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Offline Snowman

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What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:22:47 PM »
Yes, I know it is a K forum, but what other non K bikes are we riding and why. I'll start by saying I recently got a Goldwing as my wife has started coming along on my longer rides and we needed the comfort. Also a CRF250 for bumming around the woods on. The new R1200RS is a bike I lust after.
Mike
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Offline Farmrjohn

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 06:52:55 PM »
In addition to the '94 K75 I ride a'74 Vespa Rally 200, '74 Yamaha TX750, or '09 Vespa 250 Super.  Each one has a unique "personality" that in part determines when and what I ride.  If I'm going any distance on highways with 65+ MPH speed limits, it's usually one of the 750s.  Around town on my own it's the Rally 200 (although I've ridden it cross country twice in the Scooter Cannonball) or if my wife is going, it's the 250 Super which she prefers.  Oddly, the longest trips so far have been on both scooters, but I hope that changes soon.
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 07:00:22 PM »
greetings...

you say ride instead of own... im riding a 16 wing... its not mine... butts the owner doesnt have a mc endorsement so i have to 2up her...

its stock except for fb6 windshield and bugeye catz lighting and dawn2dusk seat...

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i prefer the rs motobrick... butts she is no longer comfortable on the rs eleven hundert... so it is my 1up moto and the wing is her 2up moto...

ride dangerously...

more later...

j o



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Offline mlytle

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 07:10:31 PM »
Yes, I know it is a K forum, but what other non K bikes are we riding and why. I'll start by saying I recently got a Goldwing as my wife has started coming along on my longer rides and we needed the comfort. Also a CRF250 for bumming around the woods on. The new R1200RS is a bike I lust after.

sounds like you need to update the list in your sig line...it doesn't match....

my other is an S1300S.   BMW calls it a "K1300S", but it aint got a brick motor.. it has slant 4 like the S1000 series, so i refer to it as an "S".
  why do i ride that one too?  because it is awesome way to chew up miles...  no where near the personality of the k75s', but dang it does a lot of stuff well.
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 07:48:18 PM »
My other bike is a 2003 Cannondale F400 with a Headshok and a flex-fuel system that uses both gravity and café cubano.
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Offline Snowman

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 08:05:21 PM »
R80RT
ST1300
Goldwing 1000
Kawasaki 750 H2
Husky 400 MX
These are previously owned, still have the '93 K1100LT and haven't added the wing yet.
Mike
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 10:18:33 PM »
Airheads!

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Offline jaxon

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 10:44:04 PM »
R1200GS LC

Previously owned Beemers


R1200RT
F800GT

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 12:45:12 AM »
this one is prettier than mine, but you get the idea
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 04:13:05 AM »
. . . but you get the idea
That Santa doesn't use a sleigh and reindeer in warm climates?
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 07:53:07 AM »

Santa uses six white Boomers in the land of OZ.
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Offline Michael Sydney

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2017, 08:32:07 AM »
I "graduated" to a K from an Airhead, 1983 R65. Still keep the R of course, sweet bike.

In Thailand I own a Honda CB500X for purely practical reasons.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 11:34:59 AM »
Since I haven't fixed my K yet, I ride all the non-K bikes...

My main ride is an R1100RS.

Other than that, Yamaha FJ1200, although I am trying to fix one and sell another.

Also, Kawasaki EX500 and XJ550, but those are now ridden by my wife.

Yes, I have a slight bike hoarding issue.  :riding:
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2017, 01:12:25 PM »
That Santa doesn't use a sleigh and reindeer in warm climates?

he wears camo in the off season so nobody recognizes him
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Offline riots100

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 02:31:06 PM »
Like mlytle stated above, so despite whatever is stamped on the side, my K1200GT ain't no motobrick.


The 1200GT is great for going fast on long trips.  The K75 is almost perfect for getting around the snarled traffic mess that is Los Angeles and SoCal in general.
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2017, 02:39:03 PM »
Besides 2 K100 - one is under construction - I ride a 500cc Bullet



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Offline herseyb

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2017, 05:59:48 PM »
I gots a yamaha tw200 I ride around the sugar sand at my grampas farm during dear season.  got a nice fat atv tire on back and just floats over everything.
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2017, 06:02:40 PM »
A Moto Guzzi V7 Racer.  I like the K75 a whole lot better.  The Guzzi is like an Italian woman - beautiful, memorable to ride, temperamental and expensive to keep up.  The BMW is like a good Bavarian woman - strong, reliable, easy on the budget. :yes
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2017, 09:03:15 PM »

My other ride, you didn't have to register in QLD under a certain horsepower 2.5 HP I think.  They have since revised the law and petrol powered cycles are now banned. It would be too hard to get it registered and too expensive. Took me about 12 months to piece it together out of bits and pieces, including pieces out of an air rifle, a washing machine,  a rotary hoe supplied 150cc Villiers. At the moment a couple of mates are trying to get me to sell it, But I am not to sure I want to.
Regards Martin.
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Offline drut

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2017, 09:28:34 AM »
1980 Guzzi V50,totally different to the Brick,enjoyable but the Brick is the mile muncher.
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Offline JPaganel

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2017, 11:44:22 AM »

My other ride, you didn't have to register in QLD under a certain horsepower 2.5 HP I think.  They have since revised the law and petrol powered cycles are now banned. It would be too hard to get it registered and too expensive. Took me about 12mounts to piece it together out of bits and pieces, including pieces out of an air rifle, a washing machine,  a rotary hoe supplied 150cc Villiers. At the moment a couple of mates are trying to get me to sell it, But I am not to sure I want to.
Regards Martin.


That's nifty.  Did you build the frame?
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2017, 04:10:01 PM »

Thanks J I didn't totally make the frame, I chopped sleeved and lengthened a bicycle frame. Everything else was virtually handmade, I  made a tank and engine out of cardboard in order to get everything lined up. Rear drive pulley was originally a double pulley,  I had to machine it down in order to get it to align with the custom middle double idler pulley, which had to align with the machined down engine pulley. Tension quadrant is a cut down gear out of a washing machine. I achieved virtually perfect belt alignment front to rear, I had lot of fun and headaches building it. I have a few mates urging me to go into limited production. however the engine was an extremely lucky find.
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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2017, 08:42:27 PM »
greetings...

you say ride instead of own... im riding a 16 wing... its not mine... butts the owner doesnt have a mc endorsement so i have to 2up her...

its stock except for fb6 windshield and bugeye catz lighting and dawn2dusk seat...

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i prefer the rs motobrick... butts she is no longer comfortable on the rs eleven hundert... so it is my 1up moto and the wing is her 2up moto...

ride dangerously...

more later...

j o

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Offline SDCR john

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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2017, 08:44:52 PM »
Just acquired my K75, but I've owned these two for many years...


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Re: What Other None K Bikes Do You Ride?
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2017, 10:52:28 PM »
I recently took a proper ride on my friend's 2016 S1000RR. Wow, just wow. Totally amazing technology, stability, speed, brakes, etc.  Behind it is one of four V11 Moto Guzzis currently in the garage.





I just got this green V11 Sport running today. Bought it cheaply a few months ago with a leaky transmission and it was running very poorly. So it's been in pieces for a while. She just needs a little more love, then I have to decide which two of the Guzzis will get sold to fund my next adventure bike.


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