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Offline johnny

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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2019, 11:31:57 AM »
greetings...

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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #76 on: September 14, 2019, 11:49:42 AM »
A feather boa. Perfect.
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2019, 01:17:13 PM »

They look to be pretty close to the same size. 

They really aren't. The LS is just closer to the camera, the jump to the K is significant in weight, & power.  Never had a low seat so I can't really comment on them but never had much trouble with the height of the k75.  I have the 3/4" shorter shock and lowered the forked tubes 1/2" in the triple clamps.  Can't quite flat foot it but it's no big deal.  The LS back then was refinement of a many decades old design, the K was ahead of it's time.  The difference was like jumping from a bugeye sprite to a 911.  Never missed or regretted selling the LS, nor have I felt the need for something more modern than my K.  But that's strictly a personal opinion.
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2019, 02:24:30 PM »
They look to be pretty close to the same size....
What a dilemma!

Geez, imagine going shopping with you?
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2019, 03:07:34 PM »
Interesting site that may help or may totally confuse you.https://www.bikesales.com.au/editorial/details/cycle-ergo-bike-size-test-22558/ And at 5'7" with the legs of a penguin if I can sit on a 75 with bent knees so should you.
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2019, 03:28:01 PM »
. . . with the legs of a penguin . . .
Let's not bring birds and beasts into the discussion, Martin. It's already unsettling enough for some people.
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2019, 03:50:04 PM »
Sorry Laitch I'll try to refrain from animal comparisons. However at the time of the operation that was all that was available. As a result I'm a much better swimmer now.
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #82 on: September 14, 2019, 03:58:29 PM »
:-D
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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #83 on: September 30, 2019, 12:11:32 PM »
 Hi, I've got a 30" inseam and can easily flat foot the low seat (1993) k75, so i think it will fit you okay even with less inseam to work with.  Seat height in itself isn't the end all on comfortably reaching the ground, also to be considered is how fat the seat is at the front.  When it's wide, it will push your legs out more making in effect a longer reach to the ground. 
 On ABS, i wouldn't be stuck on that, rather find a nice, low mile, well maintained example and if it has ABS great, but if not you won't miss it probably.  Personally I search out models without ABS for less complexity and the extra plumbing that comes with the system.  Good brakes, and proper application of the brakes is key to survival in my opinion.  Unless you plan on riding a lot in rain, or in icy conditions, probably isn't necessary.  Good luck with your searching.  scott
Edited to add pic, this is a stock low seat, really low, Just like my r100r Mystic, same height i think. 

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Re: Greetings and Questions about K75
« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2019, 07:07:24 PM »

I only just now learned that Motobrick is a “virtual gay bmw biker bar.”  My fault for not checking the aggregating sites before signing up.  No judgement - - just not my thing. 

Thanks to those who provided helpful info.  Safe riding to all.

It is?  I was unaware of aggravating sites but maybe I need to  check them.

Anyway, at 5;10", and 32" inseam, K75 which in my case is normal seat is easy to get both feet flat on the  ground. It's hardest to move around at a stop. Mine has gotten tired and laid down a couple times, always at a dead stop or nearly so. A few times as I was trying to get onto center stand.

Engine protection bars and tragkorbs help a lot, you don't have to lift it so far.

PS if you do get one, don't forget to lube the splines. I found lack of spline lubrication to be a real pain in the ass.
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