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Moto Smith

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I was tracking down spare parts for my own bike when I chanced upon this advert.
3 K75S bike:
1.) less that 1,000 miles
2.) less than 4,000 miles
3.) less than 13,000 miles

Browns Motor works Pomona LA area CA.

http://www.markaspery.com
    

Agerbundsen

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It seems not very believable for more than 20 year old bikes?

Add 100,000 miles to the figures?

    

Ghost who rides

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Have too add 10x 100,000 for that to work Agerbundsen ! I think at that kilometrage some signs of wear and tear would be fairly obvious !
If genuine ,buy buy buy !


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1986  K 75 C   2nd owner 187,000kms showing .
1987  K100RT  Police repainted, rough and unloved.
    

Agerbundsen

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@Ghost who rides wrote:Have too add 10x 100,000 for that to work Agerbundsen ! I think at that kilometrage some signs of wear and tear would be fairly obvious !
If genuine ,buy buy buy !

I guess there is some keyboarding slips somewhere, but 101,000, 104,000 and 113,000 miles would be rather typical of that vintage with recreational use. My K100 RS 1992 has 110,000 km ( or 70,000 miles) on it, which is pretty typical of what we see here. 3500 miles per summer is fairly common, and only the diehards ride in winter.

    

Ghost who rides

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OK Agerbundsen understand your point , same sort of annual mileages here despite year round riding weather, many 2nd hand K's with only 120 -150 k kms . Saw one today tho advertised only 5,500kms , high asking price but from what we know about these machines probably worth it ....?


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1986  K 75 C   2nd owner 187,000kms showing .
1987  K100RT  Police repainted, rough and unloved.
    

RicK G

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Over the last 5 years I have come across many with very low Ks. The engine I used in my K100 to get it back on the road was from a bike that was originally sent to Japan where they are a status symbol, it had 8000 km. I see it quite often on forums from US about low mile bikes.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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

Moto Smith

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I suspect it's like most things - buyer beware.
They do look like nice clean bikes on their web site.
Cheers, M


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87 K100RS - Pichler fairing (PK2)
http://www.markaspery.com
    

wilcom

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@RicK G wrote:Over the last 5 years I have come across many with very low Ks. The engine I used in my K100 to get it back on the road was from a bike that was originally sent to Japan where they are a status symbol, it had 8000 km. I see it quite often on forums from US about low mile bikes.

In the USA most bikes are bought for toys, and like toys once the "new" wears off into the back of the closet to be forgotten and in the case of bikes into the garage. K bikes may be the exception I see a lot of them commuting in the mornings even now.

Recently I was shopping for a mid 90's VFR and I wouldn't bother with a bike unless it had under 20K miles on it. There are just too many to be had with low miles for almost the same price here in the States..... and this is where the weather allows you to ride 365 days a year.

This is from a person that just purchased a 89 K100 with 88 K miles on it ......MY GOD WHAT WAS I THINKING ...........ARRRRRGH.


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Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA
1989 K100RS SE


past
1979 BMW R65
1980 BMW R65
1982 BMW R80RT (Gas hog)
1974 BMW R90/6
1972 BMW R75
1964 BMW R50 Earles forks( as reliable as a hammer)
2009 Buel XB12R (the FI sucked)
1999 Buell  (Yeah! a carburetor)
2005 Suzuki Bandit 1200
1991 Kaw ZX-11 OMG
1966 Norton 750 (had to have a chase car for anything over 5 miles)
1961 Norton 650' (see above)
1964 Honda 305 Superhawk
and a dozen or so I have forgotten about..........
    

wilcom

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@wilcom wrote:

This is from a person that just purchased a 89 K100 with 88 K miles on it ......MY GOD WHAT WAS I THINKING ...........ARRRRRGH.


It was just too damned pretty , I had to possess it............LOL


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Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA
1989 K100RS SE


past
1979 BMW R65
1980 BMW R65
1982 BMW R80RT (Gas hog)
1974 BMW R90/6
1972 BMW R75
1964 BMW R50 Earles forks( as reliable as a hammer)
2009 Buel XB12R (the FI sucked)
1999 Buell  (Yeah! a carburetor)
2005 Suzuki Bandit 1200
1991 Kaw ZX-11 OMG
1966 Norton 750 (had to have a chase car for anything over 5 miles)
1961 Norton 650' (see above)
1964 Honda 305 Superhawk
and a dozen or so I have forgotten about..........
    

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