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Old 02-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #61
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There's just something about these bricks, I really really love the way they look. With the custom paint and accents they look like an instant classic. Great motorcycles.
Looking at the photos in this thread....ugly doesn't really come to mind. K75 is just one of those sleeper bikes. Farings tend to pull from the beauty of a motorcycle. But farings are needed and welcomed when the weather gets tough or the comfort requires the increased protection. However, when keeping the K75 naked, you find a beautiful engineered and well balanced motorcycle.....nothing gets old about that.



This K75T looks newer than the jacket.



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Old 02-13-2011, 03:26 AM   #62
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Looking at the photos in this thread....ugly doesn't really come to mind.
Not wishing to hijack the thread or get into an argument but I didn't say that I considered the unfaired K's were ugly, simply that in the latter part of the 80's when they were a current model, they didn't sell well partly due to contemporary taste. The appellation 'Brick' wasn't meant kindly. The engine layout might have been considered different or even interesting but 'good on the eye' was not in the lexicon of many reviewers.

The fact that today they are appreciated for their looks by more people underlines my view that tastes have changed.

I can happily sit with a coffee looking at my 97K miles 75C and find many pleasing styling cues.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:12 AM   #63
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Not wishing to hijack the thread or get into an argument but I didn't say that I considered the unfaired K's were ugly, simply that in the latter part of the 80's when they were a current model, they didn't sell well partly due to contemporary taste. The appellation 'Brick' wasn't meant kindly. The engine layout might have been considered different or even interesting but 'good on the eye' was not in the lexicon of many reviewers.

The fact that today they are appreciated for their looks by more people underlines my view that tastes have changed.

I can happily sit with a coffee looking at my 97K miles 75C and find many pleasing styling cues.


I'm with you.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #64
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I'm really 'smitten' by this thread and these great looking K75's! Until now I just thought of these as the 'older' style engines. Now I want to know more. Where can I read up on the various K75 models that were produced and when? I'd also like to know more about the engine. Any suggestions for further info? Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #65
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I'm really 'smitten' by this thread and these great looking K75's! Until now I just thought of these as the 'older' style engines. Now I want to know more. Where can I read up on the various K75 models that were produced and when? I'd also like to know more about the engine. Any suggestions for further info? Thanks.

www.flyingbrick.de/GB/home__gb_.html


Glad to hear your smitten with interest.


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Old 02-14-2011, 03:05 AM   #66
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I'm really 'smitten' by this thread and these great looking K75's! Until now I just thought of these as the 'older' style engines. Now I want to know more. Where can I read up on the various K75 models that were produced and when? I'd also like to know more about the engine. Any suggestions for further info? Thanks.
Total: 67,964
K75: 18,485
K75C: 9.566
K75S: 18,649
K75RT: 21.264

Model specs, production numbers/years can be found here:
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/bmwmodels.htm



I don't agree 100% with this but it's an interesting review of the K75 when they came out in 86:
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod..._k75c%2085.htm


Engine cut-away 1:
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/mech...%20cutaway.jpg

Engine cut-away 2:
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/mech...utaway%202.jpg

Brief summary: It's a car on two wheels.
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http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod..._k75c%2085.htm



Brief summary: It's a car on two wheels.[/QUOTE]



Good morning Duck,

Thanks for sharing this article. Very informative.

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Old 02-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #68
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:45 AM   #69
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Finally getting parts in. Partial build on for the weekend. Hopefully, Larry will post for us.




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Old 02-18-2011, 08:18 AM   #70
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Looking good, the wheels are intense. A nice upgrade from the snowflake, i hate cleaning inside the individual wheel branches with a passion!
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #71
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Looking good, the wheels are intense. A nice upgrade from the snowflake, i hate cleaning inside the individual wheel branches with a passion!



I'm with you on that. Larry and I discussed the options and this was on top of the list. As Larry noted, there will be some adjusting of the stock swingarm to handle the larger 18" wheel. Larry has it figured out.

I have a 09 Versys that is blacked out which I love. A little chrome on the K seems appropriate to highlight the geometry of the brick engine.The 3 spoke wheel in any finish is a upgrade to the flake just on cleaning alone. It drove me crazy as well. I'm sure the chrome will make me somewhat nuts at first but I don't plan to be obsessive about cleaning. You can't in Seattle.


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I'm planning to drop by Larry's place on March 7 or 8. I'll get some pics and a status report for you.
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I'm planning to drop by Larry's place on March 7 or 8. I'll get some pics and a status report for you.
That's great to hear. I'm sure it will still be there.

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:47 AM   #74
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