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Offline Gibson

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Re: New to the K
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
Hello all. I've been riding BMW boxers for about 30 years now. I have never before owned a K bike. I picked up a super clean 94' K75ABS that was stored inside someones house for 19 years. The bike had 680 miles on it! Got it running and really love it. I have put over 1000 miles on it this season. My poor 94 R100 Mystic has been sitting,(but I still love it). I am impressed with this great old bike. Smooth and super dependable. :bmwsmile
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  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline Chaos

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 05:09:53 PM »
Congrats!  I was afraid this was going to be a "how do I get this pile of crap running right" thread but you're apparently past that stage and enjoying that K the way they're meant to be enjoyed.  I've had mine since new in 86 and it is still a pleasure to get on after riding other bikes.  They hit a high water mark with the K75 series.
  • 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 mlytle

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Re: Re: New to the K
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 06:07:32 PM »
680 miles?  pics or it didn't happen!!

welcome to the "light" side!
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
Marshall
Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,7810.0.html

Offline Gibson

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 07:06:38 AM »
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  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline Gibson

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 07:14:37 AM »
Getting it running required fuel pump, filter and lines replaced, fuel injectors cleaned, all fluids changed, and water pump seals. [ Invalid Attachment ]
  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline Skunky

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 10:34:25 AM »
Welcome - 680 miles! I hope you paid top dollar  :clap:
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Rebuild it and they will come..
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Offline mlytle

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Re: Re: New to the K
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 11:53:51 AM »
cool...a NEW K!
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
Marshall
Project Thread "K75s Midlife Refresh"
http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,7810.0.html

Offline Gibson

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 12:55:07 PM »
I have 1900 miles now. These bikes are addicting :riding:
  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline Martin

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 04:29:00 PM »
Welcome to the asylum from OZ. The 75 is the pick of the litter.
Regards Martin.
  • North Lakes Queensland Australia
  • 1992 K75s Hybrid, Lefaux, Vespa V twin.

Offline treehouse99

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 05:37:34 PM »
Congratulations... I had contacted the seller, but it was too far out on the island for me. Great find, you can't erase miles!
Larry P. from Rockland County, N.Y.
  • Pomona, N.Y.
  • 87 K75, 90 K75S, 09 Vstrom 650, too many Puch mopeds
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2018, 09:45:30 PM »
Welcome!
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  • 1992 K75S Lili Von Shtuppe
A pox on cafe “builders”

Offline Gibson

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 07:13:05 AM »
Thanks all! :2thumbup:. My intent was to get it running and sell it, but I am so impressed with the K, I think I'll hang on to it a while.

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  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline Skunky

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 02:37:50 PM »
Nice Stable, :clap: two Mystic Red Beauties.
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Rebuild it and they will come..
90 K100lt
Triumph Thruxton 900
Honda CB400F

Offline Gibson

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Re: New to the K
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 03:40:42 PM »
Thanks!
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  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

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