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Offline Motorhobo

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Philly K75 $1500 but sounds pretty negotiable
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:21:18 PM »
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1994-bmw-k75/6671011694.html

Looks like it's got almost 130K on the ticker. For me the issue would be the valves -- at 130k miles might be getting close to tolerance and in need of a top end.

I think this one could be had cheap if anyone were looking for a fixer or a parts bike. Personally, I think the days of making huge bank with K75 parts on eBay might be over.

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Past: 1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike), 1994 K75 (sold), 1995 K75 ABS (parts bike), Sidecar Dog & Best Bud 'Bo' - RIP

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Re: Philly K75 $1500 but sounds pretty negotiable
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 03:52:03 PM »
looks pretty nice and original.  Gas tank is an easy fix, if the splines are good it could be a great find for someone.  Hope it doesn't go to some bozo with cafe visions and a hacksaw.
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Re: Philly K75 $1500 but sounds pretty negotiable
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 06:20:21 PM »
MH, not sure what picture you looked at but the pic I see of the speedo says 117996......
I also see an awful lot of surface rust, makes me think it spent a fair bit of time stored outside.......
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Re: Philly K75 $1500 but sounds pretty negotiable
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 06:50:47 PM »
Everybody cuts off the rear loop.  I'm gonna do a real custom job and cut off the steering head.  I'll bet none of them cappuccino racers done that yet.
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Re: Philly K75 $1500 but sounds pretty negotiable
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 07:07:12 PM »

I also see an awful lot of surface rust,

Owning a Russian bike that sees plenty of roadsalt, we probably have different ideas on "an awful lot of surface rust"  :eek:
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Re: Philly K75 $1500 but sounds pretty negotiable
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 06:30:21 AM »
MH, not sure what picture you looked at but the pic I see of the speedo says 117996......
I also see an awful lot of surface rust, makes me think it spent a fair bit of time stored outside.......

I see 118k miles and at 130k miles valves are an issue for me in used k bikes because that's not something you can fix by popping on a used FD or DS. Buy the bike, pull off the cover and find the valves are shot and immediately you've got top end work or an engine replacement on your to do list. If you're looking for a serious rider, 117k miles is a lot to start with, is my point.
1994/1995 K75 ABS Frankenbike: original engine 130k miles, frame from Gary Weaver (RIP), 173k miles -- Current Odometer: 184k miles
1994 K75 since 2013, 76,000 mi (11k mine) w/California Sidecar Friendship II Sidecar & Black Lab 'Miss B'

Past: 1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike), 1994 K75 (sold), 1995 K75 ABS (parts bike), Sidecar Dog & Best Bud 'Bo' - RIP

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