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    Quote Originally Posted by Danl View Post

    Lee, when did the BMW introduce the painted and turned wheels on the K bikes?
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    The machined black wheels were standard on the ‘88 K75S. Not sure when that wheel was used on the K 100.

    They are slightly different from the silver wheels in that the silver parts of the black wheels are machined flat where on the silver wheels they are cast rounded.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Dani,

    The machined black wheels were standard on the Ď88 K75S. Not sure when that wheel was used on the K 100.

    They are slightly different from the silver wheels in that the silver parts of the black wheels are machined flat where on the silver wheels they are cast rounded.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Dani,

    The machined black wheels were standard on the Ď88 K75S. Not sure when that wheel was used on the K 100.

    They are slightly different from the silver wheels in that the silver parts of the black wheels are machined flat where on the silver wheels they are cast rounded.



    I take it you're referring to the wheel in post #15 and not post #1?

    I don't remember seeing the machined finish on the rim and spokes from the factory like the ones pictured on the K100RS.
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    The wheels in post #1 were polished by the owner. I am not sure if he started with the same wheels as in post #15, or his original wheels. The closer I look at the wheels in #1, the more I think they are polished and painted original silver wheels. I’ll have to take a closer look next time I see the bike.

    Most every piece of the bike in post #1 has been repainted, polished, plated, or replaced.




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    What bike is this

    I had a call from Lee Fulton about this bike. I am the proud owner. I bought it March 7, 1986. It now has over 191,000 miles (and counting). It still has the original speedometer. I had it repainted this color of red in 1988 after the front had a lot of stone chips. Many parts have been power coted black. The ribs on the cylinder head and the crank case I hand sanded down to 600 grit sand paper. Other black areas that are not metal are painted. The wheels are polished and the black areas are painted. I hand sanded the edges of the spokes.

    This bike has been at MOA rallies in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021.

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    Bruce (20887) has confirmed that the wheels are the original '85 silver wheels with many many hours of polishing and painting.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 20887 View Post
    I had a call from Lee Fulton about this bike. I am the proud owner. I bought it March 7, 1986. It now has over 191,000 miles (and counting). It still has the original speedometer. I had it repainted this color of red in 1988 after the front had a lot of stone chips. Many parts have been power coted black. The ribs on the cylinder head and the crank case I hand sanded down to 600 grit sand paper. Other black areas that are not metal are painted. The wheels are polished and the black areas are painted. I hand sanded the edges of the spokes.

    This bike has been at MOA rallies in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021.
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    Welcome to the forum Bruce and thanks for the information on your bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20887 View Post
    I had a call from Lee Fulton about this bike. I am the proud owner. I bought it March 7, 1986. It now has over 191,000 miles (and counting). It still has the original speedometer. I had it repainted this color of red in 1988 after the front had a lot of stone chips. Many parts have been power coted black. The ribs on the cylinder head and the crank case I hand sanded down to 600 grit sand paper. Other black areas that are not metal are painted. The wheels are polished and the black areas are painted. I hand sanded the edges of the spokes.

    This bike has been at MOA rallies in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021.
    That is one beautiful K. But then I'm rather biased
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