Author Topic: K75 Hack in Baltimore -- Nice Rig!  (Read 990 times)

Offline Motorhobo

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K75 Hack in Baltimore -- Nice Rig!
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:19:21 AM »

Met with the owner this weekend, I don't think it's what I want -- what I really need to do is fix the K75 rig I have. I told him I thought his price was high considering the age of the rig and the fact that there's some rusty bolts and it's not in 100% creampuff condition. I said I'd ask around and find out what folks think a reasonable sale price would be.

He says someone offered him $1500 for the DMC leading link alone. A 91 K75 isn't worth much more than $2k even with just 21k miles considering that mileage was spent tugging a hack.

Any ideas? If you were in the market what would be a reasonable offer? Not interested in hearing offensive lowball BS, he's not in a hurry to sell. What would a 25 year old Ural rig go for? Keep in mind this is a custom frame with electric lean-out and some pretty nifty handling design implementations.
1995 K75 ABS since 2000, 107k mi (101k mine)
1994 K75 ABS since 2015, 175k mi (none mine, waiting to be rejuvenated)

Dog Sidecar:
1994 K75 since 2013, 76,000 mi (11k mine) w/
California Sidecar Friendship II & Black Lab 'Miss B'

1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike)
1994 K75 (sold)
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Offline Feo

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Re: K75 Hack in Baltimore -- Nice Rig!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 11:02:54 AM »
I recently acquired a K100RS/Motorvation Formula II LTD rig. The previous owner had disassembled some of it to change bars and cables (to RT stuff) and I re-did the 30 year old fuel and vacuum hoses. It has a healthy oil leak (rear main?).

In the deal, I got the original sales paperwork from both the bike (1987) and the car (2006).

$7850 for the K and 8600 for the car, installed. I'm not gonna get $16K for it anytime soon.  :hehehe

I think he's overpriced, but if he's not in a hurry to sell, he's probably not gonna see that. I might offer him 5500 to 6000, and explain you're open to counteroffers, but 6500 is probably my top.

I'd really like to have a leading link for mine, and the ONLY option the original buyer of my car didn't get was the electric lean, I think that'd be nice as well.

A decent running K75 for 2, another 2500 to Jay at DMC for the LL (new), a grand or so to Claude or Stroker for the automotive rear wheel (also new), and some patience finding a good car for 2-2500, what are we at?

7500 bucks. And some labor from you.

I'm not much help, am I?   :dunno2:

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Re: K75 Hack in Baltimore -- Nice Rig!
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 11:16:15 AM »
looks like a well thought out rig with extras.  Probably cheaper than you could put one together from scratch, but if I went that route I'd start with a K100 or 1100.  I'd have to knock a couple thousand off just because it's missing a cylinder. 
1987 K75S    VIN 0231
Original owner, Original litter
200,000 miles (plus or minus) and 5 paint jobs
2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)