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1Back to top Go down    hello from Ontario on Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:45 pm

lucki

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Thought I would check out this site. Sold my former bmw rt100 but should not have! Now looking at a k75rt and wanted to find out what to look for before I buy it.
 I am 74 and always wanted another bmw. Right now I have a Yamaha xs650 1978 that I sold in 1981 found that same bike in 2012 restored it but it ain't no bmw.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:58 pm

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I see you're 74.

I'm 6'1' and I'll be 70 this summer and in pretty good shape.  I have a K75RT and am beginning to find it a bit top heavy and clumsy when pushing it around.  Stopping has to be carefully planned.  Dropped it twice last year.  Once in the garage and once in a parking lot.

You might want to look at the K75S which has a smaller fairing, or try looking for a low seat version of the RT.  Avoid anything with a Russell Day Long.  They are super comfortable, but add to the already high seat height.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:48 pm

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Thanks for the seat tip. The one I am looking at has a Corbin. About the faring: I do long trips in cool weather and need the coverage for my old bones.

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:57 pm

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I'll be 70 in 2 weeks & having the same problem as Point-Seven-five, dropped mine in the garage last summer - tore my achilles tendon picking it up & couldn't ride for 2 months...  Sad
I bought a Suzuki V-Strom 650 which weighs at least 100 lbs less  Smile 
But like lucki I love the wind protection of my RT. My last ride last year was on the K - Nov 11th - with the big fairing, heated grips & heated jacket it was still comfortable.
Ready to ride now, but it snowed yesterday & forecast is for 10cm more tues. Plus there is still ice on the dirt road between my garage & the highway - will winter ever end here?   Blizzard


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            - 2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650

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5Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:25 pm

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Welcome Canuck.
The beauty of living in Canada is that you never know when the REAL spring will start.

To find a K75rt, Use Kijiji CANADA WIDE
There is a nice one with an airhead fairing in Toronto (https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-touring/city-of-toronto/1987-bmw-k75-rt/1339011771?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true).
The seller says that this is a low mileage bike (only 37,000kms) imported from England. Obviously, the speedo must have been changed because England is still in miles. I would have serious questioning about the mileage. You will have to talk to the owner to get the real story.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:30 am

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Hi lucki.  If you want to venture out to God's country where we are currently riding, I saw this one on Craigslist recently.  No affiliation...

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/d/1994-bmw-k75-low-mileage/6550148343.html


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7Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:36 am

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@club_c wrote:Hi lucki.  If you want to venture out to God's country where we are currently riding, I saw this one on Craigslist recently.  No affiliation...

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/d/1994-bmw-k75-low-mileage/6550148343.html

Hello!

That’s a nice bike, looks great and if it runs good, the price is OK.
3000$ Canadian are abou 2000€ that OK.
And it has the new good Showa fork!

Just not near me ;-)

Cheers


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8Back to top Go down    Re: hello from Ontario on Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:44 pm

Laitch

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@Chocolate wrote:
Welcome, lucki!

The bike in the the above photo that Chocolate has posted is a low-seat model. An RT with that style seat should give you the balance control to which Point-Seven-five alludes because it can be stabilized with feet fully on the pavement by somebody with a 30 inch or less inseam.

Note the tank pad with the long sloping rear extensions. That's the indicator of a low-seat model.


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