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Old 02-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #766
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Cops and stunt men don't have to pay for their own maintenance/repairs.
Yeh, those lucky bastards. I just can't imagine taking a K bike up or down stairs without some seriously upgraded suspension. Hell, I have upgraded suspension and I wouldn't want to try that.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #767
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Upstairs, no problem. Just twist the throttle and lean back! Downstairs. Scary! Lots of rear brake I imagine.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:42 PM   #769
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:16 AM   #770
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Which did you like best and why? Currently I have a k1200r comming off a k1200gt. The k1200r is much more enjoyable as a commuter given it's lighter weight - but its hard to beat the gt on the open road.

My prediction is that I will be keeping the k-r but trying to get another gt or maybe lt in the next year !

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I've been a fan of K-Bikes for some time. In fact, at 38 years old I moved to Denver from Chicago in 1997 I purchased my first bike.....1998 K1200RS. Since then I have owned several K machines.....they are big/smooth/fast ( a fine combination). I now reside in SE Florida.

K12RS in Colorado...Along the Arkansas river outside Canon City:


K12S in Colorado...Echo Lake at the foot of Mount Evans:


K12LT in Wyoming...Devils Tower:


K12GT now in Palm Beach County, Florida:
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:06 PM   #771
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Which did you like best and why? Currently I have a k1200r comming off a k1200gt. The k1200r is much more enjoyable as a commuter given it's lighter weight - but its hard to beat the gt on the open road.

My prediction is that I will be keeping the k-r but trying to get another gt or maybe lt in the next year !
Liked each one for their own strengths.

RS: Smooth, fat sportbike.
S: Fast, raw.
LT: Luxurious, light truck.
GT: Jack of all trades, master of none.

Maybe your R is the perfect bike. I haven't ridden one yet.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #772
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If you can't get it up for real then the tele-penis is a good substitute .
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:18 AM   #773
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I watched that again recently and noticed the K bikes. I got a real kick out of the scene when they're riding down the stairs.
I think that was an early k they used for the gendarmes wasn't it? Classic square brick.

I lost count of my kbricks after 7. Kept buying mid/late 80s era krs and krts, riding them for a year and selling them. I've been commuting on a 92krs and will sell it in a month or so. Dead nuts relaible.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #774
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I think that was an early k they used for the gendarmes wasn't it? Classic square brick.

I lost count of my kbricks after 7. Kept buying mid/late 80s era krs and krts, riding them for a year and selling them. I've been commuting on a 92krs and will sell it in a month or so. Dead nuts relaible.
The bricks are definitely one of my favorites. Even though I work on BMW's and I'm supposed to rave about how awesome the new bikes are, I prefer owning older BMW's. The new ones are wicked fun and incredibly well designed, but IMHO not nearly as reliable. Plus, any bike equipped with the CANBUS electrical system is damn near impossible to work on at home.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:07 PM   #775
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i think that was an early k they used for the gendarmes wasn't it? Classic square brick.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:09 AM   #776
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I think the older Ks (k75, k100, k1100) really shine in the fact that they nail the fine line between high tech and robustness. I'm not too keen on babying a motorcycle, just want to thrash around and have it run.

The Canbus makes me a bit nervous, I wish it was open sourced and not proprietary. How about a blinking light that throws fault codes like i can do on my e34.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:37 AM   #777
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How about a blinking light that throws fault codes like i can do on my e34.
The temp light on the K1100s supposedly can show Motronic fault codes. (I've never had issues with my bikes so have never tried it.)

ABS fault codes can be read by attaching a 12V LED to the diagnostic plug. (Both for ABS I and ABS II bikes.)
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:13 PM   #778
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I'm down in Rancho Mirage visiting my dad. I needed a new front tire mounted before riding home so I went to an indy shop a couple of miles down the road that I've used before.

I was in there six weeks ago and noticed they had a 1987 plain K75 all covered in dust in the shop. Guy said it was having fuel pump problems.

Still there when I went by today. Checked the odometer and it only had 8,241 miles! (I know some other telltales to check to gauge if the odometer is telling the truth and they were all consistent with the mileage.)

I can't imagine why the fuel pump was frozen and all of the rubber in the tank disolved.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:09 PM   #779
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I'm down in Rancho Mirage visiting my dad. I needed a new front tire mounted before riding home so I went to an indy shop a couple of miles down the road that I've used before.

I was in there six weeks ago and noticed they had a 1987 plain K75 all covered in dust in the shop. Guy said it was having fuel pump problems.

Still there when I went by today. Checked the odometer and it only had 8,241 miles! (I know some other telltales to check to gauge if the odometer is telling the truth and they were all consistent with the mileage.)

I can't imagine why the fuel pump was frozen and all of the rubber in the tank disolved.
Hey Duck, if ya drive back through San Francisco, let me know and I'll buy ya a beer
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:04 AM   #780
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Hey Duck, if ya drive back through San Francisco, let me know and I'll buy ya a beer
I love free beer. Marina District? Union Street? Noonish on Tuesday?

(Mitchell Brothers would work too. Do they have bacon sammiches there? That would be an ADV trifecta.)

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