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Old 04-30-2009, 11:38 AM   #331
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #332
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Low mile S, SUH WEET! What a great motorcycle.

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Old 04-30-2009, 06:49 PM   #333
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trash that shock and replace it with a high dollar brand you won't believe the difference it makes.

Sweet ride , I had a 94 at one time in mystic red.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #334
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I've coveted this thing for 22 years, ever since my buddy Dave rode it over to my place from the dealer, back in '87.

Rode it home to Detroit from Chicago yesterday.

I finally convinced him to part with it - an '87 K75S w/ 23k miles.

Now I just need it to quit raining / snowing so I can ride the thing...





Talk about a sheltered existence!

Good find.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:29 AM   #335
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yep on my third K bike now

first 1999 K1200RS


my second 2005 K1200S




and my newly acquired third K bike, 2008 K1200GT


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Old 05-01-2009, 06:00 AM   #336
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You're ill.... or haven't discovered Craigslist...
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:01 PM   #337
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not sure why I would be ill, I have sold the (( K1200RS and the 05 K1200S (although it wont be picked up for a few more days)
heres a couple shots from today though


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Old 05-01-2009, 01:37 PM   #338
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Not Ill!

Although my wife thinks I am. I have picked up five new project bikes in the last 6 months. 2 BMW's, 2 Yamaha's and an old Norton. The more you ride, and the more varied the riding you do, the less likely any one bike or any 5 bikes will really satisfy you all of the time. The GS is a great bike, but sometimes I really want to go much faster than the GS is capable of, safely. Other days, I want to go light off-roading, perfect for the GS. Other days, I just want to be nostalgic, so an old bike is really the only way to go.

I'm happy to have all of the bikes I do, runners and future runners. It doesn't mean I'm ill. Maybe just a lucky SOB.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #339
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what kind of camera are you using for these shots?

thanks KarlB!
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #340
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Awesome picture! Shows exactly what K1200S is all about.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:46 PM   #341
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thanks KarlB!
just a cheap ass polaroid i633 I got from walmart its 6mp and I dont mind dangling it off my arm for these one handed shots.

I dont want to risk my canon 30d on the bike.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #342
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Here's my old bitch.



I was all set to sell it, but then we took it on this trip. It just does this sort of thing too well to get rid of it. This was on a recent trip into South Australia and around Victoria camping for a week.

No way I could comfortably carry this gear on the VFR if I chose to. I own it, and it is boringly reliable. It's character is that it has no character and that's not a bad thing when doing long days.

Accompanied by the Girlie on her R65.



Looks like I need an annexe on the garage.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:53 PM   #343
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I should add that another complicating factor is that I have put so much time into setting it up to be SAFE to ride when loaded either with two big people or one with lot's o' gear and I've come to like it. The stock suspension was WOEFUL! The front end was WAAAAAY too soft and while it was very comfy on straight roads it was terrifying in corners. Some Technoflex springs were bought, and I was told to use 10wt fork oil. These were certainly harder, but the damping was almost non existent. It would track well in corners until there was any kind of bump and then the would pogo, headshake and generally attempt to kill me. I tried 15wt which was better and settled on 20wt. I'd even consider 25wt if I can find some to try.

The tired and flacid rear end was sorted with an eBay Koni adjustable unit.

It will still shake its head if a bump is encountered mid corner, but it's now just a single wobble rather than increasing oscilations. The rest of the time it is deceptively capable even when fully loaded.

I'd have to spend a fair bit to get the VFR to the point where it could carry gear like this and then it would cease to be a fun "day ride" bike.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:36 PM   #344
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looks great! I like "The Sport GT" look - no bags and is that a short Z-technik screen?
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:18 PM   #345
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thats the shortest screen made by wonderlich, and I have added sanbar composites dog boones to add a little rear ride height and make turn in a tad quicker
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