Author Topic: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia  (Read 206 times)

Offline BrickDad

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New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:40:10 PM »
Hello all,

After a decade+ of absence from active motorcycling, I bought a 1995 K75 in Seattle, Washington State this June and rode it home to Northern Virginia.

Back in 1983, after learning to ride on two used Japanese bikes I bought a brand-new BMW R100CS and rode it for five years and 126,000+ miles until I wrecked it (and myself too, a little bit).

On & off afterwards, I owned a (very) used Ural +sidecar while posted to Central Asia and simultaneously, a new Buell Thunderbolt which I rode in Europe and the U.S. until I just... quit riding it a decade ago. 

Back to motorcycling now and to BMWs as well.  My late model K75T had always been well garaged and had two prior owners and 6,242 miles when I bought it.  It took me on a 6,331 mile trip across the northern U.S. this Summer without any problems, other than me running out of gas twice.
  • Arlington County, Virginia
  • K75T, 1995

Offline Laitch

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 06:45:52 PM »
Welcome! What range and region are you overlooking in that photo?
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.
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Offline stokester

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 06:47:08 PM »
Welcome to the Motobrick community!

We're a diverse bunch that generally maintain our bricks and share with others.
  • Yorktown, Virginia
  • '94 K75S Dakar Yellow - '93 K75S Seiden Blau - '91 R100RT Dark Blue- '78 R100S Smoke Red

Offline BrickDad

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 07:04:55 PM »
Welcome! What range and region are you overlooking in that photo?

This is the road coming off Hurricane Ridge, inside the northern entrance to the Olympic National Park. 
  • Arlington County, Virginia
  • K75T, 1995

Offline ScooterNSticks

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 08:44:09 PM »
Welcome to Motobrick.  Impressive photo.  I suspect you can find some impressive scenes to ride in the mountains of Virginia as well.
  • Boalsburg, PA
  • 1992 BMW K75, 2006 Vespa GTS 250ie
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Offline mlytle

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 11:14:42 PM »
excellent, another k75 in NOVA!  watch for our mid-atlantic meetups.
  • alexandria, va
  • 92 K75s, 94 K75s, 96 K1100RS SE (custodian), 09 K1300s
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Offline natalena

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 01:21:54 PM »
Welcome aboard! It's beginning to look like the Mid-Atlantic group may hit a critical mass for a rally :)
I'm in Waldorf, MD
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

Offline stokester

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 04:43:26 PM »
Welcome aboard! It's beginning to look like the Mid-Atlantic group may hit a critical mass for a rally :)
I'm in Waldorf, MD
That would be fun.  In the mean time it may be limited to "ride-to-eat" events.

Also consider our local club, BMW Motorcycle Club of Hampton Roads which has a rally in October.  It's a small event, usually about 60 - 70 participants located at a campground near the Chickahominy River between Williamsburg and Richmond VA.  In addition to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown are in the local area.  We will have a poker run for our charity, the First Landing K9 Search and Rescue as well as meals Friday and Saturday night.

http://bmwmchr.com/rally/rally-schedule-of-events/
  • Yorktown, Virginia
  • '94 K75S Dakar Yellow - '93 K75S Seiden Blau - '91 R100RT Dark Blue- '78 R100S Smoke Red

Offline natalena

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Re: New K75 rider in Arlington County, Virginia
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 08:08:58 PM »
Thanks for reminding me of the Lenexa get together. There's several Brickster's around DC now, and it'd be fun to convoy down to Williamsburg in October.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919
On Holy Quest seeking Techron equivalent for splines.

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