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Offline KimB

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Third Brick is a charm!
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:19:37 AM »
Hello fellow Motobrickers,
First off: Thank you for a really great site! I've leaned lots from you over the years!

I've had a K1100RS and a K100RS before and just this week picked up a 1988 K75S. What a delightful bike!!
It fits my current riding needs -navigating NYC traffic, very well. Narrow profile, relatively nimble and plenty powerful.

Kim

  • New York, NY
  • 1991 K100RS 1988 K75S 1988 R100GS

Offline Chaos

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 10:28:35 AM »
Nice looking un-molested S you got there.  I always felt BMW hit a high water mark with the K75, simple, dependable, and just the right mix of sport, commuter, touring with some 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 riots100

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 01:00:04 PM »
It fits my current riding needs -navigating NYC traffic, very well. Narrow profile, relatively nimble and plenty powerful.

Greetings from the Left Coast.

The K75 is the perfect bike for navigating LA traffic as well for all the above cited reasons.
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992 K75, 2007 K1200GT, 1991 K100RS
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Offline natalena

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 03:14:28 PM »
Welcome, and agree, the K75S is a splendid machine. Your brick is in fine shape for her age :)
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
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Offline Gibson

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 03:44:53 PM »
Did over 2K miles this summer so far on my recently acquired K75ABS standard... Only about 200 on my airhead. These bikes are really cool! startup is instant, smooth and good handling.
  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline KimB

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 06:52:34 AM »
The prices on these bikes are so low  - especially compared to airheads (I've had many Airheads over the years). The Ks are like well kept secrets!
Still, I really feel like I lucked out paying $1300 for this one.
Sure, it needs a few things: Fork seals weep a bit and the rear brake master cyl needs a rebuild (lever action notchy).
The bike does have an Ohlin shock that should be rebuild at some point.
I will also be looking for a stock seat. The Corbin it has now is in good shape but I always felt Corbins are too wide - trade anyone? :)

Right now however, I'm totally enjoying it!

  • New York, NY
  • 1991 K100RS 1988 K75S 1988 R100GS

Offline mdk_mdk

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 11:10:56 AM »
I have a BMW solo seat that came with my 1990 K75 off Cape Cod. The seat is in great shape, no cuts or rips. See pictures below. I'd be willing to trade for the Corbin. (I'd like to be able to take a passenger).
  • Ringoes NJ
  • 1990 K75

Offline stokester

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 11:41:39 AM »
The prices on these bikes are so low  - especially compared to airheads (I've had many Airheads over the years). The Ks are like well kept secrets!
Still, I really feel like I lucked out paying $1300 for this one.
Sure, it needs a few things: Fork seals weep a bit and the rear brake master cyl needs a rebuild (lever action notchy).
The bike does have an Ohlin shock that should be rebuild at some point.
I will also be looking for a stock seat. The Corbin it has now is in good shape but I always felt Corbins are too wide - trade anyone? :)

Right now however, I'm totally enjoying it!
Yes, a fun machine and a great community to keep them running.
  • Yorktown, Virginia
  • '94 K75S - '93 K75S - '91 R100RT - '78 R100S

Offline KimB

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 04:03:07 PM »
I have a BMW solo seat that came with my 1990 K75 off Cape Cod. The seat is in great shape, no cuts or rips. See pictures below. I'd be willing to trade for the Corbin. (I'd like to be able to take a passenger).

Great! I'll PM you.
The Corbin on mine has a small beginning tear. I will get you pictures and you can see how it looks to you and if you might be interested.
  • New York, NY
  • 1991 K100RS 1988 K75S 1988 R100GS

Offline mdk_mdk

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 04:35:50 PM »
OK, thanks!
  • Ringoes NJ
  • 1990 K75

Offline Barry in IN

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Re: Third Brick is a charm!
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2018, 08:15:55 AM »
Welcome.  Great looking K75!
  • Indiana
  • 1992 K75S Lili Von Shtuppe
A pox on cafe “builders”

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