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Old 12-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #2281
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It's one of a batch of bikes the police held back and registered later, mine is on a 92 plate but is 8valve with the 2 piece mudguard and brace and had the abs removed at the polices request I'm lead to believe. If anyone has any further information on this I'd be very interested to hear.
First, welcome.

UK police spec bikes got the 'S' type forks with integral brace before the 16-Valve models because the un-braced versions blew seals so often.

I don't think that any police force in the UK had a policy of holding back bikes, it's more that bikes (and cars) were batch purchased and only registered when they were needed. Sometimes this might be as much as a couple of years later.

As for the ABS, I doubt that it was removed by the force in question. The only issues with police-spec ABS bikes occurred early in the supply. It was found that the police radio could trigger the ABS. All ABS equipped bikes were recalled by BMW and modified to prevent this but they retained the ABS.

Your bike has been fitted with the very early K100 seat and tail unit with the pillion grab handles in the seat as opposed to the tail unit.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #2282
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Thanks for the info, that makes sense, I've been told a few different stories but that adds up, thanks again
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #2283
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First post, how exciting!

Hello from the Netherlands, i've been reading up for weeks now in this topic and would like to share my little project(-start).

Bought it like this:




The fork legs were leaking, good start for some pearl blasting, first cleaning up all the parts.




At the current part the removed the mounting of the heat shield, which I found ugly so bought a replacement.


Doesn't look like a nice one but after some well deserved love and attention..



In the mean time, look at the result of the pearl blasting!




I've powdercoated the wheels in something that looks like chrome.



I love polishing so I decided to polish up some parts.






How does that look huh?



The result of this (later on better pictures with lighting!)

Front rim with new bearings, bolts, screws, seals. Everything!



New exhaust and powdercoated rear wheel!
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #2284
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You know it's funny about some of these custom K bikes. Personal preference, but it seems like the industrial/post apocalyptic customs seem to come out better than the cafe-type customs. There just seems to be something about the lines and mechanicals of the K bikes that seem to lend them more to a futuristic or industrial look than a flowing artistic look. Again, that's my opinion and certainly other folks preferences can differ.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #2285
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Hi, i'm quite new here but i've read dozend of pages of this thread and would like to contribute by posting some pics of my project but it says it has to be reviewed (which takes a day already?)

Edit: My post is approved, thanks!

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #2286
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I'm no lover of chromed wheels but I like this:



as it's more of a satin finish.


A few days ago, my nephew's (new to him) K75S was delivered for me to give it some attention:



It's a genuine low mileage (sub 16,000) 1991 bike but it's been badly treated cosmetically. Someone has daubed black paint over the original and over the dirt that was there at the time:



Today I took it for a spin to see what other than the cosmetics needs attention and have begun the strip down:

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #2287
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #2288
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UK police spec bikes got the 'S' type forks with integral brace before the 16-Valve models because the un-braced versions blew seals so often.
Huh? Those S forks were never used on 4V bikes. All 4V bikes have the larger diameter forks with mounting for the four pot calipers.


Erik: That chromy wheel does look NICE!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #2289
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You are cleaning your parts in the bathroom sink?
I will ride my bike to the Netherlands, give you the bike, keys and title, and walk home if you will video tape your wife walking into the bathroom and finding a pair of forks in the sink. Full tank of gas and a battery tender too.

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #2290
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You are cleaning your parts in the bathroom sink?
It's actually the kitchen!


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I will ride my bike to the Netherlands, give you the bike, keys and title, and walk home if you will video tape your wife walking into the bathroom and finding a pair of forks in the sink. Full tank of gas and a battery tender too.
I still live at home, mom and dad don't care as long I clean up! Excellent! Can you FedEx your bike?
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #2291
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It's actually the kitchen! I still live at home, mom and dad don't care as long I clean up! Excellent! Can you FedEx your bike?
If you have to have a wife to get the bike, Bad, Bad deal.

Tell seantx to keep his bike. You will still have the better end of the deal. Mom & Dad will always love ya!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #2292
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Wow, I've just got the end of this thread, It's only taken a couple of weeks! Some really lovely examples which have given me lots of inspiration and provoked a lot of thought as to what direction to go with my K100.
It's an ex UK Police bike that has now done 140K and never let me down. I've done the last 40K. It's a daily ride in all weathers, I don't own a car.

The biggest job was a clutch replacement about 10K ago. It's one of a batch of bikes the police held back and registered later, mine is on a 92 plate but is 8valve with the 2 piece mudguard and brace and had the abs removed at the polices request I'm lead to believe. If anyone has any further information on this I'd be very interested to hear.
So a few pics of mine, only a few mods but I like it, no I love it!


This is Just finishing a 1000 mile weekend around Wales




Love the polished tank. I will be doing the same soon.What eghaust is that and hows it sound?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #2293
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #2294
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #2295
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Trash my bike

This is the look I would go for when I trash my k75. http://justdan.smugmug.com/Bikes/Jus...X5HHz&lb=1&s=A
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