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Old 01-31-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
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Dear lord, K75 and 100s are vintage? The K75 is the new bike in the garage, it has fuel injection, computerized ignition, ABS and a charging system that, well pretty much, charges.

As such, it is the wifes bike of course.

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
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I looked at a K100RS for a buddy who ended up buying it. I will probably end up with it some day next year as I feel he will grow tired of it like he does other things. I test rode it and really liked it. Of course I own two Airheads so it is easy to please me power wise!
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:16 PM   #18
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Dear lord, K75 and 100s are vintage? The K75 is the new bike in the garage, it has fuel injection, computerized ignition, ABS and a charging system that, well pretty much, charges.

As such, it is the wifes bike of course.

Eric
well i guess there's a line there somewhere...
the first Ks came out in like 85? mid 80s anyway. over 20 years ago.
nobody booted this thread so... guess we're good here?
i DID designate VINTAGE K Bikes.... and yeah, my 88 was by far the "newest" bike i owned until i bought my 93 RS.
it is STILL the most modern bike i own.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #19
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I like to think we are a "big tent" here in old school. If you think you belong here, you probably do.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #20
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I had a K75 touring - One of the smoothest - non-issue motorcycles I ever owned - I sold it to a guy in Alaska - all the K bikes were good stuff - They are kind of like a GoldWing - they are so smooth their boring! tom
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:51 PM   #21
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:18 PM   #22
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My 1985 K100RS

I came to K-bikes from decades of riding the venerable BMW airheads. I admit the K100RS was not love-at-first sight. I popped for an aftermarket seat (Rick Mayer, yea!). The ergos are now good for me, I love the planted feel on the road at higher speeds and crosswinds no longer rate on the pucker-factor scale
In true BMW engineering fashion, the bike has a very broad power curve and is easy to ride. The transmission is a joy (I'm an old Airhead, remember?) and now that I've sorted the odd instrument quirks and caught up with the maintenance she seems to have found a place in the garage -- and in my heart.
Having I given up the old airheads? Fala serio!
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 AM   #23
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Super Nice looking bike Tripletreat,
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #24
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My 87 K100RS,Great Bike
Gah! What is it about these bikes in white that gives me so much WANT?! I've been wanting a K75 for some time now and this thread is not helping!!
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Gah! What is it about these bikes in white that gives me so much WANT?! I've been wanting a K75 for some time now and this thread is not helping!!
what's not to love? sweet lines and a reliable ride that still has that classic appeal...
it ain't all bad.
go for it.

don't know if the K75 was ever released in white but nothin sayin you couldn't find a decent body shop/painter and have one painted your way in a BMW color...
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #26
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Early K75C's came in white.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #27
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what's not to love? sweet lines and a reliable ride that still has that classic appeal...
it ain't all bad.
go for it.

don't know if the K75 was ever released in white but nothin sayin you couldn't find a decent body shop/painter and have one painted your way in a BMW color...
I keep coming back to the K75 and have no doubt it'll end up in my garage someday. I had a chance for an RT @$1200 but passed as the big fairing wasn't what I wanted. I'm still kicking myself on that one.

Ugh. So many wants, only a finite amount of $$$. But the simple lines of the K75C calls to me, listen to its siren song...
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #28
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I keep coming back to the K75 and have no doubt it'll end up in my garage someday. I had a chance for an RT @$1200 but passed as the big fairing wasn't what I wanted. I'm still kicking myself on that one.

Ugh. So many wants, only a finite amount of $$$. But the simple lines of the K75C calls to me, listen to its siren song...
i gotcha. i'm not a lover of the RT either...
all good things in all good time.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #29
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Early K75C's came in white.
right on. here's the color schemes for K75Cs, off bmbikes.co.uk

http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/schemepages/schemek75c.htm

the site is great for production & export numbers, paint colors by model year, and just plain eye candy.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #30
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what's not to love? sweet lines and a reliable ride that still has that classic appeal...
it ain't all bad.
go for it.

don't know if the K75 was ever released in white but nothin sayin you couldn't find a decent body shop/painter and have one painted your way in a BMW color...
You can definitely get a cheap K75 that is solid mechanically (I suppose they all are: Just check the splines), but rough around the edges. Have it painted for ~$700 or so, and you have a sweet bike that is exactly what you want.
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