BMW K bikes (Bricks)

You are not connected. Please login or register

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


1Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty The Art of Bike on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:56 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
"I like to use a grinder, you know, 'cause the sparks make it look legit."

The One M/C Show. Portland, Oregon

13 - 16 Feb 2015

Dig it.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

2Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:49 pm

RicK G

RicK G
VIP
VIP
I've told ya before I cant get there coz Bricks don't float. bounce


__________________________________________________
"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
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 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

3Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:21 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
Yeah, and yer jeans ain't skinny enough and your beard ain't long enough, neither!
👅


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

4Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:10 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

avatar
Life time member
Life time member
@RicK G wrote:I've told ya before I cant get there coz Bricks don't float. bounce

Bricks do float...Check this one out... https://www.k100-forum.com/t7444-irish-eccentrics-on-water

I know it has been tested on inland waters and on the Atlantic which I guess rules out a trip to Oregon....


__________________________________________________
1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

5Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:06 am

RicK G

RicK G
VIP
VIP
It even floats when it's upside down Laughing


__________________________________________________
"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
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 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

6Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:14 pm

Born Again Eccentric

Born Again Eccentric
Life time member
Life time member
Hmm...that fake beard and beanie disguise nearly work, but something looks kind of familiar......

The Art of Bike Aphoto10 The Art of Bike Aphoto10

Has TWB given us an insight into his true mechanical prowess? Just glad it was a Kawasaki getting the treatment!!


__________________________________________________
The Art of Bike Uk-log10 The Art of Bike Sco-lo15The Art of Bike Eu-log10
                              Paul  The Art of Bike 905546712

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

7Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:27 pm

Kyle10

Kyle10
Life time member
Life time member
If you've ever lived in Portland, Oregon then you know this is fairly close to its reality. 

Dude.


__________________________________________________
1985 K100rt 0052183
1983 Honda VF750 007713 
    

8Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:07 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
@Born Again Eccentric wrote:Hmm...that fake beard and beanie disguise nearly work, but something looks kind of familiar......

The Art of Bike Aphoto10

Has TWB given us an insight into his true mechanical prowess? Just glad it was a Kawasaki getting the treatment!!


Busted!
🤡


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

9Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:44 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
Larry Romestant's

Special K at the 1 Motorcycle Show

13 - 15 Feb

Portland, Oregon


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

10Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:57 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
I've just spent a fine Saturday evening with my girl in Portland, Oregon at the custom bike show called The One Show. There were dozens of cool motorcycles, from choppers to rats, board trackers, flat trackers, a K chookie, BSAs, Trumpets, more homebuilts than I've ever seen, to professional stuff from Icon. BMW's own Ola Stenegaard was there handing out awards, great music was played by a live band with a stand up bass, the local beer flowed, pizza consumed, and hipsters abounded. I think I might have to grow back my long lovely beard and sport my thick rimmed glasses.
But best of all, I got to see Larry Romestant's Bell Kaff/KAgusta K12 in-the-metal! Larry himself ambled past and we settled into a pleasant convo. What a gent. His attention to detail is extraordinary. The man, and his lovely wife and partner Carol, is as passionate and creative as any moto enthusiast I've met.
I left humbled and inspired at the same time.
I took pictures, but have only my mobile so posting is troublesome...

Cheers


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

11Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:37 am

charlie99

charlie99
VIP
VIP
did you run into chris from "boxermetal" dazza

they do some great stuff too

I think he's planning a k build soon

might be a little more basic - classic than larrys vision ?
The Art of Bike 10388074_831130383599452_7558213257811921045_n

looks like a great place to hold a show of all things 2 wheel eh ?


__________________________________________________
cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OThe Art of Bike Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

12Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:16 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
Chris was at Euro Moto a year ago, and the workshop I work for buy Boxer bits from him. I did see a very fine Airhead but it wasn't his. It won an award.

A great show all round.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

13Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:57 pm

orforester

orforester
Silver member
Silver member
It really was a great show, a must see next year, but the Hipsters were everywhere!!  But we all love motorcycles, so we have common interests!


__________________________________________________
89 K 100 RS se
85 K 100 RT
    

14Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:21 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
At the One Show I saw this...(one of the main reasons I went was for Ks and the Mac Daddy was there)
The Art of Bike Imag1127

On the seat of this...
The Art of Bike Imag1128

And met the lovely couple...
The Art of Bike Img_4610

Who showed me some fine detail...
The Art of Bike Imag1129

The Art of Bike Imag1131

The Art of Bike Imag1132

And suggested I stop in next time I'm in California so I can ride it to really feel how it goes...

Hot damn. Sign me up!

Here's another...
The Art of Bike Img_4611


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

15Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:03 am

malcoops

malcoops
Silver member
Silver member
I've had that colour frame in mind for a rebuild Im doing


__________________________________________________
Laugh and Laugh Often

bmw kl1100lt, 1993, honda cx500 1978, honda gl500 1982, and bits and pieces
    

16Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:47 am

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
One question (on the green-framed bike): the airflow sensor is disconnected, so how does it work? Google has NOT been my friend for a very long time over this question.

I'm willing to bet that the mid-range punch on that bike must be something else. Those velocity stacks will be ramming a serious amount of high-speed air into the cylinders.


__________________________________________________
'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

17Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:07 am

Inge K.

Inge K.
VIP
VIP
@Dai wrote:One question (on the green-framed bike): the airflow sensor is disconnected, so how does it work?

On the 2V models a Bosch Jetronic FI system is used, this system using a AFM
as one of the parameters to calculate the fuel mix.
On the 4V models a Bosch Motronic engine management system is used, this
system don't use a AFM, but instead using a double pot meter as a TPS for
this calc.

The model in the pictures is based on a K1200.


__________________________________________________
Inge K.
K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

18Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:37 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
To sharpen the pencil, Mr Romestant is using 38mm K12 TBs but with the 2.2 Motronic from late '93 on K1100, but with a custom wiring loom. The TPS connector to the TBs is the same for K1200 and K1100 with later Motronic. It is calculated to have 145 BHP as compared to a stock K1200RS/GT at 130 BHP.

Apparently, with careful syncing the 38mm K12 TBs are an easy mod when using K11 later Motronic with O2 sensor, in spite of the lack of bypass air screws. I was wondering which of the two sets of TBs to use on my Big Block project. The answer is there. The attention to detail is extraordinary.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

19Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:23 pm

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
AHHHHH!!!!!! That means I'm going to be using a 4V engine for the planned k-trike!


__________________________________________________
'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

20Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:16 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
@Dai wrote:AHHHHH!!!!!! That means I'm going to be using a 4V engine for the planned k-trike!
A good idea. The builder says it 'really opens up the torque band' using long intake runners and 38mm K12 TBs.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

21Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:33 am

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
I've just had a re-read and I'm mildly confused. Is that a 100 or an 1100 block in there?

We used to stick six-inch inlets on 650/750 BSAs and Triumphs to try and squeeze a bit more mid-range punch out of them. I'm not sure it always worked because six inches seemed a bit short for the theory. I do have a memory of someone hanging the carbs out near the back wheel to really get them ramming!!


__________________________________________________
'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

22Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:08 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
The custom, green framed job is a K12 motor and six speed 'box in a heavily modded K11 frame.

The point, mine at least, is that K12 TBs sans air bypass screws, but with L-bend stainless intake runners, can be used with later K11 Motronic for meaty beaty big and bouncy torque.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

23Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:20 am

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
Thanks TWB. That's finally narrowed down my choice of donor bike to one.


__________________________________________________
'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

24Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:39 am

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
The Art of Bike 112350
Let's hope she's a late '93 on K11 with motronic 2.2.
38mm K1200RS/GT TBs can be found on eBay for cheap.
Be careful you don't end up with the 34mm variety from a K1200LT!
No one wants to go backwards.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

25Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:06 pm

Dai

Dai
Life time member
Life time member
Ah - what I should have said is that I now know which model I need for the donor bike. The project has to wait until the Guzzi Cali is finished and we've moved house, but it's not stopping me from slowly gathering parts. It's also not going to be cheap - I'm eyeballing about £10K - because I want a leading link front end and an IRS A-framed backend. The backend alone is going to cost me around £4.5K including (BMW) wheels Very Happy


__________________________________________________
'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

26Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:27 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
I finally had a chance to return and attend The One Show in PDX OR again, after several years of work schedule interference, and found its new location in an arena sized stadium a bit off-putting. The show has been held in a variety of spaces over the years, starting out in crumbling warehouses on the gritty east side, moving to a larger space (to handle the crowd) near the airport last year. There were very many kewl bikes, spaced out as if to give the impression of an art gallery, but some bikes were too well lit and others dimly lit. Some were plainly tucked into dark corners, but to me this is where the fun is. The size of the stadium, and the corporate feel, like a custom paint job that is deliberately left dull and ragged, then clear-coated, was forced, and left me a bit cold, as did the fee for parking motorbikes, when there was a heap of useful space right out front. I went on a quiet Sunday, the third day of the show, after the dirt track races and bands had spun their tyres and spilt their beers. Still, there were a whole heap of people, families, crusty bikies, oldies, kids, all seeming to enjoy the show. Thor Drake, owner of See See Coffee & Motorcycles, and founder of the show from day one eleven years ago, wandered past pushing a wheelie bin full of rubbish. All hands to the task. I grabbed a local tinnie of beer and slice and set about on my own wanderings of the two floors for several hours. I'd lived and worked in Portland sixteen years back so there were a few familiar faces to catch up with as well. My, haven't we all aged a tad?!

Alas, this year not a K Bike in sight, but here are the few offerings from the Beemer gods:
The Art of Bike 20200216
Roland Sands' R1200GS. A well-done nod to the winning Paris-Dakar era, in living colours.
The Art of Bike 20200217
Hey, nice S.
The Art of Bike 20200218
A sweet Airhead with not so subtle mods. I liked it.
The Art of Bike 20200219
A sorta retro Oilhead.
The Art of Bike 20200220
Find the missing mudguards and you're good to go on a muddy road, my best guess for the bike's intended purpose.
The Art of Bike 20200221
Another sorta retro nod, Airhead.
The Art of Bike 20200222
A plain Jane Airhead, but tidily done.
The Art of Bike 20200223
Another not so subtle corporate sponsor, placed smack behind the pièce de résistance...
The Art of Bike 20200224
A true Big Block.
The Art of Bike 20200225
BMW kindly supplied its coming-soon-to-a-dealer-near-you, here in the R18/2 concept.
The Art of Bike 20200226
It looks pretty sweet in the flesh, tho' not my style, and I reckon it'll find a better market than the ill-fated R1200C & CL did in the '90s and Noughties.
The Art of Bike 20200227
And again...

There were literally hundreds of bikes, too numerous to show. my typing fingers are sore from this but if interested I'll include some of them later. Was it worth travelling two and a half hours south from Tacoma WA to see these bikes? $17 to get in, $13 to park, $8 for a tinnie and $5 for a thin slice...x two people. Not a bad Sunday arvo. The weather was fine, too.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

27Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty The Art of Bike on Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:52 pm

RT

RT
Life time member
Life time member
Nice writeup TWB
I'd like to see that big beastie in the flesh but looks great.

Thanks for the post
RT


__________________________________________________
2011 R1200RT
    

28Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:29 pm

Two Wheels Better

Two Wheels Better
Moderator
Moderator
@RT wrote:Nice writeup TWB
I'd like to see that big beastie in the flesh but looks great.

Thanks for the post
RT
I'm looking forward to seeing it as a dealer item at my local. I wanna mount it to see if I can sit comfortably astride its massive jugs, 'coz they, um, err, stick out so, and with those pushrods dangling just above them there as they do...sort of.

Better go have a liedown.


__________________________________________________

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

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

    

29Back to top Go down   The Art of Bike Empty Re: The Art of Bike on Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:58 am

Woodie

Woodie
Life time member
Life time member
I got to see the R18 earlier in January.  It is definitely an impressive beast.  BMW has spent a lot of time and money in developing this bike for what would likely be a very small market.  The videos they have put out with 'Tommy the Millennial' have been quite entertaining.  So far the biggest criticism seems to be that those massive jugs will prevent the use of highway pegs.  I guess I won't be buying one then.....


__________________________________________________
1985 K100RT
52667
"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum