Vintage K Bike Luv

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

  1. Jack T.

    Jack T. Adventurer

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    Yup. Almost puts me to sleep! Just purrs down the highway.

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  2. AstroZon

    AstroZon Been here awhile

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    I bought this about a month ago, 1988 K75S. 24k miles and runs great.

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  3. Nolan Woodbury

    Nolan Woodbury Been here awhile

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    Not my bike or photo, but it might as well be. Same color, seat, bags and fork boots. Identical. Mine's an 85, originally silver but resprayed in black. I bought it off CL in 2001 with 30K for a song...and thought I had a steal until the sorting process started. The PO went on the cheap too many times and I doubled my $$ in six-months. Parts are not cheap, but since the two main mechanical culprits were solved (fuel pump, coils) it's been as reliable as legend paints it.

    The K was introduced in 1983. The bike was available in the USA two-years later. Most (RSs) were silver or blue.

    It'll cruise at 100-mph all day. Good, stable handing, OK power but could use another gear. Crap clocks and only so-so on the comfort scale but these really are 300K + engines. Good bike...buy a serviced bike though!

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  4. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO!

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    My 85 K100RS with a little Turbo and a Honda front end with 17" front tire, a R1100 rear 17" and Fat wheel etc.
    Kinda quick and handles nice. It has a newer/better corbin on it now.
    I am building a larger tank for it also.

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  5. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO!

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    The Tank....

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  6. toslow

    toslow Been here awhile

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    My 85 K100 with a Pichler fairing

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  7. Naed Nekkod

    Naed Nekkod Banned

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  8. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    1988 BMW K75s ...

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    Lost Coast, CA ...

    Fun bikes ...

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
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  9. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I thought this was going to be about these "K-bikes!"

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  10. east high

    east high Been here awhile

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    Okay. You gotta tell us what happend.
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  11. SFMCjohn

    SFMCjohn 13

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    ... get me in trouble, east high, but I guess it's my own fault, ha!

    I loaned it to my wife, Cary, and she dumped it on a bumpy, downhill, foggy stretch of the Lost Coast at fairly low speed ... She picked it up and rode it home 300 miles (after Kalle helped her fix the shifter with a couple of hose clamps and an Allen wrench) ...

    As I'm sure you know, they don't crash too well ... ground through the valve cover and fairing, which is what the land on ...

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    The guilty party ...

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    Kalle fixing the snapped shifter ...

    Fun times!

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
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  12. AstroZon

    AstroZon Been here awhile

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    TKent, is that a factory BMW color? I really like it.
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  13. MIOB

    MIOB Long timer

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    Not fnisihed yet...
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  14. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    My first 1987 K75C :D
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    Not my last SpecialK 1987 K75 :evil



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  15. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Marrakech Red
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  16. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    I have 2 marrakesh red K75s bikes (88 and 91). The BMW colour code is 643. They are the colour of SFMC John13's machine.
    I also have a red 87 that looks that copppery color but only on the top. Sun fade as the belly pan and rad shroud are red but not that red. BMW colour code 575.
    Hope that helps.
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  17. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

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  18. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

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  19. madisonreid

    madisonreid Long timer

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    This maybe one of the best K buys I've every heard of short of inheritence:rofl. Usually they look just as good from the outside but are rotten from the inside out. I bought my first K75 with 19K miles for $1500 in Arizona but spent another $3K making her safe and worthy. I put another $1500 in making her pretty. Congrats....a amazing bike. Maybe I should have been drinking like you.....:huh But in the end, it was a beautiful bike. Congrats and ride safe.
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  20. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

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    I got lucky with that purchase. Just needed a new set of tires.
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