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1Back to top Go down    What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 am

brickrider2

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2Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:43 am

Two Wheels Better

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"...full on Post Apocalyptic Coast to Coast Mad Max glory!
Fuel cap, pump assembly, level sender and Australian Sheep dog not included."



Ha, we get a quick mention on the Bob's BMW eBay site. The things we hang on to.
I'd go for that tank if I had the use.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

3Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:18 am

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That one is pretty fugly. I just picked this one up for $135 shipped since it matches my Mystic Red K1100RS.


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Current stable:
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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4Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:38 am

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Yeah, your red tank is a little sleeker, more beluga whale to the black one's Frankenstein's head.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:06 am

Woodie

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Red beluga, yes!  Who decided that 330 kms was about the limit that a rider wanted to go before needing to get off?  A 5-600 km range seems like it would be more desirable (to me anyway).  I get it that it puts a lot more weight up high potentially.  What's the volume on your new tank Duck?  Is that a stock tank or an up-grade?


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6Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:29 am

duck

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It's certainly a custom tank. I have no idea what the volume is. I don't really need it but figured for that price and being the right color it was worth getting just for the hell of it.

Later this summer I'll fill it up, throw some spare fuel in a side case and see what the range of it is just for the heck of it.

The farthest I've ever made it on that bike with the stock tank is 204 miles. I'm guessing 300 miles, maybe more, with the big tank.


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Current stable:
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
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Laitch

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In October of 2017 that tank was posted at Bob's BMW for $900.


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1995 K75T 68,000 miles
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:43 pm

Woodie

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So you're suggesting it's a bargain at less than half price then Laitch? I'd better go count the money in my socks.... Very Happy


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9Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:46 pm

Laitch

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@Woodie wrote:So you're suggesting it's a bargain at less than half price then Laitch?
I'm suggesting waiting another eight months for the next posting. Laughing


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10Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:49 pm

Point-Seven-five

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@Laitch wrote:
@Woodie wrote:So you're suggesting it's a bargain at less than half price then Laitch?
I'm suggesting waiting another eight months for the next posting. Laughing
Yeah, maybe you'll get lucky and someone else will buy it.


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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
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:05 pm

Laitch

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:
@Laitch wrote:
@Woodie wrote:So you're suggesting it's a bargain at less than half price then Laitch?
I'm suggesting waiting another eight months for the next posting. Laughing
Yeah, maybe you'll get lucky and someone else will buy it.
It's a compelling piece of gasoline folk-art that would be inspiring mounted on a K75 set against a background ribbon of pavement wending through parched fields within a corridor of barbed wire and tumbleweed, is all. Who could be blamed for coveting that? No clip-ons needed!
 cheers


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12Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:28 am

Woodie

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If that tank is a piece of folk art then trying to sell it for the prices offered so far is a piece of performance art which embodies a nihilistic commentary on radical consumerism and human suffering   affraid


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13Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:54 am

Saxon7

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Would be quite useful for sidecar traveling out in the bush.
Would never win any beauty contests though... study

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:04 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Its called a Randolph tank.

Its 29 litres.

How do I know?

This time last year I looked at buying one, I was quoted $750 plus shipping. Shipping to Ireland from US was about $300 then add 23% taxes and EU duty of another 11% it was running $1400 plus painting and putting badges on it. All in it was going to stand me about €1,400 by the time it went on the K100RT I wanted to put it on.

September I went to France and somehow ended up buying a K1100LT for €1,400 instead....which happens to be Mystic Red. Its got a decent tank but it came with a whole K1100LT attached to it. Since I picked up this in October I have 14,000 miles on it.

Then in May this year I go to France again. Not long before going I spy a 'used' Mystic Red petrol tank on eBay. K1100. Mystic Red and stuck up a bid. No other bidders. I won it. What arrived a short while before I went to France was a brand spanking new in its original BMW shipping box K1100 tank in Mystic Red to suit my K1100.........never been on a bike at all.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:12 am

Laitch

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@Woodie wrote:. . . then trying to sell it for the prices offered so far as a piece of performance art which embodies a nihilistic commentary on radical consumerism and human suffering   affraid
So that's why it didn't sell last October; the price wasn't high enough. Good point! Smile


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16Back to top Go down    Re: What were they thinking? on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:27 am

Laitch

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Its called a Randolph tank.  Its 29 litres. . . .

Here is another Randolph tank similar in appearance to the red tank duck purchased. The claim in the article is that it has 32 liters capacity. Saxon's point about sidecar usage is also a good one.


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