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Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
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Dear Abby,
A nice one has popped into my 'Beemers for sale' field of vision today. In particular I have a 'K bikes for sale' urge since I miss my own K100RS back at home, but any bike that piques my interest and is for sale is worth a squiz, in my estimation. I almost rode the bike home to give it a go, with the owner's permission of course, but it was bucketing hard with cold rain so I rode my own comfortable, spread wing fairing R1150RT home instead. I'll try the bike in a coupla days when it dries out a bit. I know when I need to slow down and take it easy.

This is what it looks like - as clean as this - but this is not the actual bike. It comes with series III panniers and an OEM top box, has very few dingles and dents, a custom Rich's seat (local Seattle-area) and has...wait for it...27,492 original miles (about 44200 kilometres) on the odo. I checked its service history and the owner has ridden it less than 4,000 miles since the end of 2006, after a full service and new tyres, which by now are past their use-by date! I promise to replace them with Michelin PR4s as soon as...

Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS 1994_k11

I do have room in the garage...next to the R1150GS & RT. Am I being greedy, and do you think my bike back home will sense there's been a change in the atmosphere?

TWB


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

RicK G

RicK G
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Buy Buy Buy


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
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
    

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
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PS, I also promise, even tho' I quite like some of the better efforts, not to turn it into a custom, bobbed, channeled, flat black, retro, mods 'n' rockers, slammed, clubman bar, knobbly-tyred, high-fendered scrambler or café edition, that never existed in history on this sort of bike anyway.

Embarassed 



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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

JR_K100RS

JR_K100RS
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well as long as you stick to your promise .......

JR


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Diamond Grey ( 617 ) 1987 K100RS ( European Delivery ) Original owner
    

AL-58

AL-58
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Apehangers with leather tassels?

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS K-dogs10
    

Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog
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Dear TWB,

You can fit 3 or 4 bikes into the space occupied by one car. Make maximum use of your garage, buy another K100rs.
Remember, money cannot buy happiness, but it can buy another K and that's the same thing.

Abby


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Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Frog15Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

Oldgoat

Oldgoat
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Wow, that looks like one pristine specimen mate!  I see nothing wrong with adding another playmate to the garage...

OG

    

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
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PPS,
and it's only US$3200! Am I worthy?

TWB

 :pirat:


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

k-rider

k-rider
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Go for it !!!


martyman

martyman
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Uh...ya for sure.

    

klamityboy

klamityboy
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I think that garage space is the only limiting factor that should be considered. If you have space, fill it with a K. Nature abhors a vacuum and a garage with space should be filled.  Very Happy


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Klamityboy
1991 K75RT-P

Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

Kyle10

Kyle10
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TWB,

Buy it. The RS's will likely become increasingly sought after, and considering the low mileage you're looking at a bargain.

As for it's would-be stablemates, the arrival of a fresh steed will in all probability heighten their collective anxiety levels (fear of neglect, rejection) and spur them on towards better behavior.

If and when you might decide to part company with her you will realize a nice return on your investment.

    

duck

duck
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Buy it!


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
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Dear Abby,
OK, on the sage advice of my riding partner, close friends, work colleagues and fellow forum members, I'm gunna get this one into my garage. Decision made. Thanks for your earnest input.

I'll get some pics up over the next few days as we become better acquainted.
 Surprised 

TWB


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I'm practicing social media distancing; no Facecrack, Wazzup or Instagreedy!



1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

k-rider

k-rider
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Cant wait bounce 

k-rider


Ghost who rides

Ghost who rides
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Phew, sanity prevails. these pristines got to be in the right hands IMHO.


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

AL-58

AL-58
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@klamityboy wrote:I think that garage space is the only limiting factor that should be considered. If you have space, fill it with a K. Nature abhors a vacuum and a garage with space should be filled.  Very Happy
There is some truth in that but I still need a path through the bikes to get from the front to the back of the garage (currently 4 solo bikes and a sidecar).


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS K-dogs10
    

Two Wheels Better

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Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Imag0013
I was reminded this arvo on the way home why the Mighty K, especially in 16 valve guise, is such a pleasant beast to ride; it revs crisply and moves forward with a turbine-like rush when you tach it up. As the signs says, "Slower traffic keep right." I found myself in fourth gear at 80 mph overtaking cars in the right hand lanes (normally the slow lanes) just because it seems to me that in America no one thinks they're the slow traffic and they clog the left or "passing" lane. So, right is the new left.

Back to the K. Having ridden an R1150RT regularly as my near-daily rider it was good to once again grasp a set of 'bars that are low and forward. I like the 'S' position. Call me a Wiley from way back.

The total mileage on this bike is just under 27,500 miles. The paint is good except for some hash marks where the former owner let it drop to the ground on the right hand side. The top box and panniers are tidy and scuff-free. There are no gearbox or engine oil leaks and the engine breather hose is in good nick. The heated grips work in both positions: hot and very hot. The dash lights are bright and green - perhaps someone whacked a set of LEDs in there! There's WristRest bar end/cruise control weights fitted. The engine appears overfilled, the oil sight glass chockers with clean oil with no bubble in sight. There's a brand new BMW Exide gel battery, clean, green coolant, the front tyre is dated '27th week of 2012' while the rear tyre is over 12 years old, 3rd week of 2002. They're Dunlop D220 in the front and Dunlop Sportmax out the back. The back is gunna get pitched simply because of its age while the front has heaps of life left in it. I'm not a big fan of Dunlop tyres but they'll do.

"One lap and they're done!"

I opened up the panniers to find two new mirror pods with indicator lenses, a thick service manual with a stack of workshop receipts, an oil filter kit, extra key set, a fuel filter, and a pile of other useful etc.

The bike rolls down the road sweetly, but the windscreen flip up thingy has been removed due to some hamfister hamfisting it - the tabs are broken off clean. A dark-tint Laminar Lip will fix that. The PO slid the forks up 10mm or so in the triple clamps but there's a stock height shockie out back still - the forks will be put back proper. The Rich's custom leather seat is comfy for fifty miles but lets my inner thighs get pinched by the side covers, such is the cutaway at the front which was made for the short arse PO. The seat was fabbed using the original seat pan so unfortunately it's gone.

Over the course of the week I'll change all of the fluids: fork oil, gearbox and final drive, engine and oil filter. The brake pads are at 80% front and rear, and appear to be the OEM Brembo variety. Bonus.

I looked and didn't see any signs of exhaust header to collector cracking which can happen more often that not on this model. I know the boys at Maxmoto in San Fran and they import Remus so I reckon a full system will take care of that for the future.

Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Imag0014

I see a week-long, shakedown, late-Winter getaway happening soon, perhaps to sunny So Cal and on down into Baja, Mexico.

Los Cabos y Todos Santos, allá voy! Un cerveza fria, por favor.

Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Sombre10


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I'm practicing social media distancing; no Facecrack, Wazzup or Instagreedy!



1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

AL-58

AL-58
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Jealous, it's beauiful.

I had 220s on a new bike years ago, I couldn't wait to get rid of them.  The bike was transformed completely when they were gone.

Al


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS K-dogs10
    

Basic2

Basic2
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Great score!


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K100 Basic 2
11/1987 6308319K100CJ
Marakesh Red
    

RicK G

RicK G
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good  buy daz would love to come for a ride with you but I'm a bit laid up for repairs


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
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
    

GTJos

GTJos
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Very Happy Compliments, looks a great bike TWB !
Enjoy !
Jos


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Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Deutch10Ich bin enge Kirchröatsjer jong; adieë wa ?! Dear Abby, I am considering a 1994 K1100RS Deutch10
                                1992  K1100LT 6458188
                                1987 K100LT (RS-fairing) 0170844 + sidecar EML GT2001
                                1986 K100RS 0085647 + sidecar Velorex 562
                                1985  K100RT  0027026
    

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
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Dear Abby,
thank you for being encouraging towards our often impulsive decisions, even tho' this one - a good one too - wasn't. She's found a good home, will be looked after, and in return will bring happiness and a new lease on an otherwise mundane working life. She's going to be a blast to ride on the commute. Somehow it might go a bit faster...but too, the weekend and longer rides will be pure joy up over the Cascade mountains and beyond come Summertime.
 Cool 
TWB


- Sorry to hear, Rick. At least for the time being, you can live viKariously through your fellow forum member's rides, stories and exploits. Get well soon. I'll be back in late-September and we'll catch up. Cheers.


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I'm practicing social media distancing; no Facecrack, Wazzup or Instagreedy!



1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizia  - the Beemers in my life I can recall, owned still or sold on, since 1976.

    

klamityboy

klamityboy
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Super jealous. Just imagining some twisties in the Cascades on a warm spring day. Oh rain, will you ever go away?


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Klamityboy
1991 K75RT-P

Model Description: K 75RT
Market: Europe
Type: 0565
E-Code: K569
Engine: 3_ZYL - 0,70l (55kW)
Transmission: Manual
Body Color: Polizeiweiss
Production Date: 30.08.1990
    

duck

duck
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Excellent purchase!


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

AJ.Valente

AJ.Valente
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Ya, I'd have room in the garage for that (read I'd make room in the garage for that).  Cool 

Enjoy the ride.


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'98 K1200RS Marrakesh Red

My old K100 RT Pics and Mods
    

k-rider

k-rider
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REALLY a nice one , congratulations .

K-rider

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