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Old 10-31-2008, 10:49 PM   #166
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I agree the bike is bulletproof and has great lines, but it need more hp...it's a bit punchless.

I prefer the 4-banger version of the brick engine.
I thought the original 4 was too buzzy, especially for touring. When they rubber mounted it in the K12 that went away.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:10 PM   #167
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I agree the bike (K75) is bulletproof and has great lines, but it need more hp...it's a bit punchless.
I heard lots of guys say this, but when I open mine up, it does everything I ask and more. You do have to use the upper rev band, but it's there if you need it. Don't make the mistake of driving it like a V-twin.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:55 PM   #168
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I looked at the K1200S and K1200R today. I think I like the R better for my style of riding, but I need to be able to do an occasional 2-up trip on the next bike. Anyone have any experience they could share on this?
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:59 PM   #169
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I heard lots of guys say this, but when I open mine up, it does everything I ask and more. You do have to use the upper rev band, but it's there if you need it. Don't make the mistake of driving it like a V-twin.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:25 PM   #170
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exactly. most guys that complain are either 2up or aren't using whole rpm range. it's a fun bike and makes a neat sound when you wind it out.


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Old 11-01-2008, 10:14 PM   #171
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you buying?
there are days that i miss mine. that's a great engine. i love what many people call a lack of soul.

no not me. I am still pretty happy with the r11rl. Can't ride again until after Christmas anyway.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:02 AM   #172
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That's why I sold my '85 K100RS. I did a IBA BBG1500 and my arms ached for a few days from the buzzing. I did like the pick up from 65 to 100 when passing, nothing like a few extra ponies.

I only have heard good news about the K75. I only test rode one back in the 80's.
The K12RS really had oomph in the passing range, and pulled hard over 100 too although the new transverse K12 must blow it away with 40 more horses. But as I said, I really miss my 2003.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:58 AM   #173
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I looked at the K1200S and K1200R today. I think I like the R better for my style of riding, but I need to be able to do an occasional 2-up trip on the next bike. Anyone have any experience they could share on this?Look at the gt just take the hard bags off if you want the sport bike look.The bike is great 1 or 2 up.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:39 AM   #174
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exactly. most guys that complain are either 2up or aren't using whole rpm range. it's a fun bike and makes a neat sound when you wind it out.
Trust me, I wind the piss out of my bike every ride I take, I know the magic of a brick engine from 6-8k RPMs.

But being a Shrek-sized individual I can't see that 750, 25hp less engine hauling my fas ass around.

...Unless of course it's 100lbs lighter than my LT.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:48 PM   #175
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the specs from bmw show the k11lt as 66lbs heavier than a k75rt and over 100lbs in difference between the k75s and a k11lt.

i had no idea there was that much weight difference. wow.


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Trust me, I wind the piss out of my bike every ride I take, I know the magic of a brick engine from 6-8k RPMs.

But being a Shrek-sized individual I can't see that 750, 25hp less engine hauling my fas ass around.

...Unless of course it's 100lbs lighter than my LT.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:19 PM   #176
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damn I thought I was over the K Bike fever I had. I went out to where the demo trailer was set up and it was great. The tourers were booked up all day but I at least tried the K1200R and R12R (ridden the K12S before). Yeah the Ks are a tad heavy, the front suspension is a bit numb and they still shift into first gear with a pronounced thud (funny hearing a whole group of bikes thunk into gear when the opposing light goes yellow) but the engine is smooth and powerful, the suspension is very good over all, the bike feels stable and planted and the OBC, ABS, etc., spoils you so fast. I think I'll go back to beemer after I've had my fill of the Tuono.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:27 PM   #177
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But being a Shrek-sized individual I can't see that 750, 25hp less engine hauling my fas ass around.
I weigh about 240-250 lbs. and the K75 does the job every day. It may bog a little on takeoffs, but once it's barely moving the torque kicks in. Just lean forward, relax the arms and let the thrust push you back into the factory Corbin seat. The next time you check your mirrors, all is clear.

It also had no problem cruising 70-80 mph coming back from Silver City, NM a couple of weeks ago. The tach was sitting on a minimum of 5k and it kept it up for about 3 hours. And the heat coming off the engine is real welcome right now.

The K75 will almost do it all...commute or tour...like a lot of bikes out there.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:44 AM   #178
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:27 AM   #179
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Shogs, Congratulations on Baby Blue. What happened to the white seat? I kinda liked it.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:07 AM   #180
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Complete with classic K bike scratches on the bags and mirrors! It's a beauty!
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