BMW flying brick - Magic price point?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by More_Miles, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. dlcool

    dlcool Are we lost yet?

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  2. duck

    duck Banned

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    Depends upon what you plan to do with it. The S is somewhat of a fairweather bike given the small windscreen and lack of leg/knee protection from the elements. If you're going to do more hard core LD touring where weather can be a factor then a K75RT is better.

    For city riding, nakeds or Cs are fine.

    JMHO.
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  3. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    I tried to ride a rt in the summer. I would rather walk
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  4. Honeybadgers

    Honeybadgers n00b

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    If you were on the other side of the country, I'd suggest a local k75 I checked out that starts perfectly, rides great, but needs a new driveshaft (it just makes some noise) for like $750 at a bike salvage dealership.
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  5. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Here's one from IBMWR>Org

    K75S 1990
    Nice rare K75S in good condition for its age. 40,000 miles, new clutch and fresh oil change. Good tires. Includes BMW bags. Some minor chips and very small dings in tank. Runs and rides good.
    See more at <http://s721.photobucket.com/user/djaabrams/library/BMW%20K75S?sort=3&page=1>
    Price: $2850.00
    Location: Kansas City
    Contact: David Abrams
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    Telephone: 816-699-2563
    Posted Sunday, July 07, 2013 at 1:34 pm (CDT)
    Direct link to this Ad: http://marketplace.ibmwr.org/ads/view/id/212212
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  6. duck

    duck Banned

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    When did a K75S become "rare?" :rofl
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  7. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Hey More_Miles, you should try and find a good specimen down in the SE US coincidental to the Old's Cool Fall Rally. Do a fly and ride to get it home. :deal

    I agree with the above price point advice, too. Off and on I've considered finding a nice K75, and prices seem to match the suggestions in this thread.
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  8. Remy

    Remy Woe is uh a me bop!

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  9. More_Miles

    More_Miles ├╝ber-n00b

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    Unfortunately not this year Mark... There is always the spring fling though! I might enlist your aide to put eyes on as it were! :freaky

    As an aside, while I appreciate all the links to the lovely K's for sale, I'm still in the research/gathering data phase. That, and trying to find cheap air fare! :lol3
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  10. dlcool

    dlcool Are we lost yet?

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    Solo,

    "K75S 1990 Nice rare K75S in good condition for its age. 40,000 miles, new clutch"

    A K75 with an accurate 40,000 miles is just a baby but the "new clutch" is a red flag.

    I have 88,000 plus miles on my K and the clutch is no where near needing replaced!

    Dan
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  11. duck

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    One possibility is that the clutch nut O-ring dried out and oil fouled the clutch plate so it may or may not be a red flag.
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  12. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO!

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    Or, someone owned it who simply can't drive a clutched anything. That can fry a clutch pronto. And everything else is fine.
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  13. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Been here awhile

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    I've got a very nice 1985 K100 Purple Dragon that is my daily rider. I'm looking to sell it soon, as I just picked up a 71 Moto Guzzi 750 that I want to build up.
    It's got newer Shinko tires, recent full tuneup and maintenance, is guaranteed reliable. Full BMW hard luggage. Ready to ride anywhere anytime. Cross country, you name it.

    Let me know if you might be interested!

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    More pics:
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  14. Chico

    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    Picture link doesn't work (need permission to view photos).
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  15. MAJSpears

    MAJSpears MAJSpears

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    OK, I am new here but here it goes. I have an opportunity to buy a K75S, but it has some issues. The hand clutch will not pull back. The engine runs smoothly, but it will not move once put into gear and I can hear a metallic sound coming from the middle of the bike like something is loose and just spinning. I am somewhat of a repair myself kind of guy, but wondering if I would be getting in way over my head if I bought this. I do not know much about the BMW's, but any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Oh yeah the bike is in good condition, not spotless and has been sitting for about a year and half.
    Thanks
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  16. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    Either new clutch or input shaft splines. Lots of work to do on a K. If done by a workshop then repair costs will be more than running bike is worth.
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  17. zilla

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    85 K100




    Picking it up Saturday
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