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    Original Litter

    I have a blue 1992 k75s born in February of 1992, 153624. Is this like a family tree? We are having an ice storm right now, and my bike is asking when are we ever going to ride again!
    2014 R1200 GSA, 92 K75s. Gone: 97 F650st, 04 R1100s, 78 R80/7, 76 Honda 750F, Maico 400, Husqvarna 360 8 speed, Honda SL-350, Suzuki 250 Savage, Honda 175SL, Bonanza 100.

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    Killed one Two still alive.

    Sadly I killed my first 1986 K75T back in 1990 with 91,000 miles on it. It was the first one sold in Houston through Cycle Shack. At the time of it's demise (operator error ) I already had a second one in the stable, and the insurance company paid for my third one which I bought sight unseen. Both are still alive and well, and living in the Northwet.
    The sight unseen bike was advertised in the MOA flea market and I wanted to go to the Flagstaff National but didn't have the time to ride both directions, so I flew to Albuquerque New Mexico from Houston picked it up, rode to the rally and rode home.
    No vin # handy as I'm at work.

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    The VIN on my Marrakesh Red K75S was WB1057206N0153560. Now she's moved on to a new owner, and we still keep in touch, so I bet he'd be interested in finding out the pedigree of his bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvandkq View Post
    The VIN on my Marrakesh Red K75S was WB1057206N0153560. Now she's moved on to a new owner, and we still keep in touch, so I bet he'd be interested in finding out the pedigree of his bike...
    1992 Marrakesh Red (Fastest Color) K75S. Born February 1992


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    Bought last year

    I bought my '87 K75S last year. The last seven numbers of the VIN are 0150534. I guess it's an early one but obviously not in the first batch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hgantz View Post
    I bought my '87 K75S last year. The last seven numbers of the VIN are 0150534. I guess it's an early one but obviously not in the first batch.
    534 Born September 1986. Fifth litter (month) About half way through the 1987 production of 957.


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    My wife's '87 K75S - black - last numbers of the VIN are 150647- 64,000 miles and currently undergoing top to bottom restoration/maintenence- just now getting broken in and still going strong - took 3rd at Lima; 2nd at West Bend; ? in Gillette.....
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    647 Born November 1986 (7th month of production).

    Beautiful!


    (the bike too)



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    Hi guys. Original owner checking in with 150825, Colombia Silver K75S bought at Mischlers BMW in Beaver dam WI (one of the supporting dealers at the West Bend Rally). Born-on date I think is March 87, from litter #3.

    The way this was described to me by the dealer, and this may just pertain to US imported bkes, is the first litter were ALL red bikes, second litter was all Black bikes, and the last litter of 1987 was all Colombia Silver, which was somewhat smaller than the first two litters (300 each of red and black and the remainder was the Colombia silver, < 200??

    I am always interested in the Colombia Silver bikes, I am trying to find out if they were ALL like mine, kind of unique: No handles on the side of the tail section, just an oval plug where the top of the handle would mount to the tail, and a hole filler plug for the bottom hole, it did have the "hollows" where you would grab the handle, which I flushed out on mine (Holt BMW did the work for me), further it had the accessory solo seat straight from the factory, and no rear pegs, although it was easy to add these as it had the same side plates.

    Intersted in hearing from other Colombia Silver 87 owners.

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    I have a few pictures of the bike brand new on the show floor and at home if anyone is interested in seeing what I'm talking about ("old" film pictures, remember those? I'd try to scan them and post, mayb neeed tech help with doing that). It was like this only a short time b4 I put on a "T" seat and rear pegs and a luggage rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    Hi guys. Original owner checking in with 150825, Colombia Silver K75S bought at Mischlers BMW in Beaver dam WI (one of the supporting dealers at the West Bend Rally). Born-on date I think is March 87, from litter #3.

    The way this was described to me by the dealer, and this may just pertain to US imported bkes, is the first litter were ALL red bikes, second litter was all Black bikes, and the last litter of 1987 was all Colombia Silver, which was somewhat smaller than the first two litters (300 each of red and black and the remainder was the Colombia silver, < 200??



    Gilly
    0825 Born March 1987. Actually the 9th litter (month). First litter was May 1986.

    As far as colors go, I don't know if they were done in batches or not. Of the eight May 1986 bikes that have reported in four were Marakesh Red and four did not mention the color.

    All you other early '87 S owners weigh in with your VIN and color so we can tell if the colors were produced in batches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregFeeler View Post
    Dang, my '92 is from the second batch: #153117
    but I don't love it any less.

    '92 #153309

    Rich - Denver
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    I misunderstood you were referring to months = litter. I am curious about the info I received, the dealer (Art Mischler) is a real straight shooter and I'm sure he didn't make it up. Could have been misinformed i suppose. But now I am curious about it. If you think about it, (or at least if I think about it), have you ever seen an 87 S that wasn't red, black or the occasional Colombia Silver?? I mean a stock painted one.
    I see elsewhere you have the number of '87s as 957, which would mean if Art was right about 300 red, 300 black, and remainder are Colombia silver, that we would be seeing MORE Colombia Silver rather than LESS. Were 87s made for 9 months? maybe it is 3 months instead of 300 bikes??

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    1987 Model Year US Spec K75S Production by Month:

    All US Spec K75Ss produced during 1986 were debuted as 1987 Models.


    May 1986 = 325
    June 1986 = 75
    July 1986 = 14
    Aug 1986 = 38
    Sept 1986 = 107
    Oct 1986 = 77
    Nov 1986 = 105

    Feb 1987 = 32
    Mar 1987 = 172
    April 1987 = 12
    _____
    957 total

    1988 Model Year production started in June 1987.


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