Vintage K Bike Luv

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

  1. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    a little progress on the pichler bike. cleaned and rubbed out the bodywork with compound. 86'rd the red foam grips and big ass radio bracket. new bt-45"s in the garage, started going through the brakes.
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  2. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Well, I just posted a question re: K bikes, then of course, found this thread:cry I currently ride an '88 K75 and just yesterday looked at a '93 with only 4500 miles. The obvious fuel tank/fuel line/injector problems have been dealt with, but still.....he's asking $4850 for it, but must admit. It is "showroom". Any thoughts?
  3. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    This SO totally subjective.

    Seems high for an older K. But there is ALWAYS a difference between what a vintage/classic/older bike is "worth" and what the seller THINKS it is "worth". The bitch is that it is REALLY tough to get any hard data on sales of these bikes (or any older bikes).

    So it just winds up being one guy's (often emotionally and/or financially driven) opinions against another guy's opinions. The seller THINKS his bike is worth X, and the buyer ONLY wants to pay X amount. Most likely, there is at least SOME disparity between X and X. The seller wants to get all he can on a bike he has been invested in, and the buyer wants a "deal" on a bike that he has some measure of attraction to. What it comes down to is: are you WILLING and/or ABLE to suck it up & kick it out? AND do you HAVE to have THIS bike NOW, or can you hold out for another bike that you can get on [something closer to] your terms. How bad does the seller want to sell? does he HAVE to sell? Or can he just sit it out?

    There are endless scenarios here. Offer a lower price that you consider to be reasonable, and gauge his reaction. Either way, you're holding the folding, and he wants to sell.
  4. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    PS:
    Don't know if you are a BMWMOA member but they have a members only "Flea Market" with 37 K bikes (of various vintages) for sale as of this minute. Don't know if it's still posted there but there was a guy who had a late "classic" (mid 90s?) K1100 Special Edition bike for sale there- and it was listed for a long while- dude wanted 7000k PLUS $$ for it! :eek1 YES it was beautiful. Did it seem "worth" his asking price? No way in H - E - double hockey sticks (but I drooled all over that ad for months just the same).

    Seems to me that the original STYLE K bikes aren't worth nearly what they SHOULD be. Considering all you get in terms of reliability, rideability, etc. they really aren't selling for shit.
  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Unlike many sellers....he describes it well. Others may like the whole story:


    "An almost virgin twenty-year-old red-head that you could keep on the side, and your wife wouldn't mind too much! I am offering for sale a 1993 Mystic Red BMW K75S with ABS, and matching BMW logo-ed Side Cases, with under 4,500 miles. Yeah! 4,500 miles!!! As Beemers don't really get broken in until they have about twenty thousand on them, this bike is virtually new. In my opinion, the K75 was the finest motorcycle that BMW ever made. It is quiet and smooth, gets about fifty miles per gallon, and is a pleasure to ride.
    A few months ago, I found this beautiful K75S, which needed a bit of attention. It was originally owned by a Las Vegas anesthesiologist who rode it for a bit, then tucked it in the corner of his garage...for almost twenty years. The fuel had turned to goo. The tank was cleaned out, the fuel pump and fuel lines replaced, and the entire fuel system cleaned. New Metzler tires were installed, along with a new battery. I touched up the few chips that were on the bodywork with Mystic Red touch-up paint, and gave the bike a good cleaning. It now looks and runs like it was when new. The instruments all work as new, and even the starter button/kill switch is a bright red and green as when new, and not faded from the sunlight.
    I already have two other K75's, one in Arizona and one in Wisconsin, but to find one with such low mileage, I had to have it. I figured that if I didn't like it, I could turn it and make a few bucks. As much as I love the K75, the “S” configuration does not work very well with my aged body. I prefer to sit vertically, and have a large windscreen that keeps the crud out of my eyes, and wind off my hands. I thought about swapping out all of the “S” parts for an RT configuration, but the K75R that I have here in Arizona has all of that, with only 33,000 miles on it, so this beautiful K75S is now up for sale.
    The side cases are in very good condition, but I removed them because there is just enough room in my garage to park a motorcycle and a Honda Helix scooter side by side.
    If you are interested, please send your contact information, and I will send a bunch of pictures showing its outstanding condition. I believe the pictures speak for themselves, and if you have any questions, please call me at ......"
  6. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Well, guys.....I looked at it, touched it etc. It is pristine! The owner took it off the market for three weeks, while he and his wife travel back to WI. I'm not "dialed in" to this bike, but having seen it, it's just damned nice.
  7. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Here's a pic of mine. Got it early this spring. Need to get more recent pics. I got rid of the k100 forks and got a real set of k75's with the fork brace. The seat was replaced with a Corbin that I recovered. I added some bar end weights as well. I really love it.

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  8. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer

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    I'll bet that is the only K-Bike in the world with an R65 fairing. Pretty cool.
  9. jamesm417

    jamesm417 Adventurer

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    I am looking at a 1985 K100RS to do some long range touring with, but would like a tall windshield to keep me out of the elements.

    The bike is much more sporty than my riding style, (old man), so I'm not really concerned with any characteristics above about 75 mph.

    Does anyone have a suggestion?

    Thanks,

    James
  10. richb2222

    richb2222 Been here awhile

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    I put an Aeroflow on my K75S and it really made a difference with regard to the volume of air that was hitting my head. I also have an Aeroflow on my R1100RT and it really made a difference.

    I see that there are two different sizes for the K100RS:
    http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/K1001100RS_AeroFairing.htm

    Rich
  11. jamesm417

    jamesm417 Adventurer

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    Thanks Rich.

    That's the kind of information I needed.
  12. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    Looked at an 89 K75 a guy has for sale here and it looked good but the tank was leaking and it needed fresh gas and a battery. He brought it from Germany so the speedo is kph.He wants 800.00
  13. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Got to keep this thread alive.

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    1985 RS
    serial number 199, first one in AK.
    newer belly pan
    Lufty full exhaust (kept the stocker)
    Corbin Gunfighter (see above)
    Owned for 25 years.
    Enjoy,
    Fite
  14. Fighter

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    Ya can't have too many "Bricks"
    Shown with her newer (2004) sister.

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  15. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    LUST!!!!!
    Not mine....... but one can only wish! :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:

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  16. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Wooo $800 for a K75? These are nice bikes, much under rated.

    How much is a second hand tank (K75 or K100)? You might find these fairly cheap, but the speedos are more expensive. If the leak is from the fuel pump entry then it is only an O ring, same for the fuel cap.

    Price the bits you want and see if you can talk him down?
  17. richb2222

    richb2222 Been here awhile

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    No problem, I'm glad to help.

    You might want to take a look at motobrick.com , there is a ton of brick info there.

    Rich
  18. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    I stepped up to a K12RS too! Finally decided to just go get a 21st century motorcycle. Still love the K100 tho. I want to sell mine, but It's such a great bike. Probably regret it as soon as it rolls out of the driveway.
  19. Tin Woodman

    Tin Woodman Mike

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    had a K100 RT for years. Pulled like a freight train and smooth as a giant electric motor. Frightening effects in a cross-wind and the fairing was too narrow for my knees. Kind of a shame sales never achieved their expectations because it was a great bike. Used to get lots of compliments. Dependable as hell, too.

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  20. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    Spoken from the guy who had a bunch of K75s :rofl:rofl