Author Topic: Show Us Your Motobricks  (Read 199022 times)

Offline Houndbrick

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« Reply #600 on: April 14, 2018, 06:06:16 PM »
Rode it yesterday now it’s snowing again. Can’t catch a break
  • Vermont
  • 95 K75

Offline treehouse99

  • treehouse
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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #601 on: April 20, 2018, 09:45:51 PM »
Just put back into service...

  • Pomona, N.Y.
  • 87 K75, 90 K75S, 09 Vstrom 650, too many Puch mopeds
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Offline treehouse99

  • treehouse
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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #602 on: April 20, 2018, 09:48:40 PM »
Was put into storage in 1992 by Amol Precision( with a detailed work order), a NJ BMW dealer from back in the day before dealerships became boutiques...



  • Pomona, N.Y.
  • 87 K75, 90 K75S, 09 Vstrom 650, too many Puch mopeds
treehouse

Offline jakgieger

  • itinerant farmer
  • ^ SuperNatural Motobricker
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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #603 on: April 20, 2018, 09:55:26 PM »
Beautiful :bmwsmile
  • Kansas USA
  • 1989 K100rs se
"What we've got here is failure, to communicate.  Some men, you just cain't reach.  So you get what we had here last week.  Which is the way he wants it...Well, he gets it.  I don't like it any more than you men do."

Offline parabrick

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #604 on: May 02, 2018, 03:26:20 PM »
105000 miles,and hoping for many more!
  • Springfield OR
  • 97 K 1100 LT

Offline caveman

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #605 on: May 02, 2018, 06:53:29 PM »
parabrick,


sharp looking rig!
  • Kennerdell, PA.
  • 87 K100RT, 88 K100LT

Offline clark_sas

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #606 on: June 08, 2018, 11:14:17 AM »
  • New York
  • 1987 K100RS x2

Offline Laitch

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #607 on: June 08, 2018, 12:01:39 PM »

Keep trying, clark. You're bound to figure it out.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline ATXBill

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #608 on: June 09, 2018, 09:57:48 PM »
'90 barn find K75S...with 841 miles on the clock.  :yow  Required some convincing to come back to life after nearly 28 years in storage, but it's a runner.

I am having problems with overheating, despite replacing radiator and reservoir caps, o-ring, thermostat and coolant.  Fan works great, but the light still comes on.

  • Austin, Texas
  • 1990 K75S
"For a few precious moments.....I am back in Old Texas, under a high sky, where all things are again possible and the wind blows free." - Larry L. King

Offline Laitch

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #609 on: June 09, 2018, 10:03:48 PM »
Nice photos of a good looking ride! Not enough coolant in the system. The radiator was probably filled too rapidly, the engine not allowed to run and warm up while more coolant was added, at least that's kind of how I phrased in it your other thread. :giggles
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75T 68,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.

Offline ATXBill

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #610 on: June 09, 2018, 10:07:53 PM »
Appreciate the quick reply, but I doubt that was the problem. It was installed by a BMW certified mechanic. 
  • Austin, Texas
  • 1990 K75S
"For a few precious moments.....I am back in Old Texas, under a high sky, where all things are again possible and the wind blows free." - Larry L. King

Offline Gibson

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #611 on: July 23, 2018, 01:13:57 PM »
Just over 2K miles.
  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #612 on: July 23, 2018, 08:27:41 PM »
Take a good look in the reservoir and the filler for any signs of mineral buildup.  They should be spotless.  Despite the low miles, it is still possible that there are mineral deposits in the cooling system. 

These bikes have somewhat marginal cooling capacity and need everything working at peak efficiency to avoid overheating in the Texas heat.  Slow traffic with a lot of idling on hot days made my K100RS puke coolant until I did a good flush and a radiator fin cleaning.

Dealer techs are no longer familiar with the early K bikes so I wouldn't be really positive that they know how to burp the hoses to get every bit of coolant the system requires.
  • In my garage in Marilla, NY
  • '94 K75RT Mystic Red, '92K100RS White, '94 K75S Dakar Yellow
Current:
'94 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
'94 K75S "Cheetos"
'91 K100RS "Moby Brick Too

Offline Gibson

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #613 on: July 24, 2018, 07:15:32 AM »
Thanks for the tip. It turns out, the coolant was changed twice since I got it. I first changed all the fluids before it was started. After a few hundred miles, the water pump was dripping out the weep hole so I did a seal replacement and fresh distilled water and antifreeze. The system was very clean. :bmwsmile
  • Dix Hills NY
  • K75 ABS and R100Mystic

Offline Rcgreaves

  • ^ Proficient Motobricker
  • Posts: 414
  • Parting out this 1987 S NOW, what do YOU need
Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #614 on: August 27, 2018, 02:43:03 PM »
Its been a couple months and my hen seems to have finally calmed down so I can declare this bike mine. She really hammered me to sell it off.

K75 #1 did a wobbly slide out a year ago and is now disappearing piece by piece through this site.

1994 K75S just got new tires and these pics.  Love my bricks.
  • Livingston WI. USA-"With the good earth all around."
  • 1994 K75S 1987 K75S parts bike 1985 GL1200 Aspencade 1982 CM450A "Hondamatic"
Doing “better than I deserve”

Offline natalena

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #615 on: September 14, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »

1994 K75S just got new tires and these pics.  Love my bricks.

Fantastic resurrection of the '94, well done, looks great and I guess it's running as nicely too. Just in time as the weather cools off a little.
  • East of Joshua Tree
  • 1987 K75s #0919

Offline island_boy

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #616 on: September 25, 2018, 12:41:14 PM »
Just realized I never put a picture of my $1750 Ebay special on here...  3 years later, and still loving her.  Need to do some more maintenance items, but mostly just having too much fun riding!

About to take her to the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival in 2 weeks.  Anyone else on here going?





Almost 114k miles on her now! 
  • Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • 1992 K100RS, 1973 Honda CL360 (sold to another owner who promptly blew it up)

Offline Rcgreaves

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  • Parting out this 1987 S NOW, what do YOU need
Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #617 on: September 25, 2018, 12:43:48 PM »
Very nice
  • Livingston WI. USA-"With the good earth all around."
  • 1994 K75S 1987 K75S parts bike 1985 GL1200 Aspencade 1982 CM450A "Hondamatic"
Doing “better than I deserve”

Offline Skunky

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #618 on: September 25, 2018, 06:05:06 PM »
Here’s my Naked LT Skunk special



  • Derby GB
  • BMW K100lt
Rebuild it and they will come..
90 K100lt
Triumph Thruxton 900
Honda CB400F
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Offline Kudlaty

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #619 on: October 22, 2018, 04:15:03 PM »
Hi, here is mine, it is bit dirty but maybe this weekend...  😀
This is K100 rs from1984 bit chopped but love it every day bit more.
  • uk, Hadleigh
BMW K100 RS 1984

Offline ChrisB

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #620 on: October 27, 2018, 07:25:34 PM »
As requested, some pictures of my '90 K75s.  I bought it 11/2011 with 48k miles on it, currently showing 72k on the odometer.  It's been mostly reliable until now, leading to my first post on motobrick.  Thanks to all who have offered advice.  It's been a few places.

Close to home: Daniel Shays Highway overlooking Quabbin Reservoir


Also close to home: Race Point, Provincetown, Cape Cod


Departing Boulder CO


Stopping at Register Cliff in Wyoming


And in bucolic Minnesota


My most recent trip, to Campobello Island, New Brunswick
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  • 1990 K75s

Offline MEZ

  • Never surrender always busy
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  • once dead soon forgotten dream big aim high
Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #621 on: November 25, 2018, 04:26:47 AM »
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  • Angel of the North
  • GS12adv '06, K75 GSadv, CRF500L 'special'

Offline MEZ

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Re: Show Us Your Motobricks
« Reply #622 on: November 25, 2018, 04:29:32 AM »
In rebuild with some glitter being added... [ Invalid Attachment ]  [ Invalid Attachment ]
  • Angel of the North
  • GS12adv '06, K75 GSadv, CRF500L 'special'