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Old 07-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #61
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This is my first and only bike -so far, purchased new in 94 and still roaming the countryside.


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Old 07-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #62
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I have always wanted a K bike, preferable a K100RT since it would be my touring bike. Great thing about them other than the reliability and good things mentioned, their available way cheaper than they should be.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #63
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I was drinking. I was on the computer. I searched BMW on ebay. I bid a ridiculously low $1300 and ended up with this.
Damn, I need to do more of my drinking in front of the computer.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:36 AM   #64
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custom fuel tank

You making any progress on that custom fuel tank, C-Squared?
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #65
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #66
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An incredible K....what's not to love?
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #67
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An incredible K....what's not to love?
Agreed, I saw it in person yesterday. Fantastic bike, very creative way to customize a K.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:47 PM   #68
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Agreed, I saw it in person yesterday. Fantastic bike, very creative way to customize a K.
The earlier Rs seemed to get all the attention for customizing. The K just has so much more to offer in my opinion and arguably a more modern sophisticated bike that looks and rides beautifully. This one really demonstrates those characteristics.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #69
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The earlier Rs seemed to get all the attention for customizing. The K just has so much more to offer in my opinion and arguably a more modern sophisticated bike that looks and rides beautifully. This one really demonstrates those characteristics.
As an R-customiser I disagree


No, in all seriousness, the K bikes are incredibly hard to turn into something generally accepted as good looking. I've only seen a few photo's of customized K bikes that I really liked, this is the first one ever that I saw in person and liked ( a lot).
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #70
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As an R-customiser I disagree


No, in all seriousness, the K bikes are incredibly hard to turn into something generally accepted as good looking. I've only seen a few photo's of customized K bikes that I really liked, this is the first one ever that I saw in person and liked ( a lot).
I'm with ya on all counts but can say there are some great K customizers out there. Larry Romestant does outstanding work here in the U.S. Some of the European mates customize Ks completely outside the box. I love my SpecialK from Larry.Will buy another from him if he can go to the dark side with it....K Streetfighter might be in my future.

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Old 07-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #71
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You making any progress on that custom fuel tank, C-Squared?
Still mocked up and waiting for other projects to get out of the way!
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:24 AM   #72
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This seems like the only LOGICAL and era appropriate way to customize a K. I've seen other good K's out there but this one just nails it perfectly with that body work and paint!
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:33 AM   #73
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I must ask even though it was built for personal consumption what would a buyer be willing to pay for such a build.Time, material and final product would have to put her North of $15k.

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #74
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I must ask even though it was built for personal consumption what would a buyer be willing to pay for such a build.Time, material and final product would have to put her North of $15k.

If I know the owner-builder good enough, you´re wayyyyyyy overestimating what he will ask for it. He´s not going to sell it yet though.

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:49 PM   #75
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Man, I am so happy to see this thread. I posted here 2 or 3 months ago and all of the responders were very welcoming, yet I still got the gentle feeling that my '88 K75 didn't qualify to be on this forum, "but what the hell, let's let him in" sort of thing Says a lot for the "flavor" of this forum! Thanks for that.

I'll be following with alacrity, which is what I usually do since I'm 66 yo and have owned 4 BMWs, all airheads, even an R 27, I think when I was a teenager, in addition to that: An R100 RS, R100S, and an R75 way back when. My current K is my first and I'm very impressed. My wife rides a Kawi Versys 650, '05. After I retired from Wells Fargo 3 1/2 years ago, we traveled full time in our 5th wheel trailer. Spent two summers in Buffalo, WY...then we rode (She, a 250 Kawi Super Sherpa and I a DRZ 400) We had no experience in the dirt starting out. Last Summer, we spent in Moab, UT, riding the same bikes and the great off-road trails there. Metal Masher, Schaffer Switchbacks, Poison Spider, etc. Some, not very well, but we learned a lot. We decided that we wanted more comfortable bikes that would allow us to travel pavement and get to interesting things in more comfort, so when we again settled back in the Phx. area, we bought our current bikes. Still miss being able to hop off the pavement though.

Don't want to go on too much, but again, thanks for this thread! I hope to be a frequent participant.
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