstates, a great tourer, solid commuter. all around great bikes.
so let's see 'em.
Show Us Your Vintage K Pix. here's mine, a 1988 K100RS
with the Ohlins rear shock, Corbin seat, and Parabellum windscreen:

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/i...8/P1040513.jpg



it is painted an official BMW color, the Dark Graphite- tho this color wasn't offered on a K back then. the original color of the bike was that funky brown. then it was painted some off color of blue by another owner... then i had it painted the color it is now... i probably have more money in paint alone than the bike is worth.

blaine.hale 01-30-2012 10:32 AM

Took mine out to Bonneville from Atlanta, GA and back. It was a 1985 k100 that a guy had pulled the engine from, put a new (4k miles) engine in, swapped all the controls for jap bike ones and sold to me for like $1200. I bought it, rode it for a couple weeks, changed the oil and headed out on a 5,000 mile trip without a SINGLE issue.
Bike was ugly as sin, and took a looong time to bond with and get used to but I wish I could have afforded to keep it at the time. I'll have another one, some day.

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/...ainebonne2.jpg

wmax351 01-30-2012 12:48 PM

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._2937831_n.jpg

Classic, Classy, and Capable. What else could you want?

ricochetrider 01-30-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by wmax351 (Post 17870108)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net..._2937831_n.jpg

Classic, Classy, and Capable. What else could you want?

eggzackly! :clap

TomInVt 01-30-2012 05:18 PM

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My 87 K100RS,Great Bike

ricochetrider 01-30-2012 07:03 PM

that white is sweet! what kind of bags are those?

jdiaz 01-30-2012 07:04 PM

I don't really care for those old things. :nah

























:lol3

Rightshiftrick 01-31-2012 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ricochetrider (Post 17873085)
that white is sweet! what kind of bags are those?

They look like old school Craven bags.

BTW, love some of the earlier K bikes. Been keeping n eye out for a K75S, or a mid 80's K100RS

TomInVt 01-31-2012 05:43 AM

Bags
 
The bags are Craven Golden Arrows ,they used to be mounted on my 1974 R75/6 until that became a Cafe bike.
When i bought the K bike it didn't come with any bags.So being the good Vermont Yankee that I am I used what I had laying around .

I would rather have the BMW bags that came on this bike but they aint cheap ,and I am hahahaha

tkent02 01-31-2012 06:02 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5.../MyBike024.jpg

GypsyWriter 01-31-2012 07:11 AM

This thread has me drooling. More please!!! :deal

ricochetrider 01-31-2012 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Rightshiftrick (Post 17875104)
They look like old school Craven bags.

BTW, love some of the earlier K bikes. Been keeping n eye out for a K75S, or a mid 80's K100RS

my 88 gets REALLY hot under the tank, and it affects my ride in hot summer weather. apparently some year-models do this, some don't. from what i can gather, the K75 never did. research your year-model before the buy.

ricochetrider 01-31-2012 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by TomInVt (Post 17875362)
The bags are Craven Golden Arrows ,they used to be mounted on my 1974 R75/6 until that became a Cafe bike.
When i bought the K bike it didn't come with any bags.So being the good Vermont Yankee that I am I used what I had laying around .

I would rather have the BMW bags that came on this bike but they aint cheap ,and I am hahahaha

way to go! can you show us some pix of the mount job?
also, i've never seen fairing vents like that- yours appear to be popped open?
what's up with those? close-ups maybe? they open and close?

TomInVt 01-31-2012 12:30 PM

Fairing Vent
 
"also, i've never seen fairing vents like that- yours appear to be popped open?
what's up with those? close-ups maybe? they open and close?"

Yes they pop open to let in a little cold air ,helps a little .
I don't know anything about them ,they were on the bike when I got it .Don't know if they were factory or aftermarket add on.The fit and finish are good enough to be factory ...but I have never seen them on any other K bike

ricochetrider 01-31-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TomInVt (Post 17878251)
"also, i've never seen fairing vents like that- yours appear to be popped open?
what's up with those? close-ups maybe? they open and close?"

Yes they pop open to let in a little cold air ,helps a little .
I don't know anything about them ,they were on the bike when I got it .Don't know if they were factory or aftermarket add on.The fit and finish are good enough to be factory ...but I have never seen them on any other K bike

yeah they're cool.
does the 87 K100 get as hot as my 88? if so anything would help.


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