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Old 02-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #31
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Holy cow! Isn't that Castle Eilean Donan and Loch Duich?

Must have been great to tour Scotland on a K; hope you didn't freeze to death, though!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #32
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A couple from a show i went to

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #33
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I love my K1200rs. I don't ride it much because if i am just going to the store or a day trip i ride another bike. Because when i get on the K1200rs i just want to go forever. So i just use it for long trips. But DAM that bike eats tires. But it could be my right hand on the throttle to. Screw it. It is worth it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:45 AM   #34
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I love my K1200rs. I don't ride it much because if i am just going to the store or a day trip i ride another bike. Because when i get on the K1200rs i just want to go forever. So i just use it for long trips. But DAM that bike eats tires. But it could be my right hand on the throttle to. Screw it. It is worth it.
I hears ya. Sometimes it's just easier to hop on a smaller bike for that trip to the grocery store. The roads where i live just lend to wanting to take the K out on day rides, tho. Between the long straight valleys and the mountain twisties, it's just to tempting to pass up sometimes. Then again, it's also perfect for the Commando!

So many bikes, so little time...
Nothin like 1st world problems, eh?
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #35
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I think I own the oldes K bike out there Serial #006
Ive had thoughts of selling from time to time. Im the second owner and Ive have had it since 1989
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #36
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I think I own the oldes K bike out there Serial #006
Ive had thoughts of selling from time to time. Im the second owner and Ive have had it since 1989
006! She's a keeper. How many miles on it?
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #37
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First ride of 2012 was Yesterday. 60+ degrees (F) and a slight breeze.
31 Miles on the ol' 88 K100.
Had a stretch of wide open 4 lane where I got it up over 100 MPH, for a couple miles.
Suh-WEET!

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #38
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Not everyone feels the luv. Though to be honest it was her first time on any motorcycle.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #39
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Not everyone feels the luv. Though to be honest it was her first time on any motorcycle.

Mum's lookin a LITTLE nervous there!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #40
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If Ayone's Looking For A Great Bike...

Pm me. Maybe we can work something out on this one!

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the 80s K series BMWs broke ground. they shifted the paradigm and stirred up much dirt. no one believed it would last.
it was the first big step away from BMWs long hold on the old technology. away from Airheads. there were haters. doubters. nay-sayers. but BMW had it right, and today, the K series not only perseveres, but stands strong. the K is fast, fun in the twisties, stable on the Interstates, a great tourer, solid commuter. all around great bikes.
so let's see 'em.
Show Us Your Vintage K Pix. here's mine, a 1988 K100RS
with the Ohlins rear shock, Corbin seat, and Parabellum windscreen:





it is painted an official BMW color, the Dark Graphite- tho this color wasn't offered on a K back then. the original color of the bike was that funky brown. then it was painted some off color of blue by another owner... then i had it painted the color it is now... i probably have more money in paint alone than the bike is worth.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #41
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I had a K75 touring - One of the smoothest - non-issue motorcycles I ever owned - I sold it to a guy in Alaska - all the K bikes were good stuff - They are kind of like a GoldWing - they are so smooth their boring! tom
Yup. Almost puts me to sleep! Just purrs down the highway.

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:47 AM   #42
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I bought this about a month ago, 1988 K75S. 24k miles and runs great.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #43
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Not my bike or photo, but it might as well be. Same color, seat, bags and fork boots. Identical. Mine's an 85, originally silver but resprayed in black. I bought it off CL in 2001 with 30K for a song...and thought I had a steal until the sorting process started. The PO went on the cheap too many times and I doubled my $$ in six-months. Parts are not cheap, but since the two main mechanical culprits were solved (fuel pump, coils) it's been as reliable as legend paints it.

The K was introduced in 1983. The bike was available in the USA two-years later. Most (RSs) were silver or blue.

It'll cruise at 100-mph all day. Good, stable handing, OK power but could use another gear. Crap clocks and only so-so on the comfort scale but these really are 300K + engines. Good bike...buy a serviced bike though!

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #44
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My 85 K100RS with a little Turbo and a Honda front end with 17" front tire, a R1100 rear 17" and Fat wheel etc.
Kinda quick and handles nice. It has a newer/better corbin on it now.
I am building a larger tank for it also.

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #45
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The Tank....

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