Any K bike riders out there?

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

  1. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Yeah, a K800ST would slay! That is the bike I would sell my K75 for. I will hold off on the Tiger, I have my KTM and no Triumph could take its place. I have thought about selling my K, but it is so much fun to ride I am keeping it for now.
  2. duck

    duck Banned

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    None of the Beemer shops were open on Monday:

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    Tuesday morning borrowed a friend's K75RT to go pick up a new hose:

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  3. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride

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    I carry a roll of this. http://www.rescuetape.com/ Have not needed it on the bike but have used it on water lines on my boat. Can handle both heat and pressure.

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  4. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    +1 for the tape.Have it for the cars,bikes an oilhead so do not need it for that:D
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    Very COOL = Thanks 4 sharing this !

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    owrstrich F O T G

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  7. duck

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    Yup. Picked some up at A&S when I was getting the new radiator hose and will carry it touring from now on. Just carrying it with me should keep this from happening again.:lol3
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  9. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    That must be a pic of the rarely seen BMW K1100 Unicycle...:D
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    sargev55 Been here awhile

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    thats gotta be the worst stereo type ever. unless, of course, that photo was taken in jest. :rofl
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  12. VietHorse

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    I am also keeping an eye on K1200s. Looking for a good one with saddle bags around 2006-2008, less than 20K miles.
    Anyone knows please help.
    Thanks.
  13. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride

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    Actually outside Northern Colorado BMW in route to California to Boston. Got the last 2000 miles out of my rear tire, called ahead and bought a new one, pulled the wheel off in their parking lot and walked it in. Was out of there in no time,
  14. Mike M

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  15. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    I now own an '88 K75 with 53000 + miles. I like it a lot. I put new tires on it a couple thousand miles ago, changed fluids, new spark plugs etc. It runs very well and is a sweet bike.

    My favorite dealer (Motoghost) here in Phx has a K1200 RS that is also sweet. The bike has been gone through by the best BMW mechanics I've ever come across bar none. Here are the particulars:


    Make: BMW
    Model: K1200RS
    Year: 2003
    Mileage: 56814
    Price: $6500 firm

    Call (no texts please): 6 zero 2 - Three 2 four - 9 six 2 nine

    Parts:

    Remus Exuhast
    Front and Rear Ohlins Shocks
    New Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires front and rear
    New Battery
    Recent work all professionally performed at MotoGhost:

    ALL NEW CLUTCH COMPONENTS (slave cylinder, disk, push rod, pressure plate,carrier spring)
    Transmission Resealed
    Final Drive Resealed
    Drive Shaft Inspected
    24k service and annual service
    24k service and annual service included:

    The bike was purchased by Motoghost because the previous owner became ill and had not ridden it for some time. They went through it completely and stand behind it. This seems like a helluva deal to me, although the asking price is a tad high given the average resale of this bike. I'm very tempted because I know the owner, the mechanic and the front end guy.....all top notch and extremely knowledgeable re: BMWs. Don't know it I mentioned, but they don't sell bikes; only work on BMWs and sell some gear. However, I have the utmost confidence in these gentlemen and this shop.

    I guess my question is: Would I be perhaps better off putting a couple thousand dollars into my '88 (clutch and final drive spline lube, having the speedometer diagnosed, repaired (started acting up a little bit today), and a few other small things; or maybe biting the bullet and going for a newer, more powerful K that's probably good to go for another 75000 miles with only regular minor maintenance?

    The other consideration is that my current bike has BMW saddlebags, which I use a lot; the K1200 does not, so those would need to be added at some expense.

    Finally, I'd appreciate input from those with experience re: the "nature" of these two bikes and what implications that might have re: handling, cruising, power, whatever anyone would like to offer would be appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance!
  16. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    You sound like you are in the mood for a new bike. You should buy it and ride your k75 to Philadelphia for me to have. Win win.

    See if you can get a test ride on the newer bike and I think your decision will be made.
  17. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Chico,

    Fly out here and ride it back! I've no doubt it'd make the trip in a breeze. I would make it worth your while! (That is if I ride the K1200 and really like it. :D
  18. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Seriously, would still like your thoughts on the general riding characteristics of these two bikes, even without comments re: which one would be a good choice. Thanks!
  19. BluegrassPicker

    BluegrassPicker Been here awhile

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  20. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Bluegrasspicker, your point is? Love your stage name! Are you a banjo player? More info. please?