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Old 05-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #2416
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If it is NZ new it should be great bike. Money wise it is up there for a NZ bike, ya can probably buy one for $3500.00 - $4000.00 if all you want is a K to ride and maybe throw a few $ at to tidy up, but if you want a good low mileage example you are going to pay....



Bloody great bike the K75S, this below is only my 2 cents worth but....

Don't get to hung up on the early ABS, its in a word "crap"!!! Nothing like the ABS on your R11S.
3 spoke wheels get you different tyre size and width which equals a tyre that costs more but doesn't perform better enough to equate to the cost.
If you are after a bike for touring longer trips two up etc, then the K75S is probably not the bike you are after. Your R11S is a more capable bike for that. The K75S is when set up right is a better "sport" bike than the R11S
Best thing is to ride the thing and see how you go from there.
Hi Brick rider,
Ok cool, thanks for your 2 cents worth... Always good to get others thoughts.
My R11S is a non ABS, and not yet had a bike with, Interesting you think the 11s would be a better tourer, and the K75 a better sport ride...

Had R11S previously also, but not a K yet, nearly bought a K1200RS back in 04, an looking at them to, but $$$ come into play, 6k for this K75S seems high, a good 30k kilometer K12RS can be had for around 10k...
But A.T.Ts tart ups have me motivated to do simular, and i want a bike i can ride anytime, rather than my 11s which Im trying to keep clean...

Also have a love for tinkering, and maybe turning one into a cafe racer oneday, but first steps first...

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:07 AM   #2417
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If you're also considering a 4 cylinder K then get a K100RS4V or a K1100 instead of a 2V K100:

- 10 more hp
- MUCH better front brakes
- radial tires
- paralever front drive which more or less eliminates the "jacking effect"

For the same or maybe just a few more pesos you get a lot more bike.
Hi Duck,

Ok thanks for your input... I like the K100 over the K1100 mainly because of the half fairing ver the 11 having a full, and i read of heat issues from the 11rs fairing... Any first hand experience on that, comments...

I Spotted your travel pages, so shall look through them shortly, well done for putting so much on the web for us all to read an see...

Cheers Jeremy
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:15 AM   #2418
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I have done some research but not enough. Can anybody tell me where I might find a fairing or windscreen for an 86 K75?
Is there a site with accessories for a bike of this age?

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:09 AM   #2419
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I read somewhere I can put radials on my 87 k75. Are they made in my size yet?
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #2420
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I have done some research but not enough. Can anybody tell me where I might find a fairing or windscreen for an 86 K75?
Is there a site with accessories for a bike of this age?

Thank you.
I'm guessing Ebay will be your best bet. Other than the classifieds on other K-bike sites.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:09 PM   #2421
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Hi Duck,

Ok thanks for your input... I like the K100 over the K1100 mainly because of the half fairing ver the 11 having a full, and i read of heat issues from the 11rs fairing... Any first hand experience on that, comments...

I Spotted your travel pages, so shall look through them shortly, well done for putting so much on the web for us all to read an see...

Cheers Jeremy
I have no idea why I typed "paralever front drive." Shoulda been FINAL drive.

Options:

1 - K100RS4V: has the same fairing as the 2V K100RS. (And, although it looks the same, the belly pan and mounting bracket are slightly different between the 2V and 4V.)

2 - Buy a K1100RS and retro it to K100RS fairing lowers. Will bolt right up. (Use a K100RS4V belly pan though.)

On all of my Ks I put an extra layer of insulation under the tank and under the battery covers.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #2422
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The k 100 and 1100 are impossible to ride in summer heat. Unless u might live in Alaska. Those bikes are stupid frigging hot
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:44 AM   #2423
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The k 100 and 1100 are impossible to ride in summer heat. Unless u might live in Alaska. Those bikes are stupid frigging hot
Girly-man post. I rode my K1100LT in 100+ degree SoCal weather last week and had a great ride.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:11 AM   #2424
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Bloody great bike the K75S, this below is only my 2 cents worth but....

Don't get to hung up on the early ABS, its in a word "crap"!!! Nothing like the ABS on your R11S.
3 spoke wheels get you different tyre size and width which equals a tyre that costs more but doesn't perform better enough to equate to the cost.
If you are after a bike for touring longer trips two up etc, then the K75S is probably not the bike you are after. Your R11S is a more capable bike for that. The K75S is when set up right is a better "sport" bike than the R11S
Best thing is to ride the thing and see how you go from there.
The ABS may be "clunky" (or whatever term you choose to use) but it's the first bike ABS and does work to save your bike and/or your bacon.

3-spoke wheels are much easier to keep clean but, more importantly, will allow you to run radials which makes light years of difference with respect to handling.

Comparing a K75 to an R11 is kinda stooped. Totally different bikes.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:57 AM   #2425
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I have no idea why I typed "paralever front drive." Shoulda been FINAL drive.

Options:

1 - K100RS4V: has the same fairing as the 2V K100RS. (And, although it looks the same, the belly pan and mounting bracket are slightly different between the 2V and 4V.)

2 - Buy a K1100RS and retro it to K100RS fairing lowers. Will bolt right up. (Use a K100RS4V belly pan though.)

On all of my Ks I put an extra layer of insulation under the tank and under the battery covers.
Duck,
Yea been thinking much the same, re 1100 an change it to half fairing, i just happen to like having the motor visible...
There is a 1100 in my town, aiming to go look at it over the weekend, a link to the add... Hows it look to you...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=597070502
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:28 AM   #2426
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With the K1100, finished heating problems and ABS;-)

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:26 AM   #2427
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Duck,
Yea been thinking much the same, re 1100 an change it to half fairing, i just happen to like having the motor visible...
There is a 1100 in my town, aiming to go look at it over the weekend, a link to the add... Hows it look to you...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=597070502
$7k for a K1100RS? I want some of what the seller is smoking. You can get a nice 25k K1200RS for $5k (US - all markets are different) from a dealer these days.

Looks like a nice bike though.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:51 AM   #2428
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I read somewhere I can put radials on my 87 k75. Are they made in my size yet?
You'll need to get a 3" wide 3-spoke rear wheel and the only radial tire I know of to run on it is an Avon Azaro AV-46 - which is what I run on my K75. 140/80-17.

For the front I'd recommend a Bridgestone BT-023 110/80-18.
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I have done some research but not enough. Can anybody tell me where I might find a fairing or windscreen for an 86 K75?
Is there a site with accessories for a bike of this age?

Thank you.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:20 AM   #2430
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$7k for a K1100RS? I want some of what the seller is smoking. You can get a nice 25k K1200RS for $5k (US - all markets are different) from a dealer these days.

Looks like a nice bike though.
It's about $5500. USD, so it's not to high for a perfect example
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