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1Back to top Go down   A prehistoric visitor from a distant land Empty A prehistoric visitor from a distant land on Fri May 24, 2019 1:37 pm

duck

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On the evening of 5/13 I got a PM from K100 member Caveman indicating that he was going to be in my hood and asking me if I wanted to hook up the next morning.  Sure, why not?
 
I met him in Port Townsend and we headed south for a burger.  He got a chance to ride in our lovely Pacific Northwet May weather where it can be both sunny and raining at the same time.

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We then rode down Hood Canal to my place.  I’d never seen a Royal Blue K75S in person before.  Obviously not as cool as a Marrakesh Red one but I must admit that it’s a close second.  BMW does have a way with paint.

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A loud pipes save lives sticker on a K75 - Caveman must have a death wish given how quiet a K75 is.

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I put him up at my place for the night and we spent several hours over beer swapping lies about what great motorcyclists both of us are.  He brought me this great souvenir side stand puck from his ride across Montana.

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The next morning we headed further south down Hood Canal to have some breakfast before he continued on his journey.

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License plates from 2,600 miles apart.

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Caveman: Thanks for stopping by. It was a pleasure meeting and riding with you. You’re welcome any time.



Last edited by duck on Fri May 24, 2019 8:35 pm; edited 1 time in total


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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
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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What a lovely post. What the forum is all about!


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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 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

Dai

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Brilliant. Great story Very Happy Absolutely loved the truth about 'swapping lies' A prehistoric visitor from a distant land 44271


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

TacKler

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Love it.  Two K75S on tour.


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Red 1991 K75S
    

Woodie

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That boy is a long way from Pennsylvania!  Thanks Duck and Greg, I hope you find the time to share your whole tour story when you get back east.


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1985 K100RT
52667
"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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Woodie, a blow-by-blow report complete with a few photos could be a good excuse for a ride down to Western PA and meet up with the Caveman when he gets back.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

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
    

Woodie

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I'm in, we'll let Caveman say when  Very Happy


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1985 K100RT
52667
"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

Point-Seven-five

Point-Seven-five
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Great!  I'm in need of a good ride.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

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
    

caveman

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Duck offer to ride down the northern coast of CA. with me but after seeing the tires on the bike he road down there last time I told him I wanted to save that trip for when I could do it with my wife. Truth is he would have spent more time waiting for me to catch up with him.
 Was good times and hope the Duck comes east so we can all get together!

    

duck

duck
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@caveman wrote:Duck offer to ride down the northern coast of CA. with me but after seeing the tires on the bike he road down there last time I told him I wanted to save that trip for when I could do it with my wife. Truth is he would have spent more time waiting for me to catch up with him.
 Was good times and hope the Duck comes east so we can all get together!

As I explained to you the reason my bikes don't have chicken strips is that when I pay for a tire I want to use all of it.   Very Happy

(The cheapest part on a BMW is the rider.)


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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
    

Gaz

Gaz
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Great to see a brace of the mighty 75s out together.

Cheers


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Gaz
1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

12Back to top Go down   A prehistoric visitor from a distant land Empty K75 on Mon May 27, 2019 9:10 am

caveman

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IMO,
The k75 is one of the best kept secrets. I have only met a few people that didn't care for them that had ridden one mainly do to lack of power. I will gladly trade the lighter power for gas milage and tire ware. I get about 25 percent better on both compared to my 100s. I will admit that I travel light and only tip the scales at 155 lbs.

    

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