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Offline beemuker

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Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:44:29 PM »
Been riding my Honda NC700x since I sold my K75s and moved back to FL. It's a nice ride but I miss my brick. There's an RT that is reasonably priced about 2.5 hrs from me. Thinking about taking a look, but while the RT fairing is probably nice when it's cold, it's mostly hot here. So just wondering how hard it is to swap out the fairing for one with less coverage and or removing it in the spring/summer/fall. Looks like the headlight/fairing/turn sig are part of the fairing. I don't want to bake on it in the summer.advice?

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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 09:01:42 AM »
never mind, it sold. seller was asking $1800. sold in 1 day, not to me.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 09:25:09 AM »
I'd wait for another S or unfaired K to show up.  Removing the fairing on an RT for the summer would be a pita, at least in my opinion.  Low price on that RT, wonder if it had issues.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 09:36:33 AM »
I'd wait for another S or unfaired K to show up.  Removing the fairing on an RT for the summer would be a pita, at least in my opinion.
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Although there seem to be RT and RS models faithfully ridden in the unrelenting heat of some parts of Australia, a naked K or one with just a windshield has got to be more comfortable in a hot, humid climate, if you don't mind a thorough drenching by rain.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 10:24:33 AM »
I'd wait for another S or unfaired K to show up.  Removing the fairing on an RT for the summer would be a pita, at least in my opinion.  Low price on that RT, wonder if it had issues.
I think it had about 30k, and seller said no issues. guess that's why it sold so quick
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 10:54:13 AM »
The fairing is pretty hot.  That is why my RT gets used mostly between the end of September and the middle of June here in New York State.  The rest of the year I ride my RS and K75S.

The price probably reflects the fact that RT/LT models are only popular with the cappuccino crowd these days.   I suspect the new owner will be signing up here in the near future to ask the typical questions about retrofitting his Acewell speedo to the TGPI.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 12:19:14 PM »
I suspect the new owner will be signing up here in the near future to ask the typical questions about retrofitting his Acewell speedo to the TGPI.
Someday maybe somebody will answer those questions.  :hehehe :laughing-on-ground:
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 12:27:33 PM »
  I suspect the new owner will be signing up here in the near future ......


or to show off how he made an awkward looking "cafe" with just a sawzall and a case of Old Milwaukee.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 05:25:01 PM »
The fairing is pretty hot.  That is why my RT gets used mostly between the end of September and the middle of June here in New York State.  The rest of the year I ride my RS and K75S.

The price probably reflects the fact that RT/LT models are only popular with the cappuccino crowd these days.   I suspect the new owner will be signing up here in the near future to ask the typical questions about retrofitting his Acewell speedo to the TGPI.
I actually like a good cappuccino with a double shot, better than the swill some places serve. I'll have to look up the ace  speedo and TGPI as I have no Idea about either.
but thanks for the info. Maybe True ace hasn't sold his K75s and is ready to part with it. low mileage and Dakar yellow.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 08:13:57 PM »

or to show off how he made an awkward looking "cafe" with just a sawzall and a case of Old Milwaukee.

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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 09:57:43 PM »
a little road trip maybe? this one is rare and barely broken in, it has a smooth and precise tranny and may go to 1,000,000 miles!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-BMW-K-Series/322829722030?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 07:26:48 AM »
a little road trip maybe?
Maybe this one after a little more information is forthcoming?
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/mcy/d/1995-bmw-k75-abs-cruiser/6341868579.html
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2017, 09:43:57 AM »
Maybe this one after a little more information is forthcoming?
https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/mcy/d/1995-bmw-k75-abs-cruiser/6341868579.html
thanks, looks pretty clean in the pics.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2017, 08:47:44 AM »
I actually like a good cappuccino with a double shot, better than the swill some places serve. I'll have to look up the ace  speedo and TGPI as I have no Idea about either.
but thanks for the info. Maybe True ace hasn't sold his K75s and is ready to part with it. low mileage and Dakar yellow.
Well he hasn't sold it and is selling it to me, picking it up today, pics to follow, an unmolested beauty! the search is over.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2017, 09:31:18 PM »
Well he hasn't sold it and is selling it to me, picking it up today, pics to follow, an unmolested beauty! the search is over.
tried to upload pics, file sizes too large, reduced them but still a no go. I give up
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 10:30:58 PM »
Picresize and set at 75%.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 10:55:34 PM »
tried to upload pics, file sizes too large, reduced them but still a no go.
Picresize and set at 75%.
Regards Martin.
That's ok, Martin. Don't get beemuker snarled in a technical challenge. If it's True Ace's, it's a K75S in BMW's Urine Test Ochre color scheme. They all look alike. :giggles
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 11:10:10 PM »
Oooo Laitch that's getting downright nasty. The cold weather must be coming.  :nono
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 11:33:47 PM »
The cold weather must be coming.
Cold isn't the problem, Martin. It's the greasy mud until the roads freeze, and it's the salt on the blacktop. The bike is tucked away in the shop; I'm cleaning my guns and chainsaws. :giggles
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2017, 01:13:55 AM »
And making large pine boxes.  :yow Have you tried whittling the winter away I believe it's very therapeutic and a good cure for dark souls. I personally find it therapeutic as you know to sit under a palm tree, could you not try a fir tree.
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2017, 08:18:52 AM »
That's ok, Martin. Don't get beemuker snarled in a technical challenge. If it's True Ace's, it's a K75S in BMW's Urine Test Ochre color scheme. They all look alike. :giggles
you're just jealous I scored an unmolested K75s in almost perfect condition in original Dakar yellow with less than 13K. :2thumbup: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76-GFaEoCkoZHJvTzg1WWNRNUk/view?usp=sharing
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2017, 08:36:37 AM »
you're just jealous I scored an unmolested K75s in almost perfect condition in original Dakar yellow with less than 13K. :2thumbup: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76-GFaEoCkoZHJvTzg1WWNRNUk/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B76-GFaEoCkod0dic2RXWXJZM28/view?usp=sharing
will probably sell the Honda, feels like going from driving a Civic to a Porche. The Honda does have a handy frunk and gets over 70mpg,
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 09:22:31 AM »
. . . I scored an unmolested K75s . . .
Ace is probably the best seller you could have found. He seems to take good care of his bikes.

It's lighter and a cooler ride in hot weather than the K1. So what if it attracts fruitflies? Florida already has lovebugs. Accessory badges are still available!
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Re: Thinking BMW 750 (K/75RT) 1991
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2017, 09:47:24 AM »
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