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1Back to top Go down   hello from Ontario Empty 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   hello from Ontario Empty Re: hello from Ontario on Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:58 pm

Point-Seven-five

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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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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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

lucki

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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   hello from Ontario Empty Re: hello from Ontario on Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:57 pm

1990k75

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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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Past bikes - Yamaha YL-1, Honda XL-125, 1967 BSA 650 Lightning

Current - 1990 K75RT (in drydock) & 1995 K75RT VIN # WB1056503S0372669
            - 2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650

Who sez I'm too old to ride?
    

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

Crazy Frog

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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   hello from Ontario Empty Re: hello from Ontario on Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:30 am

club_c

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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   hello from Ontario Empty Re: hello from Ontario on Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:36 am

Chocolate

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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

hello from Ontario 74c02910


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

Laitch

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@Chocolate wrote:
hello from Ontario 74c02910
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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