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paul schonlau

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I've just acquired a k75. I have put about 3000 miles on it. I hope to put a lot more . I'M retired and I plan on traveling. I'm in the process of setting it up to do some traveling.

    

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Shep

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Retirement is wonderful.
Safe travels.
Shep


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Model        Production Date/Serial Number
K100RS      1984 July/ (F0040448)
K100RS      1986 Dec/ (H0142581)
    

3Back to top Go down   new  owner 1992 k75 Empty Re: new owner 1992 k75 Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:47 pm

caveman

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welcome Paul,

The first k bike i got was a 87 k100rt and did some touring with it but after a year or so I picked up a 72 75s thinking it would be a good day rider and weekender kind of bike. Turns out I like the 75 so much it's bin coast to coast a couple time and is the bike I pack most often for any trip I take. I hope you get the joy out of yours that I have got out of mine.

Again, welcome

    

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Arlina

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Welcome Paul Smile


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new  owner 1992 k75 Eu-log10  K1100RS/LT - R1200RT - R1100RS (RIP) - Cagiva SST 350 Ala Verde - K75LT project - K75 Schurgers - K75S
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Welcome! Like the Caveman, my favorite long distance bike is my K75RT. The K75 motor is as powerful as you will ever need and is a LOT smoother than the K100's. It is a much easier bike to ride for long days in the saddle.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
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
    

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caveman

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  Like the Caveman, my favorite long distance bike is my K75RT.  The K75 motor is as powerful as you will ever need and is a LOT smoother than the K100's.  It is a much easier bike to ride for long days in the saddle.  
And may I add more miles per tank. That comes in handy if out riding the middle of night or in the less populated areas with fewer gas stations.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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@caveman wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!  Like the Caveman, my favorite long distance bike is my K75RT.  The K75 motor is as powerful as you will ever need and is a LOT smoother than the K100's.  It is a much easier bike to ride for long days in the saddle.  
And may I add more miles per tank. That comes in handy if out riding the middle of night or in the less populated areas with fewer gas stations.

Absolutely!!!  While the K75 range is only slightly longer, I can recall situations along Lake Superior and in Wyoming and New Mexico where that extra couple miles came in VERY handy.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
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
    

8Back to top Go down   new  owner 1992 k75 Empty Re: new owner 1992 k75 Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:56 pm

Two Wheels Better

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It is a dream of mine to build a plain Jane K75 with Paralever, Marzocchis, later four pot Brembos and three spoke wheels (from a K1100RS) for quick, light combat touring. The four cylinder models, while sturdy, stable, solid and able to trundle along with the best of them, are too high frequency tingly for serious kilometre krunching, despite the best efforts at reducing said vibes through careful timing, intake boots, tyre balancing, running at extra-legal speeds & etc. My fingers, toes and arse were still vibing at the end of each day when I rode right round OZ on my K100RS some years back. The K75 is a smoove mover.

As well, welkome to the forum.


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '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-P  - Beemers owned still or sold.

~We all believe what we want to believe in - Rob Dickinson
    

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Dan Pete

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I've never ridden any BMW except the 1988 K75S (previously converted to nekkid) I bought about 04, and now the 1987 K75S I have for sale. LOVE the 3 cyl. bricks! I've heard the 100 can be tuned in and balanced to almost 75 smoothness, but have not experienced it. If I ever get my project frankenbike K740RS put together, I may get to putting the left over parts on the 93 K1100, and see what that's like. Enjoy the retirement and the smoothest engine ever made!


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1987 K75S Red (metallic) (575) Vin 0150375 (6/19/86) Bought 05/2021 with 53K miles.
1988 K75S Marrakesh Red (643) Vin 0151479 (08/14/1987) Bought 05/2005 with 14,500 miles. Rode till 2009 at 35Kmiles. Stored in poor shape since. Sad
1993 K1100RS Mystic Red    Parts Bike. Seems mostly complete, apparently only 9100 miles!
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Funny thing is I have 3 K100, 92 K100LT [edited], 84 K100RT and 83 K100RS.

None of them displayed the famous 4,000 rpm vibration and run very smoothly. All got balanced on the throttle bodies and TPS in good order.

But one thing makes a huge difference.

Footrest rubbers. And the hanger rubber mounts. They go hard and transmit vibration. Replace them. I discovered it by accident as I had to replace tatty rubbers and then decided to refresh one of the other Ks.



Last edited by 92KK 84WW Olaf on Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:46 pm; edited 1 time in total


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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 40,490 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
    

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bad boy

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Paul
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Cheerz, David

new  owner 1992 k75 9438-010

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1997 Peraves Super Ecomobile: a Kevlar reinforced monocoque with outrigger wheels, seating two.
K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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