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Old 01-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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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:





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.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Classic, Classy, and Capable. What else could you want?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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My 87 K100RS,Great Bike
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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that white is sweet! what kind of bags are those?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #7
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:44 AM   #8
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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
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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
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:02 AM   #10
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This thread has me drooling. More please!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:18 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:19 AM   #13
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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?
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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
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"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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