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1Back to top Go down    Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 pm

Barry in IN

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Hi. New here. I am not a K100 owner, but am trying to become one. I have been eyeballing an ad for one, but can't get a reply from the seller. I know it's possible he has already sold it or changed his mind, but I really hope not. His ad says he bought it with plans of turning it into a cafe racer.
Ouch.
It hurt just typing that. If he keeps it or sells it, that may still happen. I want to save it.

We've rescued dogs before; why not a motorcycle?

Pray for me, or light a candle for me, or something.

I've never owned one, but the K bikes have always fascinated me mechanically.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 am

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@Barry in IN wrote: I've never owned one, but the K bikes have always fascinated me mechanically.
Wait until you own one, Barry. It'll flog you into devotion, unless you wind up selling it to somebody who wants to save it. Laughing

Good luck in your search.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:41 am

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welcome barry ...good luck with the search


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:16 am

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WelKome Barry. Some have tried in vain to find a cure. It'll get you in the end. We call it K-pox! Many suffer with no visible signs of this illness.... until they raise their garage roller-door. Good luck with your search.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:06 am

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There's another thing too......a time will come when you cant open the shed.......because you have more Ks parked outside it.

My first one found me when I wasn't even looking. Someone said I should try one. Never had even ridden a BMW until that moment, ended up I bought it. Then I ended up meeting some great guys here on the forum. Life is good at that point.

If you don't get that one there will be another one around the corner. There always is.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:33 am

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Welcome! Good luck in your search.

Have you tried using "all of Craig's List"?

http://www.searchcraigslist.org/

Be careful, you may end up with a garage full of bricks.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:24 pm

Barry in IN

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Thanks for the welcomes and well wishes. Still no response from the seller. I contacted him again this morning. Not much more I can do.
Can't give money away!
I think he's about five miles away, so maybe I could go outside and start yelling in every direction. HEY! ANYONE GOT A BMW MOTORCYCLE HOR SALE?

No, I did not know about the all-Craigslist search. I knew there had to be something like that out there, but didn't know what it was. Thanks, I think.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:36 pm

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Just be careful with that All Craigs List search engine. It's the reason I now own four bricks.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:29 pm

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Yeah. That would be sad.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:43 pm

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11Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:26 pm

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Guess who I just reached out to. Again. Hey, I gave him over 10 hours this time.

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:36 pm

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@Barry in IN wrote:Guess who I just reached out to. Again. Hey, I gave him over 10 hours this time.
This is my guess. Smile


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:48 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome! Good luck in your search.

Have you tried using "all of Craig's List"?

http://www.searchcraigslist.org/

Be careful, you may end up with a garage full of bricks.
You can always use them for garden edging.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:56 pm

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Laitch- Maybe I could contact that psychic and find out why the seller isn't getting back with me. Maybe have him contact the seller and tell him he could be coming into some money soon...if he'd just answer his texts.


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:27 pm

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Clearly, the owner has not identified you yet as an apple ripe for plucking. Don't give up hope. You'll sure enough be parted from your money eventually.


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:30 pm

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I sure hope so. The cash is in hand so I need to SPEND IT RIGHT NOW!
I'm standing at the front door waving what I got. No takers. Just like high school.


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:09 pm

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The seller hasn't responded, but the ad has been pulled. I'll take that as a response anyway.

I'll just be curled up in my dark hole in the basement.

    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:00 am

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Patience Barry, but I know what you mean, I had my 1200 RS written off on the Friday and a near new K1300 found my address!


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19Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:09 am

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It just wasn't the one for you. Keep looking and it will grab you, and instant love


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20Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:34 am

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Yes, spring is a long time away.
Lots of time for teeth gnashing, nail chewing, hair pulling...

BTW, this all really took off when we moved recently. We left a little over 3.5 acres for 3.5 houses per acre. No trees to trim, driveway to maintain, hardly any grass to cut. After a week, I was bored. Need problems to solve.
The obvious solution is a motorcycle with some needs. One that needs some TLC to be saved from oblivion or someone's idea of "customization ".
The search goes on.

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:12 am

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Hi Barry
Enjoyed your wording inthe initial post.
Especially ...We've rescued dogs before; why not a motorcycle?
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22Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:44 pm

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This shouldn't be so hard.

I found another, a K75 I really like. Made contact yesterday, and came to a deal. Seller asked how soon I could come get it, and I said I was a couple hours away but could get it that evening if he wanted, and gave other times I could be there.

That was 23 hours ago. No reply then, or since. Texted later, and again this morning. Nothing.

Maybe this wasn't meant to be.


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:30 pm

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Well, that deal may not be gone yet.


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24Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:34 am

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good luck


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25Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:34 pm

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I don't want to jinx anything, but by this time tomorrow, I may have achieved success.


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26Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:33 pm

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Got it!
1992 K75S.
Home and in the garage.

    

27Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:18 am

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nice .... have fun


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28Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:09 am

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Thanks. It's already been fun.


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29Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:00 pm

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"I'm standing at the front door waving what I got. No takers. Just like high school."

lol!lol!lol!

Good work getting the bike too!


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30Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:38 pm

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Thanks! I bought one yesterday. Not a K100, but a 3/4 one.


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31Back to top Go down    Barry, what part of Ind? on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:57 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:nice .... have fun
Im in Evansville, pretty active club here, several k bikes

    

32Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:09 am

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I suspect it might be a long winter for you waiting for riding eason.


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33Back to top Go down    Re: Trying to be an Owner/Rescuer on Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:46 am

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Thanks bmwdon. Evansville is about three hours away, but that's good to know because I do make it there now and then.
And I do need to join one.

Point-seven-five, I thought I could take the wait until spring because I planned to buy a project to work on. "Unfortunately" the one I got doesn't need much, so it's already bothering me. I could tell myself that had the season been different, it probably would've sold before I could've got it, but "what-ifs" don't have much effect when you're looking out the window at snow and ice.


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