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Old 04-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #1771
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I am thinking about picking up a 1992 bmw K75RT from my trusted dealership. It has over 100,000 mi, but has been completly gone over. 505.48 worth of parts.450.00 worth of labor.The asking price is 2750.00, and is bone stock as near as i can tell. I would be moving from a 2009 bmw g650 Xcountry with 10,000 mi, thinking the RT will be better on the hwy. What i don't want to get into is endless repairs. This would be my only bike. what do you guys think?
Obviously, you can't completely eliminate mechanical issues, With that said, a well ridden and cared for motorcycle is a sound choice.

I don't know if I would replace a dualsport 650 for a touring bike. If you already have a touring motorcycle (RT) the 650 would be great for everything else. I own a WR250X dualsport and will have no problem deciding what to ride....

I can't believe I'm saying this but don't buy the K75 unless it's replacing the RT.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #1772
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That's cool!
Really is!!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #1773
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Obviously, you can't completely eliminate mechanical issues, With that said, a well ridden and cared for motorcycle is a sound choice.

I don't know if I would replace a dualsport 650 for a touring bike. If you already have a touring motorcycle (RT) the 650 would be great for everything else. I own a WR250X dualsport and will have no problem deciding what to ride....

I can't believe I'm saying this but don't buy the K75 unless it's replacing the RT.
Seconded. While the K75 has a bulletproof reputation, that's still a lot of money for a bike that has a lot of miles. They're asking beyond top dollar, IMO.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:12 AM   #1774
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Seconded. While the K75 has a bulletproof reputation, that's still a lot of money for a bike that has a lot of miles. They're asking beyond top dollar, IMO.
Meh, not that I'd pay it myself but it seems about right for a dealer price.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:49 AM   #1775
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Thumb But its so cool!

I think you are all right about this one. i'll hold out for somthing newer. Thank you for helping with my impulse shopping problem.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #1776
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Shakedown was cooool! Fairings are being painted as we speak..... gonna be sweeeeeheeet!!!!!!!!



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Old 04-28-2012, 08:31 AM   #1777
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Shakedown was cooool! Fairings are being painted as we speak..... gonna be sweeeeeheeet!!!!!!!!



Already is one of the most interesting and stunning examples of thinking outside the box. Thanks for sharing the build.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #1778
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #1779
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That SUPERBRICK is a badass K100!
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #1780
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That SUPERBRICK is a badass K100!
would love to see that knee draggin at the track.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:11 AM   #1781
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SpecialK sighting......The Rock Store



Taking her out before The Quail.

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #1782
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Shakedown was cooool! Fairings are being painted as we speak..... gonna be sweeeeeheeet!!!!!!!!



Man that bike looks like icebergs out of the water...
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #1783
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #1784
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Ok, I parlayed my '85 klr into and '86 K75C...

I've been searching, but not locating, how to set the dash clock... I've found about everything else, even how to make it a 24 hour clock, but no setting instructions.

Help!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #1785
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Ok, I parlayed my '85 klr into and '86 K75C...

I've been searching, but not locating, how to set the dash clock... I've found about everything else, even how to make it a 24 hour clock, but no setting instructions.

Help!
just use a pencil and press the 2 little button's, it's easy,,
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