Author Topic: New/Old K bike guy.  (Read 238 times)

Offline Teutonic Timmy

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New/Old K bike guy.
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:08:04 PM »
Hello, I am Timmy. I am a retired motor sergeant from the Washington DC police department.  I have always been a sport-touring guy ans that lead me to my first K bike, a 1985 K100RS.  Blue. I loved it and shouldn't have sold it, but I did.  A few bikes later, and I decided to get another K100.  While I was looking for one, I came across a totaled VFR800 for 1800 bucks.  I bought it and fixed it and fell in love with it.  The VFR forum I joined, VFRD was very active and had a bunch of organized rides. I started going to Franklin North Carolina each May to meet with my VFR buddies and explore the Smoky Mountains.  When my time with the police was up, I moved to Maryville Tennessee and took a job as the rental manger in a Harley Davidson dealership.  While at work there a visitor showed up on a K75s and I started a conversation with him about how great those bikes were.  A few weeks later I contacted an old friend in Wisconsin about her K75.  She sold it to me for an incredible price and is even going to deliver it to me on Monday.  So watch out for photos of a groovy bike with groovy backgrounds coming up.

The new K75 joins my others:  2000 Honda VFR, 2002 Honda VFR, 1876 Moto Guzzi 850T, 1980 Moto Guzzi 1000sp, 1980 KZ1000j, 2005 Harley Davdson FLHSTC, and 1081 Suzuki GS450T.
  • Maryville
  • K75S Guzzi 1000sp, Guzzi 850T, VFR800Fi, VFR800 VTec, HD FLSTHC, KZ1000, GS450

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 05:22:34 PM »
Welcome!  The S looks nice in red.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '91K100RS White/Blue
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline billday

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 05:40:02 PM »
Welcome!
  • New York State, USA 10977
  • 1985 K100

Offline natalena

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 06:10:53 PM »
Welcome, great looking 75S. Per chance, would you know another retired Metro motorcop "Teddy" whose son is a musician? Cheers
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

Offline Chaos

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 11:17:16 PM »
Huh, no Kawasakis?
  • 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 ScooterNSticks

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 10:28:32 AM »
Beautiful motorcycle.  Love the red version.

Reading your list of motorcycles I wonder if adding the K75 to the garage with my Vespa scooter has caused some flare up of a Moto disease.  For years I was content with the scooter.  Now that I've had the motorcycle for a few weeks I'm already thinking I should add another.  And another.

Is there a vaccine??

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  • Boalsburg, PA
  • 1992 BMW K75, 2006 Vespa GTS 250ie
My Blog: Scooter in the Sticks
https://scooterinthesticks.com

Offline Teutonic Timmy

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 12:42:18 PM »
Huh, no Kawasakis?
Yes, a Kawasaki KZ1000 J model.
  • Maryville
  • K75S Guzzi 1000sp, Guzzi 850T, VFR800Fi, VFR800 VTec, HD FLSTHC, KZ1000, GS450

Offline Teutonic Timmy

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 09:13:27 AM »
Put 50 miles on it right away. I forgot how instantly familiar these bikes are.
  • Maryville
  • K75S Guzzi 1000sp, Guzzi 850T, VFR800Fi, VFR800 VTec, HD FLSTHC, KZ1000, GS450

Offline ScooterNSticks

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Re: New/Old K bike guy.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 04:57:29 PM »
Put 50 miles on it right away. I forgot how instantly familiar these bikes are.

It's a beautiful motorcycle -- one that would stand out from the crowd.  I had never ridden a K75 until I got mine a few weeks ago and as you say, it was instantly familiar to ride.
  • Boalsburg, PA
  • 1992 BMW K75, 2006 Vespa GTS 250ie
My Blog: Scooter in the Sticks
https://scooterinthesticks.com

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