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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by madisonreid, Feb 4, 2011.
Who did you make that for....self ?
I remember reading about this one. This is not the one you put a paralever arm on.... correct?
No, that's my very first K bike at Malibu. 91 K75S. Purchased in SF in 96 and then ridden up HWY 1 from LA and then 101 in Oregon.
It was pretty cherry. 35k but looked like it came off of the showroom floor.
Didn't last very long though. I totaled it a few months later when I fell asleep riding home the morning after a bachelor party with a MASSIVE hangover.
(I was younger and dumber back then.)
Looks like wheels with new spacers and bearings are getting delivered along with front end hardware on Saturday. She's coming together.
While Larry is waiting for parts, thought I would post some very nice rebuilds. This one is another favorite. What's not to love ? Not sure who the builder is. Rebuilt K1100...I think.
I've always been curious what a naked k1100 would be, haven't seen any pictures that I remember. That's sexy!
Ducati-like matte black. Could not agree with you more....Completely modern motorcycle with a touch of hooligan. I read through some of your threads Lukeman. You have travelled well and seem to really enjoyed your k. Some great travels with your partner. Very nice.
That is surprisingly good looking...
Another naked K1100:
Do the original K100 and K75 bikes share anything significant with the later, more modern bricks (K1200RS, K1200LT, etc.).
I'd love to see a telelever'd K75 done up.
Paralever can be done but a telelever would be a major engineering effort.
They share enough that you can put a K1200LT engine in a K1100. I didn't do the conversion but I owned this K1100RS with a K1200LT engine for a while:
A Bobber/Rat K, I suppose. Duck, Is that one of yours?
WOW, Very nicely done...
Chroming it......Now who would have thought?
That's amazing because I thought about switching the headlight to a F800r set up. Called the dealer to get pricing but Larry and I decided to keep the current headlight and add a cage over the lens for a scrambler effect. I haven't seen the cage Larry is considering but am certain it will be a nice touch along with some of the other cosmetic changes. Nicely done.
There's just something about these bricks, I really really love the way they look. With the custom paint and accents they look like an instant classic. Great motorcycles.
Odd isn't it? No-one gave them a second glance when they were in production. Most even considered them pig-ugly. The unfaired versions were almost despised (at least here in the UK), even by other BMW K-Series owners. Yet now?
The bloke who did the last annual safety-check on my 75C is your classic Japanese bike owner/mechanic. He commented that it was an aesthetically pleasing bike (well he actually grunted "I like the look of these").
Tastes change I suppose.