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1Back to top Go down    Hello/ looking to buy my first BMW on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:08 pm

mckinnri

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49 yrs old. Had my M license since 16 but have never owned a bike. I've ridden a "non-BMW" bike for the last 13 yrs at work. Now I'm out to get a bike for myself against the wife's wishes. I've settled on a earlier K bike and that has brought me to your site. Looking forward to reading to assist me in choosing a motor.

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Rick

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Hello/ looking to buy my first BMW on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:17 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Welcome to the asylum! Where in Ontario are you located? There are a fair number of Brick owners in the GTA.


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1994 K75RT
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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
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1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Hello/ looking to buy my first BMW on Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:16 pm

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Hi Rick welcome to the Knuthaus.
A bit of advice on buying would be to get a K75 they are a tad down on power but still all that is needed, much smoother than the K100 or K1100 and there is a model for every taste. Don't let that put you off a 4 cyl as they are very good but then we are very biased but only because they are the best. Laughing


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Hello/ looking to buy my first BMW on Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:59 pm

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A K75 run above 4,500 RPM has decent power. Why people are afraid to do that is beyond me. You can bounce it off of the rev limter and it won't care.

Get a K75 for the smoothness or a 4 valve K100RS or K1100 for the much better front brakes and paralever rear end.


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86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S
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5Back to top Go down    Re: Hello/ looking to buy my first BMW on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:24 pm

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Hi Rick, welcome!

I'm here in Ontario as well. I bought an '85 K100 earlier this year and couldn't be happier. If you look through the site you'll see that a lot of folks own multiple versions of the K. I'd happily do this also if I could get more past my wife. What that suggests is that any K is a good K and every K is the right one. Duck is quite right when he says to take them above 4500 rpm. On the K100 in 5th gear that will put you past the speed limit in many places. They are quite interesting to work on also and the technical support here is phenomenal.

Cheers, Andrew


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6Back to top Go down    Proud owner on Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:04 pm

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Thanks everyone. I live in Petrolia. Southwestern Ontario. Thanks for the quick tips so far. I purchased a 1987 K75S today. Looks all original. Half decent shape. I pick it up next week after it's safetied and licensed. Wife isn't as psyched as I am........Can't wait. The dealer is putting a new front tire on and battery.

    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Hello/ looking to buy my first BMW on Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:08 pm

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WelKome, the K75S is a very fine first choice for a taste of the K bike genre.


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