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AmbientMoto

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Hey all. Here to learn/research. I've been riding Japanese bikes for the entirety of my riding life but have always been interested in a K75. So... maybe it's time to sell what I have (a Versys 650) and replace it with a K.

    

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moriarti

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Any time is a good time to buy a K75/100 in order to improve your quality of life. Swap anything including Kids/Grandmothers to get your leg over a MIGHTY K Very Happy Very Happy cheers cheers


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AmbientMoto

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Ha nice. Well I'm really used to the reliability factor of my bike. I take care of it and it does the same for me. BUT... from what I read of the K75, it behaves in a similar fashion. Plus... the K75 just looks amazing. Particularly the S and C models.

Seems reliability is good, and parts may be a bit more expensive when needed but still available.

    

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Point-Seven-five

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Welcome!

The K75 engine, when maintained properly, is stone reliable and very smooth running.  You can literally run it at 70+mph all day(24 hours).  I know because I've done it.  A properly cared for brick will easily go well over 150,000 miles.  40 to 50k is considered the break in period.

Parts are not that much of a problem.  If you need new, MaxBMW sells at list, but doesn't charge sales tax or for shipping.  Also, because of a lot of bikes being parted out these days, there is a plethora of used parts on eBay where a little shopping can often find good deals.  If you have a few tools and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty, there is a ton of good information here and on the web that will get you through pretty much any problem you might have.


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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
    

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AmbientMoto

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Point-Seven-five wrote:Welcome!

The K75 engine, when maintained properly, is stone reliable and very smooth running.  You can literally run it at 70+mph all day(24 hours).  I know because I've done it.  A properly cared for brick will easily go well over 150,000 miles.  40 to 50k is considered the break in period.

Parts are not that much of a problem.  If you need new, MaxBMW sells at list, but doesn't charge sales tax or for shipping.  Also, because of a lot of bikes being parted out these days, there is a plethora of used parts on eBay where a little shopping can often find good deals.  If you have a few tools and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty, there is a ton of good information here and on the web that will get you through pretty much any problem you might have.

Thanks for this. My riding tends to be longer-distance type rides. I'm not afraid of mechanical things; I quite prefer it actually. I'll be in lurking/learning mode as I seek out a suitable bike. Leaning toward the S variant.

    

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TacKler

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AmbientMoto wrote:
Leaning toward the S variant.

A very good choice, Sir, as you will have reached the pinnacle of motorcycling.


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Bernie_K100

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Hi,

Hello from TN 177912 to this forum!


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