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Old 12-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Ambivalent about this thread

I'm curious about this thread because I ride a 23 year old ('88) K75 and I'm thinking about buying a '93. While the techology was advanced for its time....let's face it, these are "old" bikes. My question is: Are there folks here who would be willing to discuss these bikes, or should I look elsewhere? Thanks guys!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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The thing is pre-historic so discussion about it probably belongs here.
But I had an ex-girlfriend who had one, so I don't want to talk about her, uh,
it.

She called it "The Truckster." Now, years later, I look upon IT fondly.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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Jesus Christ! With all good intentions: What the hell did you just say?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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I don't want to talk about it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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OK man! No problem here. Thanks
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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He's being "ambivalent."
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #7
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This might be the greatest start of a thread I've seen in years.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #8
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I had a 91 K75S for a few years,K bikes where way ahead of there time. FI, aluminum gas tank, single sided swing arm. Back tire could be removed in 5 minutes front maybe 10, enough storage under the seat for a rain suite. Cool bikes. Why did I sell mine?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #9
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This might be the greatest start of a thread I've seen in years.

No shit!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #10
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I like em. Indestructable, nice, fairly fun, easy to work on, (relatively) cheap and extremely available parts, reliable.

Check out www.motobrick.com.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Yep, I'd agree with everything said so far!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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Well, since buying it approx. a year ago, I've put three new tires on it; one due to a puncture and wasn't comfortable plugging it, changed engine oil twice, final drive once, new plugs, new fuel filter, brake fluid, adjusted valves, new air filter and a few other general maintenance things. I've put 10,000 miles on it since buying it a year ago. It's let me down twice both times in my driveway; once with the aforementioned punctured front tire and the other time with a dead battery. Otherwise as reliable as a rock. My rear tire, mouinted at 49,000 miles, now is about due for a change at 59,000 + I understand bikes with a lot more horsepower eat tires at a much faster rate. (I'm running Perelli Sport Demons.)

Anyone else riding one of these great bikes? I'll try to post a pic or two next time. Also, I had a speedometer issue a few thousand miles ago, which I understand is common on older Ks, especially where it's wet. Of course I did the hardest possible fix first, with no luck; then did the simplest fix with complete success. Must be a lesson in there somewhere!

Cheers
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
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Well, since buying it approx. a year ago, ....


You ruined the Mojo of the Threard!
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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Ah Shit man! I apologize all to hell!
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