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Offline fivespeedsquirrel

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Oh hai, from Virginia!
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:18:52 PM »
I am a young motorcyclist with about 18 bikes already under my belt, and I just picked up my first K75, a 1995 silver K75 with the low seat & hard cases. I am absolutely in love with this bike! I also have a 2000 BMW R1100R, and that bike is also great, but very different. The K75 just feels like an amazing combination of engine, transmission, and overall design. My rear splines have been lubricated, and the bike shifts great. I might look into lubing the front splines once we get into winter (bike has 29k miles on it currently). This forum is an excellent resource. Pretty much every question I can think of has already been answered (twice). I will be lurking for a while, as I get started on some basic maintenance. I am looking forward to putting a lot of miles on this beast. Once I find the right price on a top case, I might start planning my first long trip. Who knows, I might even look for another K75 when the time is right!
  • Richmond, VA
  • 1995 K75

Offline Filmcamera

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 07:24:50 PM »
Welcome... photos please!  :riding:
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 1991 K100RS 16v ABS1, 2018 Triumph Street Triple RS 765
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Offline Chaos

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 07:27:44 PM »
yes, K's are different beasts than oilheads or airheads I've had.  They hit a high water mark with the K75 I've always felt, good combination or sport, touring, easy maintenance, practicality, and a couple of idiosyncrasies thrown in to keep it interesting.
  • sw ohio
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)

Offline stokester

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 07:35:17 PM »
Welcome to the best place for motobrick information.


There are a few of us here from the Old Dominion, in fact I found my first K75S in the Bon Air area of Richmond through a Craig's List ad.


  • Yorktown, Virginia
  • '94 K75S - '93 K75S - '91 R100RT - '78 R100S

Offline mlytle

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 10:59:27 AM »
welcome from another virginian!!
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 11:16:27 AM »
Welcome!
  • Indiana
  • 1992 K75S Lili Von Shtuppe
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Offline koapono

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 01:52:19 PM »
welcome aboard, K-bikes: once bitten, forever smitten!
I'm a displaced yankee (rhode island) brought to VA by the Army, somehow managed to drop my anchor here.
It's not a bad place to call home though I'll never be a Virginian given my northern heritage.
  • prince george, VA (25 miles south of richmond)
  • 1985 K100RS, 1994 K1100LT

Offline billday

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 02:00:25 PM »
I grew up in New England and I live in New York . . . but I imported my wife from Virginia . . . and I met her there while I was traveling on my 85 K100 . . .

Why not show us some pictures of your K75?
  • New York State, USA 10977
  • 1985 K100

Offline fivespeedsquirrel

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 02:25:25 PM »
  • Richmond, VA
  • 1995 K75

Offline fivespeedsquirrel

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 02:29:32 PM »
Photo posted! Also, I took off the windscreen after I got the bike home. I am a naked-bike guy, for the most part. I have to say, I am AMAZED at how smooth the airflow is on this bike on the highway! Everything about this bike seems so well designed. This silver fox is a keeper for sure.
  • Richmond, VA
  • 1995 K75

Offline milq

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 11:09:54 AM »
Looks well cared for, I bet you’ll enjoy it or a long time.
  • Southern IL
  • '85 K100RT

Offline natalena

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Re: Oh hai, from Virginia!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 09:25:03 AM »
Welcome. Great looking machine. Just north of you in MD.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

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