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Old 09-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #2266
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:23 AM   #2267
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Yes please. Sexy forks!
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #2268
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So I just Craigslisted a 1986 K75, and I'm going to pick it up tomorrow. Any thing I should look for in particular?
According to the seller, her father was the owner and was trying to sell it, knowing he was on short time, but didn't get the chance. Now she just wants it gone. She doesn't know much about it, so I doubt I'll get maintenance records. She says the bike sat for the last year as her father was too weak to ride. The bike has very low miles, so I expect to have to change all fluids, grease what needs grease, and probably a new pair of tires, but I'd rather avoid any final drive surprises or other expensive items.
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:43 PM   #2269
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The bike has very low miles, so I expect to have to change all fluids, grease what needs grease, and probably a new pair of tires, but I'd rather avoid any final drive surprises or other expensive items.
Any help is appreciated.
Firstly, well done. Excellent choice.

Don't worry too much about the final drive, they are less prone to failures than the later bikes and if there is an issue it will just be long-term wear of the bearing - easily fixed and cheaply too.

Apart from the obvious, whip the alternator out (again very simple) and check/replace the cush-drive rubbers. For some reason they are more prone to failure on the triples than the four-cylinder K-Series.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:33 AM   #2270
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Apart from the obvious, whip the alternator out (again very simple) .
For inspection or automatic replacement?
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:42 AM   #2271
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For inspection or automatic replacement?
The cush-drive rubbers are very cheap. They are prone to breaking-up. If they do, chances are that the loss of damping will shear the vanes in the drive (again not expensive or difficult to fix).







If you take the alternator out, it doesn't make sense to put it back without expending $20 on new cush-drive rubbers (BMW Part# 12 31 1 464 877).
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #2272
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Good info, thanks A.T.
Got it home this afternoon, just started going through it. From what the seller told me, Daddy hadda lay 'er down, and it scared him enough that he just stuck the bike in the garage and left it there. The last state inspection is from 2006, there are a couple of scratches on the headlight fairing and the left passenger handle, and it needs a new battery and all fluids changed, but otherwise, it looks pretty good. The aluminum isn't oxidized, the paint still shines, and the odometer says 3708 miles.If anyone wants to post 'em, I'll send you pics.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #2273
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SO u got a brand new 86 ,,,i got 166k on my 87
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #2274
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omg!

love this thread!! not even close to the end of it yet but i'm really stuck on it. I've been drooling over this bike in the KC area but i'm woefully short of funds. i just hope it stays put for a cpl more months.

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #2275
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It looks very nice. Let's hope that no-one who wants it spots it here and snaps it up before you can raise the funds. Good luck. I love mine:

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #2276
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its a '92 with only 16k on the odo. i mean really, who buys these things and puts less than a thousand miles a year on them?

btw, the chin spolier on yours really looks awesome. compliments it very well.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #2277
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btw, the chin spolier on yours really looks awesome. compliments it very well.
Ta. It was an option in some markets and standard in others. It does hide the least attractive element of K-Series bikes.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #2278
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so if you take the front wheel off of a Reliant Robin you basically have a sidecar:




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Another K100 sidecar. This one has 12 gallon aux tank in the sidecar... A bit hard on the eyes.


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Old 10-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #2279
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