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Old 05-14-2012, 06:51 AM   #1051
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I never understood why it is considered unrider like to go to a coffee house with your motorcycle... I ride about 10k mi a year and drink at least 5 gals of coffee when stopping before bustin out the twisties...
A lot of people just don't know what to do with themselves when they start riding. The idea that you use the bike to do what you want escapes them because they need to learn "the rules" that they then try to enforce on others.

I'm a coffee addict too.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #1052
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I have put 4,000 miles on it in the last 5 weeks. The original owner barley rode it. I'm considering riding every mountain pass above 5,000 feet in the lower 48.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #1053
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I never understood why it is considered unrider like to go to a coffee house with your motorcycle... I ride about 10k mi a year and drink at least 5 gals of coffee when stopping before bustin out the twisties...
+1 ..... though I only ride about 8k a year

I sure do like the Starbucks......
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #1054
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MMM coffee... I usually ride to coffee, food, motorcycle accessories, food, and then a few times a year PANCAKES..
Also for trips and enjoyment..
Who cares where people ride to as long as they ride and enjoy..
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #1055
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I never understood why it is considered unrider like to go to a coffee house with your motorcycle... I ride about 10k mi a year and drink at least 5 gals of coffee when stopping before bustin out the twisties...
Posing. "Riding to Starbucks" is shorthand for being a poser. In other words, spending $25k on a bike and 'round-the-world-gear so you look really good when you ride a mile and a half to the Starbucks to let everyone see how adventurous you are. Then you sip your cappuccino in the air conditioning and watch people marvel at all the exotic places you have just come from or are on your way to, before you ride back to your house in the 'burbs, wash the bike and park it next to the minivan.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Real adventurers squeeze their coffee out of the intestines of berry eating bush-varmits. Everyone knows that.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #1056
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Posing. "Riding to Starbucks" is shorthand for being a poser. In other words, spending $25k on a bike and 'round-the-world-gear so you look really good when you ride a mile and a half to the Starbucks to let everyone see how adventurous you are. Then you sip your cappuccino in the air conditioning and watch people marvel at all the exotic places you have just come from or are on your way to, before you ride back to your house in the 'burbs, wash the bike and park it next to the minivan.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Real adventurers squeeze their coffee out of the intestines of berry eating bush-varmits. Everyone knows that.
HAHAHAHA
It keeps the economy moving i like them. They spend money on parts they dont need and gear they dont need hopefully from small businesses and it just keeps the world moving. Probably a very small fraction of the world but it all helps
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #1057
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What I like is that after a couple years, their hardly-ridden adventure bikes go on the market steeply reduced, for vultures like me!
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #1058
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Naw, for most of us its just taking little digs at our fellow riders (at least as I see it). Kind of like always busting your best friend's balls on any little thing that doesnt fit the "norm". Made even more fum when the sensitive few start defending their actions. Just roll with it and have fun. We have one of the greatest hobbies there is!


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What I like is that after a couple years, their hardly-ridden adventure bikes go on the market steeply reduced, for vultures like me!
Well, there is that, too.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:04 PM   #1059
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Most active K bike forums

What is the most active k bike forums? K1200r specifically?

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #1061
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What is the most active k bike forums? K1200r specifically?

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www.i-bmw.com is by far the most active forum I've found for new-gen K-bikes.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:39 PM   #1062
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I guess I have an "Old Gen." then.Just picked up a 1985 K100RT with 15000. I will be turning her into a Naked and selling off the "RT" parts.
Have riden it 50 miles so far and like it.She does have some pep in the meat of rpms of between 5000-6000 but dang she get buzzy.I guess Im just used to my R1150RT.I wish I could get rid of the stock muffler but from what I have read BMW spent a lot of time on the exhaust and you tend to lose power going with a diff. system,oh well I cant see it when Im on the bike
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #1063
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frogy,

http://www.motobrick.com/ is a good resource, has a parts thread, too. I bought some nice fork gaiters for my K100 from frankenduck's parts page.

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #1064
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I guess my question is: Would I be perhaps better off putting a couple thousand dollars into my '88 (clutch and final drive spline lube, having the speedometer diagnosed, repaired (started acting up a little bit today), and a few other small things; or maybe biting the bullet and going for a newer, more powerful K that's probably good to go for another 75000 miles with only regular minor maintenance?
A couple grand... shhhh, don't tell me that I just did the dreaded spline lube (both final drive, and clutch splines). First time and it only took me 4 hours.

Check here for the appropriate speedo fixes.

I won't tell you my opinion on if you should keep it, not trying to kill anyone elses deal...
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #1065
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Seriously, would still like your thoughts on the general riding characteristics of these two bikes, even without comments re: which one would be a good choice. Thanks!
I think it sounds like a great deal. I just did a 2 day track school with the S1000rr. First time on a sport bike and loved it. Would love to have one. I then had to ride 45 min home each day on my K-RS. The bikes are so different. Still once out of the paddock on my K-RS I found it still to be an awesome bike. They do not compare because they have a different design focus. I just spent a ton of money over the last year having things done to get it ready for the second 100,000 miles. The things that the bike you are considering has already had done. I think it a great buy. Would the purchase of the K-RS require that you have to sell your current K? You might find they each have unique qualities that while overlapping still are different enough to allow the bikes to be focused on different things you would be using the bike for.

I cannot compare between the two bikes. I know that was your original question. For the K-RS, it remains an outstanding bike does so many things in a good way.
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