Vintage K Bike Luv

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Pevey

    Pevey Adventurer

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    She is always kinda dirty but mechanically sound.

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  2. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Been here awhile

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    I came to K-bikes from decades of riding the venerable BMW airheads. I admit the K100RS was not love-at-first sight. I popped for an aftermarket seat (Rick Mayer, yea!). The ergos are now good for me, I love the planted feel on the road at higher speeds and crosswinds no longer rate on the pucker-factor scale :lol3
    In true BMW engineering fashion, the bike has a very broad power curve and is easy to ride. The transmission is a joy (I'm an old Airhead, remember?) and now that I've sorted the odd instrument quirks and caught up with the maintenance she seems to have found a place in the garage -- and in my heart.
    Having I given up the old airheads? Fala serio!

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  3. TomInVt

    TomInVt Big Daddy

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  4. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    Gah! What is it about these bikes in white that gives me so much WANT?! I've been wanting a K75 for some time now and this thread is not helping!! :lol3
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  5. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    what's not to love? sweet lines and a reliable ride that still has that classic appeal...
    it ain't all bad.
    go for it.

    don't know if the K75 was ever released in white but nothin sayin you couldn't find a decent body shop/painter and have one painted your way in a BMW color...
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  6. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Early K75C's came in white.
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  7. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    I keep coming back to the K75 and have no doubt it'll end up in my garage someday. I had a chance for an RT @$1200 but passed as the big fairing wasn't what I wanted. I'm still kicking myself on that one.

    Ugh. So many wants, only a finite amount of $$$. But the simple lines of the K75C calls to me, listen to its siren song... :lol3 :ear
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  8. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    i gotcha. i'm not a lover of the RT either...
    all good things in all good time.
    no hurry.
    no worry.
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  9. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    right on. here's the color schemes for K75Cs, off bmbikes.co.uk

    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/schemepages/schemek75c.htm

    the site is great for production & export numbers, paint colors by model year, and just plain eye candy.
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  10. wmax351

    wmax351 Been here awhile

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    You can definitely get a cheap K75 that is solid mechanically (I suppose they all are: Just check the splines), but rough around the edges. Have it painted for ~$700 or so, and you have a sweet bike that is exactly what you want.
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  11. Zagando

    Zagando BMW uber alles!

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    Holy cow! Isn't that Castle Eilean Donan and Loch Duich?

    Must have been great to tour Scotland on a K; hope you didn't freeze to death, though!:lol3
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  12. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    A couple from a show i went to
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  13. JohnnieWalker

    JohnnieWalker Adventurer

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    I love my K1200rs. I don't ride it much because if i am just going to the store or a day trip i ride another bike. Because when i get on the K1200rs i just want to go forever. So i just use it for long trips. But DAM that bike eats tires. But it could be my right hand on the throttle to. Screw it. It is worth it.
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  14. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    I hears ya. Sometimes it's just easier to hop on a smaller bike for that trip to the grocery store. The roads where i live just lend to wanting to take the K out on day rides, tho. Between the long straight valleys and the mountain twisties, it's just to tempting to pass up sometimes. Then again, it's also perfect for the Commando! :lol3

    So many bikes, so little time...
    Nothin like 1st world problems, eh?
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  15. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    I think I own the oldes K bike out there Serial #006
    Ive had thoughts of selling from time to time. Im the second owner and Ive have had it since 1989
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  16. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    006! She's a keeper. How many miles on it?
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  17. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    First ride of 2012 was Yesterday. 60+ degrees (F) and a slight breeze.
    31 Miles on the ol' 88 K100.
    Had a stretch of wide open 4 lane where I got it up over 100 MPH, for a couple miles.
    Suh-WEET!

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  18. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Not everyone feels the luv.:eek1 Though to be honest it was her first time on any motorcycle.

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  19. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Mum's lookin a LITTLE nervous there!
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  20. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Pm me. Maybe we can work something out on this one!

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