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1Back to top Go down    Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:18 am

ainsjac

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The basic question I have concerns Basic bikes... that is Basic 1 and Basic 2. My 83 Basic weighs in at 239 kg and has max weight of 450kg. The Basic 2, as in the RossKKo version weighs in at 240 kgs, but has a max weight of 480kgs. What happened in 1987 that made the newer Basic able to take more weight? Did BMW allow for the fact that the newer generation was getting fatter?
After all the basic bike has not changed... same motor, etc..
Any thoughts?



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2Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:33 am

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Well thats when I started getting fat but the old Z1300 didn't have any problems carting it around. Very Happy
I recall this being discussed some time ago but my skills of search are letting me down again.


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3Back to top Go down    Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:09 am

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Stan Rosskoes is red isn't it?


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:14 am

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Yes RT, but mine is red also. Maybe the paint on his is a Superman red that can carry a heavier load.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:58 am

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The few basics that I have seen have all been red - did they come in any other colour?


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:09 am

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I have seen photos of black ones at releases in Europe...but have not seen any here.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:23 am

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But they wouldn't be as fast as the red ones would they Stan?


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:04 am

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The press release for the 1988 K series has the "new" Basic 2 as being available in Marrakesh Red, the only colour mentioned for it. All the K100's have a maximum weight of 480kg. The unladen weight of the Basic 2 is given as 240kg.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:29 am

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This why I asked the question...according to BMW Profiles motorcycles from Berlin 1969-1998 by BMW Mobile Tradition...a book produced by BMW...it states that there is a difference of max weights between the two basics. It makes me wonder why.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:36 am

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Maybe different load rated tyres?


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Basic differences between Basics on Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:33 pm

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Just checked the book again...yes all the other Ks were rated at 480 kgs., even the 75. It states that there were changes in final drive ratios, but that is all. Maybe the company under played the weight to be safe?


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