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Old 10-17-2008, 06:57 PM   #136
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I was accused of being a redneck at work today. Because I remember the day I bought my K1200GT but can't remember my wedding anniversary.

I objected. I don't have loud pipes. Besides, I'm just a man. And my BMer does what I want without complaint.

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Old 10-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #137
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my first beemer 1992 K75RT

This is my first bmw. Its great on the road, but I find it a little top heavy. a friend of mine has a k11lt and his engine noise (not muffler) is a lot quieter than mine. Is that normal? The bike sat for five years and all I hade to do was change oil and check the fluids put in a new fuel pump and filters, reset the ABS and she ran as smooth as ever . I do need some new tires and a new rear rotor and pads ,but everything is solid. Great bike for the money, you can't go wrong with an older K.

P.S. And yes It needed a new battery too. The engine looks like it belongs in and Indy light car IMHO.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #138
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Don't miss the K11


My first & still favorite K75
My first bike was a naked K75 I toured on for 5 years up and down the west coast. Wonderful machine.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:36 AM   #139
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This is my first bmw. Its great on the road, but I find it a little top heavy. a friend of mine has a k11lt and his engine noise (not muffler) is a lot quieter than mine. Is that normal? The bike sat for five years and all I hade to do was change oil and check the fluids put in a new fuel pump and filters, reset the ABS and she ran as smooth as ever . I do need some new tires and a new rear rotor and pads ,but everything is solid. Great bike for the money, you can't go wrong with an older K.

P.S. And yes It needed a new battery too. The engine looks like it belongs in and Indy light car IMHO.
The K75 has a very distinctive sound, a little higher pitched than the K11. If it sat for 5 years you may want to have a look-see at the splines and clutch plate. My K11 sat for 7 years before I bought it, and there was some rust issue with the clutch.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:27 AM   #140
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:53 PM   #141
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has a k11lt and his engine noise (not muffler) is a lot quieter than mine.
Also realize that the 75 is a fully naked engine and the LT has some plastic encasing it which will damped the noise.
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:23 PM   #142
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K75

She runsvery good, but my shifting wasn't very good until I adjusted the clutch and the throttle cables. Now thats a lot smoother too.


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My first ride was also a 1969 BSA 441 victor. 300lbs of pure grunt. Sure was fun
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:15 PM   #143
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Aye. She's a fun lil' beast.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #144
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Hi, thought I would check in. Just bought a used '03 GT...loving it.

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Old 10-20-2008, 09:19 PM   #145
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Hi, thought I would check in. Just bought a used '03 GT...loving it.

Pretty bike, I had the lighter blue 2003 RS.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:20 PM   #146
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Pretty bike, I had the lighter blue 2003 RS.
Thanks...I definitely love the looks of these bikes. I find myself walking the long way into the building to oogle it in the parking lot.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:34 PM   #147
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:50 PM   #148
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Met Kim, a private pilot and met Baby Blue.

With the blessing of owrstrich, and the full loving support of Steve, I made an offer on today on a 1994 K1100RS.

She agreed to sell it to me.




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Hey, that's the color of my old K1200RS, Capri Blue yes?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:41 AM   #149
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Anyone using a Throttle Rocker?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:45 AM   #150
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Anyone using a Throttle Rocker?
A must have on the K12RS
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