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1Back to top Go down    New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 1:16 pm

ranbush

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Hello all - new member here, riding a Dakar Yellow '94K75S plus a few other Beemers. I live in Northern California, near San Francisco, so I have the pleasure of riding great moto roads (after I ride through hideous commuter traffic on most days).

I'm a member of a few BMW groups, and other BMW online Forums. I'm hoping to learn from those K100 riders that have contributed to this Forum.

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 5:10 pm

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welcome aboard


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3Back to top Go down    Thanks! on Thu May 03, 2018 5:52 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:welcome aboard
Thank you, sir!

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 6:29 pm

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I've been to Richmond CA. I have a photo of me outside the Police Station. The Cops were every helpful when I told that the suburb next to where I live (Windsor NSW) is Richmond. From what I learnt that it was a gentleman from Windsor NSW, who founded Richmond CA. So there is a tie between our two Cities that are half a world apart.

Welcome to the Knuthouse from Australia.


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5Back to top Go down    Thanks! on Thu May 03, 2018 7:06 pm

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Thanks for saying hello.

Sorry you had to talk to the local coppers when you were here; I hope it wasn't anything serious!

Best.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 8:21 pm

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They were just trying to get him back in his cage. WelKome to the forum


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 10:11 pm

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Welcome from the owner of another '94 Banana Slug Yellow K75S. They're sweet looking bikes.


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 10:42 pm

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Welkom Ranbush,

A good choice of moto.

What was the story with those yellow 75s'? My understanding is they were a NA only model with about 200 made.

Dave.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 11:06 pm

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The red ones are faster Dave Very Happy


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Thu May 03, 2018 11:55 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I think it was 100 units in 1994. Red may be faster, but the yellow really looks good with the black running gear.


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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
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1968 Kawasaki 175
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Fri May 04, 2018 1:42 am

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@ranbush wrote:Thanks for saying hello.

Sorry you had to talk to the local coppers when you were here; I hope it wasn't anything serious!

Best.
Nope, they were wondering why I was taking a photo of the station. Even had a cup of coffee with them.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Fri May 04, 2018 3:58 am

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@RicK G wrote:The red ones are faster Dave Very Happy

Too bloody right Cool

The yellow ones must be a bit of a rarity then. I saw an S fairing set for sale at Beemer Boneyard a while back.

More photos perhaps?


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13Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Fri May 04, 2018 7:17 am

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Welcome to the forum....the source of all knowledge re K's

And what a smasher that Yellow K is ;-)


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14Back to top Go down    Yellow K75S's on Fri May 04, 2018 12:53 pm

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@DeRodster wrote:
And what a smasher that Yellow K is ;-)
I've heard that 300 Yellow K bikes were made in '94, one year only, and 50 bikes were imported into the US. Supposedly to celebrate the win in the Paris-Dakar race. The yellow color was from the BMW auto line, and a Moto Manager requested the special run of yellow K bikes.


Quote from a 1994 press release,"Finally, in late May, the limited edition K75S will debut. It will be painted Dakar yellow with a black seat and driveline. Heated handlebar grips and a luggage grid will be standard on this version. It has a suggested retail price of $9,850."



I'll bet you that somebody somewhere has got a registry of all the yellow K75S bikes in the U.S. - I know of 2 or 3 others in California.

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Fri May 04, 2018 6:18 pm

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Welcome from the land of OZ, the black ones are stealthier
Regards Martin.


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16Back to top Go down    Thanks! on Sat May 05, 2018 11:16 am

ranbush

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That's a nice looking bike, mate.

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: New Member intro on Sat May 05, 2018 12:37 pm

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At least nobody will steal your bike. (Just kidding)

WelKome to the forum.

I was in your neck of the woods on Thursday morning.


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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