Any K bike riders out there?

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

  1. elwoodpone

    elwoodpone r00b

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    I can't see ever parting with my 95 k75rt although I really avoid dirt and gravel with it, just not fun--unless you count those finely manicured dirt roads of Vermont.
    Believe it or not my r1100s was far better off pavement. But on a 20 degree day or in the rain, nothing finer. :D
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  2. Tall_Canuck

    Tall_Canuck Been here awhile

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    Bump to see if anyone else is lovin the Brick. :ear
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  3. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    This a sweet looking K75:
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  4. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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  5. Asphalt

    Asphalt Plan Well...Leave Late :(

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    Fire road, freeway & backroad close...
    This bike always puts a smile on my face. Never fails.
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    And you can go from packing her with full bags for a long trip...
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    Or hammering around your local mountains...or a track or two.
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    Love looking at the K history.
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  6. Bake

    Bake adventurer

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    I've got mine listed in Flea market, and on a couple of Midwest CL. I'll miss it, but it's time I move on. It will cover the miles so easily.

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  7. wedgeman

    wedgeman square peg, round whole

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    i've had a few bricks inthe past 8yrs..

    3-'85 Krt's
    2 '85 Krs'
    1-'86 krt
    1 '93 K75rt

    probably the most fun bikes i've owned. still riding an 85 krs weekly at the moment. am thinking about running to AK on it this summer..

    absolutely rock solid reliable..
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  8. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    Are the last generation of brick 4s as smooth as the 75s?
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  9. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    The K1200RS and Lt are the smoothest running motorcycles made by BMW. The K1200 flying brick has a very high piston speed due to its undersquare bore and stroke ratio but it is hung in rubber mounts from a heavy alumin beam frame which very effectively isolates it from the rider. A K1200RS is an amazing bike if you like S class Mercedes and 7 series BMWs of mid 1990s vintage. The bike feels like it was carved from a billet of 7075 T6 aluminum. I like them a lot. Not too fast off the line but as the engine revs up it is like a turbine.
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  10. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    i bought my first brick bmer last august.my last one was a R60/5 in the late 70s.went through 2 hondas,a yamaha and 3 harleys and 25 years before this bike.at 55 im getting kinda spoiled with the heated grips and seat.i really like the comfortable seat and 100 horsepower.not sure how long ill own my 97 vALKYRIE yet.its been 5 years and 54K miles.still not tired of it yet.i like having 2 bikes.thought about selling it and getting a bmwK1200RS .but i wouldnt mind an 03 HD heritage classic either.and then i thought maybe a hack for my golden years of biking.so many bikes to choose from.the K1200LT will be with me for a long while though thats for sure.its barely broken in.only 20K and ive only put on 2K since i bought it.gotta start touring RIGHT NOW.too bad i gotta work.
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  11. Damifino

    Damifino Damn if I know

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  12. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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  13. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    Before I knew I wanted a motorcycle I saw a K bike with ABS, and thought it was the coolest feature ever on a bike. Thinking back to it, it must have been a late 80's K-Bike.

    Fast forward to last year, I finally decided to get a motorcycle and bought a BMW w/ABS- a XCountry. With a few thousand miles under my belt, I know realize that I need a longer haul bike.

    My biggest problem is finding a good US spec bike here in Germany that won't break the bank. A co-worker has a 1985 K100RS he is thinking of selling and I have been digging through the 'net reading up on 'em and am hoping against hope that he decides to sell.

    Here's a pic of the bike hiding next to my XC-
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    Wish me luck!
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  14. omsbitaro

    omsbitaro Adventurer

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    I have a K1200S, still less than a month. It is an amazing bike. Fast, stable and comfortable.

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  15. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg Can you see me?

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    A Kouple of Klassic K's. Both FY 85's

    The RT with a nearly complete make-over is slated for a 10k big road trip next month.
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    The RS logged almost 20k last year. Still running great - closing in on 70k.
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    And my favorite photo so far.
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  16. longrider999

    longrider999 Long timer

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    moxnix,looks like a really well cared for K1200rs.and a great color also.how much is gasoline a gallon in deutschland presently?i havent been to stuttgart since 03.auf weidersehen,mein freund
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  17. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    I am in the service so I pay AAFES prices currently $3.77 a gallon for the good stuff.

    On the economy it is 1.49 Euro per liter so with the converson to gal and then to $$ it comes out to $8.86 per gallon. It really self regulates the unrestricted autobahn, not many want to drive 100+ and lower their gas mileage to low teens. The only vehicles I see at sustained high speeds are company vehicles (trucks and mini vans at 120 mph is a sight) and a few Porshces, some with red Stuttgart manufacture's plates:deal
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  18. Dave2

    Dave2 Long timer

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    I bought a new 04 K1200RS at the end of 04. Love it. The throttle feels like its connected to the smoothest powerplant in a motorcycle. Day long comfort. Quick through the twisties. Admiring comments from bystanders (its Alpine Blue and White). Surprise from bystanders when they realize its a BMW. Never going to sell it. Thought about it and maybe the new R1200R, but, couldnt justify selling a bike this good. I did get an 08 KLR to commute in the city though. Save the K for the good stuff.
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  19. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    Pic up the new-to-me K tomorrow morning.:clap
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  20. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    I really love my K75S. Great bike.


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