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1Back to top Go down    1st BMW after 28 years on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:16 pm

Altorr

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Hi, Alf here from Australia. Thought I would join a forum to pick your brains and enjoy some chit chat about a new to me brand of bike.

After 28 years of riding Japanese road and dual purpose (around 14 I think) I took a break for around 2 to 3 years. I bought my sons a couple of dirt bikes and it has started all over again. I had a desire to purchase a road bike again but didn't know what to buy.

I put a bit of thought in and decided it had to be something completely different. my last road bike was a 2005 Yamaha XJR 1300. It had to be quite different to that. My first choice was an R80. I started looking and found one in particular that led me to an interesting conversation with its owner. He said for your first BMW, have you looked at a K75. Anyways after lots of reading and some advice from him I decided that was what I was after, particularly an S model.

So it's my first triple, fuel injected, single sided swing arm, pannier equipped bike.

Found one on Sydney, couple of weeks of pictures, videos etc I bought a plane ticket and rode it home 900kms.

A few issues to iron out but it is a 23 year old bike.

Very happy owner.

    

2Back to top Go down    1st BMW after 28 years on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:39 pm

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Alf, if your happy, we are happy. That's all we care about.
Now we have got that straight, welcome to the fold. Pictures are mandatory, usually of your bike, and throw your vin number in your profile so that the collective genius can help faster.
Plenty of Queenslanders to point you in the right direction.
Enjoy summer.
RT


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3Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:48 pm

dee why

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Very happy to have you on board Alf.
Lot's of mid and northern east coast ozzies always ready to offer advice.
Keen to see the 75S once you get sorted.
Cheers,


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4Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:40 am

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Hi Alf - welcome from Perth

We sometimes forget to draw newcomers attention to an article available on the portal page - You just bought a used K100, so what now?


This in case there is anything of value for you...

Do you normally do your own bike work? With a forum like this you shouldn't have to risk getting bitten by the 'professionals'! Main risk for me is that it often takes me longer to get around to things if I am simply adding them to my list. Full spline lube is something you don't want to delay if you have no previous history.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:37 am

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Thanks folks. I did see that the last time the splines were done was at 68K it now has 72K. Not sure if it was done at the clutch as well though. I will need to do a full inspection/service but I would like to sort the backfire first. I just find it embarrassing to be truthful.

I do a bit of mechanical work but I have never pulled a bike gearbox down.

After the backfire I would like to sort the forks. They are a bit wallowy. They are sagged and lift what feels like a couple of inches on even the most moderate take off from standing start.

I put new mirrors on. I got tired of looking at my elbows for 900kms.

Apart from that I love the bike. That 80's 90's style really appeals to me. It in a way reminds me of my much missed GPZ900R front end styling.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:05 pm

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Welcome Alf. You're sure to find any help you need sorting your new bike here on the forum. You've found a good model I think. Although I confess I've never ridden a K75, many believe it's perhaps the best of the K-bikes, which is saying a lot.


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7Back to top Go down    1st BMW after 28 years on Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:13 am

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A change of oil in the forks might work wonders, they can be neglected and you will be surprised what the stuff that;s in there looks like on the way out the drain hole. I managed it and I'm a novice.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:28 am

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welcome... have fun with the k ... great bike to ride once its sorted

cheers


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9Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:51 am

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Hi Alf. WelKome to to the forum.
Sydney 900klm to QLD... that puts you just north of the border. We have a few members in SE Qld and Northern NSW areas. We had a small meet up in GC just yesterday, would've been a good opportunity for you to have a chat with one of our K75 gurus.

Enjoy the ride :clown:


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1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
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10Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:15 am

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The backfire is very likely a leaky gasket where the muffler joins to the 3-1 collector. K100s don't have this, but the gasket always made my wifes K75s backfire as well.

Welcome to the group.

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11Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:35 am

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Aye, good choice.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: 1st BMW after 28 years on Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:07 am

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Welcome to the Forum... sense prevailed and you got back on a legend, we forgive you the 28 years Very Happy


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