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Motorbike Mike

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I sold a lovely K100 Basic this week Crying or Very sad because I needed to thin out the herd. I hate selling nice bikes but recent retirement means that a change of lifestyle will be upon me. 
Another change was the bike I keep out in Spain, again another beauty, is due for a change for boredom's sake.
Here the two bikes are in Spain toe to toe.

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Img_3514

I now have a problem-no bike out in Espaniol. 
I saw this lovely K1200RS for sale and thought it would fit the bill nicely.

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Img_3910

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Img_3912

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Img_3911

One owner from new, 16K miles and unmarked. Due to the crap weather I didn't get to ride it today so can't say if it will suit but it will be fun finding out. If I like it I'll ride it over to Spain later this year.
.....watch this space.

    

Holister

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I'm jealous Mike! I nearly bought one of those off Gumtree here in Oz for AU$3000. I hesitated and in the morning it was gone.
They are a very nice bike.
What year is it?


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
 OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

Motorbike Mike

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Holister wrote:I'm jealous Mike! I nearly bought one of those off Gumtree here in Oz for AU$3000. I hesitated and in the morning it was gone.
They are a very nice bike.
What year is it?
It was registered in February 2004.

Here are some better images.

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Cimg3710
OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Cimg3713
OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Cimg3711

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Cimg3712


I can only find two things wrong and I'm being super critical. There is a hairline scratch on the front mudguard and a little corrosion on the gearbox casing where it meets the engine....and that's it. As near to new as You'll get. Very Happy

    

Dai

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Motorbike Mike wrote:As near to new as You'll get. Very Happy
Let me borrow it and I'll soon fix that problem for you. OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. 652573


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I can't help but notice the size of your bike shed in Spain.......don't see any pressure to thin out the Kollection!

That's a really nice RS too, an excellent find.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 49,840 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

Motorbike Mike

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92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I can't help but notice the size of your bike shed in Spain.......don't see any pressure to thin out the Kollection!

That's a really nice RS too, an excellent find.
Unfortunately that's the underground car park.
If I had that kind of space I'd never sell anything ever again.  OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. 723598

Weather OK here today so I'll get to road test it this afternoon.

    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I did figure it was....but lots of dead bike spaces. I lived with one of those car parks and one of my neighbours had a collection of what looked to others to be a lot of scrap bikes but in fact were mint dust covered CBXs. I struggled with that one.

Nice day here too and about to try out the helmet. I only get about 300 miles on a bad week. Getting to near 5k miles on tyres I put on at end of October.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 49,840 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

Rick G

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It's that darn Kpox you just cant help yourself and it keeps getting worse by the month.


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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 2004 K1200GT 1998 K1100 LT, 1986 K75 GS.
    

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Motorbike Mike

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You've seen the pictures and I think it was obvious that I was excited about the K12RS.
I gave it a good clean and waited for my wife to get back home. FINALLY she arrives. Off we go and I've got earache within half a mile "I don't like it, the seat's slippy" I shout back to give it a chance.
We get to the first hill, lots of arse wriggling later, give it some throttle and the bike shudders then the revs rise. Fuck! The clutch is slipping which I try to ignore as the ride goes on thinking that it will get better with a few miles, after all it's been stood a while. It doesn't stop and we need to do a food shop so while I'm alone outside the shop I call the guy I bought the bike from yesterday and he's in denial but on the back foot which is not entirely unexpected but I'm positive he knew.

A stiff email later and he's agreed to take the bike back and give a full refund but we'll see....and that's the last time I'll touch a K1200. Crying or Very sad

    

Point-Seven-five

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Ouch! 

I can recall hearing somewhere that it is best to avoid any K bike that has a 2, 3, or 6 in the model number.  I was following your posts on this thread and hoping for the best for you, but it appears you can't fool fate.  At least the seller has made good by you.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

Motorbike Mike

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Point-Seven-five wrote:Ouch! 

I can recall hearing somewhere that it is best to avoid any K bike that has a 2, 3, or 6 in the model number.  I was following your posts on this thread and hoping for the best for you, but it appears you can't fool fate.  At least the seller has made good by you.
Ouch indeed.
My experience with the across the frame K's, a 1200R and a 1300R have been faultless and enjoyable.
Just bad luck I guess.

    

Motorbike Mike

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Shoot me if you like but with the failure of the shaft on my R1200R and this KRS latest setback, I'm considering buying a Honda to take out to Spain. I need 110% reliability out there as the workshop is back in the UK.

Looking at a late model VFR800F-with chain drive this time.
This is a huge step for me as I currently own 7 BMW's and have done exclusively since 2004.

    

wilcom

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Motorbike Mike wrote:

Looking at a late model VFR800F-with chain drive this time.


Good choice............I won't hold you to the 1st Commandment with 7 other Beemers in the garage LOL

Here in the States you can find a lot more low mileage VFR's than BMW's. Seems the VFR riders on average ride less miles and you can buy a lot of bike for not a bunch of money on the used market.


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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..........
    

Point-Seven-five

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Keep a spare voltage regulator with you.  They have been said to be a weak point.  Otherwise, a very nice ride.

OOps! look what fell out of the back of my van this afternoon. Index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8467


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS


Past:
1988 K100RS SE
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
    

BobT

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Motorbike Mike wrote:Shoot me if you like but with the failure of the shaft on my R1200R and this KRS latest setback, I'm considering buying a Honda to take out to Spain. I need 110% reliability out there as the workshop is back in the UK.

Looking at a late model VFR800F-with chain drive this time.
This is a huge step for me as I currently own 7 BMW's and have done exclusively since 2004.
I bought my fist new BMW bike in 1977 and have had them ever since - till a few years ago. The best one that I owned was a new 2004 K1200GT, the last of the brick engines. 
I now have 3 Ducatis and a K100 in the garage, would never buy a new BMW again, they don't make them like they used to.

    

charlie99

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Motorbike Mike wrote:You've seen the pictures and I think it was obvious that I was excited about the K12RS.
I gave it a good clean and waited for my wife to get back home. FINALLY she arrives. Off we go and I've got earache within half a mile "I don't like it, the seat's slippy" I shout back to give it a chance.
We get to the first hill, lots of arse wriggling later, give it some throttle and the bike shudders then the revs rise. Fuck! The clutch is slipping which I try to ignore as the ride goes on thinking that it will get better with a few miles, after all it's been stood a while. It doesn't stop and we need to do a food shop so while I'm alone outside the shop I call the guy I bought the bike from yesterday and he's in denial but on the back foot which is not entirely unexpected but I'm positive he knew.

A stiff email later and he's agreed to take the bike back and give a full refund but we'll see....and that's the last time I'll touch a K1200. Crying or Very sad

bugga !


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