Any K bike riders out there?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Tall_Canuck, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. cmack

    cmack Been here awhile

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    My K1200R Sport has the shortest gearing of the lot, and it pulls so hard it's like getting handjob from a female bodybuilder! :huh I only took it to redline in top gear one time... A guy in one of the new Corvette Z06's was toying with me on a long 2 lane stretch of otherwise deserted highway, so I unleashed the fury. I literally left him for dead up until 120 or so, and then he started to gain on me. He only caught me when I hit the rev limiter in 6th. GPS had me pegged at 157mph actual. If not for the limiter, and lack of an extra gear (which the engine could have easily pulled) I doubt he would have caught me! When we slowed to a reasonable speed, he rolled down his window, and I could tell by the look on his face that he was in disbelief. He couldn't believe any bike, much less a stock BMW could run away from a 500hp car. He asked all of the usual questions, then went on his way. I've ridden full on sport bikes that were "faster", but I can't recall any that pulled with as much authority as the K12R.
  2. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    85 K100RT racking up Garden State tag a rama I have 2 and looking for more :evil

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  3. Twang

    Twang Been here awhile

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    I recently bought this little rocket and I'm still learning to ride her. It's very, very powerful and extremely fast. Extremely! It's my 3rd K bike and by far the most hyper.

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  4. rydor

    rydor PoserBrick Rider

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    My new ride- I traded my '94 K1100RS on this '08, my first non-brick BMW...
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  5. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Of all the bikes I've owned, past and present, this is my hands-down favorite.

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  6. G.Kennedy

    G.Kennedy ...

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    Bought from a forum member. 1985 K100RS .... 28,000 miles. Super clean, 2 previous owners did a great job of maintaining this moto.

    A few mods, Wilbers rear shock, Luftmeister pipe,Corbin seat, K75C bars, heated grips, run-n-lites in back, and some tiny fog lights up front. Aeroflow windscreen which, obviously, is not installled for the photo.

    I have put 500 or so commuter miles on it ... All I can say is smooth. Love this bike .... looking forward to having it for a long time.

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  7. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    '93 K1.....Staintune pipe and a chip. Smooth and fun. Fits simian-esque physiques well.

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  8. Audacious Nick

    Audacious Nick Forever indecisive

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    58k miles, and I just got her to run right. :D
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  9. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    I pick up my new K1200s this Saturday. :clap

    I got the white aluminum metallic color, with the so-staggeringly-ugly-they're almost-beautiful yellow rims. Now I'll have a Caspian Blue Triumph steamer, and the new silver/yellow Beemer.

    I'm a sucker for wacky-looking bikes, I guess.

    The K12S will be bone stock, but I'll post pics this weekend anyway.
  10. richarddacat

    richarddacat best jelly roll in town

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  11. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    Tiger,

    if all falls into place I'll be doing the exact same thing - same color too. I think the white aluminum is stunning, but agree that with the blue wheels from the tri-color version Rydor's post #198 it might be a little more stunning. Strangely enough I would be book-ending the K1200 series. I bought one of the first K1200RS's in 1997, and perhaps one of the last K1200S's in 2008. The K1200RS was traded with 88,000 miles on the clock for a GSXR 1000, which currently has 66,000 miles.

    Good luck.
  12. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    Gixxersteph,

    Congratulations on the new bike. I'm sure looking forward to getting mine...

    I agree - the blue rims on the tri-color are very cool. After I tire of the yellow, I really think the rims on the white aluminum bike would look amazing powder-coated black.

    Wow - 60,000+ on a GSXR :bow

    Any plans for new pipe/bags/etc on the new ride?
  13. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    Not mine yet - drat.

    As far as the K is concerned - I am going to keep it as stock as possible. No pipes, no permanent bags. Perhaps a tinted screen. I've wasted too much money on aftermarket stuff - stock works better - 99% of the time.
  14. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    Just got home with it.....:rilla

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    My boys are even more excited than me....:lol3 :ricky

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  15. Gernick

    Gernick Long timer

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    Holy cow thats sharp.
  16. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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  17. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    Hey - thanks, guys. To be honest, the BMW press pics I saw of this paint scheme really put me off. Couldn't stand it. When I saw it in person, I loved it. The silver color is metallic, but it's a flat paint finish. Really unusual.

    I was very, very close to buying a black one at a distant dealer, but Indy BMW had this one on the floor, and while they are a new (BMW) dealer, (they've sold Triumph/Victory for quite awhile) I can't say enough good about the buying experience there. Great guys.
  18. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    :clap Great googly moogly, that is fan-damn-tastic.:clap
  19. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile

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    Very nice and congrats. Well my deal's not come through (yet) but I did go with a pal to pick up his black K1200S yesterday. First ride in an hour - we'll see.

    I haven't seen the silver out in the sun yet and damn sure looks even better than under florescent lights. :clap :clap :clap
  20. jphii

    jphii OK, now what?

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    94 K75RT here. Traded an 85 635CSi for it. It's a beater but I'm having a great time with it! I'll shoot some pics later....