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Old 06-01-2011, 05:32 AM   #841
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This one will be up for sale soon. 88 K75S with 90k miles. pretty good shape, bags are good, corbin seat. Anyone have a good ballpark number of its value?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:02 AM   #842
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This one will be up for sale soon. 88 K75S with 90k miles. pretty good shape, bags are good, corbin seat. Anyone have a good ballpark number of its value?
2,500ish?
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:14 PM   #843
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2,500ish?
Really? Then what value would you put on a nearly pristine '92 K75S with luggage and tank bag and 50K on the clock?
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #844
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Really? Then what value would you put on a nearly pristine '92 K75S with luggage and tank bag and 50K on the clock?
3,200-$3,500?

Disclaimer: I am not a certified Internet motorcycle appraiser. I'm just giving you my gut feel on what I think the bike is worth based upon one sentence descriptions. That's the point of the question mark at the end.

For example, I'll see the bike above listed on CL for $4,000 and think the price is high. But, who knows, maybe the seller will get that for it.

Any seller who has bothered to do some research will care about the splines so make a point of mentioning the last spline lube and other maintenance in your ad.

Side note: You get more if you market it better. When I sell a bike I always put together a web page for it and then link to that wherever I'm trying to sell it. A lot of people think you can't get money back on the mods you do. You can if you market them properly.

Example of a K75S I sold last year: http://home.comcast.net/~sumdumguy/91k75s/91k75s.htm
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #845
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I know a little about buying bikes online and the market is not fixed, it is liquid, as a buyer or seller you need to do your homework. The only market that matters is the market you are prepared to buy in. If you are prepared to travel, then you must expand your homework to include more of the market.
For BMW, you should be looking at dealers in your market, Ebay, Craig's List, BMW MOA Flea Market, ibmwr.com, I-BMW.com and get word out locally, to your BMW club, your friends, your dealer. that you are looking. If you are on FB, post that you are looking...friends know friends that are maybe sorta of thinking of selling.
You should watch your market, track all of the variables - year, mileage, extras, condition, distance, credibility etc, watch it for at least 2 weeks. In the mean time, have your funding settled. By 10-14 days you should know the answer to your question...how much should I pay for THIS bike.

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Old 06-01-2011, 05:15 PM   #846
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Thanks for the quickie price guesstimate. $2500 is what I was thinking of listing it for.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:00 PM   #847
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3,200-$3,500?

Thanks for your insights, Duck. For the record, I'm on the buying side and the subject bike seems to be in need of a rear spline lube. I've been in some discussions with the seller who started out at $4K a few months ago. We'll see how things go.

And now for an entirely different question. Was there ever a K75 model that came with a factory fairing that looks like this:

I think it's some kind of police model, what say you?
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:54 PM   #848
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And now for an entirely different question. Was there ever a K75 model that came with a factory fairing that looks like this:

I think it's some kind of police model, what say you?
No. Not a factory fairing.

The headlamp looks like an 'S' model, which makes me think that it's an attempt at an RT-type bike, probably before the factory K75RT was available.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:28 AM   #849
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No. Not a factory fairing.

The headlamp looks like an 'S' model, which makes me think that it's an attempt at an RT-type bike, probably before the factory K75RT was available.
That surprises me because the fairing seems to be of very high quality fit and finish which made me think the bike is some sort of police model.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #850
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Thanks for your insights, Duck. For the record, I'm on the buying side and the subject bike seems to be in need of a rear spline lube. I've been in some discussions with the seller who started out at $4K a few months ago. We'll see how things go.

And now for an entirely different question. Was there ever a K75 model that came with a factory fairing that looks like this:

I think it's some kind of police model, what say you?
Looks to me like a Pichler(pronounced "pickler") fairing. Pichler is a German company that made some nice aftermarket fairings specifically for K75s/K100s back when they were in production.

Rear spline lubes are relatively easy. It's the transmission input spline lubes that are a PITA.

Splientology: http://www.motobrick.com/index.php?topic=490.0
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:10 AM   #851
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Here's a K75 that I owned for a while that had a Pichler fairing. It's a little hard to make out in this picture but it had similar horizontal slats on the front panel below the radiator which is why I'm about 99% sure that's a Pichler fairing.

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:51 AM   #852
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:35 AM   #853
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Thanks for your insights, Duck. For the record, I'm on the buying side and the subject bike seems to be in need of a rear spline lube. I've been in some discussions with the seller who started out at $4K a few months ago. We'll see how things go.

And now for an entirely different question. Was there ever a K75 model that came with a factory fairing that looks like this:

I think it's some kind of police model, what say you?
Is that a second K75(C) in the background? "Your Killing Me Smalls".
I really like those Pischler fairings on the K75. Makes for a very nice sport touring machine.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:41 AM   #854
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Is that a second K75(C) in the background? "Your Killing Me Smalls".
I really like those Pischler fairings on the K75. Makes for a very nice sport touring machine.
Yes, that's a K75C.

That Pichler K75 I had, aside from being well-camo'd at Shell stations, worked pretty well. I like to ride without a helmet (GASP!) and that fairing was great for that. That white one looks like it would provide decent wind protection as well. I'm 6-2 and the K75S stock screen is a little short for me.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:20 AM   #855
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Their website says the fairings are still available for k75's as well.
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