Any K bike riders out there?

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

  1. drdfblackm

    drdfblackm VeeFeer

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    I have a sudden interest in the K1200LT. I was wondering if someone would mind talking about the bike....I know it is a pig, but pros and cons of the bike. Things to look for? Should mileage concern me at all. What years are better than others? What are the best and worst years? I would like to find one that I could throw my leg over and see what it feels like, but having a hard time finding one close.
  2. IDRider

    IDRider Been here awhile

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    I am no expert, but I do own a 2001 K1200LT and I have ridden a 2002 model. The LT is a big and heavy bike. The bike is top heavy when standing still or moving very slow. Once your speed is above 5 MPH the weight disappears. The bike rides like a dream on the open road and can handle the twistys pretty damn well also.

    I have had my bike for 18 months and about 9,000 miles and have enjoyed it thoroughly. I do prefer the 2001 over the 2002. The 02 model has sevo assisted ABS brakes that I do not care for.

    Try it, you'll like it.
  3. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    What I am saying is hearsay to a degree.
    In talking with my mechanic he says the reverse gear is a nice feature unless something goes wrong then it becomes very problematic to resolve. (2004+ I think). The same with the electric center stand (2005+).

    From my experience with the servo brakes on the 03 RS, mine are fine and I like them. It took a moment, but a quick one, to get used to them but now they are just part of the character of the bike.

    NCS
  4. donutrider

    donutrider Been here awhile

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    I believe that I've been missing out all these years.. if the previous generations of K bikes were anywhere close to being as enjoyable as my new one .. better late than never right??

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  5. Yermo

    Yermo Adventurer

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    Check it out! A friend send me this. It looks like my ugly mug along with my '92 K100RS made the Aerostich catalog:

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  6. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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  7. jan.van.gent

    jan.van.gent Been here awhile

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    My BMW K1100rs in dakar gelb

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    Very happy with it :D

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  8. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    That is a nice K!
  9. duck

    duck Banned

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    It may look like a K1100RS but in reality its essentially a K1100RS powered by a K75 power plant. Smoother and lighter than a K1100 and more flickable in the turns. Sucks that I had to ride it down the coast earlier this week.

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  10. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    WOW

    That's quite the transmogrification.

    I've heard of folks putting k1200 motors into K1100s, but never have seen anyone to the other direction.

    Cool.
  11. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    I had a pipe made for my k75 if anyone might be interested its the same pipe Larry Romestant has on his special k's , http://specialks.net/index.php?p=1_13_87K75-Special-BEAUTY-
    Like to get 200 for it, thats 150 less then I have in it. Selling the bike with the stock pipe on it. Its 3 months old

  12. duck

    duck Banned

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    It's a sheep in wolf's clothing.:evil

    I've always liked the smoothness of the K75 engine and the looks of the K1100RS so this bike really works for me.
  13. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Duck,I'm assuming there are a lot of riders waiting for your hand-me-downs.:D
  14. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    Me for one
  15. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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    I took out my 2000 K12LT today that i bought for my Dad and didnt ride in a while. I Squeezed the front brake lever and it seems awfully squishy. Is this the norm for this bike? it could be just me from hoping off the K13GT onto that.
    It still stops fine just seems like the lever needs to come in alot before it starts stoping and seems just a little strange to me.
  16. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    I'm not on those bikes so I can't compare with your comment. If you do notice a significant difference, then perhaps the rubber is aging in the LT so the lines are starting to swell under pressure. Might there also be some air in the lines? Is the fluid level good and the fluid more clear than tea colored brown? If it is low then perhaps there is a small small leak that has allowed a bit of air to migrate into the system. They would also allow the fluid to get a source of moisture.

    NCS
  17. duck

    duck Banned

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    Anybody interested in a one owner 85 "naked" red K100 with only 7k on the clock? I know a local guy who is thinking of selling his. Bought it new in Colorado in 1985. Works for the military so has moved around a lot and the bike's spent most of it's life in storage. He brought it by my house last summer. It's pretty flippin' clean.
  18. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Just picked up a (barely) used K13S... 588 miles, PO babied it/farkled the hell out of it, sold it... thanks, PO, for storing it for me!

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  19. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    Those things are just beautiful. Congrats!
  20. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Gotta love the "barely used market",