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1Back to top Go down    Here's your chance to be an expert on Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:29 pm

werewasi

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A friend in Grafton is on the lookout for a K75 and has seen this:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/fairlight/motorcycles/bmw-k75rt-1995/1067842063

It's 700kms away so need to know as much as poss about what's not working on it. Waiting for a report back on the brake disk thicknesses because these are the big expenses items if down below 3.8mm. (3.55mm min)
Says everything on dash is working and switchgear good. Has a hairline crack LHS on fairing.

Seems too expensive at this price and owner is not yet ready to consider offers. If discs are Ok wouldn't 3500 be tops for this bike

I think this one is a better buy but it's way overpriced and because my mate does not want a pre 86 bike (to get club registration) he is more interested in a the 1995 K

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/woollamia/motorcycles/bmw-k75c-immaculate-bike-german-quality/1066245816

I think it's a 3k buy -tops.

Your opinions ........


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1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:08 am

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For any kind of bad weather riding the RT is the way to go. By comparison with the K75C its got more in terms of ABS, top box, electric screen etc etc.

I would go for the 95 RT, brake discs even if they are to be replaced are a consumable item and do wear. However they do last reasonably well. If discs are on the way out a purchase from Motorworks or Motobins by slow surface postage may not be out of the question. Considering the price of both the 1995 one is way better.

I cant comment on the prices asked for except the comparison between the two suggests a little negotiation on the RT is the way to go. They are more expensive that what is usually on offer here but they also look to be much better condition too. The low seat option is a valuable piece of kit too.

Crack on left side fairing, probably the usual laid over or fall off stand stuff.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:39 am

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Yes, apparently fell off stand at some stage.
Just personally i find all that mechanico/electro additional stuff a bit frightening - ABS, electric screen - but I like to keep bike stuff a simple as poss. Exception to this is the Honda NC I have with ABS but being a Honda, it's unlikely to ever fail.
Since I talked to him first, he's been looking at other stuff and unfortunately has got enthusiastic about -

WAIT FOR IT

OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2005 Moto Guzzi Nevada. One of the most horrible bikes MG ever put out and which virtually nobody wants.
(yes, I've had a Spada and liked it and other MGs)


He's 105 kms away so i can't actually grab him and run his head under the cold tap for a looooong time.


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K100RS 1983 and 1986 (bought a 2nd and put them both together in a dark garage thinking that i would get a heap of parts from the progeny but nothing happened- think they're gay) Laughing Laughing Laughing

1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:44 am

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On the question of prices, We owners would like to think they are worth that much

We potential buyers, not.

Both are low mileage so may not require much mechanical massaging with wallet.

As an example my K75C ($1500) had twice the KMs as these and has been pretty cheap so far.

I agree the Nevada is ugly but my experience with the small block MG's is that they are pretty good

things, your knowledge/experience is obviously different, Care to expand?


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:28 am

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Correct me if I'm wrong at any point but....

The Nevada inherited the Breva engine and I think that this Nevada is stiil fitted with del orto carbs and not FI.

What I like about the Ks is their FI, and to get away from Rs with their carbs has been great ( i had an R80 which had poorer fuel economy than the K100RS I'm now riding - getting 20kms per litre at 100kph).
If so, this Nevada isn't going to be especially economical but it's only 47HP.

The Nevadas had questionable electrics and the one I rode had a not so nice vibration at about 100kph.

However I rode a classic 750 while in the US and liked it. Later I went for a test ride on a Racer 7 (750cc) fr
Hinterland MCs at Nerang and it was fabulous. Beautiful engine and Arrow pipes. I'm going to buy one one day.
So there are great MGs around - the Nevada just isn't one of these.

With MCs it's a bit hard to see your friends buying crappy stuff when there's so much good stuff around.
There's no comparson between the lovely K75 motor and this block.

Before I went to the US and bought a 1984 Spada ,I used to hang out on the Wild Goose forum and the general consensus of the guzzisti there was that the Nevada was not a particularly nice piece of work.
In fact there was a long running thread by someone who started a thread (username "Mr Nevada")
and it was a tale of mechanical woe - not that I believed all of it because he was a drama queen.

You're in tasmania. What about this ?
http://www.bikesales.com.au/private/SSE-AD-3218273/2006-Moto-Guzzi-Griso-1100?cr=14&psq=((Make%3D%5BMoto%20Guzzi%5D)%26(((SiloType%3D%5BDealer%20used%20bikes%5D)%7C(SiloType%3D%5BPrivate%20used%20bikes%5D))%7C(SiloType%3D%5BDemo%20%26%20near%20new%20bikes%5D)))%26(Service%3D%5BBikesales%5D)&pso=0&pss=Premium


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K100RS 1983 and 1986 (bought a 2nd and put them both together in a dark garage thinking that i would get a heap of parts from the progeny but nothing happened- think they're gay) Laughing Laughing Laughing

1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:16 am

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The Nevada is actually an over-bored, over-stroked V50 engine. It is, as so many people state, an ugly pile of shite. So are its little brothers, the 650 Florida and the V35C. Somebody had too much wine the day they designed those three.

This from someone whose first love is still Moto Guzzi and has four big block Guzzis in the garage/workshop.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:56 pm

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Dai,
So beautifully and succinctly and poetically put, never lapsing into the trite or the vulgar.

What do you think of that Griso? For here, I think, pricewise, that it's a good buy. Don't the Grisos have a good
reputation?


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K100RS 1983 and 1986 (bought a 2nd and put them both together in a dark garage thinking that i would get a heap of parts from the progeny but nothing happened- think they're gay) Laughing Laughing Laughing

1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Here's your chance to be an expert on Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:26 pm

Dai

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I've never heard anything bad about the Griso or any of the Bellagio-derived engines (Brevia etc.). I've been tempted on a couple of occasions but for me it has one downside; it's a bit single-minded in its purpose. That's why the K suits me so well because like Sidecar Paul, I can't drive a car.


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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)
    

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