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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #625 on: December 30, 2018, 01:27:00 PM »
Nice bike! If you ever feel like renting it I am going to Europe this summer to see my best friend in Germany, my Dad in Belgium and my sister in France and almost fainted when I saw the price of renting bikes over there...
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Offline riots100

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #626 on: December 30, 2018, 07:52:59 PM »
The stars and planets aligned and I found myself with some extra time on stage and me, with my K100RS.  So why not take a few photos?

I know that you all have seen the bike before, but not in this light.







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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #627 on: December 30, 2018, 08:13:49 PM »
Excellent!
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #628 on: December 30, 2018, 08:24:25 PM »
Wow  yawl
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Offline KosmicK1100

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #629 on: December 31, 2018, 11:05:03 AM »

Wow! Your photos and lighting really bring out the sculptural nature of the body work and show the bike as art!
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Offline natalena

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #630 on: December 31, 2018, 01:50:47 PM »
2018 "Best Use of Downtime" goes to, envelope please ...

Riots100 !!
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Offline RobP

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #631 on: March 04, 2019, 04:20:29 PM »
Riots - what exhaust system are you running, there?
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Offline riots100

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #632 on: March 04, 2019, 05:17:13 PM »
It's the stock BMW exhaust system that came with the bike.
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Offline Soggz

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #633 on: March 12, 2019, 04:07:50 AM »
Mine
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  • 1986 K75C, 1982 Honda CX500EC Eurostreetbrat
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Offline kryder

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #634 on: April 28, 2019, 07:44:02 PM »
My '93 K75S as it is today. I have made a few visible changes recently, most notably a fuel rail cover and a Mustang tank cover. I think I have accessorized as much as I wish to with the possible exception of adding some running lights. On the mechanical side I replaced the rear brake cylinder and changed the brake fluid last fall. New rear brake pads were installed at that time. She has a set of new shoes that have yet to be installed. And, oh yeah a new Progressive 412 rear shock. Progressive springs reside in the front forks, installed some years back. I need to do a little more maintenance but the ole gal is well kept. About 74,000 miles I think.


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  • Salida, Colorado and Park City, Utah
  • 1993 K75S
I live west and ski west, I ride east and west and sometimes north and south.

Motos currently owned,  or do these motos own me?
1993 K75S ( the Kryder )
2000 R1100S ( Blackie )
1986 R80RT ( Ole Red ) 1986 R80RT ( Ole Blue )
1994 BMW R1100RS ( Traveler )

Motos I have owned in the past; gone but not forgotten.

1964 Yamaha 55cc YJ1-K ( ringdinger )
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara 125 ( ringdinger #2 )
1966 Honda CB160
1971 Honda CL350
1973 Yamaha RD350
1987 BMW K75T
1992 BMW K75S
1994 BMW R1100RSL
1978 BMW R100RS
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Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #635 on: July 07, 2019, 09:27:43 AM »


30 year old brick which I've had for the past 23 years. Do about 3,000 km a year.

I've done very little to it beyond tires, oil changes, fork oil once, batteries about a dozen times or maybe a bit less than that, gear box oil once, final drive oil once.

Valves should be checked.

Brakes should be bled.
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  • BRICK: 1989 K75 RT - Rocinante; NONBRICK: 2007 F650 GS Dakar - not yet named

Offline Soggz

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #636 on: July 08, 2019, 03:04:23 AM »


30 year old brick which I've had for the past 23 years. Do about 3,000 km a year.

I've done very little to it beyond tires, oil changes, fork oil once, batteries about a dozen times or maybe a bit less than that, gear box oil once, final drive oil once.

Valves should be checked.

Brakes should be bled.
Hi. Nice looker. What’s the suspension like on it, considering the springs are original?
My rear was shot, which I have now replaced, and I will be swooping out the front ones, soon.
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  • 1986 K75C, 1982 Honda CX500EC Eurostreetbrat
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Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #637 on: July 08, 2019, 07:47:13 AM »
Good question about suspension.
Everything is pretty much original, as in 30 years old. I did replace the starter relay when it welded itself due to me trying to start with low battery. Otherwise, not much has been changed. Everything works.
What's unchanged: electrics, wiring, rubber hoses, lines, fuel filter, and so on and now that I've replaced the ABS computer, the ABS works again, or at least I think it does (lights no longer blink at me all the time).
To your question: I like how the bike rides. Seems stiff enough to handle, not like riding a marshmallow. It feels decent in the curves but I don't have much to compare it to, suspension-wise. Previous bike was a Honda 450 that I crashed.
I'm filled with remorse at not attending to regular maintenance and fluid changes and so on as many others on this forum seem to do on a regular basis.
I had a front fork oil leak once, about 10-15 years ago, had the local shop (not BMW) replace the seals and put in some fork oil (I have no idea how much) and the fork stopped leaking. The rear spring / shock I've always left at the middle setting which seems good. I don't really have anything to compare it to, but I'm not bottoming out and the tires seem to maintain contact with the road as I'm riding. Mind you, I'm pretty gentle on the bike and only about 3,000 km or fewer a year (we have a short season here and I'm also into sailing, camping, bicycling, etc etc).
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  • BRICK: 1989 K75 RT - Rocinante; NONBRICK: 2007 F650 GS Dakar - not yet named

Offline Soggz

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #638 on: July 08, 2019, 09:32:11 AM »
 Cool.
I’m the 13th owner of mine, and the bike was sat since 2006, so it’s been through a few bands, probably not all of them had a spanner in!
I have replaced pretty much everything on mine so far, apart from getting inside the engine. Most of the rubber bits had perished through lack of use, and the rear strut seized up on me on its first run out after the mot.  The front forks arnt great, so they will be getting a set of progressive springs nearer the winter months,as funds allow.
All in all, it’s a great bike!
  • Down in Selwood Forest
  • 1986 K75C, 1982 Honda CX500EC Eurostreetbrat
One More Of These,One Less Of Those...

Offline Past-my-Prime

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #639 on: July 15, 2019, 07:25:06 PM »


I don't know why my photo disappeared?

Anyway I think I've got it back again.
  • North Shore of Lake Superior
  • BRICK: 1989 K75 RT - Rocinante; NONBRICK: 2007 F650 GS Dakar - not yet named

Offline SinNH

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #640 on: July 19, 2019, 04:53:16 PM »
The '93 I bought a couple months ago, been going through it to make sure all is good, had not been on the road since '97 and stored in heated shop I am told, there is evidence that this might be true. Great fine, 7300 miles, now about 8800. Second K11LT, fun engines. First pics I took of it.
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Offline BlitzenGruv

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #641 on: July 25, 2019, 12:23:42 AM »
'92 K100RS 16V. It's kinda out of place with the rest of my stable, but it's the only one which will do the ton all day fully packed for the weekend.
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Offline MCRyder

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #642 on: September 14, 2019, 05:30:46 PM »
My '92.  Bought in 2015 with 37K, currently at 46K.  Shares garage space with a recently acquired 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure.  Rode it to the TOR rally at Paonia in 2017 and the MOA Nat'l in Des Mooines in 2018.  Currently doing some minor maintenance and then riding it to the Oklahoma BMW Rally this month.


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This makes my 3rd K75 since 1993, really gotta thing for Triplets.

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'12 Aprilia Shiver
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Offline Cheezits954

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #643 on: December 23, 2019, 08:12:43 PM »
Been lurking around for a bit after realizing flyingbrick.de wasn't the only place to find quality info. Finally pulled the trigger on my 94' K75 ($2.6k/51K mi) from the BMW Moto dealer in Escondido. Never owned a motorcycle (though I took the MSF Course and have driven manual cars) and was apprehensive about riding it back the 90+ miles to LA.

Glad I did cause now I'm officially hooked! Anyway here she is, did some general preventative maintenance over the weekend and looking forward to knocking out some more before starting my cafe/tracker/scrambler? conversion sometime next fall.
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Offline Scott

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #644 on: December 23, 2019, 09:22:06 PM »
That's arguably one of best motorcycles from BMW.  If you must chop one up, to make a "flavor of the month" project bike, consider finding a shitty one to molest. That one is too nice, IMO.  They're only original once. 
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Offline Martin

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #645 on: December 23, 2019, 09:37:16 PM »
As per Scott good original K75's are getting thin on the ground. Making a Coffee racer or scrambling a Brick reduces it's practicality and rideability, ride it for a while before you commit to that path. In 20+ years I've but only ever seen two café Bricks on the road both recently.  I've seen quite a few in the build stage that never get finished or if they do they are ridden briefly until the novelty wears off. Most end up stuck in a shed or behind a shed under a tarp. Ride it as stock for a while and you'll fall in love with it.
Regards Martin.
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Offline Cheezits954

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #646 on: December 23, 2019, 09:49:56 PM »
That's arguably one of best motorcycles from BMW.  If you must chop one up, to make a "flavor of the month" project bike, consider finding a shitty one to molest. That one is too nice, IMO.  They're only original once.

As per Scott good original K75's are getting thin on the ground. Makin org a Coffee racer or scrambling a Brick reduces it's practicality and rideability, ride it for a while before you commit to that path. In 20+ years I've but only ever seen two café Bricks on the road both recently.  I've seen quite a few in the build stage that never get finished or if they do they are ridden briefly until the novelty wears off. Most end up stuck in a shed or behind a shed under a tarp. Ride it as stock for a while and you'll fall in love with it.
Regards Martin.

I figured I'd catch flak for wanted to jump on the "molestation band wagon" without really having spent time with this bike. Which is also why I want to give myself a year of riding and getting comfortable before I start doing anything to her. Sadly finding a cheaper decent running K bike that I can convert to something more custom and to my liking is hard to come by these days. I will gladly keep an eye out as working on a bike is part of the whole appeal of owning one imo, till then a butt job is in her future 😈🔪🏍.

Look on the bright side, more OEM parts on the market for you purists. :)
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Offline teuski

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #647 on: June 01, 2020, 11:17:53 AM »
Here's my '84 all-rounder:
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Offline teuski

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #648 on: June 11, 2020, 02:44:10 PM »
... And now in "Adventure Elephant" spec :D
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Offline Rightsideup

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #649 on: June 20, 2020, 10:06:36 AM »
Just scored this 1992 K75RT, FSH, 60k miles for £1,300 - result!
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